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  • He had no doubt that if Hulda got wind of Falconsbane's existenceat least up until the Changechild was capable of defending himself-the creature would either vanish or end up in Hulda's control.

    Widows and Orphans

  • He based his new gun on an action he designed himself-the Model 702.

    A Pair of Aces

  • His first try had ended in humiliation for himself-the word quitter leapt to mind-and in disillusion for millions of Americans who had believed in him.

    The Second Coming

  • As for Stars and Guitars, it is no coincidence that the only two songs that Mr. Nelson sings himself-the anthemic "On the Road Again" and Hank Williams Sr. 's "Move It On Over" - are among the finest tracks on the album.

    Going Ape Over Gibbons; But Not Willie's Weak Guests

  • Though used most often for gladiatorial contests-many of which featured K'rrik himself-the central space was not bounded by any rails, walls, or gates that might contain the warriors.

    Time Streams

  • As he asked the question, Nylan shuddered, involuntarily thinking about the worst of himself-the endless twists toward self-deception and trying to avoid facing what was.

    The Chaos Balance

  • He didn't have to watch the silent battle, he followed it accurately within himself-the spell-wielder forcing the mist away, the mist curling back into the emptying corridor, being forced away, and oozing back in again.

    Winds Of Fate

  • For Monterny was a mutant himself-the most powerful telepath, hypno and suggestor in one person.

    Menace of the Mutant Master

  • In every knapsack there is the Marshal's baton, the career is open to the talent-a man is what he makes himself-the barber's apprentice may become the Chief-justice of England, the farmer's son or the stone-mason, the Prime Minister of Canada.

    How and Why is Canada British?

  • There were times when I was tempted to stop his mouth with some small change; but whether it was from shame or pride-whether it was for my own sake or Catriona's-whether it was because I thought him no fit father for his daughter, or because I resented that grossness of immediate falsity that clung about the man himself-the thing was clean beyond me.

    David Balfour, a sequel to Kidnapped.

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