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Lynne (Lynne)
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Posted on Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 4:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When they saw the sawdust they knew that he was a very proud man
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Posted on Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 5:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He = H/A/M?
They = H/A/M? H/A/F? Mixed?
Pride = national pride? Ethnic pride? Hubris? Self-directed satisfaction?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pride Anything here I may have missed?
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 5:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did the sawdust come from a living tree? a piece of furniture? a stick? a branch? a plank?

did they know him? did he cause the sawdust?
Lynne (Lynne)
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Posted on Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 5:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He = H/A/M? yes to all
They = H/A/M? H/A/F? Mixed? any or all
Pride = national pride? no Ethnic pride? no Hubris? no Self-directed satisfaction? no

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pride Anything here I may have missed? yes

did the sawdust come from a living tree? a piece of furniture? this a stick? a branch? a plank?

did they know him? yes did he cause the sawdust? yes
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 5:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Had the furniture been made longer? Shorter?

Furniture - table? Chair? Couch?
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Posted on Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 5:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bed?
Lynne (Lynne)
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Had the furniture been made longer? Shorter? this one

Furniture - table? Chair? yes Couch?

Bed? no
Balin (Balin)
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Had the legs been cut off the chair?

Is the classic midget/sawdust puzzle at all relevant?
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Had the length of the legs been shortened? Of all of them?
Shez (Shez)
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was he proud as in haughty?

did he make the legs shorter because he was a perfectionist? to avoid embarassment? shame? public humiliation? to make someone else comfortable?

did he saw the legs of his own chair? someone else's?

was this in his home? was he entertaining?

did he shorten the legs in order to avoid doing something else?
Lynne (Lynne)
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Had the legs been cut off the chair? no

Is the classic midget/sawdust puzzle at all relevant? not in the least

Had the length of the legs been shortened? yes Of all of them? yes

was he proud as in haughty? no

did he make the legs shorter because he was a perfectionist? to avoid embarassment? this one shame? public humiliation? to make someone else comfortable?

did he saw the legs of his own chair? yes someone else's?

was this in his home? yes was he entertaining? no

did he shorten the legs in order to avoid doing something else? no
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 10:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

had he made the chair?

had he made a table and the legs were too short so he shortened the legs of the chair so that people wouldn't notice?
Lynne (Lynne)
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Posted on Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 10:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

had he made the chair? no

had he made a table and the legs were too short so he shortened the legs of the chair so that people wouldn't notice? no
Balin (Balin)
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Were the legs all cut to the same size?

Was he proud of something about himself? Was he a perfectionist?
Lynne (Lynne)
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Were the legs all cut to the same size? yes

Was he proud of something about himself? in a sense Was he a perfectionist? but not this
Balin (Balin)
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Was he proud of the chair?
Lynne (Lynne)
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Was he proud of the chair? no
Balin (Balin)
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Was he proud of an object?

Was the chair in his home?
Lynne (Lynne)
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Was he proud of an object? no

Was the chair in his home? yes
Balin (Balin)
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Was he proud of another person?
Lynne (Lynne)
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Was he proud of another person? no
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Posted on Sunday, April 17, 2011 - 7:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi Lynne!

did he have short legs? amputated legs? no legs?
did he want to appear as though his legs were normal length? when he sat down? if he had not shortened the chair legs would his feet have been clear of the floor when he sat? did he want them to be on the floor? so that he looked to be of normal height? of the same height as others?

did the chair originally have normal length legs? long legs?

did something happen to him that then made him want to shorten the length of the legs of the chair? which he had previously used as it was? or was it a new chair?
Lynne (Lynne)
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Posted on Sunday, April 17, 2011 - 7:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi Lynne! Hi Hannah!

did he have short legs? amputated legs? no legs?
did he want to appear as though his legs were normal length? when he sat down? if he had not shortened the chair legs would his feet have been clear of the floor when he sat? did he want them to be on the floor? so that he looked to be of normal height? of the same height as others? sorry, no to all!

did the chair originally have normal length legs? yes long legs? no

did something happen to him that then made him want to shorten the length of the legs of the chair? yes which he had previously used as it was? yes or was it a new chair? no
Balin (Balin)
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Did he become disabled?
Lynne (Lynne)
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Did he become disabled? in a very broad sense, but not what we would normally call 'disabled'
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Did he have unusual height? weight? Length of limbs/torso? Had he suffered from polio?

Did he saw off one or more chair leg(s) differently from the others?
Lynne (Lynne)
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Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 - 4:23 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he have unusual height? weight? Length of limbs/torso? Had he suffered from polio? nothing like these

Did he saw off one or more chair leg(s) differently from the others? no
Shez (Shez)
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did he become blind or short-sighted? maybe too proud to wear specs?
Lynne (Lynne)
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Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 - 10:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did he become blind or short-sighted? short sighted maybe too proud to wear specs? indeed he was,well done!

Enough for a

************ SPOILER ************

Tolstoy (yes, that Tolstoy) was short sighted but too proud to wear glasses, so he shortened the legs on his chair so that he was closer to his work


You can read it here (although I read it in a book that I have)
http://www.passportmagazine.ru/article/2215/

Thank you one and all
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 - 1:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

nice one Lynne!

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