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If I May

Auhtor: A Milne

Language: english
Published: 1921

Genres:

essays
Downloads: 261
eBook size: 391Kb

Review by Dr. Bojan Tunguz, January 2005


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'If I May':

Carly Milne is a Canadian writer. Born in Edmonton Alberta Milne started writing professionally at age 14. Two years later she was hired by The Calgary Herald as a columnist for 20 Below which was geared to discussing teen issues. She contributed to several Canadian teen magazines and at 19 she became the entertainment editor for Canadas first teen e-zine Spank! Youth Culture Online. She then created and edited the e-zine Can. Say for Molson Breweries. Can.

Excerpts from the Book 'If I May':


... only in this world-more bees. Could any scheme of life be more sterile. Having come to this conclusion about the bee, I took fresh courage. I saw ...
... when I push my king's man-at-arms two leagues forward. A game of chess is a romance sport when it is described in that dull official notation P to K4 ...
... be, was the better. Hats off, then, to a brave woman. How many of us would have her courage and her honesty. But perhaps you who read this are an ...
... charge a couple of guineas as his fee. Perhaps it would be better if he said, Let me tell you what is likely to worry you-if, that is to say, his business ...
... wrangler looks down upon me. Figures may puzzle me occasionally, but at least they never cause me surprise or alarm. Naturally, then, I am jealous for ...
... over it you would find it no bluer than the rest of the sea, and if you fell into it you would feel no more alarmed than if it were 31,613 feet deep ...
... if the editor of The Children's Encyclopaedia took me for a walk and allowed me to ask him questions. The fact that light travels at so many hundred thousand ...
... ask for it willingly-but I have never been able to drink it in any comfort. I think I shall have a gin and ginger. That also sounds well. More important ...
... November 8. And here, inevitably, is November 8, and by to-morrow he will be that most pathetic of all living creatures, an ex-Lord Mayor of London. ...
... horses, but at least he thinks he does and if he wins five shillings on that happy afternoon when Bronchitis proves himself to be the 2.30 winner, ...
... looking so lonely that I long to comfort her and remind her of my egg stand and, last of all, the pretty bridesmaids. The clergyman begins his drone. You ...
... remember being there in '94, began the Major hastily. A Village Celebration. Although our village is a very small one, we had fifteen ...
... train does not stop, so long as nobody goes in or out of my carriage, I care not how many hours the journey takes. I have enough happy thoughts to fill ...
... beneath their acquaintances. We could not do without them, but we do not give them our hearts. Even the Heroine leaves us calm. However beautiful she ...
... believes what the fortune-teller is saying, then the client is not being defrauded. For instance, a fortune-teller may inform you, having pocketed ...
... with humanity. Then came a hoarse cry from twenty thousand throats. They're off.. Yes, well, Mr. Gould's novels are probably better than that. ...
... then, how it is that, since also it is a beautiful country, I look so kindly on New Zealand. But I doubt if I could be happy even in a dozen New Zealands, ...
... with the English Drama. But, failing such an enactment, all that remains is to persuade the public that what it really wants is something a little ...
... to six-and-sixpence, there was a demand for them by a man called Wilkinson, poor fellow, which arrested the fall just long enough for me to get out. ...
... many people have urged me to throw it away. My answer has been that it contained my secret papers. Some day I would get a locksmith to open it, and we ...