Posted by Gayle on October 07, 1998 at 07:25:42:
In Reply to: Re: How LOTM is published in Holland ... I'm the Dutch Miser! posted by Ilse on October 06, 1998 at 16:08:18:
: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????
Natty would say, "I canít answer for them as would misspend their days at the skirts of the women in larniní the meanings of black marks, but as all know I am a man without a cross, and Chingachgook can tell you the truth of this, since he and I have traveled together in the forest for over 250 years, and he knows I speak no lie; I contend that all have their gifts, and it is the will of He Who Sees and Cares for All that my gifts lie with the rifle, and I believe the Bumppos could shoot, since it is the will of Providence to pass such gifts from father to son; while others spend their time in the readiní of books and such other gifts as are of no use to a man who lives in the forest and gains his liviní by outlyiní on the trail of the Maquas."
Is this clear?
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