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By Daniel Defoe

ISBN-10: 0199572836

ISBN-13: 9780199572830

'A Casement violently opened simply over my Head, and a girl gave 3 frightful Skreetches, after which cry'd, Oh! loss of life, dying, Death!'

Purporting to be an eye-witness account, the magazine of the Plague yr is a checklist of the devastation wrought via the nice Plague of 1665 at the urban of London. Defoe's fictional narrator, recognized basically as 'H. F.', recounts in bright aspect the growth of the affliction and the determined makes an attempt to include it. He catalogues the emerging demise toll and the transformation of the town as its voters flee and those that stay stay in worry and depression. particularly it's the tales of appalling
human pain and grief that supply Defoe's striking fiction its compelling old veracity.

This revised version contains accomplished notes, a whole topographical index, and a brand new advent to the best paintings of plague literature.

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Ray Feldman removed the ring from the display case and handed it to Gena. ” Gena placed the ring on her finger. It fit perfectly, no sizing necessary. It was the one. If there was ever such a thing as The Ring of Life, this was it. It was a white gold ring, with diamonds embedded around the band, and a three-karat solitaire mounted on top. It shone in the light, like a sparkler on the Fourth of July. “I’ll take it,” Gena told him. Ray choked on his saliva. ” he asked. “Cash. Good ol’ cash,” Gena told him.

Jerrell laughed. “All you niggas got the dough somewhere else. The dough ain’t never nowhere around, it’s always a muthafuckin’ drive away. You got fucking priceless-ass paintings and shit in this bitch, but no fucking dough. What, a thief a steal my hundred Gs but not your hundred-thousanddollar painting? You got a muthafuckin’ original Paul Goodnight over your fucking fireplace. ” Jordan asked. ” Jerrell shouted. ” TRUE TO THE GAME II 39 Jordan smiled and lifted his pistol in the air, showing it to Jerrell.

Gena honked the horn, causing the other people in the showroom to jump. Outta the way, mad bitch in a Porsche, coming through! Candace peered down at Gena. ” Gena smiled and shifted her glance toward Candace. ” Candace shook her head. ” Gena glanced down at the speedometer, which stopped at 250 mph. ” Candace asked. “I’ll take it,” Gena told her. TAKE THAT aula opened the door to Gah Git’s house using her key. She peeked into the family room. ” Gah Git peeked from out of the kitchen. “I’m here.

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