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    The Battle Of Agincourt By Michael Drayton (1563-1631) - FAIR stood the wind for France When we our sails advance, Nor now to prove our chance Longer will tarry; But putting to...
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    Guardian Angel - On hands and knees I crept Pausing to hold my breath still Whilst the Strangers Sought my body   Oh veil of darkness! Cloak me in velvet Hide...
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    Dentist Fires Assistant Because She Is Too Pretty. This Is From AP - The Associated Press Staff Facebook Twitter Reddit Email 2 hours ago A dentist acted legally when he...
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    The Daring Escape Of Jerry Mills: Part 47 - RuhaaAAAHHHMMM!!!!! RaahhuHHMMM!!! The saw screamed to life, and the diamond chipped blade, with Jerry bent over the engine, spun seven...
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    The Daring Escape Of Jerry Mills: Part 45 - He placed the retractor's spreader bars in the gap between the door frame and the damaged door, pressed the power button to turn on the...
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    Virtues By Benjamin Franklin 1700s - 1. Temperance: Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation 2. Silence: Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling...
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    A Maxim From Poor Richard's Almanac By Ben Franklin - Felix quem facirent aliena pericula cautum  Happy the man whom the experiences of others make cautious.
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    Yes Indeed - The way the flame shadows dance on her face, the orange like glow on her skin. When the flickering fire reflects in her eyes, all these things make me want to sit by...
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    English Primer & Catechism--Boston, Mass. 1727 - A: In Adam's Fall, We sinned all B: Thy Life to mend, This Book attend C: The Cat doth play, and after flay D: A Dog...
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    With Rue My Heart Is Laden By A. E. Housman - With rue my heart is laden For golden friends I had, For many a rose-lipt maiden And many a lightfoot lad.   By...
    Grin32 Grin32 31-35, M Apr 15, 2010

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    Bad Ending. - Approximately, two years ago; I am guessing, my father had a lot of wood that he wanted to get rid of. After a long random conversation my dad and my husband had, my...
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    A Dream Within A Dream By Edgar Allan Poe - Take this kiss upon the brow! And, in parting from you now, Thus much let me avow-- You are not wrong, who deem That my days have been a...
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    The Daring Escape Of Jerry Mills: Part 36 - So far, Pete hadn't seen hide nor hair of any crew members, either living or dead. Passengers would be unlikely on a freighter, unless...
    Stahl Stahl 31-35, M Oct 11, 2010

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    In The Absence Of. - No fire. No chat. Bereft. A chill goes up my neck.  
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Jan 12, 2011

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    The Daring Escape Of Jerry Mills: Part 49 - Great Dodge! Do you really have a death-wish? Do you? Cause you're gonna get a short answer REAL quick-like. Pete admonished himself...
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    The Daring Escape Of Jerry Mills: Part 53 - "We gotta stop meeting like this, Jerry." Pete delivered in his best dry tone. Jerry's eyes lit up with amazed recognition and unbelief...
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    An Excerpt From "South" By Sir Ernest Shackleton - Intro: The following short excerpt is from the book, "South: The Last Antarctic Expedition of Shackleton and the...
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    Bavarian Gentians By D. H. Lawrence - Not every man has gentians in his house in Soft September, at slow, Sad Michaelmas.   Bavarian gentians, big and dark, only dark...
    Grin32 Grin32 31-35, M Apr 17, 2010

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    Romantic Fireside - Every Halloween, it is tradition that everyone in our estate to go this a certain field and make a bonfire, and people can drink and have food and talk around...
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    Summer Nights - A warm summer evening meant sitting together in our garden and lighting candles all around us. We also had a magnificent old fashioned iron stove we found in an...
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    The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost - Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could...
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    The Daring Escape Of Jerry Mills: Part 38 - Even as the orbital portal smoothly slowed to a stop at the Mess Hall, Pete could tell it was much hotter here compared to the nose of...
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    Excerpt From The Second Coming By Wm. Butler Yeats - Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold...
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    I Never Was In One... - I never was in a fireside, but I know I would love it, with good friends there are always a lot of stories to tell and songs to play… It most be soo...
    azuldream azuldream 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 13, 2010

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    Anise Nin - On my 23rd birthday a friend of mine came into town where I was going to school...she was the only one that came over that day. I shall never forget us tearing down...
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    The Daring Escape Of Jerry Mills: Part 55 - In his dream, he is once more walking down a long, dark hallway in an old, old house. There is a monster of a thunderstorm raining to...
    Stahl Stahl 31-35, M Oct 16, 2010

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    Love Fireside Chats - I love fireside chats.  They are so beautiful and peaceful to look at.  I don't get a ton of chances to sit by the fire but when I do its wonderful...
    Tzodiana Tzodiana 31-35, F Jun 27, 2010

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    The Daring Escape Of Jerry Mills: Part 39 - Whisking Pete along at fifty miles an hour, down into the center of the dying ship, the orbital portal, as a machine, had no way of...
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    The Dark Hills By Edwin Arlington Robinson - Dark hills at evening in the west, Where sunset hovers like a sound Of golden horns that sang to rest Old bones of warriors...
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    The Daring Escape Of Jerry Mills: Part 43 - Think, think, think, Pete exhorted himself. You can do this...now concentrate, Dodge. What do you have nearby to get this scrap metal...
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    The Daring Escape Of Jerry Mills: Part 37 - Let's see...I've got a stop at Symmetry Engineering, Calantris Vendors Corp., Empyrean Condos and after lunch, I'll hit O' Brien's...
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    The Daring Escape Of Jerry Mills: Part 46 - Twenty long minutes later, Pete had managed to get three of the six feet open enough to fit in, but once the retractor, as excellent of...
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    The Daring Escape Of Jerry Mills: Part 52 - All that Jerry could see during those terrible few minutes was a sliding, crashing, rolling, disintegrating, smoking, breaking mess. The...
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    The Daring Escape Of Jerry Mills: Part 48 - "Whew! Man! I'm glad that's done." Jerry stated as he wiped his arm across his forehead, sweat stinging his eyes anyway. He set the saw...
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    The Daring Escape Of Jerry Mills: Part 54 - "I have a suggestion before you tell me about this." Jerry said. "Hmm?" "I say we adjourn to your office, get something to drink and eat...
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    The Hut-Sut Song By Freddy Martin - In a town in Sweden by a stream so clear and cool A boy would sit and fish and dream when he should have been in school. Now, he couldn't...
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    Memories Of My Childhood - I grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas, near the beach, so bon fires at the beach were something common to me growing up. As a kid, my father loved the beach...
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    After The Heist - Sultry Louisiana Saturday night Crickets chirping in the tall reeds Smells from the bayou drift by On the evening breeze   My eye spies a...
    Stahl Stahl 31-35, M May 17, 2010

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    The Daring Escape Of Jerry Mills: Part 40 - Jerry rummaged through the equipment, junk and old stuff in the row of oversize lockers in the backroom of the Fire Station, but had not...
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    The Daring Escape Of Jerry Mills: Part 50 - Hell is a crashing, pounding, black monster, raging against sanity and safety, tearing your life away piece by piece. This wasn't...
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    The Daring Escape Of Jerry Mills: Part 51 - Slowly Pete opened his eyes. Did I die? he wondered. In place of darkness, dazzling sunshine now flooded his field of vision. Arms...
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    If I Could Go Back In Time, What Sort Of Paradox Would You Face? - There is always some one that will say that if they could go back and change the hands of time. What sort f...
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    The Daring Escape Of Jerry Mills: Part 42 - Having found his way to the outermost corridor on the ship, Pete started heading to the nose of the great ship. He still could not...
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    An Excerpt From "Green River" By Wm. Cullen Bryant - Though forced to drudge for the dregs of men, And scrawl strange words with the barbarous pen, And mingle among...
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    Whats Keeping You Awake During A Fireside Chat? - I remember camping with friends and sitting by the fire and telling either stories and or talk about dreams of the near future...
    redtailfree48 redtailfree48 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 10, 2013

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    The Daring Escape Of Jerry Mills: Part 44 - "Sweet!" uttered Pete Dodge, upon seeing the shiny, new machine in the apparatus locker. Actually, he wasn't surprised it was new: all...
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    Fire! Fire! - One night, my best friend and I were sitting around a fire with some friends. It's funny how fire can bring out the intelligence in people... While we were sitting...
    CarlyOnline CarlyOnline 18-21, F Apr 16, 2012

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    1920 Redux - Great halls lined with dark marble cold To the touch Filled with pregnant silence Awaiting applause yet Only broken by the hollow Clocking of expensive dress shoes By...
    Stahl Stahl 31-35, M Jun 10, 2010

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    Jabberwocky By Lewis Carroll - From 'Through The Looking-Glass And What Alice Found There.' (1872) `Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy...
    Stahl Stahl 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 19, 2010

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    Tree Of Lost Hope - Traveled into the Thousand Acre Wood Following a narrow, winding trail Between the tall, ancient monarchs Of green   A warm breeze whispered...
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    The Daring Escape Of Jerry Mills: Part 41 - I got to get out of here while I still can, Pete said to himself. Even though it was cooler here next to the vault, he knew the fire was...
    Stahl Stahl 31-35, M Oct 13, 2010