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Author:  Doug
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Date:  11/5/2007 11:34:19 PM
Subject:  Re: Quote of the day - November 5
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"Mistah Kurtz, he dead.
A penny for the Old Guy."

T.S. Eliot opened his poem, "The Hollow Men",
with the above inscription, borrowing both
from what the cabin boy said in Conrad's
Heart Of Darkness after Kurtz died ("The horror,
the horror..." being his dying whisper, as
resurfaced by Brando's character, upriver
in Apocalypse Now) and what English children
said on Guy Fawkes Day while the traipsed about
burning effigies of him. The pennies were for
fireworks. It's with the Eliot poem that I
first heard the "penny" line.


              





 Quote of the day - November 5 by Craig at 11/5/2007 3:31:48 AM
 Re: Quote of the day - November 5 by Joey L. at 11/5/2007 6:10:52 AM
 Re: Quote of the day - November 5 by Craig at 11/5/2007 4:03:09 PM
 Re: Quote of the day - November 5 by Doug at 11/5/2007 11:34:19 PM

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