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The great Farini

Shane Peacock

The great Farini

the high-wire life of William Hunt

by Shane Peacock

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Published by Viking in Toronto .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Canada
    • Subjects:
    • Hunt, William, 1838-1928.,
    • Eccentrics and eccentricities -- Canada -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementShane Peacock.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsCT1991.H86 P43 1995
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 457 p. :
      Number of Pages457
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL922540M
      ISBN 100670863203
      LC Control Number95220706
      OCLC/WorldCa31779146

      In addition, he stood on his head, did somersaults and walked blind folded as he had promised. In waving, she lost her balance and fell. Just a few months later, he was calling himself Farini, after an obscure Italian revolutionary, and he soon became the second man in history to cross Niagara Falls on a rope. The problem arose when one of the stilts he was wearing was caught in a crevice in the riverbed causing it to break.

      Mannix said Farini The great Farini book been a mysterious figure with a dark past. Not infrequently, however, is the sightseer not only disappointed, but put to considerable inconvenience and risk of personal safety, for it is no rare occurrence to have a dense fog shut down over the mountain totally obscuring the distant view, and, at the same time, increasing the difficulty and danger of climbing—in fact, many lives have been lost where the impatient tourist has rebelled against a prolonged imprisonment, and in attempting to regain a lower altitude, has fallen over the perpendicular cliff. Soon, he had an idea. He thought allowing Farini to perform with him would only raise Farini's stature and hurt his own. Pages

      After six months of wandering the continent, he emerged in Europe doing a wire and trapeze The great Farini book. Hunt was born June 10,in Lockport, New York, close to the Canadian border and near the source of an attraction that would bring him stardom: Niagara Falls. His parents were strict disciplinarians, but their punishments had little effect on him; as he later recalled, he "took pleasure in disobeying their commands. For his flirtatious feats there is one episode that stands out and that is the meeting between him and a young lady whom he had saved from falling over the railing on Luna Island.


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The great Farini by Shane Peacock Download PDF Ebook

Together they were known as the Flying Wonders. At the midpoint, after securing his balancing pole to the wire, he lowered himself down to The great Farini book deck of the Maid of the Mist around feet below.

Clement concluded that Farini went deep into Southern Africa, but he never actually went to the heart of the Kalahari where he claimed the Lost City was sited.

I cannot put into words the feeling that encompasses you as you walk within these dunelands, accompanied by Khomani San guides, while immering yourself within a space and place lost beyond the mists of time.

Farini would get to the middle of the walk and perform acrobatic feats, often hanging upside-down over the raging tumult, gripping the rope with his insteps.

In waving, she lost her balance and fell. He succeeded and lived to the age of 90, returning to Port Hope for his twilight years. On August 15,he took his first high wire journey across the falls.

According to a contemporary account in The New York Timesit started out inauspiciously when his balancing pole got caught in the guy-ropes.

William Leonard Hunt

He put together the spectacle in the s to help the struggling Royal Westminster Aquarium, and paying customers came flocking in. He planned to walk to the brink of the Falls on specially made stilts.

The Great Farini, Lulu Farini, and the Lost City of the Kalahari

Hunt was apprenticed to a doctor as a young adult. Farini toured the United States in the winter of and returned to Niagara Falls The great Farini book next year, but the American Civil War had put The great Farini book end to the crowds he had The great Farini book drawn.

The Farinis separated in and divorced very publicly in But before he could pull her up, the dress ripped and Mary fell to her death. They returned to North America in Ina biography was written about Farini by Shane Peacock.

Clement researched the story in and advanced a new theory. When he reached the mid-point, Farini tied the pole to the tightrope and lowered himself to the deck of the Maid of the Mist61 metres below, where he drank a glass of wine before climbing back to the tightrope above. He thought allowing Farini to perform with him would only raise Farini's stature and hurt his own.

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