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| Luck

Posted by admin at 2007, December 28, 2:41 AM
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I was at a dinner in London given in honor of one of the most celebrated English military men of his time. I do not want to tell you his real name and titles. I will just call him Lieutenant General Lord Arthur Scoresby. I can not describe my excitement when I saw this great and famous man. There he sat, the man himself, in person, all covered with metals. I could not take my eyes off him. He seemed to show the true mark of greatness, his fame had no effect on him. The hundreds of eyes watching him, the worship of so many people did not seem to make any difference to him.Next to me sat the clergyman who was an old friend of mine. He was not always a clergyman. During the first half of his life he was a teacher in the military school at Woolwich. There was a strange look in his eye as he l ...

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| Golden Wedding Part 2

Posted by admin at 2007, December 28, 2:40 AM
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Today, we bring you the second part of the story Golden Wedding written by Ruth Suckow. Last week we told you about Mr. and Mrs. Willie, they felt old and thought nobody cared about them. Then to their great surprise, their children gave them a lovely party to celebrate their fifty years of marriage - their golden wedding anniversary! And what a dinner it was! Here is Shirley Griffith to tell you about it.Everyone was there, children and grand children and friends - everyone! And it was for them, for her and Pa. Like Pa say they were old that no one cared about them, how silly! This day was just as wonderful as she had hoped. All these people were here to honor her, to show that her life was important. All around the table faces smiled, everyone ate and said how good it was. The women try ...

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| Golden Wedding Part 1

Posted by admin at 2007, December 28, 2:39 AM
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Mrs. Willie turn to her husband and said, "Pa, you are to change your clothes. " "Why are you in such a hurry?" "Well," she answered, "you want to be ready when George comes, don't you?" "Oh, he will not come, how can he get his car through all this snow." Mrs. Willie quickly answered, "Yes, yes he will, Pa. They invited us to their home, didn't they? So you go now and put on your good clothes." Mr. Willie said something under his breath, he still looked angry, but he obeyed his wife. She watched him go and thought, "Why does he do this?"He always acted this way, ever since they got married fifty years ago. Every time he knew he ought to do something, he protested. So it was every time they had to go somewhere.George will not come today, it was just like Pa to say that. If he knew h ...

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| The Cask of Amontillado

Posted by admin at 2007, December 9, 2:54 PM
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Our story today is called "The Cask of Amontillado." It was written by Edgar Allan Poe.Storyteller: Fortunato and I both were members of very old and important Italian families. We used to play together when we were children.Fortunato was bigger, richer and more handsome than I was. And he enjoyed making me look like a fool. He hurt my feelings a thousand times during the years of my childhood. I never showed my anger, however. So, he thought we were good friends. But I promised myself that one day I would punish Fortunato for his insults to me.Many years passed. Fortunato married a rich and beautiful woman who gave him sons. Deep in my heart I hated him, but I never said or did anything that showed him how I really felt. When I smiled at him, he thought it was because we were friends. ...

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| Jacob Have I Loved

Posted by admin at 2007, December 9, 2:53 PM
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Our story is called Jacob Have I Loved ,by Katherine Paterson. It received the Newbery Award for the best book written for young people in the United States. The story takes place on Rass Island in the Chesapeake Bay along the eastern coast of the United States, near Maryland and Virginia. The story is told by Sara Louise Bradshaw, a 13-year-old girl who lives with her parents and her twin sister Caroline.Rass Island lies as low as the back of a turtle on the dark green water of the Chesapeake Bay. We Bradshaws have lived here for more than two hundred years. I love Rass Island although for much of my life I did not think I did.During the summer of 1941, every morning McCall Purnell and I would get my small boat and go out to catch shellfish called crabs. Watermen on our island sell crab ...

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