Once a fortnight the coal cart drives up to the door and men in leather jerkins carry the coal indoors in stout sacks smelling of tar and shoot it clanking into the coal-hole under the stairs. One man, I recall, clung to the bars of hiss cage when we went to take him out. For in all that mile or three miles as it may be, there is hardly anywhere outside the main road, and not many places even there, where a man can stand upright.
You begin to wonder whether you will ever get to the end—still more, how on earth you are going to get back. The first time I was watching the 'fillers' at work I put my hand upon some dreadful slimy thing among the coal dust.
No doubt some of my readers will take umbrage at this claim. Down this belt a glittering river of coal races constantly. It is just 'coal'—something that I have got to have; black stuff that arrives mysteriously from nowhere in particular, like manna except that you have to pay for it.
He wore a friendly smile, like a man who is repaying an obligation. Clearly and strongly gifted from childhood, Rosalia de Castro published her first poems at the age of 12, and her first book—in her native Galician—when she was only The combines can never squeeze the small independent bookseller out of existence as they have squeezed the grocer and the milkman.
Down there where coal is dug is a sort of world apart which one can quite easily go through life without ever hearing about. Willy James" 1p and "Lines to a fan" 1p. If the elephant charged and I missed him, I should have about as much chance as a toad under a steam-roller.
He was lying on his belly with arms crucified and head sharply twisted to one side. They have done it since childhood, they have the right muscles hardened, and they can move to and fro underground with a startling and rather horrible agility.
It is curious, but till that moment I had never realized what it means to destroy a healthy, conscious man.
You get through the low places at the speed of a tortoise, and you have no shame now about calling a halt when your knees give way. Pound's universe became more and more a solipsistic one; the form, logic and amenities of his criticism some time ago assumed the proportions of a public calamity.
Even the shallow river that runs through the town is-usually bright yellow with some chemical or other. And suddenly I realized that I should have to shoot the elephant after all.
And suddenly I realized that I should have to shoot the elephant after all. British thriller is based on novel with same name by John Buchan. Whichever side of the Atlantic one chooses to place Eliot, Jarrell was his superior in at least one significant respect.
Kipling, Auden and Company: Essays and Reviews, by Randall Jarrell. Farrar Straus Giroux. Paperback. GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library.
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