[size=16pt]A page from Orwell? Sure, go with that[/size]
By JIM SOUHAN, Star Tribune
Last update: September 22, 2008 - 12:13 AM
This article is great. Not only is Childress found to be citing one of my favorite authors, but Souhan tries to call him out by citing some Baptist minister as the source:
Then later on in the comments section, a poster calls out Souhan and cites the Orwell book to which Childress was referring:Quote:
"After hours of scrambling to find the story in Orwell's collection, I Googled "Diamonds in your back yard," and found it to be the work of a Baptist minister named Russell Conwell in the 1800s."
The short story by Orwell called "Coming Up for Air" talks about a boy reading stories about "Donovan the Dauntless" The Donovan character (ring a bell, Philly fans) is employed to find treasure around the world, but the boy can enjoy the exploits from his own back yard. Reading. We should all try it.
posted by richardsig on Sep 22, 08 at 10:40 am |
Lmfao! Great work, Souhan! I take it English lit wasn't your forte?