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#1021 casandra

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    carpe diem by the jugulum

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:26 PM

yes a short story from HP...about how to study not Posted Image

what? Lovecraft has millions of short stories. How about The Rats in the Walls? Posted Image They would prevent you from studying....

Edited by casandra, 06 March 2013 - 12:26 PM.

"Oh what a beauteousness!"
- hobglobin, personal comment about my beauteous photo......

#1022 hobglobin

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:29 PM

well I suggested not to solve this too...but Mlle C also forced us to guess a short story from an extremely proliferous novella writer Posted Image
and in the story a student is mentioned who studies the wrong things and finally he finds something on his desk...
One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

#1023 bob1

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:30 PM

The Rats in the Walls? Posted Image They would prevent you from studying....

That is the creepiest story I have ever read. By comparison, the rest of Lovecraft's stories are tame.

#1024 hobglobin

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:32 PM


The Rats in the Walls? Posted Image They would prevent you from studying....

That is the creepiest story I have ever read. By comparison, the rest of Lovecraft's stories are tame.

and a rat is also in that story but only as horrific decoration Posted Image
One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

#1025 Tabaluga

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:42 PM

The Music of Erich Zann ?

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


#1026 hobglobin

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:48 PM

The Music of Erich Zann ?

I should just say "no" Posted Image . Anyway he studies non-Euclidean calculus and quantum physics and there's no music Posted Image
One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
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#1027 Tabaluga

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:51 PM

Then dreams in the witch-hiouse

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


#1028 hobglobin

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:55 PM

Then dreams in the witch-hiouse

yes...so now you can argue with bob about posting Posted Image
One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

#1029 Tabaluga

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:58 PM

I leave it to Bob since I wouldn't have gotten the author right I think ;)

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


#1030 bob1

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 01:14 PM

I leave it to Bob since I wouldn't have gotten the author right I think Posted Image

I don't have any books on hand at the moment, so if you have a quote ready, feel free to post it. I won't be able to do much until this evening (my time, now 1014).

#1031 bob1

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:18 PM

It is now evening my time:

"and he began to understand what a wild game we play in life; he began to understand that a thing once done cannot be undone nor changed by saying "I am sorry"

English, 19th C.

#1032 Tabaluga

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 05:33 AM

the picture of Dorian Grey ?

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


#1033 hobglobin

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:12 AM

sounds a bit like a childen's book...Winnie-the-Pooh is too early...Captains Courageous perhaps?
One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

#1034 casandra

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:22 AM

hmmm..... could be from Sir Walter Scott's Waverly......or George Eliot's Middlemarch (plenty of regrets there :))
"Oh what a beauteousness!"
- hobglobin, personal comment about my beauteous photo......

#1035 bob1

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:50 AM

Casandra is the closest yet, but none of the above correct. The author is very well known, though not so much for this work as others. In this book, the roses are rather bitter.




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