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Hundred Years Ago Great Grandfather
552 wordsThe book Holes is about kids that do bad things and they get send to a detention center, Camp Green Lake. Camp Green Lake was once a very large lake, the largest lake in Texas. That was over a hundred years ago. Now its just a flat dry land. During the summer the temperature hovers around ninety-five degrees. Stanley Yelnats was sent to Camp Green Lake when he stole shoes. Everyone in Stanley's family blamed it on his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig- stealing- great- great-grandfather when every someth...
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World War Ii Lend Lease
1,981 wordsIn 1935 the first neutrality act was passed, which meant that America would not be allowed to sell weapons to warring nations. In 1939 Americans steered clear of the war that broke out in Europe. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the first and only president elected to three terms. He answered all critics with Abraham Lincoln's slogan "Dont change horses in midstream." He was nominated to his third term in 1940. Shortly afterward, in March of 1941, Congress passed the Lend-Lease Act, which allowed u...
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World War Ii Atomic Bomb
2,126 words... on the butt so that anyone coming would know I was there and alive. About two hours later, the Medics showed up. Before putting me into their truck, they tried shipping my rings and bracelet off me, along with anything else of value. Luckily, I was conscious enough to prevent that, but it sure gave me an idea of how people can act at times like that. I dont blame those guys, really. It was just part of surviving in a pretty bad situation. Jimmy: The worst action I ever saw was when we had tw...
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Bad Luck Five Feet
434 wordsGr 4 - 7 -Stanley Yelnats is an unusual hero-dogged by bad luck stemming from an ancient family curse, overweight, and unlikely to stick up for himself when challenged by the class bully. Perpetually in the wrong place at the wrong time, Stanley is unfairly sentenced to months of detention at Camp Green Lake (a gross misnomer if ever there was one! ) where he's forced to dig one hole in the rock-hard desert soil every day. The hole must be exactly five feet in diameter, the distance from the tip...
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Girl Named George Told
1,818 words... o upset we he found George gone one night. But George explained to him that he had be out tom catting. After that Master Lea gave George a traveling pass so he could go out at night without getting into trouble. But he told George that if he found out George was doing other things then what he was suppose to be doing he would rip up the pass and teach him a lesson. George finally decided to settle down so he met a girl on a neighboring plantation named Matilda. Matilda was a good Christian w...
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Great Great Great Grandfather
370 wordsStanley's family has an interesting history through the generations. His family's bad luck started all with great-great-grandfather, Elya Yelnats. Elya took a pig from a gypsy to help him impress the father of a beautiful girl in hopes of marrying her, the gypsy made a deal with Elya. The deal was for Elya to carry the pig up a moutain so it can drink from it's river every day for the next forty days, then after forty days he was to carry the old gypsy, Madame Zeroni, up the moutain so she could...
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Claim To The Throne John Of Gaunt
1,228 wordsRichard III, also called (146183) Richard Plantagenet, Duke Of Gloucester last Yorkist king of England, who usurped power in June 1483 and ruled until he was killed in battle. An extremely controversial figure, he has been portrayed by historians and in literature as a monster of unparalleled villainy. Upon the death of Edward IV on April 9, 1483, Richard became protector of the realm for Edwards son and successor, the 12 -year-old king Edward V. Soon he came into conflict with the faction heade...
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End Of The Story Nathaniel Hawthorne
1,779 wordsNathaniel Hawthorne is considered to be one of the greatest American writers of the 19 th Century. Born in Salem, Massachusetts on July 4, 1804. A descendant of a long Puritan line of Hawthorne s His ancestry included his great- great grandfather, John Hawthorne who was a judge at the Salem witch trials 112 years before he was born. Judge John Hawthorne charged many with the crime of witchcraft, and condemned them to their deaths. Nathaniel was embarrassed by this and changed the spelling of his...
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Great Great Great Great Great Movie
675 wordsOnce again, Quentin Tarantino outdoes himself. The movie True Romance was excellent. It presented real issues that some people are forced to deal with in their lives. The title of the movie is misleading. You would think this was going to be a love tory. Actually it is, but unlike any love story Ive ever seen. Its filled with violence, action, blood, guts and gore. Like most other Tarantino movies it revolves around the violence we rarely see or experience in our lives. He also incorporates rugs...
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Artificially Flavored Grass E Q Exon Sam
1,297 wordsCreative Story: If At First You Dont Succeed Eureka! Sam excitedly exclaimed. Ive done it! Im set for life and my happiness is assured. With this new invention Ill be honored for my brilliance, and I might even win the nobel prize! he chirped ecstatically. Sam was a chicken, the great great great grandson of the Not-So-Great Chicken Little, who, in case the reader is ignorant, was the chick who thought the sky was falling and got everyone eaten by a crafty old fox [SIC]. Sam was a well built chi...
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Katherine Anne Porter Leaning Tower
1,041 wordsRejection in Life Katherine Anne Porter is regarded as one of the leading modern writers of short stories. Born on May 5, 1890 in Indian Creek, Texas as the great-great-great- granddaughter of the famous American frontiersman Daniel Boone, Porter was educated at various schools. In the 1920 s and 1930 s, she contributed articles to several newspapers while living in New York City, Louisiana, California, and Washington D. C. , as well as Mexico and Western Europe. Miss Porters first collection of...
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Religious Beliefs Intimate Relationship
2,668 wordsZulu Religion Religion in the broadest sense may be defined as mans attitude towards the unseen, and the earliest forms of human thought furnish the clue from which must be traced the development of those great systems of religion that have at different time periods been professed by certain groups of people. The term religion must also include, not only beliefs in unseen spiritual agencies, but numerous customs, superstitions, and myths which have usually been regarded by the people of the spec...
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Ultraviolet Rays Congressional Quarterly
755 wordsI do not think that until recent evidence of our depleting ozone, that the 20 th century population showed much concern. I know that when I was younger it did not matter to me the importance of using an aerosol can of hair spray or a plastic pump non-aerosol hairspray. I figured that they were all the same. I feel that anyone without the education of the destruction would care either. It was not until I read about the evidence of our destruction that my ignorance of the ozone problem became too ...
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Didn Acute T Lady Macbeth
1,424 wordsAfter careful thought I do not agree with King Duncan´ s death marks the beginning of Macbeth´ s downfall. Shakespeare emphasises throughout the play that Macbeth has free will and can choose whether Chance will crown me. I think his downfall began at the first meeting with the witches when he was rapt withal at the prospects they gave him. A major influence of the play was the new King James I. Shakespeare wished to compliment him so he carefully included James´ obsession with...
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