“We bow to the inevitable. We’re not wheat, we’re buckwheat! When a storm comes along it flattens ripe wheat because it’s dry and can’t bend with the wind. But ripe buckwheat’s got sap in it and it bends. And when the wind has passed, it springs up almost as straight and strong as before. We aren’t a stiff-necked tribe. We’re mighty limber when a hard wind’s blowing, because we know it pays to be limber. When trouble comes we bow to the inevitable without any mouthing, and we work and we smile and we bide our time. And we play along with lesser folks and we take what we can get from them. And when we’re strong enough, we kick the folks whose necks we’ve climbed over. That, my child, is the secret of the survival.”
Grandma Fontaine to Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind
Nice review. I must say I enjoyed the book very much. Even though I did a ripping review!
We would like to read yours… Where can we find it?
I hope this works: http://thepunchylands.wordpress.com/2013/06/04/ripping-book-review-gone-with-the-wind/. Let me know. If it doesn’t. Just go to my site and search under ‘book reviews.’ Thanks!
Love your idea of a “ripping review”. 🙂
Thank you! The professor is a bit vicious!