Perceptive Readers Podcast 4L

This Episode: The Perceptive Readers Podcast 4L continues with a Mark Twain Classic.

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This is a new way of looking at Mark Twain ‘s timeless classic. Take each chapter at time to learn something new. Welcome to The Prince and the Pauper Profound Reading 7

James’ Commentary Opening

The way people carry out daily routines will at times make another person feel like a fish out of water.

A whale having to navigate on dry land.

The culture shock of going from one environment where you were viewed as domesticated and highly astute to being viewed as uncivilized will bring about a wakeup call.
Some people will find they were a different sort of individual all along just longing for the needed instruction on how to navigate this new environment.

While some individuals will find the different environment they are relocated to does not and will not understand this eccentric or odd person, because the environment itself is not hearing the wakeup call.

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Perceptive Readers Podcast – Mark Twain Commentary and Reading

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  1. Opening: Thoughts in Consideration The Perceptive Readers New Episodes
  2. Mark Twain’s The Prince and The Pauper Chapter 1 Commentary and Reading.

If you possessed Kingly riches, where your coffers will never be empty during your lifetime, how would you use the abundance of funds at your fingertips?
Untold billions viewed money throughout history as being a source of power. Would you disagree with such an assessment?

If you have found this unique podcast episode helpful, can you think of someone else close to you who think and feel the same way to share it with? Do you listen to Spotify, Soundcloud, and the like, online venues?

I hope this feature you have just read provided value to you. This website also has a podcast called the Perceptive Readers. I read and comment on subjects like the one you read above.

From Mark Twain, Poetry, and talented musicians, the podcast relates commentary in a professional tone with personality (& flare at times). If you appreciate frank and candid feedback, this author will make solutions on (certain) topics clear. There are quite a few areas in life when it is up to the reader’s decision making experience; wouldn’t you agree? Hey, you know what works for YOU.

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The Perceptive Readers Podcast 4k Opening: Sharing is Caring and Caring and Sharing in Social Media and life.

This Episode: The Perceptive Readers Podcast 4k continues with a Mark Twain Classic. The Prince and The Pauper Chapter 6  Commentary and Reading.

More on this subject:

Common courtesy makes good relations for people in the same background just as well as coming from different cultures.
A hello here.
Maybe a bow over there.
A smile goes a long way.
Yes, the respectful manners and greetings in the world’s environment keeps a society not only civilized but highlights the dignity in humans.

Hi. My name is James Lynch. I am an author and writer pocbooks.com Bring enriched value to your recreational and academic reading. There are books that have become timeless due to the author’s emphatic attention to life’s details as he and she placed them on to paper. Mark Twain, is one such man. His experiences are detailed and clear. Whether Mr. Twain wrote fiction and non-fiction letters, which certainly was a know-how must in his day, it was foremost on Mark Twain’s mind to help others become enlighten, if you will, by his writings. The satire he used made the serious more palatable, if not down right hilarious!

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Opening: African Grey Parrot 

This Episode: The Perceptive Readers Podcast 4j continues with a Mark Twain Classic. The Prince and The Pauper Chapter 5 Commentary and Reading.

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Being caught with your hand in the cookie jar is not a good feeling. Especially when the one who gave you the permission to eat the cookie is not around to vouch for the gift they gave you.
Whether or not they have the authority to bestow such permissions upon you is besides the point. Not when you need them to stand with you now.

It can make the difference between you looking like a zealous person just doing what you were told or a sneaky cookie monster rebel. – Enjoy this episode!

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Opening Thoughts in Consideration

Reading and commentary on a Mark Twain Classic the Prince and the Pauper Chapter 4

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Profound Reading on Mark Twain Classic

Welcome to Profound Reading on Mark Twain

James’ Commentary Opening

If you possessed Kingly riches, where your coffers will never be empty during your lifetime, how would you use the abundance of funds at your fingertips?
Untold billions viewed money throughout history as being a source of power. Would you disagree with such an assessment?
Whether you would or not, the strong desire to acquire money and power have at times changed people personalities.
However, the wise men and women who possess both realize it is vital for them never to lose their humanity.
Humanity is synonymous with compassion, sympathy, and understanding.

Profound Reading on Mark Twain Classic
The Prince and Pauper
Author Mark Twain
Public Domain Literature (Published in 1881-82)

A story that has been told and written over the years about a prince. And a pauper; a very poor person.
In some classes, it has been considered required reading in abridged or whole form for decades.

You may find this classic story resonates with you as it once did a young lad; so much so, that the lad still recalls a heartfelt lesson learned by both the prince and the pauper. What effect did their experience have upon them?

For the rest of the summer, this literature classic will be posted in sections here for your RSS feed & Perceptive Readers subscribers.
By the way, I will also travel with you by reading this scholastic classic for fun damental reading. Smile

Be informed of this significant note. The English and vocabulary in the Prince and the Pauper consist of archaic (Outdated) phrases and idioms – expressions, dialect, or style of speaking in culture or time period. Today, writers rarely use Mark Twain’s storytelling style; if ever.
I will do the legwork for you in some cases by providing the definition or idiom meaning in aesthetically pleasing ways. The Product of Culture website is pleased to bring you this Mark Twain’s classic: The Prince and the Pauper

Chapter 1 The Prince and the Pauper
Word Meanings: Did you know gay in its original first form of usage meant happiness and cheerfulness?

Let us begin:

In the ancient city of London, on a certain autumn day in the second quarter of the sixteenth century, a boy was born to a poor family of the name of Canty, who did not want him. On the same day another English child was born to a rich family of the name of Tudor, who did want him. All England wanted him too. England had so longed for him, and hoped for him, and prayed God for him, that, now that he was really come, the people went nearly mad for joy. Mere acquaintances hugged and kissed each other and cried.

Everybody took a holiday, and high and low, rich and poor, feasted and danced and sang, and got very mellow; and they kept this up for days and nights together. By day, London was a sight to see, with gay banners waving from every balcony and housetop, and splendid pageants marching along.

By night, it was again a sight to see, with its great bonfires at every corner, and its troops of revellers making merry around them. There was no talk in all England but of the new baby, Edward Tudor, Prince of Wales, who lay lapped in silks and satins, unconscious of all this fuss, and not knowing that great lords and ladies were tending him and watching over him—and not caring, either. But there was no talk about the other baby, Tom Canty, lapped in his poor rags, except among the family of paupers whom he had just come to trouble with his presence.

People to Remember
“Think about their names and station in life.”
Tom Canty
Edward Tudor

Allow me to Share a Thought
The English and vocabulary in the Prince and the Pauper consist of archaic (outdated) phrases and idioms (expressions, dialect, or style of speaking in culture or time period). Today, writers rarely use Mark Twain’s story telling style; if ever.

Until next time: remember, if you read something that improves your life for the better, it becomes your reality. Turn the page 2 on Profound Reading on Mark Twain Classic

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Perceptive Readers Podcast 4e – On Mark Twain Commentary and Reading

  1. Opening Thoughts in Consideration 
  2. Mark Twain’s The Prince and The Pauper Chapter 3 Commentary and Reading. 
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Below is a sample of the wide range of reading and podcast material the visitors have enjoyed over the years here at the website.

Excerpt from one of the guest writers about school: “School Subjects Topic Matter. Of course, everybody will have their own answer to that question. However, what determines which one we choose for our personal favorite? Our talent? The teachers we have? Different subjects may appeal to different people for a variety of reasons, but there is an importance to finding something enjoyable in each subject studied. To do this, we should examine the reasons we like or dislike any given subject.”

Perceptive Readers Podcast 4b

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Perceptive Readers Podcast 4b – Mark Twain Commentary and Reading

  1. Opening: Thoughts in Consideration The Perceptive Readers New Episodes
  2. Mark Twain’s The Prince and The Pauper Chapter 2 Commentary and Reading.

If you enjoyed this review of Mark Twain’s work, you may want to check me out on Minds.com

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Welcome to this Sage in a Matrix episode

SAGE in a Matrix Part 1 Scene 1

“Eh, you came all the way out here just to ask my name?”
‘It seemed like the props to do.’
“Who are you looking for?”
‘A man my father said I need to talk with.
“Talk to him about what?”
‘If it is not you, I would rather keep the matter to myself.’
“Well then, holding out his left hand, you look like him, you can call me Mr. Sage; S.G. for short.”

Greetings Courtesy

G’day Perceptive Readers, You will find this Sage in a Matrix topic to start us on the journey today could be placed in proper greetings. In your experience, what does a proper greeting show?

R.E.S.P.E.C.T that’s what it means to me.

This is the first thing you want to know after having a wonderful experience with a product or service.  Who is the chef? Where did you buy that pocket book? Who’s that singing?

I know you can think of many more examples.

Why the Greetings Protocol?

In certain matrix’s pockets, there is a protocol followed that determines the way greetings are given and whether that communication will be accepted.
It is just that important in the Matrix from the Far East to the Far West.
Why is this important?
When you have a wish to work with someone in a Matrix you may find; no, you will find, if you want a personality of high quality to interact with your Matrix (culture); hard rules or policy will have to bend or yield to meet this person of value.

However, as a gatekeeper [1] and in some cases the soul of your Matrix, how can this justly be done to benefit all, or as many possible, who are involved?

Meditate on the following statements:

  • Persons in the same background
  • Persons in a Prince and Pauper analogy [2] (environment)
  • Corporate employer and employee relationship

[1] One that guards a gate. A person who controls access. – Merriam Webster Dictionary
[2] A comparison of two otherwise unlike things based on resemblance of a particular aspect – Merriam Webster Dictionary


Persons in the same background

Between the two of you, your interests and experiences give you a common ground to readily call upon. You may feel this is the easiest denominator for resourceful people to start communication for the first time. It’s like saying, “Hey, I know you are cool; like me, so we will work well together.
To get the conversation started in the same tribe, all you often need are these two things:

  1. An inviting spirit
  2. A Hello

Then you both will say “Let’s get this party started!” Translation; Let’s work together.
The collaboration will bear fruit with ease and speed.

Persons in a Prince and Pauper analogy (environment)

Tracks in the Matrix

Have you heard of Mark Twain?

He wrote The Prince and Pauper

Author Mark Twain
Public Domain Literature (Published in 1881-82)

A story that has been told and written over the years about a prince. And a pauper; a very poor person.

In some classes, it has been considered required reading in abridged or whole form for decades.

You may find this classic story resonates with you as it once did a young lad; so much so, that the lad still recalls a heartfelt lesson learned by both the prince and the pauper. What effect did their experience have upon them? Try this reference out for size.

Depending on what side of the Matrix’s tracks, meaning financially rich or poor, you can still enjoy rewarding relationships with the personality on the opposite side of the tracks.

There are circles of understanding and motus operandi, modes of operation, that works with one group that at times produces conflict with another circle if you are not in the know. Let’s place impetus on there is nothing wrong with you as a person for having an abundance for days ahead, nor only having the needed sustenance for each day.

The word welfare has other meanings than financial support. It also means the basic physical and material well-being of a person. Therefore, you have individuals and parents with medical insurance plans or savings set aside for preventive maintenance and needed medication. Living from paycheck to paycheck, where some are not able to take a day off from work to take care of such needs, is a situation people face. The above paragraph is to make you aware of the mindset why a lot of persons work as hard as they do, often turning down other pursuits, so they can maintain a strict schedule to provide for themselves and their loved ones.

The question that is asked at times, “How can a friendship have any depth of love and loyalty when there are strict list of etiquette rules that form barriers?”

Well in this case, whoever is interested in pursuing or initiating/starting the working relationship will have to be the one doing most of the yielding and understanding. This is not to say one hundred percent of the time; but still, a high percentage of the preparation work will be done by the pursuer.
During the process, your knowledge of the person and their life style will increase ten fold, if not more; for the people who are completely green as they say.
Before you start this momentous undertaking with confidence it is important to keep in mind these thoughts:

Know Thyself
You must stand for something

Thoughts like the above keep front and center you have value no matter which side of the tracks you live on. Therefore, you bring something good to the table.
Be aware of how the motus operandi reveals to both sides whether it is a go or not this working relationship would be a good fit.

Also be aware enough to say exactly what you need for it to work. It is one thing to bend while showing humility for a person’s feelings and desires, it is quite another to compromise the core person (positive personality traits) and the professional in your heart and mind.

All the aforementioned come into play when you write company policy for customer service.

How Do You Greet Others?

In conclusion to part 1, you need to know there are different ways to greet people. During travel you will see these type of greetings. Take an additional stare on the Greetings in Culture listed.

A Casual Verbal Greeting
i.e. Hi and hello.

A Formal Verbal Greeting
This includes a handshake with the hello and stating the title/name of who you are. i.e Mr. Mrs. Miss, author, owner, etc.

A Nonverbal Greeting
With a wave of the hand, nod of the head, and sometimes a fist or elbow bump, people give these silent greetings.

Greetings in Culture
Most people are familiar with the Far East honorable bow. In some cultures they place both palms together like a prayer while taking a bow as well.

Poetry – The Name in You

Trying often to explain
You are a wonderful name

Parents thought about it
Before you were born

Though it was hard to pronounce it would eventually fit like comfy slippers worn

Oh you don’t frivolously give it away
It is a life of eternity made

Take each straight and curved letters few
And match them to life’s work in you

What beauty will appear on the canvases
Only time will tell the tale

That name whether in the public or in private is always on display

What will it show on this day
No matter what don’t haphazardly give it away

Happy your name is when it knows and is you

The forever future is possible as the earth and sea refreshing dew

– James Lynch Jr.

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Poetry Writers

The Name in You 

A poem for The Name in You

Trying often to explain
You are a wonderful name

Parents thought about it
Before you were born

Though it was hard to pronounce it would eventually fit like comfy slippers worn

Oh you don’t frivolously give it away
It is a life of eternity made

Take each straight and curved letters few
And match them to life’s work in you

What beauty will appear on the canvases
Only time will tell the tale

That name whether in the public or in private is always on display

What will it show on this day
No matter what don’t haphazardly give it away

Happy your name is when it knows and is you

The forever future is possible as the earth and sea refreshing dew

– James Lynch Jr

Prince and the Pauper Profound Reading 13

The Prince and the Pauper Profound Reading 13

This is a new way of looking at Mark Twain ‘s timeless classic. Take each chapter at time to learn something new.  Welcome to The Prince and the Pauper Profound Reading 13

James’ Commentary Opening

Go the extra mile you heard people say back in the day. While today, you hear I bend over backwards for that person.
People in contemplation often feel there is nothing that shows more character than experiencing the relief of a person going the extra mile for another who cannot return the favor. The case can also be made by a surface perception, the person in the disadvantage circumstance has absolutely nothing they can give you in return. That is; on the surface perception

The Prince and the Pauper Fundamental Reading

The Prince and Pauper

Author Mark Twain

Public Domain Literature (Published in 1881-82)

A story that has been told and written over the years about a prince. And a pauper; a very poor person.

Chapter 13 The Prince and the Pauper

Word Meanings: Disapparelled means to have removed the clothing from a person.

Sentence: It was clear why the father disapparelled the baby’s jumpsuit and diaper, due to my nose informing me the baby had done its business in them.

Chapter 13 The Prince and the Pauper

A heavy drowsiness presently fell upon the two comrades. The King said–

“Remove these rags”–meaning his clothing.

Hendon disapparelled the boy without dissent or remark, tucked him up in bed, then glanced about the room, saying to himself, ruefully, “He hath taken my bed again, as before–marry, what shall I do?” The little King observed his perplexity, and dissipated it with a word. He said, sleepily–

“Thou wilt sleep athwart the door, and guard it.” In a moment more he was out of his troubles, in a deep slumber.

“Dear heart, he should have been born a king!” muttered Hendon, admiringly; “he playeth the part to a marvel.”

Then he stretched himself across the door, on the floor, saying contentedly–

“I have lodged worse for seven years; ‘twould be but ill gratitude to Him above to find fault with this.”

He dropped asleep as the dawn appeared. Toward noon he rose, uncovered his unconscious ward–a section at a time–and took his measure with a string. The King awoke, just as he had completed his work, complained of the cold, and asked what he was doing.

“‘Tis done, now, my liege,” said Hendon; “I have a bit of business outside, but will presently return; sleep thou again–thou needest it. There–let me cover thy head also–thou’lt be warm the sooner.”

The King was back in dreamland before this speech was ended. Miles slipped softly out, and slipped as softly in again, in the course of thirty or forty minutes, with a complete second-hand suit of boy’s clothing, of cheap material, and showing signs of wear; but tidy, and suited to the season of the year. He seated himself, and began to overhaul his purchase, mumbling to himself–

“A longer purse would have got a better sort, but when one has not the long purse one must be content with what a short one may do–

“‘There was a woman in our town, In our town did dwell–‘

“He stirred, methinks–I must sing in a less thunderous key; ’tis not good to mar his sleep, with this journey before him, and he so wearied out, poor chap . . . This garment–’tis well enough–a stitch here and another one there will set it aright. This other is better, albeit a stitch or two will not come amiss in it, likewise . . . these be very good and sound, and will keep his small feet warm and dry–an odd new thing to him, belike, since he has doubtless been used to foot it bare, winters and summers the same . . . Would thread were bread, seeing one getteth a year’s sufficiency for a farthing, and such a brave big needle without cost, for mere love. Now shall I have the demon’s own time to thread it!”

And so he had. He did as men have always done, and probably always will do, to the end of time–held the needle still, and tried to thrust the thread through the eye, which is the opposite of a woman’s way. Time and time again the thread missed the mark, going sometimes on one side of the needle, sometimes on the other, sometimes doubling up against the shaft; but he was patient, having been through these experiences before, when he was soldiering. He succeeded at last, and took up the garment that had lain waiting, meantime, across his lap, and began his work.

“The inn is paid–the breakfast that is to come, included–and there is wherewithal left to buy a couple of donkeys and meet our little costs for the two or three days betwixt this and the plenty that awaits us at Hendon Hall–

“‘She loved her hus–‘

“Body o’ me! I have driven the needle under my nail! . . . It matters little–’tis not a novelty–yet ’tis not a convenience, neither . . .We shall be merry there, little one, never doubt it! Thy troubles will vanish there, and likewise thy sad distemper–

“‘She loved her husband dearilee, But another man–‘

“These be noble large stitches!”–holding the garment up and viewing it admiringly–“they have a grandeur and a majesty that do cause these small stingy ones of the tailor-man to look mightily paltry and plebeian–

“‘She loved her husband dearilee, But another man he loved she,–‘

“Marry, ’tis done–a goodly piece of work, too, and wrought with expedition. Now will I wake him, apparel him, pour for him, feed him, and then will we hie us to the mart by the Tabard Inn in Southwark and–be pleased to rise, my liege!–he answereth not– what ho, my liege!–of a truth must I profane his sacred person with a touch, sith his slumber is deaf to speech. What!”

He threw back the covers–the boy was gone!

He stared about him in speechless astonishment for a moment; noticed for the first time that his ward’s ragged raiment was also missing; then he began to rage and storm and shout for the innkeeper. At that moment a servant entered with the breakfast.

“Explain, thou limb of Satan, or thy time is come!” roared the man of war, and made so savage a spring toward the waiter that this latter could not find his tongue, for the instant, for fright and surprise. “Where is the boy?”

In disjointed and trembling syllables the man gave the information desired.

“You were hardly gone from the place, your worship, when a youth came running and said it was your worship’s will that the boy come to you straight, at the bridge-end on the Southwark side. I brought him hither; and when he woke the lad and gave his message, the lad did grumble some little for being disturbed ‘so early,’ as he called it, but straightway trussed on his rags and went with the youth, only saying it had been better manners that your worship came yourself, not sent a stranger–and so–”

“And so thou’rt a fool!–a fool and easily cozened–hang all thy breed! Yet mayhap no hurt is done. Possibly no harm is meant the boy. I will go fetch him. Make the table ready. Stay! the coverings of the bed were disposed as if one lay beneath them– happened that by accident?”

“I know not, good your worship. I saw the youth meddle with them- -he that came for the boy.”

“Thousand deaths! ‘Twas done to deceive me–’tis plain ’twas done to gain time. Hark ye! Was that youth alone?”

“All alone, your worship.”

Art sure?”

“Sure, your worship.”

“Collect thy scattered wits–bethink thee–take time, man.”

After a moment’s thought, the servant said–

“When he came, none came with him; but now I remember me that as the two stepped into the throng of the Bridge, a ruffian-looking man plunged out from some near place; and just as he was joining them–”

“What then?–out with it!” thundered the impatient Hendon, interrupting.

“Just then the crowd lapped them up and closed them in, and I saw no more, being called by my master, who was in a rage because a joint that the scrivener had ordered was forgot, though I take all the saints to witness that to blame me for that miscarriage were like holding the unborn babe to judgment for sins com–”

“Out of my sight, idiot! Thy prating drives me mad! Hold! Whither art flying? Canst not bide still an instant? Went they toward Southwark?”

“Even so, your worship–for, as I said before, as to that detestable joint, the babe unborn is no whit more blameless than– ”
“Art here yet! And prating still! Vanish, lest I throttle thee!” The servitor vanished. Hendon followed after him, passed him, and plunged down the stairs two steps at a stride, muttering, “‘Tis that scurvy villain that claimed he was his son. I have lost thee, my poor little mad master–it is a bitter thought–and I had come to love thee so! No! by book and bell, not lost! Not lost, for I will ransack the land till I find thee again. Poor child, yonder is his breakfast–and mine, but I have no hunger now; so, let the rats have it–speed, speed! that is the word!” As he wormed his swift way through the noisy multitudes upon the Bridge he several times said to himself–clinging to the thought as if it were a particularly pleasing one–“He grumbled, but he went–he went, yes, because he thought Miles Hendon asked it, sweet lad–he would ne’er have done it for another, I know it well.”

The Prince and the Pauper Profound Reading 13

People to Remember

Miles Hendon

“What do you see in Hendon’s character?”

“How would you describe him?”

Allow me to Share a Thought

Practical “Jokers” in Mark Twain’s days
As readers are made aware, Mark Twain was not a stick in the mud as the expression goes for people who need to lighten up and have fun.
Still, as written in his autobiography, he described a disdain for practical jokers who just didn’t know when to quit. In fact, during his time, there were practical “jokers” who made an occupation of it. Mr. Twain, in his satire,  alluded to thieves having more redeemable qualities than such adult age men.
Mark Twain’s satire is one of a kind, that some writers have skillfully learned to place in their writings. Because Mr. Twain could voice such matters that irked his nerves, and still keep a sense of humor about life.

Until next time: Remember, if you read something that improves your life for the better, it becomes your reality. – J.L.

The Prince and the Pauper Profound Reading – Turn the page to Chapter 14