Detail from frontspiece painting showing,
so called arms up to chair sedan.
A Chinese Street
From the book
The World and Its People
Asia With Special Reference to British Possessions
Published by Thomas Nelson and Sons 1903
Without Author or Editor Name
(C) Copyright Tony Lance 1998
Distribute complete and free of charge to comply.
Big Bertha Thing Serpico
Serpico was an honest cop in New York, that was all he ever wanted.
As he lay, in his hospital bed, recovering from being shot in the
all he could bear to watch on TV was Sesame Street.
At one time or another, he had upset every cop on the force, except
Now, he even had mayor John Lindsay, dancing in attendance.
He still thought, it was worth it.
Now he lives in Switzerland, on a disability pension.
There is this incredible sense of deja vu,
even down to the walking stick.
Most days he feels fine, even if occasionally he could sleep for a
Serpico by Peter Maas
(C) Copyright 1973 by Peter Maas and Tsampa Company, Inc.
Published by William Collins Sons & Co.Ltd. Glasgow.
Serpico film by Paramount Pictures
True story covered by
New York Times (3rd February 1971)
From: Tony Lance <jude...@bigberthathing.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Big Bertha Thing redoubt
Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2007 18:37:41 +0100
Big Bertha Thing indomitable
(1938) about biography of Lord Grey of Falloden
Lord Grey of Falloden sprang from a Northumberland family of country
who for generations had played a part in public affairs.
His own pleasures lay in the country, but his sense of duty drove him
He was happiest fishing for trout, and watching wild birds,
but once he was a member of parliament his abilities and character
won for him a prominence that gave him little time for such pursuits.
From 1905 to 1916 Lord Grey was Foreign Secretary.
It is strange that the man whose heart was never entirely in politics
should have risen to such a high office, should have held it so long,
and in such crucial years.
It is possible to consider Lord Grey's life as a failure.
His sense of duty prevented him from living the life he loved.
His efforts to preserve the peace of Europe suffered the defeat of
that darkened the rest of his life.
He sacrificed his eyesight in his wartime service in the government.
When at last release came, and he returned to his birds and books,
he could no longer see them. Domestic griefs beset him.
Yet as our extract from his biography shows,
from this tragic material his serene and strong nature
won a greatness that is an inspiration and splendid example.(Two
He was equally cut off from books, of which as life advanced he had
scarcely less fond.
I classify the different parts of my body as being
of different ages, as thus:
99 Sense of smell
56 Sense of Hearing (My age)
45 Heart and lungs
It makes an unequal team to get along with.