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The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby

The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby is a children's novel by Charles Kingsley. Written in 1862–63 as a serial for Macmillan's Magazine, it was first published in its entirety in 1863, it was written as part satire in support of Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species. The book was popular in England, was a mainstay of British children's literature for many decades, but fell out of favour in part due to its prejudices against Irish, Jews and Americans; the protagonist is Tom, a young chimney sweep, who falls into a river after encountering an upper-class girl named Ellie and being chased out of her house. There he appears to drown and is transformed into a "water-baby", as he is told by a caddisfly—an insect that sheds its skin—and begins his moral education; the story is thematically concerned with Christian redemption, though Kingsley uses the book to argue that England treats its poor badly, to question child labour, among other themes. Tom embarks on a series of adventures and lessons, enjoys the community of other water-babies on Saint Brendan's Island once he proves himself a moral creature.

The major spiritual leaders in his new world are the fairies Mrs. Doasyouwouldbedoneby, Mrs. Bedonebyasyoudid, Mother Carey. Weekly, Tom is allowed the company of Ellie. Grimes, his old master, drowns as well, in his final adventure, Tom travels to the end of the world to attempt to help the man where he is being punished for his misdeeds. Tom helps Grimes to find repentance, Grimes will be given a second chance if he can perform a final penance. By proving his willingness to do things he does not like, if they are the right things to do, Tom earns himself a return to human form, becomes "a great man of science" who "can plan railways, steam-engines, electric telegraphs, rifled guns, so forth", he and Ellie are united, although the book states that they never marry, claiming that in fairy tales, no one beneath the rank of prince and princess marries. The book ends with the caveat that it is only a fairy tale, the reader is to believe none of it, "even if it is true." In the style of Victorian-era novels, The Water-Babies is a didactic moral fable.

In it, Kingsley expresses many of the common prejudices of that time period, the book includes dismissive or insulting references to Americans, Jews and Catholics the Irish. These views may have played a role in the book's gradual fall from popularity; the book had been intended in part as a satire, a tract against child labour, as well as a serious critique of the closed-minded approaches of many scientists of the day in their response to Charles Darwin's ideas on evolution, which Kingsley had been one of the first to praise. He had been sent an advance review copy of On the Origin of Species, wrote in his response of 18 November 1859 that he had "long since, from watching the crossing of domesticated animals and plants, learnt to disbelieve the dogma of the permanence of species," and had "gradually learnt to see that it is just as noble a conception of Deity, to believe that He created primal forms capable of self development into all forms needful pro tempore and pro loco, as to believe that He required a fresh act of intervention to supply the lacunas which He Himself had made", asking "whether the former be not the loftier thought."In the book, for example, Kingsley argues that no person is qualified to say that something that they have never seen does not exist.

How do you know that? Have you been there to see? And if you had been there to see, had seen none, that would not prove that there were none... And no one has a right to say that no water babies exist till they have seen no water babies existing, quite a different thing, from not seeing water babies. In his Origin of Species, Darwin mentions that, like many others at the time, he thought that changed habits produce an inherited effect, a concept now known as Lamarckism. In The Water Babies, Kingsley tells of a group of humans called the Doasyoulikes who are allowed to do "whatever they like" so lose the power of speech, degenerate into gorillas, are shot by the African explorer Paul Du Chaillu, he refers to the movement to end slavery in mentioning that one of the gorillas shot by Du Chaillu "remembered that his ancestors had once been men, tried to say,'Am I Not A Man And A Brother?', but had forgotten how to use his tongue." The Water Babies alludes to debates among biologists of its day, satirising what Kingsley had dubbed the Great Hippocampus Question as the "Great hippopotamus test."

At various times the text refers to "Sir Roderick Murchison, Professor Owen, Professor Huxley, Mr. Darwin", thus they become explicitly part of the story. In the accompanying illustrations by Linley Sambourne and Owen are caricatured, studying a captured water baby. In 1892 Thomas Henry Huxley's five-year-old grandson Julian saw this engraving and wrote his grandfather a letter asking: Dear Grandpater – Have you seen a Waterbaby? Did you put it in a bottle? Did it wonder if it could get out? Could I see it some day? – Your loving Julian. Huxley wrote back a letter: My dear Julian – I could never make sure about that Water Baby. I have seen Babies in Babies in bottles. My friend who wrote the story of the Water Baby was a kind man and clever, he thought I could see as much in the water as

Nicola Pagett

Nicola Pagett is a British actress. She is known for her role as Elizabeth Bellamy in Downstairs, her film appearances include Anne of the Thousand Days, Operation Daybreak, An Awfully Big Adventure. Born in Cairo, Nicola Pagett spent most of her childhood out of Britain — in Hong Kong and Japan, the family moving with her father who worked for a major oil company, she was educated in Yokohama, Japan. In 1962 Pagett entered Britain's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. In 1964 Nicola appeared in several productions with Worthing Repertory Company, her performance in the television play Girl in the Picture caught the attention of Sir Robert Helpmann who cast her to tour with Vivien Leigh in the stage play La Contessa. In 1965 she appeared in Incorporated Television Company's production of Gideon's Way, episode 10, "How to Retire without Really Working" in an uncredited role as girl at railway station. In 1965, under the casting credit name "Nicola Paget" she appeared in Gideon's Way series 1 episode 15 called "The Alibi Man".

She appeared in the British TV series, Danger Man, in an episode called'The Mirror's New'. After starring as Florence Maybrick in an episode of Wicked Women she appeared as Elizabeth Bellamy in the British series Upstairs, Downstairs; this was followed in 1975 by an appearance in The Sweeney. Pagett appeared in the episode Stoppo Driver in which she played the character of Sara Prince, part of a family of criminals involved in the kidnap of the wife of Detective Constable Brian Cooney, a Flying Squad driver, she played the title role in a 1977 BBC adaptation of Anna Karenina and gave a memorable performance in David Nobbs's TV series A Bit of a Do. She appeared in a variety of films including The Viking Queen, Some Like It Sexy, Anne of the Thousand Days, There's a Girl in My Soup, Frankenstein: The True Story, Operation Daybreak, Oliver's Story and An Awfully Big Adventure, she appeared in leading roles in the 1980 Australian mini-series The Timeless Land and in the 1994 to 1995 sitcom Ain't Misbehavin'.

In May 1976 she was appearing as Bella Manningham in GASLIGHT at the Criterion Theatre, with Peter Vaughan and Anton Rodgers. She was diagnosed with manic depression in 1997, after becoming obsessed with the prime minister's chief press secretary, she relates in her book, Diamonds Behind My Eyes, that she recovered. Nicola Pagett on IMDb

Fremont D. Orff

Fremont D. Orff was an American architect, he worked together with his architect brother George W. Orff and partnered with Edgar E. Joralemon as Orff & Joraleman, he partnered with Ernest F. Guilbert as Minneapolis-based Orff & Guilbert. A number of his works are listed on the U. S. National Register of Historic Places. Works include: Big Stone County Courthouse, 20 2nd St. SE Ortonville, MN, NRHP-listed Little Falls Carnegie Library, 108 3rd St. NE Little Falls, MN, NRHP-listed Park Rapids Jail, 205 W. Second St. Park Rapids, MN, NRHP-listed Perham Village Hall and Fire Station, 153 E. Main Perham, MN, NRHP-listed Red Lake County Courthouse, 124 Langevin Red Lake Falls, MN, NRHP-listed Renville County Courthouse and Jail, 500 E. DePue Ave. Olivia, MN, NRHP-listed Polk County Courthouse, Main St. Balsam Lake, WI, NRHP-listed Waseca County Courthouse, 307 N. State St. Waseca, MN, NRHP-listed Wayne County Courthouse, 510 Pearl St. Wayne, NE, NRHP-listed. Appears to have been designed by Orff alone, specifically.

Worth County Courthouse, Public Sq. Grant City, MO, NRHP-listed

Dance with Me (Hot Rod song)

"Dance With Me" is the first single from Hot Rod's debut album called My Life. The song is produced by Fuego and it was released for digital download on December 16, 2010; the song is set to be released onto radios in January 2011. After six years on the record label G-Unit Records, Hot Rod released his debut single from his upcoming album; the single is of the Dance genre and this is because Hot Rod was influenced by this genre of music whilst out on tour in Europe. Hot Rod was refusing to tweet; the song features additional vocals from Milana Leybovich on Tommy Beringer. The song was created whilst he was on tour in Europe when he returned to America it was mixed and mastered in the studio with his boss 50 Cent; this is the first song, released under G-Note Records, subsidiary label of G-Unit Records for Pop, dance and R&B artists. Hot Rod announced through Twitter that he would be shooting a music video for the single in January, 2011. Before the official music video was released, a music video for the song was released on YouTube with the lyrics of the song appearing on different colored backgrounds with figures of women dancing behind it.


University of Hildesheim

The University of Hildesheim emerged from the Teacher's Training University of Lower Saxony. The number of students enrolled has increased since 2000 to 7,500 in winter semester of 2015/16, of which 73% are female. Women comprise 43% of the faculty, above the national average. Gender equality, equal treatment for those from different social and religious backgrounds, as well as educational integration in general, are important parts of the university's mission. Interdisciplinary work, narrowing the gap between theory and practice, are important components of the research and teaching profile, its educational studies programs as well as cultural studies and applied linguistics are the traditional focus of the university. Additional study programs offered are in the fields of psychology, intercultural communication, environmental studies and business information/computer science. Since 2003, the University of Hildesheim has been a foundation under public law, therefore enjoys a comparatively high degree of autonomy.

Among other things, it can approve its own construction projects. Annual third-party funding has increased sevenfold since the foundation was created, three major construction programs have followed, in addition to a number of other foundation projects and ten innovative endowed professorships; as a public foundation, the University of Hildesheim maintains close relationships with civil society, a strong network of affiliation with educational and cultural institutions, as well as economic and business organizations. Students are active partners in the teaching and learning processes, they are encouraged to be involved in the development and improvement of teaching and study. Through its own scholarship programs, the University of Hildesheim supports especially-capable and socially-committed students. Moreover, regular course evaluations show that a majority of students are “mostly satisfied” or “very satisfied” with their courses, students appreciate the engagement and commitment of the faculty.

Accreditation reports have noted the high level of teacher commitment and motivation among university faculty, as well as the personal atmosphere between students and professors. The university has four divisions: Educational and Social Sciences Cultural Studies and Aesthetic Communication Linguistics and Information Science Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Computer Science Michael Gehler, historian Hans-Otto Hügel, specialist on popular culture Hanns-Josef Ortheil, scholar of German literature Eva Rieger, musicologist Sebastian Thrun, computer scientist Silvio Vietta, cultural historian List of colleges and universities Hildesheim University of Hildesheim Website

Industrial High School (Vanderbilt, Texas)

Industrial High School is a public high school located in Vanderbilt and classified as a 3A school by the UIL. It is part of the Industrial Independent School District located in south central Jackson County. In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency; the Industrial Cobras compete in these sports - Cross Country, Football, Powerlifting, Tennis, Softball & Baseball Baseball Basketball Cross Country Golf Football Powerlifting Softball Tennis Track and Field Volleyball Boys Golf - 1984 Laura Creavalle - Guyanese-born Canadian/American professional bodybuilder Brandon Green - professional football player for the Jacksonville Jaguars, St. Louis Rams & Seattle Seahawks of the NFL. Industrial ISD