patriarch, a lanky, hulking beast of 550 pounds,had been detained. As soon as we stepped in, he loped up tothe bars of his cage and set off a full-throated snarl, ears
flatagainst his skull and round eyes fixed on Babu. The soundwas so loud and fierce it seemed to shake the whole cathouse. My knees started quaking. I got close to
Father seemed to pause and steadyhimself. Only Babu was indifferent
to the outburst and to thesearing stare that bored into him like a drill. He had a testedtrust in iron bars. Mahisha started
pacing to and fro againstthe limits
of his cage.
Father turned to us. “What animal is this?” he bellowedabove Mahisha’s
“It’s a tiger,” Ravi and I answered in unison, obedientlypointing out the blindingly obvious.
“Are tigers dangerous?””Yes, Father, tigers are dangerous.””Tigers are very dangerous,” Father shouted. “I want you
tounderstand that you are never – under any circumstances –to touch a tiger, to pet
a tiger, to put your hands through thebars of a cage, even to get close to a cage. Is that clear?
Nothing, thought Jon Snow, the same as me.
Halfway up the winding steps, he came upon Samwell Tarly, headed down. “Are you coming from the king?” Jon asked him.
“Maester Aemon sent me with a letter.”
“I see.” Some lords trusted their maesters to read their letters and convey the contents, but Stannis insisted on breaking the seals himself. “How did Stannis take it?”
“Not happily, by his face.” Sam dropped his voice to a whisper. “I am not supposed to speak of it.”
“Then don’t.” Jon wondered which of his father’s bannermen had refused King Stannis homage this time. He was quick enough to spread the word when Karhold
declared for him.
How are you and
stealing a cobra. He was a snake charmerwhose own snake had died. Both were saved: the cobra froma life of servitude and bad music, and the man from apossible death bite. We had to deal on occasion with stonethrowers,
who found the animals too placid and wanted areaction. And we had the lady whose sari was caught by alion. She spun like a yo-yo, choosing mortal
embarrassmentover mortal end. The thing was, it wasn’t even an accident.
She had leaned over, thrust her hand in the cage and wavedthe end of her sari in the lion’s face, with what intent wenever figured out. She was not injured;
there were manyfascinated men who came to her assistance. Her flusteredexplanation to Father was, “Whoever heard of a lion eating acotton
sari? I thought lions were carnivores.” Our worsttroublemakers were the visitors who gave food to the animals.
Despite our vigilance, Dr. Atal, the zoo veterinarian, co
uld tellby the number of animals with digestive disturbances which hadbeen the busy days at the zoo. He called “tidbit-itis” the casesof enteritis or gastritis due to too many carbohydrates,especially sugar. Sometimes we wished
people had stuck tosweets. People have a notion that animals can eat anythingwithout the least consequence to their health. Not so. One ofour
sloth bears became seriously ill with severe hemorrhagicenteritis after being given fish that had gone putrid by , a manwho was convinced he was doing a good deed.
Jon’s cloak hung on a peg by the door, his sword belt on another. He donned them both and made his way to the armory. The rug where Ghost slept was
empty, he saw. Two guardsmen stood inside the doors, clad in black cloaks and iron halfhelms, spears in their hands. “Will m’lord be wanting a tail?” asked Garse.
“I think I can find the King’s Tower by myself.” Jon hated having guards trailing after him everywhere he went. It made him feel
like a mother
BEIJING, Dec. 28 – Dec. 26, a picture of a female teacher kneeling on a lecture
stool to give lectures to students was forwarded in the circle of friends, and netizens praised the professionalism of the teacher’s adherence to the lecture
platform. It is reported that the female teacher, Zhang Shuhong, is an English teacher of the third experimental primary school in Ningling County. Because
of the soft tissue injury of her right foot, she can’t stand for long on the platform, but she also catches up with the children at the end of the day. She
is afraid of delaying the children’s class. So she decided to kneel down to give the children a lesson, and this kneeling is one month.
According to Dahe Daily News, it can be seen from the pictures that Ms. Zhang Shuhong was standing on the desk with one hand, explaining with one hand,
while kneeling on the bench. Zhang Shuhong said that her legs would soon be numb because she needed to kneel for a long time in class, but she did not
want to interrupt the enthusiasm of the children because she was very committed to the class, so she relied on her kneeling feet to alleviate her discomfort and maintain the continuity of the class.
It is reported that Zhang Shuhong, 42 years old, suffered from cervical spondylotic myelopathy in her early years. Although she had undergone
surgery, her lower body nerves were damaged, her legs were inconvenient to walk, and her feet twisted accidentally. Zhang Shuhong felt that she was in
the key period of the exam. So Zhang Shuhong felt that she could not drop the chain for the children. So she decided to stick to it until the children were sent
to the examination room. In this way, Zhang Shuhong did not miss a lesson. Even though she stood on the platform very hard, the students persuaded her
to go home and rest three or five times, she refused to, and she just
accompanied the children down this difficult journey. In the meantime, teachers and children because of understanding Zhang Shuhong’s difficulties,
as long as they see her up and down the stairs, they are fighting to help her. Every time before class, the students also scramble to get her books and bags. At noon, the students will help her to cook. In this regard, Zhang Shuhong
lesson. After the examination, the leader let her rest at home, but thinking that the students will soon face the final review, Zhang Shuhong was not at
ease, so she could not stay at home, and returned to school in less than a week.
In this regard, some netizens said that “this is a model for teachers, worthy of respect”; others said,
ihope this teacher will recover soon,
good people have good rewards,
her students can get good grades,
is the greatest reward for teachers.”