"Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street" is a short story by the American writer Herman Melville. At first, Bartleby appears to be a boon to the practice, as he produces a large volume of high-quality work. One day, though, when asked by the narrator to help proofread a copied document, Bartleby answers with what soon becomes his stock response: "I would prefer not to". To the dismay of the narrator and to the irritation of the other employees, Bartleby performs fewer and fewer tasks around the office. The narrator makes several attempts to reason with him and to learn something about him, but Bartleby offers nothing but his signature "I would prefer not to". One Sunday, the narrator stops by the office unexpectedly and discovers that Bartleby has started living there.
Private Detective Collin Carter is a lucky man. While doing a good deed for a British tourist who was assaulted and had his wallet stolen, he is offered a job to find a fabulous ring, the Maharani's Tiger, worth fifteen million dollars. If he locates the ring, he will get a ten percent finder's fee. The ring was a wedding present to Saruprani, a dazzling young woman who, on her journey to marry the Maharaja of Jammu, was attacked by thieves in the desert. It has been said that she haunts the ring. What toll will be taken on Collin and the others chasing Saruprani's fabulous tiger ring? How many will live and how many will die?
More than anything, Walter Warthog wants the wonderful white wagon in the hardware store window! But his wallet is empty. Will he find a way to earn money and make the wagon his very own?
There was an old bloke who swallowed a chook. I don't know why he swallowed that chook . . . By cripes, that's crook! Look out, one and all! This old bloke has a bottomless belly! From a chook, to a galah, and a possum, to even larger creatures . . . and items, this old bloke sure is hungry! Will his eating frenzy ever end? Surely he'll burst! Read the book to find out!
The third volume, part one of A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. GAME OF THRONES is now a major TV series from HBO, featuring a stellar cast.
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