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Old 04-22-2012, 12:58 PM   #1846
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Old 04-23-2012, 03:02 AM   #1847
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:46 AM   #1848
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Most of us come from Dullborough who come from a country town. As I left Dullborough in the days when there were no railroads in the land, I left it in a stage-coach. Through all the years that have since passed, have I ever lost the smell of the damp straw in which I was packed - like game - and forwarded, carriage paid, to the Cross Keys, Wood-street, Cheapside, London? There was no other passenger, and I consumed by sandwiches in solitude and dreariness, and it rained hard all the way, and I thought life sloppier than I had expected to find it.

-- Charles Dickens, The Uncommercial Traveller (1859).
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:53 AM   #1849
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Most of us come from Dullborough who come from a country town. As I left Dullborough in the days when there were no railroads in the land, I left it in a stage-coach. Through all the years that have since passed, have I ever lost the smell of the damp straw in which I was packed - like game - and forwarded, carriage paid, to the Cross Keys, Wood-street, Cheapside, London? There was no other passenger, and I consumed by sandwiches in solitude and dreariness, and it rained hard all the way, and I thought life sloppier than I had expected to find it.

-- Charles Dickens, The Uncommercial Traveller (1859).
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:52 PM   #1850
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:07 PM   #1851
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:08 PM   #1852
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:07 AM   #1853
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:46 PM   #1854
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:02 PM   #1855
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:23 AM   #1856
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:28 AM   #1857
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Old 06-08-2012, 10:48 AM   #1858
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And when he died, I suddenly realized I wasn’t crying for him at all, but for the things he did. I cried because he would never do them again, he would never carve another piece of wood or help us raise doves and pigeons in the backyard or play the violin the way he did, or tell us jokes the way he did. He was part of us and when he died, all the actions stopped dead and there was no one to do them the way he did. He was individual. He was an important man. I’ve never gotten over his death. Often I think what wonderful carvings never came to birth because he died. How many jokes are missing from the world, and how many homing pigeons untouched by his hands? He shaped the world. He did things to the world. The world was bankrupted of ten million fine actions the night he passed on.

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And when he died, I suddenly realized I wasn’t crying for him at all, but for the things he did. I cried because he would never do them again, he would never carve another piece of wood or help us raise doves and pigeons in the backyard or play the violin the way he did, or tell us jokes the way he did. He was part of us and when he died, all the actions stopped dead and there was no one to do them the way he did. He was individual. He was an important man. I’ve never gotten over his death. Often I think what wonderful carvings never came to birth because he died. How many jokes are missing from the world, and how many homing pigeons untouched by his hands? He shaped the world. He did things to the world. The world was bankrupted of ten million fine actions the night he passed on.

― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
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