He paid no heed. "No, I'm not mad--unless, perhaps, with wretchedness. I could stand it all as long as you treated me as a pal, and were kind, and let me do things for you. But you suddenly kicked me off like an old shoe, and, as far as I can see, for no reason whatever. I want to know," he went on doggedly, "what I've done."
He settled back into his armchair, composing a painfully attentive countenance, and I sat down and began:
Würzburg, March 24, 1889.
I am gratefully sensible of the honourable distinction implied in the determination of the Delegates of the Clarendon Press to have my History of Botany translated into the world-wide language of the British Empire. Fourteen years have elapsed since the first appearance of the work in Germany, from fifteen to eighteen years since it was composed,—a period of time usually long enough in our age of rapid progress for a scientific work to become obsolete. But if the preparation of an English translation shows that competent judges do not regard the book as obsolete, I should be inclined to refer this to two causes. First of all, no other work of a similar kind has appeared, as far as I know, since 1875, so that mine may still be considered to be, in spite of its age, the latest history of Botany; secondly, it has been my endeavour to ascertain the historical facts by careful and critical study of the older botanical literature in the original works, at the cost indeed of some years of working-power and of considerable detriment to my health, and facts never lose their value,—a truth which England especially has always recognised.
"He did mention it," Arthur admitted.
The girl, as soon as she could get away unperceived, fled in horror from the room, and spread the news amongst the people. At once a crowd gathered round the house with angry cries and threats to break open the door to search for the dead hand.
As slow I walk in the cool fresh air, the path near by the hospital tent,
塔纳通“反华牌”中最引人注意的一张莫过于和港独分子黄之锋的那次会面。2019年10月5日，已经身为新未来党党魁的塔纳通在香港出席英国杂志《经济学人》举办的“Open Future Festival”活动。第二天，一张他和黄之锋的合影被黄之锋发在了自己的脸书上，一时间泰国媒体争先恐后地报道，塔纳通的行为也引发了在泰华人的关注。
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