Dead Men s Trousers

One of these four will not survive to the end of this book.

Author: Irvine Welsh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473555587

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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**A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** Mark Renton from Trainspotting is back – and he’s finally a success An international jet-setter, he now makes significant money managing DJs, but the constant travel, airport lounges, soulless hotel rooms and broken relationships have left him dissatisfied with his life. He’s then rocked by a chance encounter with Frank Begbie, from whom he’d been hiding for years after a terrible betrayal and the resulting debt. But the psychotic Begbie appears to have reinvented himself as a celebrated artist and – much to Mark’s astonishment – doesn’t seem interested in revenge. Sick Boy and Spud, who have agendas of their own, are intrigued to learn that their old friends are back in town, but when they enter the bleak world of organ-harvesting, things start to go so badly wrong. Lurching from crisis to crisis, the four men circle each other, driven by their personal histories and addictions, confused, angry – so desperate that even Hibs winning the Scottish Cup doesn’t really help. One of these four will not survive to the end of this book. Which one of them is wearing Dead Men’s Trousers? ‘Welsh is on compulsively readable, searingly funny form’ The Times ‘No one captures the competing affections and resentments that underpin lifelong friendships like Welsh’ Esquire

The Arena

“ Jim , ” said he , his toe touching the hem of the dead man's trousers leg , “ you'd hang for this . The law ain't furbiddin ' men ter be named ' liar ' in Tennessee ; though I do n't say it ought not ter . You - uns have got a wife an ...



ISBN: IOWA:31858034156095

Category: American essays


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Chronicles the misadventures of Mark Renton and his friends as they cope with economic uncertainties, family problems, drug use and the opposite sex in 1980s Edinburgh in this new novel from the author of Trainspotting and Filth.

Author: Irvine Welsh

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393088731

Category: Fiction

Page: 532

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Chronicles the misadventures of Mark Renton and his friends as they cope with economic uncertainties, family problems, drug use and the opposite sex in 1980s Edinburgh in this new novel from the author of Trainspotting and Filth.

The Australian Journal

of my trousers , I had no doubt in the world about it . ... among the deep workings : came upon these trousers , and what connection it had with the dead people were running and shouting to one another , and all were tending man in the ...



ISBN: PSU:000053162915



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The Breath of God

The man wounded during the spell was swearing with that arrow through his leg. Several men of the Glacier were running off as fast as they could go. Ulric Skakki wiped blood from his sword on a dead man's trousers.

Author: Harry Turtledove

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575121348

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Once the great Glacier enclosed the Raumsdalian Empire. Now it's broken open, and Count Hamnet Thyssen faces a new world. With the wisecracking Ulric Skakki, the neighboring clan leader Trasamund (politely addressed as Your Ferocity), and his lover, the shaman Liv, Hamnet leads an exploration of the new territory in hopes of finding the legendary Golden Shrine. But dangers abound. A violent and implacable group known as the Rulers has already killed many, and now they attack again. Riding deer and woolly mammoths and using powerful magic, the Rulers triumph and force the Raumsdalians to flee. In the spring another battle ends even more badly for Hamnet's side, but the Glacier is also retreating, so they are able to escape. Meeting a tribe whose desperate living conditions have led them to overcome the Raumsdalian taboo against eating fallen foes, they find unexpected allies. Now, returning to the capital city and its intrigues, Hamnet prepares to lead an army against the merciless Rulers. The world, once so bounded and comprehensible, will never be the same...

Second Manassas

9 In the Confederate ranks, the men took heart of their victory and wrote home to tell loved ones they had survived ... The Texan began unbuckling the man's trousers, when the supposedly dead Yankee shot up to a sitting position and ...

Author: Scott C. Patchan

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781597977647

Category: History

Page: 214

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In 1862, looking for an opportunity to attack Union general John Pope, Confederate general Robert E. Lee ordered Maj. Gen. James Longstreet to conduct a reconnaissance and possible assault on the Chinn Ridge front in Northern Virginia. At the time Longstreet launched his attack, only a handful of Union troops stood between Robert E. Lee and Gen. John Pope's Army of Virginia. Northern Virginia's rolling terrain and Bull Run also provided Lee with a unique opportunity seldom seen during the entire Civil War--that of "bagging" an army, an elusive feat keenly desired by political leaders of both sides. Second Manassas: Longstreet's Attack and the Struggle for Chinn Ridge details the story of Longstreet and his men's efforts to obtain the ultimate victory that Lee desperately sought. At the same time, this account tells of the Union soldiers who, despite poor leadership and lack of support from Pope and his senior officers, bravely battled Longstreet and saved their army from destruction along the banks of Bull Run. Longstreet's men were able to push the Union forces back, but only after they had purchased enough time for the Union army to retreat in good order. Although Lee did not achieve a decisive victory, his success at Chinn Ridge allowed him to carry the war north of the Potomac River, thus setting the stage for his Maryland Campaign. Within three weeks, the armies would meet again along the banks of Antietam Creek in western Maryland. Uncovering new sources, Scott Patchan gives a vivid picture of the battleground and a fresh perspective that sharpens the detail and removes the guesswork found in previous works dealing with the climactic clash at Second Manassas.

Cracksman s Bird

Ian dragged him into the nearby alleyway, dropped him to the ground, and retrieved his knife from the dead man's throat. Ian's arm and trousers were soaked with red, but Ian wiped his blade on the dead man's trousers before he tucked it ...

Author: Sarah Brockmann

Publisher: Abbott Press

ISBN: 9781458216076

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

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When ten-year-old Dina and her best friend Kate are unexpectedly whisked from the relative safety of the orphan home to a factory indenture, Dina promises to protect her friend from their imperious matron and hostile co-workers. It is a promise that she cannot keep, and in a revenge-driven midnight siege, Kate is tragically killed. In despair, Dina escapes to the depraved streets of Victorian London's East End. Canny and resilient, she must learn quickly how to fend for herself, filching food and finding shelter where she can. Before long, her life takes another, more perilous turn when she is plucked from the streets by a volatile cracksman and his gang, to assist them in their high-end burglaries. She must use her every skill, and learn new ones, to survive Ian Brown's often violent keeping and the work she must do. All the while, she must also avoid capture by the man hired to return her to her indenture; someone known to Mr Brown through still darker circumstances, and someone who could prove as dangerous to her as her keeper.

Love your Challenges

John saw the man unbutton and pull down his trousers, and then force down the trousers of the dead soldier. The man groaned as his penis entered the dead man's anus, and repulsed by what he was seeing John looked away, and covered his ...

Author: Priyank Gupta

Publisher: Australian Self Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781925908879

Category: Self-Help


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We all have problems in our lives and face challenges in all shapes and sizes every day. How do you deal with them? Do they make you stressed? Anxious? Depressed? Do you feel worried and scared most of the time? Or do you feel empowered to tackle your challenges head on. This book nails the latter option, focusing on loving and embracing your challenges, both large and small. Loving your challenges is a compilation of 21 small stories to inspire you, sharing the timeless principles which can help you cultivate a mindset for growth. Do you wish to achieve the mastery of your life? MASTERS are the seven success habits you can practice achieving the mastery of your life, its ultimate goal. Essentially, consistent practice of these simple yet powerful habits have an exponential impact on bringing out the best in you. MASTERS is a practical framework to learn and practice in your own unique way- M- Meditate and Be Mindful A- Action your Affirmations S- Smile + Be Silent T- Think + Thank E- Exercise R- Read S- Share your Story + Scribble Do you want to learn how you can apply​ these principles in your life in a ​simple​ ​way? Finding your own unique voice and your why​ is the most important thing. That’s exactly what you will discover in Love your Challenges.

Big Book of Best Short Stories Volume 13

Dual sat down on the berth while we worked. "What sort of a case did he have the jewels in?" Lafourche inquired. "Couldn't tell," returned Branning, running his hands through the pockets of the dead man's trousers. "It was too dark.

Author: Fitz James O'Brien

Publisher: Tacet Books

ISBN: 9788577775590

Category: Fiction

Page: 1230

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This book contains 70 short stories from 10 classic, prize-winning and noteworthy authors. The stories were carefully selected by the critic August Nemo, in a collection that will please the literature lovers. For more exciting titles, be sure to check out our 7 Best Short Stories and Essential Novelists collections. This book contains: Fitz-James O'Brien: - The Diamond Lens. - The Lost Room. - What Was it? A Mystery. - My Wife's Tempter. - The Golden Ingot. - The Child Who Loved a Grave. - The Wondersmith.Francis Marion Crawford: - The Dead Smile. - The Screaming Skull. - Man Overboard! - For The Blood Is The Life. - The Upper Berth. - By The Waters of Paradise. - The Doll's Ghost.Francis Stevens: - Behind the Curtain. - Unseen — Unfeared. - Elf Trap. - Serapion. - Friend Island. - Citadel of Fear. - Nightmare!Barry Pain: - Aunt Martha. - The Bet. - The Boy in the Book. - The Discovery of Nesting. - Eliza and the Special. - The Kindness of the Celestial. - The Victim of Apparatus.Frank L. Packard: - Corporal Bob. - The Guardian of the Devil's Slide. - Where's Haggerty? - McQueen's Hobby. - Munford. - "If a Man Die" - The Blood of Kings.Paul Laurence Dunbar: - The Scapegoat. - One Christmas At Shiloh. - The Mission Of Mr. Scatters. - A Matter Of Doctrine. - Old Abe's Conversion. - The Race Question. - A Defender Of The Faith.Otis Adelbert Kline: - The Corpse on the Third Slab. - The Man from the Moon. - The Cup of Blood. - Mignight Madness. - The Malignant Entity. - The Bird-People. - The Thing of a Thousand Shapes.John Ulrich Giesy: - The Occult Detector. - The Purple Light. - The Significance of the High "D". - The Wistaria Scarf. - The Master Mind. - Rubies of Doom. - The House of Invisible Bondage.Valery Bryusov: - The Republic of the Southern Cross. - The Marble Bust. - For Herself or for Another. - In the Mirror. - Protection. - The "Bemol" Shop of Stationery. - Rhea Silvia.Eleanor H. Porter: - A Delayed Heritage. - The Folly of Wisdom. - The Letter. - The Elephant's Board and Keep. - Crumbs. - The Lady in Black. - That Angel Boy.