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Past tense and past participle of retell.
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Again and again were the stories of their various adventures retold. Again and once again they fought their battles with savage beast and savage man, and dawn was already breaking when Basuli, for the fortieth time, narrated how he and a handful of his warriors had watched the battle for the golden ingots which the Abyssinians of Abdul Mourak had waged against the Arab raiders of Achmet Zek, and how, when the victors had ridden away they had sneaked out of the river reeds and stolen away with the precious ingots to hide them where no robber eye ever could discover them.
ALTHOUGH there are lines of Beowulf which seem to show that the writer of the poem was a Christian, they must have been added by some one who copied or retold the story long after the Saxons had come to Britain, for the poet who first told the tale must have been a heathen, as all the Saxons were.
Helen, rehearsing her commission, noticed nothing: the Basts were in her brain, and she retold the crisis in a meditative way, which might have made other men curious.
More visitors came, and the story had to be told and retold for a couple of hours more.
The story was told and retold amid cries of delight and shouts of laughter.
As they steamed down the inland sea past the island of Oo-oh, the stories of their adventures were retold, and Bradley learned that Bowen Tyler and his bride had left the Galu country but a fortnight before and that there was every reason to believe that the Toreador might still be lying in the Pacific not far off the subterranean mouth of the river which emitted Caprona's heated waters into the ocean.
Finally there came Jurgis, urged by some one, and the story was retold to him.
Humorous stories, such as "The Bridge's Complaint," a retelling of The Three Billy Goats Gruff, and "Happy Dens or A Day in the Old Wolves' Home," a compilation of retold wolf tales, are amusing but ultimately forgettable.
Oliver Scott of Mercurial Dance, artistic director of one of the shows, Retold, said the unique venue will play an important role in the performance.
Summary: Untold Stories Retold presents two exhibitions shown at UAE pavilion at Venice Biennale
It's important to give your support, expertise or time to others, says Sian Rowlands, founder and CEO of Retold.