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bncdoc.id GUX David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Warner, Marina bncdoc.date 1989 bncdoc.title The lost father. bncdoc.info The lost father. Sample containing about 38783 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

Presentiments of parting locked her tongue . She , in whom a natural clear spring of charm flowed vigorously , who expostulated , articulated and knew her own mind with commanding grace -- in private , not in public of course ( before others who were not family , such confidence in a girl would seem an outrage ) -- could not speak up now and tell Rosa what she felt . She was assailed by contrary , half-formed forebodings : Rosa was making an error of judgement , she was imagining things , or , even if she were n't , Tommaso was like a dustdevil , twisting this way and that . But setting her misgivings about Tommaso himself aside , Caterina decided that she had been quite wrong to think that it was she who had caught his attention . Her assumption was shameful , and it had misled her too . Taking her sister 's hand , she found there was nothing else for it , but she must press to the point . ` Could you marry him ? ' she asked .

bncdoc.id APU David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Brayfield, Celia bncdoc.date 1990 bncdoc.title The prince. bncdoc.info The prince. Sample containing about 38559 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

With his bare feet he strained against the side of the container , and heard a few cracks . It was an old basket , maybe he could make a hole in it . Although slight , he was well made and capable of explosive strength when he had to be . He rocked to and fro , feeling the basket creak and trying to get a sense of its condition . There seemed to be a weakness in the wicker wall at his feet . Perhaps not , perhaps he was wishfully imagining it -- but what else did he have to go on ? He kicked repeatedly with all his strength and heard splintering . Encouraged now he kicked again with greater force and application , ignoring the cuts from the sharp ends of broken wicker which clawed at his feet and legs . Soon the whole side of the basket was smashed and he was able to wriggle out and away to the side of the shower room , out of the icy water , gasping with relief through streams of mucus .

bncdoc.id APW David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Hendry, Frances Mary bncdoc.date 1990 bncdoc.title Quest for a babe. bncdoc.info Quest for a babe. Sample containing about 39142 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

But it would change … She went over to help lift the beams , and then hand new turfs and heather up to Luch , who was light enough to clamber over the roof to mend it without breaking it . Once Marion nearly stood on the doll baby , set carefully in a soft , sheltered hollow . She was about to kick it aside , but luckily glanced up to see Luch 's watchful eye on her . There was something dark and threatening in the look -- Ach , she was imagining it ! But she smiled and stepped round the doll . At last Ranald wiped his forehead with a peaty hand , leaving another long dark trail across his forehead . ` There , then , that 'll be better … ' He stopped , mouth agape , gazing down across the Sound where Luch up on the roof was pointing . Marion turned to look herself . Galleys were rowing in . Three , when six had set out . Only half manned ; oars missing unevenly ; like crippled beetles crawling painfully against the current .

bncdoc.id GWF David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Kearney, Paul bncdoc.date 1992 bncdoc.title The way to Babylon. bncdoc.info The way to Babylon. Sample containing about 42333 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

He was soon helped by Madra and Isay , and the trio worked with a will in the growing twilight as the snow came down more thickly and visibility worsened . When they returned with one last load Bicker stopped them -from going out for more . He was sniffing the air worriedly , wondering where their scouts had gone . The fire was built up higher than usual to guide them back to the camp , but also , Riven thought , because they were imagining the packs of grypesh coming after them out of the heights of the hills . Tagan and the other two Hearthwares reappeared some time later with snow covering them . They shook themselves before the fire and stood in the lee of the shelter . ` There were some tracks quartering the ground to the south , ' Tagan said , rubbing his hands . ` But we could not follow them far because of the snow . It was a small pack , maybe eight beasts .

bncdoc.id H85 David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Butler, Gwendoline bncdoc.date 1991 bncdoc.title Coffin underground. bncdoc.info Coffin underground. Sample containing about 43705 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

here was a small mirror hanging on the door in which she combed her hair ; a woman liked to look her best even at work . She was troubled and anxious . ` As though one death was n't enough , ' she said to herself . ` There 's got to be others , by the look of it . And they say there 's nothing wrong with this house and I 'm imagining things . ' She had been a childhood friend of William Egan and though no one could truly mourn such a man of violence , still she had her loyalties , and he was a man who had known how to trade on them . Later that day she would pop in , her words , to see Roxie Farmer in Abinger Road ; she knew her too . ` Roxie , ' she would say , ` every one of us has to look after their own .

bncdoc.id H85 David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Butler, Gwendoline bncdoc.date 1991 bncdoc.title Coffin underground. bncdoc.info Coffin underground. Sample containing about 43705 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

He took some of his drink as if it was bitter in his mouth . ` Of course , you can never tell with people like that . ' Coffin said nothing . Ca n't you indeed , he thought . If Edward Pitt picked up that in you , no wonder he was angry . ` He was n't going to let go easily . I do n't think he was going to let Irene come to me . ' ` Was anything said ? ' ` No , Irene said I was imagining things . I do n't think so . I did n't like his mood . I told her so , but she just laughed . Said she could handle him . ' ` Is that all ? ' ` She admitted he was quarrelling with her . Nastily , she said , and he had never been that before . And then of course all this business with the girl complicated things . ' ` Are you telling me that you think Edward Pitt killed his family ? ' ` I 'm saying that I think he could have done .

bncdoc.id CEB David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Granger, Ann bncdoc.date 1991 bncdoc.title A season for murder. bncdoc.info A season for murder. Sample containing about 37282 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

` What did you think of Green 's gesture ? ' Markby asked her . ` To tell you the truth , it gave me the creeps . It made me think of that voodoo thing which hangs round graveyards and wears a top hat . ' An image of Green 's bared head as he looked down at Harriet 's body came into her mind and of his face and expression . Shocked ? No , she thought , he looked relieved , that 's it ! But now she was imagining things , she decided immediately and kept this impression to herself . ` What did you think ? ' she temporised . ` Me ? Strictly between us I thought his action grotesque . Although it was correct , I dare say , and he no doubt intended it as a mark of respect . I do n't think Tom Fearon liked it much . ' ` No , I noticed he looked angry . Perhaps it 's Green himself he does n't much like . ' ` What makes you say that ? '

bncdoc.id CKD David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Gower, Iris bncdoc.date 1992 bncdoc.title The shoemaker's daughter. bncdoc.info The shoemaker's daughter. Sample containing about 40309 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

` Chware teg , mam 's not that bad . ' The sound of her own voice in the shimmering candle-light startled Hari and she rose to her feet , conscious of the silence around her . Then she heard the noise , a creaking of wood , it was repeated and Hari looked round nervously . But she was being absurd , she was over tired and imagining things . But she was not imagining things , the latch on the door from the street was being lifted and Hari waited , holding her breath . So far , none of the ruffians from World 's End had bothered her even though she was a young woman alone . Villains they might be , but they had a certain code of practice and the rule was that you looked after your own kind . ` Who is it ? ' Hari said with a boldness she was far from feeling .

bncdoc.id H8H David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Williams, Cathy bncdoc.date 1992 bncdoc.title A French encounter. bncdoc.info A French encounter. Sample containing about 52484 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

` Where exactly were you ? ' Piers asked , sitting back in the sofa , and clasping his hands behind his head . ` Out , ' Alyssia said , with no attempt to elaborate , and gave a wide smile that encompassed the whole room . ` Ah , ' Nicole nodded sympathetically , ` is sometimes better to keep the big spending to oneself , non ? The men , they do n't understand . ' She looked warmly at Piers and he laughed softly under his breath . Was she imagining it , or were his eyes gazing back at Nicole 's like a lingering caress ? Any moment now , Alyssia thought sourly , and this scenario will turn into an X-rated movie . She smiled frozenly as if to remind Nicole that she was a guest in her house . ` Oh , Alyssia is n't the sort to keep her spending a secret , ' Piers mocked . ` No , ' she agreed , with the same smile plastered to her face , ` I 'm just your average free-spending , thoughtless little rich girl .

bncdoc.id H8L David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Peters, Ellis bncdoc.date 1989 bncdoc.title City of gold and shadows. bncdoc.info City of gold and shadows. Sample containing about 40254 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1960-1974 Text type Written books and periodicals

As he had certainly not been , it seemed ; not until now . But what could her name mean to him ? It was n't Morris , it was n't identifiable , even to a keen archaeologist -- not unless he happened to be all too well informed about the experts who had interested themselves in Aurae Phiala , and even in their heirs and heiresses , down to herself . But why ? What could he be after , where could he fit in , if this was true ? No , she was imagining things . He had simply hesitated to take the plunge and stake on a worthwhile weekend with her , and it was pure chance that he had made up his mind just after he had learned her name . Logic argued the case for this theory , but instinct rejected it . Unless she was much mistaken in that young man , pure chance played very little part in his proceedings . His manipulation of impudence and deference was too assured for that . Whatever he was about , there was method in his madness .

bncdoc.id H8L David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Peters, Ellis bncdoc.date 1989 bncdoc.title City of gold and shadows. bncdoc.info City of gold and shadows. Sample containing about 40254 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1960-1974 Text type Written books and periodicals

If he has n't , someone else has . In my back shed . Not the tool-shed where I keep the mower and all that -- the one down behind the orchard . I got a little work-bench in there , and me stores of sprays and weed-killers and potting compost . And I can tell when somebody 's bin moving me stuff around . ' There were interesting implications here , if Orrie was n't imagining the prying fingers ; as why should he ? He was n't the imaginative kind , and a man does know how he puts down his own tools . The orchard lay well back from the riverside , and the wealth of old and well-grown trees between isolated it from the house

bncdoc.id H9D David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Barnard, Robert bncdoc.date 1992 bncdoc.title Posthumous papers. bncdoc.info Posthumous papers. Sample containing about 45301 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Ownership has not been claimed Publication date 1975-1984 Text type Written books and periodicals

` Well , I do know Gerald did n't disappear out of our lives until ` forty-three , because Des told me so . The whole thing split apart when he went to Grimsby . ' ` That does n't prove anything , ' said Rose . ` Especially if your mother was as you say . ' ` What do you mean ? ' ` Blatant . ' They walked on in silence for a time , and then Hilary said : ` I still think your mum 's playing a dirty game , or she 's imagining things . I expect everything that went on then 's churning round in her mind because of this new wave of interest in those awful books . ' ` Did n't you like them ? ' ` I only read the first one . I thought it was pretty synthetic . But the point is all the old grudges churn round in her mind , and she looks at me and fancies all sorts of things . But the fact is , she ca n't possibly know . ' ` True , ' admitted Rose .

bncdoc.id H9H David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Darcy, Lilian bncdoc.date 1993 bncdoc.title A private arrangement. bncdoc.info A private arrangement. Sample containing about 56115 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Ownership has not been claimed Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

They were n't designed to last this long , and I changed so quickly into these clothes , just pulled the blouse over my head … I must be a sight ! ' she decided , suddenly horrified . ` Are you sure you want to take me to -- ? ' ` Actually , love , as I more than hinted earlier , I prefer you like this … ' She had to be imagining the caressing note in his tone . Was he teasing her again ? ` You could n't ! ' she insisted . ` Well , your hair could use a brush , perhaps , although that mussy halo is rather delightful . But the clothes … It 's how I 'm used to seeing you . ' He glanced sideways at her , and as his eyes lingered for a moment on her form , she realised with horror that she was n't wearing a bra .

bncdoc.id H9H David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Darcy, Lilian bncdoc.date 1993 bncdoc.title A private arrangement. bncdoc.info A private arrangement. Sample containing about 56115 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Ownership has not been claimed Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

` Is it ? Yes … ' Belinda remembered how last night Tom had called her Lindie , making the word a caress . Linda sounded similar , though not exactly the same in tone . ` Linda … ' she echoed . ` May I ? ' asked Faye . ` If you like . ' ` If I think it will help ? I do ! ' Feeling a little dizzy at being caught in the whirlwind of Faye 's enthusiasm , and wondering if she was just imagining a slightly brittle , overwrought quality to it this morning , Belinda listened to several more of Faye 's ideas for ` Getting Tom to notice you as a woman ' . I 'm sure what she 's saying is all hopeless , she decided to herself .

bncdoc.id H9L David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Bauling, Jane bncdoc.date 1993 bncdoc.title Ransacked heart. bncdoc.info Ransacked heart. Sample containing about 55575 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

` If you do n't want to make love and you do n't want to talk , why do n't we go out somewhere ? ' she suggested defiantly , facing him with her hands on her hips , a bitter mockery glinting in her eyes . ` After all , it ca n't matter if someone who knows us sees us together at this late stage , Luke . Any speculation would soon be forgotten or dismissed , because they 'll never again see us together , will they ? If they remember , they 'll think they were imagining things , jumping to conclusions . ' Luke looked as if he would like to throw something at her . ` That really bothers you , does n't it ? ' he derided . ` Do you blame me ? ' Maria countered , quietly intense . ` No , I do n't , ' he admitted , surprising her , but then he lifted a negligent shoulder , dismissing the question . ` So where would you like to go ? '

bncdoc.id FNX David Lee's classification W_biography bncdoc.author Brown, M bncdoc.date 1989 bncdoc.title Richard Branson: the inside story. bncdoc.info Richard Branson: the inside story. Sample containing about 42225 words from a book (domain: applied science) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

And he and his man would take a black bin-liner and carry it upstairs and stuff it full of cash from the safe , and then carry it downstairs again on his shoulders , like Father Christmas . Six weeks this went on ! Six weeks ! ! And forever afterwards , Richard Branson would blink and smile and say that , actually , he could not remember the incident personally and perhaps Malcolm was imagining it . And no one at Virgin could ever be found to confirm it . But it was a good yarn , just the same . Throughout his trials with the Sex Pistols , Richard Branson had been engaged in another , even more delicate negotiation , one which promised , at last , to provide the antidote to the enduring unhappiness over his broken marriage . It was a coincidence that , once again , Branson should have met the object of his romantic attentions at the Manor , early in 1976 .

bncdoc.id CK0 David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Andrews, Lucilla bncdoc.date 1986 bncdoc.title Hospital circles. bncdoc.info Hospital circles. Sample containing about 41076 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1960-1974 Text type Written books and periodicals

` He 's no boy now ! I can imagine what he 'll think if you ring him up and say you 've found me weeping over my special patient ! What excuse could you give ? ' ` Jo , I told you , he 's an old friend . I do n't need any excuse . Nor will he think it odd if you are a little het-up . Everyone gets het-up over their special patients . Or are you rather more than just het-up ? ' I did not answer . ` Darling , you are not imagining yourself in love with this young man ? ' ` Do n't ask me what I 'm imagining ! ' ` Jo , be careful ! Remember , he 's a patient . ' ` Like to bet ? ' I replied savagely . She touched my hand . ` Let's face things one by one . Where are the nearest outside phone-boxes ? Still in Cas. ? ' She jumped out of the car . ` You wait here . If authority wants to know why , blame me .

bncdoc.id CE9 David Lee's classification W_misc bncdoc.author Herbert, W B bncdoc.date 1992 bncdoc.title Railway ghosts and phantoms. bncdoc.info Railway ghosts and phantoms. Sample containing about 40511 words from a book (domain: world affairs) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

Peering through the filthy window , they saw an empty room littered with small rubble , several pieces of broken dust-covered chairs and an old table , but no sign of life . Jack looked at the children . ` But this is the place , Dad , ' said Melissa . ` There was a light like an old oil lamp giving a yellow glow , and we heard voices , too. , Jack believed that they could not be imagining it . ` I know , ' he said . ` Let's see if we can get in from the inside as this door is either seized up or securely locked . ' Jack fetched his torch and screw-driver , then climbed through the window , struggling to avoid the broken glass . Marking his way carefully to the door that would give entry to the parcels office , he shone his torch around him . Only dust and rubble showed the years of disuse .

bncdoc.id CEY David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author McDowell, Colin bncdoc.date 1991 bncdoc.title A woman of style. bncdoc.info A woman of style. Sample containing about 42794 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

As she lay , tense and isolated in her room , Constance longed for her mother to push open the door and come and talk to her , and tell her that her imaginings were all wrong . She could n't bring herself to believe what she had overheard . Surely her mother and Aunt Louise would never betray her -- and her father 's memory -- so coldly ? Mr Stacey was nobody important , she tried to convince herself . He was only Mr Laker 's friend . She was imagining things . Even as the thoughts entered her head , they were dismissed , because she knew that they were false comfort . So , Constance decided , her friend had banished her because of her mother 's behaviour . The letter must have said that she could not go to the Mansion again . Overwhelmed by the injustice of it all , she sat up . Why should she be the victim when she had done nothing wrong ? Indignation gave her courage .


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