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In Chapter 4: Congratulatory, Dr. Manette, Lucie Manette, Mr. Lorry, and Mr. Stryver all stay behind after everyone else has left the courthouse to congratulate Charles Darnay on not getting drawn-and-quartered. Hence the chapter title.

Darnay thanks Stryver for defending him in court, provoking this exchange.

pg. 87: "I have done my best for you, Mr. Darnay; and my best is as good as another man's, I believe."

It clearly being incumbent on someone to say, "Much better," Mr. Lorry said it; perhaps not quite disinterestedly, but with the interested object of squeezing himself back again.


Say what you will, I think Dickens is hilarious.

Read more... )

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I have sectioned out my copy of Moby-Dick, and it looks like I can finish this Rant in four more posts. The end of October draws nigh... )

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The goal here is to finish this book by the end of October. The end is so close I can taste it. )

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Some of you may have noticed I skipped Chapter 98: Stowing Down and Cleaning Up. While this oversight was purely accidental, I can assure you absolutely nothing of value was lost. If it's really bugging you, SparkNotes can help you out.

And now, on with the show. )

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The chapters in Moby Dick seem to follow a sort of pattern. Typically, three chapters of Ishmael babbling about science or history will go by before we get one chapter of plot that makes the whole thing worthwhile. If this ratio could be reversed, I would greatly appreciate it.

Essay, essay, essay... PLOT! )

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This particular update contains A PICTURE of a NAKED man wherein one can view his unobstructed, non-erect PENIS. Consider yourselves warned.

Best chapter? Best chapter. )

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ART DUMP

Jun. 23rd, 2011 09:30 pm
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1x comic
3x Homestuck fanart
1x commission
1x OCs
1x genderbent mainstream superhero(ine)

no1curr )

Also, guess who still needs $$$ and is totally open for commissions? THIS KID!

*I call him Oedipus because I like to pretend I'm clever.
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It's a comic strip! We haven't seen one of those in forever. )

tl;dr: Ishmael is basically this guy.

Remember when I did something with my life that wasn't Moby Dick? Me neither.
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