By Dirk Bogarde
The most recent quantity of Dirk Bogarde's autobiography.
'I discovered very early on in my existence that not anything used to be for ever; so I must have been conscious of disillusion in early heart age: yet, in some way, we strive to obliterate early warnings and cross cantering alongside with a bit of luck, idiotically ...'No subject that the tide will flip once more and smash all that you just construct (and within the depth;of your soul you recognize that it will happen), you thrust the spade within the hard-packed rippled sand, define the start of a moat. quickly the citadel will come up, embellished all approximately, as soon as again,with shells and weed, with towers and turrets, arches and a drawbridge, each one turret capped with a conical limpet shell. As wonderful because the first one ever used to be, most likely even higher from the adventure won through its destruction, and each bit as impermanent ...'How strange it truly is that one isn't really ready for the "dissolving of the fort" one has developed with such care in later existence. yet we don't examine. We continuously think that it'll be okay for us. That our castle will stand, the tide won't ever flip. yet, in fact, it does.'
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But USC and Notre Dame didn't give the black athletes a chance to play at that time. So I ended up at UCLA, and that turned out to be one of the best things that ever happened to me. CHAPTER F O U R Genesis A s a kid, I follo\ved USC football because they had the only football team that amounted to anything. There were no major league professional sports in Los h g e l e s until the Rams moved out from Cleveland in 1946. As a kid, I used to sneak onto Bovard Field and watch the Trojans practice.
I could handle him by myself. City of the Angels At Jefferson we played a formation known as the Notre Dame box. That formation was made famous by the Four Horseman of Notre Dame back in 1924. Maybe you've read the famous lines written by Grantland Rice: Outlined against a blue-gray October sky, the Four Horseman rode again. In dramatic lore they are known as Famine, Pestilence, Destruction and Death. These are only aliases. Their real names are Stuhldreher, Miller, Crowley and Layden. They formed the crest of the South Bend Cyclone before which anothe; fighting Army football team was swept over the precipice at the Polo Grounds yesterday afternoon as 55,000 spectators peered down on the bewildering panorama spread on the green plain below.
I stood six-feet-one, weighed 130 pounds. I looked like a toothpick. The speed and strength hadn't shown u p yet. I ran the 100-yard dash in fourteen flat, any woman could have outrun me. That was the awkward stage I was in. The school put u p a big sign for all those that wanted to come out for football. A couple hundred kids showed up and whatever I had t o do, I passed the test. I may have been skinny, but I wanted one of those uniforms. That was the first time I had a uniform. I was so skinny the only thing that stayed o n me good was the helmet.
A Short Walk from Harrods by Dirk Bogarde