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Desert Dreams

By: Gracie C. Mckeever

...trol of his destiny. Or heart. Therese. The name beat against her brain as forcefully as the sand beat against the beit al-sha'r. She was the one whos... ...ed a secret. "Aren't you going to open it?" He broke off a piece of bacon, lifted it to his mouth and crunched. Therese forgot all about her hunger, d... ...from me?" Jury! Therese jerked her eyes up to the door just as some unseen force slammed it shut. She turned back, coming face- to-face with the ewer'... ...d exactly what she thought it would do, exploding from the mouth with such force it sounded like a shotgun blast. Therese hit the concrete near the bo... ...nd impressive in his GI Joe outfit she couldn't help herself. Marines? Air Force? Navy? She wasn't sure what branch he was sporting. She just knew he ... ... cannot struggle, and does not want to leave. "Mawla..." He whispers as he lifts her against him, hugging her snug, so snug that she thinks he might s... ...w ... poof, and get out of these clothes?" He chuckled, shook his head and lifted her into his arms as he stood from the sectional. "I have waited too... ...started and almost cried out when he slid a hand under her chin and gently lifted her head to meet his gaze. "I'm not going to tell you how bad you ju... ...rt Dreams by Gracie C. McKeever 333 "I need you, Teh-reese," he whispered, lifting and cupping her face again. "I have never said that to anyone befor...

...cient vendetta of one unforgiving and powerful demon djinni? Find out that anything is possible when a devout mystical being from the old world joins forces with an urban-reared spitfire from the new? (http://www.graciecmckeever.com)...

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Class Heroes: A Class Apart

By: Stephen Henning

...the front of the coach, with the large vehicle effectively absorbing the entire force of the eruption. Glass crashed inwards. The coach’s passenger... ...e smoke. She was coughing and retching. Then it felt as though strong arms were lifting her out of the wreckage. Suddenly the heat from the flames ... ...awkins’s face. Instead, she took Tommy in her arm and let him escort her to the lifts. A policeman and policewoman stood nearby. The policeman saw ... ...viously. “Afternoon PC Nelson,” said Jasmin, ignoring the woman. “I thought the lift attendant is supposed to stand in the lift,” she added cheekil... ...press buttons.” Jasmin gave him a wink, then she and Tommy disappeared into the lift. The policewoman looked at them, then back at PC Nelson disap... ...idor. He kept his head down and walked calmly but purposefully back towards the lifts. No one called out to him, so he reasoned that he was safe. H... ... at an Egyptian Mummy in pyjamas. The girl, if that’s what she was, effectively forced him to step back into the lift in order for her to enter. Th... ...useless. “It’s ok. It’s ok, she’s gone now. She didn’t hurt you, did she?” Sam forced herself to calm down. “No. No. But what was she doing here? ... ... said Stannard. Slightly mollified by the compliment, Harden nodded. But he was forced to acknowledge that this was not quite the scenario he had i...

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The Mystery of Jamieson Stone

By: Jonathan Cross

...t and stood guard. - J.Cross/Stone 8 A squat balding man in a dark three-piece suit forced his way through the melee, doing a version of bumpe... ... appreciate it if you would return my call…” Before the message ended, Brand’s curiosity forced him to pick up the phone. “Senator, Brand here. Sor... ...…just to settle your nerves.” “Good idea. I’ll have a scotch, neat.” Brand signaled by lifting his hand slightly. Jose’s peregrine eyes watched... ...as?” she asked through her tears. “Mostly, personal. If you’re not willing, then I’ll be forced to walk away, and the incident of your husband’s de... ... off into a conflicted sleep. A bright sunlight shot through the slats of the blinds, and forced him awake. It took him a minute to orient himself, ... ...ack so tightly into a bun that Brand considered that it might be an alternative to a face- lift. Even if it was, it didn’t help. “May I help you,” s... ... door was open,” Brand replied, annoyed, “Aren’t you afraid of another intruder?” Susan lifted a .357 Magnum and laid it on the counter, “I don’t t... ...unding voice shouted, “Who are you?” “It’s Michael…Michael Brand,” he shouted back, and lifted the flashlight toward the voice. It sounded like Su... ...ped over his chest. Her blond flowing curls hid her face; she was sleeping peacefully. He lifter her arm gently away, and quietly got out of bed. Sh...

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The Treason and Death of Benedict Arnold; A Play for a Greek Theatre

By: John Jay Chapman

...histicated, We, the children of the ages, Bring the solemn heritages, - Force and Woe and Human Fate, - Embittering your god-like state. Bitter i... ...f; for who knows whether it be intended for thee? I will weep freely and lift up my voice for the sorrows of men. There is none that shall comfort... ...op and cry to it, Stay there! He hath wrestled against thunder. He would lift the [ 44 I OF BENEDICT ARNOLD rocks with his back; and he lies crus... ... Sin, error, evil, anguish, touch it not. It burns forever with ethereal force Beyond pollution. I can see your soul; And never has its aspect be...

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Words to Wright By

By: Robin Bayne

...I’m led back to details when, through tedious, often tiresome revisions, I’m forced to verify the credibility and accuracy of my crafted piece. Which ... ...s to another lesson learned the hard way. With some serious critiquing I was forced to face my blind devotion to pet phrases, apt cliches, or even fam... ...wn by life or by others, remind yourself what God did for you and it’ll help lift that heavy burden from your heart. Cheryl Wolverton No Burden/Cheryl... ... Christian writer should be: Christlike first. I resolved then to generously lift up other writers, and in doing so, my heart and actions would be mor... ...efined a “tribe” as The Right Individuals Bragging Endlessly. The people who lift us up and support us along the footpaths of our dreams. Wilson urged... ... promote. When my first mystery novel was accepted for publication, I had to force myself out of the house to do talks, signings and the usual promo. ... ...I have spoken with him on the phone and he told me that if Raul had not been forced to question his faith, he probably would never have given it a sec...

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Theological Immortal Romance

By: Kevin B. Wright

...hes out to your heart and steals your breath away. This is a spiritual, very lifting, magnificent and inspiring story of the divine love from one man ... ...l. Where every fallen angel who only bares one wing she takes up in arms and lifts them toward the sky. Her loveliness is but the beginning where the ... ...plan and his greatest accomplishment. I raise my hands to new Jerusalem, and lift them above my head. There she rises from the raging and foaming sea,... ...from Eros By many candle I have penned many verses that behold my soul which lift my eyes. Let my words voice a reply that explains what shall be deli... ...s of Nirvana She shields my soul and raised the torch of love. For her heart lifts me on all other paths of the abode. Submerged in boundless luster w... ...ros (Greek) Cupid (Roman) their arrows of love in its most majestic powerful force known exists between two lovers. They will be no love more heavenly...

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The Curse of Kali

By: Audrey Blankenhagen

...bending over her, laughter in Audrey Blankenhagen 10 his brown eyes, as with gentle fingers he lifted her wet, dangling curls off her face. ‘Why... ...us pasties and cakes for supper. Here, wear my jacket, you are shivering, poor child.’ Gavin had lifted Helen onto his horse, one arm holding her ti... ... wife for Gavin. His first marriage had been childless and Gavin’s reluctance to marry again had forced his father to take a hand in his son’s marit... ...but the best Scotch whisky that will warm you inside and out.’ Then, on Rosita’s instructions he lifted Helen, now in a dry night shift, into the h... ... came towards her. He transferred the trug of flowers impatiently from her hands to the floor and lifting her off her feet, embraced her with such e... ...t to talk to you about, Helen.’ Taking her by the arm, Gavin guided Helen to a cane armchair. He lifted a glass from the tray that Isabel had place... ...t the Nawab’s family have a duplicate key, as I have not been asked to open the door.’ Helen was forced to accept this explanation, although she was... ...ing once to say, ‘Don’t worry, madam, I will not trouble you again. I have never taken a woman by force,’ and then he added caustically, ‘never had ... ...d forward and restrained Sultana’s reigns causing the little animal to shy at these unexpectedly forceful hands. ‘Don’t pull at her reins; her mout...

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Secret of the Sands

By: Aren, Rai and E., Tavius

...red outside the entrance. Several battle-hardened soldiers pounded on the door, trying to force their way in. Inside the temple, breathless and fri... ... pantleg, stunned, but she had already torn it, hadn’t she? “Come, I’ll help you up.” He lifted her to feet, but she winced in pain. “I-I think I s... ...t? Have you opened it yet?” Jack asked. “We did,” Mitch replied. “Remember your oath!” He lifted the lid. Jack and Bob pulled in close to look at th... ...their family name, Selaren, and inter- woven with symbols: the ankh, representing the life force, which the Kierani people worshipped, along with ima... ... spiritual and physical, to each and every one of you. We ask this in honor of the living force which flows through us all. We give thanks for our b... ...ng Prince stepped forth to accept the exuberant ap- plause from their people. King Traeus lifted his hand, “And we give thanks to you, our people, fo... ... change things. We cannot allow this to continue any longer.” “What do you suggest I do? Force him to tell me things? He is the way he is.” “He is ... ...ying to relax and calm her troubled mind. After a while, she Rai Aren & Tavius E. 76 lifted her head and slowly sat down facing the altar. She w... ...a was stunned and to her dismay and confusion, she found she had stopped struggling. Zhek lifted his head and looked deep into her eyes, gently re- l...

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The Hitler File : A Novel of Fact

By: Sam Vaknin

...“I don’t understand” – I said and his head jerked up, his face a hostile mask. I forced myself to proceed: “Yesterday you told me that Russia w... ...Precisely!” – he bellowed triumphantly – “The Jews betrayed their own! This is what forced us to adopt desperate measures in the East! The Jews them... ...gave him the documents.” “That’s better” – sighs Himmler – “I hate it when people force us to behave in manifestly un-Germanic and uncivilized way... ... “Can I ask you some questions and can you try to answer them in a way that won’t force me to ask them all over again?” She giggled girlishly: ... ...an Chamber of Commerce and saying that Jews were safe in Germany. Even Goering was forced to apologize to German Jewish organizations for the truly... ...ver heard my name uttered so many times in one day and in so many different ways. I lifted my eyes and met a pair of insectoid sunglasses, perched u... ...d. “I answered that already!” – I protested feebly and waited for the red fog to lift. “Are you Israel Sarid Roth?” “I am.” – I confirmed fo... ... a looker?” “I may be in love with her” – I responded tentatively. Dan didn’t lift a brow. “I guessed as much.” – he said – “When you told h... ...Put this over your eyes.” A blindfold. I hear shuffling feet and two sturdy hands lift me from the bunk by my armpits and drag me a along an uneve...

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Watermelon Credo

By: Wally Amos

...to a serious purpose that can point people in a better direction and maybe even lift them up like a dirigible to a higher plane. I'm known as the C... ...ersonal belief system, I knew instinctively that only a positive attitude would lift me above the hardships I faced. Enthusiasm got me through those... ...to appreciate with understanding, and ultimately to love. Love is the greatest force in the universe. 45 One day at a time. How do you eat an ...

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The Suffering of Being Kafka

By: Sam Vaknin

...ld say, secure in the knowledge that he would always be there, erect and gracious. Like two forces of nature, my grandpa and the concrete post – old... ...gainst the weary staff. As autumn night is pierced by moonlight, the practiced smiles are lifted, wiped is the feigned civility of all involved. Pl... ...ked reserve and falters towards his table. I bide the time to his return, eyes glazed, lips forced into a tortuous smile. "It's over" – he mumbles ... ... points with myself: is mass slaughter ample reason for being tardy or merely an excuse? No force is more majeure that prison guards. I smile at tha... ...e a senescent smile and nods in frailty. He grasps it all, too much. Shortly, I may have to lift him in my arms and set him on the couch. We are not... ...Dinah!" Dinah's face alight, attainted red. It has been a long time since she was wooed so forcefully. Janusz, consumed by twilight, bellowing igno... ... and receding bus. My aunt, contemplating the waning transport, grabbed my sweaty palm and lifted the rustling shopping bags. A whiskered driver of... ... tricky. The medics rolled it down the claustrophobic and penumbral staircase (there was no lift). His ink-tainted right hand kept striking the peel... ...my words. So I decided to keep quiet. Tell her all that for me, will you?" I nodded and he lifted himself from the crumbling armchair, hugging my s...

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In the Eye of the Beholder

By: By Sharon E. Cathcart

...row my arms around his neck, trying to weigh his forequarters down by sheer force. The stallion continued his wild dance, and yet no one came in re... ...norting impatiently. My rescuer wrapped his gloved hands around my waist and lifted me tidily from the horse; I noted that he smelled of sandalwood. ... ...lifted me tidily from the horse; I noted that he smelled of sandalwood. He lifted the saddle flaps, undid the girth, and started in anger. There wa... ...ul evening gown in sapphire moire bengaline with a deep bertha neckline. I lifted its hem and examined the stitching, wishing I had use for such a ... ...noon, when I returned from my errands, Giraud was in this room. He tried to force himself on me, Francois. I will not be riding tonight.” “But what... ...akened something inside me today and Giraud tried to take that something by force. I curled up into a small ball on my bed and let the tears and sobs... ...g harsh as he plundered my mouth. I wrapped my arms around his neck and he lifted me easily. I locked my legs around his waist, and then broke the... ...mass fell freely to my shoulder blades. “Now,” he whispered from behind me, “lift your hair away from your neck.” Around my neck he placed an exquisit... ...er gut rope that he pulled from a pocket. “Nor am I unwilling to resort to force again.” “God in heaven, Erik,” I sighed. “Haven’t there been enoug...

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Seraphita

By: Honoré de Balzac

...l these fiords, each has its own characteristics. The sea has every- where forced its way as through a breach, yet the rocks about each fissure are di... ...e that of a funnel washed out by the sea. The passage which the waves have forced present to the eye an image of the eternal struggle between old Ocea... ...hing violently in, the sea is driven back with equal violence by the inert force of the mountain to the opposite shore, gently curved by the spent for... ...enough to allow the sea, dashed back by the Falberg, to spend its expiring force in gentle murmurs upon the lower slope of these hills,—a shore border... ...rvests necessary for the food of the patient people. A few tall pine-trees lifted their black pyramids gar- landed with snow, and the form of their lo... ...ng, turned swiftly where he stood, caught his timid companion in his arms, lifted her in spite of the long boards on her feet, and placed her on a pro... ...t will rise to heights indeed.” “I will do all you tell me,” she answered, lifting her eyes to his with a timid movement. “I cannot be your companion,... ... humbly small, cringe like the hapless female of all species, that you may lift me up? and then, when I, helpless and broken, ask you for help, when I... ...ption father and mother lived a still more solitary life than in the past, lifting themselves up to heaven by Prayer. They hoped to see Swedenborg, an...

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The New Machiavelli

By: H. G. Wells

...The contents were all admirably adjusted to keep a spirit in prison. Their force of sustained suggestion was tremendous. There would be dreadful intim... ...l of a steamer. It gave him a conscientious look. After dinner he a little forced himself upon me. At that time, though the shadow of my scandal was a... ...ed about and fol- lowed them, I flung away my cigarette ostentatiously and lifted my school cap and spoke to them. The girl answered shyly with her da... ...onal methods pursued, their aimless disconnectedness from the constructive forces in the community. I suppose if we are to view the public school as a... ...e all about me was London, a vast inexplicable being, a vortex of gigantic forces, that filled and overwhelmed me with impressions, that stirred my im... ...long leg. The difficulty was to bowl him before he got caught. He loved to lift a ball to leg. After one had clean bowled him at the practice nets one... ...ought that had arrested our flow. 3 3 3 3 3 I do not remember that we ever lifted our criticism to the dons and the organisation of the University. I ... ...t of each other, but my heart was beating like a steamer propeller when it lifts out of the water. “Do you get a view from your room?” she asked after... ...mped. “I’m hanged if I give up a single desire in me until I know why.” He lifted his chin and stared before him through his glasses at nothing. “Ther...

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Plutarchs Lives Volume One

By: Hugh Clough

...e brought forth a son who, when he came to man’s estate, should be able to lift up the stone and take away what he had left there, she should send him... ... only great strength of body, but equal bravery, and a quickness alike and force of understand- ing, his mother Aethra, conducting him to the stone, a... ... to sail to Athens. He without any difficulty set himself to the stone and lifted it up; but refused to take his journey by sea, though it was much th... ...being free from robbers and murderers. That age produced a sort of men, in force of hand, and swiftness of foot, and strength of body, excelling the o... ...ns, Minos, contrary to this decree, pursued him with his ships of war, was forced by a storm upon Sicily, and there ended his life. After his decease,... ...nd knowing his courage and resolution, chose rather to be per- suaded than forced into a compliance. He then dissolved all the distinct state-houses, ... ...ay for the bride not of herself to pass her husband’s threshold, but to be lifted over, in memory that the Sabine virgins were carried in by violence,... ...lace of execution, the officers loose the cords, and then the high-priest, lifting his hands to heaven, pronounces certain prayers to himself before t... ...ed Themistocles, “that are left behind are not crowned.” Again, Eurybiades lifting up his staff as if he were going to strike, Themistocles said, “Str...

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The World Set Free

By: H. G. Wells

...all turn on the possible develop- ments in the future of some contemporary force or group of forces. The World Set Free was written under the immediat... ...n through the Neth- erlands, and the despatch of the British Expeditionary Force were all justified before the book had been published six months. And... ...rse and the ox, he borrowed the carrying strength of water and the driving force of the wind, he quick- ened his fire by blowing, and his simple tools... ... For a time they could not make instruments sound enough to stand this new force even for so rough a purpose as hurling a missile. Their first guns ha... ...n his seat with excitement. ‘Why not?’ he echoed, ‘why not?’ The professor lifted his forefinger. ‘Given that knowledge,’ he said, ‘mark what we shoul... ...hat I can only compare to the discovery of fire, that first discovery that lifted man above the brute. We stand to-day towards radio-activity as our a... ...er, I was far too hot and blown when I got up to the entrenchments even to lift my beastly rifle. It was those others would have begun the sticking…. ... ...eir automobiles upon this pavement and went through the lower shops to the lifts and stairs to the new ways for pedestrians, the Rows, that ran along ... ... The gaunt face hardened to grimness, and with both hands the bomb-thrower lifted the big atomic bomb from the box and steadied it against the side. I...

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The Writings of Abraham Lincoln in Seven Volumes Volume 5 of 7

By: Abraham Lincoln

... rule for surveyors in establishing lines between them. That law, being in force at the time each became a purchaser, becomes a con- dition of the pur... ... portant light. Judge Douglas ought to remember, when he is endeavoring to force this policy upon the American people, that while he is put up in that... ...st Acts of Congress itself, under the new Constitution itself, was to give force to that Ordinance by put- ting power to carry it out in the hands of ... ...o drive it out. It is in some way to put it out of the Territory. It is to force it across the line, or change its character so that, as property, it ... ..., must have every prece- dence over him who labors under the inducement of force. He continued:] I have taken upon myself in the name of some of you t... ... time. It was that which gave promise that in due time the weight would be lifted from the shoulders of all men. This is the sentiment embodied in the... ...e of government whose leading object is to elevate the condition of men to lift artificial weights from all shoulders; to clear the paths of laudable ...

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The Upanishads Translated and Commentated

By: Swami Paramananda

...odern mind. While retaining in remark- able measure the rhythm and archaic force of the lines, he has tried not to sacrifice directness and simplicity... ...btle form in the heart of every living being as the vital energy, the life-force or cause of existence. Yama now tells Nachiketas how, by performing s... ... what is good from what is merely pleasant, and controls all his out-going forces from running after apparent mo- mentary pleasures, his senses obey a... ...er the control of our higher discriminative faculty; for only when all our forces work in unison can we hope to reach the goal—the abode of Absolute T... ...ome refined and sharpened. This keenness of vision comes only when all our forces have been made one-pointed through steadfast practice of concentrati... ...m one’s individual power must be limited and mortal and there- fore cannot lift one beyond death; but through the strength which Atma-gnana or Self-kn...

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Vittoria

By: George Meredith

...ard upon Lombardy. The curtain of an early autumnal morning was everywhere lifted around the Motterone, save for one milky strip of cloud that lay liz... ...ent’s languor, no reflex burning of a solitary lamp; but a quiet grappling force engaged the penetrating look. Gazing upon them, you were drawn in sud... ... both sides of the head there ran a pregnant ridge, such as will sometimes lift men a deplorable half inch above the earth we tread. If this man was a... ...e, he must approve; and when these qualities are displayed in a contest of forces, the 12 Vittoria wisdom of means employed, or of ultimate views ent... ...ted. “But, tell me, when did you learn it, my friend?” In answer, Agostino lifted his hand a little boy’s height from the earth. The old man then said... ...riend, the nursing of a single antipathy is a presumption that your motive force is personal—whether the thirst for vengeance or some internal union o... ...n who is reading iron matter. The Chief alone showed no sign beyond a half lifting of the hand, and a most luminous fixed observation of the fair youn... ...horns of the head.” “You are prepared to instruct me?” The fiery Bergamasc lifted his eyebrows. “Nay, nay!” said Agostino. “Between us two first;” and... ...e power to obey or to speak. Corte grasped him under the arm-pit. With the force of his huge fist he swung him round and stretched him out at arm’s le...

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The Research Magnificent

By: H. G. Wells

...of such a nature that in several aspects he could docu- ment it. Its logic forced him to introspection and to the making of a record. An idea that can... ... con- troversialist. “Good Lord! I’ d like to see him,” said Benham with a forced loudness that could scarcely be ignored. The subsequent controversy ... ... and dwell upon the immense liberations that lie beyond for those who will force themselves through its remonstrances… . Benham confessed his liabilit... ...er him. It beat him down with two swift blows of its fore hoofs, one, two, lifted him up in its long yellow teeth and worried him as a terrier does a ... ...’s skin is infinitely more sensitive than anything inside… . Once you have forced yourself or have been forced through the outward fear into vivid act... ...d. Now! For a moment it seemed to him as though his feet were too heavy to lift and then, hands in pockets, khaki-clad, an al- most invisible figure, ... ...ilver, and then it plunged into obscu- 31 H G Wells rities. For a time it lifted, and then on one hand the bush fell away, and he saw across a vast m... ... the frozen quiet of his mind. He spoke hoarsely. “I am Man,” he said, and lifted a hand as he spoke. “The Thought of the world.” His heart leapt with... ...one something to take hold of.” She sat up stiffly on the garden-seat. She lifted her finger at him, very seriously. “I hope,” she said with all her h...

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