The Day the Whistles Cried

The Day the Whistles Cried

This tragic tale, set against a backdrop of wartime urgency and human error, unfolds in the midst of the racial and societal divisions of the early twentieth century.

Author: Betsy Thorpe

Publisher: Ideas Into Books Westview

ISBN: 1628800402

Category: History

Page: 278

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People are drawn to legendary disaster stories such as that of the Titanic, seeking hope and heroism among the wreckage. The Day The Whistles Cried is a true disaster tale, filled with real people and their lives. Reading about America's worst train wreck is opening a window into Time. Two steam locomotives collide head-on in a cornfield at the edge of Nashville on July 9, 1918, taking the lives of more than a hundred people and injuring at least 300 others. This tragic tale, set against a backdrop of wartime urgency and human error, unfolds in the midst of the racial and societal divisions of the early twentieth century. Segregation and cultural mores helped decide who would perish and who would survive this cataclysmic event, resulting in a book that is more than fact: a riveting story of decided historical impact. The Day the Whistles Cried reveals the railroad system in action in its heyday. Romance and adventure, systems and rules, architecture and machinery. Its sub-culture was intrinsic to America's economy and people.
Categories: History

Baby Days

Baby Days

She is just a little bad to - day , ” said Susie , shaking her . “ Well , then , let ' s
whistle her to sleep . ” And Ben , taking a willow whistle out of his pocket , blew a
long note . Oh , how beautiful ! ” cried Susie . “ Do let me try . ” “ I mean to give it to
 ...

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ISBN: HARVARD:HN2GN2

Category: Children's songs

Page: 192

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Categories: Children's songs

Day My Mother Cried and Other Stories

Day My Mother Cried and Other Stories

He got a lot of applause and a few cheers and whistles, which Miss Winchester
stifled with one of her steely glares. The old lady in the wheelchair didn't speak,
but her daughter did. She told us her mother heeded President Lincoln's urgent ...

Author: William D. Kaufman

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815651253

Category: Fiction

Page: 195

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The lasting charm of Kaufman’s stories lies in a delightful mix of personal incidents and observations set against an anchoring backdrop of cultural tradition. His new collection is filled with tales from his parents’ homeland in the Ukraine, his own childhood reminiscences, and his adult travels. We watch the young author forced alongside "every Jewish boy on the block" to emulate Yehudi Menuhin on a ten-dollar violin with a moldy bow until the boy is spared by an innate lack of talent and his father’s judgment of his concert: "Enough is enough is more than enough." Kaufman is carefully attuned to the awkwardness of adulthood as well as to that of early adolescence. In "Interlude in Bangkok," his narrator scours the city for a synagogue while pursued by a prostitute. Later he and a friend encounter Greta Garbo in a museum café and are too frightened to approach her. "I am not she," intones the mysterious movie star, and in his own way, Kaufman says that of himself in these stories through an autobiograp
Categories: Fiction

A Cold Day in Hell

A Cold Day in Hell

At the terror in that warning cry, Morning Star jerked up with a start, clawing for his
leggings, kicking his feet out of the blankets and heavy robes. “The camp is ...
The shrill call of wing-bone whistles cried with the off-key notes of a flute. Then he
 ...

Author: Terry C. Johnston

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780307755780

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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After a terrible summer of blood and fire, scout Seamus Donegan finally has reason to rejoice: his wife, Samantha, has given birth to his first son. But the time to celebrate new life is short . . . for the old business of death continues. Phil Sheridan has gathered his officers at Fort Laramie for a war council to prepare the winter campaign. His objective: capture Crazy Horse, the elusive Sioux warrior chief whose exploits have put the U.S. cavalry to shame. Sending his scouts ahead—men such as Seamus Donegan and the legendary Yellowstone Kelly—Sheridan will march his armies north into the valley of the Red Fork of the Crazy Woman Creek . . . and into a battle that will prove as brutal and bitter as the killing winter winds. Praise for Terry C. Johnston “Johnston is an authentic American treasure.”—Loren D. Estleman, author of Edsel “Terry C. Johnston has emerged as the great frontier historical novelist of his generation.”—Paul Andrew Hutton, author of Phil Sheridan and His Army
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The Crying for a Vision

The Crying for a Vision

In the camp I heard an arrhythmic beeping of whistles . Stirrings . The dancers
had all completed their first sweat of the day . They had nearly finished their
preparations . Then all the eagle - bone whistles began to blow , like sparrows
scurrying ...

Author: Walter Wangerin

Publisher: Paraclete Press

ISBN: 1557253420

Category: Dakota Indians

Page: 346

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Waskn Mani, the son of a Lakota woman and one of the stars in the sky, is torn between his devotion to the mystical world and his destiny of confronting the powerful one-eyed warrior Fire Thunder.
Categories: Dakota Indians

St Nicholas

St  Nicholas

Every day Susie's mother filled Ben's basket with bread , meat , and a little tea
and sugar for his grandmother . ... And Ben , taking a willow whistle out of his
pocket , blew a long note . “ Oh , how beautiful ! ” cried Susie . “ Do let me try .

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ISBN: PRNC:32101065274563

Category: Children's literature

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Categories: Children's literature

Report Upon the Condition and Progress of the U S National Museum During the Year Ending June 30

Report Upon the Condition and Progress of the U S  National Museum During the Year Ending June 30

Immediately following this rap they beat the boards rapidly , crying “ hē , ” drawn
out very long . Then they were quiet , but the whistles continued to be heard . G a'
lg'axola said : “ You have failed to drive away the spirits with this song .

Author: United States National Museum

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210019447679

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Tennessee Stories

Tennessee Stories

When the night air rushes in I can still hear those steam whistles crying , " he said
, “ I can still see Daddy Bryson's weather - beaten face as he throttled the last
train down the grade before day's end . “ I was in that ravine working timber the
day ...

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Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

ISBN: 5631134497

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Whistles in the Wind

Whistles in the Wind

Without a second thought , I pulled up my dress and pulled down my pants and
told her that my menstrual flow had started earlier in the day and that it was
making me uncomfortable . “ No ! " she cried , “ You don ' t have to show me your
 ...

Author: Unoma Nguemo Azuah

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000085200891

Category: Nigeria

Page: 69

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Categories: Nigeria

Whistles for the Postie

Whistles for the Postie

He was often crying . One day I could stand this no longer , and rang the doorbell
, trying to be tactful with the fashionably dressed woman who came to the door .
But tact does not come easily to me . I was sharply , and doubtless quite rightly ...

Author: Freda Bream

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000025224023

Category: Autobiography

Page: 214

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Gives and illuminating insight into the workings of the postal system and some of the trials and tribulations of the postman's lot.
Categories: Autobiography

Punch

Punch

Poor BROWN would whistle , wave his gingham , and cry , But he could not catch
that Conductor's eye ! He could not catch , & c . He would stand on the kerbstone
till his feet grew cold , A - hailing of the ' busses that unheeding rolled .

Author: Mark Lemon

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106019661450

Category: English wit and humor

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Categories: English wit and humor

Phonics and Reading 1 for Christian Schools

Phonics and Reading 1 for Christian Schools

Materials for the day • Worktexts Phonics and Vocabulary Handwriting 1 Reading
1-2 • Reader 1-2 Flip charts Teaching ... I can whistle ! ” she cried . The bird flew
to a piece of reed lying on the ground . “ What does this do ? ” she asked .

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ISBN: 0890849390

Category: Reading

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Categories: Reading

The Alice and Jerry Basic Reading Program

The Alice and Jerry Basic Reading Program

One day when Dick and Nancy took the ducks for a walk , Dick said , “ Let us take
them down to the pond . ” When they came to the pond , Dick pointed to the water
. “ I see a tadpole over there ! ” he cried . “ I am going to catch it . " He rolled up ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105049259562

Category: Readers

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Categories: Readers

Frank Leslie s Pleasant Hours

Frank Leslie s Pleasant Hours

... her . two whistles of the down - train . | She could only cry lamentably and wring
her " Thank God ! ” broke involuntarily from Jenny ' s hands . It was Jenny who
went about , white , tearlips . less , and quiet , firm as iron and noiseless as snow .

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ISBN: NYPL:33433081676631

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Folklore Forum

Folklore Forum

... Wrapped in the arms of my sister so tight She waited so long for the day you'd
return Why you left her there she never could learn . ... Train Number 1262
Columbia CL 2686 -- " Hear the Whistles Blow " Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs
and the Foggy Mtn . Boys Credit : D. ... whistle For the brakes didn't work when
applied And a brakeman climbed out on the cartop For he knew what that whistle
had cried .

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ISBN: IND:30000116741756

Category: Folklore

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Categories: Folklore

Those Were the Days

Those Were the Days

The Day's Play, The Holiday Round, Once a Week, The Sunny Side Alan
Alexander Milne. * Richard ! ' he cried , “ escaped ... A cry rends the air suddenly ,
whistles are blowing , there is a rattling of horses ' hoofs . ' Fire ! Fire ! ' Richard ,
who ...

Author: Alan Alexander Milne

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015008569074

Category: English wit and humor

Page: 887

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Collection of Milne's contributions to Punch, 1906-1920.
Categories: English wit and humor

The Musical Record

The Musical Record

RAILROAD GALOP . conscious that crying spoils your complexion ; but you may
solace yourself even then by the thought that tears will not prove so ... By W. M.
TRELOAR , Solo 81.00 : Duet , $ 1.50 ; Chorus , 25 cents Whistle , 35 cents ;
Sand Pads ; 25 cents . A new piano piece , rep . resenting a day's journey on a
train .

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ISBN: CHI:103509981

Category: Music

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Categories: Music

The Long Ships Passing

The Long Ships Passing

SS in the day . Under that soaring tower , into the smoky twisting channel of the
Cuyahoga come the long deep - laden ore boats . They creep through the
tortuous channel with their whistles crying . Once the Cuyahoga was a
meandering ...

Author: Walter Havighurst

Publisher: Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage

ISBN: UOM:39015054401115

Category: History

Page: 360

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Categories: History

Thomas Kinsella

Thomas Kinsella

a piercing sweet consort of whistles crying , goosenecked wail and yelp of pipes ,
( P [ 10 ] , C 144 ) Then follows the wake , lit by a firelight which plots ' in the dark ;
hugger mugger ' ( P ( 10 ] , C 144 ) . Firelight conflates with mourners who are ...

Author: Derval Tubridy

Publisher: Univ College Dublin Press

ISBN: 1900621533

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 273

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A guide to the increasingly allusive and complex Peppercanister poems. All the poems are discussed in chronological order and are accompanied by illustrations and reproductions of covers, which are fully explained in the text.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Frank C Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore the Folklore of North Carolina Popular beliefs and superstitions from North Carolina 2 v

Frank C  Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore  the Folklore of North Carolina  Popular beliefs and superstitions from North Carolina  2 v

35 ( bad luck the next day ) . 3090 If you sing in ... 3091 If you sing in bed at night
before you go to sleep , you will cry in the morning before you eat . ... 3094 If a girl
or woman whistles after going to bed , she will get up in the morning crying .

Author: Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000118485022

Category: Folklore

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Categories: Folklore