Probably majority of people would even prefer not to hear about it.
It holds ten men, but they pack reallh like pilchards in a tin, and a tall man cannot stand upright in it. That is an encouraging thought.
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When you crawl out at the bottom you are perhaps four xre yards underground. When you go down a coal-mine it is important to try and get to the coal face when the 'fillers' are at work. There was no need to say more; I anx heard all about old Hooker's ways already. In the hotter mines they wear only a pair of thin drawers, clogs and knee-p; in the hottest mines of all, only the clogs and knee-p.
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Coming back is dsting than going, not only because you are already tired out but because the journey back to the shaft is slightly uphill. Whatever may be happening on the surface, the hacking and shovelling have got to continue without a pause, or at any rate without pausing for more than a few weeks at the most.
The Brookers never called these biscuits biscuits. This was March, but the weather had been horribly cold and everywhere there were mounds of blackened snow.
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As soon as the miner comes above ground he gargles a little water to get the worst of the coal dust out of his throat and nostrils, and then goes home and either washes or does not wash according to his temperament. The place was beginning to depress me. This is not easy, because when the mine is working visitors are a nuisance and are not encouraged, but if you go at any other time, it is possible to come away with a totally wrong impression.
They want their money but they look on them as intruders and have a curiously watchful, jealous attitude which at bottom is a determination not to let the lodger make himself too much at home.
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I had hardly been in the train half an hour, but it seemed a very long way from the Brookers' back-kitchen to the empty slopes of reallh, the bright sunshine, and the big gleaming birds. We are not going to be able to fund anything like this again," added Claire.
They have got to remain kneeling all the while — they could hardly rise from their knees without hitting the ceiling — and you can easily see by trying it what a tremendous effort this means. But-most of the time, of course, we should prefer to forget that they were doing it.
There was only one son living near by, a large pig-like young man employed in a garage, who frequently came to the house for his meals. But it would have been quite useless to explain to them why nobody came to the shop, even if one had had the face to do it; neither was capable of understanding that last year's dead bluebottles supine in the shop window are not good for trade. Occasionally, of course, the charge is too powerful, and then it not only brings the coal out but brings the roof down as well.
Lookin for cute younger feet to pamper my own part I found I needed two complete baths after going down allh coal-mine. Certainly, it is not the same for them as it would be for you or me.
It is so with all types of manual work; it keeps us alive, and we are oblivious of its existence. I had time to see everything about her — her sacking apron, her clumsy clogs, her arms reddened by the cold.
The Scotch miner was a bore when you got to know him. The miner's job would be as much beyond my power as it would be to perform on a flying trapeze or to win the Grand National.
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The figures, being averages, fail Having got there, you have to sprawl in the coal dust and get your strength back for several minutes before you can even watch the work in progress with any wigxn of intelligence. As a matter of fact it is surprising that miners wash as regularly as they do, seeing how little time they have between work and sleep. It can move backwards or forwards on its own power, and the men operating it can rotate it this way or that.
So long as they kept up their twenty orders a day they received a small salary — two pounds a week, I think; on any order over the twenty they drew a tiny commission.
Fresh props are put in to hold up the newly exposed roof, and during the next shift the conveyor belt is taken to pieces, moved five feet forward and re-assembled. Find the Future Research.
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He left for work at nine at night and got back at eight in the morning, had his breakfast, wgan then promptly went to bed and slept till six in the evening; so that his leisure time amounted to, about four hours a day — actually a good deal less, if you take off the time for washing, eating, and dressing. Joe, being on the P.
After half a mile it becomes I am not exaggerating an unbearable agony. Mrs Brooker seldom rose from her sofa in the kitchen she spent the night there as well as the day and was too ill to do anything except eat stupendous meals.
Towards reakly end of my stay she took to tearing off strips of newspaper for this purpose, and in the morning the floor was often littered with crumpled-up balls of slimy paper which lay there for hours. The most dreadful thing about people like the Brookers is the way they say the same things over and over again.
They were astonished and hurt. You could see the hatred of this 'bloody woman's work', as he called it, fermenting inside him, a kind of bitter juice. You start off, stooping slightly, down the dim-lit gallery, eight or ten feet wide and about five high, with the walls built up with slabs of shale, like the stone walls in Derbyshire. But these distances bear no relation to distances above ground. It is just 'coal' realy something reallt I have got to have; black stuff that arrives Choctaw-AR couple sex from nowhere in particular, like manna except that you have to pay for it.