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100 THINGS CHALLENGE 009/100



Today´s quote is from a Danish childrens book; or rather a series of books.

Lisbeth Warners Puk bøgerne (Puk books)

A series of 46 books about a girl on a boarding school.

The first book was written in 1943 and was called “Puck on boardng-school”



It is about Puck and her friends and all the things that happened to them during the series.

At one point, Puck and her friends are in class and are questioned about;

Archimedes Law:
When a body immersed in water and has not come up again within half an hour, it must be considered lost.


One of the boys says;
(”når et legeme nedsænkes i koldt vand så farer legemet op med et hyl”)
“When a body is submerged into cold water, the body springs up with a howl”



That is a much used quote in my family, when things go wrong, or one of us tries to be smart and fails, that quote comes up.

Mum and I actually used it today, that is why it is important for me to put it out here today…

My Mum collected all the books, in their wonderful pink covers when she was a little girl.
(my Dad read them too, he had a girlfriend that collected them).

Mum gave then to me, when I was around 10 and started reading books.
I remember reading all of them for my Bro when he was a child.

Comments

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daisychain1957
May. 1st, 2012 05:16 pm (UTC)
And do you still have these books? Books from our time were far more gentle, and I feel more morally routed XxX
pippii
May. 3rd, 2012 10:00 am (UTC)
I still have all the books and I treasure them a lot. I hope I can get Sarah to read them too.
They were more morally and gentle than the childrens books today.
♥hugs♥
albertesmor
May. 1st, 2012 05:27 pm (UTC)
Jeg kender Puk bøgerne, men har aldrig læst en eneste, tror heller ikke jeg har haft en. Men de lyserøde omslag husker jeg vældig godt fra turene rundt i byens antikvariater med min far.

Troe der er lavet utallige citater over archimedes lov, Storm P tror jeg havde den med når et legeme nedsænkes i vand, så ringer telefonen ;)
pippii
May. 3rd, 2012 10:03 am (UTC)
De bøger er så dejlige og det lyserøde omslag med Christels illustrationer♥
Der er rigtig mange variationer over den lov, mange af dem er rigtigt sjove;)
♥klem♥
babydracky
May. 2nd, 2012 08:50 am (UTC)
XD
Sounds like really good books^^
pippii
May. 3rd, 2012 10:03 am (UTC)
They really are, sweet and innocent, from a more innocent world.
♥Hugs
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