The Hand in the Dark

The Hand in the Dark

hand rested lightly on the white tablecloth, and the great ruby on his little finger gleamed fitfully in the light. "You haven't told us all the story yet," said Phil Heredith quietly. The other looked doubtfully at the ring of intent ...

Author: Arthur J. Rees

Publisher: 谷月社

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Category: Fiction

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Seen in the sad glamour of an English twilight, the old moat-house, emerging from the thin mists which veiled the green flats in which it stood, conveyed the impression of a habitation falling into senility, tired with centuries of existence. Houses grow old like the race of men; the process is not less inevitable, though slower; in both, decay is hastened by events as well as by the passage of Time. The moat-house was not so old as English country-houses go, but it had aged quickly because of its past. There was a weird and bloody history attached to the place: an historical record of murders and stabbings and quarrels dating back to Saxon days, when a castle had stood on the spot, and every inch of the flat land had been drenched in the blood of serfs fighting under a Saxon tyrant against a Norman tyrant for the sacred catchword of Liberty. The victorious Norman tyrant had killed the Saxon, taken his castle, and tyrannized over the serfs during his little day, until the greater tyrant, Death, had taught him his first—and last—lesson of humility. After his death some fresh usurper had pulled down his stolen castle, and built a moat-house on the site. During the next few hundred years there had been more fighting for restless ambition, invariably connected with the making and unmaking of tyrants, until an English king lost his head in the cause of Liberty, and the moat-house was destroyed by fire for the same glorious principle....
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The Morning and the Evening

The Morning and the Evening

The unexpected touch of the hand coming out of the dark sent him bolt upright. He stared straight ahead at the words, without seeing them. Then he sat back, let himself feel again how the hand had felt: soft. Softness he understood.

Author: Joan Williams

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781497694637

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

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Finalist for the National Book Award: Joan Williams’s unforgettable first novel is the story of a small Southern town struggling to care for one of its own In a rundown farmhouse in Mississippi, Jake Darby wakes up one morning to find his world forever changed. His long-suffering mother has died overnight, abandoning forty-year-old Jake, who is mute and, according to his neighbors, not quite right in the head. With no family to take him in, it is up to the townspeople of Marigold to take care of Jake, a grave responsibility that brings out the best—and the worst—of a community in which painful truths are usually hidden from sight. In such a place, even the kindest of acts can lead to the most tragic of outcomes. Heralded as the debut of a major new talent when it was first published in 1961, The Morning and the Evening won the John P. Marquand First Novel Award from the Book-of-the-Month Club and established Joan Williams as a leading voice in Southern literature. Elegant, compassionate, and deeply unsettling, it is a portrait of the human spirit in all of its flawed and intricate beauty, and a tale firmly grounded in reality yet told with all the power of myth.
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Research Methods in Language Variation and Change

Research Methods in Language Variation and Change

Likewise, to test the effect of weight, we need to compare items such as the boy's eyes with items such as the dark man's hand, which only differ in the weight of the possessor but not in animacy. If weight is a factor independent of ...

Author: Manfred Krug

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107469846

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 480

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Methodological know-how has become one of the key qualifications in contemporary linguistics, which has a strong empirical focus. Containing 23 chapters, each devoted to a different research method, this volume brings together the expertise and insight of a range of established practitioners. The chapters are arranged in three parts, devoted to three different stages of empirical research: data collection, analysis and evaluation. In addition to detailed step-by-step introductions and illustrative case studies focusing on variation and change in English, each chapter addresses the strengths and weaknesses of the methodology and concludes with suggestions for further reading. This systematic, state-of-the-art survey is ideal for both novice researchers and professionals interested in extending their methodological repertoires. The book also has a companion website which provides readers with further information, links, resources, demonstrations, exercises and case studies related to each chapter.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Power

The Power

They wait in the dark. They practise. They have to be certain they can do it all in one go, that no one will have time to reach for his gun. They pass the thing from hand to hand in the dark and marvel at it. Some of them had been held ...

Author: Naomi Alderman

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780670919970

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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WINNER OF THE 2017 BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S BEST BOOKS OF 2017 'Electrifying' Margaret Atwood 'A big, page-turning, thought-provoking thriller' Guardian All over the world women are discovering they have the power. With a flick of the fingers they can inflict terrible pain - even death. Suddenly, every man on the planet finds they've lost control. The Day of the Girls has arrived - but where will it end? 'The Hunger Games crossed with The Handmaid's Tale' Cosmopolitan 'Superb. Insightful, thrilling, funny. Well-crafted, compelling, serious-minded' Daily Telegraph 'Fascinating, ingenious, rattles with a furious pace. Deserves to be read by every woman (and, for that matter, every man)' The Times 'Irresistible. Holds a mirror up to the here and now' Mail on Sunday 'Chilling, thrilling, a blast' Financial Times 'A shocking, thrill-a-minute story' Observer
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The art of experimental natural history

The art of experimental natural history

In De augmentis scientiarum, literate experience is said to be an instrument, or a set of techniques, for guiding the experimenter from one experiment to the next, as if 'led by the hand' in the dark.43 Unlike the interpretation of ...

Author: Dana Jalobeanu

Publisher: Zeta Books

ISBN: 9786068266923

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Page: 344

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Dark Hand from Russia

Dark Hand from Russia

Then, Bill offered Mary a hand out of the boat. She readily accepted and led the way to the cabin. Lucan was the last to leave. He motioned for Bill to walk ahead of him. The dock was relatively narrow and two grown men could not ...

Author: Dragan Vujic

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469785994

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

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The Russian mob rules. Igor Oblomov is absolutely ruthless in all of his dealings. High ranking members of the local police department are on the take. A white slavery transaction goes awry. In the process, someones son is murdered and someones daughter is kidnapped. Where does one turn for justice? Ordinary people are thrown into a dark world not of their own choosing. Now, finding themselves in unfamiliar territory, they must fight the Russian mafia to the death. A horrible nightmare ensues.
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The Seduction of a Duke

The Seduction of a Duke

He raised his hand in the dark, inches off the mattress before she took his hand in hers. “I'm here.” He took her cool hand and pulled it to the middle of his chest, securing it with both hands. “Don't leave me.” “I won't.

Author: Donna Mac Means

Publisher: Donna MacMeans

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Category: Fiction

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Miscellaneous Documents

Miscellaneous Documents

... the door and had the key in nis hand , and just reached in his hand in the dark and took the box ; took it on his arm , and we went up to the house . When I say in the dark " I didn't mean that he was in the dark , but that tbe room ...

Author: United States. Congress. House

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ISBN: OXFORD:555039107

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Gathering Dark

Gathering Dark

He slid his hand through hers. The dark stone that shimmered into view drove Keira's ache deeper. She'd lost her history before she'd ever really found it. Even though it brought Darkside closer, she squeezed Walker's hand.

Author: Christine Johnson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471116216

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 512

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Keira Brannon is hallucinating. First it's a door hovering above the road; then it's a tree in the middle of her living room. But with her parents constantly fighting and her best friend not speaking to her, Keira can't tell anyone about her breakdown. Instead, she throws herself into her music, her one ticket out of her dead-end town. Then she meets Walker. Keira can't ignore their electric connection - or the fact that somehow Walker seems to be able to see the same strange, dark and shadowy images. Finally she feels like she has someone to confide in. But trusting Walker may be more dangerous than Keira could have ever imagined. The more she confides in him, the more intense - and frightening - her visions become. Because Walker is not what he appears to be. And neither are her visions…
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Shadows of the Past

Shadows of the Past

Away from the dark mass. “Rwyn!” I screamed. “Rwyn!” The darkness, outraged that I'd broken free of its predatory trance, struck at me. There was a moment of intense pain, as if I'd just dipped my hand in a pot of boiling water.

Author: J. Pelletier

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462867472

Category: Fiction

Page: 527

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MY NAME IS Jordan Reid and this is my story. Not that I expect anyone to believe what I write, here. To you, Im just a name on a page . . . but thats okay. Just knowing someone is reading this is enough. I can almost picture it. You, standing in a bookstore or library looking at the thousands of selections on the shelf. Trying to decide which one seems most worth your time. Reaching out, you take my book and leaf through the pages. Maybe you havent even bought the book yet. Maybe youre still just leafing through the pages. But that, too, is okay. Your interest means Ive reached someone. Somewhere . . .
Categories: Fiction