British Museum

The sixth grade seemed to please him from the beginning: he went through a brief Egyptian Period that baffled me…

British Museum, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Camden, WC1B

…he tried to walk flat a great deal, sticking one arm in front of him and one in back of him, putting one foot behind the other…

Detail of dancing girls from Nebamun's tomb-chapel, Luxor, British Museum, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Camden, WC1B

He declared Egyptians walked that way; I said if they did I didn’t see how they got anything done…

British Museum, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Camden, WC1B

…but Jem said they accomplished more than the Americans ever did, they invented toilet paper and perpetual embalming, and asked where would we be today if they hadn’t?

British Museum, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Camden, WC1B

Atticus told me to delete the adjectives and I’d have the facts.

From Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird (1960)

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