User Name  Password
Anyone can Make a donation. donation will keep us free. Click here.
Title: Thamara's Mirror
Hop to: 
Views:197     
New Topic New Poll
<<Previous ThreadNext Thread>>
Page 1 / 1    
AuthorComment
Captain_Fiona
 Author    



Rank:none
Score: 2800
Posts: 29
From: United Kingdom
Registered: 03/26/2009
Time spent: 19 hours

(Date Posted:08/08/2011 2:24 PM)
Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo

It's not often I come here to the reading room at the British Museum. I'm not even a reader of habit; work tends to eat into reading time (and, indeed sometimes eats into time I should spend with my family). But, sometimes I come here when the library at Greiveminster Hall ...a very extensive library whose origins lie in my great-grandfather's day ... fails to furnish information on a particular topic which has taken my fancy.
Today for instance you find me leafing through On Optical Effects by Sir Larchmont Parsley. It's a dreary tome written in the late 18th century. Were it not for the fascinating information contained in a footnote on page 798 which confirms my recent speculations you would quite possibly find me nodding off in a post-prandial snooze following my very good lunch of mutton chops and potatoes at the Gentlemen's Club I frequent whenever I am in Town.
Apparently, what I have witnessed in Thamara's mirror is real. I may seem calm. Sometimes a man will feel a sense of calmness even when he has found out that all that he holds dear will be taken away from him. I will not go home to Greiveminster Hall tonight. I will go back to the Club, and there in my room put my revolver to my head and pull the trigger. It is better that I am dead now that I know what I know even if what I know is only information taken from a short footnote in an obscure, long forgotten treatise on mirrors. In my few hours left I will write down the events which have led up to my last day of life.
It was on the 4th of August 1887 that I boarded the train at Greiveminster Junction heading for Liverpool, there to take ship for the USA. My studies at Oxford had finished in June and I was more than ready to see the wider world around me and I had taken up the long-standing invitation from my distant cousin Ralph to visit the New World.

(author's note: this is going to descend into comedy any minute. I'm itching to turn it into a farce. I'll stop for now and continue another day and continue it in the highly derivative M.R. James-ish style in which it has begun.)
usertype:1
Captain_Fiona
Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo 1# 



Rank:none
Score:2800
Posts:29
From: United Kingdom
Registered:03/26/2009
Time spent: 19 hours

RE:Thamara's Mirror
(Date Posted:08/08/2011 5:51 PM)

"Hey!! Hello girls!" Paul exclaimed as an avalanche of enthusiastic Labradors bounded through the door of his study and set about licking and sniffing snuffling around him. "I'm being eaten alive Jane, get them off me quick! They're all bloody wet too."
Jane popped her head around the door. "That's 'cause it's raining outside. Dogs! I command you to leave your master alone. Gwyneth! Stop sniffing his crotch at once you bad dog, that's my perogative! Cans of dog food open in five minutes! Vamoose!"
"Notice how they obey your...ouch...don't bite my hand Angelina!...every command."
"Months of expensive puppy training school..go on..get out of here. Ok, ok...you can stay Barbarella 'cause your my little baby aren't you my little puppy wuppy?"
"I wish you'd stop that Jane. The other dogs will get jealous and one morning you'll find Barbarella lying slaughtered in her basket due to an extreme case of sibling rivalry."
"Bollocks!" said Jane as she nibbled Barbarella's ear. "Anyway, the dogs and I have been for a three mile hike into town. What have you been up to? No, don't tell me, your great-grandfather's journal."
"Since you ask, yes. It's fascinating stuff. He was a most remarkable man...."
"And it will sell like hotcakes when you edit it and get it published. Paul, it's a boring piece of shit. I've read it. Thamara's mirror is upstairs in the bathroom. It's just a mirror."
"Well the book-buying public don't know that. They'll swallow anything, isn't that right Barbarella?"
Barbarella snuffled in agreement

usertype:1 tt= 0
Support us

Create free forum and click the links below and your donations will make a difference here.

www.dinodirect.com

A Huge Online Store for Various Cool Gadgets, Accessories: Laser Pointer, Bluetooth Headset, Cell Phone Jammer, MP3 Players, Spy Cameras, Soccer Jersey, Window Curtains, Wedding Dresses, Hearing Aids, eBook Reader, Tattoo Machines, LED Light Bulbs, Bluetooth Stereo Headset, Holiday Gifts, Security Camera and Games Accessories and Hobby Gadgets.  
Captain_Fiona
Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo 2# 



Rank:none
Score:2800
Posts:29
From: United Kingdom
Registered:03/26/2009
Time spent: 19 hours

RE:Thamara's Mirror
(Date Posted:08/08/2011 6:01 PM)

Well, maybe I can have one bit written by the ancient great-grandfather as a first-person journal and another written in the present day.
usertype:1 tt= 0
Captain_Fiona
Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo 3# 



Rank:none
Score:2800
Posts:29
From: United Kingdom
Registered:03/26/2009
Time spent: 19 hours

RE:Thamara's Mirror
(Date Posted:08/11/2011 4:28 PM)

"Not exactly like the Kennet and Avon canal is it?"
I looked at the gentleman who had joined me on the afterdeck of the S.S. Poole Harbour. "No...it's not. is it? You're first time out of sight of land too?"
"Oh, God, no. Sailed the seven seas. India, Australia, the Far East. Still, the awesome emptiness of the ocean never fails to inspire me. Are you bound for New York or further on?"
"To New York, and then onwards to Poughkeepsie where I shall spend the Summer with my cousin Ralph."
"Poughkeepsie? I knew the town as a child. What a coincidence.".....
usertype:1 tt= 0
Captain_Fiona
Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo 4# 



Rank:none
Score:2800
Posts:29
From: United Kingdom
Registered:03/26/2009
Time spent: 19 hours

RE:Thamara's Mirror
(Date Posted:08/13/2011 3:31 PM)

..."That's what bugs me. Ralph didn't live in Poughkeepsie. He spent all his life in the States in Green Bay, Wisconsin."
"So? Who's lying? Ralph or your great-grandad?"
"Wish I knew. There are 68 pages excised from the journal. Neatly. With a sharp knife. All we can tell from the journal is that one moment he is on a trans-Atlantic voyage; the next he is recovering in a hospital in Manchester, New Hampshire."
"Paul, do you hear that noise?"
"No, what do you hear?"
" My cynicism radar going bleep bleep bleep. I don't hear mystery. I hear my stomach rumbling because it's lunchtime."
"The dogs are uncomfortable around it."
"Uncomfortable around what Paul?"
"Thamara's mirror."
"Paul...look...read my lips...it's a mirror, ok? And, besides, the dogs aren't allowed into the bathroom! Have you been washing the dogs in the shower again? I told you not to do that!"
"No...the dogs won't even pass the bathroom door if it's open and the mirror is in view."
usertype:1 tt= 0
Captain_Fiona
Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo 5# 



Rank:none
Score:2800
Posts:29
From: United Kingdom
Registered:03/26/2009
Time spent: 19 hours

RE:Thamara's Mirror
(Date Posted:08/26/2011 3:56 PM)

"Be a fine mirror for you sir. Last you a lifetime if you treat it right"
"I have no intention of mistreating it, I assure you, I ..eh.."
"Keep it well polished and clean. Clean it in daylight. Always in daylight. Never when the sun is going down."
usertype:1 tt= 0
chopsticks1
Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo 6# 



Rank:none
Score:1386150
Posts:14507
From: Sri_lanka
Registered:11/27/2008
Time spent: 38595 hours

Re:Thamara's Mirror
(Date Posted:12/08/2011 8:08 AM)

wonder why this it the first i seen of this tom? :-) 

now will you continue on with your book !!!!
usertype:1 tt= 0
<<Previous ThreadNext Thread>>
Page 1 / 1    
New Topic New Poll
Sign Up | Create | About Us | SiteMap | Features | Forums | Show Off | Faq | Help
Copyright © 2000-2017 Aimoo Free Forum All rights reserved.

Get cheapest China Wholesale,  China Wholesale Supplier,  to be a retailer is easy now.
LUFFY LUFFY LUFFY
LUFFY LUFFY LUFFY LUFFY LUFFY LUFFY