Last Tuesday Kirk was hanging out around Andy’s Bar. Every day was miserable for the loathsome Beggar and today started out just as miserable as the rest. While he was sitting against the door to Andy’s Bar, Kirk held a sign, begging for money and food. Kirk watched each person walk by him. Many ignored him while others looked at him with disgust. After a few hours, Kirk accumulated no more than two dollars and a half-eaten biscuit. Kirk was disappointed--two dollars wasn’t even enough to get a glass of his favorite ale! Amid this failure, Kirk noticed a man with a fine jacket standing in front of him. The man looked about 30 years of age, didn’t speak a word, and dropped something into the Beggar 's hat. The man walked away and just as …show more content…
“Where did you steal that money from, Kirk?” “I didn’t steal it--just get me something to drink.” A customer of the bar chimed in: “He didn’t steal the money. He must have been prostituting again.” Another patron said, “Who would want that disgusting thing?” “Maybe his mother!” The bar bursted into laughter. Kirk didn’t care; it was common for him to be the joke of the bar. “Shut-up, everybody”, said Andy. “What do you want Kirk?” Kirk handed Andy the wad of hundred dollar bills and asked for every bottle of Bud Light in the bar.
After a few hours of drinking, the Beggar was drunk. Kirk sat in the corner of the bar, seemingly in his own world, accompanied only by his beer. As the hours passed, one brave soul approached Kirk. “Excuse me sir”, said the old man. “Would you mind giving me one of your beers over there--I seem to have forgotten my wallet at my house.” “Huh?”, replied the Beggar. “What do you want?” “I am kindly asking for you to share one of your beers with me.” “Sure”, replied the Beggar. “I’ll share one of my beers with you.” The Beggar reached across the table and grabbed at one of the beers. He opened it. “Here you go!” Just as the old man was reaching for the beer from Kirk’s hands, Kirk poured the beer all over the poor man. “How dare you!”, said the old man. The Beggar laughed aloud and proceeded to punch the old man right out of his seat. The old man was stunned. “It’s on”, he said. The Beggar went after the old man, punches flying. The
When Red shows up the Indian is still in his garden and they decide to “take him down.” They grabbed some tools and Joe charged towards the Indian. Before he knew it he had fallen and when he looked back up the Indian was no longer in sight. That afternoon when the police showed up and Joe explained to him where the Indian was and how he was going to take him down earlier, but he tripped and fell in his attempt. The officer asked if the Indian looked familiar and Joe replied “no there aren’t any Indians around here” and his friend Red the corrected him by reminding him of some guys who come around on weekends. Joe replied “those old winos?” Joe and Red don’t know the Indians, but because they may have encountered some Indians that are drunks they make the assumption that the Indians that they see on the weekends picking up cans are winos. They are contributing to a negative conclusion of a particular group, yet they don’t even know any of them on a personal level.
So now I deserve to hear your story.” “Okay,” he said, “I just turned “24” three weeks ago.” “Cool,” she interrupted, “go on.” “I found out i got this job last week and was told to come into work today, that I already would know what to do, but I have no idea what I’m doing this job was a favor from my old boss. He was with me when I lost this bad boy.” He was showing his prosthetic leg, and said, “I lost it in an accident.” “Oh really must have been an accident then to have lost your leg.” She said with a face that seemed slightly weirded out. He told her the story about how he lost it trying to keep the truck from rolling off the hill and how the electric co-op paid his bills and him the rest of his salary for the year then gave him the job he currently has now, and her response was. “Wow you are kind-of amazing, but you never told me how you actually came to work for the co-op in the first place.” Then he said, “well to be honest I guess it is because I really liked electrical classes in school.” he was interrupted by the waiter bringing their
Perry and his dad exhaust all of their energy and resources on one thing” building a beautiful trapper's lodge, one that should have attracted many tourists. Alas, the few it did attract, those using their expendable bounty of wealth on a vacation to Alaska, simply stopped, snapped a photo lacking snetiment, and went on their merry way. They were utterly unaware of the two men they were effectively robbing. It continued on like this until one day, a blow out over Perry’s one-too-many biscuits which ended with Perry at his father’s throat. Literally… “My hands got hold of his throat.
r. Mcloud wrote a book about Evansville in World War II. In this book Dr. Mcloud wanted to ensure people that the story of Evansville in this time would not be lost, but passed on. In the beginning of his speech, he thanked people for helping him get the information he needed in order to write his book. He also thanked everyone that set up and gave him the opportunity to have the book signing. After thanking these people, Dr. Mcloud acknowledged all of the Veterans in the room. To my surprise there were many. Dr. Mcloud then showed a picture of his father, who was a veteran from WWII. named Lachlan Macleod. He was in the navy and sailed the sea passing on desired supplies. Finally, Dr. Mcloud acknowledged his children and his wife, Jessica.
One saturday night as megan was putting her son to bed the son wanted to know what his father did as a job. So jeff started the long story about how nasa now hates him. The reason nasa hates jeff is that he got into a fight with the head of nasa because they wouldn't let him take his baseball gloves to mars. The reason they wouldn't let him take his baseball gloves to mars is that they made of leather and could have some biological disease and it would also cost nasa 10,000 dollars to send his three baseball gloves up to mars. So when jeff got home that night he told his mom whom was reading the paper about how he wanted to take his baseball gloves to mars the
Brian was a 13 year old boy who’s plane crashed in the woods in Canada. It was fall and no one was around to help him. He was left to try to survive. He built a shelter to live in. He constantly had fires going to keep himself warm. He had some survival stuff such as cooking pots, a hunting knife, forks, spoons, a first aid kit, a cap, fishing line, lures, hooks, sinkers and packets of dry food. Brian learned warning signs such as when it was getting cold. He also got warnings that something wasn’t right. One instance of that was when Brian’s rifle stopped working. The warning he got was when he felt a touch on his cheek. That resulted in him learning how to make bows and arrows. He hunted various animals such as rabbits, deer, and mule. To keep wolves away, Brian marked his territory. Living in the woods gave Brian a lot of work to do. Such as when he had to fix his shelter after a bear came to steal some of his food. He had a skunk living next to him who sprayed the bear away. To get food, Brian had to hunt and kill animals. Winter came and Brian’s cloths were ruined. Brian was forced to hint in the snow. It got so cold that when he spit, the salvia bounced on the ground. He celebrated Thanksgiving with ribs from a mule. In the end, he comes to a crude log shelter. Someone was living there. The man, who was living there, took him in and shared some of his food with Brian. Brian is
“Each contest had been an elimination round. There were winners, and there were losers. From the start, the rule was: Lose one game, and you are out.” This is taken from chapter one of The View from Saturday by E. L.Konigsburg. This rule applies to the Academic Bowl, a dispute that a teacher and her group of 6 graders will have to participate in, and events, choices, and challenges leading to it.
He never asked for anything. He just sat holding a Styrofoam cup from the donut shop in his lap. If I had some spare change, I would put it in the cup. His response was always the same, “Thank you, God bless.”
The first reading that I went to was David Kerns reading from his book Fortnight on Maxwell Street. After reading the summary on the book, I was very interesting before even going to the reading. It is also safe to say that the reading from the book was good as I had expected it to be. To begin, Kerns talked about the setting of the book and how he had began writing this book. The setting was in Chicago 1968, during the time when he was there are a medical student. Kerns was starting his “2 week hell week” through the hospital (similar to clinicals now), but at this time it was terrifying. Home deliveries done on kitchen tables were popular and were done by untrained and inexperienced “doctors”. Although home deliveries were very terrifying for those performing them, everyone that has done it labels it as the “single most impactful memorable experience in their entire medical career” according to Kerns. At the time the book was written, the inner city of Chicago exploded. There were riots, looting, shootings, overflowing hospitals, and it was overall a catastrophe.
Three older gentlemen came in around 12:15 p.m. I would say in their early or late 70’s. They all were dressed warmly one had a beige trench coat, the other two wore short black leather jackets. They are African American veterans all three had hats that said marine veterans. They walk to their seats by the hostess the look in the first gentlemen’s face was focused on the hostess’s rear end. Then the waitress arrives at their table introduces herself as Pam and ask what drinks would they be having today two of them order water the other sweet tea with lemon. While returning to the table with the drinks she asks if they were ready to order if not she could come back the gentleman 's reply they will need more time baby.
What does friendship mean to you? Do you think friendship and teamwork are related? The group of friends that go by the name The Souls show deeds to prove that friendship and teamwork go hand in hand. The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg takes place in Epiphany, New York and tells the story of four not so ordinary sixth graders and their teacher, Mrs. Olinski, in their journey to win the Academic Bowl. Friendship played a big part in the teamwork and success they accomplished.
A man dressed in an ivory, crisp suit stands in front of the bar counter talking to the soda jerk. “There is violence in Chicago, but not by me and not by anybody I employ. Because it's not good business.” The man behind the counter replies, “The green beer you're peddling ain't any good.” To which the suited man says, “It’s not supposed to be good. It's supposed to be bought.” Ring! goes the bell on the door, and a small, young girl walks into the store carrying a silver ice bucket. “I'm not buying,” says the soda jerk. “Don't worry about it, Pops,” replies the man. “We won't come back.” Unwilling to dwell on his words, the man behind the counter turns his attention to the little girl putting her ice bucket on the counter top. He begins filling
On an ordinarily copacetic plus lukewarm sunshiny day, however, it all ended as I received a message. My junior Cameron,saying he prevailed in dire straits. I Specified “what's occurring taking place junior.” He Sobbed , “I can't afford the rent of my truck?” Then I laughed “Who cares for that piece of filth Chevy.” Then he replied, “It’s all I obtain,father.” “Because you're my junior moreover,I will provide guidance with this dilemma.” I Scoffed, Then I Snapped “privately call the rest to acquire the crew to pull off this stunt.” Then Cameron Put forth “Right privately will meet at my house a.k.a your house.” I Noted, “Fine we’ll meet there in an hour.”
In the small town of Charleston, an older, lonely man sits at the bar in a Diner. A young couple sat at the other end drinking coffee. The woman was dressed nice in a pretty red dress and the man looking dapper with his blue suit and hat. The older man is a regular at this diner. He arrives at the same time, sits on the same stool, and is always dressed nice as if he were about to meet someone. He never did though. The waiter knows the older man by name and says, "Hey Hopper, anything new today or just the same old, same old?" whenever he would walk in. Hopper would just shrug his shoulders as usual and sit on his stool. He looks at the couple at the end of the bar and nods, while waiting for the waiter to get him his
Perseus - A pilot with low wage - collects scrap on the planet of Forthou desperate for money, with his only childhood friend, Ami ; a good old humorous friend. “Where are we heading now?” Ami said. Perseus continues to walk, “TX-A Mining colony, it 's the only place we will make decent wage.” Perseus walks into the “Mars Bar”. He walks into a Seat with Ami, while a man in a hat walks in. *Space phone rings* “My dad sorry”, Perseus hangs up the phone. Ami gets a few drinks, “Do you know him?” Ami said quietly. The man takes a seat with Perseus and Ami. “May I sit here laddy”. “Sorry we’re waiting for a friend”. The man named Desu sits down anyways. The man starts a conversation with the two and claims that he needs a ride to TX-A mining