[Milton-L] Why oh Why

Kemmer Anderson kanderso at mccallie.org
Wed Feb 20 10:39:55 EST 2008


Thanks: Mallory p. 51-52; 61-62/ (Graves-Goodbye to All That) Great 
stuff on teaching, encouragement, and friendship.Kemmer

At 10:06 AM 2/20/2008, you wrote:
>Or, if Dr. Wittreich's answer (via Dr. Herman) won't work, Mike, try 
>Hillary's reason for climbing Mt. Everest:
>because he's THERE.
>
>
>Apologies for the off-topic pedantry, but the line 'because it's 
>there' belongs not to Edmund Hillary, but to George Leigh Mallory, 
>who may or may not have made it to the summit of Everest in 1924, 
>and at any rate was killed on the way down. He offered the response 
>(in, according to contemporary accounts, a tetchy rather than an 
>idealistic tone of voice) to a reporter during a publicity visit to 
>New York the year previously.
>
>One of the many reasons that it's a shame Mallory didn't make it is 
>that he was, by profession, an English teacher - probably his most 
>famous pupil was Robert Graves, who paints an interesting portrait 
>of the man in _Goodbye_To_All_That_.
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