The Environment This year is the 10th year I am in school. I have always loved going to school as we get to meet our friends and learn from our teachers. Everyone has an unforgettable moment in their school life. My unforgettable moment was in primary school.
The Life of E. Nesbit, by Julia Briggs New York: New Amsterdam Books, A mesmerizing contrast of apparent acquiescence in the rigid conventionalities of late Victorian and Edwardian England, and quiet moral revolt against them.
I first encountered E. Nesbit, as she signed herself, when I was about twelve. I much preferred the more contemporary, you-can-get-there-from-here, ones: And then there were the two odd books by E. In the first, the five brothers and sisters, in the illustrations the boys in knee britches and the girls in loose old-fashioned dresses, move from London to the countryside in Kent.
Exploring a gravel pit they unearth the It, a Psammead, an ugly sand fairy, with a small round furry body and eyes on stalks like a snail, so it can hide in the sand and poke its periscope eyes up for a look. The children call it Sammyadd and find it can grant one wish every day, though the wishes expire each nightfall.
The story was quaint, the children speaking in the kind of formal way that one would suppose well brought up Edwardian children would do. None of their wishes turn out very well.
Riches prove to be a heap of gold coins that adults refuse to cash when presented at stores by children. Yet this is not quite the old sausage-on-the-nose three wishes that go bad, where the last wish must be used to undo the second one.
In that classic fable the fault lies with the stupidity of the wishers. Nesbit the children are smart enough; they are just not free enough. This hatches into an ancient phoenix, a narcissistic and imperious creature.
The carpet itself is magic and takes the children on many brief adventures: The phoenix demands to be taken to a temple in its honor, which it is certain from self-importance must exist. The children in a hilarious scene take the bird to the Phoenix Fire Insurance Company with results you may imagine.
Throughout the children are realistic.
They quarrel among themselves, perceive the world as real children would. Their homes are middle class, but in straightened circumstances. I found something memorable about the intrusion of magic into this otherwise staid and old-fashioned England.
This was the sum of my encounter with E.
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Nesbit for the next fifty years. I had my computer read these to an MP3 file and listened to them on my iPod. You are probably imagining Robbie the Robot, but in fact computerized voices have improved considerably in the last twenty years.
Here is a sample from The Enchanted Castle. The boy Gerald is frightened when the stone dinosaurs in the castle garden come to life.
Becoming curious I next came on a piece on Nesbit by Gore Vidal. Nesbit did not particularly like children, which may explain why the ones that she created in her books are so entirely human.
They are intelligent, vain, aggressive, humorous, witty, cruel, compassionate…in fact, they are like adults, except for one difference. Unhappily she was and is little read in the United States.a memorable moment - On April 17th, , my eldest sister went into labor around A.M. I honestly wasn't in the mood to go to the hospital so early in the morning, but my mother told me I should.
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