Tag: The Princess Bride

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Chapter 4 Another Dread Pirate Roberts Trajan ate, apprehensive at first, subtly sniffing the food and drink placed before him, convinced he was about to be poisoned. But the family’s drinks were poured from the same pitchers as his, and their food was served from the same platters. The servants smiled and greeted Trajan like […]

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Chapter 3 A Dread Pirate Roberts (continued…) They passed several people along the way, some working the gardens, some tending beehives, some reading books under the shade of trees. A few children played. Everyone who met Trajan’s gaze smiled and said hello without further curiosity. As they reached the house, he saw a young woman […]

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[This is an original work of fan fiction. New installments will post weekly. The Dread Pirate Roberts tells the tale of Trajan, a young Guilderian on a quest to avenge the death of his father, killed by the current Dread Pirate Roberts . His efforts are quickly altered by Westley and other previous Dread Pirate Robertses, who decide […]

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The following is the first installment of an original work of fan fiction. New installments will post weekly. The Dread Pirate Roberts tells the tale of Trajan, a young Guilderian on a quest to avenge the death of his father, killed by the current Dread Pirate Roberts. His efforts are quickly altered by Westley and other […]

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Thank You for William Goldman

 

My senior year in high school, I took College English with Father Dibble. He only taught four days a week, and on the fifth day we had a study hall. One day I decided to bring in a book for pleasure, The Princess Bride by William Goldman. The movie is funny, but the book is even funnier. I sat there reading, trying to stifle my giggles. My guffaws. My out-loud laughter.

Each time I burst out, I looked up and caught the eye of Fr. Dibble staring at me. I muttered apologies and slid down in my desk to keep reading. Finally I let out a loud shout of laughter, and Fr. Dibble walked over to me with a stern look on his face and a pad of paper and pen in hand. Leaning over, in a whisper he asked me, “What are you reading? If it is only one-half as funny as you think it is, I want to read it too.”

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In the past couple weeks, I’ve seen the phrase “Donald Trump corrupts/kills everything he touches” with increasing regularity. If we accept this as a given, it seems to me it would make more sense to just start over with a new country. I spent some time thinking about what the new United States would look […]

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