June 2014's eMagazine: Issue 12
June 17, 2014 | By John Dalziel |
ACLjohn's June 2014's eMagazine Issue No: 12 Welcome to the 12th ACLjohn 2014's eMagazine - curated, edited and published by John Dalziel (All views are my own and not of my employer)... mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
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Some of you may know that the nursery rhyme, Humpty Dumpty, was first printed, over 200 years ago, in Lewis Caroll's book, 'Alice Through the Looking Glass', where Humpty Dumpty is shown as an egg. This was in the year 1810. However, this very old Traditional Nursery rhyme and goes back much earlier than this. Find out more in this publication.
John Dalziel Nian The Horrible Monster 11/04/2014 Created using MindMeister 2 Once upon a time , a long time ago, there was a monster named Nian . Nian loved to visit a little village in China each year, and frighten everybody that he saw. He thought that was great fun. He liked to do this just as each New Year began, just to remind people that he, Nian , was still around. Each year, after scaring all the people, Nian could hardly wait for the New Year to roll around again, so that he could scare them again! Does Nian still do this today? He probably would have carried on frightening the villagers but, one day, just by luck, one of the villagers was wearing a red top . When Nian jumped out to scare him Nian took one look at the red top and ran away. He startled the villager so much that the villager dropped the heavy metal buckets he had been carrying. The buckets bounced down the hill behind Nian , hitting every rock in its path. It made a horrible noise. Nian looked fearfully over his shoulder, and began running even faster. Later the villager told everyone of his fabulous luck. His red tunic had scared Nian and the noise of the bucket had sent him running away. This was good news. All year long, the villagers prepared and when Nian appeared the following year, everyone in the village ran for the red banners and the loud rattles they had made. They shook their rattles and waved their banners. And Nian ran away. The villagers never saw him again. Now that's why people in China believe that the colour red signifies luck , and why all the children and many adults shake rattles and light firecrackers and make all kinds of noise on Chinese New Year's eve . It's to scare away evil spirits, and even Nian, just in case he's still hanging around.