an e-story~~

something amazing i came across while surfing http://www.random-good-stuff.com : the following passage was taken from a book called ‘Gadsby’, which is an interesting story containing 50,000 words WITHOUT THE LETTER ‘E’ !!! interesting concept there by the author, Ernest Vincent Wright.

Up to about its primary school days a child thinks, naturally, only of play. But many a form of play contains disciplinary factors. “You can’t do this,” or “that puts you out,” shows a child that it must think, practically or fail. Now, if, throughout childhood, a brain has no opposition, it is plain that it will attain a position of “status quo,” as with our ordinary animals. Man knows not why a cow, dog or lion was not born with a brain on a par with ours; why such animals cannot add, subtract, or obtain from books and schooling, that paramount position which Man holds today.

read the full story here: http://www.wordwork.org/gadsby/index.html

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