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The Return

Thou know’st the marksman—I, and I alone.
Now are our homesteads free, and innocence
From thee is safe: thou’lt be our curse no more.

-Schiller… 1,562 more words

Defense Of The White Race

DON'T FORGET THE 'STORY' # 11

Ages 3-7
Angus & The Mona Lisa by Jacqueline K. Cooper (an attempt to steal the famous Mona Lisa)
Gandhi: A March To The Sea… 90 more words

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The Thing I Like About ...

The Lone Ranger: the part with the William Tell Overture.

In the recent movie The Lone Ranger, we see an origin story, tweaked to reflect modern sensibilities about the Ranger, Tonto, the Old West, and good and evil. 354 more words

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GUEST BLOGGER: WENDY LAHARNAR

The YA/Adult novel, The Unhewn Stone, deals with one of my favourite historic heroes, William Tell and today its author, Wendy Laharnar, stops by to answer some questions about her writing process for this, and other works. 809 more words

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BOOK REVIEW: THE UNHEWN STONE

A different spin on the William Tell legend. The protagonist of this story is eighteen-year-old Stefan Gessler, the twenty-first century descendant of Tell’s nemesis, Hermann Gessler, governor of the Swiss Canton of Uri back when the country was under Austrian domination. 287 more words

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August 4, Tuesday, 1914

This morning mother and father went down to the Thomas Cook travel office on Schwanenplatz  and the bank to find news about getting  home.  Mother said “we heard nothing but war and rumours of war –  France, Germany, Russia, Austria, Serbia and England and even Japan – such a cloud burst”.   548 more words

HISTORIC CELEBRATIONS: THE FÊTES DE GENÈVE

The Fêtes de Genève (Geneva Festival) has been taking place in Geneva, Switzerland since 1923, when it started out as a floral parade. Nowadays, in addition to parades, there are concerts, dancing, food stalls, sports, carnival rides, and spectacular, almost hour-long fireworks displays, all of which lure about two million visitors to the beautiful city located on the shores of Lake Geneva. 137 more words

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