The Welsh GirlBook - 2008 | 1st Mariner Books ed
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"It's a hypothesis, you see, but the problem with a hypothesis is you don't know it's true until you test it. You can't believe a thing is possible until you do it. Yet until you do it, why even ask if you should? there's no morality about the impossible, Captain. To us, you must understand, this was like climbing Everest, like going to the moon. We couldn't believe such a thing was possible, and that's how we could do it."
it allowed the men to be afraid, gave them license to experience those fears they could never talk about to each other. It's escapism, he knows, rather than escape, but he's gone along with all the rest, if only to watch the newsreels.
Only months after leaving school, reading one night, she came across a passage of dialogue, a character cursing, the line printed only as "---!" and it dawned on her. Of course! what a dashed fool she'd been to miss it. suddenly it seem the most literary of swear words. Not a word at all really
But when he sees the boy running uphill, the planes whipping over the long grass, banking around tree trunks, sailing towards the crest, it comes to Karsten that this is what he has wanted all along, for the planes to go where he cant.
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