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Terry Pratchett: The Shepherd's Crown (The Last Discworld Novel")

When the mother told her husband later that the goat had not only got the sheep into the pen but had also shut the gate after them, he thought that was a bit far-fetched, but it still made a good story down the pub, and the legend of Mephistopheles spread rapidly.
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My Chinese Workbook

Directions: You will be asked to speak in Chinese on different topics in the following two questions. In each case, imagine you are making an oral presentation to your class in Chinese.


Aww! You can tell your crush how you feel in Chinese.
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Karl Marx, Capital: Critique of Political Economy

Das Geld ist aber selbst Ware, ein äußerlich Ding, das Privateigentum eines jeden werden kann. Die gesellschaftliche Macht wird so zur Privatmacht der Privatperson. Die antike Gesellschaft verunglimpft es daher als die Scheidemünze ihrer ökonomischen und sittlichen Ordnung. Die moderne Gesellschaft, die schon in ihren Kinderjahren den Plutus an den Haaren aus den Eingeweiden der Erde herauszieht, begrüßt im Goldgral die glänzende Darstellung ihres eigenen Lebensprinzips.

Vaguely translated:

But the money itself is commodity, a superficial thing, which can become private goods of anyone. The economic power hereby becomes private power of the private person. The antique society denigrates it therefore as the divisional coin of its economic and moral order. The modern society, which drags out riches from the ground since childhood years, appreciates the golden grail as a shining portrayal of its own life principle.


It's about money.


Yup. Pretty interesting, considering that most people don't know what money exactly is.
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My Chinese Workbook

Directions: You will be asked to speak in Chinese on different topics in the following two questions. In each case, imagine you are making an oral presentation to your class in Chinese.


Aww! You can tell your crush how you feel in Chinese.
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qualeshia3 wrote:


Kuschelpython wrote:

Karl Marx, Capital: Critique of Political Economy

Das Geld ist aber selbst Ware, ein äußerlich Ding, das Privateigentum eines jeden werden kann. Die gesellschaftliche Macht wird so zur Privatmacht der Privatperson. Die antike Gesellschaft verunglimpft es daher als die Scheidemünze ihrer ökonomischen und sittlichen Ordnung. Die moderne Gesellschaft, die schon in ihren Kinderjahren den Plutus an den Haaren aus den Eingeweiden der Erde herauszieht, begrüßt im Goldgral die glänzende Darstellung ihres eigenen Lebensprinzips.

Vaguely translated:

But the money itself is commodity, a superficial thing, which can become private goods of anyone. The economic power hereby becomes private power of the private person. The antique society denigrates it therefore as the divisional coin of its economic and moral order. The modern society, which drags out riches from the ground since childhood years, appreciates the golden grail as a shining portrayal of its own life principle.


It's about money.


Yup. Pretty interesting, considering that most people don't know what money exactly is.


Your love life is about money?
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Darn you. I had to walk to the bookshelf and realize there are too many that are of equal distance because the magazine behind me stops at the 100th page.


Choose any book then.


Why did I pick a book on John Calvin's work (reference book)? I'll give one sentence, a paragraph takes up half the page.


It may be objected, that these special examples which can not be regarded as a general rule.
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Sword art online - Progressive 001

...neck, and the head flies off. For whatever reason that's been the pinnacle of any video game ninja's style. So Kotaro and Isuke wanted the martial arts skill to round out their perfect image of a ninja. But in that case... if they didn't know where to find this place, how did they know it involved the skill and that you knew about it, too?"
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Do you know what that means?
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Why did I get out of my comfortable seat to do this...

"Well-known independent e-marketplaces include PaperExchange (paper products), PlasticsNet (plastics), Altra Energy (electricity, natural gas, and crude oil), and XSAg.com (agricultural products). Small business buyers and sellers, in particular, benefit from independent e-marketplaces. These e-marketplaces offer suppliers an economical way to expand their customer base and reduce the cost of purchased products and services."
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(The Nolans ground their coffee at home. Francie loved to see Mama sitting debonairly in the kitchen with the coffee mill clutched between her knees, grinding away with a furious turn of her left wrist and looking up to talk sparklingly to Papa while the room filled up with the rich satisfying odor of freshly ground coffee.)

- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith

Classic literature and one of my all time favorite books.
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"Now see here, guy," said the voice, "you're not dealing with any dumb two-bit trigger-pumping morons with low hairlines, little piggy eyes and no conversation, we're a couple of intelligent caring guys that you'd probably quite like if you met us socially! I don't go around gratuitously shooting people and then bragging about it afterward in seedy space-rangers bars, like some cops I could mention! I go around shooting people gratuitously and then I agonize about it afterward for hours to my girlfriend!"

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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Blood feud ( Alyxandra Harvey )

I kept my hand on my borrowed sword, but I didn't unsheathe it. I tried one of my most charming smiles.
Nothing.
I shifted so I wouldn't knock isabeau off her feet if I needed to fight.
" is this your young man?" Kala whispered hoarsely, isabeau flicked me a glance.
" this is Logan drake, " she said. " Logan, this is kala."
" nice to meet you." My training was such that I could bow and keep a grip on my weapon at the same time. Kala cackled. There was no other word for it
" told you the bones never lie," she said. I could have sworn isabeau blushed.
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The Door to December

His main interest, his consuming interest, was murder, which was why he had no time for politics. Murder and murderers. Some people were capable of the most unthinkable brutality, and he was fascinated with them. Not those killers who were obviously lunatics. Not those who killed in mindless fits of rage or passion after being subjected to understandable provocation. But the others. They were amoral sociopaths, and he was never bored with them or their aberrant psychology. He wanted to understand them.


...I like him.
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John Steinbeck - Anthology of Short Novels (This excerpt is from "Tortilla Flat")

Danny was embarrassed. He looked at the floor, "It is nothing," he murmured. "It has no merit."
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Edda - Helgakviða Hundingsbana í Eddukvæði

14. Settisk vísi,
þá er vegit hafði
Alf ok Eyjólf,
und arasteini,
Hjörvarð ok Hávarð,
Hundings sonu;
farit hafði hann allri
ætt geirmímis.

Well... it means nothing out of context. It simply says that Helge took a rest below a cliff once he had outlived Hundings bloodline.
It's the only book I have in this house so I didn't pick out my favorite or anything
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