"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are days when ancients held a rite
Of expiation for the old year's ill,
And prayer to purify the new year's will."
Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnet's: February
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During a news report, the presenter mentioned a legend from Devon - the hairy hands.
The Hairy Hands is a ghost story/legend that built up around a stretch of road in Dartmoor in the English county of Devon, which was purported to have seen an unusually high number of motor vehicle accidents during the early 20th century.
According to the story, the Hairy Hands are a pair of disembodied hands that appear suddenly, and grab the steering wheel of a moving car or the handlebars of a motorcycle, and then force the victim off the road.
Can you imagine trying to tell your insurance company?
Try using these phrasal verbs in sentences or even write a paragraph out of them!
1. Wrap up - to cover something with a paper or a thin material
--> wrap (sth) up - finish/complete (the task)
2. Wrap around - put something around something else
How to play:-
Look at the previous word: In this game, a 7-letter word.
Swap the letters around and / or change a letter to make a new word from the previous word in the game.
Words should only be used once per game.
Please note - If you want to add more than one word, write them in one post, but be sensible. This is meant to be a game for everyone.
Oh, and make sure you are on the right page!
(because you asked so sweetly, @Dora . )
Do you often write (or speak) about body language? Then these phrases might be helpful.
Now try to write something about your life or work using one or more of these phrases.
Hi, all of you here in the forum are invited to take part in a discussion about Amazon.
Have you ever orderd anything from it? What benefits to we have? What does it mean for our envionment and how can reteailers cope with it?
Recently I watched a docu about the 'fast rising of Amazonˋ, some scientis spoke and drivers who do the delievery as well, and some others too.
I can remember, a few years ago, I was in a bookstore searching for a special book, but it was out of stock and the sales assistant told me to try it by Amazon. Yes, those were the first steps of Amazon, selling books.
The stocks were very cheap at that time.
These are some books that are being made into movies this year.
The Rhythm Section
by Mark Burnell
In this taut action thriller, Blake Lively takes on the role of Stephanie Patrick. After discovering the airplane crash that killed her family wasn't an accident, Stephanie goes undercover as an assassin to find the truth. Jude Law also stars.
The Turn of the Screw
by Henry James
A nanny is hired to look after twin girls on an isolated estate. She soon finds the children are not what they seem and must war with evil spirits to save them.
he Knife of Never Letting Go
by Patrick Ness
The film adaptation is called Chaos Walking and is based on a trilogy of young adult novels by Patrick Ness set in a world in which all living things hear each other's thoughts.
by Rhidian Brook
Rachael arrives in what is left of Hamburg, Germany to reunite with her husband Lewis, an officer charged with helping to rebuild the ruined city. Rachael is stunned to learn that her husband has made the decision to share the house they've been given with its former owners, a German widower and his daughter.
The Good Shepherd
by C. S. Forester
Tom Hanks stars in this film about a career naval officer offered his first command of a battleship. Set during World War II, the officer fights both his enemies and his personal demons.
Where’d You Go, Bernadette
by Maria Semple
Based on the bestselling charmer of the same name by Maria Semple, Where'd You Go, Bernadette, explores the life of reclusive architect and mom, Bernadette Fox, who goes missing before a family vacation to Antartica.
by Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström
To free himself from prison and return to his family, a reformed criminal must work for crooked FBI agents to infiltrate the mob. The film adaptation of this Swedish novel is called The Informer and stars Joel Kinnaman and Rosamund Pike.
by Stephen King
A family moves to Maine only to discover they've purchased a house next to a pet cemetery built atop an ancient burial ground. When the family's son is killed in a car accident, he's resurrected in a demonic form.
The Best of Enemies
by Osha Gray Davidson
Inspired by true events, this film adaptation follows civil rights lawyer, Ann Atwater, as she wages a decade-long battle with Ku Klux Klan leader, C.P. Ellis. The story takes us on their journey to becoming an unlikely alliance. Taraji P. Henson stars as Ann Atwater.
by Anna Todd
Based on Anna Todd's bestselling novel which first garnered attention on the fan-fiction sharing site, Wattpad, this film follows the story of diligent student, Tessa, as she starts college. Tessa's ...
by Joyce Smith
The film adaptation, titled Breakthrough, is based on the true story of Joyce Smith and her son, John. At 14, John fell through ice and was clinically dead at the hospital for over an hour. Unwilling to let her son go, Joyce made one final passionate cry to God to save him.
The Rosie Project
by Graeme Simsion
Don Tillman, a professor with Asperger's, has never had a second date until he embarks on what he calls "The Wife Project." The project includes a questionnaire to help him find the perfect partner. Out of nowhere, free-spirited Rosie appears in his life. She fits none of the criteria he's looking for, but may be his perfect match.
A Dog’s Journey
by W. Bruce Cameron
This film adaptation is a sequel to A Dog's Purpose and based on the bestselling series by W. Bruce Cameron. ...
The Sun Is Also a Star
by Nicola Yoon
Jamaican born Natasha is a pragmatist. Her family is set to be deported back to Jamaica in 12 hours, and thus, she refuses to fall in love with Daniel, a romantic charmer she has only just met. But what happens when circumstances, or maybe fate, keeps pushing them together?
by Eoin Colfer
The film is based on the first and second book in Eoin Colfer's worldwide bestselling Artemis Fowl children's series. Twelve year old Artemis is a rich genius and a criminal mastermind.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
by Alvin Schwartz
When nightmares come to life, a group of kids must stand up to their fears in order to save their town and themselves in this film adaptation of a popular children's short story collection. Widely read and criticized, it is no surprise that Alvin Schwartz's harrowing set of stories has garnered the attention ...
by Stephen King
This film, titled It: Chapter Two, is set in the present and focuses on the adults that survived the town's last visit by evil. With evil rising every 27 years, Derry, Maine is about to have an unwelcome return visitor. James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain star.
The Art of Racing in the Rain
by Garth Stein
Based on the bestselling book by Garth Stein, the film follows family dog, Enzo, as he considers life's lessons through the lens of his human owner, race car driver Denny Swift. Kevin Costner will voice the ...
The Woman in the Window
by A. J. Finn
Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, and Gary Oldman star in the film adaptation of this bestselling novel. Anna Fox suffers from agoraphobia and lives in a New York brownstone. When she's not chatting online to strangers or drinking to excess, she spies on her neighbors. When a new family moves in across the street, Anna ...
by Donna Tartt
This film adaptation is based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Donna Tartt in which a young boy's mother is killed during a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. ...
The Good Liar
by Nicholas Searle
The film is based on the acclaimed novel of the same name by Nicholas Searle. An elderly con man thinks he's found the perfect mark when he meets a well-to-do widow who welcomes him into her home. The widow, ...
The Call of the Wild
by Jack London
A sled dog fights to survive in Alaska's wilderness in this film adaptation based on Jack London's classic novel. Harrison Ford stars as John Thornton, a gold prospector hunting for fortune in the Yukon.
by Louisa May Alcott
Louisa May Alcott's classic novel continues to resonate with readers more than a century after its first publication. Starring Meryl Streep, Emma Watson, and Saoirse Ronan, this film adaptation follows the trials and ...
All the Bright Places
by Jennifer Niven
Elle Fanning stars in this adaptation of a New York Times bestseller. Violet and Theodore meet on the edge of the school bell tower, and it's unclear which of them saves the other. What follows is an unlikely friendship and romance that deftly explores mental illness.
by Jerry Spinelli
When a previously homeschooled teen, self-named Stargirl, attends public school for the first time, her unique outlook on life changes the school's dynamic. Based on the book of the same name by Jerry Spinelli, the film will ...
by Kristin Hannah
The film adaptation of Kristin Hannah's novel explores what it's like to be a woman during war and tells the story of two sisters separated by ideals and circumstance in German occupied France during World War II. Michelle MacLaren is set to direct the film.
by Jonathan Lethem
Edward Norton will direct and star in this film adaptation alongside Bruce Willis. Norton plays Lionel Essrog, a private investigator with Tourette Syndrome. When Lionel's only friend is murdered, he sets out to find the killer.