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In fiction, the adventurer figure or Picaro may be regarded as a descendant of the knight-errant of Medieval romance. Like the knight, the adventurer roams through episodic encounters, usually involving wealth, romance, or fighting. Unlike the knight, the adventurer was a realistic figure, often lower class or otherwise impoverished, who is forced to make his way to fortune, often by deceit. Also, an adventurer is a roguish hero of low social class who lives by his or her wits in a corrupt society.

 
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O Lobo que Virou Homem e Outras Histórias

By: Marcelo Hipolito

Três sinistras histórias do escritor Marcelo Hipólito, autor dos romances Lúcifer: o primeiro anjo e O Mago de Camelot: a saga de Merlin para coroar um dragão.

As luzes da alvorada despontaram pálidas no horizonte, quando o lobo finalmente despertou. Suas entranhas ardiam em fogo e agonia. Se a maldição do lobo liberava a besta adormecida no interior dos homens, aos lobos concedia-lhes o fardo da humanidade. Assim, o lobo ferido deixou o tronco berrando de dor. Ele se transformava: seus pelos caíam e as feições caninas suavizavam. Um impulso incontrolável ergueu-o nas patas traseiras. Estas viraram pés; as dianteiras, m...

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Two Zen Monks

By: Barry Rachin

Sarah is travelling to rural Maine to visit an old friend, Midge Parker, who disappeared under peculiar circumstances almost a decade earlier. She drives 400 miles only to discover that Midge has moved on again without leaving any forwarding address. But the journey's end offers an unexpected revelation.

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民国币值改革风云录 : 民国币值改革风云录

By: 俞小明 yuxiaoming; 俞小明 俞

《铁血除弊事》是一部精彩万分的悬疑谍战网络文学,故事之所以精彩,除了人物塑造较为成功之外,关键在于本书的时代背景:1950年6月,朝鲜战争爆发,美国出兵朝鲜,杜鲁门下令第七舰队进驻台湾海峡。 故事就是在这一历史关键转折点铺展开来的,局势对当时的国民党非常不利,五月舟山、海南相继沦陷,若战事无法继续扭转,台湾就岌岌可危了。山雨欲来风满楼,此刻的台湾岛内民众要求反腐消除积弊的声浪此起彼伏,蒋总裁为了挽回民心,同年下令枪毙了陈仪,把228事件的历史罪责都归咎于陈仪一人。 为了挽救濒临灭亡的国民党政权,蒋建丰结合当年自己在上海打老虎时期的失败教训,重新组建起了一支铁血救国会,目的是希望铁血救国会能够在香港反腐缉私事务中发挥积极作用,找到国民党内部大老虎们在香港走私洗钱的确凿证据,自己也好借此机会在岛内开展整顿党务工作,从而肃清党内的腐败分子和内奸,净化党员队伍。唯有如此,台湾岛内新的币值改革才有成功的一线生机。 为了推行新的币值改革,铁血救国会不惜远赴香港搜集情报,然而一场看不见的血雨腥风正在等待着他们,在朝鲜战争疑云密布下,各路人...

《铁血除弊事》是一部精彩万分的悬疑谍战网络文学,故事之所以精彩,除了人物塑造较为成功之外,关键在于本书的时代背景:1950年6月,朝鲜战争爆发,美国出兵朝鲜,杜鲁门下令第七舰队进驻台湾海峡。 故事就是在这一历史关键转折点铺展开来的,局势对当时的国民党非常不利,五月舟山、海南相继沦陷,若战事无法继续扭转,台湾就岌岌可危了。山雨欲来风满楼,此刻的台湾岛内民众要求反腐消除积弊的声浪此起彼伏,蒋总裁为了挽回民心,同年下令枪毙了陈仪,把228事件的历史罪责都归咎于陈仪一人。 为了挽救濒临灭亡的国民党政权,蒋建丰结合当年自己在上海打老虎时期的失败教训,重新组建起了一支铁血救国会,目的是希望铁血救国会能够在香港反腐缉私事务中发挥积极作用,找到国民党内部大老虎们在香港走私洗钱的确凿证据,自己也好借此机会在岛内开展整顿党务工作,从而肃清党内的腐败分子和内奸,净化党员队伍。唯有如此,台湾岛内新的币值改革才有成功的一线生机。 为了推行新的币值改革,铁血救国会不惜远赴香港搜集情报,然而一场看不见的血雨腥风正在等待着他们,在朝鲜战争疑云密布下,各路人...

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民国币值改革风云录

By: 俞小明 Yuxiaoming; 俞小明 俞

《铁血除弊事》是一部精彩万分的悬疑谍战网络文学,故事之所以精彩,除了人物塑造较为成功之外,关键在于本书的时代背景:1950年6月,朝鲜战争爆发,美国出兵朝鲜,杜鲁门下令第七舰队进驻台湾海峡。 故事就是在这一历史关键转折点铺展开来的,局势对当时的国民党非常不利,五月舟山、海南相继沦陷,若战事无法继续扭转,台湾就岌岌可危了。山雨欲来风满楼,此刻的台湾岛内民众要求反腐消除积弊的声浪此起彼伏,蒋总裁为了挽回民心,同年下令枪毙了陈仪,把228事件的历史罪责都归咎于陈仪一人。 为了挽救濒临灭亡的国民党政权,蒋建丰结合当年自己在上海打老虎时期的失败教训,重新组建起了一支铁血救国会,目的是希望铁血救国会能够在香港反腐缉私事务中发挥积极作用,找到国民党内部大老虎们在香港走私洗钱的确凿证据,自己也好借此机会在岛内开展整顿党务工作,从而肃清党内的腐败分子和内奸,净化党员队伍。唯有如此,台湾岛内新的币值改革才有成功的一线生机。 为了推行新的币值改革,铁血救国会不惜远赴香港搜集情报,然而一场看不见的血雨腥风正在等待着他们,在朝鲜战争疑云密布下,各路人...

《铁血除弊事》是一部精彩万分的悬疑谍战网络文学,故事之所以精彩,除了人物塑造较为成功之外,关键在于本书的时代背景:1950年6月,朝鲜战争爆发,美国出兵朝鲜,杜鲁门下令第七舰队进驻台湾海峡。 故事就是在这一历史关键转折点铺展开来的,局势对当时的国民党非常不利,五月舟山、海南相继沦陷,若战事无法继续扭转,台湾就岌岌可危了。山雨欲来风满楼,此刻的台湾岛内民众要求反腐消除积弊的声浪此起彼伏,蒋总裁为了挽回民心,同年下令枪毙了陈仪,把228事件的历史罪责都归咎于陈仪一人。 为了挽救濒临灭亡的国民党政权,蒋建丰结合当年自己在上海打老虎时期的失败教训,重新组建起了一支铁血救国会,目的是希望铁血救国会能够在香港反腐缉私事务中发挥积极作用,找到国民党内部大老虎们在香港走私洗钱的确凿证据,自己也好借此机会在岛内开展整顿党务工作,从而肃清党内的腐败分子和内奸,净化党员队伍。唯有如此,台湾岛内新的币值改革才有成功的一线生机。 为了推行新的币值改革,铁血救国会不惜远赴香港搜集情报,然而一场看不见的血雨腥风正在等待着他们,在朝鲜战争疑云密布下,各路人...

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Letter to My Parents Contest in Chicago 2015

By: Letter to My Parents Contest

Family unity is what helps people grow both as individuals and as members of society.

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Huckleberry Finn : Easy English Edition

By: Dave Mckay

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was first printed in 1884, eight years after Mark Twain wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. It starts up where the other story finished, and the two books together are believed to be the best that Mark Twain ever wrote. There are truths that Twain tries to get people to think about through this book. One is to make us laugh at some of the crazy things that we believe without any good reason to believe them; and the other is is to mak...

He jumped up shouting, and the first thing the light showed was the snake coiled up for another jump at him.

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ظاهرة الاستقلاب في النص النبوي والتاريخي : حديث سد الأبواب أنموذجاً

By: السيد نبيل الحسني

مقدمة الكتاب «الحمد لله على ما أنعم، والشكر بما ألهم، والثناء بما قدم، من عموم نعم ابتدأها، وسبوغ آلاء أسداها، وتمام منن أولاها، جم عن الإحصاء عددها، ونأى عن الجزاء أمدها، وتفاوت عن الإدراك أبدها»( ). والصلاة والسلام على خير الأنام وعلى آله الهداة إلى الإسلام. وبعد: لم يزل النص التاريخي هو المادة التي تغذي مراحل النمو الحياتي للمجتمعات وبناء المنظومات الفكرية للحضارة الإنسانية منذ أن عرفت الإنسانية أهمية المعلومة؛ ومن ثم احتاجت إلى تدوينها أو روايتها بحسب صدورها الزم...

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Dick Goes to the Bank : An Avery Dick Adventure Story

By: Avery Dick

He’s expendable, vulnerable and flat-broke; the ideal candidate for his employer of last resort, the U.S. State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service. But his part-time employment opportunity at McDonald’s is a pretty close runner-up. That’s because retired special agent Avery Dick takes on the dangerous, difficult assignments for his Uncle Sam that others shun because they’re just too damn life threatening and not career enhancing in the slightest. Avery doesn’t have...

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The Mystery Trip

By: Donna Zeller

Perfect for pre-teens - mystery genre.

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Jason Test : 123: 123

By: Jason Stejskal

Describe this test

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Trillion $ with V.Grzhibovskiy : Fantastic Trillion

By: Vyacheslav Stanislavovich Grzhibovskiy; Vyacheslav Stanislavovich Grzhibovskiy

Description : this book describe ton per trillion $

Excerpt : Synthesis per this one year of 50000 tons of this Diamonds with quality per one ton from this One Trillion $ USA .

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The Great Galactic Treasure Hunt : A Science Fiction Adventure: A ...

By: Ingo Potsch; Ingo Potsch

The Great Galactic Treasure Hunt follows a number of individuals who for some reason or the other didn’t make it in the densely populated, highly civilised worlds of the big states; often consisting of a large number of inhabited planets with many billions of citizen on each world. There, life is safe and orderly, well-regulated, tidy and highly controlled. The vast majority of individuals of all described species lives on such worlds; and they like their life there. Yet...

When the gigantic trans-galactic cargo ship Ostia entered the hyperspace Arcus Stream, it was high noon local time right under it on a planet named Vato Lehibe. She had left the stationary orbit around Vato Lehibe early in the morning. Vato Lehibe was a booming mining planet. Its rock was of a deep red colour and contained high concentrations of aluminium and other metals. As the resources’ deposits began just under the surface, scrap mining was possible and profitable. ...

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Florovsky’s 'The Boundaries of the Church’ in Dialogue with the Re...

By: Ph.D. Steven D. Aguzzi

"The purpose of this essay is threefold. First, I seek to trace a brief history of the concept of catholicity within the Reformed tradition and offer this historical context as an explanation for its resistance to traditional conceptions of the Church. Second, I will show how Georges Florovsky’s work “The Boundaries of the Church,” offers a better point of reference for Orthodox dialogue with Churches of the Reformed Tradition than other Orthodox ecclesiologies, such...

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Touring Nuremberg by Streetcar - Token

By: James Terry Martin

Each token theme is summarized and placed in context. Other related art is depicted to enhance the presentation.

A wonderful series of Nürnberg – Fürth Strassenbahn (Streetcar) tokens were issued during the Weimar Republic, following the Great War. While they can be classified as transportation tokens they are commonly attributed as German notgeld (emergency money). Notgeld was used during the inflationary period brought on by reparations payments stipulated by the terms of the Treaty of Versailles after WWI.

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The Sonnets of William Shakespeare : The Reader's Library

By: William Shakespeare; Neil Azevedo, Editor

A new edition of the sonnets of William Shakespeare complete and unabridged. ISBN: 978-1-932023-43-5. https://www.facebook.com/williamralpheditions

138: When My Love Swears That She Is Made of Truth When my love swears that she is made of truth, I do believe her, though I know she lies, That she might think me some untutored youth, Unlearned in the world’s false subtleties. Thus vainly thinking that she thinks me young, Although she knows my days are past the best, Simply I credit her false speaking tongue: On both sides thus is simple truth suppressed. But wherefore says she not she is unjust? And where...

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The World in Kaleidoscopic Hues : Malayalam-English Digital Magazi...

By: Ved from Victoria Institutions, Compiler

Literary and historical themes

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LIARS - News Industry : What Happens When the Left Loses Control O...

By: Frank B. Thompson

This is a fictional account of events leading up to the violent overthrow of today’s liberal media institutions. The novel is not written from the perspective of the messengers, but the real reasons for the media’s behavior and one sidedness: the puppet masters, those at the top who are really calling the shots. The Brian Williams(s), the Diane Sawyer(s), the Walter Cronkite(s); those are, or were, simply the mouthpieces, the talking heads, the emissaries, the window dr...

Review by: Frank Lee on July 22, 2014 : Great book! Even though the author classifies this is as fiction, make no mistake. There are facts in here. Also there are familiar players in here (renamed of course). Barack Obama, Hitlery Clinton, Bill Clinton, George Bush, and even John McCain... all present and accounted for. What is fiction is what happens... very enjoyable read! It should be a wake up call for dum dums who still think US News sources like CNN and MSNBC are "unbiased".

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Paleo For Beginners : A 14-Day Paleo Diet Plan For A Simple Start ...

By: Marc Morris

Are You Ready For Paleo? Paleo Has Taken The World By Storm & And Changed Millions Of Lives Simply By Eating The Foods Our Bodies Were Designed To Eat. It has been proven that if you are new to the Paleo Diet, the best way to get started and stay on track is to start with a Paleo Diet Plan. That is where this 14-Day Paleo Diet comes into play. We designed the meals so that they are simple to make, healthy, and delicious. Here Is a Sample of What's Inside: Satur...

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A Survival Guide for Young Writers

By: Hibah Shabkhez

Aye, art thou among the misguided creatures this world doth call writers? Then, my child, This waifling of a booklet is for thee……

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Into the Darkness : Stories & Poems

By: Hibah, Savez, Ibreez, Zorez, Areez, Naukhez, Maiza Shabkhez

FOREWORD Sarusai Hiryu Once upon a time, a poet wrote “An Apologie for poetry”. Well, he succeeded in deserving the applause he accorded. But now, here’s poetry – and prose - that genuinely needs to be ‘apologised’ for … let us see how the spiritual descendants of our renowned apologist fare… Bon courage, mes ‘hypocrites lecteurs’. Et bienvenu, mes ames soeurs

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