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    pg 92....Pook's face was frozen...."timid in life he would look forever brave in death." Sounds like a statue of someone....but who???

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    there was quite a write-up concerning that statue in another post. Actually had a penny in her hand (speculated to be left behind to indicate a token was there).

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    That was my obscenely long post about the Amelia Earhart statue in Kansas. It's under the Page 41 list of threads. Got lots of mixed responses on my theory... I'm taking a break from the book right now (but still check tweleve.org each day) because it was taking over my life.

    Also, if we're using the line about describing Pook to find a statue, being timid in life doesn't really describe Earhart, I don't think... she seemed extremely brave to me, especially after I learned more about her and her life (while obsessively looking for the token). Just a thought. I do agree that that statement is important, though...

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    i'm racking my brain trying to come up with someone that has a statue of someone that was shy or timid. Not too many come to mind. Back to the book I suppose

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    I'm thinking, if we continue this line of thought, someone who was unexpectedly a hero... 'unexpectedly' meaning that others wouldn't have expected this person to act this way because he/she was so shy, unassuming, quiet, timid, etc., and the statue has captured them in their moment of glory. ???

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    I've been thinking that same thing. I've been checking kid's history websites because those have more basic info. So far, nothing.

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    "Actually had a penny in her hand (speculated to be left behind to indicate a token was there)."

    "I'm thinking, if we continue this line of thought, someone who was unexpectedly a hero... 'unexpectedly' meaning that others wouldn't have expected this person to act this way because he/she was so shy, unassuming, quiet, timid, etc., and the statue has captured them in their moment of glory. ???"

    New to the forum, don't know if this has anything to do with anything, but the above conversation immediately brought a statue to my mind: Jenny Wade, the only civilian casualty at the Battle of Gettysburg. Her grave features a marble likeness of her with one hand covered, one shown. You'll often see the site strewn with pennies left by visitors in remembrance of this young Gettysburg woman who died too young. She is also sometimes remembered as the "Heroine of Gettysburg" for the succor she provided to Union Soldiers. I think there is another statue of her outside her house, showing her distributing bread.

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    I did a search on Helen Keller. There is a museum dedicated to her in Alabama. She started out timid, but turned out to be an extremely strong and intelligent woman. Worth a look-at.
    The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those who got there first.

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    Good thoughts. I was thinking along lines like that too but then I double checked and Pook is a male. Don't know if that matters.

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