Also, we had to make our ten, fifteen, or it might be twenty miles to the next spike, where the game would begin anew. At Christmas time we spent a feverish ten days struggling with Christmas cards and calendars, which are tiresome things to sell but good business while the season lasts.
A fraction, then, originally represented the broken portion of some whole. All the organs of his body were working—bowels digesting food, skin renewing itself, nails growing, tissues forming—all toiling away in solemn foolery.
It was obvious that the elephant would never rise again, but he was not dead. I fired a third time. It crushes down on you, making even the smallest things like tying your shoes or chewing on toast seem like a twenty-mile hike uphill.
As I started forward practically the whole population of the quarter flocked out of the houses and followed me. We talked of life on the road. The filtered light, bluish and cold, lighted us up with unmerciful clarity.
I often wondered whether any of the others grasped that I had done it solely to avoid looking a fool. I remember that it was a cloudy, stuffy morning at the beginning of the rains.
Overhead is the smooth ceiling made by the rock from which the coal has been cut; underneath is the rock again, so that the gallery you are in is only as high as the ledge of coal itself, probably not much more than a yard.
Once I halted in the street and counted the factory chimneys I could see; there were thirty-three of them, but there would have been far more if the air had not been obscured by smoke. Apparently the whole of that frightful torrent of trash the pages read every year would, I calculated, cover nearly three quarters of an acre was stored for ever in his memory.
I am not a manual labourer and please God I never shall be one, but there are some kinds of manual work that I could do if I had to. This being Sunday, we were to be kept in the spike over the week-end. Actually they, snatch a quarter of an hour or so at some time during the shift to eat the food they have brought with them, usually a hunk of bread and dripping and a bottle of cold tea.
The page the image is from has a nice step by step illustration of the process. And so, since so much of their lives is spent in doing nothing, they suffer agonies from boredom. It was several minutes before someone managed to catch the dog. Conjugate is the union of the common Latin prefix com together and the root juge yoke and means to bind together in a pair.
The book contains addition, subtraction, multiplication and, very surprisingly for that period, also division.
You could see the agony of it jolt his whole body and knock the last remnant of strength from his legs. In the end the sneering yellow faces of young men that met me everywhere, the insults hooted after me when I was at a safe distance, got badly on my nerves.
More than anyone else, perhaps, the miner can stand as the type of the manual worker, not only because his work is so exaggeratedly awful, but also because it is so vitally necessary and yet so remote from our experience, so invisible, as it were, that we are capable of forgetting it as we forget the blood in our veins.
I was young and ill-educated and I had had to think out my problems in the utter silence that is imposed on every Englishman in the East.
You start off, stooping slightly, down the dim-lit gallery, eight or ten feet wide and about five high, with the walls built up with slabs of shale, like the stone walls in Derbyshire. It was like men handling a fish which is still alive and may jump back into the water.
You can hardly tell by the look of them whether they are young or old. A dreadful thing had happened—a dog, come goodness knows whence, had appeared in the yard.
At seven we were awakened, and rushed forth to squabble over the water in the bathroom, and bolt our ration of bread and tea. Stamp-collectors are a strange, silent, fish-like breed, of all ages, but only of the male sex; women, apparently, fail to see the peculiar charm of gumming bits of coloured paper into albums.
It was not, of course, a wild elephant, but a tame one which had gone "must. This remainder, 4, is placed as a second number in the numerator over the five in the denominator. By the middle of the 19th Century fraction was used to describe parts larger than the whole as well. The similar sounding deacon, for a church leader, is not related and comes from the Greek root diakonos for a servant.
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