When he was a young man he wanted to enter law school and practice law, but because of lack of funds and because he had to support his widowed mother's family, he did not have the opportunity.
To read the whole thing straight through without entering coma requires either a machine or a human who has too much practice thinking like one.
I will try and tell you what I saw like I do in my daily letters that my teacher says are practice themes. (
Denth made a few practice swings while Tonk Fah wandered over, pulling out wicked-looking daggers, some shorter swords, and then some leather jerkins.
As when the ray, Striking On water or the surface clear Of mirror, leaps unto the opposite part, Ascending at a glance, e’en as it fell, (And so much differs from the stone, that falls Through equal space, as practice skill hath shown; Thus with refracted light before me seemed The ground there smitten; whence in sudden haste My sight recoil’d. “
she said, giving him precedence over some others because of his appointment, and re-crossed the room preceding him down the hall to her practice room.
In the Semitic patriarchal family, only the patriarch himself, or at best a few of his sons, practice polygamy, the others must be satisfied with one wife.
I wasn’t terribly put out about this; this was a practice novel, after all.
He had a job -- two jobs, counting the guild work -- and he had plenty of practice missions he'd have to run before he'd start earning.
Progress in learning is best observable when we represent our measurements graphically, when they take the form of a curve, variously called "the curve of efficiency," "practice curve," "learning curve."
So practice accuracy and concentration of thought, and also absolute truthfulness and you will soon be able to concentrate.