Romulus - Speech: Rombattler Hands are useful things. They...

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Speech: Rombattler Hands are useful things. They have the ability to shape and mould metal with the assistance of tools and heat. Experienced hands can bend an ugly iron rod into an elegant gate, young hands can only watch the forge and the anvil assist in the process. How a man works shows a lot about his character, for example laziness during work often crosses over to laziness in life. Society judges people, especially migrants on their work ethic. The bottom line is, to be accepted you must work hard for yourself and your family. So why drag the chain? My first impressions of Australia were that off utter disdain for the lack of trees and lush green grass. During my first months at Baringhup the landscape seemed desolate; to be honest after forty years in the country I still cannot become reconciled to it. I long for the generous European foliage but the Eucalypts of Baringhup seemed symbols of deprivation and bareness. Raimond, my first born seemed to thrive in the barren land, he loved our humble home at Frogmore. He loved our animals, Jack the cockatoo, Rusha the cow, Marta the cat and Orloff the dog. Frogmore was simple and was the scene of many memories. I remember one occasion when Raimond went away on his own and was certain he would come back with a rabbit as a trophy as a way off proving he was an assimilated “farm boy”. Later that night he came home empty handed and described to me the solace he found in the
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2012 for the course ENGG 1002 taught by Professor Asdasd during the Three '08 term at University of Sydney.

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