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Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 25. George Escorts My Father To The Statues... Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 25. George Escorts My Father To The Statues...

Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 25. George Escorts My Father To The Statues...
CHAPTER XXV. GEORGE ESCORTS MY FATHER TO THE STATUES; THE TWO THEN PARTThe streets were quite deserted as George had said they would be, and very dark, save for an occasional oil lamp. "As soon as we can get within the preserves," said George, "we had better wait till morning. I have a rug for myself as well as for you." "I saw you had two," answered my father; "you must let me carry them both; the provisions are much the heavier load. George fought as hard as a dog would do, till my father said that they must not... Long Stories - Post by : ispvipcorp - Date : May 2012 - Author : Samuel Butler - Read : 983

Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 24. After Dinner, Dr. Downie And The Professors... Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 24. After Dinner, Dr. Downie And The Professors...

Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 24. After Dinner, Dr. Downie And The Professors...
CHAPTER XXIV. AFTER DINNER, DR. DOWNIE AND THE PROFESSORS WOULD BE GLAD TO KNOW WHAT IS TO BE DONE ABOUT SUNCHILDISMIt was about six when George's _fiancee left the house, and as soon as she had done so, Yram began to see about the rug and the best substitutes she could find for the billy and pannikin. She had a basket packed with all that my father and George would want to eat and drink while on the preserves, and enough of everything, except meat, to keep my father going till he could reach the shepherd's hut of which I... Long Stories - Post by : ispvipcorp - Date : May 2012 - Author : Samuel Butler - Read : 3259

Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 23. My Father Is Escorted To The Mayor's House... Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 23. My Father Is Escorted To The Mayor's House...

Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 23. My Father Is Escorted To The Mayor's House...
CHAPTER XXIII. MY FATHER IS ESCORTED TO THE MAYOR'S HOUSE, AND IS INTRODUCED TO A FUTURE DAUGHTER-IN-LAWMy father said he was followed to the Mayor's house by a good many people, whom the Mayor's sons in vain tried to get rid of. One or two of these still persisted in saying he was the Sunchild--whereon another said, "But his hair is black." "Yes," was the answer, "but a man can dye his hair, can he not? look at his blue eyes and his eyelashes?" My father was doubting whether he ought not to again deny his identity out of loyalty... Long Stories - Post by : ispvipcorp - Date : May 2012 - Author : Samuel Butler - Read : 916

Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 19. A Council Is Held At The Mayor's... Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 19. A Council Is Held At The Mayor's...

Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 19. A Council Is Held At The Mayor's...
CHAPTER XIX. A COUNCIL IS HELD AT THE MAYOR'S, IN THE COURSE OF WHICH GEORGE TURNS THE TABLES ON THE PROFESSORS"Now who," said Yram, "is this unfortunate creature to be, when he is brought up to-morrow morning, on the charge of poaching?" "It is not necessary," said Hanky severely, "that he should be brought up for poaching. He is a foreign devil, and as such your son is bound to fling him without trial into the Blue Pool. Why bring a smaller charge when you must inflict the death penalty on a more serious one? I have already... Long Stories - Post by : ispvipcorp - Date : May 2012 - Author : Samuel Butler - Read : 841

Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 18. Yram Invites Dr. Downie And Mrs. Humdrum To Luncheon... Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 18. Yram Invites Dr. Downie And Mrs. Humdrum To Luncheon...

Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 18. Yram Invites Dr. Downie And Mrs. Humdrum To Luncheon...
CHAPTER XVIII. YRAM INVITES DR. DOWNIE AND MRS. HUMDRUM TO LUNCHEON--A PASSAGE AT ARMS BETWEEN HER AND HANKY IS AMICABLY ARRANGEDThe disturbance caused by my father's outbreak was quickly suppressed, for George got him out of the temple almost immediately; it was bruited about, however, that the Sunchild had come down from the palace of the sun, but had disappeared as soon as any one had tried to touch him. In vain did Hanky try to put fresh life into his sermon; its back had been broken, and large numbers left the church to see what they could hear outside,... Long Stories - Post by : ispvipcorp - Date : May 2012 - Author : Samuel Butler - Read : 2396

Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 17. George Takes His Father To Prison... Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 17. George Takes His Father To Prison...

Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 17. George Takes His Father To Prison...
CHAPTER XVII. GEORGE TAKES HIS FATHER TO PRISON, AND THERE OBTAINS SOME USEFUL INFORMATIONBy this time George had got my father into the open square he was surprised to find that a large bonfire had been made and lighted. There had been nothing of the kind an hour before; the wood, therefore, must have been piled and lighted while people had been in church. He had no time at the moment to enquire why this had been done, but later on he discovered that on the Sunday morning the Manager of the new temple had obtained leave from... Long Stories - Post by : ispvipcorp - Date : May 2012 - Author : Samuel Butler - Read : 1820

Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 16. Professor Hanky Preaches A Sermon... Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 16. Professor Hanky Preaches A Sermon...

Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 16. Professor Hanky Preaches A Sermon...
CHAPTER XVI. PROFESSOR HANKY PREACHES A SERMON, IN THE COURSE OF WHICH MY FATHER DECLARES HIMSELF TO BE THE SUNCHILDProfessor Hanky then went up into the pulpit, richly but soberly robed in vestments the exact nature of which I cannot determine. His carriage was dignified, and the harsh lines on his face gave it a strong individuality, which, though it did not attract, conveyed an impression of power that could not fail to interest. As soon as he had given attention time to fix itself upon him, he began his sermon without text or preliminary matter of any kind,... Long Stories - Post by : ispvipcorp - Date : May 2012 - Author : Samuel Butler - Read : 3282

Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 15. The Temple Is Dedicated To My Father... Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 15. The Temple Is Dedicated To My Father...

Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 15. The Temple Is Dedicated To My Father...
CHAPTER XV. THE TEMPLE IS DEDICATED TO MY FATHER, AND CERTAIN EXTRACTS ARE READ FROM HIS SUPPOSED SAYINGS"It is enough to break one's heart," said Mr. Balmy when he had outstripped the procession, and my father was again beside him. "'As well as,' indeed! We know what that means. Wherever there is a factory there is a hot-bed of unbelief. 'As well as'! Why it is a defiance." "What, I wonder," said my father innocently, "must the Sunchild's feelings be, as he looks down on this procession. For there can be little doubt that he... Long Stories - Post by : ispvipcorp - Date : May 2012 - Author : Samuel Butler - Read : 2011

Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 14. My Father Makes The Acquaintance Of Mr Balmy... Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 14. My Father Makes The Acquaintance Of Mr Balmy...

Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 14. My Father Makes The Acquaintance Of Mr Balmy...
CHAPTER XIV. MY FATHER MAKES THE ACQUAINTANCE OF MR BALMY, AND WALKS WITH HIM NEXT DAY TO SUNCH'STONUp to this point, though he had seen enough to shew him the main drift of the great changes that had taken place in Erewhonian opinions, my father had not been able to glean much about the history of the transformation. He could see that it had all grown out of the supposed miracle of his balloon ascent, and he could understand that the ignorant masses had been so astounded by an event so contrary to all their experience, that their faith in experience... Long Stories - Post by : ispvipcorp - Date : May 2012 - Author : Samuel Butler - Read : 2070

Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 13. A Visit To The Provincial Deformatory At Fairmead Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 13. A Visit To The Provincial Deformatory At Fairmead

Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 13. A Visit To The Provincial Deformatory At Fairmead
CHAPTER XIII. A VISIT TO THE PROVINCIAL DEFORMATORY AT FAIRMEADHaving finished his early dinner, and not fearing that he should be either recognised at Fairmead or again enquired after from Sunch'ston, my father went out for a stroll round the town, to see what else he could find that should be new and strange to him. He had not gone far before he saw a large building with an inscription saying that it was the Provincial Deformatory for Boys. Underneath the larger inscription there was a smaller one--one of those corrupt versions of my father's sayings, which, on dipping... Long Stories - Post by : ispvipcorp - Date : May 2012 - Author : Samuel Butler - Read : 3409

Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 9. Interview Between Yram And Her Son Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 9. Interview Between Yram And Her Son

Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 9. Interview Between Yram And Her Son
CHAPTER IX. INTERVIEW BETWEEN YRAM AND HER SON"What did you think of Panky?" "I could not make him out. If he had not been a Bridgeford Professor I might have liked him; but you know how we all of us distrust those people." "Where did you meet him?" "About two hours lower down than the statues." "At what o'clock?" "It might be between two and half-past." "I suppose he did not say that at that hour he was in bed at his hotel in Sunch'ston. Hardly! Tell me what passed between you." "He had his permit open before... Long Stories - Post by : ispvipcorp - Date : May 2012 - Author : Samuel Butler - Read : 1495

Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 8. Yram, Now Mayoress, Gives A Dinner-Party... Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 8. Yram, Now Mayoress, Gives A Dinner-Party...

Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 8. Yram, Now Mayoress, Gives A Dinner-Party...
CHAPTER VIII. YRAM, NOW MAYORESS, GIVES A DINNER-PARTY, IN THE COURSE OF WHICH SHE IS DISQUIETED BY WHAT SHE LEARNS FROM PROFESSOR HANKY: SHE SENDS FOR HER SON GEORGE AND QUESTIONS HIMThe Professors, returning to their hotel early on the Friday morning, found a note from the Mayoress urging them to be her guests during the remainder of their visit, and to meet other friends at dinner on this same evening. They accepted, and then went to bed; for they had passed the night under the tree in which they had hidden their purchase, and, as may be imagined, had... Long Stories - Post by : ispvipcorp - Date : May 2012 - Author : Samuel Butler - Read : 2164

Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 7. Signs Of The New Order Of Things... Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 7. Signs Of The New Order Of Things...

Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 7. Signs Of The New Order Of Things...
CHAPTER VII. SIGNS OF THE NEW ORDER OF THINGS CATCH MY FATHER'S EYE ON EVERY SIDEHe had not gone far before a turn in the path--now rapidly widening--showed him two high towers, seemingly some two miles off; these he felt sure must be at Sunch'ston, he therefore stepped out, lest he should find the shops shut before he got there. On his former visit he had seen little of the town, for he was in prison during his whole stay. He had had a glimpse of it on being brought there by the people of the village where he had... Long Stories - Post by : ispvipcorp - Date : May 2012 - Author : Samuel Butler - Read : 1643

Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 6. Further Conversation Between Father And Son... Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 6. Further Conversation Between Father And Son...

Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 6. Further Conversation Between Father And Son...
CHAPTER VI. FURTHER CONVERSATION BETWEEN FATHER AND SON--THE PROFESSORS' HOARDIt is one thing to desire a conversation to be changed, and another to change it. After some little silence my father said, "And may I ask what name your mother gave you?" "My name," he answered, laughing, "is George, and I wish it were some other, for it is the first name of that arch-impostor Higgs. I hate it as I hate the man who owned it." My father said nothing, but he hid his face in his hands. "Sir," said the other, "I fear you are in some... Long Stories - Post by : ispvipcorp - Date : May 2012 - Author : Samuel Butler - Read : 2518

Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 5. My Father Meets A Son... Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 5. My Father Meets A Son...

Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 5. My Father Meets A Son...
CHAPTER V. MY FATHER MEETS A SON, OF WHOSE EXISTENCE HE WAS IGNORANT; AND STRIKES A BARGAIN WITH HIMThe incidents recorded in the two last chapters had occupied about two hours, so that it was nearly midnight before my father could begin to retrace his steps and make towards the camp that he had left that morning. This was necessary, for he could not go any further in a costume that he now knew to be forbidden. At this hour no ranger was likely to meet him before he reached the statues, and by making a push for it... Long Stories - Post by : ispvipcorp - Date : May 2012 - Author : Samuel Butler - Read : 1316

Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 4. My Father Overhears More Of Hanky And Panky's Conversation Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 4. My Father Overhears More Of Hanky And Panky's Conversation

Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 4. My Father Overhears More Of Hanky And Panky's Conversation
CHAPTER IV. MY FATHER OVERHEARS MORE OF HANKY AND PANKY'S CONVERSATIONMy father, schooled under adversity, knew that it was never well to press advantage too far. He took the equivalent of five shillings for three brace, which was somewhat less than the birds would have been worth when things were as he had known them. Moreover, he consented to take a shilling's worth of Musical Bank money, which (as he has explained in his book) has no appreciable value outside these banks. He did this because he knew that it would be respectable to be seen carrying a... Long Stories - Post by : ispvipcorp - Date : May 2012 - Author : Samuel Butler - Read : 655

Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 3. My Father While Camping Is Accosted... Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 3. My Father While Camping Is Accosted...

Erewhon Revisited - Chapter 3. My Father While Camping Is Accosted...
CHAPTER III. MY FATHER WHILE CAMPING IS ACCOSTED BY PROFESSORS HANKY AND PANKYMy father found the ascent more fatiguing than he remembered it to have been. The climb, he said, was steady, and took him between four and five hours, as near as he could guess, now that he had no watch; but it offered nothing that could be called a difficulty, and the watercourse that came down from the saddle was a sufficient guide; once or twice there were waterfalls, but they did not seriously delay him. After he had climbed some three thousand feet, he began to be... Long Stories - Post by : ispvipcorp - Date : May 2012 - Author : Samuel Butler - Read : 2976

Alps And Sanctuaries Of Piedmont And The Canton Ticino - Appendices Alps And Sanctuaries Of Piedmont And The Canton Ticino - Appendices

Alps And Sanctuaries Of Piedmont And The Canton Ticino - Appendices
Appendix A. Wednesbury CockingI know nothing of the date of this remarkable ballad, or the source from which it comes. I have heard one who should know say, that when he was a boy at Shrewsbury school it was done into Greek hexameters, the lines (with a various reading in them): "The colliers and nailers left work,And all to old Scroggins' went jogging;"being translated: (Greek text) I have been at some pains to find out more about this translation, but have failed to do so. The ballad itself is as follows: At Wednesbury there was... Nonfictions - Post by : StephenR. - Date : May 2012 - Author : Samuel Butler - Read : 1706

Alps And Sanctuaries Of Piedmont And The Canton Ticino - Chapter 25. Fusio Alps And Sanctuaries Of Piedmont And The Canton Ticino - Chapter 25. Fusio

Alps And Sanctuaries Of Piedmont And The Canton Ticino - Chapter 25. Fusio
CHAPTER XXV. FusioWe left Locarno by the conveyance which leaves every day at four o'clock for Bignasco, a ride of about four hours. The Ponte Brolla, a couple of miles out of Locarno, is remarkable, and the road is throughout (as a matter of course) good. I sat next an old priest, an excellent kindly man, who talked freely with me, and scolded me roundly for being a Protestant more than once. He seemed much surprised when I discarded reason as the foundation of our belief. He had made up his mind that all Protestants based their convictions... Nonfictions - Post by : StephenR. - Date : May 2012 - Author : Samuel Butler - Read : 3324

Alps And Sanctuaries Of Piedmont And The Canton Ticino - Chapter 24. Locarno Alps And Sanctuaries Of Piedmont And The Canton Ticino - Chapter 24. Locarno

Alps And Sanctuaries Of Piedmont And The Canton Ticino - Chapter 24. Locarno
CHAPTER XXIV. LocarnoWe were attracted to Locarno by the approaching fetes in honour of the fourth centenary of the apparition of the Virgin Mary to Fra Bartolomeo da Ivrea, who founded the sanctuary in consequence. The programme announced that the festivities would begin on, Saturday, at 3.30 P.M., with the carrying of the sacred image (sacro simulacro) of the Virgin from the Madonna del Sasso to the collegiate church of S. Antonio. There would then be a benediction and celebration of the holy communion. At eight o'clock there were to be illuminations, fireworks, balloons, &c., at the sanctuary and... Nonfictions - Post by : StephenR. - Date : May 2012 - Author : Samuel Butler - Read : 1516