A Ride on the Devil s Back

A Ride on the Devil s Back

When Robert mentioned the devil, it seemed to bring his attention back to Robert like the snap of a ... “Looks like I have a helluva ride ahead of me.

Author: Theodore D. Douglass

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595238859

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

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Robert McKinley is a tough, intelligent, and short fused detective for the DA's office in Lexington, Kentucky. When his nephew is brutally stabbed while shopping with his fiancée, he hits the road running.The case starts with a string of untimely deaths of horses in the Lexington area. The insurance company is screaming fraud, and the owners are screaming for protection. Robert's nephew was poking around for some clue to the deaths when he was knifed from behind. "I warned you to stay out of it, and now you will, for good." was what he heard from the assailant as the knife was thrust completely through his chest.The case takes a turn for the worse when the suspects began to drop from the list of the living, to that of the dead. Murder, fraud, theft, and kidnapping head the list of crimes performed by a man that has already died once. How many lives does he have left?
Categories: Fiction

The Devil Thumbs a Ride

The Devil Thumbs a Ride

The attendant came back with the change . He glanced first one way and then the
other around the station , then he grinned . “ You guys got room for a couple
dames ? ” he asked . “ Dames ! ” Steve repeated . “ Yeh , they want a ride up the ...

Author: Robert C. Du Soe


ISBN: UCAL:$B300184

Category: California, Southern

Page: 246

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"Experiences of a traveling salesman and two hitch-hikers on the highway between San Diego and Los Angeles"--Baird & Greenwood.
Categories: California, Southern

The Devil s Backbone

The Devil s Backbone

I ain't got you Miz but when we got back to the house at suppertime Why here
come Momma's good friend Hattie Choat a'riding up in her wagon . Old Karl was
sitting on the porch smoking on his pipe . Well there Miz Choat , he said , what is
it ...

Author: William D. Wittliff


ISBN: STANFORD:36105212687383

Category: Epic fiction

Page: 228

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"The last the boy Papa saw of his Momma, she was galloping away on her horse Precious in the saddle her father took from a dead Mexican officer after the Battle of San Jacinto, fleeing from his Daddy, Old Karl, a vicious, tight-fisted horse trader. Momma's flight sets Papa on a relentless quest to find her that thrusts him and his scrappy little dog Fritz into adventures all across the wild and woolly Hill Country of Central Texas, down to Mexico, and even into the realm of the ghostly "Shimmery People." In The Devil's Backbone, master storyteller Bill Wittliff takes readers on an exciting journey through a rough 1880s frontier as full of colorful characters and unexpected turns of events as the great American quest novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"--Dust jkt. flap.
Categories: Epic fiction

Beating Back the Devil

Beating Back the Devil

... hitched a ride back toFirstAvenue and Twentysixth Street, and handed over the data tobe processedbefore the next setcamein. Then they hiked uptown,where ...

Author: Maryn McKenna

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439104958

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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The universal human instinct is to run from an outbreak of disease like Ebola. These doctors run toward it. Their job is to stop epidemics from happening. They are the disease detective corps of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the federal agency that tracks and tries to prevent disease outbreaks and bioterrorist attacks around the world. They are formally called the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS)—a group founded more than fifty years ago out of fear that the Korean War might bring the use of biological weapons—and, like intelligence operatives in the traditional sense, they perform their work largely in anonymity. They are not household names, but over the years they were first to confront the outbreaks that became known as hantavirus, Ebola, and AIDS. Every day they work to protect us by hunting down the deadly threats that we forget until they dominate our headlines, West Nile virus, anthrax, and SARS among others. In this riveting narrative, Maryn McKenna—the only journalist ever given full access to the EIS in its fifty-three-year history—follows the first class of disease detectives to come to the CDC after September 11, the first to confront not just naturally occurring outbreaks but the man-made threat of bioterrorism. They are talented researchers—many with young families—who trade two years of low pay and extremely long hours for the chance to be part of the group that are on the frontlines, in the yellow suits and masks, that has helped eradicate smallpox, push back polio, and solve the first major outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease, toxic shock syndrome, and E. coli O157 and works to battle every new disease before it becomes an epidemic. Urgent, exhilarating, and compelling, Beating Back the Devil takes you inside the world of these medical detectives who are trying to stop the next epidemic—before the epidemics stop us.
Categories: Medical

Take Back What the Devil Stole

Take Back What the Devil Stole

I'll give you a ride home,” the brother suggested. The polite young man recognized Donna on the dance floor at the Rondevue in Roxbury and approached her as ...

Author: Onaje X. O. Woodbine

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231552028

Category: Religion


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Ms. Donna Haskins is an African American woman who wrestles with structural inequity in the streets of Boston by inhabiting an alternate dimension she refers to as the “spirit realm.” In this other place, she is prepared by the Holy Spirit to challenge the restrictions placed upon Black female bodies in the United States. Growing into her spiritual gifts of astral flight and time travel, Donna meets the spirits of enslaved Africans, conducts spiritual warfare against sexual predators, and tends to the souls of murdered Black children whose ghosts haunt the inner city. Take Back What the Devil Stole centers Donna’s encounters with the supernatural to offer a powerful narrative of how one woman seeks to reclaim her power from a lifetime of social violence. Both ethnographic and personal, Onaje X. O. Woodbine’s portrait of her spiritual life sheds new light on the complexities of Black women’s religious participation and the lived religion of the dispossessed. Woodbine explores Donna’s religious creativity and her sense of multireligious belonging as she blends together Catholic, Afro-Caribbean, and Black Baptist traditions. Through the gripping story of one local prophet, this book offers a deeply original account of the religious experiences of Black women in contemporary America: their bodies, their haunted landscapes, and their spiritual worlds.
Categories: Religion

Debates of the National Assembly

Debates of the National Assembly

He opted for a ride on the Devil's back until such time . Thereafter the country was
thrown into a precarious political turmoil as the Democratic Party struggled for
political supremacy over the ruling Transkei National Independence Party .

Author: Transkei (South Africa). National Assembly


ISBN: UCBK:C074555469

Category: Transkei (South Africa)


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Categories: Transkei (South Africa)

The Islam Quintet

The Islam Quintet

'Riding a horse without a sack...' 'I know,' shouted Zuhayr, '... is like riding on a devil's back. If that were true, all I can say is that the devil must ...

Author: Tariq Ali

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781480448582

Category: Fiction

Page: 1404

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Five nuanced and powerful historical novels depicting the clashes among Muslims, Christians, and Jews from the Crusades to twenty-first-century London. Celebrated British-Pakistani journalist and author Tariq Ali takes a mind-expanding journey through the ages with these five acclaimed works of fiction, available now in one collection. Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree: “Ali captures the humanity and splendor of Muslim Spain” in “an enthralling story, unraveled with thrift and verve” (The Independent). For the doomed Moors, the fall of Granada and the approaching forces of Christendom bring not peace but the sword. The Book of Saladin: After Saladin reclaims the holy city of Jerusalem from the Crusaders, he turns to a Jewish scribe to record his story, which Edward Said calls “a narrative for our time, haunted by distant events and characters who are closer to us than we had dreamed.” The Stone Woman: “Ali paints a vivid picture of a fading world,” proclaims the New York Times Book Review, as a distant descendant of an exiled Ottoman courtier suffers a stroke in Istanbul, and his family rushes to his side to hear his last stories. A Sultan in Palermo: In “a marvelously paced and boisterously told novel of intrigue, love, insurrection and manipulation,” cartographer Muhammad al-Idrisi is caught between his friendship with King Roger of Sicily and the resentments of his fellow Muslims (The Guardian). Night of the Golden Butterfly: A Lahore-born writer living in London is called back to his homeland by an old friend who, at seventy-five, has finally fallen in love. “If Pakistan is a land of untold stories,” writes the New Statesman, Ali is “the country’s finest historian and critic.”
Categories: Fiction

Back When You Called Us Devils 2

Back When You Called Us Devils 2

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Author: Takashi Sano

Publisher: Kodansha America LLC

ISBN: 9781636991634

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 190

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Yusuke Saito, with his former partner in crime Aizawa, has begun to delve into his own memories. It’s not long before the past is revealed to him—a past where he treated people like toys, thrilling to every human life he tormented. And at the end of all this nauseating behavior, Yusuke discovers the truth…and a dead body.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Folk Lore of East Yorkshire

Folk Lore of East Yorkshire

... came back down Fletcher Gate , and Baxter Gate , then George Street , through
Market Place again , up to the Market ... He sal ride upon a gate spell ; An if the
spell sud happen ti crack , He sal ride upon the devil's back ; An if the devil sud ...

Author: John Nicholson


ISBN: UOM:39015028751447

Category: East Riding of Yorkshire (England)

Page: 168

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Categories: East Riding of Yorkshire (England)

Essays on Russian Folklore and Mythology

Essays on Russian Folklore and Mythology

There are numerous variants about imprisoning the devil in a vessel and about
miraculous rides on the devil ' s back . These motifs have their source in Jewish
Talmudic legends of Solomon ' s power over the devils . In Old Russian literature

Author: Felix J. Oinas

Publisher: Slavica Pub

ISBN: IND:39000005578062

Category: Social Science

Page: 183

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Categories: Social Science

Customs in Common

Customs in Common

... It's neather fo' mah cause northa cause that Ah ride this stang But it is ... An if the spell sud happen to crack, He sal ride upon the devil's back; ...

Author: E. P. Thompson

Publisher: New Press/ORIM

ISBN: 9781620972168

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

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An epic and intimate firsthand account of a true American hero’s daring journey into the heart of the Amazon forest in the nineteenth-century. “Meticulously researched, elegantly argued and deeply humane,” Customs in Common describes the complex culture from which working class institutions emerged in England—a panoply of traditions and customs that the new working class fought to preserve well into Victorian times (The New York Times Book Review). This remarkable sequel to E. P. Thompson’s influential, landmark volume of social history, The Making of the English Working Class, investigates the gradual disappearance of a range of cultural customs against the backdrop of the great upheavals of the eighteenth century. As villagers were subjected to a legal system increasingly hostile to custom, they tried both to resist and to preserve tradition, becoming, as Thompson explains, “rebellious, but rebellious in defence of custom.” Although some historians have written of riotous peasants of England and Wales as if they were mainly a problem for magistrates and governments, for Thompson it is the rulers, landowners, and governments who were a problem for the people, whose exuberant culture preceded the formation of working-class institutions and consciousness. Essential reading for all those intrigued by English history, Customs in Common has a special relevance today, as traditional economies are being replaced by market economies throughout the world. The rich scholarship and depth of insight in Thompson’s work offer many clues to understanding contemporary changes around the globe. “By providing a fuller sense of the way of life capitalism destroyed, Customs in Common helps us understand why the resistance to it was so protracted and tenacious . . . [This] long-awaited collection . . . is a signal contribution . . . [from] the person most responsible for inspiring the revival of American labor history during the past thirty years.” —The Nation “This book signals the return to historical writing of one of the most eloquent, powerful and independent voices of our time. At his best he is capable of a passionate, sardonic eloquence which is unequalled.” —The Observer
Categories: Social Science

Stages of Evil

Stages of Evil

230) Yet, in a curious anticlimax to Bacon's abjuring magic, the devil Plutus materializes ... Miles is quite content to ride on the devil's back to hell.

Author: Robert Lima

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813123623

Category: History

Page: 329

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“The evil that men do” has been chronicled for thousands of years on the European stage, and perhaps nowhere else is human fear of our own evil more detailed than in its personifications in theater. In Stages of Evil, Robert Lima explores the sociohistorical implications of Christian and pagan representations of evil and the theatrical creativity that occultism has engendered. By examining examples of alchemy, astronomy, demonology, exorcism, fairies, vampires, witchcraft, hauntings, and voodoo in prominent plays, Stages of Evil explores American and European perceptions of occultism from medieval times to the modern age.
Categories: History

Ride the Devil s Trail

Ride the Devil s Trail

Annie, swivelled around in her saddle, stared back at the swinging, dangling man
and shook her head. "I never," she muttered. "I declare." Following the map that
Annie had brought back from Big Spring, Jake swung the caravan south of west ...

Author: Dan Parkinson

Publisher: Zebra Books

ISBN: 0821728946

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

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Perdition may become Jake Creedmore's fate when, after fleeing the aptly named town, he gratefully hits the outlaw trail, only to learn that he may have to return to make a stand
Categories: Fiction

The Works of Charles Lever The Daltons A day s ride

The Works of Charles Lever  The Daltons  A day s ride

off the poor devil's back - ease him a bit “ Oh , that's it ! ” cried Dalton . “ Well , till
he gets strength . Nothing of the kind . All have louis ' to spend , and ' groschen '
to ought to be ashamed of ourselves for falling give the beggars . Bank - notes ...

Author: Charles Lever


ISBN: UCI:31970028340534

Category: English fiction


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Categories: English fiction

Faust Revisited

Faust Revisited

This teasing servant of the Devil was featured as one whose tricks should be
viewed since their object was to plague a fiend , yet whose evil doings were
finally paid for by a ride to hell on the Devil's back . Sometimes Vice became a
concrete ...

Author: Marshall William Fishwick


ISBN: UCSD:31822019533868

Category: Devil

Page: 182

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Categories: Devil

The Chautauquan

The Chautauquan

The journey is under- having once been flat , shaped like a triangle , taken by my
comrade and myself on bicycles . and ... Over prairie regions , little timber in sight
, small the is a ridge known as the Devil's Back- lakes gleaming in the sun , and ...



ISBN: PRNC:32101064474313



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Folk Lore of East Yorkshire

Folk Lore of East Yorkshire

... He sal ride upon a gate spell; An if the spell sud happen ti crack, He sal ride upon the devil's back; An if the devil sud happen ti run, We'll shut him ...

Author: Mike Thornton

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781716098772

Category: History


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This is a reformatted version of an 1890 book by John Nicholson of Hull. He was a dedicated researcher of the folk traditions of the East Riding of Yorkshire. He was not only very knowledgeable of the local folk beliefs, but also the local dialect. Much of this has now been lost, but he gives many interesting examples of it. He also gives interesting profiles of some local characters, some still celebrated, others now forgotten. Nicholson was a prominent member of the Hull Literary Club and also wrote works about the Beacons, Folk Moots and Folk Speech of East Yorkshire.
Categories: History

Shakespeare s Theatre A History

Shakespeare s Theatre  A History

The foolish Wit would presumably ride off on his back, a variant on the Vice himself riding off on the devil's back. The literal Vice had disappeared by ...

Author: Richard Dutton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118939321

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

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Shakespeare’s Theatre: A History examines the theatre spaces used by William Shakespeare, and explores these spaces in relation to the social and political framework of the Elizabethan era. The text journeys from the performing spaces of the provincial inns, guild halls and houses of the gentry of the Bard’s early career, to the purpose-built outdoor playhouses of London, including the Globe, the Theatre, and the Curtain, and the royal courts of Elizabeth and James I. The author also discusses the players for whom Shakespeare wrote, and the positioning—or dispositioning—of audience members in relation to the stage. Widely and deeply researched, this fascinating volume is the first to draw on the most recent archaeological work on the remains of the Rose and the Globe, as well as continuing publications from the Records of Early English Drama project. The book also explores the contentious view that the ‘plot’ of The Seven Deadly Sins (part II), provides unprecedented insight into the working practices of Shakespeare’s company and includes a complete and modernized version of the ‘plot’. Throughout, the author relates the practicalities of early modern playing to the evolving systems of aristocratic patronage and royal licensing within which they developed Insightful and engaging, Shakespeare’s Theatre is ideal reading for undergraduates, postgraduates, and scholars of literature and theatre studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism