The Ragged Man

'The ragged man's a stealer o' souls!' Mihn shook his head. Llehden had its own
folklore; the region was one wellknown for its particular spirits and ghouls. The
stories weren't entertainment to the locals but rules to live by, otherwise their ...

The Ragged Man

Author: Tom Lloyd

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575088869

Page: 704

View: 614

There is a new Saviour in the Land - but the people may come to regret the 'peace' he offers ... Lord Isak is dead, his armies and entire tribe in disarray. It falls to King Emin to continue the war alone, and the Menin are only too happy to meet his challenge. In Byora, Ruhen is developing his 'Saviour' persona. The Harlequins start preaching in his name and many of the pilgrims who flock to him are recruited to be 'Children', disciples who spread Ruhen's message. All over the Land people are starting to see Ruhen as the answer to their troubles. A showdown is coming: battle lines are finally drawn and the atrocities quickly mount. The spectre of the Great War looms, but in this age the Gods cannot and will not come to King Emin's aid. With the peoples of the Land turning against Emin and his few remaining allies, their only chance for survival lies in the hands of a dead man.

Ragged Man

Ragged Man was making his way to the beach . He felt eyes upon him . He
turned , a turn that saved his life . Something slammed into him , knocking him
down and sending the gun flying . He felt cold steel slice into his shoulder , where
an ...

Ragged Man

Author: Jack Priest

Publisher: Bootleg Press

ISBN: 9780974524603

Page: 340

View: 891

The Grapes of Wrath

An' maybe half a the men walk off. But they's ... The ragged man went on
nervously, “Lemme tellya what to do when ya meet that fella says he got work.
Lemme ... The proprietor leaned forward in his chair, the better to see the ragged
dirty man.

The Grapes of Wrath

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440637121

Page: 544

View: 259

The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized—and sometimes outraged—millions of readers. First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads—driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. Out of their trials and their repeated collisions against the hard realities of an America divided into Haves and Have-Nots evolves a drama that is intensely human yet majestic in its scale and moral vision, elemental yet plainspoken, tragic but ultimately stirring in its human dignity. A portrait of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless, of one man’s fierce reaction to injustice, and of one woman’s stoical strength, the novel captures the horrors of the Great Depression and probes into the very nature of equality and justice in America. At once a naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, road novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck’s powerful landmark novel is perhaps the most American of American Classics. This Centennial edition, specially designed to commemorate one hundred years of Steinbeck, features french flaps and deckle-edged pages. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Grapes of Wrath the MAXNotes Literature Guides

The road - stop waitress and cook , the truck drivers , and the one - eyed man in
the wrecking yard are “ good guys " who help ... In more of the allegory of the
Exodus of the Israelites , the ragged man at the campground is like those sent out
in ...

Grapes of Wrath  the  MAXNotes Literature Guides

Author: Lee Cusick

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 9780738672861

Page: 94

View: 115

REA's MAXnotes for John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

The Return of the Mountain Man

Just a bite of food for my wife and kids. I'll work it out for you.” The storekeeper
waved his broom at the ragged man. “Get on with you. Get out of here. Go beg
somewhere else.” “I'll get down on my knees and beg you, mister,” the man said.

The Return of the Mountain Man

Author: William W. Johnstone

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0758244606

Page: 208

View: 160

William W. Johnstone's vivid, uncompromising novels stand as violent portraits of the rugged American frontiersman and the forces that forged him. In this powerful novel, Johnstone tells the story of a young Missourian forced by fate and violence into lawlessness--where he sees a chance to right the wrong that shattered his family and his soul. . . Smoke Jensen is a young man raised on loss and bitterness, nurtured by a mountain man named Preacher. Now, Smoke Jensen, with his, a new black horse and an old grudge, slips over the unmarked border into the turbulent Idaho Territory. Ahead is a town called Bury, built on stolen gold, and run by a band of ruthless men who had a hand in the murder of Smoke's brother in the Civil War. Smoke's father died in pursuit of those killers, but urged his son not to waste his life in vengeance. . . Swift, powerful and poetic, Return Of The Mountain Man is an action-packed tale by William W. Johnstone, an American master--and a great chronicler of our harsh and often unforgiving last frontier. Return of the Mountain Man "What do you mean, I can't come in?" Buck said, standing on the front porch of the Pink House.

Living on the Ragged Edge Workbook

The Man! The Bride Come Before Winter Compassion: Showing We Care in a
Careless World The Darkness and the Dawn Day by Day Dear Graduate
Dropping Your Guard Elijah: A Man of Heroism and Humility Encourage Me
Esther: A ...

Living on the Ragged Edge Workbook

Author: Charles R. Swindoll

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418559385

Page: 128

View: 451

In the never-ending quest for fulfillment, we sometimes convince ourselves that life would be better if we just had a different career . . . more education . . . a new spouse . . . a fresh start in another location. The solution to life's challenges, we think, is just around the corner, a few steps ahead?always just out of reach. Living on the Ragged Edge Workbook opens the pages of an ancient journal?the Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes. In this very personal, unbelievably honest book, King Solomon chronicles his search for satisfaction, experiencing everything the world offered. The wisest man who ever lived, he certainly had the intelligence and the vast resources to pursue whatever his heart desired?from personal riches to sexual pleasures. Solomon had it all. He did it all with abandon. And he came to the end of his days with the ultimate secret for the "good life." Do you want to know the secret? Do you want to know how to find joy and peace in this world gone mad? In this bestseller Charles Swindoll delivers his characteristic insights and wisdom in an exploration of the book of Ecclesiastes and brings home to you Solomon's powerful message for living at its best.


The ragged men bundled Eve out of the carriage and after a deft movement they
were through the hoarding and into the doorway and the stairwell that led into the
old ticket hall. Eve looked around her. The place was dingy, its tiled walls ...


Author: Ian Beck

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140881191X

Page: 368

View: 652

Pastworld. A city within a city. A city for excursions and outings. Pastworld is a theme park with a difference, where travellers can journey back in time for a brush with an authentic Victorian past. But what if the Jack the Ripper figure stopped play-acting and really started killing people? For Caleb, a tourist from the present day, his visit goes terribly wrong when his father is kidnapped and he finds himself accused of murder. Then Caleb meets Eve, a Pastworld inhabitant who has no idea the modern world exists. Both Caleb and Eve have roles to play in the murderer's diabolical plans - roles that reveal disturbing truths about their origins.

Sunset Under the Poet s Tree

At the outskirts of Glade, they saw a ragged-looking man traveling the road from
Stock. He limped painfully along the road, moving quickly as he could, calling out
to Leon and Timothy as they approached. “Thank the Winds I found you.

Sunset Under the Poet s Tree

Author: George S. J. Anderson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493148591

Page: 814

View: 639

When I see and hear the ubiquitous hype and media coverage for celebrities receiving acclaim after facing their ordeals with breast cancer, I hear words like bravery, stamina, devastating disease, how well they are handling the diagnosis, and how heroically they are getting on with their lives. Most of these same celebrities are alive and well after their diagnosis because of the work done by women like my late wife, Lois A. Anderson. Yet most people have never heard of her. If you want to read a book about real bravery, real stamina, and the power to make real changes that matter to the breast cancer story, you need to take the time to read this book. Lois came from a poor family, coming from conditions most of us would never ascend from, and made her mark upon the world. I do not want to be forgotten, she told me after being diagnosed with stage III breast cancer at the age of thirty-nine. She lived eighteen years after that diagnosis and, in many ways, changed the world with her knowledge, support, and political advocacy. Many throw money at research in an effort to move breast cancer out of the ranks of an incurable cancer into one where most will survive it. Lois didnt have money. She didnt have the media to tell of her many battles. What she did have was a spirit of hope, which she used to battle breast cancer on all fronts. This is the story of a remarkable woman who, in spite of the odds, not only survived but also turned an ordeal that would have devastated most of us into a shining example of what one person can do even when they are facing death. Sometimes you get the chance to change things, she often told me. In her short lifetime, even with cancer raging through her body, she took the chance and did that very thing. She not only fought her own personal battle with breast cancer but also fought the war against it. Lois pursued such an astonishing life from the moment she came into the world, overcoming many obstacles in her quest to rise above the ordinary, many conquered before breast cancer entered her life. I felt her story had to be told. She lived her short life, coming from very humble beginnings, rising from all of it, making changes she hoped would better everyone, when it ended on January 17, 2011. At the time of her death, she was considered a great breast cancer advocate known at the national level. She was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer at the age of thirty-nine, six days before her fortieth birthday, in 1992. Signs that could have cautioned her remained muted by an unsuspicious bruise she sustained from an injury several months before her fortieth birthday. In time, she was treated for the initial breast cancer and remained cancer-free for almost ten years, until cancer returned in 2001. Then when the odds seemed stacked against her, she fought the disease as a stage IV breast cancer survivor (metastatic breast cancer) from the time of that dire discovery until she died in January 2011. She lived eighteen years from the time she was diagnosed, against all prognostications allowing her only five years of survival. Over the last six months of her life, I began writing a story where I escaped the realities of losing my wife to something I had no control over. In a way, it transitioned into a metaphoric fable, a parallel story of her life. Between the lines, I allowed myself the chance to create an alternate world where the real trials Lois and I experienced on our last road together eventually made some sense to me in our unpredictable world. After she died, I began the long process of chronicling her amazing biography and believed I could finish the fictional one. Both stories represent a process of coming to terms with her death and a promise I made to not let her be forgotten. I began writing her real life story in late February 2011. After I started, I found stories and journals Lois had written about herself tucked away in boxes and old folders throughout the house.

Realities of Irish Life

ragged man . “ I ' ll bet ye a five - pound note this minute , and let his honour
hould the stakes , that my charācter is far preferable to yourn . ' * Five pounds ! '
returned the other contemptuously , ' where would the likes of ye get five pounds

Realities of Irish Life

Author: William Steuart Trench




View: 507


The ragged man's voice was a thirsty whisper. Paul had to strain to listen. He was
saying: 'Are you the police?' Paul felt a flash of merriment – not for Jonathan
Reese, but at his own expense, for the clusterfuck that was currently his life.


Author: Neil Cross

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857200305

Page: 256

View: 313

Even though he is still young, Kenny has just weeks to live. Before he dies, he wants to find his childhood best friend Callie Barton and thank her for the kindness she showed him when they were at school together. But when Kenny begins his search, he discovers that Callie Barton has gone missing. Although cleared of any involvement, her husband Jonathan seems to be hiding something. Kenny has no choice but to take matters into his own hands. And knowing that time is running out on him, he's prepared to do whatever it takes . . .


XXVII Happy now? ishall show you my photograph album This was the day when
i cut my finger there was a tall man on bumbatuk stilts and a ragged man glowing
to drums when the painful red wet running went down the pink shells and the ...


Author: Kamau Brathwaite

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819571007

Page: 140

View: 334

Kamau Brathwaite is a major Caribbean poet of his generation and one of the major world poets of the second half of the twentieth century. Elegguas—a play on “elegy” and “Eleggua,” the Yoruba deity of the threshold, doorway, and crossroad—is a collection of poems for the departed. Modernist and post-modernist in inspiration, Elegguas draws together traditions of speaking with the dead, from Rilke’s Duino Elegies to the Jamaican kumina practice of bringing down spirits of the dead to briefly inhabit the bodies of the faithful, so that the ancestors may provide spiritual assistance and advice to those here on earth. The book is also profoundly political, including elegies for assassinated revolutionaries like in the masterful “Poem for Walter Rodney.” Throughout his poetry, Brathwaite foregrounds “nation-language,” that difference in syntax, in rhythm, and timbre that is most closely allied to the African experience in the Caribbean, using the computer to explore the graphic rendition of nuances of language. Brathwaite experiments using his own Sycorax fonts, as well as deliberate misspellings (“calibanisms”) and deviations in punctuation. But this is never simple surface aesthetic, rather an expression of the turbulence (in history, in dream) depicted in the poems. This collection is a stunning follow-up to Brathwaite’s Born to Slow Horses (Wesleyan, 2005), winner of the Griffin International Poetry Prize.

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

There were one or two men who did it all. For that matter, not many of Rushton's
men were very skilful at it either. ... This man had been out of work for a long time
before he got a start at Rushton's, and he was very anxious not to lose the job, ...

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Author: Robert Tressell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192804532

Page: 649

View: 367

This novel tells the story of a group of working men who are joined one day by Owen, a journeyman-prophet with a vision of a just society. Owen's spirited attacks on the greed and dishonesty of the capitalist system rouse his fellow men from their political quietism.


The ragged men and boys were as thick as eels in vinegar. A 50,000 ... Slicker
was an attorney and solicitor ; he was an old man, and a sharp man. Slicker had
grey ... No one, man or boy, was worth his salt unless he was sharp. An old man ...






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With large folding colored cartoons, by the celebrated Matt Morgan.


The ragged man from the ballroom stood there, the man who controlled the loks.
The horses shrieked, and both Nicholas and Godfather cried out a warning, but
the man was too quick. He grabbed Clara by the arm and wrenched her out into ...


Author: Claire Legrand

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442465980

Page: 464

View: 919

To find her abducted father and keep her sister safe from the lecherous politicians of 1899 New York City, seventeen-year-old Clara must journey to the wintry kingdom of Cane, where Anise, queen of the faeries, has ousted the royal family in favor of herown totalitarian, anti-human regime.

The Blast

No, men. Just men with power. Has power of some men over all men ever been
separated from tyranny? Never. Do the influential feel ... H, papal See the ragged
man! O Yes, my son; ... The working man hasn't got anything but his labor power.

The Blast

Author: Alexander Berkman

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 9781904859086

Page: 242

View: 241

Explosive writing, reporting and rhetoric of Berkman, Emma Goldman, and others who attempted revolution in 1916-17.

Beast Quest 1 Ferno the Fire Dragon

The ragged man groaned. “I said, we're doomed!” “Ah, you're from the village of
Weirdoom,” said the Clerk, carefully writing this down. “Where's that?” “No, no,”
said the ragged man impatiently, “I mean, we're all doomed!” “The village of ...

Beast Quest  1  Ferno the Fire Dragon

Author: Adam Blade

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545414679

Page: 80

View: 977

One boy's journey to help his village becomes a quest to save the kingdom. Features a fearsome new beast in every book! Strange things are happening in Tom's village. First, the horses were attacked. Then, the river dried up. Now, the last of the crops has mysteriously burnt to the ground. Everyone is terrified. But Tom isn't afraid. He's always dreamed of a quest-a real quest!-and vows to go to the king and bring help for them all. But Tom soon learns that his village is not the only one in trouble. People are in trouble all over the kingdom. Hope is nearly lost. That is, until Tom is sent on the greatest quest of all--the Beast Quest.

The Ragged Astronauts

He had covered almost half the distance to the nearest guard and unless the man
turned soon he was going to die without even knowing what had hit him. The
man turned. His face contorted, the mouth curving downwards, as he shouted a ...

The Ragged Astronauts

Author: Bob Shaw

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575110961

Page: 310

View: 485

Land and Overland - twin worlds a few thousand miles apart. On Land, humanity faces a threat to its very survival - an airborne species, the ptertha, has declared war on humankind, and is actively hunting for victims. The only hope lies in migration. Through space to Overland. By balloon. The Ragged Astronauts - first volume in an epic adventure filled with memorable characters, intense action, engaging notions, exotic locales. Winner of the BSFA Award for best novel, 1986

Ghost Train to the Eastern Star

A monk with a bundle slung over his shoulder was being pestered by a ragged
Burmese man. The monk was speaking English and trying to give the man some
money—some folded worn bills. “No, two dollah,” the Burmese man said.

Ghost Train to the Eastern Star

Author: Paul Theroux

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547348584

Page: 511

View: 280

Thirty years after the epic journey chronicled in his classic work The Great Railway Bazaar, the world’s most acclaimed travel writer re-creates his 25,000-mile journey through eastern Europe, central Asia, the Indian subcontinent, China, Japan, and Siberia.Half a lifetime ago, Paul Theroux virtually invented the modern travel narrative by recounting his grand tour by train through Asia. In the three decades since, the world he recorded in that book has undergone phenomenal change. The Soviet Union has collapsed and China has risen; India booms while Burma smothers under dictatorship; Vietnam flourishes in the aftermath of the havoc America was unleashing on it the last time Theroux passed through. And no one is better able to capture the texture, sights, smells, and sounds of that changing landscape than Theroux.Theroux’s odyssey takes him from eastern Europe, still hung-over from communism, through tense but thriving Turkey into the Caucasus, where Georgia limps back toward feudalism while its neighbor Azerbaijan revels in oil-fueled capitalism. Theroux is firsthand witness to it all, traveling as the locals do—by stifling train, rattletrap bus, illicit taxi, and mud-caked foot—encountering adventures only he could have: from the literary (sparring with the incisive Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk) to the dissolute (surviving a week-long bender on the Trans-Siberian Railroad). And wherever he goes, his omnivorous curiosity and unerring eye for detail never fail to inspire, enlighten, inform, and entertain.PAUL THEROUX was born in Medford, Massachusetts, in 1941 and published his first novel, Waldo, in 1967. His fiction includes The Mosquito Coast, My Secret History, My Other Life, Kowloon Tong, Blinding Light, and most recently, The Elephanta Suite. His highly acclaimed travel books include Riding the Iron Rooster, The Great Railway Bazaar, The Old Patagonian Express, Fresh Air Fiend, and Dark Star Safari. He has been the guest editor of The Best American Travel Writing and is a frequent contributor to various magazines, including The New Yorker. He lives in Hawaii and on Cape Cod.

Shakespeare Sense

Falstaff emphasizes the ragged man's wounds. This Lazarus, shunned by the rich
man and all but dogs, looks like those pressed into service (and for that matter
those who embody the second half of King Lear): they are wounded outcasts, ...

Shakespeare   Sense

Author: Simon Smith

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474273246

Page: 400

View: 124

Shakespeare | Sense explores the intersection of Shakespeare and sensory studies, asking what sensation can tell us about early modern drama and poetry, and, conversely, how Shakespeare explores the senses in his literary craft, his fictional worlds, and his stagecraft. 15 substantial new essays by leading Shakespeareans working in sensory studies and related disciplines interrogate every aspect of Shakespeare and sense, from the place of hearing, smell, sight, touch, and taste in early modern life, literature, and performance culture, through to the significance of sensation in 21st century engagements with Shakespeare on stage, screen and page. The volume explores and develops current methods for studying Shakespeare and sensation, reflecting upon the opportunities and challenges created by this emergent and influential area of scholarly enquiry. Many chapters develop fresh readings of particular plays and poems, from Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear, and The Tempest to less-studied works such as The Comedy of Errors, Venus and Adonis, Troilus and Cressida, and Cymbeline.

Death on the River

The man ignores the warning and steps forward. “Stop!” the kid yells again, a
note of panic entering his voice. “I swear to God I'll shoot.” He cocks his musket. I
want to stop the ragged man but I'm scared to cross the dead line and face the ...

Death on the River

Author: John Wilson

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 1554694582

Page: 208

View: 142

Set during the last year of the American Civil War, Death on the River portrays the grim brutality of war through the eyes of a young soldier. After the older brother he worshipped is killed in battle, young Jake Clay joins the Union Army in the spring of 1864, determined to make his parents proud and honor his brother's death. His dreams of glory vanish, however, when he is wounded and taken prisoner in his first battle at Cold Harbor, Virginia, and confined to the Confederate prison camp at Andersonville, where 30,000 soldiers face violence, disease and starvation. Frightened and disillusioned, Jake takes up with Billy Sharp, an unscrupulous opportunist who shows him how to survive, no matter what the cost. By the war's end Jake's sleep is haunted by the ghosts of those who have died so he could live. When the camp is liberated, Jake and Billy head north on the Mississippi riverboat Sultana, overcrowded far beyond its capacity. Unknown to Jake, the fateful journey up river will come closer to killing him than Andersonville did, but it will also provide him with his one chance at redemption.