Re: "Please allow me to introduce myself..."
John Edwards (edwardsj@ANNAP1.JSC.MIL)
Fri, 21 Apr 1995 08:26:32 -0400
For literature, I might suggest The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest
Hemmingway. Excellent story written at a level of english that is more
forgiving to non-english-first readers. If you fish or sail, you will
expecially love it!
> Hi everyone.
> My name is Marcelo Soares da Silva and I am an 18 years-old cub
scout leader here in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. I am part of a scouting
> group since I was a cub, so it was a glory to become the leader ("Lobo
> Gris" or "Gris Wolf" or something like it) of these cubs.
> Here in my city, I study Journalism at the "Universidade Federal do
> Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS (the translation is not very hard - it's "Fede-
> ral University of the Rio Grande do Sul"). I'm enjoying all this time to
> the extreme. The most marking thing I learned in Linguistics class was
> an explanation about the alucynogen properties of vanilla (!). All we do
> here at the University is study and LAUGH.
> I read a lot. If you could give me any tip about the literature of
> your countries I'd be very grateful. I could pass a lot of time chattering
> about brazilian literature (and other kinds of it too). I write poetries.
> Please, reply this introduction or write to me (do you remember the old
> "pen-and-paper" system?). My address is:
> Rua Couto de Magalhaes 2038
> Porto Alegre - RS - Brazil
> CEP 90540-130
> OK, people. That's all. I'm waiting for all of you. If you have any
> tip about the correct way to control my little devils, send it to me. I
would not be sad. My e-mail is email@example.com .
> The Spirit of B.P. be with all of you.
> BE PREPARED!!!
> SEMPRE ALERTA!!!
> Marcelo Soares da Silva
> ( "Lobo Gris" )
John L. Edwards
Annapolis, MD, USA
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City