By Robert Louis Stevenson
Here's a vintage, illustrated version of 1 of the easiest enjoyed poetry collections on the earth. Lavishly illustrated with greater than a hundred photographs by means of the main exotic kid's e-book artists of the overdue 19th and early 20th centuries, this variation of A kid's backyard of Verses comprises all of the poems that seemed within the unique e-book, released over a hundred years in the past. it is a quantity to be adored for a life-time: via mom and dad and by way of grandparents who grew up with the poems and, such a lot of all, by means of young ones who're being brought to this awesome assortment for the 1st time.
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Why don’t you try to communicate? why don’t you shave? you’ve spilled wine all over the front of your shirt! and that cheap cigar! you know what that thing smells like? like horseshit! hey, where are you going? to some bar, to some stinking bar! you’ll sit there nursing your self-pity with all those other losers! if you go out through that door I’m going out dancing! I’ll go meet a new man! I’ll go have some fun! 26 if you go out that door, then it’s over between us forever! all right, go on then, you asshole!
Almost no gas left. too fucking bad. you gun it, lighting a crushed cigarette with one hand from a soiled pack of matches. shit on the world. 21 the Mexican fighters watching the boxing matches from Mexico on tv while sitting in bed on a cool November evening. had a great day at the track, picking 7 of 9, two of them long shots. no matter, I am watching the ﬁghters work hard now, showing more courage than style as in the front row two fat men talk to each other, paying no attention to the boxers who are ﬁghting for their very existence as human beings.
Had a great day at the track, picking 7 of 9, two of them long shots. no matter, I am watching the ﬁghters work hard now, showing more courage than style as in the front row two fat men talk to each other, paying no attention to the boxers who are ﬁghting for their very existence as human beings. sitting in bed here, I feel sad for everybody, for all the struggling people everywhere, trying to get the rent paid on time, trying to get enough food, trying to get an easy night’s sleep. it’s all very wearing and it doesn’t stop until you die.