Thursday, April 17, 2008

Paraphrasology


"Tomorrow night they would be outside the Escorial in the dark along the road; the long lines of trucks loading the infantry in the darkness; the men, heavy loaded, climbing up into the trucks; the tanks being run up the skids onto the long-bodied tank trucks; pulling the Division out to move them in the night for the attack on the pass. Dinosaur Trader would not think about that. That was not his business. That was Golz's business. He had only one thing to do and that was what he should think about and he must think it out clearly and take everything as it came along, and not worry. To worry was as bad as to be afraid. It simply made things more difficult."

5 comments:

Ray Pellecchia said...

Nicely done, DT. If you're going to lift, lift from the greats. We should all strive to highlight great writing, even by doing so in a bloggish way.

Dinosaur Trader said...

Hey Ray,

Good to see you here. Glad you enjoyed it.

-DT

mrkcbill said...

Hey fucker

The Bookstore Monster--A+

Good zing

Bluedog said...

Where is this lifted from? I like it. :)

-BD

How 'bout that GOOG!!! Yehaww!!

Dinosaur Trader said...

BD,

"For Whom the Bell Tolls," by Ernest Hemingway.

-DT