The Merry go round

The Merry go round

Example in this ebook CHAPTER I All her life Miss Elizabeth Dwarris had been a sore trial to her relations.

Author: William Somerset Maugham

Publisher: NEW YORK DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY

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Example in this ebook CHAPTER I All her life Miss Elizabeth Dwarris had been a sore trial to her relations. A woman of means, she ruled tyrannously over a large number of impecunious cousins, using her bank-balance like the scorpions of Rehoboam to chastise them, and, like many another pious creature, for their soul’s good making all and sundry excessively miserable. Nurtured in the evangelical ways current in her youth, she insisted that her connections should seek salvation according to her own lights; and, with harsh tongue and with bitter gibe, made it her constant business to persuade them of their extreme unworthiness. She arranged lives as she thought fit, and ventured not only to order the costume and habits, but even the inner thought of those about her: the Last Judgment could have no terrors for any that had faced her searching examination. She invited to stay with her in succession various poor ladies who presumed on a distant tie to call her Aunt Eliza, and they accepted her summons, more imperious than a royal command, with gratitude by no means unmixed with fear, bearing the servitude meekly as a cross which in the future would meet due testamentary reward. Miss Dwarris loved to feel her power. During these long visits—for, in a way, the old lady was very hospitable—she made it her especial object to break the spirit of her guests; and it entertained her hugely to see the mildness with which were borne her extravagant demands, the humility with which every inclination was crushed. She took a malicious pleasure in publicly affronting persons, ostensibly to bend a sinful pride, or in obliging them to do things which they particularly disliked. With a singular quickness for discovering the points on which they were most sensitive, she attacked every weakness with blind invective till the sufferer writhed before her, raw and bleeding: no defect, physical or mental, was protected from her raillery, and she could pardon as little an excess of avoirdupois as a want of memory. Yet, with all her heart, she despised her victims, she flung in their face insolently their mercenary spirit, vowing that she would never leave a penny to such a pack of weak fools; it delighted her to ask for advice in the distribution of her property among charitable societies, and she heard, with unconcealed hilarity, their unwilling and confused suggestions. With one of her relations only, Miss Dwarris found it needful to observe a certain restraint, for Miss Ley, perhaps the most distant of her cousins, was as plain-spoken as herself, and had, besides, a far keener wit whereby she could turn rash statements to the utter ridicule of the speaker. Nor did Miss Dwarris precisely dislike this independent spirit; she looked upon her in fact with a certain degree of affection and not a little fear. Miss Ley, seldom lacking a repartee, appeared really to enjoy the verbal contests, from which, by her greater urbanity, readiness, and knowledge, she usually emerged victorious: it confounded, but at the same time almost amused, the elder lady that a woman so much poorer than herself, with no smaller claims than others to the coveted inheritance, should venture not only to be facetious at her expense, but even to carry war into her very camp. Miss Ley, really not grieved to find some one to whom without prickings of conscience she could speak her whole mind, took a grim pleasure in pointing out to her cousin the poor logic of her observations or the foolish unreason of her acts. No cherished opinion of Miss Dwarris was safe from satire—even her evangelicism was laughed at, and the rich old woman, unused to argument, was easily driven into self-contradiction; and then—for the victor took no pains to conceal her triumph—she grew pale and speechless with rage. To be continue in this ebook
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The Merry go round

The Merry go round

Nick, Kate and James are having a ride on the merry-go-round.

Author: Beverley Randell

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 1869555422

Category: Beginner reader

Page: 16

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Nick, Kate and James are having a ride on the merry-go-round.
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One More Ride on the Merry Go Round

One More Ride on the Merry Go Round

Then, one day, as he looks at the sun rising over the mountains, he stumbles upon the one truth that has eluded him: death is as desirable and eternal as life itself.A bestseller in Europe, this is a book about modern medicine and ...

Author: Tiziano Terzani

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9789350297162

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 608

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When he is diagnosed with cancer, in the silence of the hospital room broken only by the swish of cars outside, Italian writer Tiziano Terzani realizes that his whole life has been one long ride on a merry-go-round where he has always journeyed without a ticket. Now, for the first time, the ticket collector has come to demand his dues. At first, Terzani turns to Western medicine for a cure, but a question soon begins to haunt him: is cancer, as the doctors say, an enemy that needs to be destroyed, or is it a friend one can talk to? Travelling had always been a way of life for him, so he decides to make another trip, in search of a solution - to India. This final ride turns out to be very different though. And more difficult. Because every step, every choice - often between reason and faith, between science and magic - is inextricably linked to his own survival. As he crisscrosses the country from an ashram in Coimbatore to a hut in Almora, the external journey in search of a cure transforms into an inner journey and a return to the divine roots of man. Then, one day, as he looks at the sun rising over the mountains, he stumbles upon the one truth that has eluded him: death is as desirable and eternal as life itself. A bestseller in Europe, this is a book about modern medicine and alternative cures, and the quest to understand the true meaning of mortality.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Merry go round in the Sea

The Merry go round in the Sea

Evocative novel set in wartime Australia and its aftermath, seen through the childhood eyes of 6-year-old Rob Coram.

Author: Randolph Stow

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105039735803

Category: Australian fiction

Page: 276

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Evocative novel set in wartime Australia and its aftermath, seen through the childhood eyes of 6-year-old Rob Coram.
Categories: Australian fiction

The little red horse on the merry go round

The little red horse on the merry go round

Finding out what a good friendship is worth! A light and humorous text, recommended for 3 year olds on. The illustrations are attractive and colorful. Subject-matters are always very close to the world of children.

Author: Eliana Sá

Publisher: Sá Editora

ISBN: 9788582020043

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 16

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Finding out what a good friendship is worth! A light and humorous text, recommended for 3 year olds on. The illustrations are attractive and colorful. Subject-matters are always very close to the world of children.
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Merry go round

Merry go round

Author: Arthur Schnitzler

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ISBN: UOM:39015008793781

Category: Authors, German

Page: 90

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Merry go round

Merry go round

Rhyming text and illustrations present explanations of the various types of nouns and rules for their usage.

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ISBN: 0448403153

Category: English language

Page: 42

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Rhyming text and illustrations present explanations of the various types of nouns and rules for their usage.
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Merry Go Round

Merry Go Round

During a holiday with Auntie Dumpling, Uncle Plod, and Mr. Brainy, Katie shows them how to put a little variety in their lives.

Author: Helme Heine

Publisher: Barrons Juveniles

ISBN: 0812053931

Category: Holidays

Page: 26

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During a holiday with Auntie Dumpling, Uncle Plod, and Mr. Brainy, Katie shows them how to put a little variety in their lives.
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Up and Down on the Merry Go Round

Up and Down on the Merry Go Round

In this rhyming story, children describe the sights and sounds of riding on the merry-go-round.

Author: Bill Martin, Jr.

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805016383

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Depicts in words and pictures the unforgettable childhood thrill of riding on an old-fashioned merry-go-round.
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The Bureaucratic Merry go round

The Bureaucratic Merry go round

Why are government workers in India so frequently transferred?

Author: Frank de Zwart

Publisher: Leiden University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015033966436

Category: History

Page: 145

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Why are government workers in India so frequently transferred? The official explanation is that this policy was adopted to prevent corruption and promote efficiency. In reality, according to this thought-provoking new analysis, this policy is a cause of corruption and inefficiency. The author wonders why frequent transfers persist if they defeat their own aims. Using extensive fieldwork data and literature analyses, he discusses politics, history, culture and principals of organisation, and presents a clear and vivid picture of India's political and bureaucratic life.
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Danny and the Merry Go Round

Danny and the Merry Go Round

Danny, who has cerebral palsy, is faced with another frustrating day at the playground watching the other children play, until a friendly gesture from another kid gives him an unexpected adventure and helps him feel better about himself.

Author: Nan Holcomb

Publisher: Jason & Nordic Publishers

ISBN: 0944727115

Category: Cerebral palsy

Page: 32

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Danny, who has cerebral palsy, is faced with another frustrating day at the playground watching the other children play, until a friendly gesture from another kid gives him an unexpected adventure and helps him feel better about himself.
Categories: Cerebral palsy

Getting Off the Merry Go Round of Compulsive Behaviors

Getting Off the Merry Go Round of Compulsive Behaviors

This easily readable book makes an excellent adjunct to insight-oriented psychotherapy."Kathleen B. Unger, M.D.Northern California Psychiatric Physician"Perez is at her best in translating complex material into reader-friendly terms.

Author: Carlos Perez

Publisher: Wellness Institute, Inc.

ISBN: 1587411180

Category: Self-Help

Page: 296

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Getting Off The Merry-Go-Round Of Compulsive BehaviorsThe Merry-go-round can consist of alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, overeating, overspending, dead-end relationships, obsessive sex, driven work, or any number of compulsive behaviors can range from merely bothersome to life threatening. Regardless of the compulsive patterns all such behavior can deflect your energy and rob you of genuine happiness. Getting Off The Merry-Go-Round Of Compulsive Behaviors provides clear, simple advice for ridding yourself of compulsive behaviors. Psychiatrist-author Carla Perez shares her own personal experience with compulsive behaviors as well as with numerous patients she has helped eliminate their compulsive behaviors...".a new approach...achievable solutions and supportive advice."Patricia HoltSan Francisco Chronicle..".highly pragmatic self-help volume. This easily readable book makes an excellent adjunct to insight-oriented psychotherapy."Kathleen B. Unger, M.D.Northern California Psychiatric Physician"Perez is at her best in translating complex material into reader-friendly terms. Please reward yourself by reading this book."John BradshawAuthor, Bradshaw On: The FamilyAbout The AuthorCarla Perez, M.D. has practiced psychiatry since 1971. She went into radio in 1980 and is now a regular consultant on radio and television appearing on "Oprah," "Donahue," "Today," and "Good Morning America. Mother of four, she lives and practices in San Francisco.
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Merry go round

Merry go round

Schuyler Rykken inherits an old merry-go-round from his mother's lover, and he and his new wife, Marty, defy a mercenary, local tycoon to keep it operating

Author: Joyce Thompson

Publisher: Random House Value Pub

ISBN: UCAL:B4368861

Category: Oregon

Page: 273

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Schuyler Rykken inherits an old merry-go-round from his mother's lover, and he and his new wife, Marty, defy a mercenary, local tycoon to keep it operating
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The Merry go round in the Sea

The Merry go round in the Sea

Randolph Stow is acknowledged as one of Australia's finest writers and his fifth novel, "The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea", first published in 1965, remains his most popular in Australia.

Author: Dickon Oxenburgh

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ISBN: 0868197882

Category: National characteristics, Australian

Page: 95

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Randolph Stow is acknowledged as one of Australia's finest writers and his fifth novel, "The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea", first published in 1965, remains his most popular in Australia. It's a semi-autobiographical account of Rob Coram's growth from the age of six to fourteen, in the West Australian coastal town of Geraldton, and its surrounding pastoral districts, in the 1930s and 1940s.
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The Merry Go Round Principle

The Merry Go Round Principle

Because our society has been compromised with many shades of gray, this book is a must-have if you want a resource that helps to reinforce rock-solid values that are rooted in truth and goodness to your children in a practical and fun way.

Author: Catina Harris

Publisher: Xlibris Us

ISBN: 1984529897

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Page: 70

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The Merry-Go-Round Principle is filled with good solid values that teach children the importance of kindness, goodness, patience, and honesty. It teaches children the dangers of selfishness, unkindness, and insincerity and that when they do bad, they are only hurting themselves. It also teaches that when a person is good to someone else, they immediately reap a reward that will eventually come back to them in the form of the goodness they gave to another. Because our society has been compromised with many shades of gray, this book is a must-have if you want a resource that helps to reinforce rock-solid values that are rooted in truth and goodness to your children in a practical and fun way. The book tells the story of twelve different children who have varying personality traits, and these personality traits both help and harm the children depending on how they exercise these traits. First, you will be introduced to Sassy Sally, who has a really sassy mouth. She doesnt mean to be disrespectful when she speaks, but oftentimes she is. Sally learns the Merry-Go-Round Principle the hard waythat the sassy things you say to others will eventually work their way back around to you. Next, you will meet Grateful Gladys. She is a grateful giver. Gladys learns through experience that giving is good because when you give, it creates space in your own life to receive more good. Greedy Greg is the next character introduced to the reader. Greg is always seeking to get more than what he has. Hes a natural competitor, but he uses his competitive nature in not-so-good ways. Other characters you will meet through your reading include Polite Polly, Selfish Fred, Sincere Sam, Sneaky Pete, Mean Mike, Helpful Hannah, Hopeful Hope, Truthful Tray, and Shy Samantha. They are all beautiful children who are growing and developing in life, but they need positive parenting in order to prevent negative habits and patterns from forming in their early lives.
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