By Gertrude Chandler Warner
Benny Alden has just one buck to spend on Grandfather's birthday current. yet every little thing he unearths both bills an excessive amount of or isn't really a lot enjoyable. Then Benny, his pal Michael, and his puppy, Watch, pay attention Grandfather chatting with the baker, and without warning Benny has an concept that's perfect!
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Within a buffered age, friendship thus represents the most subversive of institutions, for it preserves exactly what is most fiercely rejected by disengagement itself. It is, however, precisely in this subversive character that friendship also presents the possibility for disengagement to move beyond its present ills. It is my aim in the following chapters to make some progress in this direction by pressing ever more towards a “porous” mode of enquiry in which the activities of friendship and understanding become ever more interpenetrating.
As Taylor says, it strikes many that there is “something irritatingly precious and reductive in Bloomsbury,” SA 407). In this sense, to allow intimacy to continue within a carefully delimited sphere may well intensify it, but it also sentimentalises it, for it becomes a private and almost trivial activity away from the serious public, buffered business of life. Friendship Amongst the Disengaged I have sought in the preceding section to construct something of a genealogy of the conditions under which contemporary friendship exists.
Not what happens within it but where it is facing in the metaphysical landscape is what matters” (SS 124). Any failure to be rational in this sense is distressing, because the nature of the soul is imprisoned as it throws off or rebels against the order to which it should be properly responsive. ” Taylor narrates a premodern use of such words in the following fashion: The significance of being objects of praise inhabits, as it were, praiseworthy things. It can almost be thought of as something which emanates from them.
A Present for Grandfather (The Boxcar Children: The Adventures of Benny and Watch, Book 2) by Gertrude Chandler Warner