Learn about Finney’s life and works by reading
his obituary from the New York Times. How
is his preoccupation with the nature of time reflected
in "Contents of a Dead Man’s Pocket"?
Record your answer in the Web
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Harold Lloyd Quick Time Clips
Harold Lloyd was a silent film comedy
actor who always seemed to find himself in precarious
situations. Click on High and Dizzy (1920)
to view a video clip from a Lloyd film in which
he finds himself on a building ledge much like
Tom does in Finney’s story. (You may need to download
a free plug-in that is available at http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/.)
How would you feel if you were in either character’s
shoes? Write a poem about yourself in a fearful