Mary Bowser, former slave of the Van Lew family, infiltrated the Confederacy by working as a servant in the household of Jefferson Davis. Bowser was assumed to be illiterate, and as a black woman was below suspicion. Practically invisible, she was able to listen to conversations between Confederate officials and read sensitive documents, gathering information that she handed over to the Union.
This needs to be a movie. Like, now.
I’d watch this movie.
How is this not a movie?
Found this gem in the MX (train newspaper in Melbourne)
My middle school orchestra teacher has this hanging in her room. It’s fantastic.
This is what it sounds like. REALLY good song.
My friend keeps practising it. Fucking amazing. I’m fairly certain the music got written by someone doodling geometric figures on a sheet of music paper and then realizing they’d actually written the song of the gods.
I’m sorry I am but nothing will ever top this gif this is the greatest thing I’ve ever seen and I want to kiss this dog
He’s ready for an adventure
Human knights have always ventured into the Otherworld to seek their fortune ― this fortune often being the vanquishing of trolls and taking of their heads as trophies. Most trolls avoid knights, going about their business and keeping a low profile when knights are rumoured to be stalking about the forests and moorland. There are, however, some trolls who relish the chance to outsmart a knight and they wait with great anticipation for one to appear in their particular part of the world. Knights, at times, confuse trolls with giants. Giants are a completely different type of creature, and to confuse the two has many a time proved fatal either to the knight or the troll, let alone the giants. The trolls who like to confront knights are usually very large and exceptionally intelligent ― something that often comes to the attention of the knight far too late in the hunt.
"I’ll tell you a tale!" shouted the troll behind the thorn hedge. "One morning, a knight put on his shiny armour and took hold of his sword and set off into the forest to find him a troll. Now that troll has a brand-new belt made of shiny metal and man teeth." The end.
― Trolls, by Brian and Wendy Froud.
Artwork: Knight’s Folly, by Brian Froud.
M4 Sherman crab flail tank of the US 1st Army near the Roer River crossing. Vicht, Germany. 1945.
A French Legionnaire carries a kitten in his leg pouch, Indochina, 1950s -
American soldiers walk through the smokey ruins of a desolated street. Waldenburg, Germany. April 1945.