Posted by Ilse on October 06, 1998 at 16:08:18:
In Reply to: Re: How LOTM is published in Holland ... Says the Dutch Miser! posted by Elaine on October 06, 1998 at 15:21:46:
: Ilse/Miserable Dutch Miser,
: I'm so sorry for you! I owe you one .....
: As for the Dutch perception that the Leatherstocking Tales & Alice In Wonderland are mere child's play; tsk, tsk. They ought to know better. What shall we do to remedy their misperception?
: (Withold the gold coins in their wooden shoes on St. Nicholas' Day until the literary powers that be agree to publish Cooper's works as they were written?)
: What a sad tale you've told ... I can only imagine what Natty would say.
It is so sad. There I was growing up, watching BBC's LOTM series on TV (yes! I did see them!). When I begged my mommy enough, she bought me THE BOOK! Happily I lived on, thinking it was only 120 pages. Years later (when I already gave my 120 pages to my neighbour kid years ago), I wanted to read it again. Imagine my shock when they handed the real thing over to me! Whatever happened to those 120 pages???? I could hardly carry it home...
Oh yes Gayle, what do you think Natty would have to say about this Dutch literary barbarism????
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