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On Thursday afternoon, I went to Huntington Library with Thao and Jane. When we arrived at the library we found that there was exhibits on Jack London and George Washington. We bought the entry ticket, which was green, and went into the library.
We started in the first exhibit on our right hand side. It was the exhibit on Jack London and George Washington. We started with Jack London first. Jack London was a famous writer as well as a adventurer. Throughout his life time, he had spent his short forty years writing fifty books, which would consist of novels, short story collections and notification works. He wrote the books wtih the adventure experiences that he had went through. He's most famous for the two books, White Fang and The Call of the Wild. While in his teen years, Jack London was forced to earn money to help support the household. Worked at a series of unskilled laboring jobs, he tried to escape because he was hungered for advenure and knowledge. He declared that college would slow down his learning and writing ability. Therefore, he had dropped out from University of California - Berkeley. He started his writing careers, and mailed all his works to publishers, but kept getting rejected. In summer of 1897, London escaped "work beast" in common labor, sailed for Juneau with his brother-in-law Jones H. Shepard, determined to strike rich in the Alaska Gold rush. During that time, he had wrttien The Call of the Wild (1903), and White Fang(1906). As a journalist, Jack London's hunger for adventure would always bring him to be happen at the center of an event, such as Russo - Japanese war in 1904. Jack London has once said.
" I would rather be ashes than dust !
I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled drypot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnified glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time"
This quote by London has shown that though London's life was short, but he had used his time wisely. Having gone through with so much adventures in his life, and gained knowledges from it, the fourty years that he had been living was worthwhile.
In George Washington's exhibit, the museum has displayed many of the real documents which Washington has written, the gun that he has once used, forks he has once ate with, s
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