But if, in the face of all this, you still declare that whaling has no aesthetically noble associations connected with it, then am I ready to shiver fifty lances with you there, and unhorse
you with a split helmet every time.
Fuller's candidness disarms readers, as in her admission that "for the things that unhorse
you, for the things that wreck you, for the things that toy with your internal tide--against those things, there is no conventional guard.
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Readers will enjoy the little historical gems tucked into the text, such as Charles Martel winning the Battle of Poitiers in 732, ending the advance of Islam into Europe, because he equipped his heavy cavalry with stirrups so they would be more difficult to unhorse
Lances raised, Richard Hanson and Henry Clayton try to unhorse
each other amid the thunder of hooves Below, a few moments to rest and collect thoughts for Matt Provost, Neil Thomason and Richard Hanson' Pictures, LORETTA BRENNAN' Neil Thomason and James Timson (above) preparing Dan the horse, and (right) Richard Hanson in action' Henry Clayton, Neil Thomason and Matt Provost mix modern technology with olde worlde as they get wired for sound' Matt Provost and, right, Neil Thomason clash swords
Examples of clearly non-heroic behavior include: hiding in a crevice so to be able to shoot at a mounted horse's belly and unhorse
the enemy (McCullough 370: Sieffert 463): telling a falsehood to convince a Heike chieftain to surrender (McCullough 371: Sieffert 464-465): brutally slaughtering an eight-year old son of a warrior in the presence of his nurse (McCullough 390-392: Sieffert 485-487): and butchery of the innocents (i.
How Parkes, bearing his lance, would have relished the opportunity to charge straight on toward the retrograde Cardinal so as to unhorse