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0e6b8110 5perlepigraphs - list of Perl release epigraphs
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7=head1 DESCRIPTION
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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 v5.15.0 - Neil Gaiman, "The Graveyard Book"
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22L<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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24 If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all
25 you will have gained.
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27=head2 v5.12.4 - William Schwenck Gilbert, "Trial By Jury"
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29L<Announced on 2011-06-20 by Leon Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173725.html>
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31You cannot eat breakfast all day,
32Nor is it the act of a sinner,
33When breakfast is taken away,
34To turn his attention to dinner;
35And it's not in the range of belief,
36To look upon him as a glutton,
37Who, when he is tired of beef,
38Determines to tackle the mutton.
39Ah! But this I am willing to say,
40If it will appease her sorrow,
41I'll marry this lady today,
42And I'll marry the other tomorrow!
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44=head2 v5.14.1 - L<< Larry Wall, January 12, 1988 <992@devvax.JPL.NASA.GOV> | http://groups.google.com/group/comp.sources.d/msg/5d17fa68c250b9b2 >>
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46L<Announced on 2011-06-16 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173650.html>
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48At this point I'm no longer working for a company that makes me sign
49my life away, but by now I'm in the habit. Besides, I still harbor
50the deep-down suspicion that nobody would pay money for what I write,
51since most of it just helps you do something better that you could
52already do some other way. How much money would you personally pay
53to upgrade from readnews to rn? How much money would you pay for
54the patch program? As for warp, it's a mere game. And anything you
55can do with perl you can eventually do with an amazing and totally
56unreadable conglomeration of awk, sed, sh and C.
57
58=head2 v5.12.4-RC2 - James Russell Lowell, "Eleanor makes macaroons"
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60L<Announced on 2011-06-15 by Leon Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173609.html>
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62Now for sugar, -- nay, our plan
63Tolerates no work of man.
64Hurry, then, ye golden bees;
65Fetch your clearest honey, please,
66Garnered on a Yorkshire moor,
67While the last larks sing and soar,
68From the heather-blossoms sweet
69Where sea-breeze and sunshine meet,
70And the Augusts mask as Junes, --
71Eleanor makes macaroons!
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73=head2 v5.12.4-RC1 - Ogden Nash, "The Clean Plater"
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75L<Announced on 2011-06-08 by Leon Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173352.html>
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77Pheasant is pleasant, of course,
78And terrapin, too, is tasty,
79Lobster I freely endorse,
80In pate or patty or pasty.
81But there's nothing the matter with butter,
82And nothing the matter with jam,
83And the warmest greetings I utter
84To the ham and the yam and the clam.
85For they're food,
86All food,
87And I think very fondly of food.
88Through I'm broody at times
89When bothered by rhymes,
90I brood
91On food.
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93=head2 v5.14.0 - L<< Larry Wall, January 12, 1988 <992@devvax.JPL.NASA.GOV> | http://groups.google.com/group/comp.sources.d/msg/5d17fa68c250b9b2 >>
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95L<Announced on 2011-05-14 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg172326.html>
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97At the start of any project, I'm programming primarily to please
98myself. (The two chief virtues in a programmer are laziness and
99impatience.) After a while somebody looks over my shoulder and says,
100"That's neat. It'd be neater if it did such-and-so." So the thing
101gets neater. Pretty soon (a year or two) I have an rn, a warp, a patch,
102or a perl. One of these years I'll have a metaconfig.
103
104I then say to myself, "I don't want my life's work to die when this
105computer is scrapped, so I should let some other people use this. If I
106ask my company to sell this, it'll never see the light of day, and nobody
107would pay much for it anyway. If I sell it myself, I'll be in trouble with
108my company, to whom I signed my life away when I was hired. If I give it
109away, I can pretend it was worthless in the first place, so my company
110won't care. In any event, it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission."
111
112So a freely distributable program is born.
113
114=head2 v5.14.0-RC3 - American Airlines Gate Agent, last call
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116L<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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118This is the last call for flight 1697 with service to Chicago and
119continuing service to San Francisco. All passengers should already be
120aboard. If you aren't aboard at this time, you will be denied boarding
121and your bags will be offloaded.
122
123=head2 v5.14.0-RC2 - Greg Grandin, Fordlandia, "the Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City"
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125L<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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127Over the course of nearly two decades, Ford would spend tens of millions
128of dollars founding not one but, after the plantation was defastated
129by leaf blight, two American towns, complete with central squares,
130sidewalks, indoor plumbing, hospitals, manicured lawns, movie theaters,
131swimming pools, golf courses, and, of course, Model Ts and As rolling
132down their paved streets.
133
134Back in America, newspapers kept up their drumbeat celebration, only
135obliquely referencing reports that things were not progressing as the
136company had hoped. But there was one note of skepticism. In late 1928,
137the Washington Post ran an editorial that read in its entirety: "Ford will
138govern a rubber plantation in Brazil larger than North Carolina. This is
139the first time he has applied quantity production methods to trouble"
140
141=head2 v5.14.0-RC1 - Bill Bryson, "In a Sunburned Country"
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143L<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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145But then Australia is such a difficult country to keep track of. On
146my first visit, some years ago, I passed the time on the long flight
147reading a history of Australian politics in the twentieth century,
148wherein I encountered the startling fact that in 1967 the prime minister,
149Harold Holt, was strolling along a beach in Victoria when he plunged into
150the surf and vanished. No trace of the poor man was ever seen again.
151This seemed doubly astounding to meE<0x2014>first that Australia could
152just I<lose> a prime minister (I mean, come on) and second that news of
153this had never reached me.
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155=head2 v5.13.11 - Walt Whitman, L<Leaves of Grass|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaves_of_Grass>
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157L<Announced on 2011-02-20 by Florian Ragwitz|http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2011-03/msg00560.html>
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159 When the full-grown poet came,
160 Out spake pleased Nature (the round impassive globe, with all its
161 shows of day and night,) saying, He is mine;
162 But out spake too the Soul of man, proud, jealous and unreconciled,
163 Nay he is mine alone;
164 --Then the full-grown poet stood between the two, and took each
165 by the hand;
166 And to-day and ever so stands, as blender, uniter, tightly holding hands,
167 Which he will never release until he reconciles the two,
168 And wholly and joyously blends them.
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174 Skalat maðr rúnar rísta,
175 nema ráða vel kunni.
176 Þat verðr mörgum manni,
177 es of myrkvan staf villisk.
178 Sák á telgðu talkni
179 tíu launstafi ristna.
180 Þat hefr lauka lindi
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183=head2 v5.13.9 - John F Kennedy, L<Inaugural Address January 20, 1961|http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/John_F._Kennedy%27s_Inaugural_Address>
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185L<Announced on 2011-01-20 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/01/msg168335.html>
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187In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been
188granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I
189do not shrink from this responsibility -- I welcome it. I do not believe
190that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other
191generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this
192endeavor will light our country and all who serve it. And the glow from
193that fire can truly light the world.
194
195And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you;
196ask what you can do for your country.
197
198My fellow citizens of the world, ask not what America will do for you,
199but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
200
201Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world,
202ask of us here the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which
203we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history
204the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love,
205asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's
206work must truly be our own.
207
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208=head2 v5.13.8 - Roger Williams, L<"The Fifth Gift"|http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2005/8/19/21304/8493>
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210L<Announced on 2010-12-19 by Zefram|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/12/msg167271.html>
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212The aliens called the box a "matter generator," but we'd be more inclined
213to call it a matter duplicator. By connecting switches and potentiometers
214between the copper posts it was possible to make the box mark off two
215cubic rectangular areas of volume. Make a certain contact, and these
216areas would be isolated within perfectly reflective fields. They could
217be expanded or contracted by altering resistances between other posts.
218As I worked out the user interface I built a little control panel for
219the device. It was actually a clever way for the aliens to do things;
220instead of trying to build controls we could use, they built us an
221interface we could attach to controls that made sense to us. It could
222also be automated.
223
224Once you had made the contact that established the shielded volumes,
225if you made another certain contact the contents of the first volume
226were copied to the second. The machine copied metal, plastic, steel,
227and diamond with equal ease. Copies of copies of copies of copies were
228indistinguishable from the originals at any magnification, even using
229techniques like X-ray crystallography.
230
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231=head2 v5.13.7 - Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski, 'The Matrix'
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235[Neo sees a black cat walk by them, and then a similar black cat walk by them just like the first one]
236
237Neo: Whoa. Deja vu.
238
239[Everyone freezes right in their tracks]
240
241Trinity: What did you just say?
242Neo: Nothing. Just had a little deja vu.
243Trinity: What did you see?
244Cypher: What happened?
245Neo: A black cat went past us, and then another that looked just like it.
246Trinity: How much like it? Was it the same cat?
247Neo: It might have been. I'm not sure.
248Morpheus: Switch! Apoc!
249Neo: What is it?
250Trinity: A deja vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when they change something.
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252=head2 v5.13.6 - Haruki Murakami, "Kafka on the Shore"
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256The boy called Crow softly rests a hand on my shoulder, and with that
257he storm vanishes.
258
259"From now on -- no matter what -- you've got to be the world's toughest
260fifteen-year-old. That's the only way you're going to survive. And in order
261to do that, you've got to figure out what it means to be tough. You following
262me?"
263
264I keep my eyes closed and don't reply. I just want to sink off into sleep
265like this, his hand on my shoulder. I hear the faint flutter of wings.
266
267"You're going to be the world's toughest fifteen-year-old," Crow whispers
268as I try to fall asleep. Like he was carving the words in a deep blue tattoo
269on my heart.
270
271(Translated from Japanese by Philip Gabriel)
272
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273=head2 v5.13.5 - Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, "The Room in the Dragon Volant"
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277Candle in hand I stepped in. I do not know whether the quality of
278air, long undisturbed, is peculiar; to me it has always seemed so, and
279the damp smell of the old masonry hung in this atmosphere. My candle
280faintly lighted the bare stone wall that enclosed the stair, the foot
281of which I could not see. Down I went, and a few turns brought me to
282the stone floor. Here was another door, of the simple, old, oak kind,
283deep sunk in the thickness of the wall. The large end of the key
284fitted this. The lock was stiff; I set the candle down upon the
285stair, and applied both hands; it turned with difficulty, and as it
286revolved, uttered a shriek that alarmed me for my secret.
287
288For some minutes I did not move. In a little time, however, I took
289courage, and opened the door. The night-air floating in puffed out
290the candle. There was a thicket of holly and underwood, as dense as a
291jungle, close about the door. I should have been in pitch-darkness,
292were it not that through the topmost leaves there twinkled, here and
293there, a glimmer of moonshine.
294
295Softly, lest any one should have opened his window at the sound of the
296rusty bolt, I struggled through this till I gained a view of the open
297grounds. Here I found that the brushwood spread a good way up the
298park, uniting with the wood that approached the little temple I have
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301=head2 v5.13.4 - Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
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305`How the creatures order one about, and make one repeat lessons!' thought Alice;
306`I might as well be at school at once.' However, she got up, and began to repeat
307it, but her head was so full of the Lobster Quadrille, that she hardly knew what
308she was saying, and the words came very queer indeed:--
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310 "'Tis the voice of the Lobster; I heard him declare,
311 "You have baked me too brown, I must sugar my hair."
312 As a duck with its eyelids, so he with his nose
313 Trims his belt and his buttons, and turns out his toes.'
314
315
316`That's different from what I used to say when I was a child,' said the Gryphon.
317
318`Well, I never heard it before,' said the Mock Turtle; `but it sounds uncommon
319nonsense.'
320
321Alice said nothing; she had sat down with her face in her hands, wondering if
322anything would ever happen in a natural way again.
323
324`I should like to have it explained,' said the Mock Turtle.
325
326`She can't explain it,' said the Gryphon hastily. `Go on with the next verse.'
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328`But about his toes?' the Mock Turtle persisted. `How could he turn them out
329with his nose, you know?'
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331`It's the first position in dancing.' Alice said; but was dreadfully puzzled by
332the whole thing, and longed to change the subject.
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334=head2 v5.13.3 - Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, "Good Omens"
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338Look at Crowley, doing 110 mph on the M40 heading towards
339Oxfordshire. Even the most resolutely casual observer would
340notice a number of strange things about him. The clenched teeth,
341for example, or the dull red glow coming from behind his
342sunglasses. And the car. The car was a definite hint.
343
344Crowley had started the journey in his Bentley, and he was
345dammned if he wasn't going to finish it in the Bentley as well.
346Not that even the kind of car buff who owns his own pair of
347motoring goggles would have been able to tell it was a vintage
348Bentley. Not any more. They wouldn't have been able to tell
349that it was a Bentley. They would only offer fifty-fifty that it
350had ever even been a car.
351
352There was no paint left on it, for a start. It might still have
353been black, where it wasn't a rusty, smudged reddish-brown, but
354this was a dull charcoal black. It traveled in its own ball of
355flame, like a space capsule making a particularly difficult
356re-entry.
357
358There was a thin skin of crusted, melted rubber left around the
359metal wheel rims, but seeing that the wheel rims were still
360somhow riding an inch above the road surface this didn't seem to
361make an awful lot of difference to the suspension.
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363It should have fallen apart miles back.
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365=head2 v5.13.2 - Iain M Banks, "Use of Weapons"
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369We deal in the moral equivalent of black holes, where the normal laws -
370the rules of right and wrong that people imagine apply everywhere else
371in the universe - break down; beyond those metaphysical event-horizons,
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372there exist ... special circumstances.
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374=head2 v5.13.1 - Miguel de Unamuno, "The Sepulchre of Don Quixote"
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378And if anyone shall come to you and say that he knows how to construct
379bridges and that perhaps a time will come when you will wish to avail
380yourself of his science in order to cross over a river, out with him! Out
381with the engineer! Rivers will be crossed by wading or swimming them, even
382if half the crusaders drown themselves. Let the engineer go off and build
383bridges somewhere else, where they are badly wanted. For those who go in
384quest of the sepulchre, faith is bridge enough.
385
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386=head2 v5.13.0 - Jules Verne, "A Journey to the Centre of the Earth"
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388L<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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390The heat still remained at quite a supportable degree. With an
391involuntary shudder, I reflected on what the heat must have been
392when the volcano of Sneffels was pouring its smoke, flames, and
393streams of boiling lava -- all of which must have come up by the
394road we were now following. I could imagine the torrents of hot
395seething stone darting on, bubbling up with accompaniments of
396smoke, steam, and sulphurous stench!
397
398"Only to think of the consequences," I mused, "if the old
399volcano were once more to set to work."
400
401=head2 v5.12.3 - Howard W. Campbell, Jr., "Reflections on Not Participating in Current Events"
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403L<Announced on 2011-01-21 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/01/msg168368.html>
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405 I saw a huge steam roller,
406 It blotted out the sun.
407 The people all lay down, lay down;
408 They did not try to run.
409 My love and I, we looked amazed
410 Upon the gory mystery.
411 'Lie down, lie down!' the people cried.
412 'The great machine is history!'
413 My love and I, we ran away,
414 The engine did not find us.
415 We ran up to a mountain top,
416 Left history far behind us.
417 Perhaps we should have stayed and died,
418 But somehow we don't think so.
419 We went to see where history'd been,
420 And my, the dead did stink so.
421
422=head2 v5.12.2 - William Gibson, "Pattern Recognition"
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424L<Announced on 2010-09-06 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/09/msg163852.html>
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426CPUs. Cayce Pollard Units. That's what Damien calls the clothing
427she wears. CPUs are either black, white, or gray, and ideally
428seem to have come into this world without human intervention.
429
430What people take for relentless minimalism is a side effect
431of too much exposure to the reactor-cores of fashion. This
432has resulted in a remorseless paring-down of what she can and
433will wear. She is, literally, allergic to fashion. She can
434only tolerate things that could have been worn, to a general
435lack of comment, during any year between 1945 and 2000. She's a
436design-free zone, a one-woman school of and whose very austerity
437periodically threatens to spawn its own cult.
438
439=head2 v5.12.2-RC1 - William Gibson, "Pattern Recognition"
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441L<Announced on 2010-08-31 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/08/msg163670.html>
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443The front page opens, familiar as a friend's living room. A frame-grab
444from #48 serves as backdrop, dim and almost monochrome, no characters in
445view. This is one of the sequences that generate comparisons with
446Tarkovsky. She only knows Tarkovsky from stills, really, though she did
447once fall asleep during a screening of The Stalker, going under on an
448endless pan, the camera aimed straight down, in close-up, at a puddle on
449a ruined mosaic floor. But she is not one of those who think that much
450will be gained by analysis of the maker's imagined influences. The cult
451of the footage is rife with subcults, claiming every possible influence.
452Truffaut, Peckinpah -- The Peckinpah people, among the least likely, are
453still waiting for the guns to be drawn.
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455=head2 v5.12.1 - Kurt Vonnegut, "Cat's Cradle"
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459"Now suppose," chortled Dr. Breed, enjoying himself, "that there were
460many possible ways in which water could crystallize, could freeze.
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461Suppose that the sort of ice we skate upon and put into highballs --
462what we might call ice-one -- is only one of several types of ice.
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463Suppose water always froze as ice-one on Earth because it had never
464had a seed to teach it how to form ice-two, ice-three, ice-four
465...? And suppose," he rapped on his desk with his old hand again,
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466"that there were one form, which we will call ice-nine -- a crystal as
467hard as this desk -- with a melting point of, let us say, one-hundred
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468degrees Fahrenheit, or, better still, a melting point of one-hundred-
469and-thirty degrees."
470
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471=head2 v5.12.1-RC2 - Kurt Vonnegut, "Cat's Cradle"
472
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475San Lorenzo was fifty miles long and twenty miles wide, I learned from
476the supplement to the New York Sunday Times. Its population was four
477hundred, fifty thousand souls, "...all fiercely dedicated to the ideals
478of the Free World."
479
480Its highest point, Mount McCabe, was eleven thousand feet above sea
481level. Its capital was Bolivar, "...a strikingly modern city built on a
482harbor capable of sheltering the entire United States Navy." The principal
483exports were sugar, coffee, bananas, indigo, and handcrafted novelties.
484
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490the pivot of a karass. No karass is without a wampeter, Bokonon tells us,
491just as no wheel is without a hub. Anything can be a wampeter: a tree,
492a rock, an animal, an idea, a book, a melody, the Holy Grail. Whatever
493it is, the members of its karass revolve about it in the majestic chaos
494of a spiral nebula. The orbits of the members of a karass about their
495common wampeter are spiritual orbits, naturally. It is souls and not
496bodies that revolve. As Bokonon invites us to sing:
497
498 Around and around and around we spin,
499 With feet of lead and wings of tin . . .
500
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505'Please would you tell me,' said Alice, a little timidly, for she was
506not quite sure whether it was good manners for her to speak first, 'why
507your cat grins like that?'
508
509'It's a Cheshire cat,' said the Duchess, 'and that's why. Pig!'
510
511She said the last word with such sudden violence that Alice quite
512jumped; but she saw in another moment that it was addressed to the baby,
513and not to her, so she took courage, and went on again:--
514
515'I didn't know that Cheshire cats always grinned; in fact, I didn't know
516that cats COULD grin.'
517
518'They all can,' said the Duchess; 'and most of 'em do.'
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524'Not QUITE right, I'm afraid,' said Alice, timidly; 'some of the words
525have got altered.'
526
527'It is wrong from beginning to end,' said the Caterpillar decidedly, and
528there was silence for some minutes.
529
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534'It was much pleasanter at home,' thought poor Alice, 'when one wasn't
535always growing larger and smaller, and being ordered about by mice and
536rabbits. I almost wish I hadn't gone down that rabbit-hole--and yet--and
537yet--it's rather curious, you know, this sort of life! I do wonder what
538can have happened to me! When I used to read fairy-tales, I fancied that
539kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one!
540
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546called out, 'Sit down, all of you, and listen to me! I'LL soon make you
547dry enough!' They all sat down at once, in a large ring, with the Mouse
548in the middle. Alice kept her eyes anxiously fixed on it, for she felt
549sure she would catch a bad cold if she did not get dry very soon.
550
551'Ahem!' said the Mouse with an important air, 'are you all ready? This
552is the driest thing I know. Silence all round, if you please! "William
553the Conqueror, whose cause was favoured by the pope, was soon submitted
554to by the English, who wanted leaders, and had been of late much
555accustomed to usurpation and conquest. Edwin and Morcar, the earls of
d517a16a 556Mercia and Northumbria --"'
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567hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of
568making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and
569picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran
570close by her.
571
572There was nothing so VERY remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so
573VERY much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, 'Oh dear! Oh
574dear! I shall be late!' (when she thought it over afterwards, it
575occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time
576it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually TOOK A WATCH
577OUT OF ITS WAISTCOAT-POCKET, and looked at it, and then hurried on,
578Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had
579never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to
580take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field
581after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large
582rabbit-hole under the hedge.
583
584In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how
585in the world she was to get out again.
586
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596 Singing, dancing to itself,
597 A fairy thing with red round cheeks,
598 That always finds, and never seeks,
599 Makes such a vision to the sight
600 As fills a father's eyes with light;
601 And pleasures flow in so thick and fast
602 Upon his heart, that he at last
603 Must needs express his love's excess
604 With words of unmeant bitterness.
605 Perhaps 'tis pretty to force together
606 Thoughts so all unlike each other;
607 To mutter and mock a broken charm,
608 To dally with wrong that does no harm.
609 Perhaps 'tis tender too and pretty
610 At each wild word to feel within
611 A sweet recoil of love and pity.
612 And what, if in a world of sin
613 (O sorrow and shame should this be true!)
614 Such giddiness of heart and brain
615 Comes seldom save from rage and pain,
616 So talks as it's most used to do.
617
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622And you don't suppose that I went into it headlong like a fool? I went
623into it like a wise man, and that was just my destruction. And you
624mustn't suppose that I didn't know, for instance, that if I began to
625question myself whether I had the right to gain power -- I certainly
626hadn't the right -- or that if I asked myself whether a human being is a
627louse it proved that it wasn't so for me, though it might be for a man
628who would go straight to his goal without asking questions.... If I
629worried myself all those days, wondering whether Napoleon would have
630done it or not, I felt clearly of course that I wasn't Napoleon.
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639Tom contemplated the boy a bit, and said: "What do you call work?"
640
641"Why ain't that work?"
642
643Tom resumed his whitewashing, and answered carelessly: "Well, maybe it
644is, and maybe it aint. All I know, is, it suits Tom Sawyer."
645
646"Oh come, now, you don't mean to let on that you like it?"
647
648The brush continued to move. "Like it? Well I don't see why I oughtn't
649to like it. Does a boy get a chance to whitewash a fence every day?"
650
651That put the thing in a new light. Ben stopped nibbling his apple. Tom
652swept his brush daintily back and forth -- stepped back to note the effect
653-- added a touch here and there-criticised the effect again -- Ben
654watching every move and getting more and more interested, more and more
655absorbed. Presently he said: "Say, Tom, let me whitewash a little."
656
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661The streets were pretty quiet, which was nice. They're always quiet here
662at that time: you have to be wearing a black jacket to be out on the
663streets between seven and nine in the evening, and not many people in
664the area have black jackets. It's just one of those things. I currently
665live in Colour Neighbourhood, which is for people who are heavily into
666colour. All the streets and buildings are set for instant colourmatch:
667as you walk down the road they change hue to offset whatever you're
668wearing. When the streets are busy it's kind of intense, and anyone
669prone to epileptic seizures isn't allowed to live in the Neighbourhood,
670however much they're into colour.
671
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676Milo had been caught red-handed in the act of plundering his countrymen,
677and, as a result, his stock had never been higher. He proved good as his
678word when a rawboned major from Minnesota curled his lip in rebellious
679disavowal and demanded his share of the syndicate Milo kept saying
680everybody owned. Milo met the challenge by writing the words "A Share"
681on the nearest scrap of paper and handing it away with a virtuous disdain
682that won the envy and admiration of almost everyone who knew him. His
683glory was at a peak, and Colonel Cathcart, who knew and admired his
684war record, was astonished by the deferential humility with which Mil
685presented himself at Group Headquarters and made his fantastic appeal
686for more hazardous assignment.
687
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692Whispers of an "evil power" were heard in lines at dairy shops, in
693streetcars, stores, arguments, kitchens, suburban and long-distance
694trains, at stations large and small, in dachas and on beaches. Needless
695to say, truly mature and cultured people did not tell these stories
696about an evil power's visit to the capital. In fact, they even made fun
697of them and tried to talk sense into those who told them. Nevertheless,
698facts are facts, as they say, and cannot simply be dismissed without
699explanation: somebody had visited the capital. The charred cinders of
700Griboyedov alone, and many other things besides, confirmed it. Cultured
701people shared the point of view of the investigating team: it was the
702work of a gang of hypnotists and ventriloquists magnificently skilled in
703their art.
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709'Briefly, sir, I am the Permanent Under-Secretary of State, known as
710the Permanent Secretary. Woolley here is your Principal Private
711Secretary. I, too, have a Principal Private Secretary, and he is the
712Principal Private Secretary to the Permanent Secretary. Directly
713responsible to me are ten Deputy Secretaries, eighty-seven Under
714Secretaries and two hundred and nineteen Assistant Secretaries.
715Directly responsible to the Principal Private Secretaries are plain
716Private Secretaries. The Prime Minister will be appointing two
717Parliamentary Under-Secretaries and you will be appointing your own
718Parliamentary Private Secretary.'
719
720'Can they all type?' I joked.
721
722'None of us can type, Minister,' replied Sir Humphrey smoothly. 'Mrs
723McKay types - she is your Secretary.'
724
725I couldn't tell whether or not he was joking. 'What a pity,' I said.
726'We could have opened an agency.'
727
728Sir Humphrey and Bernard laughed. 'Very droll, sir,' said Sir
729Humphrey. 'Most amusing, sir,' said Bernard. Were they genuinely
730amused at my wit, or just being rather patronising? 'I suppose they
731all say that, do they?' I ventured.
732
733Sir Humphrey reassured me on that. 'Certainly not, Minister,' he
734replied. 'Not quite all.'
735
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748He would often declare, in speaking his thoughts upon the subject, that
749he did not conceive how the greatest family in England could stand it
750out against an uninterrupted succession of six or seven short
751noses.--And for the contrary reason, he would generally add, That it
752must be one of the greatest problems in civil life, where the same
753number of long and jolly noses, following one another in a direct line,
754did not raise and hoist it up into the best vacancies in the kingdom.
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768
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777=head2 v5.9.2 - Thomas Pynchon, "V"
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781This word flip was weird. Every recording date of McClintic's he'd
782gotten into the habit of talking electricity with the audio men and
783technicians of the studio. McClintic once couldn't have cared less
784about electricity, but now it seemed if that was helping him reach a
785bigger audience, some digging, some who would never dig, but all
786paying and those royalties keeping the Triumph in gas and McClintic
787in J. Press suits, then McClintic ought to be grateful to
788electricity, ought maybe to learn a little more about it. So he'd
789picked up some here and there, and one day last summer he got around
790to talking stochastic music and digital computers with one
791technician. Out of the conversation had come Set/Reset, which was
792getting to be a signature for the group. He had found out from this
793sound man about a two-triode circuit called a flip-flop, which when
794it turned on could be one of two ways, depending on which tube was
795conducting and which was cut off: set or reset, flip or flop.
796
797"And that," the man said, "can be yes or no, or one or zero. And
798that is what you might call one of the basic units, or specialized
799`cells' in a big `electronic brain.' "
800
801"Crazy," said McClintic, having lost him back there someplace. But
802one thing that did occur to him was if a computer's brain could go
803flip or flop, why so could a musician's. As long as you were flop,
804everything was cool. But where did the trigger-pulse come from to
805make you flip?
806
807=head2 v5.9.1 - Tom Stoppard, "Arcadia"
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811Aren't you supposed to have a pony?
812
813=head2 v5.9.0 - Doris Lessing, "Martha Quest"
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817What of October, that ambiguous month
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823Frank and I, unlike the civil servants, were still puzzled that such a
824proposal as the Europass could even be seriously under consideration by
825the FCO. We can both see clearly that it is wonderful ammunition for the
826anti-Europeans. I asked Humphrey if the Foreign Office doesn't realise
827how damaging this would be to the European ideal?
828
829'I'm sure they do, Minister, he said. That's why they support it.'
830
831This was even more puzzling, since I'd always been under the impression
832that the FO is pro-Europe. 'Is it or isn't it?' I asked Humphrey.
833
834'Yes and no,' he replied of course, 'if you'll pardon the
835expression. The Foreign Office is pro-Europe because it is really
836anti-Europe. In fact the Civil Service was united in its desire to make
837sure the Common Market didn't work. That's why we went into it.'
838
839This sounded like a riddle to me. I asked him to explain further. And
840basically his argument was as follows: Britain has had the same foreign
841policy objective for at least the last five hundred years - to create a
842disunited Europe. In that cause we have fought with the Dutch against
843the Spanish, with the Germans against the French, with the French and
844Italians against the Germans, and with the French against the Italians
845and Germans. [The Dutch rebellion against Phillip II of Spain, the
846Napoleonic Wars, the First World War, and the Second World War - Ed.]
847
848In other words, divide and rule. And the Foreign Office can see no
849reason to change when it has worked so well until now.
850
851I was aware of this, naturally, but I regarded it as ancient history.
852Humphrey thinks that it is, in fact, current policy. It was necessary
853for us to break up the EEC, he explained, so we had to get inside. We
854had previously tried to break it up from the outside, but that didn't
855work. [A reference to our futile and short-lived involvement in EFTA,
856the European Free Trade Association, founded in 1960 and which the UK
857left in 1972 - Ed.] Now that we're in, we are able to make a complete
858pig's breakfast out of it. We've now set the Germans against the French,
859the French against the Italians, the Italians against the Dutch... and
860the Foreign office is terribly happy. It's just like old time.
861
862I was staggered by all of this. I thought that the all of us who are
863publicly pro-European believed in the European ideal. I said this to Sir
864Humphrey, and he simply chuckled.
865
866So I asked him: if we don't believe in the European Ideal, why are we
867pushing to increase the membership?
868
869'Same reason,' came the reply. 'It's just like the United Nations. The
870more members it has, the more arguments you can stir up, and the more
871futile and impotent it becomes.'
872
873This all strikes me as the most appalling cynicism, and I said so.
874
875Sir Humphrey agreed completely. 'Yes Minister. We call it
876diplomacy. It's what made Britain great, you know.'
877
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882There was silence in the office. I didn't know what we were going to do
883about the four hundred new people supervising our economy drive or the
884four hundred new people for the Bureaucratic Watchdog Office, or
885anything! I simply sat and waited and hoped that my head would stop
886thumping and that some idea would be suggested by someone sometime soon.
887
888Sir Humphrey obliged. 'Minister... if we were to end the economy drive
889and close the Bureaucratic Watchdog Office we could issue an immediate
890press announcement that you had axed eight hundred jobs.' He had
891obviously thought this out carefully in advance, for at this moment he
892produced a slim folder from under his arm. 'If you'd like to approve
893this draft...'
894
895I couldn't believe the impertinence of the suggestion. Axed eight
896hundred jobs? 'But no one was ever doing these jobs,' I pointed out
897incredulously. 'No one's been appointed yet.'
898
899'Even greater economy,' he replied instantly. 'We've saved eight hundred
900redundancy payments as well.'
901
902'But...' I attempted to explain '... that's just phony. It's dishonest,
903it's juggling with figures, it's pulling the wool over people's eyes.'
904
905'A government press release, in fact.' said Humphrey.
906
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912was hugely impressed. British Airways are having to pawn their Concordes,
913and here is this little tiny African state with its own airline, jumbo
914jets and all.
915
916I asked Bernard how many planes Burandan Airways had. 'None,' he said.
917
918I told him not to be silly and use his eyes. 'No Minister, it belongs to
919Freddie Laker,' he said. 'They chartered it last week and repainted it
920specially.' Apparently most of the Have-Nots (I mean, LDCs) do this - at
921the opening of the UN General Assembly the runways of Kennedy Airport are
922jam-packed with phoney flag-carriers. 'In fact,' said Bernard with a sly
923grin, 'there was one 747 that belonged to nine different African airlines
924in a month. They called it the mumbo-jumbo.'
925
926While we watched nothing much happening on the TV except the mumbo-jumbo
927taxiing around Prestwick and the Queen looking a bit chilly, Bernard gave
928me the next day's schedule and explained that I was booked on the night
929sleeper from King's Cross to Edinburgh because I had to vote in a
930three-line whip at the House tonight and would have to miss the last
931plane. Then the commentator, in that special hushed BBC voice used for any
932occasion with which Royalty is connected, announced reverentially that we
933were about to catch our first glimpse of President Selim.
934
935And out of the plane stepped Charlie. My old friend Charlie Umtali. We
936were at LSE together. Not Selim Mohammed at all, but Charlie.
937
938Bernard asked me if I were sure. Silly question. How could you forget a
939name like Charlie Umtali?
940
941I sent Bernard for Sir Humphrey, who was delighted to hear that we now
942know something about our official visitor.
943
944Bernard's official brief said nothing. Amazing! Amazing how little the FCO
945has been able to find out. Perhaps they were hoping it would all be on the
946car radio. All the brief says is that Colonel Selim Mohammed had converted
947to Islam some years ago, they didn't know his original name, and therefore
948knew little of his background.
949
950I was able to tell Humphrey and Bernard /all/ about his background.
951Charlie was a red-hot political economist, I informed them. Got the top
952first. Wiped the floor with everyone.
953
954Bernard seemed relieved. 'Well that's all right then.'
955
956'Why?' I enquired.
957
958'I think Bernard means,' said Sir Humphrey helpfully, 'that he'll know how
959to behave if he was at an English University. Even if it was the LSE.' I
960never know whether or not Humphrey is insulting me intentionally.
961
962Humphrey was concerned about Charlie's political colour. 'When you said
963that he was red-hot, were you speaking politically?'
964
965In a way I was. 'The thing about Charlie is that you never quite know
966where you are with him. He's the sort of chap who follows you into a
967revolving door and comes out in front.'
968
969'No deeply held convictions?' asked Sir Humphrey.
970
971'No. The only thing Charlie was committed too was Charlie.'
972
973'Ah, I see. A politician, Minister.'
974
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976
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979 It's not that easy bein' green
980 Having to spend each day the color of the leaves
4363636d 981 When I think it could be nicer being red or yellow or gold
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982 Or something much more colorful like that
983
984 It's not easy bein' green
4363636d 985 It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things
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986 And people tend to pass you over 'cause you're
987 Not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water
988 Or stars in the sky
989
990 But green's the color of Spring
991 And green can be cool and friendly-like
992 And green can be big like an ocean
993 Or important like a mountain
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994 Or tall like a tree
995
996 When green is all there is to be
997 It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why?
998 Wonder I am green and it'll do fine, it's beautiful
999 And I think it's what I want to be
1000
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1001=head2 v5.8.8-RC1 - Cosgrove Hall Productions, "Dangermouse"
1002
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1005Greenback: And the world is mine, all mine. Muhahahahaha. See to it!
51caa79e 1006
2831a86c 1007Stiletto: Si, Barone. Subito, Barone.
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1010
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1013And now, imagine the triumphant procession: Peter at the head; after him the
1014hunters leading the wolf; and winding up the procession, grandfather and the
1015cat.
1016
1017Grandfather shook his head discontentedly: "Well, and if Peter hadn't caught
51caa79e 1018the wolf? What then?"
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1021
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1024And now this is how things stood: The cat was sitting on one branch. The
1025bird on another, not too close to the cat. And the wolf walked round and
1026round the tree, looking at them with greedy eyes.
1027
1028In the meantime, Peter, without the slightest fear, stood behind the
1029gate, watching all that was going on. He ran home,got a strong rope and
1030climbed up the high stone wall.
1031
1032One of the branches of the tree, around which the wolf was walking,
1033stretched out over the wall.
1034
1035Grabbing hold of the branch, Peter lightly climbed over on to the tree.
1036Peter said to the bird: "Fly down and circle round the wolf's head, only
1037take care that he doesn't catch you!".
1038
1039The bird almost touched the wolf's head with its wings, while the wolf
1040snapped angrily at him from this side and that.
1041
1042How that bird teased the wolf, how that wolf wanted to catch him! But
51caa79e 1043the bird was clever and the wolf simply couldn't do anything about it.
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1046
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1048
4363636d 1049"Hallo, Pooh," said Piglet, giving a jump of surprise. "I knew it was
51caa79e 1050you."
4363636d 1051
51caa79e 1052"So did I,", said Pooh. "What are you doing?"
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1053
1054"I'm planting a haycorn, Pooh, so that it can grow up into an oak-tree,
1055and have lots of haycorns just outside the front door instead of having
51caa79e 1056to walk miles and miles, do you see, Pooh?"
4363636d 1057
51caa79e 1058"Supposing it doesn't?" said Pooh.
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1060"It will, because Christopher Robin says it will, so that's why I'm
1061planting it."
1062
1063"Well," aid Pooh, "if I plant a honeycomb outside my house, then it will
51caa79e 1064grow up into a beehive."
4363636d 1065
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1067
1068"Or a /piece/ of a honeycomb," said Pooh, "so as not to waste too much.
1069Only then I might only get a piece of a beehive, and it might be the
51caa79e 1070wrong piece, where the bees were buzzing and not hunnying. Bother"
4363636d 1071
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1073
1074"Besides, Pooh, it's a very difficult thing, planting unless you know
1075how to do it," he said; and he put the acorn in the hole he had made,
51caa79e 1076and covered it up with earth, and jumped on it.
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1078=head2 v5.8.6-RC1 - A. A. Milne, "Winnie the Pooh"
1079
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1082"Hallo!" said Piglet, "whare are /you/ doing?"
1083
1084"Hunting," said Pooh.
1085
1086"Hunting what?"
1087
1088"Tracking something," said Winnie-the-Pooh very mysteriously.
1089
1090"Tracking what?" said Piglet, coming closer.
1091
1092"That's just what I ask myself, I ask myself, What?"
1093
1094"What do you think you'll answer?"
1095
1096"I shall have to wait until I catch up with it," said Winnie-the-Pooh.
1097"Now, look there." He pointed to the ground in front of him. "What do
1098you see there?"
1099
1100"Track," said Piglet. "Paw-marks." He gave a little squeak of
1101excitement. "Oh, Pooh!" Do you think it's a--a--a Woozle?"
1102
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1103=head2 v5.8.5 - wikipedia, "Yew"
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1107Yews are relatively slow growing trees, widely used in landscaping and
1108ornamental horticulture. They have flat, dark-green needles, reddish
1109bark, and bear seeds with red arils, which are eaten by thrushes,
1110waxwings and other birds, dispersing the hard seeds undamaged in their
1111droppings. Yew wood is reddish brown (with white sapwood), and very
1112hard. It was traditionally used to make bows, especially the English
1113longbow.
1114
1115In England, the Common Yew (Taxus baccata, also known as English Yew) is
1116often found in churchyards. It is sometimes suggested that these are
1117placed there as a symbol of long life or trees of death, and some are
1118likely to be over 3,000 years old. It is also suggested that yew trees
1119may have a pre-Christian association with old pagan holy sites, and the
1120Christian church found it expedient to use and take over existing sites.
1121Another explanation is that the poisonous berries and foliage discourage
1122farmers and drovers from letting their animals wander into the burial
1123grounds. The yew tree is a frequent symbol in the Christian poetry of
51caa79e 1124T.S. Eliot, especially his Four Quartets.
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1126=head2 v5.8.5-RC2 - wikipedia, "Beech"
1127
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1130Beeches are trees of the Genus Fagus, family Fagaceae, including about
1131ten species in Europe, Asia, and North America. The leaves are entire or
1132sparsely toothed. The fruit is a small, sharply-angled nut, borne in
1133pairs in spiny husks. The beech most commonly grown as an ornamental or
1134shade tree is the European beech (Fagus sylvatica).
1135
1136The southern beeches belong to a different but related genus,
1137Nothofagus. They are found in Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, New
51caa79e 1138Caledonia and South America.
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1140=head2 v5.8.5-RC1 - wikipedia, "Pedunculate Oak" (abridged)
1141
38183302 1142L<Announced on 2004-07-07 by Nicholas Clark|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/ca6ce4a7ed9f219c?pli=1>
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1144The Pedunculate Oak is called the Common Oak in Britain, and is also
1145often called the English Oak in other English speaking countries It is a
1146large deciduous tree to 25-35m tall (exceptionally to 40m), with lobed
1147and sessile (stalk-less) leaves. Flowering takes place in early to mid
1148spring, and their fruit, called "acorns", ripen by autumn of the same
1149year. The acorns are pedunculate (having a peduncle or acorn-stalk) and
1150may occur singly, or several acorns may occur on a stalk.
1151
1152It forms a long-lived tree, with a large widespreading head of rugged
1153branches. While it may naturally live to an age of a few centuries, many
1154of the oldest trees are pollarded or coppiced, both pruning techniques
1155that extend the tree's potential lifespan, if not its health.
1156
1157Within its native range it is valued for its importance to insects and
1158other wildlife. Numerous insects live on the leaves, buds, and in the
1159acorns. The acorns form a valuable food resource for several small
1160mammals and some birds, notably Jays Garrulus glandarius.
1161
1162It is planted for forestry, and produces a long-lasting and durable
51caa79e 1163heartwood, much in demand for interior and furniture work.
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1165=head2 v5.8.4 - T. S. Eliot, "The Old Gumbie Cat"
1166
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1169 I have a Gumbie Cat in mind, her name is Jennyanydots;
1170 The curtain-cord she likes to wind, and tie it into sailor-knots.
1171 She sits upon the window-sill, or anything that's smooth and flat:
1172 She sits and sits and sits and sits -- and that's what makes a Gumbie Cat!
1173
1174 But when the day's hustle and bustle is done,
1175 Then the Gumbie Cat's work is but hardly begun.
1176 She thinks that the cockroaches just need employment
1177 To prevent them from idle and wanton destroyment.
1178 So she's formed, from that a lot of disorderly louts,
1179 A troop of well-disciplined helpful boy-scouts,
1180 With a purpose in life and a good deed to do--
1181 And she's even created a Beetles' Tattoo.
1182
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1183 So for Old Gumbie Cats let us now give three cheers --
1184 On whom well-ordered households depend, it appears.
1185
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1187=head2 v5.8.4-RC2 - T. S. Eliot, "Macavity: The Mystery Cat"
1188
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1191 Macavity's a Mystery Cat: he's called the Hidden Paw --
1192 For he's the master criminal who can defy the Law.
1193 He's the bafflement of Scotland Yard, the Flying Squad's despair:
1194 For when they reach the scene of crime -- /Macavity's not there/!
1195
1196 Macavity, Macavity, there's no one like Macavity,
1197 He's broken every human law, he breaks the law of gravity.
1198 His powers of levitation would make a fakir stare,
1199 And when you reach the scene of crime -- /Macavity's not there/!
1200 You may seek him in the basement, you may look up in the air --
1201 But I tell you once and once again, /Macavity's not there/!
1202
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1203=head2 v5.8.4-RC1 - T. S. Eliot, "Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat"
1204
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1207 There's a whisper down the line at 11.39
1208 When the Night Mail's ready to depart,
1209 Saying 'Skimble where is Skimble has he gone to hunt the thimble?
1210 We must find him of the train can't start.'
1211 All the guards and all the porters and the stationmaster's daughters
1212 They are searching high and low,
1213 Saying 'Skimble where is Skimble for unless he's very nimble
1214 Then the Night Mail just can't go'
1215 At 11.42 then the signal's overdue
1216 And the passengers are frantic to a man--
1217 Then Skimble will appear and he'll saunter to the rear:
1218 He's been busy in the luggage van!
1219 He gives one flash of his glass-green eyes
1220 And the the signal goes 'All Clear!'
1221 And we're off at last of the northern part
1222 Of the Northern Hemisphere!
1223
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1224=head2 v5.8.3 - Arthur William Edgar O'Shaugnessy, "Ode"
1225
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1228 We are the music makers,
1229 And we are the dreamers of dreams,
1230 Wandering by lonely sea-breakers,
1231 And sitting by desolate streams; --
1232 World-losers and world-forsakers,
1233 On whom the pale moon gleams:
1234 Yet we are the movers and shakers
1235 Of the world for ever, it seems.
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1237=head2 v5.8.3-RC1 - Irving Berlin, "Let's Face the Music and Dance"
1238
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1241 There may be trouble ahead,
1242 But while there's music and moonlight,
1243 And love and romance,
1244 Let's face the music and dance.
1245
1246 Before the fiddlers have fled,
1247 Before they ask us to pay the bill,
1248 And while we still have that chance,
1249 Let's face the music and dance.
1250
1251 Soon, we'll be without the moon,
1252 Humming a different tune, and then,
1253
1254 There may be teardrops to shed,
1255 So while there's music and moonlight,
1256 And love and romance,
1257 Let's face the music and dance.
1258
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1259=head2 v5.8.2 - Walt Whitman, "Passage to India"
1260
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1263 Passage, immediate passage! the blood burns in my veins!
1264 Away O soul! hoist instantly the anchor!
1265 Cut the hawsers - hall out - shake out every sail!
1266 Have we not stood here like trees in the ground long enough?
1267 Have we not grovel'd here long enough, eating and drinking like mere brutes?
1268 Have we not darken'd and dazed ourselves with books long enough?
1269
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1270 Sail forth - steer for the deep waters only,
1271 Reckless O soul, exploring, I with the and thou with me,
1272 For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared to go,
1273 And we will risk the ship, ourselves and all.
1274
1275 O my brave soul!
1276 O farther farther sail!
1277 O daring job, but safe! are they not all the seas of God?
1278 O farther, farther, farther sail!
1279
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1280=head2 v5.8.2-RC2 - Eric Idle/John Du Prez, "Accountancy Shanty"
1281
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1284 It's fun to charter an accountant
1285 And sail the wide accountan-cy,
1286 To find, explore the funds offshore
1287 And skirt the shoals of bankruptcy.
1288
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1289=head2 v5.8.2-RC1 - Edward Lear, "The Jumblies"
1290
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1293 They went to sea in a Sieve, they did,
1294 In a Sieve they went to sea:
1295 In spite of all their friends could say,
1296 On a winter's morn, on a stormy day,
1297 In a Sieve they went to sea!
1298 And when the Sieve turned round and round,
1299 And everyone cried, "You'll all be drowned!"
1300 They cried aloud, "Our Sieve ain't big,
1301 But we don't care a button, we don't care a fig!
1302 In a Sieve we'll go to sea!"
1303
1304 Far and few, far and few,
1305 Are the lands where the Jumblies live;
1306 Their heads are green, and their hands are blue,
1307 And they went to sea in a Sieve.
1308
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1310
1311L<Announced on 2003-09-25 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/09/msg82678.html>
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1313=head2 v5.8.1-RC5 - Terry Pratchett, "Lords and Ladies"
1314
1315L<Announced on 2003-09-22 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/09/msg82476.html>
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1317No matter what she did with her hair it took about
1318three minutes for it to tangle itself up again,
1319like a garden hosepipe in a shed [Footnote: Which,
1320no matter how carefully coiled, will always uncoil
1321overnight and tie the lawnmower to the bicycles].
1322
1323=head2 v5.8.1-RC4 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
1324
1325L<Announced on 2003-08-01 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/08/msg79184.html>
1326
1327Grand Viziers were /always/ scheming megalomaniacs.
1328It was probably in the job description: "Are you a
1329devious, plotting, unreliable madman? Ah, good,
1330then you can be my most trusted minister."
1331
1332=head2 v5.8.1-RC3 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
1333
1334L<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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1336Lord Hong had a mind like a knife, although possibly
1337a knife with a curved blade.
1338
1339=head2 v5.8.1-RC2 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
1340
1341L<Announced on 2003-07-11 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg78102.html>
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1343Many an ancient lord's last words had been, "You can't kill
1344me because I've got magic aaargh."
1345
1346=head2 v5.8.1-RC1 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
1347
1348L<Announced on 2003-07-10 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg78009.html>
1349
1350Cohen was familiar with city gates. He'd broken down a number
1351in his time, by battering ram, siege gun, and on one occasion
1352with his head.
1353
1354But the gates of Hunghung were pretty damn good gates. They
1355weren't like the gates of Ankh-Morpork, which were usually wide
1356open to attract the spending customer and whose concession to
1357defense was the sign "Thank You For Not Attacking Our City.
1358Bonum Diem." These things were big and made of metal and there
1359was a guardhouse and a squad of unhelpful men in black armor.
1360
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1362
1363L<Announced on 2002-07-18 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/07/msg63720.html>
1364
1365There was the faint sound of footsteps.
1366"Chap with a whip got as far as the big sharp spikes last week,"
1367said the low priest.
1368There was a sound like the flushing of a very old dry lavatory.
1369The footsteps stopped. The High Priest smiled to himself.
1370"Right," he said. "See your two pebbles and raise you two pebbles."
1371The low priest threw down his cards. "Double Onion," he said.
1372The High Priest looked down suspiciously.
1373The low priest consulted a scrap of paper. "That's three hundred
1374thousand, nine hundred and sixty-four pebbles you owe me," he said.
1375There was the sound of footsteps. The priests exchanged glances.
1376"Haven't had one for poisoned-dart alley for quite some time,"
1377said the High Priest.
1378"Five says he makes it", said the low priest. "You're on."
1379There was a faint clatter of metal points on stone.
1380"It's a shame to take your pebbles."
1381There were footsteps again.
1382
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1384
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1386
1387=head2 v5.8.0-RC2 - no epigraph
1388
1389L<Announced on 2002-06-21 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/06/msg62013.html>
1390
1391=head2 v5.8.0-RC1 - no epigraph
1392
1393L<Announced on 2002-06-01 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/06/msg60317.html>
1394
1395=head2 v5.7.3 - Terry Pratchett, "Reaper Man"
1396
1397L<Announced on 2002-03-04 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/03/msg53652.html>
1398
1399Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong.
1400No matter how fast light travels it finds the darkness has always
1401got there first, and is waiting for it.
1402
1403=head2 v5.7.2 - Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods"
1404
1405L<Announced on 2001-07-13 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/07/msg40370.html>
1406
1407His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools --
1408the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans -- and summed up
1409all three of them in his famous phrase, "You can't trust any
1410bugger further than you can throw him, and there's nothing
1411you can do about it, so let's have a drink."
1412
1413=head2 v5.7.1 - Terry Pratchett, "The Colour of Magic"
1414
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1417"What happens next?" asked Twoflower.
1418
1419Hrun screwed a finger in his ear and inspected it absently.
1420
1421"Oh,", he said, "I expect in a minute the door will be
1422flung back and I'll be dragged off to some sort of temple
1423arena where I'll fight maybe a couple of giant spiders
1424and an eight-foot slave from the jungles of Klatch and then
1425I'll rescue some kind of a princess from the altar and then
1426I'll kill off a few guards or whatever and then this girl
1427will show me the secret passage out of the place and we'll
1428liberate a couple of horses and escape with the treasure."
1429Hrun leaned his head back on his hands and looked at the
1430ceiling, whistling tunelessly.
1431
1432"All that?" said Twoflower.
1433
1434"Usually."
1435
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1437
1438L<Announced on 2000-09-02 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/09/msg17730.html>
1439
1440The Librarian had seen many weird things in his time,
1441but that had to be the 57th strangest.
1442[footnote: he had a tidy mind]
1443
1444=head2 v5.6.2 - Sterne, "Tristram Shandy"
1445
1446L<Announced on 2003-11-15 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/deb8cb9ad918716f>
1447
1448When great or unexpected events fall out upon the stage of this
1449sublunary word--the mind of man, which is an inquisitive kind of
1450a substance, naturally takes a flight, behind the scenes, to see
1451what is the cause and first spring of them--The search was not
1452long in this instance.
1453
1454=head2 v5.6.2-RC1 - Sterne, "Tristram Shandy"
1455
1456L<Announced on 2003-11-15 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/e3d4acc7a8dd3ce5>
1457
1458"Pray, my dear", quoth my mother, "have you not forgot to wind up the clock?"
1459
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1464`What have I got in my pocket?' he said aloud. He was talking to
1465himself, but Gollum thought it was a riddle, and he was frightfully
1466upset.
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1468`Not fair! not fair!' he hissed. `It isn't fair, my precious, is it,
1469to ask us what it's got in its nassty little pocketses?'
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1471Bilbo seeing what had happened and having nothing better to ask
1472stuck to his question, `What have I got in my pocket?' he said
1473louder.
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1475`S-s-s-s-s,' hissed Gollum. `It must give us three guesseses,
1476my precious, three guesseses.'
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1484No announcement available.
1485
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1496L<Announced on 2000-03-23 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/03/msg10341.html>
1497
1498 The dragon is withered,
1499 His bones are now crumbled;
1500 His armour is shivered,
1501 His splendour is humbled!
1502 Though sword shall be rusted,
1503 And throne and crown perish
1504 With strength that men trusted
1505 And wealth that they cherish,
1506 Here grass is still growing,
1507 And leaves are a yet swinging,
1508 The white water flowing,
1509 And elves are yet singing
1510 Come! Tra-la-la-lally!
1511 Come back to the valley.
1512
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1514
1515L<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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1518
1519L<Announced on 2009-02-16 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2009/02/msg144227.html>
1520
1521=head2 v5.005_04 - no epigraph
1522
1523L<Announced on 2004-03-01 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/6c240ad0b189cb47>
1524
1525=head2 v5.005_04-RC2 - Rudyard Kipling, "The Jungle Book"
1526
1527L<Announced on 2004-02-19 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/83e5421124a7b49d>
1528
1529The monkeys called the place their city, and pretended to despise
1530the Jungle-People because they lived in the forest. And yet they
1531never knew what the buildings were made for nor how to use
1532them. They would sit in circles on the hall of the king's council
1533chamber, and scratch for fleas and pretend to be men; or they would
1534run in and out of the roofless houses and collect pieces of plaster
1535and old bricks in a corner, and forget where they had hidden them,
1536and fight and cry in scuffling crowds, and then break off to play up
1537and down the terraces of the king's garden, where they would shake
1538the rose trees and the oranges in sport to see the fruit and flowers
1539fall.
1540
1541=head2 v5.005_04-RC1 - Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
1542
1543L<Announced on 2004-02-05 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/6aaeb6ec699bd116>
1544
1545Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, for she had
1546plenty of time as she went down to look about her and to wonder what was
1547going to happen next. First, she tried to look down and make out what
1548she was coming to, but it was too dark to see anything; then she looked
1549at the sides of the well, and noticed that they were filled with
1550cupboards and book-shelves; here and there she saw maps and pictures
1551hung upon pegs. She took down a jar from one of the shelves as she
1552passed; it was labelled 'ORANGE MARMALADE', but to her great
1553disappointment it was empty: she did not like to drop the jar for fear
1554of killing somebody, so managed to put it into one of the cupboards as
1555she fell past it.
1556
1557=head2 v1.0_16 - Johan Vromans, extemporarily
1558
1559L<Announced on 2003-12-18 by Richard Clamp|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/9281dc6194d15940>
1560
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1562
0e6b8110 1563This document was originally compiled based on a list of epigraphs
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1565L<Recent Perl Release Announcement|http://perlmonks.org/?node_id=372406>
1566by ysth.
1567
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