*This Book is annotated (it contains a detailed biography of the author). *An active Table of Contents has been added by the publisher for a better customer experience. *This book has been checked and corrected for spelling errors. The Guards Came Through and Other Poems is a volume collecting 17 poems written by Arthur Conan Doyle first published in 1919 by John Murray. Many of them concern wartime experiences.
The Guards Came Through and Other Poems is a volume collecting 17 poems written by Arthur Conan Doyle.
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Independently Published
The Guards Came Through and Other Poems is a volume collecting 17 poems written by Arthur Conan Doyle. Most of these poems qualify under the genre of war poems, mostly about World War I. The poems as a whole are mostly with somewhat conventional rhyming schemes and deal with such themes as bravery, life and death, and the question of whether we have free will or subject to fate.
He woke in the morning to the guard's impatience, and was urged to step down
onto a small platform; and he sat there on a bench until he came to himself, out
among the wideopen paddocks, in the immense light. This used to happen long ...
Author: Robert Gray
Publisher: Giramondo Publishing
Category: Coffs Harbour (N.S.W.)
Long regarded as one of Australia's greatest poets, Robert Gray (winner of every major Australian poetry prize, and widely studied in schools and universities) has now penned his autobiography. His life spans the landscape of our nation. This is the most important literary biography of 2008! Sure to be reviewed across the nation.
Simon complied and then the guard took a pair of silver handcuffs and put them over Simon's wrists, locking the ... the prisoner to save Simon from another
beating by ensuring Simon was awake and standing when the guards came to
Author: Christopher J. Farmer
Democrahive is the government of the future, a transnational government that emerges from the fires of the Fifth World War. Under the leadership of 'the board', the citizens of Democrahive all have jobs, even if many do the jobs of one. Nearly all major diseases like cancer have been cured and the technological progress of humankind has never been stronger. However, there are prices to be paid by the citizen in this new political system, especially for men. Doctor Simon Willdash is one such Democrahive citizen, a microbiologist with the Secular-Washington Department of Agriculture. When a radical animal rights terrorist group unexpectedly unleashes a recombinant virus upon the world, Doctor Simon Willdash is called in by the board to save Democrahive. Now all Simon has to do is convince himself the system is worth saving.
As Blacky was back in his cell, he thought it was around five when the guard came over to him, gave him a cup of coffee and a sandwich. He would always
give Blacky a sandwich at least twice a week. The guards' wife made an extra ...
Author: Joanne Augello
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This is an amazing story about a man who is well known throughout the pool world. The life that he lived will keep you in suspense. Somethings he does, you would never think of doing! What kind of person was he and why did he do the things that he did. He may have been a pool player, but what else was he! Why did he go to reformatories and prison! Was he with the mob or just friends with them! What has become of him today!
He had to kill him, even though this guard was in great need of repentance,
confession, and absolution. Steffan had no choice. ... She was aiming for the
guard's neck when another guard came through the doorway and knocked her
Author: Melanie Dickerson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Category: Young Adult Fiction
A plague of rats. A giant beast outside the village walls. A host of missing children. And one young woman determined to save her people. In 1424 Hamlin, Katerina faces threats from all sides. An outbreak of rats has overtaken the village, a mysterious beast is on a killing rampage of the village’s children, and her evil stepfather is a dark presence inside the walls of her own home. Katerina is determined to hunt and kill the Beast of Hamlin herself before more lives are lost. When Steffan, the handsome but brash duke’s son, comes to town seeking glory and reward, Katerina decides he might be the ally she’s been looking for—even though the sweet music he plays on his pipe seems the only gentle thing about him. But there’s more to Steffan than she suspects, and she finds drawn to him despite her misgivings. Can Katerina and Steffan stop the enemy from stealing every child of Hamlin? Or will their interference create a worse fate for them all? Melanie Dickerson delivers another exciting fairy tale journey of intrigue and romance in this reimagining of the classic Pied Piper story.
There were guards on horseback patrolling the entire perimeter. They eventually
stopped at a large house also surrounded by guards. P] wondered how they got
the material here to build the house. Not his worry. Two guards came over to the
Author: Harry Brooks
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Xlibris website book description Although the term All In is usually used when a poker player bets all of his chips, the author has very cleverly applied the term to the actions of PJ Gould, in his quest for revenge. All In, is a fast moving novel that takes the reader on an exciting journey from the Middle East, through the cocaine jungle of Columbia South America, then to Las Vegas and ends up in New York in the boardroom of one of the largest companies in the United States. It is the story of PJ Gould, the adopted son of a middle class Jewish family from Philadelphia. When he learns he has a twin brother, Walter, who has been raised by the Lippincotts, one of the countries richest families in America, he realizes but for the luck of the draw, their situations could have been reversed. Although Walter Lippincott invites his twin brother to join him in the family business, PJ chooses instead to visit Israel after graduating from college. It is there he discovers his Judaism, and enlists in the Sayeret Matkal, Israels elite and most celebrated commando unit. The Sayeret Matkal is comparable to the US militarys Delta Force and is responsible for some of Israels high profile security missions. They also conduct highly sensitive assassinations, sabotage, and psychological warfare projects. PJ became an expert in all of these. He earned the reputation of the best in the business, and after leaving the Sayeret Matkal, he was recruited by the CIA. After fifteen years of performing political assassinations, he finally reached a point when he no longer wished to continue in the killing business. That was when he retired and moved to Las Vegas ,where he became a high stakes poker player. He played the game of poker the same way he lived his life. When he attempted to do something, he was all in. He never did anything half hearted. In poker, all in means you could be betting all of your money on the turn of a card. When he played this way, sometimes he won with the best hand. Other times he would win by bluffing the other players. After his twin brother and girlfriend are murdered gangland style, PJ vows revenge. Then when the Las Vegas police department warns him not to get involved, he explains to them that he intends to goAll In. There is no way they can prevent him from taking revenge. In life like in poker, sometime, you have to go ..all in. The story takes the reader on a roller coaster ride from Las Vegas to New York, and from there to Chicago and back. You will meet Anita, his brothers widow, Joey Sconsi a would be wise guy, and Joseph Cantelli, an old world Mafia Don. You will be introduced to Tozzi, the hit man, and Sid Mastro, the unlucky ex-con who finds himself in the middle of an ill conceived murder plot. The characters will jump off the page and keep you wondering what will happen next. All In is a must read.
The guard gave one last look, and then walked on. More guards came. They
carried a woman. Other guards carried an old rajah dressed in fine clothing. “
How can the rajah sleep through all this noise?” thought Passepartout. Then he
saw that ...
Author: Jules Verne
Publisher: EDCON Publishing Group
Bring The Classics To Life Series. These novels have been adapted into 10 short chapters that will excite the reluctant reader as well as the enthusiastic one. Let the Classics introduce Kipling, Stevenson, and H.G. Wells. Readers will embrace the notion of Crusoe's lonely reflections, the psychological reactions of a Civil War soldier at Chancellorsville, and the tragedy of the Jacobite Cause in 18th Century Scotland. Knowledge of Classics is a cultural necessity and these will improve fluency, vocabulary and comprehension through a high Interest / low readability format. Each eBookis divided into 10 short high quality illustrated chapters - Was written using McGraw-Hill's Core Vocabulary - Has been measured by the Fry Readability Formula - Defines and uses in context new vocabulary, prior to each chapter.
Within the next ten minutes, it was to be reported that Cheryl had left the guard
post. It Seems that a Staff Sergeant, Regimental Sergeant-Major AO and the
Adjutant, Captain Whattoff (later Major, now retired), all came through the gate
and saw ...
Author: Nicholas Blake
Publisher: The Stationery Office
Nicholas Blake QC was appointed on 15th December 2004 to review the circumstances surrounding the deaths of four soldiers at Deepcut between 1995 and 2002. The Review covers in detail the deaths of three soldiers, Sean Benton, Cheryl James and Geoff Gray: the fourth death, that of James Collinson, was subject to an outstanding inquest and so was not investigated in detail, nor are the inquest results. The Review also deals with aspects of Army policy on recruitment and training over a ten year period, and matters relating to the Training Regiment at Deepcut. The review has concluded that, on the balance of probabilities, the deaths of Sean Benton, Cheryl James and Geoff Gray were self-inflicted, and that the opportunity for self-infliction was afforded by the policy of frequently assigning trainees to armed guard duty at Deepcut, unsupervised by experienced soldiers or members of the Military Provost Guard. The Review does not feel that a public inquiry into the immediate or broader events surrounding the deaths is necessary. Sean Benton, who had attempted self-harm on at least two occasions in the months before he died, had had disciplinary problems in his Army career, had been notified that his discharge from the Army was being applied for, and had previously been denied access to a weapon on guard duty; on the day of his death he obtained the weapon from another trainee under false pretences. There was no evidence that Cheryl James or Geoff Gray posed a risk of self-harm, and no certainty as to what might have led them to their actions. They had both performed frequent armed guard duties at remote locations, which might have made them unhappy, and combined with other personal factors may have made them more susceptible to self-harm at the time of their deaths. There was no evidence of bullying in any of the three cases. Factors contributing to the deaths might have been: the training environment at Deepcut, causing low morale through poor accommodation, limited recreational facilities, and the balance between privacy and dormitory life; unsupervised access to weapons; supervision of trainees; discipline, bullying and informal sanctions; ventilation of grievances; poor instructors. The Review makes 34 recommendations covering: recruitment, screening of recruits and parental involvement; training for minors and the length of training; provisions for minors during training; supervisory ratios; the quality of instructors; information on standards of conduct; collective responsibility; making and responding to complaints; investigating complaints; record-keeping; an ombudsman for the armed forces; guard duty; sudden deaths; disclosure and confidentiality; whether there is a need for a public inquiry.
The guard came over and said, “Chaplain, that's alright, you don't have to be
searched. You have reached your office.” I had finally reached the inner part of
the prison some two hours later. As I turned in a circle to see my surroundings, I
Author: Dr. L.H. Kelley
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Chaplain Kelley enters the prison ministry an baby among con artist and killers. How will this play out during the yrs to come as he meets face to face with wolves. Will these murders, witches,hitmen,drug dealers change him or will he change them. His adventures will take him into the deepest of part of the prison and into the deepest torn souls.
A male guard came over and fingered his pistol in its holster. Two other men
quickly checked the rest of the crowd, then let them through. The blast door on
this side swung closed, and stayed that way. Ilse was left alone with the guards.
Author: Joe Buff
In his electrifying first novel Joe Buff instantly established himself as the ultimate chronicler of 21st-century warfare by taking military fiction and submarine combat to a new level of authenticity, vision, and power. Thunder in the Deep picks up where Deep Sound Channel left off, bringing to life a frightening seascape where technology pushes warriors to new extremes, and warriors push technology to the max. This time the difference between victory and defeat hinges on the two most advanced nuclear attack submarines in the world. The Challenger is the weapon of the future, a ceramic-hulled nuclear attack submarine whose electronic eyes and ears are the most advanced ever created. It is commanded by acting captain Jeffrey Fuller, a former SEAL turned submariner whose aggressiveness has made him a rising star — and sometimes scares the hell out of his crew. Fuller’s mission is to rescue the Virginia-class fast attack sub Texas, now lying on the bottom of the Atlantic just off the Azores. But the enemy — a newly resurrected and fanatically militaristic Germany — knows where the Texas is, too, and knows the Challenger is coming. It is Challenger the Germans want, dispatching their own high-tech supersub, the Deutschland, to destroy her. In this war your enemy is a blip on a console hardwired into an integrated nuclear weapons system. Ships are vaporized off the surface of the sea, nuclear shock waves unleash deadly tsunami waves, and smart submarines do battle with smart aircraft sent to hunt them down. For Jeffrey Fuller and the Challenger, for the men on board the Deutschland, the race beneath the ocean’s surface across a horrific underwater war zone will demand every bit of courage and skill they can muster just to survive. Before it’s over, the Challenger’s mission is radically redefined: Fuller, his SEALs, and freedom fighter Ilse Reebeck are sent into Germany itself — to plant a nuke right in the gut of the enemy’s power structure. Thunder in the Deep plunges the reader into the middle of some of the fiercest and most thrilling depictions of underwater warfare ever written. It is an electrifying novel of military strategy and action, a powerful tale of technology and humanity that will have you breathlessly turning pages until the explosive climax.
The first time that I set my eyes on guards ? ... I ask , if you saw him do any I saw
his horse spring forward ; he reached thing before be was under the bulk ? over
his horse ... Did you see him among themob ? him , till the foot - guards came ...
We were traveling down this dirt road through the woods for what seemed to be
hours. My right temple was beginning to go ... Two of the guards came over to my
door and slid it open and escorted me out. We made our way towards the plane.
He decided to enhance their chances of passing without trouble. Soon the last
vehicle was processed Rouch pulled up until he was directed to stop by the East
German guard. The guard came over to the driver's window and demanded to
Author: Jon T. Harris
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
As the cold war winds down, forces within the old Soviet guard struggle to retain the superiority by launching a desperate move into Western Europe. Phil Swain, while on his first assignment with US intelligence is caught in the middle as the world collapses around him. Protecting vital information that may stop the world from spiraling into a nuclear holocaust, Swain must escape warring armies as the fighting swirls around him.
Listen started to cry, and one of the guards came over and thumped himself on
the chest. “Samson,” he announced. He flexed his muscles. “Did you understand
what we were talking about?” asked Matt. “Nyet. Samson.” Thump, thump. “That's
Author: Nancy Farmer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Young Adult Fiction
As the teenage ruler of his own country, Matt must cope with clones and cartels in this “electric blend of horrors and beauty” (Publishers Weekly), the riveting sequel to the modern classic House of the Scorpion, winner of the National Book Award, a Newbery Honor, and a Printz Honor. Matt has always been nothing but a clone—grown from a strip of old El Patron’s skin. Now, at age fourteen, he finds himself suddenly thrust into the position of ruling over his own country. The Land of Opium is the largest territory of the Dope Confederacy, which ranges on the map like an intestine from the ruins of San Diego to the ruins of Matamoros. But while Opium thrives, the rest of the world has been devastated by ecological disaster—and hidden in Opium is the cure. And that isn’t all that awaits within the depths of Opium. Matt is haunted by the ubiquitous army of eejits, zombielike workers harnessed to the old El Patron’s sinister system of drug growing—people stripped of the very qualities that once made them human. Matt wants to use his newfound power to help, to stop the suffering, but he can’t even find a way to smuggle his childhood love, Maria, across the border and into Opium. Instead, his every move hits a roadblock, some from the enemies that surround him…and some from a voice within himself. For who is Matt really, but the clone of an evil, murderous dictator? Is his true destiny already predetermined by his genes?
The guards looked over when the Elders came through the hallway. They were
talking and laughing, having just fed. “Any problems?” Sotomar asked. “No, Sir,” the guard said. “She fell asleep about twenty minutes after she laid down.
The guards had to push it onto the platform. ... Just then a group of militants
wearing green headbands bearing the words 'Soldier of Khomeini' came bursting
into the square, shouting, 'God is ... Two guards came over and seized Aqa Jaan.
Author: Kader Abdolah
Publisher: Canongate Books
In the house of the mosque, the family of Aqa Jaan has lived for eight centuries. Now it is occupied by three cousins: Aqa Jaan, a merchant and head of the city's bazaar; Alsaberi, the imam of the mosque and Aqa Shoja, the mosque's muezzin. The house itself teems with life, as each of their families grows up with their own triumphs and tragedies. Sadiq is waiting for a suitor to knock at the door to ask for her hand, while her two grandmothers sweep the floors each morning dreaming of travelling to Mecca. Meanwhile Shahbal longs only to get hold of a television to watch the first moon landing. All these daily dramas are played out under the watchful eyes of the storks that nest on the minarets above. But this family will experience upheaval unknown to previous generations. For in Iran, political unrest is brewing. The shah is losing his hold on power; the ayatollah incites rebellion from his exile in France; and one day the ayatollah returns. The consequences will be felt in every corner of Aqa Jaan's family.
One guard, holding what looked like an identification wallet in one hand and his
gun in the other, was standing over an ... She pushed open the one, just as the
Captain of the Guard came through the other, entering from the Hub square with
Author: Elizabeth Martin
A ring of high mountains insulates the citizens from the devastation of the outside world. They must contend with the renegades who threaten the caravans that travel through the Valley. Sahra is a traveling medical practitioner with special talents that enable her to sense when trouble is approaching. When her beloved uncle and protector, Jacob, is killed by one of the bandits her talents seem to grow and develop as she fights to help the protectors keep the Valley safe. Hogan, Supreme Protector, joins with her to rid the Valley of this menace. Sahra’s quest is to find someone with her silver hair and eyes and her special ability, needing to know her heritage. When she finds a young girl with similar coloring and some of her talents she is no nearer learning the truth than before. Will she ever find the knowledge she seeks?
I was back in 3 platoon and we were waiting on the side of the road as three
carriers from the Guards came through us. All the riflemen were undercover in the
verges; the engineers had done their job and cleared all the nasty surprises.
Author: Carole McEntee-Taylor
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Port Said September 1st 1945 "As the ship pulled into Alex, the dockside was a hive of activity. The captain had radioed ahead and so there was a battalion of the Kings' African Rifles (KAR)waiting to disarm us as we disembarked. All these KAR's were standing at the order as a staff officer informed us that we were to be placed under arrest and escorted to Khartoum, here we would contemplate our mutiny for 2 years. Our battalion was still under arms; the sound of the cocking of weapons greeted the officer's threat, and a lone voice asked "And who's going to escort the darkies?" All our officers were powerless, we had the drop on the KAR's, all that was needed was for someone to pull the trigger. A Battle Too Far is the true story of Rifleman Henry Taylor 6923581, late 7th Battalion The RifleBrigade (1stBattalion London Rifle Brigade) and is based on his diaries and recollections as told to his son Lawrence. The Foreword is by Lt-Gen Sir Christopher Wallace Chairman of The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum in Winchester.Henry's war began in October 1942 as the 2nd Battle of El Alamein commenced and continued almost non-stop for the next three years. From El Alamein to Tunisia he fought with the 8th Army as they finally pushed Rommel back to the sea.Expecting to return to Britain in preparation for D Day at the last minute plans were changed and they were ordered to Italy instead. Here they found themselves fighting for every inch of land against determined, well dug-in defenders, in conditions often resembling the trenches of WW1. Their reward? Their campaigns forgotten as the world concentrated on the D Day invasion and to be called 'D Day Dodgers' despite enduring some of the heaviest fighting of the war.As Europe celebrated VE Day Henry's war continued as they raced to Austria to prevent Yugoslav forces annexing Carinthia in the opening shots of the Cold War. Then, as the men around him were de-mobbed, Henry and the rest of the Battalion were sent back to Egypt to protect British interests in the continuing civil unrest. Dejected and fed up it only took one incident to spark a mutiny.As featured in The Enfield Gazette.