Book Review : ' The Equation Isn 't It ' Essay example

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“A squared plus b squared.” I blurted. “That’s the equation isn’t it?” I hid the book behind my back hoping Pythagoras wouldn’t see it.

He narrowed his eyes at me. “What’s that behind your back?” Pythagoras’s brown hair was mussed like he hadn’t slept well and there were shadows under his green eyes. I suspected that he had woken from his “dream from the gods” and had stayed up pondering his options. Why would he have come to my house and arranged triangles from firewood?

“It’s nothing.” I said quickly. “And it’s not a book. I can’t read.” That was a lie, I could read very well. “Go home. Why are you at my house anyways?”

“Don’t burn the book.” Pythagoras warned me, and I got the message that he had seen it. “Daphne, when you’re done with the book, can I see it? I want to see if any of it is written in Akkadian.” He glanced at the firewood and said awkwardly, “Can I borrow some firewood?”

“Sure.” I replied, and he left the house with all the wood in the fireplace. It was an effort to get me not to burn the book.

After he had finally disappeared, I opened the book once more. PROOFS OF THE THEOREM, one chapter was titled. I groaned and shook my head. This was really the book he had wanted. “This is crazy.” I said to myself before leaving to collect more firewood.

Pythagoras left me a note outside my house, telling me to give him the book. It read that I should meet him in the marketplace. After work ended and I collected more wood, I crammed the book and the…

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