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    JACK LONDON

    Hi THERE ,
    AT THE MOMENT I AM READING A SHORT STORY BY JACK LONDON , CALLED : (THE WHITE SILENCE ) AND I CAME ACROSS THIS DIALOGUE WHICH I DO NOT FULLY UNDERSTAND
    ( 'Kid! I say--a--sink a hole above the pup, next to the slide. I panned out forty cents on my shovel there. )
    PLEASE HELP ME , AND WILL BE VERY GRATEFUL.
    ALAWII


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    Re: JACK LONDON

    Quote Originally Posted by alawii View Post
    Hi THERE ,
    AT THE MOMENT I AM READING A SHORT STORY BY JACK LONDON , CALLED : (THE WHITE SILENCE ) AND I CAME ACROSS THIS DIALOGUE WHICH I DO NOT FULLY UNDERSTAND

    ( 'Kid! I say--a--sink a hole above the pup, next to the slide. I panned out forty cents on my shovel there. )

    PLEASE HELP ME , AND WILL BE VERY GRATEFUL.
    ALAWII

    This story is set in the goldfields. The speaker is using slang for the type of gold digging that is being done. My interpretation is that he is requiring the other person to make a larger hole or pit in a watercourse, above a subsidiary of that stream, next to a construction called "the slide". He wants this because he panned forty cents' worth of gold in his shovel when working there. But creating a pool, he hopes more gold will be deposited.


    nb: Please do not type in capital letters. It is regarded as shouting.


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    Re: JACK LONDON

    Dear Anglika,
    This site is great, and it was very kind of you to explain the phrase to me. I am very grateful to you, God bless you.
    alawii


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    Re: JACK LONDON

    Dear Anglika ,
    Forgot to say sorry for writing in capital letters !
    alawii


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    Re: JACK LONDON

    Sometimes I write in capitals too...but I dont mean to shout when I do just bring attention to my comments

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    it's always great to get help

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