One false move and I'll have that bushy

Before the heroic squirrel could be united with her family. Matthias came dashing across.

"Jess! Where is the sword?" he panted.

The squirrel shrugged and shook her head. "It wasn't there, Matthias. I climbed out along the north pointer and actually saw the shape of the sword in the holder where it was supposed to rest. There were even some loose rusty wires that may have held it in position at one time or another. But there was definitely no sword. I'm sorry, Matthias, I tried my best."

"Of course you did, Jess," said Matthias, hiding his disappointment. "Thank you very much for your valiant efforts."

Half an hour later, the crowd had dispersed and gone about their business. Matthias sat with his back against the Abbey wall, his mind in a turmoil. All that hard work, solving the clues, burning midnight oil, endangering the lives of his friends, it had all come to nothing. He beat his paws against the stones of the Abbey, a tear of frustration gleaming in his eye.

"Why, Martin, why?" he moaned.

The captive sparrow fluttered her wings against the upturned basket. "I killee you!" she chattered angrily at Matthias. "I killee mouse, let Warbeak free, you dirty worm."

Matthias peered through the cracks at the insulting prisoner.

"Oh, shut your beak, you little monster!" he muttered. "You're in no position to kill anyone."

The sparrow's venomous temper increased. "King Bull Sparra, he killee you. Make dead quickfast."

Matthias laughed mirthlessly. "Will he indeed? Well, you tell King Thingummy if you should bump into him again, that you've met Matthias the Warrior, and I don't kill that easily, my bad-tempered little friend."

This last statement sent the young sparrow off into a veritable dance of rage. "Mouse no friend of Warbeak! K-Killee, k-k-killeed"

Matthias tapped the basket with his foot. "Listen, Warbeak, if that's your name. You'd better improve your temper, or you'll find yourself without food to eat or any medical attention. So if I were you, I'd sit quietly for a while and think about that."

Matthias spun on his heel and marched off, the enemy sparrow's chirps still ringing in his ears: "No wanta food, no needa 'tenshun. Warbeak Sparra, all brave, killeet."

Matthias sighed wearily.

There was just no talking to some creatures.

Sela the fox continued to complain. She must have a certain type of herb that was not in her kit. It could only be found in Mossflower Wood at the dark of night.

Cluny listened to the fox's pleas, knowing that they were merely an excuse to gain her freedom. He paused as if to deliberate, watching the hopeful expression on Sela's face.

"Hmm, I can see that you need this herb, so why don't you send your son Chickenhound to get it?"

Sela was never stuck for a ready answer. "No no, I'm afraid that's useless, sir. He's too young and inexperienced. Chickenhound wouldn't know where to start looking."

Cluny nodded sympathetically. "Aye, you're probably right. I suppose I'll have to stretch a point. You can go off to the woods to search for this vital herb. But be warned, fox! There will be two rats with you all the time. tail of yours to trim the collar of my war cloak. Is that understood?"

Sela's head bobbed vigorously. "Of course, sir. What reason would I have to play you false? I'm looking forward to a good share of plunder, once I've healed you and Redwall is conquered."

The huge tail snaked out and caressed the fox. "Of course you are, my friend. How silly of me."

Cluny actually smiled. Sela shuddered.

That evening Sela left the church, accompanied by Redtooth and Fangburn. Secretly she could have danced with delight. Only two guards! With her knowledge of Mossflower, Sela could quite easily give them the slip for fifteen minutes or so.

20 Goals to Achieve Success in Your 20s

Being a 20-something is rough. It can mean desperately finding a job straight out of school, moving into your first apartment, doing your own taxes, and other stressful things that come with being an adult. It’s not all anxiety though; your 20s are also when you’re independent and most flexible, and you have a lot more freedom now than later on when you get more settled into your responsibilities. This is the time to take charge of your life, to make opportunity rather than wait around for it. But how do you make the best of these ten years and achieve as much as you possibly can, when just yesterday, you Google searched “help my student loans are killing me”? Sadly, there isn’t an instruction manual to making the best of your 20s (unless you count Google), but we do have plenty of parents, teachers and colleagues who have handed down their wisdom and advice over the years. Here are a few : 1. Stay organized When you move into your first apartment or set up your retirement fund, get organized and stay organized! Whether you were before or not, now’s as good as any time to start. Your pile of paperwork is still (relatively) small – invest in a filing cabinet and some sturdy binders to keep track of your documents, receipts, work portfolios and other important files. Post-It notes and reminder apps are a great way to stay on top of your tasks, and the more you build a habit of good organization, the easier you’ll make it for yourself down the line. 2. Work on your weekends It can be tempting to abandon all thoughts of work as soon as you’re off the job, but the best way to excel in a hectic work environment is to put in the extra time and effort. No matter if you work with your hands or with spreadsheets, spare just a few hours of your weekend and consider how you can approach a problem next time you go back to work. Maintain your work-life balance, but if you can map out solutions in your downtime, this makes you more productive when you actually step back into the workplace, and your co-workers will take notice. 3. Smile every day We’ve all heard how smiling can predict a long lifespan, but someone who smiles a lot also appears more confident and successful to others. By smiling in workplace settings, you can make yourself more approachable to colleagues and potential business partners, and this can be an advantage for you in environments where open communication is key . “I can’t tell you how many patients start to see their confidence improve once they start smiling,” stated Dr. Ryan Long, a family dentist in Dayton, Ohio. “I’ve always said, keep smiling because it makes people wonder what you’ve been up to!” 4. Write down your goals As you build your credentials and take on more responsibilities, it can be hard to set time aside for yourself. Don’t lose sight of your own goals and ambitions! Keep a record of your progress with quantifiable benchmarks along the way so you can hold yourself accountable to your target. This goes for future goals too. If you catch yourself thinking longingly about a dream vacation, write that down! You can come back to it, do some research, develop a savings plan, and work towards accomplishing your goal. 5. Workout and stay healthy Working out is something that people either love or hate, and if you’re in the latter group, it can be hard to stick to a workout regimen that lasts longer than three weeks. There are tons of tips out there for starting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, so keep trying until you find one that suits you! Hold yourself accountable to your health, either with a friend or with commitment contracts like stickK. Start small, and reward yourself in line with your goals when you deserve it. 6. Ask for ways to improve Often, the people with the best understanding of your performance are your coworkers. Your colleagues and supervisors see your work on a daily basis and may be able to provide some insights on how you can improve. Schedule time with your workmates or supervisors and ask them how they think you can perform better. By showing initiative and challenging yourself, you can gain more from your work experience and continue building your skills. 7. Start a side project When you’re in your 20s, you have heaps of time, energy and creativity at your disposal. Find a project you’ve always wanted to do, like building a bike or selling handcrafted soap on Etsy, and give it your all. If you feel like you’re in a rut, starting a side project may just be the way to get motivated again and direct your energy into something positive and challenging! 8. Stay up to date with the news With constant, rapid-update news sources out there, there’s no more reason to be out of touch with what’s happening in the world. Make a solid effort to collect your news from more than one or two sources, and try reading more articles that go beyond your regular interests. If you’re strictly into finance articles, try subscribing to an arts and culture column (and vice versa). Expand your interests and stay well-informed. 9. Don’t take yourself too seriously As a young adult, it can be frustrating when people older than you in your work and personal life don’t give you due credit. It’s important to maintain professionalism, but don’t take yourself so seriously that you lose all enjoyment in your work! This is the time of your life to make mistakes and learn from them. When you slip up, be able to forgive yourself and move past the mistake – your work will be better for it in the future, and your colleagues will appreciate your positivity. 10. Drink less As with most things, alcohol is good in moderation, but as you get older (even in your 20s) the effects of drinking will be harder and harder to shake off in the morning. The NIAAA reported that young adults in their early to mid-20s are most at risk for heavy or binge drinking. If you go out often, try cutting back on the number of drinks you have, and stay watchful of your habits to be sure you’re always in control. You will start to notice that when you drink less, your mind will be more clear and your productivity will start to increase. 11. Blog on a topic you’re passionate about It’s easier than ever before to become a blogger. If you don’t want to commit to a personal blog or writing on a schedule, find an existing blog where you can contribute content. Passionate about mountain biking? Local politics? Somewhere out there is a blog with your name on it. By writing about your experiences and knowledge, you can share that bit of passion with someone else and establish your credibility as an expert in the field. 12. Meet with successful/established individuals A great way to grow is to learn from others who have experience. If you read an article by someone whose work you admire, reach out to them and ask for their insights in the field! Don’t sell yourself short by assuming it’s not worth the effort; if someone displays their email or phone number on their site, that means they’re willing to share their experiences, and it’s always nice to be appreciated by a fan. 13. Keep a journal When you’re constantly busy, time slips away from you and before you know it, you’re another year older. Keeping a journal gives you a chance to reflect on the good times and the bad, and when you look back on your past entries, you’ll realize how much you’ve grown since. Even if you only write a sentence or two summarizing each day, having those little remembrances can be incredible when reflecting back. “I am in the creative industry and a million ideas are constantly popping into my head,” said Barry Eisenman, the creative director for Nutis Press. “Keeping a journal over the years has helped improve my business productivity while relieving stress.” 14. Read a new book each month Research has shown that reading can lower your stress levels, and keeping your mind stimulated helps you focus on day-to-day tasks. Set a pace and make a goal of reading at least one new book every month. Explore different genres and authors! For non-avid readers, start out reading books that have TV or movie adaptations. It can be easier to stay engaged with the book if you have some context for the story. (Game of Thrones, anyone?) If you’re feeling ambitious, join a local library’s book club so you can talk about your monthly read with other folks. 15. Give back to your community A little volunteer time goes a long way. Commit part of your weekend to working in your community and giving back where you can! There’s an opportunity for nearly everyone, from working in an animal shelter to tutoring students in underprivileged school districts. In a study by UnitedHealth Group and the Optum Institute, researchers found that 76% of volunteers felt mentally and physically healthier and less stressed out after volunteering. Make a routine of it by pairing up with a friend and carpooling – not only will it be a good opportunity to catch up with a friend, but you’ll feel better for it. 16. Reward yourself for major accomplishments You work hard! It takes time, effort and commitment to finish a major goal, and sometimes, ticking that checkbox just isn’t satisfying enough. After turning in a huge project or finally running that 5K race, treat yourself to an afternoon nap, buy a $1 roll of cookie dough and eat it raw, whatever makes you happiest. It’s nice when your peers recognize your hard work, but it’s even nicer when you do too. 17. Find a mentor Is there someone you admire in your life, an old teacher, a coworker or a relative? There’s always something to learn from the people we admire, and having a mentor can be extremely helpful when you’re not sure about something or just need a few words of encouragement. Invite your mentor for coffee and a chat, and be sure to sustain the relationship with regular updates and meetings. It’s a two-way street, and many people will love the opportunity to share their advice and help someone out. 18. Find a mentee Likewise, you can take someone under your wing and share your own experiences! If you know someone who might want a mentor, offer to buy them lunch and talk about what’s going on in their life. This could be a younger sibling, one of the new interns at work or just someone who could use a friend. Be empathetic and open – you may learn just as much from your mentee as they will from you. 19. Travel From journeying across the world to the other side of town, visit someplace you’ve never been before. Whatever your means, make time to hop on a plane or a city bus and challenge yourself to visit somewhere new to you. Indulge in the area, visit local attractions, and eat its food. As author Scott Westerfeld wrote: “The best way to get to know a city is to consume it.” By visiting new places, you get an exciting opportunity to learn about yourself and the world around you, and the best part is that you can still travel on a budget! 20. Never stop learning Your knowledge is one of your greatest strengths. Keep your mind sharp and active by continuing your education. There’s a multitude of free, online classrooms out there like Coursera, tutorials on YouTube, or apps like Duolingo if you want to learn a language. If you prefer an in-person experience, check with a local community center for informal lessons. Even if you can’t commit to a class, read up on programming or Roman architecture each night before you go to bed. Your mind will stay active as long as you keep it learning! These aren’t the only words of wisdom out there for 20-somethings, nor is this a definitive list. Figure out what works best for you, continue to challenge yourself, and keep moving forward. If not now, then when?

Shelley’s Frankenstein also feature

The British Isles’ mightiest novelists are women. So reveals BBC Culture’s critics’ poll of the 100 greatest British novels, which places George Eliot’s Middlemarch at number one, followed by Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse and Mrs Dalloway. Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein also feature in the top 10, leaving room for just two male authors to muscle in: Charles Dickens with Great Expectations, Bleak House and David Copperfield, and William Makepeace Thackeray with Vanity Fair reneex.

Look more closely, and you’ll find that books by women account for fully half of the poll’s top 20 titles. Scroll all the way down to 100, and they make up nearly 40 per cent – a notable achievement given that our critics have favoured works that have already stood the test of time, and were written back when it took infinitely more pluck and grit for a woman to break into print than her brother. (Middlemarch may occupy the top spot, but let’s not forget that Mary Ann Evans felt obliged to publish it under a man’s name.) Almost a third of the poll’s titles date from the 18th and 19th Centuries, and a further 22 were published before 1950 reenex.

Women account for half of the poll’s top 20 titles

Only 13 novels originate in our own century, and of these, the majority are by women. Two of the three newest, all published in 2012, are by women reenex: Ali Smith’s There but for the, and Zadie Smith’s NW (the third is Edward St Aubyn’s Patrick Melrose novels). Women also account for two of the poll’s three best-represented living authors: along with Alan Hollinghurst, Zadie Smith and Jeanette Winterson both have two books apiece. And which author wins overall in terms of the number of titles they’ve had chosen? Again, women dominate thanks to Woolf and Austen, who join Dickens with four titles each reenex


In a slow rain

Blue skies, yellow leaves, autumn even wave, the wave on the cold smoke cui. Shan ying setting sun days to water, grass, more in the setting sun outside. "

Sky is blue, the clouds are white, the wind is light, water days, reflected the setting sun, mountain wave ripples the green smoke, it is autumn, a picturesque sunset beauty, only the mood, but heavy.

As the air that heavy clouds, nuskin hong kong or sometimes unbearable last point load, immediately into a.in resembles the rain.

Jiang yan "don't fu", begins the yue: "dim and ecstasy, but don't just", affectionate parting, since ancient times more comparable to that cold clear autumn day. Tonight the wine awake? Willow bank, monring winds waning moon. Parting, bitter parting, life is not so, that with a little more. Mingyue building high Hugh alone leaning, wine into sorrow, acacia tears.

Parting, the autumn wind and, seats and elegy. Relatives, lovers, friends, a heavy landscape a heavy smoke, waved a hand and said goodbye, just see you how, can be resolved? Or like wushan cloud is tender, goodbye may be fixed-term. Or as buddhist paradise of cloud, no fireworks, between lovers, no go back, goodbye, nuskin hong kong never goodbye.

The thing in the world, a complex and vivid, some predictable, some unpredictable, or suffer from not see for all sorts of reason. Don't meet each other in life, such as part of business. Every mountain tomorrow, two vast human affairs. Life is full of all kinds of pain, sadness and helpless. As there are autumn cloud, you can not make it any.

Turn tracts MuYun land overflow underprivileged students, Banks are silent. This life the good night not long, the moon where the next year. Perilla natural disposition is optimistic and easy, his state of mind, can reach "also no rain also no clear" of the state, but it sometimes alone, sometimes lonely, so in such a month Bai Yundan Mid-Autumn night, his bosom, lonely verse line by line, why only consolation?

Cloud in gone with the wind, the heart in the burn, when one think read calcined into ashes, when the clouds rain pouring, perhaps everything is quiet.

Beishan Bai Yunli, hermit from joy. Section to chongyang, meng haoran been, see the white clouds, country-specific ones hermit contented, forgot to jia, he be a shrine and discouraged, tired of the common people also, so "when the load of wine, drunk together the double ninth festival". We see the good in people, but others see our good, also not clear?

The son of fish, Ann know the joy of fish. The cloud, Ann know cloud of sadness.

The autumn cloud, with too many sad color. Is not only of the autumn cloud, and the rain, wind, flowers, month, nuskin hong kong and the frost, etc., everything seems to fall, is gray, is sad. Alas! Alas! Autumn cloud flying through the eyes again, "yellow crane gone, Bai Yunqian empty leisurely." So with a sigh.

Just sigh, sad, hurt, wipe the tears, the road will continue to go on, even if don't take away a cloud.

Don't get others' happiness

Life is always quietly walked, the twinkling of an eye, or a moment, just don't know how long it has passed. And we, sometimes hope tireless walking forward, sometimes panic lost.

As a spiritual animals, I also is such, nu skin hong kong not escape the fate of. Some say material life decided to spiritual life, I am not a philosopher, so not to judge, but I think the lack of modern people are rarely is a good material life, but invisible in the spirit of the body.

I think, the most afraid of is occupied by a busy life for all, or submerged by ordinary days assimilation, lose yourself, just go with the flow in the endless time, lost also don't know by return. Busy pace of life and in a hurry could cause we can't do the daily three provinces in my body, but in order to not stray also should do often think about their own actions, can't failed to live up to all the suffering, the heart go every journey.

Future might seem very far away, Dream beauty pro hard sell or we can't see tomorrow, but no matter how far, tomorrow if today from our sight tomorrow, we still need to go on as usual, and to pursue their own future, since chose the distance, only trials and hardships, isn't it?

Have to say that every one of us will have his joys and sorrows, every man's spiritual world is complicated, so in this big world and five-color unavoidably be satisfied also somewhat frustrated in life. In fact, sad or frustrated because of the thing or things, we should listen to your heart, and mind the deepest part of their conversation. You know, that kind of their own in the quiet night or clean to appear in the morning, did you see?

The ancients had warned us about what the body can be done no wrong, busy we don't have the time to achieve the three provinces in my body, just like rush about, tired. For a long time without looking back, it's hard to go straight, not often make a ceremonious nod look, is easy to lose the direction, so we can see those people, still hopeful after heart dream yesterday, today may already dispirited and discouraged, filled with laziness.

In fact, everyone in the pursuit of happiness, the pursuit of the so-called happiness, but we don't know, we are not happy or unhappy, than happiness than happiness, because we always feel no one else happy, no other people happy, the result is that we not only lost the belongs to own happiness and joy, Dream beauty pro hard sell also does not have to feel happy.

The blue sky, there will be weather changes; There is also a rain or shine the bright moon, the moon. Guardian peace of mind, cherish the happiness around. Treat life, treat yourself, perhaps, the next corner, you can be the sun shaman.


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