At the age of five years, he encountered an almost dead bat covered with ants and then put it in his mouth, bit it, and then tore the bat almost in half. At that age I was not squeamish about killing animals, but I had never shot an elephant and never wanted to.
For this reason the actual process by which coal is extracted is well worth watching, if you get the chance and are willing to take the trouble.
He is an exhibitionist and a careerist, but he is not a fraud. Behind me a railway embankment made of the slag from furnaces. Unfortunately she doesn't remember the title or the author's name or what the book was about, but she does remember that it had a red cover.
The dog answered the sound with a whine. But these distances bear no relation to distances above ground. Feelings like these are the normal by-products of imperialism; ask any Anglo-Indian official, if you can catch him off duty.
Studies in Popular Culture" Autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. And at that distance, peacefully eating, the elephant looked no more dangerous than a cow. Old Daddy, witless with age, sat silent, his back bent like a bow and his inflamed eyes dripping slowly on to the floor.
The paupers told me that they always gorged to the bursting point on Sundays, and went hungry six days of the week. At seven we were awakened, and rushed forth to squabble over the water in the bathroom, and bolt our ration of bread and tea.
Early one morning the sub-inspector at a police station the other end of the town rang me up on the phone and said that an elephant was ravaging the bazaar. It's only the bad food as keeps all that scum away. But one thing is certain: You will scarcely credit, sir, that it took six warders to dislodge him, three pulling at each leg.
The Beasts of England song was replaced and was not sung anymore. One is the decayed person smelling of old bread-crusts who comes every day, sometimes several times a day, and tries to sell you worthless books. Major came marching down the passage with his heavy tread, unlocking the doors and yelling to us to show a leg.
Occasionally, of course, the charge is too powerful, and then it not only brings the coal out but brings the roof down as well. You can never forget that spectacle once you have seen it—the line of bowed, kneeling figures, sooty black all over, driving their, huge shovels under the coal with stupendous force and speed.
The horse on page and the unicorn on page might be illustrations to James Branch Cabell. As a police officer I was an obvious target and was baited whenever it seemed safe to do so. It seemed dreadful to see the great beast Lying there, powerless to move and yet powerless to die, and not even to be able to finish him.
These sticks are a great help, and the wooden crash-helmets—a comparatively recent invention—are a godsend. I am merely describing what I have seen. It will be seen that what the defenders of Dali are claiming is a kind of benefit of clergy.
One could have imagined him thousands of years old. Comparison and Contrast in The Great Gatsby - Comparison and Contrast in The Great Gatsby The success of Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is in part due to his successful characterization of the main characters through the comparison and contrast of Daisy Buchanan and Myrtle Wilson, Tom Buchanan and George B.
Wilson, and Nick Carraway and Jay Gatsby. orwell on dalÍ by Charlie Finch George Orwell’s long essay on Salvador Dalí, "Benefit of Clergy," available in As I Please, (Godine Press), offers this corner an opportunity to look at Damien Hirst, for example, through the lens of history.
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Every time I've taught George Orwell’s famous essay on misleading, smudgy writing, “Politics and the English Language," to a group of undergraduates, we've delighted in pointing out the number of times Orwell violates his own rules—indulges some form of vague, “pretentious” diction.
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