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How Ty Seidule Went From Robert E. Lee Fan to Fierce Detractor
"Ties. Thank you so much for. Coming to the podcast. Oh jonathan my absolute pleasure to be here. Thank you for inviting me. I found out about your book. Your book has been out for more than a year now. Right no came out the end of january this year. Oh the end of january this year. Because i got an email from rancher now who is the pulitzer prize winning author of biographies on alexander. Hamilton george washington and the latest one grant and He sent me an email and he said you must read. You must read robert l. e. and me by ties sicily. You have to read it It is right up your alley. And i'm so glad he recommended it and i'm so glad i read it because it truly is something i've been dying to read and that is a white southerner taking on race racism but most importantly the myth of the lost cause and so how about we. Just start right at the beginning. Who were you when you were a young kid. Growing up in virginia. Who did you want to model your life after jonathan. It's crazy to say it. But i wanted to be like robert e lee and i did. My first. chapter book was about robert e lee. My dad taught at a school in northern virginia. Where the descendants of robert louis were He was the ultimate virginia. Gentlemen a an educated christian gentlemen and everything in my life in alexandria that he was that he was this. Great person. if you know. It's like that old movie Spinal tap you know. On a scale of one to ten. I would have said lee was an eleven and even though i was a good episcopalian went to church every sunday. I was ahead. Acolyte later in high school i would have thought jesus in the four five six range so it wasn't as though it wasn't so that i saw lee as good i it was reverential.
"robert louis" Discussed on Mere Mortals Book Reviews
"Daca i guess you will. Towards the end of his life as saying the changes in the world at large body produces wonderful copy of treasure island which i really enjoyed so the actual book itself. I what is treasure island all about how to give you a little bit of description because it is a fiction book and been reviewing fiction books. Sorry let me. Just tell the story. So if you haven't read treasury lemme indulge so it begins like all other stories so basically all about jim. Jim billy bones. Pirates are parrots. Everything you can think of in between and it just sort of peruse through the gym living at home with families at the admiral bimbo believe cold where billy bones apart comes in with a lot of bottoms in his chest and such drinking and drinking lots of rum and telling these stories basically people come come in and try to give them the blackspot trying to get rid of him and then leads into this huge events to the point where jim finds out that he's got a treasure map. Takes to the doctor and the squire they get together the bill the the boat they take this burden. Find a group of people to be able to stop it and gold way the the treasure island they go through all these prices to find people on this island. You've got all the usual things that you would think about between pirates and the you got mutinies. You've got people dying you've got stuck aids the use of the old pistols everything that you would imagine a i guess a apart book to be about and finally enough going through a little bit of the research on treasure all the way that robert louis. Stevenson actually voted down. I believe that this is a lotta. The idea stemmed from of what makes the the idea that we think of today off parts the idea of parrots and the rum in the singing and everything else largely came through from this book. Now that might be the only parts that i've read. They might go even further than that. And i'm actually being the truth from all the way back in the day. But from what i can find. That's still sort of remains from what this book provides. The book itself is extremely say. It's a duality extremely foss pangs. But at the same time it's extremely detailed win. It needs to be so it is quite magical tarita because i read some books as fiction books recently as well where you can just tell the maybe tries to put too much detail tries to put too much emphasis on the wrong thing but the way that it was unin treasure island. You're able to rob the details where it's important and then it just sort of skips really quickly through to the next point so whether jim and the group of people were travelling to who all and he basically goes through this. Oh well nothing happened. Kind of in a page really quickly of the fact that they're going to get and then he sort of retracts back and talk through three really key stories that happen that sets the scene so kind of getting only glimpses was the story of what genuinely would have happened on these fictionally. But it's able to draw you in really well really easily into these really important bits. Bits and it makes great. I could imagine the backend day. And i look. I'm not sure reading in the day especially with understanding the language. I was being extended. Then wow amazing. So it's a little bit of the synopsis. The themes in the book. And i wanted to collect this as welling pollute more forward into all themes of the book of treasure island as well as fit some of the ideas that i had reading three so one was fortunate. Agreed even the main character of. Jim doesn't escape this so fortunate. Greed treasurer bounty full. If excuse the little saying you know whether it's billy barnes whether it's captain flint at the beginning whether it's long john silver Everybody goes through a process where they get greedy or they want to find more fortunes at the very beginning. It's easy to see way. Billy barnes ways the other parts trying to get to the treasury. They want to go and get this treasure. All this money that they've been promised to live the life the way they want of course fantastic and straightforward. I agree that you might think about. But you see in the book where jim sides to leave the stockade and things of this. You know he's gonna find billy guns boat and take the cacus and take it around you find the boat which is called the espn espn spagnuola. I believe it is. And then i'm going to grab it. I'm gonna be the winner here all the winner at least in the fact that everyone's going gonna be really grateful for the fact that he did this and then he actually finds that this people in bodey ends up having kill them or these through fights and find the ones that the other one isn't it ends up killing him in the end brings abode around to a particular area and then he stumbles across into the cage thinking of himself as a hero and i think he aren't going to go to sleep right where i left where i left all all my comrades. Five or six. Who left at that time. Only to find that he walked straight into all the parts were staying including long john silver so completely backfired for him and so obviously showcasing greed and the fortune. That you can overstep is follow vegas and becoming a man so originally this treasure island was actually presented as book for boys and that was the title of the book or just the the intent of the book but it was it was supposed to be almost a kind of a showcasing the movement of from a boy to a man so right at the beginning of the story jim loses his dad and that happens as pot of sickness and he tells us know well so he pauses on from that and into the stage of arc. We'll got to now make some decisions and actions in place and as the story goes on you can see well written obviously but robert just the way that he builds up this discourage this fortitude the ability to go back and communicate exactly what he feels the very beginning he goes into the thank. You was lookout gloss bah and there's lot of people and there's not really talking to anybody not really conversing by the end of the book you know. He's gone territory with long. John silver and the other the other part and almost sort of resorting back in being really courageous and comfortable saying to end up allowing him to survive so that was a theme number two so third theme courage adventure and pragmatism. So if there's anything that you probably could also take away from the book just the the the courage. And sometimes it pragmatism of some of the people that you wouldn't expect specifically. I'm going to call out long. John silver's throughout throughout the actual book. You know the very beginning. You don't really know that he's the bad guy you know he's going to. He's on crutches. You gotta peg leg and earlier in the book. It actually talked about a watch out for this particular part. So you're thinking Could be him. It might not be ends up being. That was bad guy originally ultimately but he seems play fakes until gyms in the apple barrel and he is about what long john silver's planning to do okay so he's understood that but as the story develops and they're on the island and this pot way they tried to raise the white flag long john silver and the gaza's and the enemies basically saying to jim the the noise pirates minnesota nice not parts of the doctor in the squire and everyone else with them. All look resign. Let us help out and try to support. And between that and also when jim comes back expanding this story when he goes into the stockade not letting the other parts take jimin essentially kill him using him as a as a piece then convey and talk to the doctor who was coming to see them in taking care of the enemies into because it had head injuries. All these sort of things and as soon as things turned you would see the cards and the pragmatism of long john. Silver's got. oh okay. where am i best place to go. I'm gonna go and do this now. There's not going to be the best thing for me a bed jump here and routed the end win the parts come up to where they finally find the treasures should be and the rot rodney guy and they find. Oh my god. It's empty and even in the book. It says the drop of a hat. Long john silver. It's okay it's basically himself. He's wearing jim along. Who following sort of the main character and the good side and all the rest of that part. Because he's gone. Jim tables gonna turn. These guys are gonna get angry. Get ready to shoot. Unfortunately as well for them. They get rescued as well by all the friends who are hanging around and things were happening personal observations. Follow the book struck a really fine balance just detailing as i said at the beginning detailing the release specific things whether it was sand or the water. So there's a lot of detailed win. let's say. Jim was traveling with all the way through the boats. And it just really detailed. How how long. It took the that it was taken to. You really intrigued drawn in could do it. Could he bring the fight back and all these battles but then it was able to just massively skip through a lot of big things. Like a lord of the travel i think nowadays if someone had decided to re write such a book like this you probably would have gone two hundred extra pages somewhere in that trip. They would've tried to stretch the part of the island other storylines come along but it was. It was done in such a way that you know you only got to see some of the story line and the other was essentially happening in the background. But you didn't have to get filled in. It didn't have to be demonstrated because it was. It was a structured in a way that you knew and you found out later on all of this happening and you knew just enough to be able to keep on reading for and this going to say. This is one of the oldest books i've ever read personally. Wanted to read all the books but a lot. More like these of the classics. I'm definitely prepared to go on and read a lot more. Obviously like treasure island. So i mean in summary. It was delightful. Read that had been enthralled just a few pages in it was witty. It was space dove right in and for me. It meant that. I gave this seven and a half out of tent. Pretty solid review on my part. I was gonna say. I read this faster than i wanted to. But that's probably. Because i only had a couple of nights actually read it. Spread out over a couple of weeks but it was a few nights. Words just absolutely smashed out and devout. Have you read treasure island by robert louis stevenson. What did you think of it at. Be keen to hear from yourselves me models. I hope you enjoyed that Over here in the new models book reviews of you're watching on the youtube channel of course free to subscribe feel good things. If you listening to this well make sure you also subscribing. Make sure you're sharing it. 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"robert louis" Discussed on Mere Mortals Book Reviews
"Find out where. The true origin of parts stories came from so treasure island written by robert louis stevenson today. I'm going to be reviewing treasure island now. Monitor view is going to be slightly better than bart simpson's but only slightly rich treasure island. It's about these private with catches over. There is in china keith. In on their shoulders. Now robert louis stevenson born on the thirtieth eighteen fifty so this book was written in eighteen ninety s over one hundred years now the structure of the book. And if you.
"robert louis" Discussed on Harvard Classics
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"robert louis" Discussed on Harvard Classics
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"robert louis" Discussed on Harvard Classics
"It is not enough to answer formal questions to reach the truth by communications implies a questioner with share of inspiration such as his found often in mutual love yay and nay me nothing the meaning must have been related in the question. Many words are often necessary to convey a very simple statement for in this sort of exercise. We never hit the gold. The most that we can hope is by many arrows. more or less far off on different sides do indicate in the course of time for what target we are aiming and after an hour talk back and forward to convey the purport of a single principle or a single thought in yet. Wild kurt pie. The speaker misses the point entirely a wordy. Probably gimme nece. Babbler will often add three new offenses in the process of excusing one. It is really a most delicate affair. The world was made before the english language and seemingly upon a different design. Suppose we held our converse not in words but in music those who have a bad year would find themselves cut off from all near commerce and no better than foreigners in this big world but we do not consider how many have a bad ear for words nor how often the most eloquent find nothing to reply. I hate questioners in questions. There are salt. You'll that can be spoken to without ally. do you. Forgive me madam and sweetheart. So far. As i have gone in life i have never yet been able to discover. What forgiveness means. Is it still the same us. Why how can it be. It is eternal different and yet you are still the friend of my heart. You understand me. God knows i should think it highly improbable. The cruelest lies are often told in silence. A man may have sat in a room for hours and not opened his teeth and yet come out of that room of disloyal friend or a vial calumniates and how many loves perished because of pride or spite or diffidence or that. Unmanly shame which withholds a man from daring to betray emotion. A lover at the critical point of the relation has but hung his head and held his tongue and again a line may be told by truth or truth..
"robert louis" Discussed on Harvard Classics
"To a friend which came near involving us in a quarrel what we met and then personal talk. I repeated the worst of what i had written and edited. Worse to that and with a commentary of the body is not unfriendly. Either to hear or say indeed letters are in vain for the purposes of intimacy. An absence is a dead break in the relation. Get to know each other fully and are bent on perpetuating in love may sole preserve the attitude of their affections that they may meet on the same terms as they had parted. Pitiful is the case of the blind who cannot read the face pitiful that of the death who cannot follow the changes of the voice and there are others also be pitied for there are some of an inert on eloquent nature who have been denied all the symbols of communication who have neither lively play of facial expression nor speaking gestures nor a response of voice nor yet the gift of frank explanatory speech people truly made of clay people tied for life into a bag which no one can undo they are poorer than the gypsy for their heart can speak no language under heaven such people we must learn slowly by the tenor of their acts or three yay and nay communications or we can take them on trust on the strength of a general air and now and again when we see the spirit breaking through in the flash correct or change our estimate but these will be pill intimacies without charm or freedom to the end and fray freedom is the chief ingredient in confidence some minds romantically dull despite physical endowment that is a doctrine for misanthrope to those who like their fellow creatures it must always be meaningless and for my part i can see few things more desirable after the possession of such radical qualities as honor and humor and paphos than to have a lively and not a stolid countenance to have looks to correspond with every feeling to be elegant and delightful and person so that we shall please even in the intervals of active pleasing and may never discredit speech with uncouth manners or become unconsciously our own burlesque but of all unfortunate there is one creature or i will not call him men conspicuous in misfortune this is he who has forfeited his birthright of expression who has cultivated artful intonations who has taught his face tricks like a pet monkey and on every side perverted or cut off his means of communication with his fellow men. The body is a house of many windows. There we all sit schilling ourselves in crying on the passersby to come and love us but this fellow has filled his windows with opaque glass elegantly colored. His house may be admired for its design. The crowd may pause before the stained windows but meanwhile the poor proprietor must lie. Languishing within uncomfortable unchangeability alone truth of course is something more difficult than to refrain from open lies. It is possible to avoid falsehood and yet not tell the truth..
"robert louis" Discussed on Harvard Classics
"He loves on orator mix a false step employees. Some trivial some absurd some vulgar phrase in the turn of a sentence he insults by a side wind those whom he is laboring to charm in speaking to one sentiment he unconsciously ruffles and other in parentheses. And you are not surprised for you know. His task is to be delicate and filled with perils ole frivolous mind of man. Light ignorance as if yourself when you seek to explain some misunderstanding or excuse some apparent fault speaking swiftly and addressing in the mind still recently incensed were not harnessing for more perilous adventure as if yourself required less tax than eloquence as an angry friend or a suspicious lover were not more easy to offend than a meeting of indifferent. Politicians may and the order treads in beaten round. The matters he discusses speaks out of a cut and dry vocabulary. But you may not be that your defense reposes on some subtlety of feeling not so much as touched upon in shakespeare to express which like a pioneer you must venture forth into zones of thought still unsure of aid and become yourself a literary innovator more even in love. there are unlovely. Humor's ambiguous acts unpardonable. Words may yet have sprung from a kind of sentiment if the injured one could read your heart. You may be sure that he would understand. And but alas the heart cannot be shown it has to be demonstrated in words. Do you think it is a hard thing to write poetry. Why that is to write poetry and of a high. If not the highest order i should even more admire the lifelong and heroic literary labours of my fellowmen patiently. Clearing up in words there loves and their contentions and speaking their autobiography daily to their wives or a not for a circumstance which lessens their difficulty and my admiration by equal parts for life. The largely is not entirely carried on by literature. We are subject to physical passions and contortions. The voice breaks into changes into speaks by unconscious and winning inflections. We have legible countenances like an open book. Things that cannot be said. Look eloquently through the eyes and the sole not locked into body as the dungeon dwells ever on the threshold with appealing signals. Groans and tears looks and gestures a flush or a pale. Nece are often the most clear reporters of the heart and speak more directly to the hearts of others. The message flies by these interpreters in the least space of time and the misunderstanding is averted. In the moment of it's birth to explain in words takes time and adjust and patient hearing and in the critical epochs of a close relation patients and justice are not qualities on which we rely. But the look or the gesture things in a breath. They tell their message. without ambiguity. unlike speech they cannot stumble by the way honor approach or an illusion that should steal your friend against the truth and then they have a higher authority for they other direct expression of the heart not yet transmitted through the unfaithful and sophisticated brain. Not long ago..
"robert louis" Discussed on Harvard Classics
"Truth of intercourse by robert louis. Stevenson this is a libra. Vox recording all libra. Vox recordings are in the public domain for more information or volunteer. Please visit libra. Vox dot org. Among sayings that have a currency in spite of being wholly false upon the face of them for the sake of a half truth upon another subject which is accidentally combined with error. One of the grossest and broadest conveys the monstrous proposition that it is easy to tell the truth and hard to tell a lie. I wish heartily at were but the truth is one. It has first to be discovered than justly and exactly uttered even with instruments specially contrived for such a purpose with a foot rule a level laura the auto light it is not easy to be exact it is easier. Alas to be inexact from those who mark the divisions on the scale to those who measure the boundaries of empires or the distance of the heavenly stars. It is by careful method and minute on wearying attention that men rise even to material exactness or two shoe or knowledge even of external and constant things but it is easier to draw the outline of a mountain than the changing appearance of a face and truth in human relations is of this more intangible and dubious order hard to seize ardor to communicate veracity to facts in a loose colloquial sense not to say that i have been in malabar one as a matter of fact i was never out of england to say that i have read said avantis in the original one. As a matter of fact i know not one syllable of spanish. This indeed is easy and to the same degree. Unimportant in itself lies of this sword. According to circumstances may or may not be important in a certain sense even the may or may not be false. The habitual liar may be very honest fellow and live truly with his wife and friends while another man who never told a former falsehood in his life may yet be himself one lie heart and face from top to bottom. This is the kind of lie which poisons intimacy and these the recipe to sentiment truth in relation. Truth to your own heart and your friends. Never feign or falsify emotion that is the truth which makes love possible and mankind. Happy loud the beyond dea is but the.
How Ellen Louise Curtis Demorest Changed The U.S Fashion Industry
"Ellen louise. Curtis was born on november fifteenth. Eighteen twenty four in schuylerville new york to henry de curtis electra. Able she was the second of eight children was a farmer and the owner of a men's hat factory family lived a comfortable life made more lively each summer by dramatic influxes of tourists. Each year notable members of society would make their way to nearby. Toga springs ellen. Later wrote that the visitors turned typically dull surroundings into places that present the spectacle of a grand reunion of wealth fashion and beauty out of doors from a young age. Ellen was interested in fashion. after graduating from school. Ellen's father helped her harness her interest into a career via women's shop of her own. The millenary shop was quite successful and after a year. Ellen moved the shop to troy new york. And then to brooklyn in eighteen. Fifty-eight ellen married william jennings demorest a thirty six year old widower with two children. The couple would also have two children of their own a son in eighteen fifty nine and a daughter in eighteen sixty five. The family moved to philadelphia where they ran an emporium. It was there that ellen's career really took off as the story goes ellen and her sister kate or working on a system of dress making when they saw their african american made cutting address pattern out of brown paper ellen was inspired by the idea to create tissue paper patterns of fashionable garments for the home sewer some historians refute that the idea originated with ellen and her maid and instead suggest it was i had by a man who had become ellen's rival ellen's family moved back to new york and began manufacturing patterns. They also opened a women's store on broadway in the fall of eighteen. Sixty ellen and her husband became selling paper patterns and publishing quarterly. Catalog called mirror of ellen. Higher journalist and women's rights advocate jane cunningham croly to work for the publication. The magazine was filled with sewing tips and tricks pictures of accessories. Sheet music poetry and fiction. Each issue included a tissue paper pattern and sewing instructions. The magazine was well timed and circulation. Grew quickly a sewing. Machines were then becoming commonplace in middle class homes the magazine also featured contributors including writers julia. Wardhaugh louisa may alcott and robert louis. Stevenson ellen frequently made strong statements in the magazine and support of women in the workplace. She also took firm stance on domestic abuse prison reform and mental health treatment among other topics as the cadillac business. Thrived ellen and williams brick and mortar store on broadway. Grew to ellen and her sister. Kate adapted foreign styles into patterns and made samples for the store. The store is fashion. Openings became major social events ellen. And william store was also notable for the couple's hiring practices. They hired african. Americans at the store on equal terms as white employees long before integrated workplaces were a norm in eighteen. Seventy six ellen became a founding member of cirrhosis. the first professional women's club in the united states throughout that decade while most businesses were failing ellen and her family continued to do well according to historians up to three million patterns. Were mailed each year but ellen success didn't last forever in the eighteen eighties. Ellen's empire began to decline ellen and william had failed to patent their paper patterns a competitor ebeneezer butterick had done so successfully at first butterick stuck to men's and children's ware but by eighteen sixty seven he'd expanded to women's patterns to ebenezer butterick company remains the center of the paper pattern industry today in eighteen. Eighty five william demerist retired to devote himself to the temperance movement. that year. He ran for lieutenant governor of new york. On the prohibition ticket a decade later in eighteen ninety five he died that same year allen suffered a stroke and was left bedridden. She moved into the hotel renaissance new york where she died of a cerebral hemorrhage on august tenth. Nine eight she was seventy three years old ellen. Louise demerist took her love of fashion and made it accessible. To the everyday woman in revolutionizing the fashion industry she also committed herself to the betterment of opportunities for both white and black women though she failed to patent patterns. Her impact is still apparent today.
"robert louis" Discussed on Harvard Classics
"He had entertained even if he had not acquiesced in the thought of a far distant publicity. The first is of capital importance. The diary was not destroyed. The second that he took unusual precautions to confound the cipher in roguish passages proves beyond question that he was thinking of some other reader besides himself perhaps while his friends were admiring the greatness of his behavior at the approach of death he may have had a twinkling. hope of immortality. Men's could just zest whisk said his chosen motto and as he had stamped his mind with every crook inflatable in the pages of the diary. He might feel that what he left behind him was indeed himself. There is perhaps no other instance so remarkable of the desire of man for publicity and an enduring name. The greatness of his life was open yet he longed to communicate its smallness also and while contemporaries bowed before him. He must buttonhole posterity with the news that his payroll wig was once alive with knits. But this thought although i cannot doubt he had it was neither his first nor his deepest. It did not color one word that he wrote the diary for as long as he kept. It remained what it was when he began a private pleasure for himself. It was his bosom secret. It added zest to all his pleasures. He lived in and for it and might well write these solemn words when he closed confidant forever. And so i'd be take myself to that course which is almost as much as to see myself go into the grave for which and all the discomforts that will accompany my being blind. The good god prepare me..
"robert louis" Discussed on Harvard Classics
"Things go hand in hand or two more exact. It is the first that makes the second either possible or pleasing but to be quite in sympathy with pizza and return. Once more to the experience of children. I can remember to have written in the fly leaf of more than one book. The date and the place where i then was. If for instance. I was ill in bed or sitting in a certain garden. These were jottings for my future. Self if i should chance on such a note and after years i it would cause me a particular thrill to recognize myself across the intervening distance. Indeed i might come upon the now and not be moved. One title which shows that i have comparatively failed in life and grown older than samuel pete's for in the diary we can find more than one such note of perfect childish egotism as when he explains that his candle is going out which makes me right the slobbering really or is in this incredible particularity to my study where i only wrote thus much of this days passage to this and so out again or lastly as here with more of circumstance i stayed up till the bellman came by with his bell under my window as i was writing of this very line and cried past one of the clock and a cold frosty. Windy morning such passages are not to be misunderstood the appeal to samuel peace years hands is unmistakable. He desires that deer though unknown gentleman keenly to realize his predecessor to remember why a passage was uncleanliness written to recall. Let us fancy with a sigh. The tones of the bellman the chill of the early windy morning and the very line his own romantic self was describing. At the moment the man you will perceive was making reminiscences a sort of pleasure by ricochet which comforts many in distress and turned some others into sentimental liberties and the whole book. If you will but look at it in that way is seemed to be a work of art zone address here. Then we have the key to that remarkable attitude preserved by him throughout his diary to that unflinching i had almost said that unintelligent sincerity which makes it a miracle among human books. He was not unconscious of his errors far from it. He was often startled into shame. Often reformed often made and broke his vows of change but whether he did ill or well he was still his own unequaled. Self still that entrancing ego of whom alone he cared to right and still sure of his own affectionate indulgence when the parts should be changed and the writer come to read what he had written. Whatever he did or said or thought or suffered. It was still a trait of pete's a character of his career and as to himself he was more interesting than or than alexander so all should be faithfully sat down. I have called his diary. A.
"robert louis" Discussed on Harvard Classics
"Fees which i have bought in plain binding avoiding the buying of it better bound because i resolve as soon as i have read it to burn it that it may not stand in the list of books nor among them to disgrace them if it should be found even our day when responsibility is so much more clearly apprehended. The man who wrote the letter would be notable. But what about the man. I do not say who bought a roguish book but who was ashamed of doing so yet did it. And recorded both the doing and the shame and the pages of his daily journal we all whether we write or speak must somewhat drape ourselves when we address our fellows at a given moment we apprehend our character in acts by some particular side. We are married with one grave with another as befits the nature and demands of the relation. Pete's letter to evelyn would have little in common with that. Other one to mrs nip which he signed by the pseudonym of dapper dickey yet each would be suitable to the character of his correspondent. There is no untruth in this for man. Being a protein animal swiftly shares and changes with his company and surroundings and these changes are the better part of his education in the world to strike posture. Once for all and to march through life like drum major is to be highly disagreeable to others and a fool for oneself into the bargain to evelyn into nip. We understand the double facing but to whom was he posing in the diary and what in the name of astonishment was the nature of the pose had. He suppressed all mention of the book or had he bought it gloried in the act and cheerfully recorded his glorification in either case we should have made him out but no he is full of precautions to conceal the disgrace of the purchase and yet speeds to chronicle the whole affair in pen in ink. It is a sort of anomaly inhuman action which we can exactly parallel from another part of the diary. Mrs pete's had written a paper of her to just complaints against her husband and written in plain and very pungent english peeps in an agony. Less the world should come to see it brutally seizes and destroys the telltale document. And then you disbelieve. Your is down the whole story with unsparing truth and in cruelest detail. It seems he has no designed to appear respectable and here..
"robert louis" Discussed on Harvard Classics
"Pete's misters bright has given us a new transcription of the diary increasing. It in bulk by near a third correcting many errors and completing our knowledge of the man in some curious and important points. We can only regret that. He has taken liberties with the author and the public. It is no part of the duties of the editor of an established classic to decide what may or may not be tedious to the reader. The book is either in historical document or not and in condemning lord braybrooke mr bright condemned himself as for the time honored phrase unfit for publication. Without being cynical we may regard it as the sign of precaution more or less commercial and we may think without being sorted that when we purchased six huge and distressingly expensive volumes. We are entitled to be treated rather more like scholars and rather less like children. But mr bright may rest assured while we complain. We are still grateful. Mr wheatley to divide our obligation brings together clearly and with no lost words. A body of illustrative material. Sometimes we might ask a little more. Never i think less and as a matter of fact a great part of mr whitley's volume might be transferred by a good editor of pete's to the margin of the text for it is precisely what the reader wants in the light of these two books. At least we have now to read our author between them. They contain all we can expect to learn for. It may be many years now. If ever we should be able to form some notion of that unparalleled figure in the annals of mankind unparalleled for three good reasons first because he was a man known to his contemporaries in a halo of almost historical pump and his remote descendants with an indecent familiarity. Like taproom comrade second because he has outstripped all competitors in the art or virtue of a conscious honesty about oneself and third because being in many ways a very ordinary person. He has yet placed himself before the public eye. With such a fullness and such an intimacy of detail might be envied by genius like montaigne then for his own sake only but as a character in a unique position endowed with a unique talent and shedding a.
"robert louis" Discussed on Harvard Classics
"Introductory note robert louis balfour stevenson an eighteen fifty two eighteen ninety four novelist essayist and poet was descended from a famous family of lighthouse. Builders he was born at edinburgh scotland and was intended for the ancestral profession of engineer abandoning this. He tried law with no better success and finally devoted himself to his destined vocation of letters. Stevenson began his career with the writing of essays then issued to charming volumes of humorous and of travel an inland voyage and travels with a donkey. In the event then collected in his new arabian nights. A number of fanciful short stories. He had been publishing in a magazine in eighteen. Eighty three he. I caught the attention of the larger public with treasure island. One of the best and probably the best written boys story in the language his most sensational success was the strange case of dr. Jekyll and mr hyde but a much. Higher literary quality appears in such novels as the master of voluntary kidnapped and catriona in which he to some extent follows the tradition of scott with far greater finish of style but without scott's fine spontaneity and unconsciousness key published also three small volumes of verse. Some of it of great charm and delicacy stevenson was essentially an artist in words the modern desire for subtlety of cadence and for the rendering of fine shades of expressionist seen in a high degree in all he wrote and his work has the merits and defects that. Accompany this extreme preoccupation with style but he had also great virtues of matter he was a superb storyteller and acute insensitive critic a genial and wholehearted lover of life in the essay truth of intercourse will be found an example of his gracious in. Tactful moralizing in samuel peeps a- penetrating interpretation of one of the most amazing pieces of self revelation in the annals of literature..
The UAE's Hope Probe has successfully entered orbit around Mars
"United arab emirates hope probe reached mars orbit tuesday. it's the first arab country to achieve that milestone. Our science writer. Robert louis hosts says this is a major win for the country of the united arab. Emirates is celebrating. Its fiftieth anniversary this year and the mission was planned to coincide with that. Their belief is that their economy as it. Currently exists is on a very short fuse. It's only gonna last as long as oil. Revenues continue to support it. They can see a day when that's no longer going to be true. And in order to survive as a nation and thrive they need to turn themselves from commodities based economy into a manufacturing center that is highly In the fields of science and technology and precision electronics to do that. They believe space exploration is the way to go and the uae is far from alone in. Its mars ambitions several other nations including russia. Japan and india are planning missions. They are in the coming
"robert louis" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime
"At the bottom of witch and just as it is preparing to mount upon the other side, it is a toll bar and issues at once into the open country. Even as I, write these words, they are being antiquated in the progress of events and the chisels are tinkling anew row of houses. The builders haven't length at ventured beyond the tall, which held them in respect so long. And proceed to career in these fresh pastures like a herd of colts turned loose. And here, appropriately, enough. There stood in old days a crow haunted. Gibb it. With two bodies hanged in chains. I used to be shown when a child. A flat stone in the roadway to which the chip it had been fixed. People of a willing fancy were persuaded and sought to persuade others that this stone was never dry. and no wonder they would add. For the two men had only stolen four pence between them. For, about two miles, the road climbs up words a along hot walk in summertime. You reach the summit at a place where four ways meet beside the tall of fair. Mile head. The spot is breezy and agreeable both in name and aspect. The Hill Sir close by across a valley. Kirke hidden with its long upright scars visible as far as fife. With. Would until the field running high upon their borders and haunches all molded into a new memorable glens and shelving so and variegated with heather and fern. The air comes briskly and sweetly on the hills pure from the elevations and Russ tickly scented by the upland plants. And even at the toll, you may hear the curlew calling on it's made. At certain seasons when the goals desert there before. The birds of C., and even hunt and screened together in the same field by fair. Mile? Head. The winged wild things intermix their wheelings. The sea birds skimmed the tree. And fish among the furrows of the plow. These little craft of air are at home in all the world. So long as they cruise in their own element. And like sailors asked but food and water from the shore stay coast. Below over a stream, the road passes bow bridge. Now a dairy farm, but once a distillery of whiskey. It chanced some time in the past century. That the distiller was on terms of good fellowship with the visiting officer exile has. The latter was of an easy friendly disposition and a master of convivial arts. Now, and again he had to walk out of Edinburgh to measure the. Distiller. Stock. And although it was agreeable, find his business lead him in a friend's direction. It was unfortunate that the French beyond loser by his visits. Accordingly when he got about the level of fair mile head, the gager would take his flute fitted together and set. Me To, play as if for his own delegation and inspired by the beauty of the scene. His favorite it seems was over the hills and far away. At the first note the distiller practice xeres..
"robert louis" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime
"Over this every afternoon private carriages go spinning by and ladies with guard cases passed to and fro about the duties of society. And yet down below you may still see with its Mills and foaming. We're the little rural Village of Dean modern home improvement has gone over head on its high level Viaduct. And the extended city has cleanly overlapped and a left unaltered. What was once the summer Retreat of it's comfortable citizens. Every town Embraces Hamlet's in its growth Edinborough herself has embraced a good few but it is strange to see one still surviving off and to see it some hundreds of feet below your path. Is it Torre Del Greco that has built above buried Herculaneum Herculaneum was dead at least but the sun still shines upon the rooms of denial. The smoke still rises thriftily from its chimneys. The dusty miller comes to his door looks at the gurgling water Harkins to the Turning wheel and the birds about his shed and perhaps whistles an air of his own to enrich the symphony for all the world as if Edinburgh were still the old Edinburgh on the Castle Hill and Dean were still the quiet of Hamlet's buried a mile or so in the Green Country. It is not so long ago since magisterial David Hume lent the authority of his example to The Exodus from the old town and took up his new Abode in a street which is still so oddly Mia just become perpetuated known as Saint David Street. Nor is the town so large but a holiday Schoolboy met Harry a bird's nest within half a mile of his own door. There are places that still smell of the plow in memories nostrils. Here one had heard a blackbird on a Hawthorne there. Another was taken on summer evenings to eat strawberries and cream and you have seen a wave Wheatfields on the site of your present residence. The memories of an Edinburgh boy are but partly memories of the town. I look back with the light on many an Escalade of garden walls many a ramble among lilacs full of piping Birds many an explanation in obscure quarters that were neither down nor country and I think that both for my companions and myself there was a special interest a point of romance and a sentiment as a foreign travel when we hit in our excursions on the butt end of some former Violette and found a few rustic Cottages embedded among streets and squares..
"robert louis" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime
"There was something heartbreaking in this gradual declension at so advanced in age. You would have thought a man of sixty out of the reach of these calamities wage. You would have thought that he was Niche Tak by that time into a safe place in life when she could pass quietly and honorably into the grave. One of the earliest marks of these degree angle RS is that the victim begins to disappear from the Newtown thoroughfares and takes to the Home Street like a wounded animal to the woods and such a one is the type of the quarter. It also has fallen socially a scotch in over the door somewhat jars and sentiment where there was a washing at every window. The old man when I saw him last war the code in which he had played the gentleman three years before and that was just what gave him so preeminent an air of righteousness. It is true that the overpopulation was at least as dents in the Epic of Lords & Ladies and that nowadays some customs which made Edinburgh notorious wage. You are have been fortunately pretermitted. But an aggregation of comfort is not distasteful like an aggregation of the reverse. Nobody cares how many Lords & Ladies and defines into lawyers may have been crowded into these houses in the past. Perhaps the more the merrier the glasses clink around the China punch bowl. Someone touches the virginals. There are peacock's feathers on the chimney and the tapers burnt clear into pale in the red firelight. That is not ugly picture in itself nor will it become ugly upon repetition? All the better if the light quit going on in every second room the land would only look the more inviting. Times are changed in one house, perhaps to score families hard together and perhaps not one of them is wholly out of the reach of Wong. The great hotel is given over to discomfort from the foundation to the chimney tops everywhere a pinching narrow habit ski team meals and an air of sluggishness and dirt. In the first room, there is a berth in another a death in 1/3 assorted drinking bout. And the detective and the Bible reader across upon the stairs. I words are audible from dwelling to dwelling and children have a strange experience from the first only a robust Soul you would think could grow up in such conditions without hurt. And even if God tempers his dispensations to the young and all the L does not arise that are apprehensions May forecast. The sight of such a way of living is disquieting to people who are more happily circumstanced. Social inequality is nowhere more ostentatious than at Edinburgh. I have mentioned already how to the stroller along princes straight the High Street callously exhibits. It's back Garrett's It is true. There is a garden between and although nothing could be more glaring by way of contrast. Sometimes the opposition is more immediate. Sometimes the thing lies in a nutshell and there is not so much as a blade of grass between the rich and poor. To look over the Southbridge and see the cowgate below full of crying Hawkers is to view one rank of society from another in the twinkling of an eye. One night. I went along the cowgate after everyone was a bed, but the policemen and stopped by Hazard before at all and the moon touched upon its chimneys and Sean blankly on the upper Windows..
Conscience of the Country: A Tribute to John Lewis
"Congressman John Robert Louis was born in Troy Alabama on February twenty first nineteen, forty, two sharecroppers, Willie Mae, and Eddie Lewis. He is known for telling the story of preaching chickens at the boy from troy as he was nicknamed went on to become revered world leader and fearless advocate for voting rights organizing sit ins in. Nashville in nineteen sixty and becoming one of the original freedom writers Mr Lewis joined the Movement for civil rights and never looked back. As the chairman of snake he served as the youngest speaker at the march on Washington in nineteen, sixty three. In nineteen, sixty, five alongside reverend hosea, Williams Congressman Lewis led a march for voting rights across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma Alabama where he endured violent attacks by state troopers and vigilantes. Mr. Lewis fell to the ground with a fractured skull and five months later, president Lyndon B, Johnson signed the voting rights act of nineteen, sixty five until now. On the other side of that bridge Mr Lewis marched on into a life in career of activism and public service. He lost his first attempt at running for Congress in nineteen seventy seven was appointed the same year by President Jimmy Carter to the Director of action a Federal Agency for volunteerism. He then won a seat on the Atlantic City Council in nineteen eighty one and five years later ran for Congress in one. So much of the conversation about congressman, John. Lewis has been about his activism, but he stood on so many legislative accomplishments including sponsoring or co sponsoring more than eleven hundred bills. One of the most notable bills gave us the National Museum of African American History and culture in two thousand three. He served as a subcommittee chair for oversight for the prestigious ways and means. Committee, and after the retirement of Congressman John Conyers. became the dean of the Congressional. Black Caucus in twenty nineteen, he presided over the House floor as Congress passed hr four. Since his passing the bill was renamed the John Lewis Voting Rights Act which was adopted by unanimous consent. Before being admitted to the hospital, MR? Lewis stood in the heart of Black Lives Matter Plaza. He took his last breath on July seventeenth twenty twenty. But his legacy lives on in all of us. We begin this John Lewis. Tribu. where he also began with civil rights joining me for this very important conversation are Vanita Gupta President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on civil and Human Rights Derek Johnson, president and CEO of the of Lacey Pe-. Reverend, Michael Pfleger the senior pastor of the faith community of Saint. SAVINA. Reverend Dr William J Barbour, the second president of repairs of the breach and Co Chair of the poor people's campaign. An latasha Brown, Co founder and chief doer of black voters matter. A thank you all so much for making time to talk with me today about on. John Lewis. So I want to start with I'm. VANITA. Because of your work at the Department of Justice of course. I believe the year before you got to DOJ. The the case, the decision that gutted the voting rights act shelby versus holder, and so I wanna hear from you on some of the things that you experienced working with Mr Lewis on the other side of that because we know that right after that, all of the advocacy picked up to reinstate section five to get the voting rights on provision where they needed to be in Congress. And so just talk a little bit about some of your work with Mr Lewis on those issues. Shore. Is Truly an honor to be here with my. Warrior colleagues and friends and loved ones in the movement. Especially on today Angela. I think probably all of us were in tears watching Mr Lewis Funeral you know twenty thirteen is you mentioned that United States Supreme Court gutted the heart of the voting rights act in a devastating decision the shelby county versus holder decision. That really took away the longstanding tool of one of the most effective pieces of federal legislation in our nation's history in the voting rights act. That quired states with long histories of racial discrimination in voting to pre clear with the United States Justice Department changes made at the local level for election practices that had racially discriminatory impact. And the removal of that tool within hours of that decision coming down for the United. States. Court states like, North Carolina Texas enacted, Monster? Voter. Laws doing everything from. Putting forth restrictive voting laws cutting back early voting same day registration. And it took years to litigate and to hamlet the Justice Department did working with advocates and activists in all states. Where so years for federal courts in a place like North Carolina finally say that the State legislators North Carolina had enacted there. Monster Voter Suppression Law would such surgical precision to disenfranchise African Americans and meanwhile countless elections had taken place but Mr Lewis of legacy was that in the face of this overwhelmingly bad decision for voting rights he immediately. Went to action, which is always his way was never in a would not allow despair to hold him back inside we need to do everything we can restore it in went to work with legislative partners in the Congressional Black Caucus to put forth a bill immediately to restore it on every prior reauthorization of the voting. Rights. Act angelides always been done under. The Watch of Republican president and at least one house of Congress being Republican the unfortunate thing is after this decision, the really has not been bipartisan support and but Mr Lewis Year after year would stand at the podium introduced the law in say or in it for the long haul I've been there before I almost lost my life fighting for this law. In one, thousand, nine, sixty five, and we will persevere to us and we've got to keep our eye on the prize and we're not gonNA. Let go until the day that the bill becomes law. So in this moment. On where we're seeing a lot of performance morning by Senate Republicans who obstructed day after day everything that he has stood for and fought for with his life. It is time not only for us to restore the voting rights act passed the voting rights advancement act but to do everything else that we can to ensure open voting and go beyond it as President Obama said today won't be enough to rest and return to the status quo. It is time for this country to unregarded into make our democracy work for all of us in Gulf Far Beyon- restoration of the voting rights act in this moment.
Yo ho and a bottle of Rum
"Welcome to kiss myths and mysteries. I'm your host Kit Crumb. Today we talk about the superstitions pirates although there were intelligent pirates educated pirates slight Gracia Molly who spoke Gaelic and Latin fluently. There was captain kid who owned huge amounts of property in New York and there was blackbeard former teacher. But there were superstitions like cats were thought to carry a gale in their tail. So black cat frolicking on the deck was assigned. Gail was imminent to drown was never mentioned at sea. Sailors thought it was funeral. Fight to see so most never learned to swim. Most pirates didn't know how to swim. Earrings will pirates were golden. They really did. Because they were fashionable but also in the belief that they gave them better iside protected them from Trimdon. Pirates often wore feathers in their hats. For superstitious reasons they were thought to protect sailors from shipwrecks especially the feathers of the wren slaughtered on New Year's Day which held its power. For a year this belief led to the virtual extinction of Rennes on the Isle of Man. Flowers were discouraged on board because they were associated with funeral. Wreaths of Dead Man Bellow Pirate. Now here's one about Friday. Friday was the unlucky. Stay to set sail as it was the day Christ was crucified. In the day Eve tempted Adam. Grand a garden of Eden. British navy attempted to eliminate superstition by commissioning the HMS Friday which had its Keel laid on Friday is crew selected on a Friday and the captain's name was Jim Friday. It set sail on a Friday and was never seen again. It was also bad luck to luxur word after you had shoved off to see a fast. Swimming Porpoise was good luck to kill one. Dad Luck repairing flags on the quarter deck was sure. Bring bad luck. You never stepped on the ship with your left foot always with the ride. Seagulls were believed to carry the souls of drown men so it was bad. Luck to shoot and sailors never whistle. They believed that the wind could be summoned by whistling softly. After first sticking a knife in the mask whistling on the deck while the when was already blown was stocked to bring a gale women on. Boorda's ship were considered unlucky. Although a naked woman was thought to calm the see this is why many ships pirate and British ships and some Spanish had figureheads of bare breasted women on the bow follows a lot of movie. Trivia about pirates. The most famous song attributed to pirates was composed by young e allison in eighteen ninety one based on the song and Robert Louis Stevenson treasure island. The song is believed to be based on the legend. That fifteen mutineers were marooned on dead man's chest island in the British Virgin Islands by pirate. Blackbeard I will give you the first and the last of this song fifteen men on a dead man's Yoho bottle of rum drink and the devil had done for the rest. Yoho a bottle of rum. The mate was fixed by the boatswain's pipe the boatswain brain with a Marlins Pike. The cookies throat was marked like it had been gripped by fingers ten. There they lay all could dead. Men like break- day and Boozing Ken. Yoho Ho and a bottle of rum and this is what happened. What they did with those dead men. Continue fifteen minutes dead. Man's chest Yoho a bottle of rum drink and the devil had done for the rest. Yoho in a bottle of rum wrapped them all in a Maine's tight with a twist. Ten turn serve hosters bright now. The last stances of the dead man's chest fifteen men on a dead man's Yoho a bottle of rum drink in the devil had done for the rest. Yoho bottle of rum. We wrap them all in a mainstream tight twice ten terms of a hawsers bite and we heaved dome over and out of sight. Joe Heave Ho and affair. You will sudden plunged in a sudden swell ten thousand steep on the road to Hell. Yoho in a bottle of
'Presidents are not kings': Federal judge says former White House counsel Don McGahn must speak to House
"Are not kings no one not even the head of the executive branch is above the law all of a judgment from a judge ruling in Washington they could have an impact on the impeachment process against Donald Trump it says the former White House counsel dome again must testify to congressional investigators despite orders from the trump administration that he should not that's related to the now closed inquire into Russian interference in the twenty sixteen US elections on North America correspondent David Willis says that that ruling has potentially serious implications for the trump administration now up to now the white house's insisted to that members form I'm president of the trump administration what immune from giving evidence to Congress for now a federal judge has decided otherwise saying in her ruling that the president is not above the law or not therefore able to come moms are people on his staff not to give evidence to Congress this is significant for a number of reasons not least because it could heighten a Democrat Dimond's for people who Fussball been reluctant to give evidence to the impeachment inquiry to come forward Mick Mulvaney the White House chief of staff the secular state Mike Pompeii of possibly among them and it could perhaps lead to more junior White House aides and StarOffice Bob's decided to come forward and testify of their own volition but also it could bolster any case that house Democrats were thinking of bringing against president trump in his administration in regards to obstruction all of the Congress don McGann it is somebody who serve for nearly two years in the trump administration and there's a great deal about it he told Robert Louis inquiry into Russian meddling in the twenty sixteen presidential election that he was told by president trump on several occasions to get rid of Mr Miller and when that story leaked out he was also commanded to hold a press conference and deny that it ever happened and this again a decline to do both all of those things but clearly he has a lot to say to Congress if you get the chance to do so given that the White House is now appealing this federal judge's ruling
"robert louis" Discussed on Hollyweird Paranormal
"Robert Louis Stevenson once wrote some places speak distinctly certain Dank Gardens cry aloud for murder certain old houses demand be haunted. Certain coasts are set apart for shipwrecks. Some homes come with a lot of personality history and stories what at the the home you purchase came with ghosts for Robert Caution fast just what happened when he purchased the historic Harris House back in two thousand thirteen the historic Harris House is.
George H.W. Bush gets service dog, named "Sully"
"A seventeen year veteran with a long beach fire department died from his injuries he sustained long beach police chief robert louis has officers on scene also found items that prompted them to call the la county sheriff they did find a two suspicious devices the bomb squad ended up rendering those safe he says they arrested seventy seven year old thomas kim a resident of the building who was taken into custody at the scene luna says they also recovered a revolver jessica rosenthal fox news lake county in northern california's in a state of emergency charge a wildfire that's burned down twenty two homes and buildings thousand three thousand residents evacuated for president george h w bush who's recently been in and out of the hospital has a new best friend former president george hw bush calls the new family member beautiful and who wouldn't sully is a pale blonde with a sweet face he's also a service dog from america's vet dogs who will help the wheelchair bound ninety four year old former president in his daily life now labrador retriever whose full name is sully hw bush can open doors pick yup items and summon help he even has his own instagram account which will post photos and as the president puts it highlights the importance of service dogs carmen roberts.
Trade fears hit stocks, commodities as investors eye safety
"The us and its trading partners npr's jim zarroli reports the dow fell a little over one percent investors have been shrugging off trade tensions in recent weeks but on monday president trump warned that he was prepared to begin imposing an additional two hundred billion dollars in tariffs on china that would be in addition to the fifty billion dollars in tariffs imposed last week beijing quickly warned that it would retaliate with tariffs of its own stocks fell in asia and europe and in the united states shares of big exporting companies such as caterpillar and boeing were down sharply meanwhile investors went looking for safe havens such as us government debt and treasury bond prices rose jim zarroli npr news new york checking the numbers the dow was down two hundred eighty seven points this is npr and you're listening to wnyc in new york i'm jamie floyd the final defendant in a voter fraud scheme aimed at take over and upstate village government is pleading guilty wnyc's robert louis reports in two thousand thirteen consultant volpi smile a wits and a couple of developers were trying to build a massive housing development and bloomingburg in sullivan county but some locals objected they thought the project withdraw ultra orthodox jews from crowded city neighborhoods like williamsburg changing the.
Windows and Robert Louis Stevenson discussed on Storynory
"Uh he skied at times by robert louis stevenson the night swim the pa and kitchen sean out through the blinds in the windows and bars and high overhead and all moving about that with thousands of millions of stars than naveh with such thousands of leaves on a tree nor of children in schools all the parks as the crowds of the
Roberts Louis Stevenson, India and Robert Louis Stevenson discussed on My Shadow
"Hasn't gotten notion of how children ought to play and he could only make a fool of me in every sort of way he stays so close behind me he's a coward you can see i think shame to stick to nazi as that shadows sticks to me one morning very early before the sun was up i rose and found the shining ju on every buttercup but my lazy little chateau like an arent sleepy heads had stayed at home behind me and was fast asleep in bed and that was the shanta by robert louis stevenson reds
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"My shanteau by roberts louis stevenson i have a little chateau that goes in and out with me and what can be the use of him is more than i can see he is very very like me from the heels up to the head and i see him jump before me when i jump into my bed the funniest thing about him is the way he likes to grow not at all like proper children which is always very slow but he sometimes shoots up taller like an india rubber ball and he sometimes go so little that is none of him a toll