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There Are Indian Elephants, And There Are African Elephants — But You Can Always Spot A Sri Lankan Elephant.As soon as I saw the video I knew immediately, and incontrovertibly, that this HAD to be a Sri Lankan elephant.
They take after their owners. What can I say. You can always spot Sri Lankan men too. Luckily, for women around the World they don’t have trunk growing out of their heads. [You might want to think about that.]
I will, of course, do my best to bring you more examples of Sri Lankan elephants doing what comes naturally to them.
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No, it wasn’t because it was atypically short for a Michener. It is true that the paperback, in its entirety, is under 190-pages!
But, I have read another short Michener: ‘Miracle in Seville‘. That was different.
During much of this book I was convinced that he had NOT written it. That he had just lent his name to it so that the publisher could make a quick buck. But, curiously, this book, as its last chapter per se, contains a lengthy stream of consciousness from Michener talking about how this book came to be. The story was culled from his ‘1,000-page’ ‘Alaska‘. It, set 99% in Canada, was out-of-place in that novel and they were trying to keep it from getting too long. So, they took this tale out of that book and eventually Michener got around the publishing it as a standalone.
Maybe that is why it reads strange. In parts he seems rushed. The story is not very well developed. It feels sloppy.
Yes, great characters and you can really relate to them — especially if you, like I, are British. But, in the end I was left unsatisfied, unfulfilled. Like they say about Chinese. In the end you didn’t feel full.
Not a Michener I would recommend. I have just ordered Alaska in paperback.
Maybe I have read too much Michener. This was the 5th Michener in the last 18-months — and they included ‘Hawaii’, ‘The Covenant‘ & ‘Tales of the South Pacific‘. That is a lot of words from the same person.
It will be a couple of weeks before I pick up ‘Alaska’.
The ‘Michener Corner’ in my study.
Separate from all the other books.
Not for the first time Pope Francis has said ‘God speaks through children’ and received applause from an ever docile audience.
Pope continues to do very little. Basically nothing.
Yesterday, was a good case in point.
‘Cardinal’ George Pell’s lost his appeal for being a convicted pedophile. He, a cardinal elector, has now been in prison for 6-months and faces at least another 3+ years. Pope does nothing. Pope claims that HE THINKS he is innocent. Children have spoken. But, he ignores them.
Pope Francis talks out of all side of his mouth.