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 Post subject: Re: On the move to find the action
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:28 pm 
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Are you refering to the add where the
cheetah scrathes at the tortoise, Ellie,

Seen the mouse one as well, nonetheless...
a vicious tug of war looming, seems like,..

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Hee hee hee..........................

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lion_and_the_Mouse

The fable in literature



An illustration of the start of the fable from Aunt Louisa’s Oft Told Tales, New York, 1870s
In the oldest versions, a lion threatens a mouse that wakes him up. The mouse begs forgiveness and makes the point that such unworthy prey would bring the lion no honour. The lion then agrees and sets the mouse free. Later, the lion is netted by hunters; hearing it roaring, the mouse remembers its clemency and frees it by gnawing through the ropes. The moral of the story is that mercy brings its reward and that there is no being so small that it cannot help a greater. Later English versions reinforce this by having the mouse promise to return the lion's favor, to its sceptical amusement.

The Scottish poet, Robert Henryson, in a version he included in his Morall Fabillis[1] in the 1480s, expands the plea that the mouse makes and introduces serious themes of law, justice and politics. The poem consists of 43 seven-lined stanzas of which the first twelve recount a meeting with Aesop in a dream and six stanzas at the end draw the moral; the expanded fable itself occupies stanzas 13-36. A political lesson of a different kind occurs in Francis Barlow's 1687 edition of the fables. There the poet Aphra Behn comments that no form of service is to be despised, for just as the humble mouse had aided the king of the beasts, so 'An Oak did once a glorious Monarch save' by serving as a hiding place when King Charles II was escaping after the battle of Worcester.[2]

The 16th century French poet Clément Marot also recounts an expanded version of the fable in the course of his Épitre à son ami Lyon Jamet (Letter to his friend Lyon), first published in 1534.[3] This is an imitation of the Latin poet Horace's Epistles, addressed to friends and often applying Aesopian themes to their situations. In this case, Marot has been imprisoned and begs Jamet to help him get released, playing on his friend's forename and styling himself the lowly rat (rather than mouse). Jean de la Fontaine included a more succinct version of the story in his Fables (II.11, 1668) in the following century.[4]

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 Post subject: Re: On the move to find the action
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Beelden aan zee te Scheveningen??

Hopefully we can narrow this one down
to pictures of Phala se gat!! Growlllll.

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 Post subject: Re: On the move to find the action
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Sorry for having been absent - had quite a lot to catch up upon workwise and also
in social life after our two week trip to SA. :redface:

First of all - thank you, lion queen for your generous bid! :k

So, Monica, the giraffe and Speedo Ellie are yours for the moment
for 200 Rand each, unless somebody else tries to nick them off you with a higher bid. :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: On the move to find the action
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Second, I declare that we had a furry thing with a yellow ribbon at Nossob on the 24th -
and even if it was just a stuffed animal. :lol:

So here go the pledges and donations:

R 200.00 Dinky Bird for a yellow ribbon at the waterhole paid
R 110.00 Matthys for 11 correct guesses paid
R 110.00 Matthys donation amount doubled paid
R 110.00 Duke also for 11 correct guesses paid
R 110.00 Lionspoon also for 11 correct guesses paid
R 200.00 also by Lionspoon for seeing Elena and Lisette in KTP (Rare sighting challenge) paid
R 800.00 vinkie for any rare sighting plus voluntarily an extra paid
R 400.00 for the giraffe in any sort of bathing suit and the ellie in a yellow speedo paid
R 200.00 Melrockson - donation
R 500.00 H. erectus - donation paid
R 100.00 bert for a rare sighting
R 200.00 wildflowergirl - donation paid
R 200.00 melph68 - donation
R 400.00 melph68 for the two Mr. Foxes for MM
R 400.00 Meandering Mouse for the two Mr. Foxes
R 100.00 Meandering Mouse for her daughter finishing the 94.7 cycle race :clap:
R 200.00 kynetta - donation paid
R 400.00 lion queen - bids for Monica Giraffe and Speedo Ellie paid

That makes it at least a whopping 4.740 Rand for our first fundraising event towards a mobile webcam.


Thanks to each and everyone who made this part of the project a success!
You're all stars!

:gflower: :k :gflower: :k :gflower: :k :gflower: :k


I'll pm each of you with the bank details, although most international members probably will have
to go through GivenGain. If you do so, please use VHR - Mobile Webcam as a reference,
so we can make sure that your money can be allocated to our project. :thumbs_up:


Edited to update the donation sum and the already paid amounts.

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 Post subject: Re: On the move to find the action
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Thank You Lionspoon for putting this together :clap: :clap: :clap:

And to ALL OF YOU who donated to this project :clap: :clap: :clap:

Will deposit my share soon.


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 Post subject: Re: On the move to find the action
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Thank you to all who paid up so far!

And here!

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 Post subject: Re: On the move to find the action
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Please check here if this your donation towards the Mobile Webcam Project.

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 Post subject: Re: On the move to find the action
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And another challenged had been set(tled) and one is still taking place in the future.
:clap: :clap: :clap:


See here!

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 Post subject: Re: On the move to find the action
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I forgot to donate but Lionspoon reminded me :redface:
R100 donated today
For the moose being a rare sighting

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 Post subject: Re: On the move to find the action
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Thank you, Bert! :k

And sorry for being so insistent. :twisted: :lol: :wink:


And of course a beeeg thank you to all who paid up already -
and I know the rest will come in as well. :thumbs_up:

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Bert gets a Image for being late and I get to pay penalties ?

:naughty: Not fair ! :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: On the move to find the action
Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:23 am 
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I think, I need to declare that I haven't got anything
to do with the penalty other than to bag it for the cause. :whistle:

But Matthys you'll get a :gflower: for your generosity! :k

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