[DWJ] Pullman v Narnia

Minnow minnow at belfry.org.uk
Thu Sep 14 05:27:11 EDT 2006


>Minnow wrote:
>
>>I do hope you manage to get it through to these sweet reticent chaps and
>>chapesses that blowing one's own trumpet wasn't bad form in the days of the
>>Geats.

Robin reassured me:
>Of course, it is my main point. Then next week we read Gawain, and they
>become convinced that I am insane.

As I understood it that's an early exemplar of the dictum "you can't win,
you can't break even and you can't get out of the game"... so they ought to
decide that you're very sensible.

:-)

Minnow





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