Illusion of Splendor

Illusion of Splendor

Grasping the handle in his sweating hand, accelerating, gulping air, past a pile of orange coals Klaus ran, his heart racing; don't give out now he beseeched heart and legs – can't be much farther. There indeed was the Shorter Man ...

Author: J.D. Easley

Publisher: Waterton Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780990524908

Category: Fiction

Page: 330

View: 657

Dregs of poverty, catwalk of opulence, Illusion of Splendor is an epic literary thriller taking the reader on an astonishing journey from the illusion to the heart of splendor. Characters diverse as a West African fisherman, an American college professor, and an Afghan heroin magnate interact in settings as vibrant as Nigeria and Monte-Carlo. The presentation is exotic; the scenes powerful. Driving the story is a turbulent powder-keg of vengeance. Illusion of Splendor begins with the fisherman pursuing terrorists who killed his sister and ends in a spectacular scene of redemption aboard a luxury yacht in Monaco. The story is timely, complex, sophisticated, and thought-provoking; the result of considerable historical research.
Categories: Fiction

Just a Guy

Just a Guy

Klaus steered us out farther and farther from shore . Little beads of sweat started to pop out on his three - ridged forehead , which was the color of cream cheese . “ It eez zo hot , ” he growled . “ Gail , vood you hold za veel ?

Author: Bill Engvall

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429914246

Category: Humor

Page: 256

View: 405

What does it mean to be JUST A GUY? --A guy doesn't think before he speaks. --Eating and sleeping always come first. Always. --A guy may get married, but he doesn't have to like it. --It's tough to admit, but all guys are exactly the same. Blue Collar Comedy Star Bill Engvall is JUST A GUY. He's been one his whole life. He can't help it. He was born that way. And that makes him an expert on the subject. For the record, here's the official definition of a guy: A person who doesn't think before he speaks. He can't. He's not that deep. Because a guy has only three basic needs: eating, sleeping, and sex. That's it. JUST A GUY chronicles a lifetime in pursuit of those needs. In this hilarious and heartfelt memoir, Bill Engvall takes you on the rollicking ride of his life, beginning with his childhood in Texas and adolescence in Arizona, becoming a fixture in local emergency rooms, the result of massive amounts of non-thinking behavior trying to impress girls or torture his sisters; to high school in Dallas where he dabbled in an array of truly odd jobs, learned the trombone, and came of age, all strangely connected; to college and his tenure as his fraternity's social chairman, where he masterminded a series of legendary parties and attempted to rescue his pet bird while the house was burning down (not his fault, honest); to following his dream as a standup comic and, gulp, singer; to his brief stint in children's theater while sharing the stage and the back of a van with the director's dog, and as a movie extra with forked tongue and cloth claws; to his bumbling and riotous courtship, then marriage to Gail, the love of his life; and, finally, fatherhood, where he remains, to this day, a well-meaning, but flawed parent. Through it all, Bill gamely stumbles along, struggling to maintain a façade of confidence and control. Far from a superhero, Bill Engvall is an everyday Everyman, the poster boy for normal. The result is JUST A GUY who is disarming, perceptive, wildly funny, and unexpectedly moving. JUST A GUY will make you laugh out loud and tug at your heart. Hopefully, not at the same time.
Categories: Humor

The Fury The Reunion

The Fury   The Reunion

Now she saw Stefan bearing down with his white ash lance, pressing Klaus to his knees, forcing him backwards, farther and farther back, like a limbo dancer seeing how low he could go. And Bonnie could see Klaus's face now, ...

Author: L.J. Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444962703

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 400

View: 772

Dark, gripping and romantic - read the books that inspired the phenomenal Netflix vampire series. Books 3 and 4 in L. J. Smith's New York Times bestselling VAMPIRE DIARIES series.. The Fury (Book 3): Faced with the ultimate evil, Stefan and Damon must put their feud behind them and join forces with Elena to confront it - not knowing that, in doing so, they are finally sealing her fate ... The Reunion (Book 4): Damon is forced to put his trust in the brother he loathes when Elena is threatened by a terrifying evil. Can Stefan keep his promise to Elena and protect the town from its most powerful villain yet? Darker than Twilight, more punch than Buffy and bloodier than True Blood - enjoy this romance with real bite...
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

The Yellow Fairy Book

The Yellow Fairy Book

Now when Little Klaus again reached home with so much money he sent his boy to Big Klaus to borrow his bushel measure. 'What's this?' said Big Klaus. ... So he went himself to Little Klaus with the measure. ... before going on farther.

Author: Andrew Lang

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 9783849612696

Category:

Page: 321

View: 547

It is well for the fairy-loving public that Mr. Andrew Lang should go bravely on publishing his delightful Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow Fairy Books as if the cry of " too many books " had never been uttered. The juvenile clientele whom he addresses is an ever-increasing one and is as many-colored as Joseph's or as Parsifal's coat. So skilful a caterer as this keen-eyed Scotchman is not often found: an intellectual gourmand of the first water, long since awarded the cordon bleu in the fine art of fairy-tales, he knows what his public likes-the exacting, appreciative boy-and-girl public whose instinctive cleverness tells them what is good and what is not. His sympathetic nature makes all children congenial to him, and he has remained child enough, despite Homeric disquisitions and scientific fads in folk-lore, to pick out with infallible taste just what they like. " The Yellow Fairy Book" is full of tales from uncouth tongues like Polish, Hungarian, Russian and Red Indian, but also sprinkled with old favorites like Andersen's " Tin Soldier " and Grimm's "Iron Stone." A glimpse or two from the fanciful French "Cabinet des Fées " is also to be found in this capital collection, which is prefaced by a good-natured but sharp-tongued stricture on the false position of Mr. Laurence Gomme and his rather portentous Folk-Lore Society. This book is fully illustrated and annotated with a rare extensive biographical sketch of the author, Andrew Lang, written by Sir Edmund Gosse, CB, a contemporary poet and writer.
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The Complete Fairy Books Vol 1 12

The Complete Fairy Books  Vol 1 12

Big Klaus put down the sack with Little Klaus in it by the churchdoor, and thought that he might as well go in and hear a psalm before going on farther. Little Klaus could not get out, and everybody was in church; so he went in.

Author: Andrew Lang

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4064066057312

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 3086

View: 804

e-artnow presents to you this meticulously edited Andrew Lang's Complete Fairy Book Collection of classic fairytales, myths and folk tales. This epic collection includes the tales from Norse mythology, Arabian Nights, myths of American Indians, Australian Bushmen and African Kaffirs. The collections presents the greatest French, Spanish, Russian, Danish, Norwegian fairytales, Sicilian traditional tales, as well as stories from Persia, Lapland, Brazil, India, Romania, Serbia, Japan, China, Lithuania, Africa and Portugal…among others. _x000D_ Content:_x000D_ The Blue Fairy Book_x000D_ The Red Fairy Book_x000D_ The Green Fairy Book_x000D_ The Yellow Fairy Book_x000D_ The Pink Fairy Book_x000D_ The Grey Fairy Book_x000D_ The Violet Fairy Book_x000D_ The Crimson Fairy Book_x000D_ The Brown Fairy Book_x000D_ The Orange Fairy Book_x000D_ The Olive Fairy Book_x000D_ The Lilac Fairy Book
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Andrew Lang Fairy Books Complete Collection

The Andrew Lang Fairy Books  Complete Collection

Big Klaus put down the sack with Little Klaus in it by the church- door, and thought that he might as well go in and hear a psalm before going on farther. Little Klaus could not get out, and everybody was in church; so he went in.

Author: Andrew Lang

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547387923

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 2878

View: 205

DigiCat presents to you this meticulously edited Andrew Lang's Complete Fairy Book Collection of classic fairytales, myths and folk tales. This epic collection includes the tales from Norse mythology, Arabian Nights, myths of American Indians, Australian Bushmen and African Kaffirs. The collections presents the greatest French, Spanish, Russian, Danish, Norwegian fairytales, Sicilian traditional tales, as well as stories from Persia, Lapland, Brazil, India, Romania, Serbia, Japan, China, Lithuania, Africa and Portugal...among others. Content: The Blue Fairy Book The Red Fairy Book The Green Fairy Book The Yellow Fairy Book The Pink Fairy Book The Grey Fairy Book The Violet Fairy Book The Crimson Fairy Book The Brown Fairy Book The Orange Fairy Book The Olive Fairy Book The Lilac Fairy Book
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Fairy Books of Andrew Lang

The Fairy Books of Andrew Lang

had done, and what a wicked man he was, and that he ought to be punished; till Big Klaus was so frightened that he jumped into ... 'You shall pay for this dearly, Little Klaus! ... well go in and hear a psalm before going on farther.

Author: Andrew Lang

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 3090

View: 920

First published in the year 1984, famous writer H. C. Andersen's book 'Andersen's Fairy Tales' is a collection of fairy tales and magical stories.
Categories: Fiction

The Complete Coloured Fairy Books Blue Red Green Yellow Pink Grey Violet Crimson Brown Orange Olive Lilac Rose Fairy Book Hundreds of Beautifull Fairy Tales Little Red Riding Hood Snowhite Beauty and the Beast and Many Many More

The Complete Coloured Fairy Books  Blue  Red  Green  Yellow  Pink  Grey  Violet  Crimson  Brown  Orange  Olive  Lilac  Rose Fairy Book   Hundreds of Beautifull Fairy Tales   Little Red Riding Hood  Snowhite  Beauty and the Beast and Many Many More

Big Klaus put down the sack with Little Klaus in it by the churchdoor, and thought that he might as well go in and hear a psalm before going on farther. Little Klaus could not get out, and everybody was in church; so he went in.

Author: Andrew Lang

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781105850660

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 3944

View: 150

Andrew Lang's Fairy Books - also known as Andrew Lang's "Coloured" Fairy Books or Andrew Lang's Fairy Books of Many Colors - are a twelve-book series of fairy tale collections. The irony of Lang's life and work is that although he wrote for a profession-literary criticism; fiction; poems; books and articles on anthropology, mythology, history, and travel ... he is best recognized for the works he did not write.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

THE YELLOW FAIRY BOOK An Andrew Lang compilation

THE YELLOW FAIRY BOOK   An Andrew Lang compilation

Big Klaus put down the sack with Little Klaus in it by the church-door, and thought that he might as well go in and hear a psalm before going on farther. Little Klaus could not get out, and everybody was in church; so he went in.

Author: Various

Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781907256882

Category: Fiction

Page: 440

View: 358

There was a time when the president of the Folk Lore Society believed it was not acceptable for the editors of the day, Mr Andrew Lang and Mr. Joseph Jacobs, to publish fairy books. Their reply was that they did not see any harm in it, and they were ready to "put themselves on their country, and be tried by a jury of children." As to whether there are really any fairies or not, that is a difficult question. The Editor never saw any himself, but he knew several people who have seen them-in the Highlands-and heard their music. If ever you are in Nether Lochaber, go to the Fairy Hill, and you may hear the music your- self, as grown-up people have done, but you must go on a fine day. Again, if there are really no fairies, why do people believe in them, all over the world? The ancient Greeks, the old Egyptians, the Hindus, and even the Red Indians, and is it likely, if there are no fairies, that so many different peoples would have seen and heard them? This volume contains Russian, German, French, Icelandic, Red Indian, and other stories. The Editor cannot say 'good-bye' without advising children, as they pursue their studies, to read The Rose and the Ring, by the late Mr. Thackeray. He believes this book is quite indispensable in every child's library, and parents should be urged to purchase it at the first opportunity, as without it no education is complete, not to mention the benefit an ill child at the Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital will derive from it, both literally and financially. This book has been especially re-published to raise funds for The Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity. By buying this book you will be donating to this great charity that does so much good for ill children and which also enables families to stay together in times of crisis. And what better way to help children than to buy a book of fairy tales. Some have not been seen in print or heard for over a century. 33% of the Publisher's profit from the sale of this book will be donated to the GOSH Children's Charity. YESTERDAYS BOOKS for TODAYS CHARITIES
Categories: Fiction

Hessian Redemption

Hessian Redemption

Sergeant from going any farther. The moment Klaus heard Jamie's voice, he immediately knew something was terribly wrong. He turned and quickly sorted out Jamie's dodging of soldiers as he ran forward. Klaus hurried to meet him.

Author: Carolyn Beale Shotsky

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 9781457557989

Category: Fiction

Page: 738

View: 278

Set in Colonial America during the War for Independence, Hessian brothers Heinrich and Eberhard Haeger are conscripted into the German mercenary army that serves English King George III. The brothers are soon at odds and then separated in 1776 during battle. Their lives take very different directions as they are involved with the Burkhard family of Pennsylvania German Lutherans, Philadelphia Irish, New York Loyalists and members from Iroquois Nation. This is a story that will show the complexities and struggles of the time when our nation was very divided and strong Christian faith of individuals made the difference in America’s fight for freedom.
Categories: Fiction