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Arsenic is rightly notorious because the poison of selection for Victorian murderers. but the nice majority of fatalities from arsenic within the 19th century got here now not from intentional poisoning, yet from coincidence.
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Drawing at the scientific, felony, and well known literature of the time, The Arsenic Century paints a vibrant photo of its wide-ranging and insidious presence in Victorian everyday life, weaving jointly the heritage of its emergence as a virtually inescapable loved ones probability with the sordid tale of its common employment as a device of homicide and suicide. And eventually, because the ultimate bankruptcy indicates, arsenic in Victorian Britain used to be greatly the pilot episode for a sequence of environmental poisoning dramas that grew ever extra universal in the course of the 20th century and nonetheless has no lead to sight.
in the course of global warfare II, Japan was once vilified through the US as our hated enemy within the East. even though we uncommon "good Germans" from the Nazis, we condemned all jap indiscriminately as fans and savages. because the chilly battle heated up, although, the U. S. executive made up our minds to make Japan its bulwark opposed to communism in Asia.
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On 26 December 1900, the vessel Hesperus arrived at Eilean Mor within the distant Outer Hebrides with aid lighthouse males and clean provisions. Staffed by way of 3 keepers, the lighthouse were in operation for a yr, however it have been famous that no mild have been obvious from Eilean Mor for ten days. Upon arrival, the superintendent, Robert Muirhead, stumbled on the lighthouse to be thoroughly abandoned, and a next seek of the encompassing island did not convey any signal of what occurred to the keepers.
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One night at midnight he left them. In the morning they found that he was gone. He left his track and they followed it. It took them down a dry river of white stones and clay (Galisteo Creek) which at last entered into the big river (Rio Grande), where the track was lost in the ever-flowing water. They returned to their town and discussed their trouble. "The snake has gone. What are we going to have of those things which he gave us? He has gone away. Now we also must be going away," they said. They worked together at the sorrowful job of taking up their things, and went down the dry river to the big river, where they found another town already living.
As there was a proper way to perform all acts, everyone not only understood ritual but performed it. United in gesture, the pueblo had a strong sense of its own identity. Everyone agreed how things were and had to be and should be. Understanding so, there could be few disappointments in life, and few complete bafflements. Certain towns had thin, narrow, long stones which rang with a clear song when struck. They were hung by deerskin thongs to the end, outdoors, of a roof beam. The singing stones could be heard in the town and the near-by fields.
It came from the north beyond knowing, and it went to the south nobody knew where. It was always new and yet always the same. It let water be taken in ditches to the lowest fields. Trees grew THESTUFFOFLIFE 33 along its banks—willows, cotton woods, young and old, always renewing themselves. The water was brown, as brown as a body, and both lived on earth as brown. The river was part of the day's prayer. Evening came down over the west, like thin gray smoke pulled over color, and the evening star stood like a great trembling drop of water on the soft darkness of the sky.