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0e6b8110 5perlepigraphs - list of Perl release epigraphs
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0e6b8110 9Many Perl release announcements included an I<epigraph>, a short excerpt
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10from a literary or other creative work, chosen by the pumpking or release
11manager. This file assembles the known list of epigraph for posterity,
12and also links to the release announcements in mailing list archives.
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14I<Note>: these have also been referred to as <epigrams>, but the
15definition of I<epigraph> is closer to the way they have been used.
16Consult your favorite dictionary for details.
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18=head1 EPIGRAPHS
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20=head2 v5.17.7 - R. Scott Bakker, The Darkness That Comes Before
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24No thought.
25 The boy extinguished. Only a place.
26 This place.
27 Motionless, the Pragma sat facing him, the bare soles of his feet flat against each other, his dark frock scored by the shadows of deep folds, his eyes as empty as the child they watched.
28 A place without breath or sound. A place of sight alone. A place without before or after . . . almost.
29 For the first lances of sunlight careered over the glacier, as ponderous as great tree limbs in the wind. Shadows hardened and light gleamed across the Pragma’s ancient skull.
30 The old man’s left hand forsook his right sleeve, bearing a watery knife. And like a rope in water, his arm pitched outward, fingertips trailing across the blade as the knife swung languidly into the air, the sun skating and the dark shrine plunging across its mirror back . . .
31 And the place where Kellhus had once existed extended an open hand—the blond hairs like luminous filaments against tanned skin—and grasped the knife from stunned space.
32 The slap of pommel against palm triggered the collapse of place into little boy. The pale stench of his body. Breath, sound, and lurching thoughts.
33 I have been legion . . .
34 In his periphery, he could see the spike of the sun ease from the mountain. He felt drunk with exhaustion. In the recoil of his trance, it seemed all he could hear were the twigs arching and bobbing in the wind, pulled by leaves like a million sails no bigger than his hand. Cause everywhere, but amid countless minute happenings—diffuse, useless.
35 Now I understand.
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37=head2 v5.17.6 - Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan
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41Beatrice, looking like a gypsy queen, smoldered at the foot of a statue
42of a young physical student. At first glance, the laboratory-gowned
43scientist seemed to be a perfect servant of nothing but truth. At first
44glance, one was convinced that nothing but truth could please him as he
45beamed at his test tube. At first glance, one thought that he was as
46much above the beastly concerns of mankind as the harmoniums in the
47caves of Mercury. There, at first glance, was a young man without
48vanity, without lust — and one accepted at its face value the title Salo
49had engraved on the statue, "Discovery of Atomic Power."
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51=head2 v5.12.5 - William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure
52
53Announced on 2012-11-10 by Dominic Hargreaves
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55 Music oft hath such a charm
56 To make bad good, and good provoke to harm.
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58=head2 v5.16.2 - Stanislaw Lem, The Cyberiad, Trurl's Machine
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62Once upon a time Trurl the constructor built an eight-story thinking
63machine. When it was finished, he gave it a coat of white paint,
64trimmed the edges in lavender, stepped back, squinted, then added a
65little curlicue on the front and, where one might imagine the forehead
66to be, a few pale orange polkadots. Extremely pleased with himself,
e4a5e942 67he whistled an air and, as is always done on such occasions, asked it
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68the ritual question of how much is two plus two.
69
70The machine stirred. Its tubes began to glow, its coils warmed up,
71current coursed through all its circuits like a waterfall,
72transformers hummed and throbbed, there was a clanging, and a
73chugging, and such an ungodly racket that Trurl began to think of
74adding a special mentation muffler. Meanwhile the machine labored on,
75as if it had been given the most difficult problem in the Universe to
76solve; the ground shook, the sand slid underfoot from the vibration,
77valves popped like champagne corks, the relays nearly gave way under
78the strain. At last, when Trurl had grown extremely impatient, the
79machine ground to a halt and said in a voice like thunder: SEVEN!
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81=head2 v5.17.5 - Charles Stross, "Singularity Sky"
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85Neither of them noticed the pair of polka-dotted knickers hiding
86behind the ventilation duct overhead, listening patiently and
87recording everything.
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89=head2 v5.17.4 - Roald Dahl, "Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf"
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91L<Announced on 2012-09-20 by Florian Ragwitz|http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2012-09/msg01226.html>
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93 The small girl smiles. One eyelid flickers.
94 She whips a pistol from her knickers.
95 She aims it at the creature's head,
96 And bang bang bang, she shoots him dead.
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98 A few weeks later, in the wood,
99 I came across Miss Riding Hood.
100 But what a change! No cloak of red,
101 No silly hood upon her head.
102 She said, "Hello, and do please note
103 My lovely furry wolfskin coat."
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105=head2 v5.17.3 - Kris Ta-belle, "Smoked Perl Onion Soup"
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109Preparation:
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111Cut 16 Perl Onions into quarters and put them in a grill smoker rack
112or a perforated pan over a BBQ using hickory wood chips or Special
113Blend Smoker Bisquettes. Smoke them for an hour and remove once they
114look golden brown.
115Let them cool and put them in the fridge (or freezer) until you are
116ready to create the soup.
117
118Ingredients:
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120 16 diced, pre-smoked, Perl Onions
121 3 tbsp butter
122 1/4 cup olive oil
123 2 small garlic cloves, finely minced
124 1 tsp salt
125 1 tsp sugar
126 black pepper to taste
127 1 cup red wine
128 1/4 cup all purpose flour
129 6 cups of beef or vegetable stock
130 1 cup of thick cream (milk can be used as a substitute)
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132Method:
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134 Melt the butter in a pan and then add olive oil.
135 Heat and add the onions to caramelize over a medium-high heat for up
136 to half an hour.
137 Add the garlic, turn down the heat and cook for a further 5 minutes.
138 Add the salt, pepper and sugar.
139 Now add the red wine and reduce to a jam like consistency.
140 Add the flour, stir well and add the stock a cup at a time.
141 Simmer for 30 minutes, add the cream and heat to almost boiling.
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143Enjoy.
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145=head2 v5.17.2 - Terry Pratchet, "The Colour of Magic"
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149‘I knew it,’ said Rincewind. ‘We're in a strong magical field.’
150
151Twoflower and Hrun looked around the little hollow where they had made
152their noonday halt. Then they looked at each other.
153
154The horses were quietly cropping the rich grass by the stream. Yellow
155butterflies skittered among the bushes. There was a smell of thyme
156and a buzzing of bees. The wild pigs on the spit sizzled gently.
157
158Hrun shrugged and went back to oiling his biceps. They gleamed.
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160‘Looks alright to me,’ he said.
161
162‘Try tossing a coin,’ said Rincewind.
163
164‘What?’
165
166‘Go on. Toss a coin.’
167
168‘Hokay,’ said Hrun. 'If that gives you any pleasure.’ He reached into
169his pouch and withdrew a handful of loose change plundered from a
170dozen realms. With some care he selected a Zchloty leaden
171quarter-iotum and balanced it on a purple thumbnail.
172
173‘You call,’ he said. ‘Heads or—’ he inspected the obverse with
174an air of intense concentration, ‘some sort of a fish with legs.’
175
176‘When it's in the air,’ said Rincewind. Hrun grinned and flicked his thumb.
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178The iotum rose, spinning.
179
180‘Edge,’ said Rincewind, without looking at it.
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182=head2 v5.17.1 - Rand Miller, "Myst: The Book of Ti'ana"
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186On their return from Ko'ah, Aitrus had shown her the Book, patiently
187taking her through page after page, and showing her how such an Age was
188"made." She had seen at once the differences between this archaic form
189and the ordinary written speech of the D'ni, noting how it was not
190merely more elaborate but more specific: a language of precise yet
191subtle descriptive power. Yet seeing was one thing, believing another.
192Given all the evidence, her rational mind still fought against accepting
193it.
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195=head2 v5.17.0 - Charles Stross, "Singularity Sky"
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199`Welcome, comrades!' Burya opened his arms toward the soldier.
200`Yes it is true! With help from our allies of the Festival, the iron
201hand of the reactionary junta is about to be overthrown for all time!
202The new economy is being born; the marginal cost of production has
203been abolished, and from now on, if any item is produced once, it can
204be replicated infinitely. From each according to his imagination,
205to each according to his needs! Join us or better still, bring your
206fellow soldiers and workers to join us!'
207
208There was a sharp bang from the roof of the Corn Exchange, right at the
209climax of his impromptu speech; heads turned in alarm. Something had
210broken inside the spork factory and a stream of rainbow-hued plastic
211implements fountained toward the sky and clattered to the cobblestones
212on every side, like a harbinger of the postindustrial society to come.
213Workers and peasants alike stared in open-mouthed bewilderment at this
214astounding display of productivity, then bent to scrabble in the muck
215for the brightly colored sporks of revolution. A volley of shots rang
216out and Burya Rubenstein raised his hands, grinning wildly, to accept
217the salute of the soldiers from the Skull Hill garrison.
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224 Don't you know? You never split the party
225 Clerics in the back to keep those fighters hale and hearty
226 The wizard in the middle, where he can shed some light
227 And you never let that damn thief out of sight…
228
229 -- Emerald Rose, Never Split The Party
230
231=head2 v5.16.1 RC1 - Tom Moldvay - Dungeons & Dragons
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236I was busy rescuing the captured maiden when the dragon showed up.
237Fifty feed of scaled terror glared down at us with smoldering red eyes.
238Tendrils of smoke drifted out from between fangs larger than daggers.
239The dragon blocked the only exit from the cave.
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243I unwrapped the sword which the mysterious cleric had given me. The
244sword was golden-tinted steel. Its hilt was set with a rainbow
245collection of precious gems. I shouted my battle cry and charged
246
247My charge caught the dragon by surprise. Its titanic jaws snapped shut
248inches from my face. I swung the golden sword with both arms. The
249swordblade bit into the dragon's neck and continued through to the other
250side. With an earth-shaking crash, the dragon dropped dead at my feet.
251The magic sword had saved my life and ended the reign of the
252dragon-tyrant. The countryside was freed and I could return as a hero.
253
254 -- Tom Moldvay, Foreward to the Dungeons & Dragons Basic Rulebook
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256=head2 v5.16.0 - W.H. Auden - September 1, 1939
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261 All I have is a voice
262 To undo the folded lie,
263 The romantic lie in the brain
264 Of the sensual man-in-the-street
265 And the lie of Authority
266 Whose buildings grope the sky:
267 There is no such thing as the State
268 And no one exists alone;
269 Hunger allows no choice
270 To the citizen or the police;
271 We must love one another or die.
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273 -- W.H. Auden, September 1, 1939
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275=head2 v5.15.9 - Bob Dylan - Blowin' In The Wind
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280 How many roads must a man walk down
281 Before you call him a man?
282 Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail
283 Before she sleeps in the sand?
284 Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannonballs fly
285 Before they're forever banned?
286 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
287 The answer is blowin' in the wind
288
289 How many years can a mountain exist
290 Before it's washed to the sea?
291 Yes, 'n' how many years can some people exist
292 Before they're allowed to be free?
293 Yes, 'n' how many times can a man turn his head
294 Pretending he just doesn't see?
295 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
296 The answer is blowin' in the wind
297
298 How many times must a man look up
299 Before he can see the sky?
300 Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have
301 Before he can hear people cry?
302 Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows
303 That too many people have died?
304 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
305 The answer is blowin' in the wind
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307 -- Bob Dylan, Spring 1962
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314 "Doctor Who, hey Doctor Who
315 Doctor Who, in the Tardis
316 Doctor Who, hey Doctor Who
317 Doctor Who, Doc, Doctor Who
318 Doctor Who, Doc, Doctor Who"
319
320Gibberish of course, but every lad in the country under a certain
321age related instinctively to what it was about. The ones slightly
322older needed a couple of pints inside them to clear away the mind
323debris left by the passing years before it made sense. As for
324girls and our chorus, we think they must have seen it as pure crap.
325A fact that must have limited to zero our chances of staying at The
326Top for more than one week.
327
328Stock, Aitkin and Waterman, however, are kings of writing chorus
329lyrics that go straight to the emotional heart of the 7" single
330buying girls in this country. Their most successful records will kick
331into the chorus with a line which encapsulates the entire emotional
332meaning of the song. This will obviously be used as the title. As
333soon as Rick Astley hit the first line of the chorus on his debut
334single it was all over - the Number One position was guaranteed:
335
336 "I'm never going to give you up"
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343"Laboratories," announced Henry. "Kindly don't touch anything."
344
345He led us into a long low brick shed. Outside there was a
346notice on a piece of board, crudely printed in red paint,
347which said GRATE SIENCE DISCOVERYS DONE HERE SSSH! BRING YOUR
348OWN BUKKIT NO PINCHING ANYWUN ELSE'S EXPERRYMENTS CANTEEN OPEN
349ALL DAY CHIMPS ONLY.
350
351There were a lot of large black monkeys inside, all intently
352busy on what they were doing. Some of them were pouring stuff
353out of bottles into buckets and carefully stirring the ensuing
354mixture; others were at work with glass tubes and jars, blowing
355and measuring and mixing; others were crouched over long benches
356with tools and heaps of bits and pieces of metal, cutting and
357bending and constructing. There was a great deal of noise and
358chatter. Every now and then one of them would give a whoop of
359excitement and all the others would gather round and jump up and
360down cheering and applauding.
361
362"Chimps," said Henry. "They're awfully clever."
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364=head2 v5.15.6 - Ursula K. Leguin, A Wizard of Earthsea
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369Ged had thought that as the prentice of a great mage he would enter at once
370into the mystery and mastery of power. He would understand the language of the
371beasts and the speech of the leaves of the forest, he thought, and sway the
372winds with his word, and learn to change himself into any shape he
373wished. Maybe he and his master would run together as stags, or fly to Re Albi
374over the mountain on the wings of eagles.
375
376But it was not so at all. They wandered, first down into the Vale and then
377gradually south and westward around the mountain, given lodging in little
378villages or spending the night out in the wilderness, like poor
379journeyman-sorcerers, or tinkers, or beggars. They entered no mysterious
380domain. Nothing happened. The mage's oaken staff that Ged had watched at first
381with eager dread was nothing but a stout staff to walk with. Three days went
382by and four days went by and still Ogion had not spoken a single charm in
383Ged's hearing, and had not taught him a single name or rune or spell.
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390This day - is a day of the greatest solemnity! Spain has a king. He has
391been found. I am that king. Only this very day did I learn of it. I
392confess, it came to me suddenly in a flash of lightning. I don't understand
393how I could have thought and imagined that I was a titular councillor. How
394could such a wild notion enter my head? It's a good thing no one thought of
395putting me in an insane asylum. Now everything is laid open before me. Now
396I see everything as on the palm of my hand. And before, I don't understand,
397before everything around me was in some sort of fog. And all this happens, I
398think, because people imagine that the human brain is in the head. Not at
399all: it is brought by a wind from the direction of the Caspian Sea. First
400off, I announced to Mavra who I am. When she heard that the king of Spain
401was standing before her, she clasped her hands and nearly died of fright.
402The stupid woman had never seen a king of Spain before. However, I
403endeavoured to calm her down and assured her in gracious words of my
404benevolence and that I was not at all angry that she sometimes polished my
405boots poorly. They're benighted folk. It's impossible to tell them about
406lofty matters. She got frightened because she's convinced that all kings of
407Spain are like Philip II. But I explained to her that there was no
408resemblance between me and Philip II, and that I didn't have a single
409Capuchin . . . I didn't go to the office . . . To hell with it! No friends,
410you won't lure me there now; I'm not going to copy your vile papers!
411
412 -- Nikolai Gogol, The Diary of a Madman,
413 trans. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
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420A lot of people in our industry haven't had very diverse experiences. So they
421don't have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions
422without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one's understanding of
423the human experience, the better design we will have.
424
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425=head2 v5.14.3 - William Shakespeare, As You Like It
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429 The poor world is almost six thousand years old, and in all
430 this time there was not any man died in his own person,
431 videlicit, in a love-cause. Troilus had his brains dashed
432 out with a Grecian club; yet he did what he could to die
433 before, and he is one of the patterns of love. Leander, he
434 would have lived many a fair year, though Hero had turned
435 nun, if it had not been for a hot midsummer night; for, good
436 youth, he went but forth to wash him in the Hellespont and
437 being taken with the cramp was drowned and the foolish
438 coroners of that age found it was 'Hero of Sestos.' But these
439 are all lies: men have died from time to time and worms have
440 eaten them, but not for love.
441
442 -- As You Like It, William Shakespeare
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449
450It's not so much that people don't value the programs after they have them--they
451do value them. But they're not the sort of thing that would ever catch on if
452they had to overcome the marketing barrier. (I don't yet know if perl will
453catch on at all--I'm worried enough about it that I specifically included an
454awk-to-perl translator just to help it catch on.) Maybe it's all just an
455inferiority complex. Or maybe I don't like to be mercenary.
456
457So I guess I'd say that the reason some software comes free is that the
458mechanism for selling it is missing, either from the work environment, or from
459the heart of the programmer.
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467 All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath
468 the surface do so at their peril. Those who read the symbol
469 do so at their peril.
470
471 It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.
472 Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the
473 work is new, complex, and vital. When critics disagree, the
474 artist is in accord with himself.
475
476 We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as
477 he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless
478 thing is that one admires it intensely.
479
480 All art is quite useless.
481
482 -- Oscar Wilde, From the preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray
483
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490 True, it is strange to live no more on earth,
491 no longer follow the folkways scarecely learned;
492 not to give roses and other especially auspicious
493 things the significance of a human future;
494 to be no more what one was in infinitely anxious hands,
495 and to put aside even one's name, like a broken plaything.
496 Strange, to wish wishes no longer. Strange, to see
497 all that was related fluttering so loosely in space.
498 And being dead is hard, full of catching-up,
499 so that finally one feels a little eternity.–
500 But the living all make the mistake of too sharp discrimination.
501 Often angels (it's said) don't know if they move
502 among the quick or the dead. The eternal current
503 hurtles all ages along with it forever
504 through both realms and drowns their voices in both.
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506 -- Rainer Maria Rilke, Duino, The First Elegy
507 trans., C. F. MacIntyre
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509=head2 v5.15.1 - Greg Egan, "Permutation City"
510
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513Carter held out a hand towards the middle of the room. `See that
514fountain?' A ten-metre-wide marble wedding cake, topped with a
515winged cherub wrestling a serpent, duly appeared. Water cascaded
516down from a gushing wound in the cherub's neck. Carter said, `It's
517being computed by redundancies in the sketch of the city. I can
518extract the results, because I know exactly where to look for them --
519but nobody else would have a hope in hell of picking them out.'
520
521Peer walked up to the fountain. Even as he approached, he noticed
522that the spray was intangible; when he dipped his hand in the water
523around the base he felt nothing, and the motion he made with his
524fingers left the foaming surface unchanged. They were spying on
525the calculations, not interacting with them; the fountain was a
526closed system.
527
528Carter said, `In your case, of course, nobody will need to know
529the results. Except you -- and you'll know them because you'll
530/be/ them.'
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533
534L<Announced on 2011-06-20 by David Golden|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173748.html>
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536 If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all
537 you will have gained.
538
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539=head2 v5.12.4 - William Schwenck Gilbert, "Trial By Jury"
540
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543 You cannot eat breakfast all day,
544 Nor is it the act of a sinner,
545 When breakfast is taken away,
546 To turn his attention to dinner;
547 And it's not in the range of belief,
548 To look upon him as a glutton,
549 Who, when he is tired of beef,
550 Determines to tackle the mutton.
551 Ah! But this I am willing to say,
552 If it will appease her sorrow,
553 I'll marry this lady today,
554 And I'll marry the other tomorrow!
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560At this point I'm no longer working for a company that makes me sign
561my life away, but by now I'm in the habit. Besides, I still harbor
562the deep-down suspicion that nobody would pay money for what I write,
563since most of it just helps you do something better that you could
564already do some other way. How much money would you personally pay
565to upgrade from readnews to rn? How much money would you pay for
566the patch program? As for warp, it's a mere game. And anything you
567can do with perl you can eventually do with an amazing and totally
568unreadable conglomeration of awk, sed, sh and C.
569
570=head2 v5.12.4-RC2 - James Russell Lowell, "Eleanor makes macaroons"
571
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574 Now for sugar, -- nay, our plan
575 Tolerates no work of man.
576 Hurry, then, ye golden bees;
577 Fetch your clearest honey, please,
578 Garnered on a Yorkshire moor,
579 While the last larks sing and soar,
580 From the heather-blossoms sweet
581 Where sea-breeze and sunshine meet,
582 And the Augusts mask as Junes, --
583 Eleanor makes macaroons!
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586
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589 Pheasant is pleasant, of course,
590 And terrapin, too, is tasty,
591 Lobster I freely endorse,
592 In pate or patty or pasty.
593 But there's nothing the matter with butter,
594 And nothing the matter with jam,
595 And the warmest greetings I utter
596 To the ham and the yam and the clam.
597 For they're food,
598 All food,
599 And I think very fondly of food.
600 Through I'm broody at times
601 When bothered by rhymes,
602 I brood
603 On food.
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609At the start of any project, I'm programming primarily to please
610myself. (The two chief virtues in a programmer are laziness and
611impatience.) After a while somebody looks over my shoulder and says,
612"That's neat. It'd be neater if it did such-and-so." So the thing
613gets neater. Pretty soon (a year or two) I have an rn, a warp, a patch,
614or a perl. One of these years I'll have a metaconfig.
615
616I then say to myself, "I don't want my life's work to die when this
617computer is scrapped, so I should let some other people use this. If I
618ask my company to sell this, it'll never see the light of day, and nobody
619would pay much for it anyway. If I sell it myself, I'll be in trouble with
620my company, to whom I signed my life away when I was hired. If I give it
621away, I can pretend it was worthless in the first place, so my company
622won't care. In any event, it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission."
623
624So a freely distributable program is born.
625
626=head2 v5.14.0-RC3 - American Airlines Gate Agent, last call
627
628L<Announced on 2011-05-11 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg172282.html>
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630This is the last call for flight 1697 with service to Chicago and
631continuing service to San Francisco. All passengers should already be
632aboard. If you aren't aboard at this time, you will be denied boarding
633and your bags will be offloaded.
634
635=head2 v5.14.0-RC2 - Greg Grandin, Fordlandia, "the Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City"
636
637L<Announced on 2011-05-04 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg171879.html>
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639Over the course of nearly two decades, Ford would spend tens of millions
640of dollars founding not one but, after the plantation was defastated
641by leaf blight, two American towns, complete with central squares,
642sidewalks, indoor plumbing, hospitals, manicured lawns, movie theaters,
643swimming pools, golf courses, and, of course, Model Ts and As rolling
644down their paved streets.
645
646Back in America, newspapers kept up their drumbeat celebration, only
647obliquely referencing reports that things were not progressing as the
648company had hoped. But there was one note of skepticism. In late 1928,
649the Washington Post ran an editorial that read in its entirety: "Ford will
650govern a rubber plantation in Brazil larger than North Carolina. This is
651the first time he has applied quantity production methods to trouble"
652
653=head2 v5.14.0-RC1 - Bill Bryson, "In a Sunburned Country"
654
655L<Announced on 2011-04-20 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/04/msg171253.html>
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657But then Australia is such a difficult country to keep track of. On
658my first visit, some years ago, I passed the time on the long flight
659reading a history of Australian politics in the twentieth century,
660wherein I encountered the startling fact that in 1967 the prime minister,
661Harold Holt, was strolling along a beach in Victoria when he plunged into
662the surf and vanished. No trace of the poor man was ever seen again.
663This seemed doubly astounding to meE<0x2014>first that Australia could
664just I<lose> a prime minister (I mean, come on) and second that news of
665this had never reached me.
666
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667=head2 v5.13.11 - Walt Whitman, L<Leaves of Grass|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaves_of_Grass>
668
669L<Announced on 2011-02-20 by Florian Ragwitz|http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2011-03/msg00560.html>
670
671 When the full-grown poet came,
672 Out spake pleased Nature (the round impassive globe, with all its
673 shows of day and night,) saying, He is mine;
674 But out spake too the Soul of man, proud, jealous and unreconciled,
675 Nay he is mine alone;
676 --Then the full-grown poet stood between the two, and took each
677 by the hand;
678 And to-day and ever so stands, as blender, uniter, tightly holding hands,
679 Which he will never release until he reconciles the two,
680 And wholly and joyously blends them.
681
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686 Skalat maðr rúnar rísta,
687 nema ráða vel kunni.
688 Þat verðr mörgum manni,
689 es of myrkvan staf villisk.
690 Sák á telgðu talkni
691 tíu launstafi ristna.
692 Þat hefr lauka lindi
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695=head2 v5.13.9 - John F Kennedy, L<Inaugural Address January 20, 1961|http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/John_F._Kennedy%27s_Inaugural_Address>
696
697L<Announced on 2011-01-20 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/01/msg168335.html>
698
699In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been
700granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I
701do not shrink from this responsibility -- I welcome it. I do not believe
702that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other
703generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this
704endeavor will light our country and all who serve it. And the glow from
705that fire can truly light the world.
706
707And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you;
708ask what you can do for your country.
709
710My fellow citizens of the world, ask not what America will do for you,
711but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
712
713Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world,
714ask of us here the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which
715we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history
716the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love,
717asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's
718work must truly be our own.
719
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721
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724The aliens called the box a "matter generator," but we'd be more inclined
725to call it a matter duplicator. By connecting switches and potentiometers
726between the copper posts it was possible to make the box mark off two
727cubic rectangular areas of volume. Make a certain contact, and these
728areas would be isolated within perfectly reflective fields. They could
729be expanded or contracted by altering resistances between other posts.
730As I worked out the user interface I built a little control panel for
731the device. It was actually a clever way for the aliens to do things;
732instead of trying to build controls we could use, they built us an
733interface we could attach to controls that made sense to us. It could
734also be automated.
735
736Once you had made the contact that established the shielded volumes,
737if you made another certain contact the contents of the first volume
738were copied to the second. The machine copied metal, plastic, steel,
739and diamond with equal ease. Copies of copies of copies of copies were
740indistinguishable from the originals at any magnification, even using
741techniques like X-ray crystallography.
742
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743=head2 v5.13.7 - Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski, 'The Matrix'
744
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746
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748
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751[Everyone freezes right in their tracks]
752
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753 Trinity: What did you just say?
754 Neo: Nothing. Just had a little deja vu.
755 Trinity: What did you see?
756 Cypher: What happened?
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757 Neo: A black cat went past us, and then another that looked just
758 like it.
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759 Trinity: How much like it? Was it the same cat?
760 Neo: It might have been. I'm not sure.
761 Morpheus: Switch! Apoc!
762 Neo: What is it?
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763 Trinity: A deja vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when
764 they change something.
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766=head2 v5.13.6 - Haruki Murakami, "Kafka on the Shore"
767
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770The boy called Crow softly rests a hand on my shoulder, and with that
771he storm vanishes.
772
773"From now on -- no matter what -- you've got to be the world's toughest
774fifteen-year-old. That's the only way you're going to survive. And in order
775to do that, you've got to figure out what it means to be tough. You following
776me?"
777
778I keep my eyes closed and don't reply. I just want to sink off into sleep
779like this, his hand on my shoulder. I hear the faint flutter of wings.
780
781"You're going to be the world's toughest fifteen-year-old," Crow whispers
782as I try to fall asleep. Like he was carving the words in a deep blue tattoo
783on my heart.
784
785(Translated from Japanese by Philip Gabriel)
786
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788
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791Candle in hand I stepped in. I do not know whether the quality of
792air, long undisturbed, is peculiar; to me it has always seemed so, and
793the damp smell of the old masonry hung in this atmosphere. My candle
794faintly lighted the bare stone wall that enclosed the stair, the foot
795of which I could not see. Down I went, and a few turns brought me to
796the stone floor. Here was another door, of the simple, old, oak kind,
797deep sunk in the thickness of the wall. The large end of the key
798fitted this. The lock was stiff; I set the candle down upon the
799stair, and applied both hands; it turned with difficulty, and as it
800revolved, uttered a shriek that alarmed me for my secret.
801
802For some minutes I did not move. In a little time, however, I took
803courage, and opened the door. The night-air floating in puffed out
804the candle. There was a thicket of holly and underwood, as dense as a
805jungle, close about the door. I should have been in pitch-darkness,
806were it not that through the topmost leaves there twinkled, here and
807there, a glimmer of moonshine.
808
809Softly, lest any one should have opened his window at the sound of the
810rusty bolt, I struggled through this till I gained a view of the open
811grounds. Here I found that the brushwood spread a good way up the
812park, uniting with the wood that approached the little temple I have
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816
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819`How the creatures order one about, and make one repeat lessons!' thought Alice;
820`I might as well be at school at once.' However, she got up, and began to repeat
821it, but her head was so full of the Lobster Quadrille, that she hardly knew what
822she was saying, and the words came very queer indeed:--
823
824 "'Tis the voice of the Lobster; I heard him declare,
825 "You have baked me too brown, I must sugar my hair."
826 As a duck with its eyelids, so he with his nose
827 Trims his belt and his buttons, and turns out his toes.'
828
829
830`That's different from what I used to say when I was a child,' said the Gryphon.
831
832`Well, I never heard it before,' said the Mock Turtle; `but it sounds uncommon
833nonsense.'
834
835Alice said nothing; she had sat down with her face in her hands, wondering if
836anything would ever happen in a natural way again.
837
838`I should like to have it explained,' said the Mock Turtle.
839
840`She can't explain it,' said the Gryphon hastily. `Go on with the next verse.'
841
842`But about his toes?' the Mock Turtle persisted. `How could he turn them out
843with his nose, you know?'
844
845`It's the first position in dancing.' Alice said; but was dreadfully puzzled by
846the whole thing, and longed to change the subject.
847
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849
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852Look at Crowley, doing 110 mph on the M40 heading towards
853Oxfordshire. Even the most resolutely casual observer would
854notice a number of strange things about him. The clenched teeth,
855for example, or the dull red glow coming from behind his
856sunglasses. And the car. The car was a definite hint.
857
858Crowley had started the journey in his Bentley, and he was
859dammned if he wasn't going to finish it in the Bentley as well.
860Not that even the kind of car buff who owns his own pair of
861motoring goggles would have been able to tell it was a vintage
862Bentley. Not any more. They wouldn't have been able to tell
863that it was a Bentley. They would only offer fifty-fifty that it
864had ever even been a car.
865
866There was no paint left on it, for a start. It might still have
867been black, where it wasn't a rusty, smudged reddish-brown, but
868this was a dull charcoal black. It traveled in its own ball of
869flame, like a space capsule making a particularly difficult
870re-entry.
871
872There was a thin skin of crusted, melted rubber left around the
873metal wheel rims, but seeing that the wheel rims were still
874somhow riding an inch above the road surface this didn't seem to
875make an awful lot of difference to the suspension.
876
877It should have fallen apart miles back.
878
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880
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883We deal in the moral equivalent of black holes, where the normal laws -
884the rules of right and wrong that people imagine apply everywhere else
885in the universe - break down; beyond those metaphysical event-horizons,
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887
888=head2 v5.13.1 - Miguel de Unamuno, "The Sepulchre of Don Quixote"
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892And if anyone shall come to you and say that he knows how to construct
893bridges and that perhaps a time will come when you will wish to avail
894yourself of his science in order to cross over a river, out with him! Out
895with the engineer! Rivers will be crossed by wading or swimming them, even
896if half the crusaders drown themselves. Let the engineer go off and build
897bridges somewhere else, where they are badly wanted. For those who go in
898quest of the sepulchre, faith is bridge enough.
899
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901
902L<Announced on 2010-04-20 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/04/msg159275.html>
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904The heat still remained at quite a supportable degree. With an
905involuntary shudder, I reflected on what the heat must have been
906when the volcano of Sneffels was pouring its smoke, flames, and
907streams of boiling lava -- all of which must have come up by the
908road we were now following. I could imagine the torrents of hot
909seething stone darting on, bubbling up with accompaniments of
910smoke, steam, and sulphurous stench!
911
912"Only to think of the consequences," I mused, "if the old
913volcano were once more to set to work."
914
915=head2 v5.12.3 - Howard W. Campbell, Jr., "Reflections on Not Participating in Current Events"
916
917L<Announced on 2011-01-21 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/01/msg168368.html>
918
919 I saw a huge steam roller,
920 It blotted out the sun.
921 The people all lay down, lay down;
922 They did not try to run.
923 My love and I, we looked amazed
924 Upon the gory mystery.
925 'Lie down, lie down!' the people cried.
926 'The great machine is history!'
927 My love and I, we ran away,
928 The engine did not find us.
929 We ran up to a mountain top,
930 Left history far behind us.
931 Perhaps we should have stayed and died,
932 But somehow we don't think so.
933 We went to see where history'd been,
934 And my, the dead did stink so.
935
936=head2 v5.12.2 - William Gibson, "Pattern Recognition"
937
938L<Announced on 2010-09-06 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/09/msg163852.html>
939
940CPUs. Cayce Pollard Units. That's what Damien calls the clothing
941she wears. CPUs are either black, white, or gray, and ideally
942seem to have come into this world without human intervention.
943
944What people take for relentless minimalism is a side effect
945of too much exposure to the reactor-cores of fashion. This
946has resulted in a remorseless paring-down of what she can and
947will wear. She is, literally, allergic to fashion. She can
948only tolerate things that could have been worn, to a general
949lack of comment, during any year between 1945 and 2000. She's a
950design-free zone, a one-woman school of and whose very austerity
951periodically threatens to spawn its own cult.
952
953=head2 v5.12.2-RC1 - William Gibson, "Pattern Recognition"
954
955L<Announced on 2010-08-31 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/08/msg163670.html>
956
957The front page opens, familiar as a friend's living room. A frame-grab
958from #48 serves as backdrop, dim and almost monochrome, no characters in
959view. This is one of the sequences that generate comparisons with
960Tarkovsky. She only knows Tarkovsky from stills, really, though she did
961once fall asleep during a screening of The Stalker, going under on an
962endless pan, the camera aimed straight down, in close-up, at a puddle on
963a ruined mosaic floor. But she is not one of those who think that much
964will be gained by analysis of the maker's imagined influences. The cult
965of the footage is rife with subcults, claiming every possible influence.
966Truffaut, Peckinpah -- The Peckinpah people, among the least likely, are
967still waiting for the guns to be drawn.
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970
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973"Now suppose," chortled Dr. Breed, enjoying himself, "that there were
974many possible ways in which water could crystallize, could freeze.
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976what we might call ice-one -- is only one of several types of ice.
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977Suppose water always froze as ice-one on Earth because it had never
978had a seed to teach it how to form ice-two, ice-three, ice-four
979...? And suppose," he rapped on his desk with his old hand again,
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980"that there were one form, which we will call ice-nine -- a crystal as
981hard as this desk -- with a melting point of, let us say, one-hundred
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982degrees Fahrenheit, or, better still, a melting point of one-hundred-
983and-thirty degrees."
984
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989San Lorenzo was fifty miles long and twenty miles wide, I learned from
990the supplement to the New York Sunday Times. Its population was four
991hundred, fifty thousand souls, "...all fiercely dedicated to the ideals
992of the Free World."
993
994Its highest point, Mount McCabe, was eleven thousand feet above sea
995level. Its capital was Bolivar, "...a strikingly modern city built on a
996harbor capable of sheltering the entire United States Navy." The principal
997exports were sugar, coffee, bananas, indigo, and handcrafted novelties.
998
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1003Which brings me to the Bokononist concept of a wampeter. A wampeter is
1004the pivot of a karass. No karass is without a wampeter, Bokonon tells us,
1005just as no wheel is without a hub. Anything can be a wampeter: a tree,
1006a rock, an animal, an idea, a book, a melody, the Holy Grail. Whatever
1007it is, the members of its karass revolve about it in the majestic chaos
1008of a spiral nebula. The orbits of the members of a karass about their
1009common wampeter are spiritual orbits, naturally. It is souls and not
1010bodies that revolve. As Bokonon invites us to sing:
1011
1012 Around and around and around we spin,
1013 With feet of lead and wings of tin . . .
1014
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1019'Please would you tell me,' said Alice, a little timidly, for she was
1020not quite sure whether it was good manners for her to speak first, 'why
1021your cat grins like that?'
1022
1023'It's a Cheshire cat,' said the Duchess, 'and that's why. Pig!'
1024
1025She said the last word with such sudden violence that Alice quite
1026jumped; but she saw in another moment that it was addressed to the baby,
1027and not to her, so she took courage, and went on again:--
1028
1029'I didn't know that Cheshire cats always grinned; in fact, I didn't know
1030that cats COULD grin.'
1031
1032'They all can,' said the Duchess; 'and most of 'em do.'
1033
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1038'Not QUITE right, I'm afraid,' said Alice, timidly; 'some of the words
1039have got altered.'
1040
1041'It is wrong from beginning to end,' said the Caterpillar decidedly, and
1042there was silence for some minutes.
1043
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1045
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1048'It was much pleasanter at home,' thought poor Alice, 'when one wasn't
1049always growing larger and smaller, and being ordered about by mice and
1050rabbits. I almost wish I hadn't gone down that rabbit-hole--and yet--and
1051yet--it's rather curious, you know, this sort of life! I do wonder what
1052can have happened to me! When I used to read fairy-tales, I fancied that
1053kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one!
1054
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1059At last the Mouse, who seemed to be a person of authority among them,
1060called out, 'Sit down, all of you, and listen to me! I'LL soon make you
1061dry enough!' They all sat down at once, in a large ring, with the Mouse
1062in the middle. Alice kept her eyes anxiously fixed on it, for she felt
1063sure she would catch a bad cold if she did not get dry very soon.
1064
1065'Ahem!' said the Mouse with an important air, 'are you all ready? This
1066is the driest thing I know. Silence all round, if you please! "William
1067the Conqueror, whose cause was favoured by the pope, was soon submitted
1068to by the English, who wanted leaders, and had been of late much
1069accustomed to usurpation and conquest. Edwin and Morcar, the earls of
d517a16a 1070Mercia and Northumbria --"'
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1080So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the
1081hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of
1082making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and
1083picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran
1084close by her.
1085
1086There was nothing so VERY remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so
1087VERY much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, 'Oh dear! Oh
1088dear! I shall be late!' (when she thought it over afterwards, it
1089occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time
1090it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually TOOK A WATCH
1091OUT OF ITS WAISTCOAT-POCKET, and looked at it, and then hurried on,
1092Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had
1093never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to
1094take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field
1095after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large
1096rabbit-hole under the hedge.
1097
1098In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how
1099in the world she was to get out again.
1100
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1109 A little child, a limber elf,
1110 Singing, dancing to itself,
1111 A fairy thing with red round cheeks,
1112 That always finds, and never seeks,
1113 Makes such a vision to the sight
1114 As fills a father's eyes with light;
1115 And pleasures flow in so thick and fast
1116 Upon his heart, that he at last
1117 Must needs express his love's excess
1118 With words of unmeant bitterness.
1119 Perhaps 'tis pretty to force together
1120 Thoughts so all unlike each other;
1121 To mutter and mock a broken charm,
1122 To dally with wrong that does no harm.
1123 Perhaps 'tis tender too and pretty
1124 At each wild word to feel within
1125 A sweet recoil of love and pity.
1126 And what, if in a world of sin
1127 (O sorrow and shame should this be true!)
1128 Such giddiness of heart and brain
1129 Comes seldom save from rage and pain,
1130 So talks as it's most used to do.
1131
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1133
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1136And you don't suppose that I went into it headlong like a fool? I went
1137into it like a wise man, and that was just my destruction. And you
1138mustn't suppose that I didn't know, for instance, that if I began to
1139question myself whether I had the right to gain power -- I certainly
1140hadn't the right -- or that if I asked myself whether a human being is a
1141louse it proved that it wasn't so for me, though it might be for a man
1142who would go straight to his goal without asking questions.... If I
1143worried myself all those days, wondering whether Napoleon would have
1144done it or not, I felt clearly of course that I wasn't Napoleon.
1145
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1147
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d517a16a 1151course you'd druther work -- wouldn't you? Course you would!"
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1153Tom contemplated the boy a bit, and said: "What do you call work?"
1154
1155"Why ain't that work?"
1156
1157Tom resumed his whitewashing, and answered carelessly: "Well, maybe it
1158is, and maybe it aint. All I know, is, it suits Tom Sawyer."
1159
1160"Oh come, now, you don't mean to let on that you like it?"
1161
1162The brush continued to move. "Like it? Well I don't see why I oughtn't
1163to like it. Does a boy get a chance to whitewash a fence every day?"
1164
1165That put the thing in a new light. Ben stopped nibbling his apple. Tom
1166swept his brush daintily back and forth -- stepped back to note the effect
1167-- added a touch here and there-criticised the effect again -- Ben
1168watching every move and getting more and more interested, more and more
1169absorbed. Presently he said: "Say, Tom, let me whitewash a little."
1170
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1172
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1175The streets were pretty quiet, which was nice. They're always quiet here
1176at that time: you have to be wearing a black jacket to be out on the
1177streets between seven and nine in the evening, and not many people in
1178the area have black jackets. It's just one of those things. I currently
1179live in Colour Neighbourhood, which is for people who are heavily into
1180colour. All the streets and buildings are set for instant colourmatch:
1181as you walk down the road they change hue to offset whatever you're
1182wearing. When the streets are busy it's kind of intense, and anyone
1183prone to epileptic seizures isn't allowed to live in the Neighbourhood,
1184however much they're into colour.
1185
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1187
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1190Milo had been caught red-handed in the act of plundering his countrymen,
1191and, as a result, his stock had never been higher. He proved good as his
1192word when a rawboned major from Minnesota curled his lip in rebellious
1193disavowal and demanded his share of the syndicate Milo kept saying
1194everybody owned. Milo met the challenge by writing the words "A Share"
1195on the nearest scrap of paper and handing it away with a virtuous disdain
1196that won the envy and admiration of almost everyone who knew him. His
1197glory was at a peak, and Colonel Cathcart, who knew and admired his
1198war record, was astonished by the deferential humility with which Mil
1199presented himself at Group Headquarters and made his fantastic appeal
1200for more hazardous assignment.
1201
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1203
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1206Whispers of an "evil power" were heard in lines at dairy shops, in
1207streetcars, stores, arguments, kitchens, suburban and long-distance
1208trains, at stations large and small, in dachas and on beaches. Needless
1209to say, truly mature and cultured people did not tell these stories
1210about an evil power's visit to the capital. In fact, they even made fun
1211of them and tried to talk sense into those who told them. Nevertheless,
1212facts are facts, as they say, and cannot simply be dismissed without
1213explanation: somebody had visited the capital. The charred cinders of
1214Griboyedov alone, and many other things besides, confirmed it. Cultured
1215people shared the point of view of the investigating team: it was the
1216work of a gang of hypnotists and ventriloquists magnificently skilled in
1217their art.
1218
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1220
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1223'Briefly, sir, I am the Permanent Under-Secretary of State, known as
1224the Permanent Secretary. Woolley here is your Principal Private
1225Secretary. I, too, have a Principal Private Secretary, and he is the
1226Principal Private Secretary to the Permanent Secretary. Directly
1227responsible to me are ten Deputy Secretaries, eighty-seven Under
1228Secretaries and two hundred and nineteen Assistant Secretaries.
1229Directly responsible to the Principal Private Secretaries are plain
1230Private Secretaries. The Prime Minister will be appointing two
1231Parliamentary Under-Secretaries and you will be appointing your own
1232Parliamentary Private Secretary.'
1233
1234'Can they all type?' I joked.
1235
1236'None of us can type, Minister,' replied Sir Humphrey smoothly. 'Mrs
1237McKay types - she is your Secretary.'
1238
1239I couldn't tell whether or not he was joking. 'What a pity,' I said.
1240'We could have opened an agency.'
1241
1242Sir Humphrey and Bernard laughed. 'Very droll, sir,' said Sir
1243Humphrey. 'Most amusing, sir,' said Bernard. Were they genuinely
1244amused at my wit, or just being rather patronising? 'I suppose they
1245all say that, do they?' I ventured.
1246
1247Sir Humphrey reassured me on that. 'Certainly not, Minister,' he
1248replied. 'Not quite all.'
1249
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1262He would often declare, in speaking his thoughts upon the subject, that
1263he did not conceive how the greatest family in England could stand it
1264out against an uninterrupted succession of six or seven short
1265noses.--And for the contrary reason, he would generally add, That it
1266must be one of the greatest problems in civil life, where the same
1267number of long and jolly noses, following one another in a direct line,
1268did not raise and hoist it up into the best vacancies in the kingdom.
1269
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1278=head2 v5.9.5 - no announcement
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1281available on CPAN with same date, but never actually announced.
1282
1283=head2 v5.9.4 - no epigraph
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1287=head2 v5.9.3 - no epigraph
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1291=head2 v5.9.2 - Thomas Pynchon, "V"
1292
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1295This word flip was weird. Every recording date of McClintic's he'd
1296gotten into the habit of talking electricity with the audio men and
1297technicians of the studio. McClintic once couldn't have cared less
1298about electricity, but now it seemed if that was helping him reach a
1299bigger audience, some digging, some who would never dig, but all
1300paying and those royalties keeping the Triumph in gas and McClintic
1301in J. Press suits, then McClintic ought to be grateful to
1302electricity, ought maybe to learn a little more about it. So he'd
1303picked up some here and there, and one day last summer he got around
1304to talking stochastic music and digital computers with one
1305technician. Out of the conversation had come Set/Reset, which was
1306getting to be a signature for the group. He had found out from this
1307sound man about a two-triode circuit called a flip-flop, which when
1308it turned on could be one of two ways, depending on which tube was
1309conducting and which was cut off: set or reset, flip or flop.
1310
1311"And that," the man said, "can be yes or no, or one or zero. And
1312that is what you might call one of the basic units, or specialized
1313`cells' in a big `electronic brain.' "
1314
1315"Crazy," said McClintic, having lost him back there someplace. But
1316one thing that did occur to him was if a computer's brain could go
1317flip or flop, why so could a musician's. As long as you were flop,
1318everything was cool. But where did the trigger-pulse come from to
1319make you flip?
1320
1321=head2 v5.9.1 - Tom Stoppard, "Arcadia"
1322
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1325Aren't you supposed to have a pony?
1326
1327=head2 v5.9.0 - Doris Lessing, "Martha Quest"
1328
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1331What of October, that ambiguous month
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1334
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1337Frank and I, unlike the civil servants, were still puzzled that such a
1338proposal as the Europass could even be seriously under consideration by
1339the FCO. We can both see clearly that it is wonderful ammunition for the
1340anti-Europeans. I asked Humphrey if the Foreign Office doesn't realise
1341how damaging this would be to the European ideal?
1342
1343'I'm sure they do, Minister, he said. That's why they support it.'
1344
1345This was even more puzzling, since I'd always been under the impression
1346that the FO is pro-Europe. 'Is it or isn't it?' I asked Humphrey.
1347
1348'Yes and no,' he replied of course, 'if you'll pardon the
1349expression. The Foreign Office is pro-Europe because it is really
1350anti-Europe. In fact the Civil Service was united in its desire to make
1351sure the Common Market didn't work. That's why we went into it.'
1352
1353This sounded like a riddle to me. I asked him to explain further. And
1354basically his argument was as follows: Britain has had the same foreign
1355policy objective for at least the last five hundred years - to create a
1356disunited Europe. In that cause we have fought with the Dutch against
1357the Spanish, with the Germans against the French, with the French and
1358Italians against the Germans, and with the French against the Italians
1359and Germans. [The Dutch rebellion against Phillip II of Spain, the
1360Napoleonic Wars, the First World War, and the Second World War - Ed.]
1361
1362In other words, divide and rule. And the Foreign Office can see no
1363reason to change when it has worked so well until now.
1364
1365I was aware of this, naturally, but I regarded it as ancient history.
1366Humphrey thinks that it is, in fact, current policy. It was necessary
1367for us to break up the EEC, he explained, so we had to get inside. We
1368had previously tried to break it up from the outside, but that didn't
1369work. [A reference to our futile and short-lived involvement in EFTA,
1370the European Free Trade Association, founded in 1960 and which the UK
1371left in 1972 - Ed.] Now that we're in, we are able to make a complete
1372pig's breakfast out of it. We've now set the Germans against the French,
1373the French against the Italians, the Italians against the Dutch... and
1374the Foreign office is terribly happy. It's just like old time.
1375
1376I was staggered by all of this. I thought that the all of us who are
1377publicly pro-European believed in the European ideal. I said this to Sir
1378Humphrey, and he simply chuckled.
1379
1380So I asked him: if we don't believe in the European Ideal, why are we
1381pushing to increase the membership?
1382
1383'Same reason,' came the reply. 'It's just like the United Nations. The
1384more members it has, the more arguments you can stir up, and the more
1385futile and impotent it becomes.'
1386
1387This all strikes me as the most appalling cynicism, and I said so.
1388
1389Sir Humphrey agreed completely. 'Yes Minister. We call it
1390diplomacy. It's what made Britain great, you know.'
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1396There was silence in the office. I didn't know what we were going to do
1397about the four hundred new people supervising our economy drive or the
1398four hundred new people for the Bureaucratic Watchdog Office, or
1399anything! I simply sat and waited and hoped that my head would stop
1400thumping and that some idea would be suggested by someone sometime soon.
1401
1402Sir Humphrey obliged. 'Minister... if we were to end the economy drive
1403and close the Bureaucratic Watchdog Office we could issue an immediate
1404press announcement that you had axed eight hundred jobs.' He had
1405obviously thought this out carefully in advance, for at this moment he
1406produced a slim folder from under his arm. 'If you'd like to approve
1407this draft...'
1408
1409I couldn't believe the impertinence of the suggestion. Axed eight
1410hundred jobs? 'But no one was ever doing these jobs,' I pointed out
1411incredulously. 'No one's been appointed yet.'
1412
1413'Even greater economy,' he replied instantly. 'We've saved eight hundred
1414redundancy payments as well.'
1415
1416'But...' I attempted to explain '... that's just phony. It's dishonest,
1417it's juggling with figures, it's pulling the wool over people's eyes.'
1418
1419'A government press release, in fact.' said Humphrey.
1420
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1425A jumbo jet touched down, with BURANDAN AIRWAYS written on the side. I
1426was hugely impressed. British Airways are having to pawn their Concordes,
1427and here is this little tiny African state with its own airline, jumbo
1428jets and all.
1429
1430I asked Bernard how many planes Burandan Airways had. 'None,' he said.
1431
1432I told him not to be silly and use his eyes. 'No Minister, it belongs to
1433Freddie Laker,' he said. 'They chartered it last week and repainted it
1434specially.' Apparently most of the Have-Nots (I mean, LDCs) do this - at
1435the opening of the UN General Assembly the runways of Kennedy Airport are
1436jam-packed with phoney flag-carriers. 'In fact,' said Bernard with a sly
1437grin, 'there was one 747 that belonged to nine different African airlines
1438in a month. They called it the mumbo-jumbo.'
1439
1440While we watched nothing much happening on the TV except the mumbo-jumbo
1441taxiing around Prestwick and the Queen looking a bit chilly, Bernard gave
1442me the next day's schedule and explained that I was booked on the night
1443sleeper from King's Cross to Edinburgh because I had to vote in a
1444three-line whip at the House tonight and would have to miss the last
1445plane. Then the commentator, in that special hushed BBC voice used for any
1446occasion with which Royalty is connected, announced reverentially that we
1447were about to catch our first glimpse of President Selim.
1448
1449And out of the plane stepped Charlie. My old friend Charlie Umtali. We
1450were at LSE together. Not Selim Mohammed at all, but Charlie.
1451
1452Bernard asked me if I were sure. Silly question. How could you forget a
1453name like Charlie Umtali?
1454
1455I sent Bernard for Sir Humphrey, who was delighted to hear that we now
1456know something about our official visitor.
1457
1458Bernard's official brief said nothing. Amazing! Amazing how little the FCO
1459has been able to find out. Perhaps they were hoping it would all be on the
1460car radio. All the brief says is that Colonel Selim Mohammed had converted
1461to Islam some years ago, they didn't know his original name, and therefore
1462knew little of his background.
1463
1464I was able to tell Humphrey and Bernard /all/ about his background.
1465Charlie was a red-hot political economist, I informed them. Got the top
1466first. Wiped the floor with everyone.
1467
1468Bernard seemed relieved. 'Well that's all right then.'
1469
1470'Why?' I enquired.
1471
1472'I think Bernard means,' said Sir Humphrey helpfully, 'that he'll know how
1473to behave if he was at an English University. Even if it was the LSE.' I
1474never know whether or not Humphrey is insulting me intentionally.
1475
1476Humphrey was concerned about Charlie's political colour. 'When you said
1477that he was red-hot, were you speaking politically?'
1478
1479In a way I was. 'The thing about Charlie is that you never quite know
1480where you are with him. He's the sort of chap who follows you into a
1481revolving door and comes out in front.'
1482
1483'No deeply held convictions?' asked Sir Humphrey.
1484
1485'No. The only thing Charlie was committed too was Charlie.'
1486
1487'Ah, I see. A politician, Minister.'
1488
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1493 It's not that easy bein' green
1494 Having to spend each day the color of the leaves
4363636d 1495 When I think it could be nicer being red or yellow or gold
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1496 Or something much more colorful like that
1497
1498 It's not easy bein' green
4363636d 1499 It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things
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1500 And people tend to pass you over 'cause you're
1501 Not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water
1502 Or stars in the sky
1503
1504 But green's the color of Spring
1505 And green can be cool and friendly-like
1506 And green can be big like an ocean
1507 Or important like a mountain
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1509
1510 When green is all there is to be
1511 It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why?
1512 Wonder I am green and it'll do fine, it's beautiful
1513 And I think it's what I want to be
1514
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1518
1519Greenback: And the world is mine, all mine. Muhahahahaha. See to it!
51caa79e 1520
2831a86c 1521Stiletto: Si, Barone. Subito, Barone.
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1523=head2 v5.8.7 - Sergei Prokofiev, "Peter and the Wolf"
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1527And now, imagine the triumphant procession: Peter at the head; after him the
1528hunters leading the wolf; and winding up the procession, grandfather and the
1529cat.
1530
1531Grandfather shook his head discontentedly: "Well, and if Peter hadn't caught
51caa79e 1532the wolf? What then?"
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1535
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1538And now this is how things stood: The cat was sitting on one branch. The
1539bird on another, not too close to the cat. And the wolf walked round and
1540round the tree, looking at them with greedy eyes.
1541
1542In the meantime, Peter, without the slightest fear, stood behind the
1543gate, watching all that was going on. He ran home,got a strong rope and
1544climbed up the high stone wall.
1545
1546One of the branches of the tree, around which the wolf was walking,
1547stretched out over the wall.
1548
1549Grabbing hold of the branch, Peter lightly climbed over on to the tree.
1550Peter said to the bird: "Fly down and circle round the wolf's head, only
1551take care that he doesn't catch you!".
1552
1553The bird almost touched the wolf's head with its wings, while the wolf
1554snapped angrily at him from this side and that.
1555
1556How that bird teased the wolf, how that wolf wanted to catch him! But
51caa79e 1557the bird was clever and the wolf simply couldn't do anything about it.
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1559=head2 v5.8.6 - A. A. Milne, "The House at Pooh Corner"
1560
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4363636d 1563"Hallo, Pooh," said Piglet, giving a jump of surprise. "I knew it was
51caa79e 1564you."
4363636d 1565
51caa79e 1566"So did I,", said Pooh. "What are you doing?"
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1567
1568"I'm planting a haycorn, Pooh, so that it can grow up into an oak-tree,
1569and have lots of haycorns just outside the front door instead of having
51caa79e 1570to walk miles and miles, do you see, Pooh?"
4363636d 1571
51caa79e 1572"Supposing it doesn't?" said Pooh.
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1574"It will, because Christopher Robin says it will, so that's why I'm
1575planting it."
1576
1577"Well," aid Pooh, "if I plant a honeycomb outside my house, then it will
51caa79e 1578grow up into a beehive."
4363636d 1579
51caa79e 1580Piglet wasn't quite sure about this.
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1581
1582"Or a /piece/ of a honeycomb," said Pooh, "so as not to waste too much.
1583Only then I might only get a piece of a beehive, and it might be the
51caa79e 1584wrong piece, where the bees were buzzing and not hunnying. Bother"
4363636d 1585
51caa79e 1586Piglet agreed that that would be rather bothering.
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1587
1588"Besides, Pooh, it's a very difficult thing, planting unless you know
1589how to do it," he said; and he put the acorn in the hole he had made,
51caa79e 1590and covered it up with earth, and jumped on it.
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1592=head2 v5.8.6-RC1 - A. A. Milne, "Winnie the Pooh"
1593
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1596"Hallo!" said Piglet, "whare are /you/ doing?"
1597
1598"Hunting," said Pooh.
1599
1600"Hunting what?"
1601
1602"Tracking something," said Winnie-the-Pooh very mysteriously.
1603
1604"Tracking what?" said Piglet, coming closer.
1605
1606"That's just what I ask myself, I ask myself, What?"
1607
1608"What do you think you'll answer?"
1609
1610"I shall have to wait until I catch up with it," said Winnie-the-Pooh.
1611"Now, look there." He pointed to the ground in front of him. "What do
1612you see there?"
1613
1614"Track," said Piglet. "Paw-marks." He gave a little squeak of
1615excitement. "Oh, Pooh!" Do you think it's a--a--a Woozle?"
1616
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1617=head2 v5.8.5 - wikipedia, "Yew"
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1621Yews are relatively slow growing trees, widely used in landscaping and
1622ornamental horticulture. They have flat, dark-green needles, reddish
1623bark, and bear seeds with red arils, which are eaten by thrushes,
1624waxwings and other birds, dispersing the hard seeds undamaged in their
1625droppings. Yew wood is reddish brown (with white sapwood), and very
1626hard. It was traditionally used to make bows, especially the English
1627longbow.
1628
1629In England, the Common Yew (Taxus baccata, also known as English Yew) is
1630often found in churchyards. It is sometimes suggested that these are
1631placed there as a symbol of long life or trees of death, and some are
1632likely to be over 3,000 years old. It is also suggested that yew trees
1633may have a pre-Christian association with old pagan holy sites, and the
1634Christian church found it expedient to use and take over existing sites.
1635Another explanation is that the poisonous berries and foliage discourage
1636farmers and drovers from letting their animals wander into the burial
1637grounds. The yew tree is a frequent symbol in the Christian poetry of
51caa79e 1638T.S. Eliot, especially his Four Quartets.
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1644Beeches are trees of the Genus Fagus, family Fagaceae, including about
1645ten species in Europe, Asia, and North America. The leaves are entire or
1646sparsely toothed. The fruit is a small, sharply-angled nut, borne in
1647pairs in spiny husks. The beech most commonly grown as an ornamental or
1648shade tree is the European beech (Fagus sylvatica).
1649
1650The southern beeches belong to a different but related genus,
1651Nothofagus. They are found in Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, New
51caa79e 1652Caledonia and South America.
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1654=head2 v5.8.5-RC1 - wikipedia, "Pedunculate Oak" (abridged)
1655
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1658The Pedunculate Oak is called the Common Oak in Britain, and is also
1659often called the English Oak in other English speaking countries It is a
1660large deciduous tree to 25-35m tall (exceptionally to 40m), with lobed
1661and sessile (stalk-less) leaves. Flowering takes place in early to mid
1662spring, and their fruit, called "acorns", ripen by autumn of the same
1663year. The acorns are pedunculate (having a peduncle or acorn-stalk) and
1664may occur singly, or several acorns may occur on a stalk.
1665
1666It forms a long-lived tree, with a large widespreading head of rugged
1667branches. While it may naturally live to an age of a few centuries, many
1668of the oldest trees are pollarded or coppiced, both pruning techniques
1669that extend the tree's potential lifespan, if not its health.
1670
1671Within its native range it is valued for its importance to insects and
1672other wildlife. Numerous insects live on the leaves, buds, and in the
1673acorns. The acorns form a valuable food resource for several small
1674mammals and some birds, notably Jays Garrulus glandarius.
1675
1676It is planted for forestry, and produces a long-lasting and durable
51caa79e 1677heartwood, much in demand for interior and furniture work.
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1679=head2 v5.8.4 - T. S. Eliot, "The Old Gumbie Cat"
1680
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1683 I have a Gumbie Cat in mind, her name is Jennyanydots;
1684 The curtain-cord she likes to wind, and tie it into sailor-knots.
1685 She sits upon the window-sill, or anything that's smooth and flat:
1686 She sits and sits and sits and sits -- and that's what makes a Gumbie Cat!
1687
1688 But when the day's hustle and bustle is done,
1689 Then the Gumbie Cat's work is but hardly begun.
1690 She thinks that the cockroaches just need employment
1691 To prevent them from idle and wanton destroyment.
1692 So she's formed, from that a lot of disorderly louts,
1693 A troop of well-disciplined helpful boy-scouts,
1694 With a purpose in life and a good deed to do--
1695 And she's even created a Beetles' Tattoo.
1696
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1697 So for Old Gumbie Cats let us now give three cheers --
1698 On whom well-ordered households depend, it appears.
1699
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1701=head2 v5.8.4-RC2 - T. S. Eliot, "Macavity: The Mystery Cat"
1702
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1705 Macavity's a Mystery Cat: he's called the Hidden Paw --
1706 For he's the master criminal who can defy the Law.
1707 He's the bafflement of Scotland Yard, the Flying Squad's despair:
1708 For when they reach the scene of crime -- /Macavity's not there/!
1709
1710 Macavity, Macavity, there's no one like Macavity,
1711 He's broken every human law, he breaks the law of gravity.
1712 His powers of levitation would make a fakir stare,
1713 And when you reach the scene of crime -- /Macavity's not there/!
1714 You may seek him in the basement, you may look up in the air --
1715 But I tell you once and once again, /Macavity's not there/!
1716
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1717=head2 v5.8.4-RC1 - T. S. Eliot, "Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat"
1718
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1721 There's a whisper down the line at 11.39
1722 When the Night Mail's ready to depart,
1723 Saying 'Skimble where is Skimble has he gone to hunt the thimble?
1724 We must find him of the train can't start.'
1725 All the guards and all the porters and the stationmaster's daughters
1726 They are searching high and low,
1727 Saying 'Skimble where is Skimble for unless he's very nimble
1728 Then the Night Mail just can't go'
1729 At 11.42 then the signal's overdue
1730 And the passengers are frantic to a man--
1731 Then Skimble will appear and he'll saunter to the rear:
1732 He's been busy in the luggage van!
1733 He gives one flash of his glass-green eyes
1734 And the the signal goes 'All Clear!'
1735 And we're off at last of the northern part
1736 Of the Northern Hemisphere!
1737
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1738=head2 v5.8.3 - Arthur William Edgar O'Shaugnessy, "Ode"
1739
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1742 We are the music makers,
1743 And we are the dreamers of dreams,
1744 Wandering by lonely sea-breakers,
1745 And sitting by desolate streams; --
1746 World-losers and world-forsakers,
1747 On whom the pale moon gleams:
1748 Yet we are the movers and shakers
1749 Of the world for ever, it seems.
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1751=head2 v5.8.3-RC1 - Irving Berlin, "Let's Face the Music and Dance"
1752
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1755 There may be trouble ahead,
1756 But while there's music and moonlight,
1757 And love and romance,
1758 Let's face the music and dance.
1759
1760 Before the fiddlers have fled,
1761 Before they ask us to pay the bill,
1762 And while we still have that chance,
1763 Let's face the music and dance.
1764
1765 Soon, we'll be without the moon,
1766 Humming a different tune, and then,
1767
1768 There may be teardrops to shed,
1769 So while there's music and moonlight,
1770 And love and romance,
1771 Let's face the music and dance.
1772
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1773=head2 v5.8.2 - Walt Whitman, "Passage to India"
1774
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1777 Passage, immediate passage! the blood burns in my veins!
1778 Away O soul! hoist instantly the anchor!
1779 Cut the hawsers - hall out - shake out every sail!
1780 Have we not stood here like trees in the ground long enough?
1781 Have we not grovel'd here long enough, eating and drinking like mere brutes?
1782 Have we not darken'd and dazed ourselves with books long enough?
1783
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1784 Sail forth - steer for the deep waters only,
1785 Reckless O soul, exploring, I with the and thou with me,
1786 For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared to go,
1787 And we will risk the ship, ourselves and all.
1788
1789 O my brave soul!
1790 O farther farther sail!
1791 O daring job, but safe! are they not all the seas of God?
1792 O farther, farther, farther sail!
1793
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1795
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1798 It's fun to charter an accountant
1799 And sail the wide accountan-cy,
1800 To find, explore the funds offshore
1801 And skirt the shoals of bankruptcy.
1802
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1807 They went to sea in a Sieve, they did,
1808 In a Sieve they went to sea:
1809 In spite of all their friends could say,
1810 On a winter's morn, on a stormy day,
1811 In a Sieve they went to sea!
1812 And when the Sieve turned round and round,
1813 And everyone cried, "You'll all be drowned!"
1814 They cried aloud, "Our Sieve ain't big,
1815 But we don't care a button, we don't care a fig!
1816 In a Sieve we'll go to sea!"
1817
1818 Far and few, far and few,
1819 Are the lands where the Jumblies live;
1820 Their heads are green, and their hands are blue,
1821 And they went to sea in a Sieve.
1822
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1826
1827=head2 v5.8.1-RC5 - Terry Pratchett, "Lords and Ladies"
1828
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1831No matter what she did with her hair it took about
1832three minutes for it to tangle itself up again,
1833like a garden hosepipe in a shed [Footnote: Which,
1834no matter how carefully coiled, will always uncoil
1835overnight and tie the lawnmower to the bicycles].
1836
1837=head2 v5.8.1-RC4 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
1838
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1841Grand Viziers were /always/ scheming megalomaniacs.
1842It was probably in the job description: "Are you a
1843devious, plotting, unreliable madman? Ah, good,
1844then you can be my most trusted minister."
1845
1846=head2 v5.8.1-RC3 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
1847
1848L<Announced on 2003-07-30 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg79048.html>
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1850Lord Hong had a mind like a knife, although possibly
1851a knife with a curved blade.
1852
1853=head2 v5.8.1-RC2 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
1854
1855L<Announced on 2003-07-11 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg78102.html>
1856
1857Many an ancient lord's last words had been, "You can't kill
1858me because I've got magic aaargh."
1859
1860=head2 v5.8.1-RC1 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
1861
1862L<Announced on 2003-07-10 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg78009.html>
1863
1864Cohen was familiar with city gates. He'd broken down a number
1865in his time, by battering ram, siege gun, and on one occasion
1866with his head.
1867
1868But the gates of Hunghung were pretty damn good gates. They
1869weren't like the gates of Ankh-Morpork, which were usually wide
1870open to attract the spending customer and whose concession to
1871defense was the sign "Thank You For Not Attacking Our City.
1872Bonum Diem." These things were big and made of metal and there
1873was a guardhouse and a squad of unhelpful men in black armor.
1874
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1879There was the faint sound of footsteps.
1880"Chap with a whip got as far as the big sharp spikes last week,"
1881said the low priest.
1882There was a sound like the flushing of a very old dry lavatory.
1883The footsteps stopped. The High Priest smiled to himself.
1884"Right," he said. "See your two pebbles and raise you two pebbles."
1885The low priest threw down his cards. "Double Onion," he said.
1886The High Priest looked down suspiciously.
1887The low priest consulted a scrap of paper. "That's three hundred
1888thousand, nine hundred and sixty-four pebbles you owe me," he said.
1889There was the sound of footsteps. The priests exchanged glances.
1890"Haven't had one for poisoned-dart alley for quite some time,"
1891said the High Priest.
1892"Five says he makes it", said the low priest. "You're on."
1893There was a faint clatter of metal points on stone.
1894"It's a shame to take your pebbles."
1895There were footsteps again.
1896
1897=head2 v5.8.0-RC3 - no epigraph
1898
1899L<Announced on 2002-07-13 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/07/msg63234.html>
1900
1901=head2 v5.8.0-RC2 - no epigraph
1902
1903L<Announced on 2002-06-21 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/06/msg62013.html>
1904
1905=head2 v5.8.0-RC1 - no epigraph
1906
1907L<Announced on 2002-06-01 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/06/msg60317.html>
1908
1909=head2 v5.7.3 - Terry Pratchett, "Reaper Man"
1910
1911L<Announced on 2002-03-04 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/03/msg53652.html>
1912
1913Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong.
1914No matter how fast light travels it finds the darkness has always
1915got there first, and is waiting for it.
1916
1917=head2 v5.7.2 - Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods"
1918
1919L<Announced on 2001-07-13 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/07/msg40370.html>
1920
1921His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools --
1922the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans -- and summed up
1923all three of them in his famous phrase, "You can't trust any
1924bugger further than you can throw him, and there's nothing
1925you can do about it, so let's have a drink."
1926
1927=head2 v5.7.1 - Terry Pratchett, "The Colour of Magic"
1928
1929L<Announced on 2001-07-13 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/04/msg33851.html>
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1931"What happens next?" asked Twoflower.
1932
1933Hrun screwed a finger in his ear and inspected it absently.
1934
1935"Oh,", he said, "I expect in a minute the door will be
1936flung back and I'll be dragged off to some sort of temple
1937arena where I'll fight maybe a couple of giant spiders
1938and an eight-foot slave from the jungles of Klatch and then
1939I'll rescue some kind of a princess from the altar and then
1940I'll kill off a few guards or whatever and then this girl
1941will show me the secret passage out of the place and we'll
1942liberate a couple of horses and escape with the treasure."
1943Hrun leaned his head back on his hands and looked at the
1944ceiling, whistling tunelessly.
1945
1946"All that?" said Twoflower.
1947
1948"Usually."
1949
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1950=head2 v5.7.0 - Terry Pratchett, "Moving Pictures"
1951
1952L<Announced on 2000-09-02 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/09/msg17730.html>
1953
1954The Librarian had seen many weird things in his time,
1955but that had to be the 57th strangest.
1956[footnote: he had a tidy mind]
1957
1958=head2 v5.6.2 - Sterne, "Tristram Shandy"
1959
1960L<Announced on 2003-11-15 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/deb8cb9ad918716f>
1961
1962When great or unexpected events fall out upon the stage of this
1963sublunary word--the mind of man, which is an inquisitive kind of
1964a substance, naturally takes a flight, behind the scenes, to see
1965what is the cause and first spring of them--The search was not
1966long in this instance.
1967
1968=head2 v5.6.2-RC1 - Sterne, "Tristram Shandy"
1969
1970L<Announced on 2003-11-15 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/e3d4acc7a8dd3ce5>
1971
1972"Pray, my dear", quoth my mother, "have you not forgot to wind up the clock?"
1973
2831a86c 1974=head2 v5.6.1 - J R R Tolkien, "The Hobbit", Riddles in the Dark
4363636d 1975
2831a86c 1976L<Announced on 2001-04-08 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/04/msg33823.html>
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1978`What have I got in my pocket?' he said aloud. He was talking to
1979himself, but Gollum thought it was a riddle, and he was frightfully
1980upset.
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1982`Not fair! not fair!' he hissed. `It isn't fair, my precious, is it,
1983to ask us what it's got in its nassty little pocketses?'
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1985Bilbo seeing what had happened and having nothing better to ask
1986stuck to his question, `What have I got in my pocket?' he said
1987louder.
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1989`S-s-s-s-s,' hissed Gollum. `It must give us three guesseses,
1990my precious, three guesseses.'
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2831a86c 1992=head2 v5.6.1-foolish - no epigraph
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2831a86c 1994L<Announced on 2001-08-04 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/04/msg33421.html>
3e340399 1995
2831a86c 1996=head2 v5.6.1-TRIAL3 - I can't find the announcement
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1998No announcement available.
1999
2831a86c 2000=head2 v5.6.1-TRIAL2 - no epigraph
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2831a86c 2004=head2 v5.6.1-TRIAL1 - no epigraph
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2831a86c 2006L<Announced on 2000-12-18 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/12/msg27738.html>
4363636d 2007
2831a86c 2008=head2 v5.6.0 - J R R Tolkien, "The Hobbit", The Last Stage
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2010L<Announced on 2000-03-23 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/03/msg10341.html>
2011
2012 The dragon is withered,
2013 His bones are now crumbled;
2014 His armour is shivered,
2015 His splendour is humbled!
2016 Though sword shall be rusted,
2017 And throne and crown perish
2018 With strength that men trusted
2019 And wealth that they cherish,
2020 Here grass is still growing,
2021 And leaves are a yet swinging,
2022 The white water flowing,
2023 And elves are yet singing
2024 Come! Tra-la-la-lally!
2025 Come back to the valley.
2026
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2028
2029L<Announced on 2000-03-22 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/03/msg10140.html>
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2031=head2 v5.005_05-RC1 - no epigraph
2032
2033L<Announced on 2009-02-16 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2009/02/msg144227.html>
2034
2035=head2 v5.005_04 - no epigraph
2036
2037L<Announced on 2004-03-01 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/6c240ad0b189cb47>
2038
2039=head2 v5.005_04-RC2 - Rudyard Kipling, "The Jungle Book"
2040
2041L<Announced on 2004-02-19 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/83e5421124a7b49d>
2042
2043The monkeys called the place their city, and pretended to despise
2044the Jungle-People because they lived in the forest. And yet they
2045never knew what the buildings were made for nor how to use
2046them. They would sit in circles on the hall of the king's council
2047chamber, and scratch for fleas and pretend to be men; or they would
2048run in and out of the roofless houses and collect pieces of plaster
2049and old bricks in a corner, and forget where they had hidden them,
2050and fight and cry in scuffling crowds, and then break off to play up
2051and down the terraces of the king's garden, where they would shake
2052the rose trees and the oranges in sport to see the fruit and flowers
2053fall.
2054
2055=head2 v5.005_04-RC1 - Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
2056
2057L<Announced on 2004-02-05 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/6aaeb6ec699bd116>
2058
2059Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, for she had
2060plenty of time as she went down to look about her and to wonder what was
2061going to happen next. First, she tried to look down and make out what
2062she was coming to, but it was too dark to see anything; then she looked
2063at the sides of the well, and noticed that they were filled with
2064cupboards and book-shelves; here and there she saw maps and pictures
2065hung upon pegs. She took down a jar from one of the shelves as she
2066passed; it was labelled 'ORANGE MARMALADE', but to her great
2067disappointment it was empty: she did not like to drop the jar for fear
2068of killing somebody, so managed to put it into one of the cupboards as
2069she fell past it.
2070
2071=head2 v1.0_16 - Johan Vromans, extemporarily
2072
2073L<Announced on 2003-12-18 by Richard Clamp|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/9281dc6194d15940>
2074
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2075=head1 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
2076
0e6b8110 2077This document was originally compiled based on a list of epigraphs
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2078on L<Perl Monks|http://perlmonks.org> titled
2079L<Recent Perl Release Announcement|http://perlmonks.org/?node_id=372406>
2080by ysth.
2081
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