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Topic: tree-box
Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 12:38:06 PM
Sarrriesfan wrote:
This was still a time when people rode horses and drove livestock through towns, a 9ft high garden fence would help protect your land being trampled by them.

Well, it makes sense, but how could an eight-nine-year-old boy climb it?

“The lad fled on the instant, scrambled up the high board-fence, and disappeared over it."

“Before Aunt Polly could collect her surprised faculties and sally to the rescue, six or seven clods had taken personal effect, and Tom was over the fence and gone.”


And why other people in the town had low fences?

“As he was passing by the house where Jeff Thatcher lived, he saw a new girl in the garden.”

“She (Becky, an eight-nine-year-old girl) tossed a pansy over the fence.”

Topic: tree-box
Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 4:43:53 PM
Another thing that I can't understand is why the board fence around Tom's aunt's poor little house should be nine feet high. What was it supposed to protect her from?
Topic: tree-box
Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 7:57:24 AM
Romany wrote:
A 19th century sleepy little town by the Missisippi - dusty dirt streets, wooden houses, outdoor toilets...

… the only town pump everyone had to go to in order to get water;

not a single building with a tin roof;

a little frame school building;

a graveyard, which “had a crazy board fence around it, which leaned inward in places, and outward the rest of the time, but stood upright nowhere”.

Topic: Will all Russians go to heaven?
Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 4:30:54 AM
Fazil J wrote:
Fazil J wrote:
[quote=Fazil J][quote=Y111]She was simply trolling.

It is Putin who was being inflammatory, publicly saying things which “not quite accurately spring to his mind” and which contradict the key idea the Holy Bible is imbued with.


Another example of Putin’s trolling is about the eagle on the American coat of arms, which allegedly has eaten all the olives. Notice how Mr. Bolton brilliantly parries Putin's attempt to sound witty.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=lg8vOUS8xbg

Topic: Will all Russians go to heaven?
Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 4:29:44 AM
Fazil J wrote:
Fazil J wrote:
Y111 wrote:
She was simply trolling.

It is Putin who was being inflammatory, publicly saying things which “not quite accurately spring to his mind” and which contradict the key idea the Holy Bible is imbued with.


Another example of Putin’s trolling is about the eagle on the American coat of arms, which allegedly has eaten all the olives. Notice how Mr. Bolton brilliantly parries Putin's attempt to sound witty.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lg8vOUS8xbg

Topic: Will all Russians go to heaven?
Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 4:21:52 AM
Fazil J wrote:
Y111 wrote:
She was simply trolling.

It is Putin who was being inflammatory, publicly saying things which “not quite accurately spring to his mind” and which contradict the key idea the Holy Bible is imbued with.


Another example of Putin’s trolling is about the eagle on the American coat of arms, which allegedly has eaten all the olives. Notice how Mr. Bolton brilliantly parries Putin's attempt to sound witty.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lg8vOUS8xbg

Topic: tree-box
Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2018 2:57:04 PM
Thank you, FounDit.
Topic: tree-box
Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2018 9:05:42 AM
The following is from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain’s.

“Tom appeared on the sidewalk with a bucket of whitewash and a long-handled brush. He surveyed the fence, and all gladness left him and a deep melancholy settled down upon his spirit. Thirty yards of board fence nine feet high. Life to him seemed hollow, and existence but a burden. Sighing, he dipped his brush and passed it along the topmost plank; repeated the operation; did it again; compared the insignificant whitewashed streak with the far-reaching continent of unwhitewashed fence, and sat down on a tree-box discouraged.”

Can you tell me what a “tree-box” is?

Topic: would
Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2018 8:12:45 AM
Neither. Here it refers to habitual actions in the past.
Topic: Will all Russians go to heaven?
Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2018 4:50:43 AM
Y111 wrote:
She was simply trolling.
As for what Putin said, it was obviously just a thought that sprang to his mind at the moment, not quite accurate, as such thoughts often are.


Troll - to post inflammatory or irrelevant material to provoke responses.
Inflammatory - intended or likely to cause anger or hate.
Irrelevant - unrelated to the matter being considered.

I wouldn’t call Helenej’s post ‘irrelevant’ as her question is related exactly to the video she posted and to what Russia’s president said about the whole nation getting into heaven regardless of whether they believe in God or not. What if she is a religious person who trusts that “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life” (John 3:36)?

I wouldn’t agree, either, that her question is inflammatory. It is Putin who was being inflammatory, publicly saying things which “not quite accurately spring to his mind” and which contradict the key idea the Holy Bible is imbued with. Putin always tries to present himself as a truly Christian and yet he says things that are likely to shake the faith of any believer.

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