The Spike

The Spike

The Spike ICollected Essays by George OrwellT HE SPIKE t was late afternoon Forty nine ofus forty eight men and one woman lay on the green waiting for the spiketo open We were too tired to talkmuch We ju

  • Title: The Spike
  • Author: George Orwell
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 460
  • Format: None
  • ICollected Essays, by George OrwellT HE SPIKE 1931 t was late afternoon Forty nine ofus, forty eight men and one woman,lay on the green waiting for the spiketo open We were too tired to talkmuch We just sprawled aboutexhaustedly, with home madecigarettes sticking out of our scrubbyfaces Overhead the chestnut brancheswere covered with blossom, and beyondthat great woolICollected Essays, by George OrwellT HE SPIKE 1931 t was late afternoon Forty nine ofus, forty eight men and one woman,lay on the green waiting for the spiketo open We were too tired to talkmuch We just sprawled aboutexhaustedly, with home madecigarettes sticking out of our scrubbyfaces Overhead the chestnut brancheswere covered with blossom, and beyondthat great woolly clouds floated almostmotionless in a clear sky Littered on thegrass, we seemed dingy, urban riff raff.We defiled the scene, like sardine tinsand paper bags on the seashore.What talk there was ran on theTramp Major of this spike He was adevil, everyone agreed, a tartar, a tyrant,a bawling blasphemous, uncharitabledog You couldn t call your soul yourown when he was about, and many atramp had he kicked out in the middle ofthe night for giving a back answer.When you came to be searched, he fairheld you upside down and shook you Ifyou were caught with tobacco there washell to pay, and if you went in withmoney which is against the law Godhelp you.

    • Free Read [Fantasy Book] æ The Spike - by George Orwell ✓
      460 George Orwell
    • thumbnail Title: Free Read [Fantasy Book] æ The Spike - by George Orwell ✓
      Posted by:George Orwell
      Published :2020-03-02T05:46:46+00:00

    657 Comment

    AUTHORS write books through observation and experience. They also write books by intentionally turning into persons they themselves are not like George Orwell does for his essay The Spike (1931) by becoming a vagabond and staying overnight in the casual ward of a workhouse (colloquially known as a "spike"). This gives him first-hand experience with something he is not accustomed with or knows little about.This episode in Orwell's life was part of the social experiment that would form the basis o [...]

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *