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Re: Ginger's reading

Postby Kismet » 11 Jun 2015, 19:39

HostileCacti wrote:Haha, so it's just me and not just me then :agiggle:


That just about sums it up, I think. :lol:
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Re: Ginger's reading

Postby The Professor » 12 Jun 2015, 23:08

Ginger's from hardy Yorkshire stock. They probably had some civic library of sorts- tied into a pit or a mill or a colliery or something. If Cadbury or Rowntree are anything to go by, education was considered pretty important, either by philanthropic owners or the Unions.
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Postby kylie_koyote » 26 Feb 2018, 03:45

I’ve just found a reference I don’t think we’ve mentioned previously. It’s in Biggles Gets His Men, chapter 5.

“Round the end of the trees swept at full gallop a party of horsemen of such wild and picturesque appearance that Ginger’s eyes went round with astonishment. The spectacle reminded him of a picture he had once seen in a book, of an incident in some barbaric war of olden days. There was no military order. Each rider rode his sweating beast as and how he pleased. Most of them carry rifles, although great curved swords banged against the saddle-flaps.”
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Re: Ginger's reading

Postby Frecks » 26 Feb 2018, 09:16

Well spotted KK. I wonder if that was when he was at home in Yorkshire or after he came to London.
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