Reading 4 Class 1 No Speak English • Cupola: No Speak English • Fuchsia No Speak English • Hollyhock: Popular Mechanics • Raymond Clevie Carver, Jr. (May 25, 1938 – August 2, 1988) was an American short story writer and poet. Carver is considered a major American writer of the late 20th century and also a major force in the revitalization of the short story in the 1980s. Popular Mechanics • Popular Mechanics: • Popular Mechanics is an American magazine devoted to science and technology. It was first published January 11, 1902 by H. H. Windsor, and has been owned since 1958 by the Hearst Corporation. There is also a Latin American edition that has been published for decades and a newly formed South African version available. • Popular Mechanics features regular sections on automotive, home, outdoors, science, and technology topics. A recurring column is “Jay Leno's Garage" featuring observations by the famed late-night talk show host and vehicle enthusiast. • Some chief competitors of Popular Mechanics are Popular Science, Wired, and Men’s Journal. The Unicorn in the Garden James Thurber The Unicorn in the Garden • Unicorn: • A unicorn (from Latin unus 'one' and cornu 'horn') is a mythological creature. Though the modern popular image of the unicorn is sometimes that of a horse differing only in the horn on its forehead, the traditional unicorn also has a billy-goat beard, a lion's tail, and cloven hooves—these distinguish it from a horse. Marianna Mayer has observed (The Unicorn and the Lake), "The unicorn is the only fabulous beast that does not seem to have been conceived out of human fears. In even the earliest references he is fierce yet good, selfless yet solitary, and always mysteriously beautiful. He could be captured only by unfair means, and his single horn was said to neutralize poison." The Unicorn in the Garden The Unicorn in the Garden The Unicorn in the Garden • A straitjacket is a garment shaped like a jacket with overlong sleeves. The ends of these can be tied to the back of the wearer, so that the arms are kept close to the chest with possibility of only little movement. • Although straitjacket is the most common form, strait-jacket is also frequently used, and in England, strait-waistcoat (archaic). The spellings straightjacket and straight-jacket are erroneous, when in fact, "strait" means "tight" or "narrow". Straitjackets are also known as camisoles. The Unicorn in the Garden • Straitjackets are used to restrain people who may otherwise cause harm to themselves and others. Its effectiveness as a restraint makes it of special interest in escapology. The Unicorn in the Garden • Straight-jacket: • The negative connotations straitjackets have as an instrument of torture come from the earlier era of Victorian medicine. Physical restraint was then extensively used both as treatment for mental illness and as a means of pacifying patients in understaffed asylums. • Institutional straitjackets tend to be made of canvas or duck cloth (linen canvas) for material strength. Jackets intended as fetish wear or fashion items often use leather or PVC instead. The Unicorn in the Garden • Don’t count your chickens until they are hatched or Don’t count chickens • something that you say in order to warn someone to wait until a good thing they are expecting has really happened before they make any plans about it • Ex. You might be able to get a loan from the bank, but don't count your chickens. The Unicorn in the Garden • jay bird: The Unicorn in the Garden • Fable: A usually short narrative making an edifying or cautionary point and often employing as characters animals that speak and act like humans.