And So It Begins

“When Sir Walter Raleigh was imprisoned in the Tower of London, he occupied himself with writing a history of the world. He had finished the first volume and was at work on the second when there was a scuffle between some workmen beneath the window of his cell, and one of the men was killed. In spite of diligent enquiries, and in spite of the fact that he had actually seen the thing happen, Sir Walter was never able to discover what the quarrel was about: whereupon, so it is said—and if the story is not true it certainly ought to be—he burned what he had written and abandoned his project.”

—George Orwell

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1 Response to “And So It Begins”


  1. 1 smelf September 14, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    This is a great, thought-provoking collection of essays. Is the world so unrelievedly bleak from your tower?


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