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The 12 months 2011 marks forty years of caliber self sufficient publishing for D&M Publishers. To rejoice we have now created a loose publication sampler of D&M classics. From Wade Davis's A gentle on the fringe of the World to David Suzuki's The Sacred Balance; Andrew Nikiforuk's Tar Sands and Emily Carr's Klee Wyck, and past, 40 Years: a variety of Writing from D&M represents the very best publishing of the house's previous 4 many years. We invite you to obtain it for free and support us have fun our ruby anniversary! stopover at FortyYears.ca for info on how we are making plans to mark the get together.
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IN MAY, WHEN the village was white with cherry blossom and the blue water of Burrard Inlet crept almost to Sophie’s door—just a streak of grey sand and a plank walk between—and when Vancouver city was more beautiful to look at across the water than to be in,—it was then I loved to take the ferry to the North Shore and go to Sophie’s. Behind the village stood mountains topped by the grand old “Lions”, twin peaks, very white and blue. The nearer mountains were every shade of young foliage, tender grey-green, getting greener and greener till, when they were close, you saw that the village grass outgreened them all.
Mau-lauh Bak. Monkey Man. He denied nothing. ” Suk meant someone about Father’s age, or much younger. Suk was more informal than Sin-saang. Suk, I thought, and knew he was younger than Father even if he was very old on the outside. “I like Suk very, very much,” he said. “Oh, much better than Wong Bak—Old Wong. Make me feel younger. Call me Wong Suk. Okay? Maybe everyone call me that. ” I nodded. He was giving us his secret magic name as a blessing. Then I said the next thing Father insisted no one was supposed to say out loud.
Stopped. ” I ran the last few steps and reached out to him, at once burying my head against his bone-thin body: Here was the Monkey King! After all, I heard his voice tremble—the pr-pretty one—a signal to any child not to be afraid of him. Not to doubt him. His disguise as an old man and his two canes were not meant to fool me, especially the canes. I knew what these really were: the two walking sticks, which he could instantly rejoin to become the powerful bamboo pole Monkey used to propel himself across canyons and streams; the same pole he employed to battle monsters, mock demons, shake at courage-testing spirits.
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