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The Secret Service
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by Wendy Walker (Goodreads Author)
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"Along the farther wall she could see leaning an entire array of skills, talents and eccentricities. Several cultivated habits paraded by at a distance, and mannerisms languished here and there. One man close by the door walked off and turned into a political ambition before her eyes, and a knack for versification became a pale boy with a halo of hair as it approached." Nov 18, 2018 05:06AM

 
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"There was a stone once that I knew of whom certain persons had asked to join a certain violence. The stone refused to give itself or to refuse itself, not that it ever came to the point of actual refusal, the stone merely shut its eyes and remained silent, and for all I may ever know the stone is still living with some grass, or is it a shadow that said hello." Nov 12, 2018 05:21AM

 
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"GREEN PARADISE

stranger that I was
when a neighbor to distant lights
I stored up the purest words
for making new silences"
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Sean is on page 333 of 459 of The Secret Service: Along the farther wall she could see leaning an entire array of skills, talents and eccentricities. Several cultivated habits paraded by at a distance, and mannerisms languished here and there. One man close by the door walked off and turned into a political ambition before her eyes, and a knack for versification became a pale boy with a halo of hair as it approached.
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Sean is on page 302 of 459 of The Secret Service: Another thief Polly met, an elderly man, stole time, with the logical intention of prolonging his days. When he was in the mood to dwell on his memories he stole past time, when he felt constricted by immediate limitations, he stole present time. When he was particularly hard hit by the panic of impending dissolution he stole future time out of the very lives of children, and this ravishing of his victims was fatal.
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Griffin Alexander is on page 212 of 314 of The Melancholy of Resistance: the mind(he meditated the complex lines of the grain in one of the boards)was not so much a painful lacuna in the world-order as an integral part of it, the world's shadow...To be more accurate, Eszter continued, it was only a shadow in the mirror, a mirror where the image and the mirror wholly coincided though the shadow nevertheless tried to separate them, to separate two things that had from eternity been the same
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