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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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Sookshichuvacha Mayilpeeli : Collection of Short Stories

By: Harikumar Edasseri

...inny children with small chests and big unhealthy belly. In front of them poverty was strewn around like dirt in carpet of affluence, and he with his machine with unlimited capabilities sweeps the poverty and the children become handsome and pretty. Watching the smile on his sleeping friend, John Mathew became thoughtful. (Aparasadhyathakalulla Oru Yanthram)...

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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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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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Records of a Family of Engineers

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

...ace with the discrepancies of nature and the hiatuses of theory. After the machine is fin- ished, and the steam turned on, the next is to drive it; an... ... the block for raising the first principal beam of the beacon; and a winch machine was also bolted down to the rock for working the purchase-tackle. U... ...n with regard to the propri- ety of connecting large bells to be rung with machinery in the lighthouse, to be tolled day and night during the con- tin... ...d now been on board of the praam for five days. The several pieces of this machine, having been con- veyed along the railways upon the waggons to a po... ...cting the tops of the kingposts of the bridge, which was worked by a winch-machine with wheel, pinion, and 133 Records of a Family of Engineers barre... ...ht; and the walls, being thinner, were less com- modious for the necessary machinery and the artificers em- ployed, which considerably retarded the wo... ...ourse was in a sheltered spot, within the reach of the tackle of the winch-machine upon the bridge; a few stones were stowed upon the bridge itself, a... ...the utility of the large bells which were in preparation to be rung by the machinery of the revolving light; for, had it not been the sound of the smi... ... places on the top of the parapet-wall; and the balance-crane, that useful machine having now lifted all the heavier articles, was un- screwed and low...

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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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The Emerald Dagger

By: Barbara M. Hodges

...tretched upon the bed. My God, she thought, it’s me, and what’s with all the machines and tubes? 16 The Emerald Dagger She floated closer. Life suppo... ...d up the chart hanging at the foot of the bed, checked the read- ings on the machines and hung the chart back in its place. Look at her, Kelsey though... ...the doctor said. “Would she want to go on this way? No brain activity, and a machine breathing for her?” “I know you’re right,” Duncan cried. “But to ...

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The Baobab that Opened Its Heart

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...morning until night building more factories to make more chocolate. Giant machines thundered and rolled across the once quiet countryside, and smoke... ...heering and noise, the workers opened the factories and turned on the new machines. All of a sudden, the cheering stopped. The workers realized that...

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The Unfettered Life of Kenyon of New Orleans

By: Steven David Justin Sills

...blew askance from the automated brushes of industrialized street cleaning machines. Such filth needed to be buffeted aside to make the city clean. Tr... ...dry day and staff members would soon be giving them tokens for the washing machines which, based on rules predicated on what was convenient to the or...

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New Life Incognita

By: Gracie C. Mckeever

...y dashed back out to the living room, saw Jordan pointing to the answering machine's flashing red light. "He probably left you a message ... Tyler, I ... ...r times before someone picked up. Tyler had almost hung up, anticipating a machine and unwilling to talk to something that wasn't a living, breathing ...

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The Daisy Chain: Or, Aspirations : A Family Chronicle

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...beginning to cut the boiled beef as fast as if his hands had been moved by machinery. “He has been with me to see old Mrs. Robins, and she made so muc... ...ld, up to anything. I can hardly believe he is the same—turned into a mere machine, with a moving spring of self-interest! I don’t believe he cares a ... ...y. The code to which she had been brought up taught that servants were the machines of their employer’s convenience. Good-nature occasioned much kindl... ...ple, and, with the aid of Richard and his crony, the carpenter, produced a machine in which no other power on earth could have prevailed on her to tru... ..., and there was a pause, while Dr. Spencer and the foreman advanced to the machine and ad- justed it. The two youths then led forward the little girl,...

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The House of the Seven Gables

By: Nathaniel Hawthorne

...ic wheel, and give it back as good as new. Round went the busily revolving machinery, kept in motion by the scissor-grinder’s foot, and wore away the ... ...stray cent; and the young foreigner himself, as he turned the crank of his machine, glanced upward to the arched window, expect- 242 The House of the... ...the picture to start forward. But, in so long a period of concealment, the machinery had been eaten through with rust; so that at Holgrave’s pressure,...

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Roopam Nashtappetta Mrigangal : Collection of Stories Portraying Children as Characters

By: Harikumar Edasseri

...ss from Canada) Doctor Gouramiyude Asupathri (Dr. Gourami’s Hospital) Pazhayoru Bheeshanikkari (An Old Female Blackmailer) Alakkuyanthram (Washing Machine) Ammu Paranja Katha (The Story Told by Ammu) Puzhakkakkare Kochuswapnangal (Teeny Weeny Dreams Across The River) Dushtakathapathrangalulla Kathakal (Stories with Evil Characters) Kalikkalam (The Play Season) Oru ...

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Nine Unlikely Tales

By: E. (Edith) Nesbit

...nlikely fairy-tales, which include stories of the arithmetic fairy, the king who became a charming villa-residence and the dreadful automatic nagging machine. All are classic-Nesbit: charming, novel and not afraid to squeeze in a moral or two -- told with proper fairy-tale style. Summary by Cori...

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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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Celt and Saxon

By: George Meredith

...it has only stiffened the dolt; and dolt won’t do any longer; the military machine requires intelli- gence in all ranks now. Ay, the time for the Celt... ...al planet it bids wink to his unreceptive stars—acknowledging him the bare machine for those two to drive, no instrument of enjoyment. He lives by rea... ...losed to him if he has thrown too extreme a task of repairing on that bare machine of his. The sight of a broken-down plough is mournful, but the one ... ...sity upon me,’ remarked the young practitioner. ‘Outside the wheels of the machine, sir, we indulge our hallucination of immunity. I’ve been one in th... ...r their wealth. Not without pathos in the abstract perhaps do the wretched machines pursue their revolutions of their factory life, as incapable of co...

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A Treatise on Parents and Children

By: George Bernard Shaw

...gently imaginative man knows very well that it is waste of labor to make a machine that will last ten years, because it will probably be superseded in... ...s, because it will probably be superseded in half that time by an improved machine answering the same purpose. He also knows that if some devil were t... ...reform would leave him as a workman is now left when he is superseded by a machine. He had therefore better do what he can to get the workman compensa... ...barrack ideal, or the fore- castle ideal, or any other substitution of the machinery of social organization for the end of it, which must always be th... ... very by tyrannical teachers that art becomes loathsome to the pupil. “The Machine” WHEN WE SET TO WORK at a Constitution to secure freedom for childr... ...ing into use as a substitute for Destiny, Fate, and Providence. It is “The Machine”: the machine that has no god in it. Why do governments do nothing ... ...g, though they are ready to throw bucketfuls of gold into the streets? The Machine will not let them. Always the Ma- chine. In short, they dont know h... ...hemselves the victims of a simi- lar misdirection, and consequently of The Machine. They do not want liberty. They have not been educated to want it. ... ... the other evils are automatically added to them. And yet we must have The Machine. It is only in unskilled hands under ignorant direction that machin...

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John Keble's Parishes a History of Hursley and Otterbourne

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...e the wick o’ergrown. Hands did the work of engines then, But now some new machine Must hatch the eggs, and sew the seams, And make the cakes, I ween....

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Aus Com

By: Christine Jones

...was thought, fact. Fabricated stories of escape, death and injury fed the machine of terror. Clansmen regularly gathered at night on common ground, c... ...ectedly, Alex stepped away from the wall and opened fire on the disorderly machines, coming towards them. Her team followed suit. Their pellets rippe... ...ange modes. This enabled her to confront the situation as a Techtronic, a machine void of emotion and stimulation. Having saved his life, she had tak... ...d been hopeful of making Alex his partner. Having expressed his love to a machine, he now felt sick to the stomach, especially as he'd so badly wante... ...d's eyes, suspecting he was not the first to have fallen in love with the machine. Her creators had to have known that her looks 81 and personality ... ...g this, David thought them pathetic in their attitudes towards a lifeless machine. It ground on his nerves that they hadn't just picked the thing up... ...ht amusing and ducked down to hook up all the clear plastic tubes to the machines. Leaning forward, Gabriel watched the doctor work for a moment. S... ...t go away, a reminder of what he loved and lost. They could refer to this machine as Alex all they liked, but he couldn't bring himself to associate... ...e boy's hurting aye. He said he wanted you to see 91 what he did, a cold machine. Honest Alex, he's no pervert or rapist." Brendan shifted his sigh...

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Died and Moved In

By: Christine Jones

...urself the price of an STD call.” I just love making out I’m an answering machine; some of my friends can’t tell the difference. I suddenly hear a f... ...eted within by a mixture of laughter and hysteria. Oh my god! The condom machine is having convulsions, whilst several women have lined the walls o... ...on Spike.” Steven is again looking sheepish. “He’s a cat, in your washing machine. Spike’s, well, not exactly house trained.” 79 “Of the feral vari... ...oo and it’s gawking at me in the form of a mangy, ginger cat. The washing machine lid is open, the upper part of his body is protruding from the bow... ...ce and I’m not moving. His front leg is resting on the rim of the washing machine and the other on his hip. Funny, I use to put a doll in that posit... ... myself moving with him, as we look at the floor between the bath and the machine. “Well let me tell you; they make fun of me and it’s not nice. It’... ...ll do; he let me go. With freedom, I instantly slam the lid of the washing machine shut. The clothesbasket is plonked on top with all the surrounding... ...ng. Ali slammed the lid down and I place the washing basket on top of the machine, which contains my smelly overalls and socks. “Not a word Steven,”... ...for all I care. My man is sitting on the couch; I place the video into the machine and press rewind, as some slack bastard didn’t do the job. Switchi...

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