The Merry go round in the Sea

In 1941, Rob Coram is six.

The Merry go round in the Sea

Author: Randolph Stow

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780143570684

Page: 378

View: 977

In 1941, Rob Coram is six. The war feels far removed from his world of aunties and cousins and the beautiful, dry landscape of Geraldton in Western Australia. But when his favourite, older cousin, Rick, leaves to join the army, the war takes a step closer. When Rick returns from the war several years later, he has changed and Rob feels betrayed. The old merry-go-round that represents Rob's dream of utopia (the security of his family and of the land that is his home) begins to disintegrate before his eyes.

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

View: 717

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.

More Merry go round

Sequel to Washington Merry-Go-Round, an anonomously published collection of gossip-ridden news items concerning key figures in public service.

More Merry go round

Author: Robert Sharon Allen

Publisher: New York, Liveright, Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 474

View: 854

Sequel to Washington Merry-Go-Round, an anonomously published collection of gossip-ridden news items concerning key figures in public service.

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

ISBN:

Page: 22

View: 911

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

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

Merry Go Round

Author: Helme Heine

Publisher: Barrons Juveniles

ISBN: 9780812053937

Page: 26

View: 915

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

The Wizard of Oz and the Magic Merry go round

Astrid and Tyler take a magical ride on an old merry-go-round, the same merry-go-round that their parents rode on many years ago.

The Wizard of Oz and the Magic Merry go round

Author: Roger S. Baum

Publisher: The Overmountain Press

ISBN: 9781570722455

Page: 32

View: 475

Astrid and Tyler take a magical ride on an old merry-go-round, the same merry-go-round that their parents rode on many years ago.

PM Storybooks Red Level Set 1 the Merry Go Round

A seemless transition from Level 2/3 PM Starters to PM Red Level Story books is made even easier by the overlapping of high frequency words and sentence structures.

PM Storybooks   Red Level Set 1 the Merry Go Round

Author: Beverley Randell

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780174026792

Page:

View: 505

A seemless transition from Level 2/3 PM Starters to PM Red Level Story books is made even easier by the overlapping of high frequency words and sentence structures. Helping your pupils progress step-by-step through the reading process using a variety of approaches and strategies.

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

View: 300

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.

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

View: 128

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