You cannot see very far, because the fog of coal dust throws back the beam of your lamp, but you can see on either side of you the line of half-naked kneeling men, one to every four or five yards, driving their shovels under the fallen coal and flinging it swiftly over their left shoulders.
The moody look had gone out of his face quite suddenly. The steel door shuts upon you, and somebody working the winding gear above drops you into the void.
Here am I sitting writing in front of my comfortable coal fire.
When one sees highly educated men looking on indifferently at oppression and persecution, one wonders which to despise more, their cynicism or their shortsightedness. Throwing up his head he made a swift motion with his stick. This is to say, taking a cubic yard as weighing twenty-seven hundred-weight, that each man is shifting coal at a speed approaching two tons an hour.
It appeared that the food was thrown away from deliberate policy, rather than that it should be given to the tramps.
His nails would Fifty orwell essays mobi be growing when he stood on the drop, when he was falling through the air with a tenth of a second to live.
Many primitive peoples compose verse communally. It is hard to imagine how they put up with For at that moment, with the crowd watching me, I was not afraid in the ordinary sense, as I would have been if I had been alone. Once I halted in the street and counted the factory chimneys I could see; there were thirty-three of them, but there would have been far more if the air had not been obscured by smoke.
You get into the cage, which is a steel box about as wide as a telephone box and two or three times as long. If he charged, I could shoot; if he took no notice of me, it would be safe to leave him until the mahout came back.
Minutes seemed to pass. The Catholic and the Communist are alike in assuming that an opponent cannot be both honest and intelligent. When Germany collapsed, it was found that very large numbers of Soviet Russians—mostly, no doubt, from non-political motives—had changed sides and were fighting for the Germans.
They all said the same thing: We just sprawled about exhaustedly, with home-made cigarettes sticking out of our scrubby faces. And while I did so my follow tramps were sitting two hundred yards away in the spike, their bellies half filled with the spike dinner of the everlasting bread and tea, and perhaps two cold boiled potatoes each in honour of Sunday.
We walked out of the gallows yard, past the condemned cells with their waiting prisoners, into the big central yard of the prison. In a job like that you see the dirty work of Empire at close quarters. They had seen the rifle and were all shouting excitedly that I was going to shoot the elephant.
Even the lamp you are carrying becomes a nuisance and probably when you stumble you drop it; whereupon, if it is a Davy lamp, it goes out. I ought, therefore, as the elephant was sideways on, to have aimed straight at his ear-hole, actually I aimed several inches in front of this, thinking the brain would be further forward.
You press yourself against the wall to make way for lines of tubs jolting slowly towards the shaft, drawn by an endless steel cable operated from the surface.
The typical post-war factory is not a gaunt barrack or an awful chaos of blackness and belching chimneys; it is a glittering white structure of concrete, glass, and steel, surrounded by green lawns and beds of tulips. It was little Scotty, who had run panting after us.
A frightful patch of waste ground somehow, up there, a patch of waste ground attains a squalor that would be impossible even in London trampled bare of grass and littered with newspapers and old saucepans.
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