The Merry go round

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

The Merry go round

Author: William Somerset Maugham

Publisher: NEW YORK DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY

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Page: 22

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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

Merry go round

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

Merry go round

Author: Ruth Heller

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780698116429

Page: 42

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

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 ...

One More Ride on the Merry Go Round

Author: Tiziano Terzani

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9350297167

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.

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.

The Merry go round in the Sea

Author: Randolph Stow

Publisher:

ISBN:

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.

Malo and the Merry Go Round

This delightfully offbeat tale, set in a whimsical forest of giant mushrooms and towering trees, teaches the importance of saying "I'm sorry," forgiveness, and friendship.

Malo and the Merry Go Round

Author: Maria Dek

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781616898755

Page: 34

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It's a beautiful day and Malo has promised to help his best friend Poto make pickles. But when Malo hears there's a new merry-go-round in the forest, all bets are off. Abandoning Poto, he rushes through the forest, ignoring a boar in need of help, snapping at a cuckoo, and smooshing a dung beetle's dung. When he finally finds the merry-go-round, Malo realizes that riding alone would be no fun at all. Lucky for Malo, his friend Poto not only forgives him, but also helps him set his other wrongs right with the forest animals. This delightfully offbeat tale, set in a whimsical forest of giant mushrooms and towering trees, teaches the importance of saying "I'm sorry," forgiveness, and friendship.

Stop The Merry Go Round I Want To Get Off

Most of us will find ourselves on the merry-go-round of life. This merry-go-round looks good, has a soothing sound but is going in circles. This book will help you begin going down the path to wholeness and freedom.

Stop The Merry Go Round I Want To Get Off

Author: Michelle Vann

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1329045521

Page: 46

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Most of us will find ourselves on the merry-go-round of life. This merry-go-round looks good, has a soothing sound but is going in circles. This book will help you begin going down the path to wholeness and freedom.

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.

Danny and the Merry Go Round

Author: Nan Holcomb

Publisher: Jason & Nordic Publishers

ISBN: 9780944727119

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.

Washington Merry Go Round

For most of three decades, Drew Pearson was the most well-known journalist in the United States.

Washington Merry Go Round

Author: Drew Pearson

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 1612346936

Page: 776

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For most of three decades, Drew Pearson was the most well-known journalist in the United States. In his daily newspaper column—the most widely syndicated in the nation—and on radio and television broadcasts, he chronicled the political and public policy news of the nation. At the same time, he worked his way into the inner circles of policy makers in the White House and Congress, lobbying for issues he believed would promote better government and world peace. Pearson, however, still found time to record his thoughts and observations in his personal diary. Published here for the first time, Washington Merry-Go-Round presents Pearson’s private impressions of life inside the Beltway from 1960 to 1969, revealing how he held the confidence of presidents—especially Lyndon B. Johnson—congressional leaders, media moguls, political insiders, and dozens of otherwise unknown sources of information. His direct interactions with the DC glitterati, including Bobby Kennedy and Douglas MacArthur, are featured throughout his diary, drawing the reader into the compelling political intrigues of 1960s Washington and providing the mysterious backstory on the famous and the notorious of the era.

The Bureaucratic Merry go round

Why are government workers in India so frequently transferred?

The Bureaucratic Merry go round

Author: Frank de Zwart

Publisher: Leiden University Press

ISBN:

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.

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.

The Merry Go Round Principle

Author: Catina Harris

Publisher: Xlibris Us

ISBN: 9781984529893

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.

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

Merry go round

Author: Joyce Thompson

Publisher: Random House Value Pub

ISBN:

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