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Saturday, 5 January 2013

Saturday Rave: The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

A hero is usually brave, and quite often good-looking.

Rich is a wonderful bonus, kind is great, and of high social status (ie prince) is gorgeous.

Sometimes, though, all you want in a hero is for him to be someone...

...well, someone quite like you.

Someone not too bright; someone who spends most of the time wondering what on earth's going on...

...someone all-too-easily tempted...

...and then, of course, all he needs is rescuing.



Word To Use Today: sorcerer. This word comes from the French sorcier, from the Latin sors, which means lot (ie the sort of lot you cast, as in a lottery).

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Der Zauberlehrling) is a poem by Goethe written in 1797. It was almost certainly based on a story by Lucien written in around 150 AD.




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