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By Harry Collis

Funny riddles with comedian illustrations support ESL scholars achieve new insights into American language and tradition. each one riddle is observed by means of textual content that is helping scholars seize and grasp the underlying linguistic and cultural the reason why the funny story is humorous.

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Two others ‘clad in like apparel’ joined him and also began to ‘sigh pitifully’, after which ‘a company of young girls’ appeared and, ‘with the saddest gestures they could devyse’, carried the corpse away to an adjoining house. Asked by the visitors ‘for what occasion the Indian was so persecuted in their presence’, the chief explained ‘that this was nothing else but a kind of ceremony’ by which he and his tribe ‘would call to mind the death and persecution of . . their ancestors executed by their enemy’.

Perhaps, he suggests, it is simply that ‘here . . is not more evils in this kind’ but just clearer perception of them; ‘they are here more discovered and seen and made public by due search, inquisition and due punishment’. Bradford admits himself perplexed. And the fact that he does so adds dramatic tension to the narrative. Like so many great American stories, Of Plymouth Plantation is a search for meaning. It has a narrator looking for what might lie behind the mask of the material event: groping, in the narrative present, for the possible significance of what happened in the past.

If he have but the taste of virtue . . what to such a mind can bee more pleasant, then planting and building a foundation for his Posteritie, gotte from the rude earth . . ’ For Smith, appealing for settlers to plant a colony in New England, prosperity would flow naturally to anyone of middling condition who was willing to venture as he had done. It would come ‘by Gods blessing and . . industrie’, as a sign of special election and a reward for hard work. Anyone in England with only ‘small wealth to live on’ could ‘by their labour .

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