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In the Eye of the Beholder

By: By Sharon E. Cathcart

... he smelled of sandalwood. He lifted the saddle flaps, undid the girth, and started in anger. There was a short nail driven through the saddle flap,... ...st with the beautiful voice teasing my dreams. 11 Chapter 4 I woke the next morning to find another ribbon-wrapped rose on the night stand next to my... ...his tone. “One day, there was a fire in the barn. I still don’t know how it started. Philippe was visiting and we were having tea. I heard the ala... ...ippe was visiting and we were having tea. I heard the alarm bell sound and started up quickly. I saw the smoke, and ran outside toward the barn, b... ...hlessly as he reached for her head collar. At that moment, I struck with my weapon of choice and did not let go until Giraud had breathed his last. ... ...tell you, though, that when he is in this mood he will write his music from morning until night, barely pausing to eat or sleep. You may not see as... ...r 16 From the pages of Erik’s journal: I left her with great reluctance that morning, before sunrise. Yet, we both knew it must be so. I returned... ...losed since no real cause of death could be determined. I had known Erik’s weapon was effective, but had no idea up until then just how skilled he ...

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Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

By: Charles Dickens

... imaginary general il- lumination of very bright short-sixes, lay placidly staring at his own street door. And it would seem to have been more suggest... ...rm expired yesterday. And his box was packed, I know; for I saw it, in the morning, standing in the hall.’ ‘He slept last night at the Dragon,’ return... ...Pinch was not home till very late.’ ‘And when I saw him on the stairs this morning, Pa,’ said Mercy with her usual sprightliness, ‘he looked, oh goodn... ...d!’ returned the other. ‘Why didn’t you observe that the tears were almost starting out of his eyes!’ cried Pinch. ‘Bless my soul, John, is it nothing... ...d refinement. They no longer demand a beautiful virgin for breakfast every morning, with as much regularity as any tame single gentleman expects his h... ...d sleep; they were plainly apoplectic and disposed to snore. There were no staring portraits to remonstrate with you for being lazy; no round-eyed bir... ...te free from a sense of having been foiled in the exercise of his familiar weapons. But the night-coach had a punctual character, and it was time to j... ... lating the stomach of any adversary in a close contest. He had used these weapons with distinguished effect in several instances, all duly chronicled... ... Mark one of the revolving-pistols, and asking him what he thought of that weapon. ‘It ain’t long since I shot a man down with that, sir, in the State...

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Don Juan

By: George Byron

...‘T is poetry — at least by his assertion, And may appear so when the dog star rages— And he who understands it would be able To add a story to... ...ty; In short, in all things she was fairly what I call A prodigy — her morning dress was dimity, Her evening silk, or, in the summer, muslin, ... ...stoop To call them back into their separate cages, Instead of standing staring all together, Like garden gods — and not so decent either. Th... ...bereft, And merely tend to show how greatly love is Embarrass’d at first starting with a novice. Byron’s Don Juan “Canto One” 18 Poor Julia’s... ...here, for the present, at the least, he’s fast, And if we can but till the morning keep Our counsel— (Juan, mind, you must not sleep).’ Now, Don... ...y heard breakers, others guns, And all mistook about the latter once. As morning broke, the light wind died away, When he who had the watch su... ...re in their full growth. The father paused a moment, then withdrew His weapon, and replaced it; but stood still, And looking on her, as to loo... ...Koklophti, Koclobski, Kourakin, and Mouskin Pouskin, All proper men of weapons, as e’er scoff’d high Against a foe, or ran a sabre through s... ...th solemn Air ‘midst the rest, who kept their valiant faces And levell’d weapons still against the glacis. Just at this crisis up came Johnson t...

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Life of Johnson

By: James Boswell

...onscious absorption, 9 Boswell’s Life of Johnson his sudden surprise, his starting up, his dig- nity, the King’s ease with him, their conversa- tion,... ...n he was a child in petti- coats, and had learnt to read, Mrs. Johnson one morning put the common prayer-book into his hands, pointed to the collect f... ...ree of the boys, of whom Mr. Hector was sometimes one, used to come in the morning as his humble attendants, and carry him to school. One in the middl... ...tor. Boswell: ‘That, Sir, was great fortitude of mind.’ Johnson: ‘No, Sir; stark insensibility.’ He had a love and respect for Jorden, not for his lit... ...t and stiff, and separated behind: and he often had, seemingly, convulsive starts and odd gesticula- tions, which tended to excite at once surprize an... .... ‘He, and another neighbour of mine, one Mr. Samuel Johnson, set out this morning for Lon- don together. Davy Garrick is to be with you early the nex... ... with great uniformity.’ I took upon me, for once, to fight with Goliath’s weapons, and play the sophist.—Garrick did not need a friend, as he got fro...

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The Eye of Alloria

By: Rae Lori

...rs 3010 – 3030 I Exit to Alloria Year 3030 Saron Bravewind stared at the grey brick ceiling in the darkness. The fire that s... ... position of the moon meant it was the middle of the night, only a few hours until morning. He had been trying to figure out the cause of the co... ... two thousand and four. Since he was a little boy, he had wanted to venture to the stars. He heard stories during the age of technology of how man se... ...her human’s life, as some believe. The time would come when he would enter the stars to explore. His ship would be ready soon enough once the re... ... were finalized and he would find the answers he needed. All would be well in the morning, as it should be. He pulled his wife, Jacina onto hi... ...d in minutes, his mind finally rested enough to fall into slumber. The next morning, Saron stood amidst the cool greenery of the landscape tha... ...out to the front hall and saw his men and the mystical creatures both aiming their weapons at each other. Alin held one of the creatures’ necks in a... ...dy because it is simply replacing your natural defense. A wound made by an unknown weapon in an elven body is difficult when one does not understand... ...weapon in an elven body is difficult when one does not understand the metal in the weapon.” “Then we will have to obtain one of their weapons,” he d...

...main Earth city of Orland built from ruin after the ban of technology that once was man?s downfall. With his heart set on discovering life beyond the stars, he finally gets his chance when tragedy strikes as his daughter falls into an incurable illness. Saron mans a flight into space with a faith in finding a higher life to help his daughter. What he finds will change the ...

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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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