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  •  I found your comment more deft than glib. (2+ / 0-)
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    RiveroftheWest, quarkstomper

    You were aiming to tell Conan Doyle's story, not to get bogged down in the sociological background. Because that particular quote spoke loudly to modern sensibilities, you addressed it. You opened a can of worms,  pointed it directly at your audience, and said "As you can see, there is an ugly can of worms here - see them wriggling?"

    It's just that I'm sometimes curious about worms, and need to poke at them. I'm glad I poked, as you came back with this comment, which is informative and thought-provoking. I gained respect for Rider Haggard. And it's perfect, for Challenger to call the natives "no more intelligent than the average Londoner".

    "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

    by Brecht on Mon May 13, 2013 at 07:45:25 PM PDT

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