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The Door in the Wall and Other Stories

By: H. G. Wells

........................................................................4 THE STAR ......................................................................... ...f conviction that I could not do otherwise than believe in him. But in the morning, in my own flat, I woke to a different atmosphere, and as I lay in ... ..., of all people, to do well.” Afterwards, as I sat up in bed and sipped my morning tea, I found myself trying to account for the flavour of reality th... ...ad gone—whither have they gone?” He halted again, and remained for a time, staring into the fire. “Oh! the wretchedness of that return!” he murmured. ... ...as plain enough; the game consisted in finding some way that wasn’t plain, start- ing off ten minutes early in some almost hopeless direction, and wor... ... tugging at me. I expect I was a good deal distraught and inattentive that morning, recalling what I could of the beautiful strange people I should pr... ...ere still, you know, fighting far from each other, with those terrible new weapons that had never before been used: guns that would carry beyond sight... ...ere. They were little bright figures in the sunlight, and there they hung, weapon in hand, peering cautiously before them. “And further away I saw oth... ... and it grew clear that for him no practicable way was possible. He had no weapons, and now it would be hard to get one. The canker of civilisation ha...

...oncerned it was a true story. He told it me with such a direct simplicity of conviction that I could not do otherwise than believe in him. But in the morning, in my own flat, I woke to a different atmosphere, and as I lay in bed and recalled the things he had told me, stripped of the glamour of his earnest slow voice, denuded of the focussed shaded table light, the shadowy...

...Contents THE DOOR IN THE WALL ............................................................................................................ 4 THE STAR ...................................................................................................................................... 20 A DREAM OF ARMAGEDDON ...............................................................

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Our Mutual Friend

By: Charles Dickens

... some special virtue in them which would make it a Jack’s beanstalk before morning, called for replenishment to her pu- pil, who had been speaking to ... ... I’m the person of the house.’ ‘Who else is at home?’ asked Charley Hexam, staring. ‘Nobody’s at home at present,’ returned the child, with a glib ass... ...soothe him when she carried him about, a child as heavy as herself. T ears started to his eyes. ‘Upon my word, Liz,’ drawing the back of his hand acro... ...Her hand was just within it, when she drew it back. He looked round with a start, as if he thought she had detected something that repelled her, in th... ... there he was, somehow. He brought the news home to my sister early in the morning, and brought Miss Abbey Potterson, a neighbour, to help break it to... ... as though it were ages ago, ‘the children that I used to see early in the morning were very different from any others that I ever saw. They were not ... ...s, and with which he stood holding out his smeared hand as if it held some weapon and had just struck a mortal blow, made her so afraid of him that sh...

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Codex Junius 11

By: S. A. J. Bradley

...e firmament. (ll. 154 168) Then came hasting over the earth the third fair morning. Not yet were the wide ways and spacious tracts useful unto God, bu... ...his form in heaven which God had given, that he was like unto the shining stars. He should have sung his Maker’s praise, and prized his bliss in hea... ...od, for they had no garments. And both together bowed in prayer; and every morning they besought Almighty God, the Gracious Lord, that He would not fo... ...hem. But for their comfort He left the sky above them adorned with shining stars, gave them wide stretching fields, and bade the earth and sea and all... ...f land, they should build a city to their glory and rear a tower unto the stars of heaven, to be a sign that they had sought the land of Shinar, wher... ... (ll. 2039 2059) Then the holy man bade his hearth retain ers take their weapons. Three hundred and eighteen wielders of the ashen spear he gathere... ...ation. Great was his re ward! The Lord was gracious unto him and gave him weapon might against the terror of his foes, wherewith he overcame in batt... ...e. In the van were strife and stubborn hand play, warriors valiant in the weapon struggle, fearless fight ers, bloody wounds and clash of helmets, o... ...troop pressed on. Over the ocean’s bosom dawn arose, God’s beacon, radiant morning. The multitude went forth, the host advanced, one mail clad band b...

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The Path of Splitness

By: Indrek Pringi

... molecules the same size would be absolutely identical to each other, all the stars the same size would be absolutely identical to each other, and a... ...two atoms are exactly the same. No two planets are exactly the same. No two stars are exactly the same; no two galaxies are identical to each other... ...y seen in the dynamics of a growing tree. Every seedling of the same species starts out very much the same, and looks very much the same. But the ... ...of this obsolete insanity is the atomic bomb and the proliferation of nuclear weapons. If the human species is to stop its suicidal slide into the ... ...ning away with the bones they could use the same bones they stole for food as weapons because they had their hands free. They were the only scavenge... ...of food, and using the bone itself as a bludgeon, as a defensive or offensive weapon… to splitting the bone for their marrow, and thus creating a sha... ...t could not be properly processed by subconscious minds sleeping in the early morning and day. Our subconscious is genetically designed to proce... ...our Fear of Death and Dying. What if you love running ten miles an hour every morning? And saw some fat, out-of-shape person barely jogging three m... ...th huge complicated pipes and hydraulic pumps. Just to balance the air every morning. Because that warming air which had never been planned for; th...

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Hypotheses on Ulysses

By: Antonio Mercurio

...ons. The first is, when does the voyage of the light that departs from a star end? Can there be a return to the point of departure if the star th... ...’s poem. When Homer speaks of Helen’s beauty, of the beauty of Achilles’ weapons forged by Hephaestus, of Aphrodite’s beauty who betrays her lame ... ...beauty, contrary to the first Homer, who in the Iliad honors the beauty of weapons and of glorious death in battle. Homer is also saying, betwee... ..., with his hiccoughs, astutely makes Demodocus stop singing and he himself starts telling his own tormented story. His storytelling abilities are so... ...istically, are necessary. A similar process happens in the Cosmos when a star is created. First, there is a dark cloud, and then this cloud conden... ... there is beauty in our lives with cunning and deceit, nor with the use of weapons. Ulysses understood this when he proposed to make the pact and,... ...here he immediately falls to earth and goes to sleep. He wakes up the next morning, while not far from him Nausicaa’s servants play happily after ha...

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Jewels

By: Lakisha Spletzer

...jor,” Jeremy advised from his seat by the window. Jewels fidgeted with the starched collar of her military uniform. The strict dress code always made ... ...n before her was anything but arresting. A jagged scar ran across his face starting at the right temple and ending at the bottom of his left cheek. C... ... one hand in the sweets jar. “Are the two of you finished talking?” Jewels stared, caught herself and stammered, “Sorry, Sir! We didn’t mean to be rud... ...e was well maintained and glowed with health. His tawny fur shone from his morning grooming. A palpable tension filled the air and it was a pleasant o... ...their bodies. They lacked claws but compensated by using blades and other weapons for protection. Their hands were a source of fascination for him. H... ...and the base's soldiers. The Gatoans' claws were out and the soldiers had weapons drawn and trained on the visitors. "No," Jewels whispered. She coul... ...quiet. Prince Dex LoudRoar stood by Jewels' side, blatantly ignoring the weapons trained on him. “Human healer, let me help her,” the Prince offered... ...ntion for your back, and two, you must wear the controller until tomorrow morning. At that time your sentence will be complete. Sergeant, release her...

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And Gulliver Returns Book IV : A Look at Our Human Values

By: Lemuel Gulliver XVI

............................................................ 176 THEORY AS A START TO SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY .................................................. ... ---------------------------- --―Good morning Commander. Did you have a restful night?‖ ---―I slept well, D... ...Please call me Wanda, Con. But let‘s let the waiter take care of your fire starved pallet. Yes Ray?‖ --―Con‘s just getting ready for his next li... ...er we were here to pick Dr. Wang‘s, I mean Wanda‘s, brain. Where should we start Wanda?‖ 14 LOOKING FOR HAPPINESS ---:‖Well, seeking happi... ...gave to the world were that it was to stop terrorism and to eliminate the weapons of mass destruction. But it hugely increased terrorism and there w... ... of mass destruction. But it hugely increased terrorism and there were no weapons of mass destruction. ―People‘s beliefs are seldom totally... ...In my area we have a group of atheists and agnostics that meets on Sunday mornings to discuss new findings in science, ethical approaches to a better... ...te just a bit over 12% of theirs.‖ —―A few countries have other weapons to combat the costs of an aging population. Spain, for example, ha... ...our mother told you there was a special bunny hiding eggs early on Easter morning or a tooth fairy leaving money under your pillow for every baby too...

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And Gulliver Returns Book I : Touchdown

By: Bob Oconnor

...ar. With over a billion people being chronically malnourished or dying from starvation, we have a long way to go to increase the standard of living ... ...country has taken to control or foster their national birth rates. The most startling and yet enlightening changes have occurred through various met... ... ”In the period starting a few years before I left and continuing during the twenty year... ...th friends, exercise, sleep and relaxation. Monday finally faded to Tuesday morning and there was Chet’s red Porsche pulling up outside his bedroom.... ...ere were more people, there were more total deaths. “Thanks to better weapons, the psychotic warlords of the last century were incredibly effe... ...ent method of doing it. But then that would hurt the economy if the world’s weapons dealers had no one to sell to!” —“Commander, are you sure tha... ...ta when the trucks picked up the thousands of bodies from the streets every morning, bodies that had been alive the day before. I’ve walked through ... ...r, Pol Pot and Hussein have worked to kill off both soldiers and civilians. Weapons of mass destruction, now available to most power hungry leaders ... ...ry 21, 2006 6. Mullah Krekar, Aftenposten April 15, 2006 7. South China Morning Post, November 21, 2005 ) 8. Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner...

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The Mirror of the Sea

By: Joseph Conrad

... work. Besides, things have a knack of going wrong at the 7 Joseph Conrad start, especially in the matter of irritating trifles. And there is the abi... ... had brought a full cargo of jute from Calcutta. We had been paid off that morning, and I had come on board to take my sea-chest away and to say good-... ...“cast adrift” when it is untied. Also the ship herself is “cast to port or starboard” when getting under way. She, however, never “casts” her anchor. ... ... “We will get the an- chors over this afternoon” or “first thing to-morrow morning,” as the case may be. For the chief mate is the keeper of the ship’... ...e bondage of art is very exacting. And, as the writer of the article which started this train of thought says with lovable warmth, the sailing of yach... ...ace- ful pursuit. Once only did he attempt a stroke of audacity, one early morning, with a steady breeze, entering a crowded roadstead. But he was not... ...more con- science than an Italian prince of the seventeenth cen- tury. His weapon is a dagger carried under a black cloak when he goes out on his unla... ... blown to pieces by means of their own perfected explosives and im- proved weapons with extreme publicity as the com- monest prudence dictated. By thi...

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The $30,000 Bequest : And Other Stories

By: Mark Twain

... miles from Tilbury’s village and arrive on Saturday. Tilbury’s letter had started on Friday, more than a day too late for the bene factor to die and... ...nd habits which profoundly change us. If by accident we wake at two in the morning a couple of nights in succession, we have need to be uneasy, for an... ...m yet?” No, she hadn’t. They must look the market over—which they did. T o start with, they considered and discussed Brandish, ris ing young lawyer, ... ...s and listed them. And a long drawn procession of formidable names it was! Starting with the Railway Systems, Steamer Lines, Standard Oil, Ocean Cable... ...irst wrong step that counts. Every Sunday they put in the whole day, after morning service, on inventions—inventions of ways to spend the money. They ... ...American Aristocracy. As a rule they spent a part of every Sab bath—after morning service—in this sumptuous home, the rest of it they spent in Europe... ...is dashing steed, yet I am as sured that it is only to arm me with divine weapons which will enable me to complete my long tried intention.” “Return ... ...ds at his door with the frown of a demon upon his brow, with his dangerous weapon * ready to strike the first man who should enter his door. “Who will... ...is dashing steed, yet I am as sured that it is only to arm me with divine weapons which will enable me to complete my long tried intention.” “Return ...

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Eternal Vows - Book 1 : The Ruby Ring Saga

By: Chrissy Peebles

...nerves. He slipped off his leather jacket. “Oh, come on. I even bought a proper Indiana Jones fedora for the occasion.” Her cheeks grew hot as she stared at the safari shirt stretching across his broad shoulders and strong chest, his sleeves rolled up at the elbow. Khaki-colored pants finished his adventurer ensemble. His brown hair hung in shaggy waves from underneath ...

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The Adventures of Harry Richmond

By: George Meredith

...on’t sleep so thick but I can hear, you dog! Fellow comes here, gives me a start, tells me to be cool; what the deuce! nobody hurt, then? all right!’ ... ... though the rascal ‘d been drawn through the duck-pond. Two o’clock in the morning? Why, the man’s drunk. Tell him I’m a magistrate, and I’ll commit h... ...ove my wife, Mr. Beltham. Yes; hear me out, sir. I can point to my unhappy star, and say, blame that more than me. That star of my birth and most disa... ...mewhere; and here and there a light-blue space of sky showed small rayless stars; the breeze smelt fresh of roots and heath. It was more a May-night t... ...ered into arrangements with a Punch and Judy man for him to pay me regular morning visits opposite our win- dow; yet here again his genius defeated hi... ...ving Will and his troop to the deer. That poor thing died from a different weapon at each recital, though always with a flow of blood and a successful... ..., so I let her understand that I liked being kissed and played with in the morning before I was up, and if she would come to my house ever so early, s... ...ad caused his overthrow. From this I learnt that simplicity is the keenest weapon and a beautiful refinement of cleverness; and I affected it extremel... ...r coun- try by assisting Dykes, who was on the scent of a new and terrible weapon of destruction, which he believed to be in the hands of the French G...

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Salammbo

By: Gustave Flaubert

...n. His full, black cloak, which was fastened on his head to a golden mitre starred with precious stones, and which hung all about him down to his hors... ...all following one another in regular succession formed long parabolas like star- rockets on the azure-coloured earth. The gloomy bushes ex- haled warm... ...orned with diamonds, and issued naked from her sleeveless tunic, which was starred with red flowers on a perfectly black ground. Between her ankles sh... ...at the shaft quivered in the air. Matho quickly plucked it out; but he was weaponless and naked; at last he lifted the over-laden table with both arms... ...ile the emerald sea appeared as if it were curdled in the freshness of the morning. Then as the 16 Salammbo rosy sky grew larger, the lofty houses, b... ...or, like those who have once taken a draught of which they are to die. One morning when all three went out lion-hunting, Narr’ Havas concealed a dagge... ...gh the country, seeking for the army by the footprints in the dust. In the morning he hid himself in caves; in the evening he resumed his march with h... ...ic, and to furnish what she demanded; no one had the right of possessing a weapon; when villages rebelled the inhabitants were sold; governors were es... ... of the heavy infantry marched behind. All these traders had piled as many weapons upon their bodies as possible. Some might be seen carrying an axe, ...

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