By Georges Simenon
'Just take a look,' Duclos stated in an undertone, pointing to the scene all around them, the picture-book city, with every thing as an alternative, like adorns at the mantlepiece of a cautious housewife... 'Everyone the following earns his residing. Everyone's roughly content material. And chiefly, every person retains his instincts below keep watch over, simply because that's the rule of thumb right here, and a need if humans are looking to stay in society'
When a French professor traveling the quiet, Dutch coastal city of Delfzjil is accused of homicide, Maigret is shipped to enquire. The group look chuffed guilty an unknown outsider, yet there are humans a lot in the direction of domestic who appear to be aware of even more than they're letting on: Beetje, the disenchanted daughter of an area farmer, Any van Elst, sister-in-law of the deceased, and, in fact, a infamous neighborhood crook.
Written at midnight, grimly comedian prose that Simenon is well known for, A Crime in Holland will satisfaction lifelong fanatics and new readers alike.
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If, however, exactness and precision in all the operations of a class and of the school are introduced and enforced in the proper manner, that is, by a firm, but mild and good-humored authority, scholars will universally be pleased with them. They like to see the uniform appearance, the straight line, the simultaneous movement. They like to feel the operation of system, and to realize, while they are at the school-room, that they form a community, governed by fixed and steady laws, firmly but kindly administered.
It will be more convenient for me to talk with you about this to-morrow than to-night, if you are willing to wait. Besides, we can examine it more calmly then. But if we put it off till then, you must not talk about it in the mean time, blaming one another, and keeping up the irritation that you feel. Are you both willing to leave it just where it is till to-morrow, and try to forget all about it till then? " The boys rather reluctantly consented. The next day the master heard the case, and settled it so far as it related to the two boys.
Then you know something about it. " asks the girl, showing a distance. " It may be well, after assigning a lesson to a class, to say that all those who do not distinctly understand what they have to do may remain after the class have taken their seats, and ask: the task may then be distinctly assigned again, and the difficulties, so far as they can be foreseen, explained. By such means these sources of interruption and difficulty may, like the others, be almost entirely removed. Perhaps not altogether, for many cases may occur where the teacher may choose to give a particular class permission to come to him for help.
A Crime in Holland (Inspector Maigret, Book 7) by Georges Simenon