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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:39 PM
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Brave Dutch boy prevents a flood
http://www.thehollandring.com/hans-brinker-story.shtml

"The legend of the brave Dutch boy - by others thought to be named Hans Brinker - who supposedly put his finger in the dyke to prevent a flood, was actually a literary invention by the American writer Mary Elizabeth Mapes Dodge (1831-1905), who was born in New York."

"Throwing away his flowers, the boy clambered up the heights until he reached the hole. His chubby little finger was thrust in, almost before he knew it. The flowing was stopped! Ah! he thought, with a chuckle of boyish delight, the angry waters must stay back now! Haarlem shall not be drowned while I am here!"

"No, he would hold it there till daylight - if he lived! He was not very sure of living."

"The cold grew more intense, a numbness, commencing in the tired little finger, crept over his hand and arm, and soon his whole body was filled with pain. He shouted again, 'Will no one come?"

THERE. For once, a post that celebrates culture and doesn't wallow in thinly veiled sexual innuendo.

You're welcome.

:grouphug:
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:40 PM
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1. Wow.
The Dutch.
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WillParkinson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:48 PM
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2. Pass the Dutchie...
On the left hand side.
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chaska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:10 PM
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3. And the winner is...
Bush_eats_beef.

Thank you, sir. Bra-vo, I say.
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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:21 PM
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4. I'd like to thank the Academy...
:toast:

Hey, I'm just here to protect and serve...LOL
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