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ground to bits in a slow mill

“Tom Jarndyce was often in here.  He got into a restless habit of strolling about when the cause was on, or expected, talking to the little shopkeepers and telling ‘em to keep out of Chancery, whatever they did.  46 more words


You are shocked

“Oh!  Don’t talk of duty as a child, Miss Summerson; where’s Ma’s duty as a parent?  All made over to the public and Africa, I suppose!  48 more words


in a high wind

“Confound Mrs. Rachael!” said the gentleman.  “Let her fly away in a high wind on a broomstick!”

Charles Dickens, Bleak House


I could never relate

What the destitute subject of such an offer tried to say, I need not repeat.  What she did say, I could more easily tell, if it were worth the telling.  18 more words


every one of my secrets

I have a great deal of difficulty in beginning to write my portion of these pages, for I know I am not clever.  I always knew that.  93 more words


Book Reviews: "Horns" and "Nation"

Due to my move to Prague, I have not been able to read as much. Now that my TEFL course is over, I can finally review the ones I read and then read more! 512 more words

Book Review: The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan

This is a book that I have been looking forward to reading for sometime. I am happy to report that I was not disappointed at all. 156 more words