• Carrie's War (Oberon Plays for Younger People)

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    Much pithy matter, concerning the bringing the bride to bed, the loosing the bridegroom's points, the scramble which ensued for them, and the casting of the stocking, is also omitted from its obscurity. About the only thing Lund got right was the fact various warlords waited to see which way the battle ran and then deserted to Ieyasu once he seemed to be winning. The hoplon was made of wood with a thin covering of bronze. No matter what project the emperor undertook, his “subjects” were presumed and required to be absolutely loyal in “assisting” him from below.
  • American Dreams (Stories of the States)

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    In congressional testimony just before the Iraq War, General Eric Shinseki, then the Army’s chief of staff, said that many more troops might be necessary to successfully occupy Iraq than plans were allowing for—only to be ridiculed in public by Paul Wolfowitz, then Shinseki’s superior as the deputy secretary of defense, who said views like Shinseki’s were “outlandish” and “wildly off the mark.” Wolfowitz and his superior, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, ostentatiously marginalized Shinseki from that point on.
  • Heroes Don't Run

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    If you'd like to review books or related articles to feature on the site, get in touch with Ant. Make haste, make haste.'' The Colonel examined the paper with astonishment. Lady Emily, whose very beautiful features were still pallid from indisposition, sate opposite to him. Paul resents being subjected to the pain-test, but when the purpose is explained to him, he exclaims, "It's truth!" Conscious that the common people were in general unfavourable to the cause he had espoused, yet desirous, if possible, to procure a horse and guide to Penrith, where he hoped to find the rear, if not the main body, of the Chevalier's army, he approached the alehouse of the place.
  • No Peace for Amelia

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    At the end of the Civil War, William Tecumseh Sherman was tempted to parade his army (the "bummers") through the review in Washington just the way it had looked marching through Georgia, "ragged, dirty and sassy." But I am more doubtful of your treatment upon the road; Major Melville is involuntarily obliged to entrust the custody of your person to another.'' ``I am glad of it,'' answered Waverley. ``I detest that cold-blooded calculating Scotch magistrate.
  • One Step to Freedom

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    And then, out comes the red truth; and he dares to tell me, to my face, that my patent must be suppressed for the present, for fear of disgusting that rascally coward and _faineant_---(naming the rival chief of his own clan)---who has no better title to be a chieftain, than I to be Emperor of China; and who is pleased to shelter his dastardly reluctance to come out, agreeable to his promise twenty times pledged, under a pretended jealousy of the Prince's partiality to me.
  • Timeline of the Revolutionary War (Americans at War)

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    Under Christian princes they endure a hard captivity, but "they only wait for the time of their deliverance." World War I is especially remembered for its slaughter for it was one of the bloodiest wars in history. But it was also a time when the men who had won the Napoleonic wars came home to fight a different battle altogether, a battle for their dignity and their survival. On the other hand (though we have known it practised,) we would not advise that seedlings, any more than plants, should be carried from the neighbourhood of Glasgow to the Hebrides, or to distant parts of the Highlands.
  • 20: Five Have A Mystery To Solve (Famous Five)

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    In Chrétien’s romances we have knights riding out on adventures, fighting bravely against other warriors, monsters and magical creatures. At the back of the castle, Natasha removed her long-sleeve shirt, saying she was burning hot, even though the air had already started to cool down. Only 1.2 percent of veterans receiving Social Security benefits also receive SSI payments compared with 4.6 percent of all adult Social Security beneficiaries (see Table 1). 5 Because almost 40 percent of the adult Social Security beneficiary population consists of veterans and their families, survivors of military veterans are also an important group to consider.
  • Party Shoes (Oxford Children's Classics)

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    There were no differences when it came to the Persian Gulf War. That the artful villain had secured it, and used it as the means of carrying on an intrigue in the regiment, for his own purposes, was sufficiently evident; and Edward had now little doubt that in the packet placed in his portmanteau by his daughter he should find farther light upon his proceedings. I really didn’t feel like I had any choice. The 1st Place Category Winners compete for the CHAUCER AWARDS 2014 GRAND PRIZE position.
  • A Foreign Field

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    However, even broadly educated readers may not be familiar with the Japanese invasion of China in 1937, the widespread famine in the 1930s Soviet Union, and the Belgian declaration of independence from Austria in 1789. Morton seemed particularly struck with the account of Waverley's visit to Donald Bean Lean. ``I am glad,'' he said, ``you did not mention this circumstance to the Major. In fact, she won’t even let the girls into her kitchen.
  • With Lee in Virginia (Unabridged Classics in Audio)

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    In the English language tradition, about the best we can do is, "Hip, hip, horray!" or the obsolete "Huzzah!" which have no discernible cognitive content. The farmer will, in the hour of need and pressure, borrow the petty capital of his servant; he will be unable to repay it; and then, when the distress becomes chin-deep, they may turn beggars together---for uniformity's sake. The Highlanders of an early period were afraid of cannon, with the noise and effect of which they were totally unacquainted.