A narrative, commonly untrue. The truth of the stories here following has, however, not been successfully impeached. One evening Mr. Rudolph Block, of New York, found himself seated at dinner alongside Mr. Percival Pollard, the distinguished critic. "Mr. Pollard," said he, "my book, _The Biography of a Dead Cow_, is published anonymously, but you can hardly be ignorant of its authorship. Yet in reviewing it you speak of it as the work of the Idiot of the Century. Do you think that fair criticism?" "I am very sorry, sir," replied the critic, amiably, "but it did not occur to me that you really might not wish the public to know who wrote it." Mr. W.C. Morrow, who used to live in San Jose, California, was addicted to writing ghost stories which made the reader feel as if a stream of lizards, fresh from the ice, were streaking it up his back and hiding in his hair. San Jose was at that time believed to be haunted by the visible spirit of a noted bandit named Vasquez, who had been hanged there. The town was not very well lighted, and it is putting it mildly to say that San Jose was reluctant to be out o' nights. One particularly dark night two gentlemen were abroad in the loneliest spot within the city limits, talking loudly to keep up their courage, when they came upon Mr. J.J. Owen, a well-known journalist. "Why, Owen," said one, "what brings you here on such a night as this? You told me that this is one of Vasquez' favorite haunts! And you are a believer. Aren't you afraid to be out?" "My dear fellow," the journalist replied with a drear autumnal cadence in his speech, like the moan of a leaf-laden wind, "I am afraid to be in. I have one of Will Morrow's stories in my pocket and I don't dare to go where there is light enough to read it." Rear-Admiral Schley and Representative Charles F. Joy were standing near the Peace Monument, in Washington, discussing the question, Is success a failure? Mr. Joy suddenly broke off in the middle of an eloquent sentence, exclaiming: "Hello! I've heard that band before. Santlemann's, I think." "I don't hear any band," said Schley. "Come to think, I don't either," said Joy; "but I see General Miles coming down the avenue, and that pageant always affects me in the same way as a brass band. One has to scrutinize one's impressions pretty closely, or one will mistake their origin." While the Admiral was digesting this hasty meal of philosophy General Miles passed in review, a spectacle of impressive dignity. When the tail of the seeming procession had passed and the two observers had recovered from the transient blindness caused by its effulgence -- "He seems to be enjoying himself," said the Admiral. "There is nothing," assented Joy, thoughtfully, "that he enjoys one-half so well." The illustrious statesman, Champ Clark, once lived about a mile from the village of Jebigue, in Missouri. One day he rode into town on a favorite mule, and, hitching the beast on the sunny side of a street, in front of a saloon, he went inside in his character of teetotaler, to apprise the barkeeper that wine is a mocker. It was a dreadfully hot day. Pretty soon a neighbor came in and seeing Clark, said: "Champ, it is not right to leave that mule out there in the sun. He'll roast, sure! -- he was smoking as I passed him." "O, he's all right," said Clark, lightly; "he's an inveterate smoker." The neighbor took a lemonade, but shook his head and repeated that it was not right. He was a conspirator. There had been a fire the night before: a stable just around the corner had burned and a number of horses had put on their immortality, among them a young colt, which was roasted to a rich nut-brown. Some of the boys had turned Mr. Clark's mule loose and substituted the mortal part of the colt. Presently another man entered the saloon. "For mercy's sake!" he said, taking it with sugar, "do remove that mule, barkeeper: it smells." "Yes," interposed Clark, "that animal has the best nose in Missouri. But if he doesn't mind, you shouldn't." In the course of human events Mr. Clark went out, and there, apparently, lay the incinerated and shrunken remains of his charger. The boys idd not have any fun out of Mr. Clarke, who looked at the body and, with the non-committal expression to which he owes so much of his political preferment, went away. But walking home late that night he saw his mule standing silent and solemn by the wayside in the misty moonlight. Mentioning the name of Helen Blazes with uncommon emphasis, Mr. Clark took the back track as hard as ever he could hook it, and passed the night in town. General H.H. Wotherspoon, president of the Army War College, has a pet rib-nosed baboon, an animal of uncommon intelligence but imperfectly beautiful. Returning to his apartment one evening, the General was surprised and pained to find Adam (for so the creature is named, the general being a Darwinian) sitting up for him and wearing his master's best uniform coat, epaulettes and all. "You confounded remote ancestor!" thundered the great strategist, "what do you mean by being out of bed after naps? -- and with my coat on!" Adam rose and with a reproachful look got down on all fours in the manner of his kind and, scuffling across the room to a table, returned with a visiting-card: General Barry had called and, judging by an empty champagne bottle and several cigar-stumps, had been hospitably entertained while waiting. The general apologized to his faithful progenitor and retired. The next day he met General Barry, who said: "Spoon, old man, when leaving you last evening I forgot to ask you about those excellent cigars. Where did you get them?" General Wotherspoon did not deign to reply, but walked away. "Pardon me, please," said Barry, moving after him; "I was joking of course. Why, I knew it was not you before I had been in the room fifteen minutes."
A narration or recital of that which has occurred; a description of past events; a history; a statement; a record.
The relation of an incident or minor event; a short narrative; a tale; especially, a fictitious narrative less elaborate than a novel; a short romance.
To tell in historical relation; to make the subject of a story; to narrate or describe in story.
a prose or poetry narrative; tale. an imaginative tale shorter than a novel but with plot, characters, and setting, as a short story. the plot of a novel, poem, etc. a branch of literature. something narrated.
A tricky term. Most theorists agree that the concept of "story" is more specific than just a fictional series of events. Thus, RPG play may not create a "story" even though it plays through fictional events. However, the qualities of a story are nebulous. It generally has a message -- so a story has a beginning and an ending which resolves a conflict into some sort of moral message. References: Story and Narrative Paradigms in RPGs Narrativism: Story Now
something that you use in your belief system that contributes to your decision making that you don't know the basis of or that has a basis simply on one view of an event in the past personally had or not. (I think a great example of a story is racism or a person that holds a negative opinion about some part of themselves based on their feelings in a situation in their past).
The succession of fictional events in a narrative. See "plot."
In a narrative film, all the events that we see and hear, plus all those that we infer or assume to have occurred, arranged in their presumed causal relations, chronological order, duration, frequency, and spatial locations. Opposed to plot, which is the film's actual presentation of events in the story. See also duration, ellipsis, frequency, order, space, viewing time.
Text, graphics, video, and/or sound that describe a sporting event.
a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program; "his narrative was interesting"; "Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children"
a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events; "he writes stories for the magazines"
a record or narrative description of past events; "a history of France"; "he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president"; "the story of exposure to lead"
a coherent sequence of events (not necessarily linear) exploring some aspect of humanity
a conceptual space representing events, people and objects
a connective structure within events that has as a beginning an unresolved tension, a problem, then a middle, a turning point of that tension, and finally an ending, a resolution of that tension
a continuous portion of an episode that discusses a single topic or event
a fictitious tale that is written to entertain, amuse, or instruct the reader
a musical dramatization, with a newscaster's voiceover, telling the tale of the birth of Jesus
a must for anybody who writes non-fiction or fiction -- television and screenwriters included
an account of an event or incident
an account or recital of an event or a series of events, either true or fictitious
an arragment of words and images that re-create life-like characters and events
a narration of what happened
a narrative based on true events that is repeated frequently and shared among organizational employees
a narrative meaning that it relates a sequence of events
a "narrative of events arranged in their time sequence" while the plot revolves around the ensemble of these stories
a narrative of events placed within a time sequence
a narrative that, in its broadest sense, tells or recounts something
a narrative that sets up and then resolves or brings to completion a circumstance or series of circumstances
a narrative told orally or written, either in prose or verse
an artistic narrative for the homeostatic activity of the human organism that reveals truths about the human condition
a new occasional off-season feature telling the tale behind some of the strange, quirky stats that we find when pouring through the NFL records researching our other articles
an interpretation of an object, event, or idea
an ordered sequence of events designed to affect a listener
a particular narrative or a short piece of prose fiction
a Promise Designed to guide writers towards a new understanding of the process of creating and writing dramatic fiction
a recounting of past events
a representation of a series of events linked together by the law of cause nes york auto insurance effect and marching forward toward
a safe way to discuss serious truth
a series of events progressing to an end
a series of events recorded in their chronological order
a series of events that involves characters
a temporal chain of events linked by relations of causality
a written, to the best ability of the writer, chronicle of events structured in logical and chronological order
A retelling of events that led to an outcome which is of value to certain audiences.
In a narrative film, all the events that we see and hear, plus all those that we infer or assume to have oc curred, arranged in their presumed causal relations, chron ological order, duration, frequency, and spatial locations. Opposed to plot, which is the film's actual presentation of certain events in the narrative. See also ellipsis and space.
The literary critical term for the story told — that is, the events (actions, plot) and elements (characters, space) of a story. The story level is distinguished from the level of discourse, which is the structure of the story and the author's purpose in telling it.
A narrative of: user, starting conditions, elements to interact with, actions, and results. Constrast with scenario.