Weather in literature quiz
with Matthias Tomczak
After a call out on social media, the quote from our last issue was
correctly identified by Cacilia Ewenz as from Nelson Mandela’s
bibliography Long Walk to Freedom. Cacilia was grateful for a
return to English as a first language, saying “thanks for making
it easy this time”.
This will be the last Weather in literature quiz for a while, so get
your answers in as soon as you can.
It was at the end of the week that I happened
to glance at the barometer that hung in the
cabin companion-way. Its normal register in
the Paumotus was 29.90, and it was quite
customary to see it vacillate between 29.85
and 30.00, or even 30.05; but to see it, as I
saw it, down to 29.62, was sufficient to chill
the blood of any pearl-buyer in Oceania.
Who wrote this accurate passage about
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