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Poorness

By: Jan De Raeymaeker

... Dank 5 Me enemy 6 Stones far from home 8 Machine cleaned 9 Insightful incite 10 Around the Park 12 God bless 13 Sound me 14 Seamus 15 Cackle 16 Madcap and Dove 17 Drifting off 18 Dis Deus 19 Donegal 20 Abandon God 21 Earlsfort a...

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Outlaw of Torn, The

By: Edgar Rice Burroughs

... the Frenchman de Vac, once the king's fencing master, who has a grudge against his former employer and raises the boy to be a simple, brutal killing machine with a hatred of all things English. His intentions are partially subverted by a priest who befriends Norman and teaches him his letters and chivalry towards women. Otherwise, all goes according to plan. By 17, Norman...

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Tom Swift and His War Tank

By: Victor Appleton

...t true-blue. But that's because he is developing his tank in secret, and they don't know he's concentrating on winning the war the American way, with machines. The second problem is that the German spies have penetrated the secret of what is being built in the high-security shop on the Swift property. And they will stop at nothing to steal its design - not kidnapping Tom, ...

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The Compound Ghost

By: Tony Kline

...1. A New and Present Life 2. The Sacred Marriage 3. The Retrieval of Meaning 4. The Ghost in the Machine 5. The Disease of Translation 6. Another Voice...

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The Suffering of Being Kafka

By: Sam Vaknin

...does he want to go, I wander? My brain is working overtime. My skull-domiciled well-oiled machine, whose parts are in metallic shine, impeccable, u... ...iled machine, whose parts are in metallic shine, impeccable, unerring, impervious to pain. Machines don't ache this brother, sprawled on the couch,... ...ght but way obese. His wild stubble and wire glasses accentuate his burliness, the towering machinery, the vaulted chamber. "The Cyclops's Cave", I ... ... what could go wrong with such a name? Partly to find out, I left my voice in her answering machine. Her message served only to enhance my interest....

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Tokyo to Tijuana: Gabriele Departing America

By: Steven David Justin Sills

... thunder of armies. She listened more intensely to the hail that was like a machine gun with rubber coated pellets. She imagined herself riding on a... ... for her tit repulsed and stiffened her posture at times like a soldier at a machine gun in a trench and at other times like a soldier in a queue wait... ...ith the exception of creative goddesses like herself, a mind was a photocopy machine and a file cabinet. Her son needed to go to school and copy exte... ...as ringing but she wasn't aware of it either; a message on her old answering machine informing her about Nathaniel's truancy; the imbroglio discussed... ...drink and she drank it as one tends to do with drinks. "Master Card and Visa machines ainチOt workinチO today so IチOll assume you to have cash and you a... ...tically watched her towels and clothes through the window of the double-load machine. Washing clothes was a dollar and sixty-five cents per load. Most... ...per load. Most of the customers paid in dollars, but not all of them; so the machines needed special tokens to fall into the slots. To her knowledge d... ...e had all the reason in the world to hate her. She looked out to the distant machines--the medley of Mexican people folding dry clothes; putting wet o... ...opeful. Early into the job he knew that he was just one more cog in one more machine. Early into the job he knew that it would not make him into this ...

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Chantry House

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...go home and learn that the public-house was a worse enemy to them than any machine that had ever been invented, and assured them that they would get n... ...el farm as Hillside was the model parish. He had lately set up a threshing-machine worked by horses, which was as much admired by the intelligent as i... ...ut that ‘folk should say that the lads were agoing to break Parson Fordy’s machine and fire his ricks that very night;’ but he would not give his auth... ...ble had surrounded the Rectory, bawling out abuse of the parsons and their machines, and occasionally throwing stones. There was no help to be expecte... ...ere lost sight of, and no wonder! For just then it was discovered that the machine shed was on fire. The rioters had appar- ently detached one of thei...

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Vailima Letters

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

...yself, where I hear every sound with morbid certainty, and I can testify that not a hammer fell. Upon inquiry I found they had passed the morning maki... ...e under the gaol, and in case of an attempted rescue blow up prison and all?He went to the President, who agreed; he went to the American man-of-war f... ...f no use. And it is a curious yarn. Honestly, I think people should be amused and con- vinced, if they could be at the pains to look at such a damned ... ...Sophia Scarlet. (To- day. ) The Shovels of Newton French. (Historical, 1650 to 1830. ) And quite planned and part written:- The Pearl Fisher. (To-d... ... But there is noth- ing in my mind; I swim in mere vacancy, my head is like a rotten nut; I shall soon have to begin to work again or I shall carry aw... ...hausted. Pity a man who can’t work on along when he has nothing else on earth to do!But I have ordered Jack, and am going for a ride in the bush prese...

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St. Ives : Being the Adventures of a French Prisoner in England

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

...to confide in Rowley: he was only a boy, his heart must beat yet, he must still retain some innocence and natural feel- ings, he could blurt out folli... ...secrecy! But not so in the least. A part of England is al- ready buzzing with the name of Champdivers; a day or two more and the mail will have carrie... ...ng with her conscience, and the battle still hung dubious. The question of what to do troubled me extremely. I could not venture to touch such an intr...

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The English Mail-Coach and Joan of Arc

By: Thomas de Quincey

...uzzled a decipherer from the tombs of Luxor. For some time this Birmingham machine ran along by our side—a piece of familiarity that already of itself... ...rovement of the whole system of Post- Office conveyance, and of locomotive machinery generally, in the British Islands. The result was a scheme for su...

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Love and Life an Old Story in Eighteenth Century Costume

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...emselves by an up- right swing on the foot-board. The door of the gorgeous machine was thrown open, and forth sprang a pretty little boy. Next descend...

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Autobiographic Sketches Selections, Grave and Gay

By: Thomas de Quincey

... more than I can say. Kindly, I am sure, he would govern it; but, unless a machine had been invented for enabling him to write without effort, (as was... ...lively of its reminiscences. The revolution in the whole apparatus, means, machinery, and dependences of that system—a revolution begun, car- ried thr...

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Essays of Michel de Montaigne

By: William Carew Hazilitt

...red to create for you any new recreations: “‘Nam tibi prxterea quod machiner, inveniamque Quod placeat, nihil est; eadem sunt omnia sem... ..., seeing the havoc of these civil wars of ours, does not cry out, that the machine of the world is near 214 Essays: Book the First dissolution, and t...

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War of the Worlds, The

By: H. G. Wells

... an English gentleman narrates the events of a violent and fast paced Martian invasion. The frightening images of people fleeing from gigantic tripod machines and the prospect of life under Martian rule have served as a bottomless well of inspiration for popular culture. The novel has served as a template for many derivative or inspired works, including comics, countless b...

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The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth

By: H. G. Wells

...e organism had to mark time. He com- pared his unknown substance to oil in machinery. A grow- ing animal was rather like an engine, he suggested, that... ... his brake, dismounted—he was trembling so violently that he fell over his machine in doing so—and sat down by the roadside to recover. He had intende... ...nclosures where some invincible jungle of weed furnished fuel for gigantic machinery (little cockneys came to stare at its clangorous oiliness and tip... ... disembowelled! Those sheds! That great wind-wheel! That monstrous wheeled machine! Those dykes! Look at those three monsters squat- ting there, plott... ...l enable you to live in your way while 146 The Food of the Gods that—that machinery—lives in its. I tell you it is hopeless— hopeless. As well make t... ...and appliance and imagination hampers and defeats our powers. There are no machines to the power of our hands, no helps to fit our needs. They hold ou... ...vidences of life they seemed in all that derelict world about the hurrying machine. The road was presently bordered on either side by gigantic blackth... ...d of the Gods At last he ventured on. “Here goes,” he said, and roused his machinery to motion again, followed intently by that great white eye. T o R... ...itating hurry through a lumi- nous cloud. Teuf, teuf, teuf, teuf, went the machine, and ever and again—obeying I know not what nervous impulse— the dr...

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Colonel Chabert

By: Honoré de Balzac

...rupulous care, that in some offices may still be seen boxes of remainders, machines for twisting parchment gut, and bags left by the prosecuting parti... ...vous system itself, the part most fre- quently attacked of the whole human machine, a malady which may be designated as the heart-sickness of the unfo...

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Essays of Travel

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

...ing a point. An engineer by trade, Mackay believed in the unlimited per- fectibility of all machines except the human machine. The latter he gave up w... ...Literary men, he said, were more highly paid than artisans; yet the artisan made threshing- machines and butter-churns, and the man of letters, except... ...om its chimneys went up pleasantly in the afternoon sunshine. The sleepy hum of a threshing-machine filled the neighbouring fields and hung 78 Essays...

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The French Revolution a History Volume Three

By: Thomas Carlyle

...ven become applauses. For this Convention is unfortunately the crankest of machines: it shall be point- ing eastward, with stiff violence, this momen... ...nce, this moment; and then do but touch some spring dexterously, the whole machine, clattering and jerking seven-hundred-fold, will whirl with huge cr... ... these thou- sand years; and has become, one way and other, a most strange Machine. Surely, if needful, it is also frightful this Machine; dead, blind... ...ions; and also devices! For the indomitable Old-dra- goon constructs wing-machinery, of Paperkite; saws win- dow-bars: determines to fly down. He wil... ... of Robespierre; for this is a conscious Mumbo-Jumbo, and knows that he is machinery. O seagreen Prophet, unhappiest of windbags blown nigh to burstin...

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Ivanhoe

By: Sir Walter Scott

...Front-de-Boeuf. “These out- laws have indeed a daring captain; but without machines, scal- ing ladders, and experienced leaders, my castle may defy th... ...a the care of her patient. * The arblast was a cross-bow, the windlace the machine used in bending that weapon, and the quarrell, so called from its s...

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An Historical Mystery

By: Honoré de Balzac

...am at the mercy of some event, some fortunate pistol-shot, some infer- nal machine which does its work. Even I don’t know the whole conspiracy; they d... ...jarring of opinion came to the surface after the explosion of the infernal machine in the rue Saint-Nicaise, the first royalist attempt against the co... ...iority of this great statesman, as evidenced in the affair of the infernal machine and in the conspiracy with which we are now concerned, he returned ... ...word of the Emperor was able to inspire in his political or administrative machine. That pow- erful will seemed to impress itself as much upon things ... ...l operation required to produce it would, like the ef- fect of a pneumatic machine, be exceptional and anoma- lous. Whatever a case may be, the mind b... ...and the ministers were faithful to him; but they made him the pivot of the machine and the cat’s-paw of the machination. To return to my tale. “‘Bonap...

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