Stories Patrick F. McManus. SIMON & SCHUSTER PAPERBACKS 1230 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10020 This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are products of the author's imagination or are used ...

Author: Patrick F. McManus

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743280501

Category: Humor

Page: 240

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Presents a collection of curmudgeonly tales on Pacific Northwest country living as enjoyed by both outdoorsmen and armchair enthusiasts, in a volume that explores the lighter side of such topics as gun safes, fly tying, and bird dog flatulence.
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The Devil Rides with Me and Other Fantastic Stories

In a few moments he began to stretch some more and then , kerplunk ! There were two Mr. Dividos , and then , kerplunk ! There were four , and then kerplunk ! There were eight , and then , kerplunk ! and kerplunk ! and kerplunk !

Author: Alfred Slote

Publisher: Routledge Kegan & Paul

ISBN: 041630141X

Category: Paranormal fiction

Page: 83

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Six tales that mix imagination, humor, and sinister twists concern a young skier on Devil's Mountain, a highly intelligent robot hunting a dinosaur, and a GI saxophone player who becomes a modern pied piper
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Stories Ron Hansen. cigarettes. ... Kerplunk. Hate the expense more than the penalty stroke. And to top it off, Cornish approached me in pro shop with a problem on the Waikowski codicil. Hadn't the slightest idea what he was talking ...

Author: Ron Hansen

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 9780802194169

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

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Stories of the heartland by the National Book Award finalist and author of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. “Nebraska captures a rowdy, changing America. Written with wit and brawny lyricism, in voices ranging from hip to tender, the stories gathered here are as diverse and expansive as the country they celebrate...References to America’s heartland abound throughout the book and serve as a central metaphor for what’s close to American hearts, what connects us: dreams, myths and possibilities as vast as the Great Plains. Wise and smart-alecky, creaking with legend and crackling with modernisms, these tales are about American obsessions past and present.” –The Washington Post Book World “Just as Raymond Carver came to be identified with a Pacific Northwest populated by blue-collar workers, and just as Richard Ford has crafted a Montana full of drifters, so Ron Hansen has carved out his own geographical niche. His Nebraska is a distinctive mix of 19th century settlers and 1980s breadwinners, of sudden storms and life-long yearnings, of lost souls stranded in the middle of nowhere.” –USA Today “Beautifully crafted stories... Wickedness, evil, malice is called by name; and for Hansen’s people the snake in the garden never fails to appear.” —The New York Times “Breathtaking virtuosity...These short narratives are utterly clean and smooth; they click together like a collection of river-washed stones that are each remarkably different yet polished by the same hand.”—Publishers Weekly
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Stories for Children

Bark had been silently shaking, for Horsey's nose tickled Bark. “Apple away,” yelled Old Bark. “Look out below.” They all looked up. The crabapple fell to the ground. Kerplunk! It fell right on top of Miss Buttercup.

Author: Edward C. Robinson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462808571

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 120

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The author invites children to sit down and read stories to delight their minds and stimulate their wonder in the wonderful world around us. Here are the delightful tales of an imaginary mushroom village, computer icons in children’s hands, racing ducks in a park, a story about the Christmas Star, and other stories to tickle and inspire your imagination. The only qualification you need to enjoy this book is to be a child, or enjoy your child-like inner being; and then, all the fun and inspiration in this book will begin and continue for you as you read.
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Heavenly Horse Stories

Inspirational Stories from Life in the Saddle Rebecca E. Ondov ... I picked up a flat rock and sailed it onto the water, hoping it would skip, but it caught an edge and flipped. Kerplunk. It sank. I sighed.

Author: Rebecca E. Ondov

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 9780736966375

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Discover God's Wisdom on the Trail Horses, like all of God's creation, are a reflection of His nature and His immeasurable love for you. Horsewoman Rebecca Ondov is excited to share with you the spiritual lessons she learned during her 15 years in the saddle, guiding pack trips and as a professional wilderness ranger. Each chapter opens with an inspiring Scripture verse, tells a thrilling story of life on the trail, and ends with a heartfelt prayer. As you read these heartwarming tales, you'll learn more about facing your fears receiving God's forgiveness and forgiving yourself embracing your struggles following His direction when it differs from yours Heavenly Horse Stories will delight you, teach you, and draw you closer to God. Saddle up to hit the trail in search of wisdom!
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Hoosier Tall Stories

And he kept on that way , spelling axes , till the trunk was cut through and the tree fell kerplunk with the upmost branches in the rivera not that it bothered the boats any : the ones they used in that part of the river could float on ...

Author: Federal Writers' Project (Ind.)


ISBN: UCAL:$B250402

Category: American wit and humor

Page: 31

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34 Christmas Stories for Kids

"The skee brokean'you went over kerplunk, hey?Haw, haw! That remindsme of one timein Wisconsin" Something ofthejoyous spiritofthe Christmastide seemedto have entered intothislittle farmhouse set in the midstofthe lonely,white fields.

Author: Wyatt North

Publisher: Wyatt North Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781622781188

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 355

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This book includes 34 Christmas stories for kids! It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas represents love and holiday cheer, shared with family and friends. It is hoped that the collection will delight parents, teachers, and children. Many librarians have felt the need and expressed the desire for a select collection of children's Christmas stories in one volume. This book claims to be just that and nothing more. Each of the stories has already won the approval of thousands of children, and each is fraught with the true Christmas spirit.
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Menage a Trois Other Stories

It hit me on the leg, I lost my footing, and kerplunk, I was sitting there on my butt. I got mad. I jumped to my feet, quickly built a snowball, and fired it in Earl's direction. It missed badly. Earl laughed and closed in.

Author: Jack Swenson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595417063

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

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A hit man gets some work in Sin City, a tryst goes awry for a pair of senior citizens, an alcoholic cop makes a dramatic appearance at a rehab, a young man makes a midnight visit to some friends' bedroom. All these tales and many more in Menage a Trois & Other Stories, a book of flash fiction by Jack Swenson.The prose snapshots in this book crackle with energy, irony, and humor. Less is more, indeed, in this collection of stories from the author of Bad Apples. Some of the stories are only a few hundred words long, but they pack a punch. The writing is lean and mean, often humorous, and always revealing.If you like Raymond Carver's gritty stories and the bare bones style of Elmore Leonard, you'll love these little tales.You'll laugh, cry, wince, grin, and shake your head when you read the stories in this provocatively titled little book.
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The Stories of Erskine Caldwell

He counted until he could hear the kerplunk when it struck the water. "Doggone your hide, whoever you are down there!" Jule said. "Who's down there?" Nobody answered. Jule felt in the dark for the water bucket, but he could not find it.

Author: Erskine Caldwell

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820316949

Category: Fiction

Page: 664

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This collection of ninety-six stories was first published in 1953 and presents the best of Erskine Caldwell's short fiction from his most productive period of work. Included is "Crown-Fire," which James Dickey praised as "the best story in the language," and such personal favorites of Caldwell as "Country Full of Swedes," "The Windfall," "Horse Thief," "Yellow Girl," and "Kneel to the Rising Sun."
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Favorite Children s Stories from China Tibet

(Chinese & Tibetan Fairy Tales) Lotta Carswell-Hume ... So he chirped just about the loudest chirp that had ever been heard, and presto, kerplunk, before he had time to even wonder what was happening, a big net was popped over his head, ...

Author: Lotta Carswell-Hume

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462908004

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

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This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Chinese and Tibeten folk and fairytales and other stories—providing insight into a rich literary culture. Favorite Children's Stories from China and Tibet is a captivating collection of stories from different parts of China and Tibet. Enter a mythical world where animals speak and play tricks on each other, and especially on the great striped tiger, often characterized as powerful and strong, but who can be fooled. Also depicted are humans who perform magic, both good and bad; humans who become animals; animals who become human; magic pancakes; wishing cups; fairy boats, a Chinese Cinderella, and a Tibetan creation story. These unique stories are fresh and charming, filled with humorous insights into Tibetan and Chinese culture and life, including the power and influence of the moon and the importance of festivals. Readers of all ages will find much to love within these pages. Chinese and Tibeten folk tales include: A Chinese Cinderella The Country of the Mice The Wishing Cup The Story of the Tortoise and the Monkey A Hungry Wolf The King of the Mountain How the Deer Lost His Tale The Children's Favorite Stories series was created to share the folktales and legends most beloved by children in the East with young readers of all backgrounds in the West. Other multicultural children's books in this series include: Asian Children's Favorite Stories, Indian Children's Favorite Stories, Indonesian Children's Favorite Stories, Japanese Children's Favorite Stories, Singapore Children's Favorite Stories, Chinese Children's Favorite Stories, Korean Children's Favorite Stories, Balinese Children's Favorite Stories, and Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories.
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True Cow Tales

rdest thing on a farm, I think lg to teach a calf to drink. ill and haul, get his head in a pail; tand there and twist and wiggle his tail; Le very first thing, kerplunk goes his nose, jst of the milk goes over your clothes! onto your ...

Author: C. R. Lindemer

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 9781608440610

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 228

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For the love of Bessie, grab a glass of milk, pull up a comfy chair, and partake of a cow tale or two! These 40 stories by farmers and ranchers in the U.S. and Canada will open your eyes to what really goes on in those pastoral scenes with Holsteins, Jerseys, and other cattle breeds. Read about a 101-year-old cowgirl, close calls with bulls, cows and cops, steer roping, cattle branding, herds escaping, and the lovely dairy princesses promoting the healthful dairy industry. Be an armchair traveler with "Miss Lait" (Miss Milk) on her 1954 trip to France, meet a cow called "Grandma," read up on milking cows with baseball players, and see how butter magically turns into the likenesses of princesses. Meet "Patty" and "Paige" - - the Mother's Day cows, follow "Ferdy" the friendly bull, and learn about "Lulu" - - on the loose. "True Cow Tales is a true joy to read. If you have an association with livestock agriculture you will enjoy these short stories and poems. These brought back many memories of growing up on our family farm. True Cow Tales ought to be a part of everyone's family library and should be shared over and over." - Ken Rahjes, Farm Broadcaster for KRVN Radio, Lexington, Nebraska "As the world is further removed from agriculture, it's increasingly important to learn more about your sources of food, fiber and fuel. True Cow Tales is a truly moo-ving tribute to the beef and dairy industries, from the joy of buying your first cow and naming her Patty - yes, Cow Patty - to the wonder of watching a cow nurse an orphaned calf to the sorrow of no longer being able to financially support your farm. This anthology vividly depicts the importance of agriculture through a collection of stories and poems about the lives of farm animals and the dedicated people who care for them." - James Henry, AgriNews Publications Executive Editor "This anthology is an interesting gathering of a wide variety of stories and reminiscences regarding acquaintances and encounters with cattle." - Heather Smith Thomas, rancher and author of Storey's Guide to Raising Beef Cattle (1998); Essential Guide to Calving (2008); Cattle Health Handbook (2009); and more than 9000 stories and articles about cattle and horses. Ever moo to a cow - - or try not to? You may love cows more than you even realized. For a laugh, check out "Cattle Sillies." Need some adventure? Then turn to "Bovine Drama." Favorite cows are the theme of a chapter by that name. For a walk down "memory lane," flip to "Bovine Wistfulness." And for something quite different, enter the world of "Dairy Princesses" and meet the beautiful young women who love cows and spend an entire year of their lives promoting the dairy industry and handing out milk and cheese samples. Cheddar anyone? Follow your "inner moo." Read these stories for old time's sake, or just come along for the ride. And don't forget to drink your milk!
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Inn By the Bye Stories 4

He laughed and laughed until he lost his balance and sat – kerplunk – upon the crunchedwhite grass of the Commons. And then he laughed some more, holding his sides in the unexplained joy. Marthuida had been halfroused by the thump on ...

Author: William Flewelling

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781504972611

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

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In an endeavor to find a fresh way into the scriptural text upon which I would be preaching, I began to develop an imaginary world populated primarily by wee folk. I found the characters I developed and the way that they evolved in my mind and, on the page, served me well as a consideration of how I sensed things happening in the scriptural text at hand. I want to make these stories and the world they represent newly accessible, and so I bring them to book form fifty at a time. The cover drawing was done by Anne Sullivan, the author’s daughter. This is the artist’s conception of the cabin of Guerric and Mahara.
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The Children s Book of Christmas Stories

As they talked they grew jovial, and laughed often. "The skee broke an' you went over kerplunk, hey? Haw, haw! That reminds me of one time in Wisconsin—" Something of the joyous spirit of the Christmastide seemed to.

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781465515292



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7 best short stories by Ring Lardner

But I'll give you a thousand bucks if that ball didn't go kerplunk right into the third bag and stop as dead as George Washington! It was child's play for Speed to pick it up and heave it over to Merkle before Jack got there.

Author: Ring Lardner

Publisher: Tacet Books

ISBN: 9783967240498

Category: Fiction

Page: 103

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Ring Lardner was an American sports columnist and short-story writer best known for his satirical writings on sports, marriage, and the theatre. His contemporaries Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf, and F. Scott Fitzgerald all professed strong admiration for his writing. In this book you will find seven short stories specially selected by the critic August Nemo: - Haircut - The Golden Honey Moon - My Roomy - Horseshoes - Harmony - Alibi Ike - Champion
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The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories

And that duck got so dizzy and crazy with greed That he waved both his arms, and the Bippolo Seed Slipped out of his fist and flew high in the sky And it landed “Kerplunk!” in a river nearby! Then it sank in the river and drifted away.

Author: Dr. Seuss

Publisher: RH Childrens Books

ISBN: 9780385373500

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 72

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What’s better than a lost treasure? Seven lost treasures! These rarely seen Dr. Seuss stories were published in magazines in the early 1950s and are finally available in book form. They include “The Bippolo Seed” (in which a scheming feline leads a duck toward a bad decision), “The Rabbit, the Bear, and the Zinniga-Zanniga” (about a rabbit who is saved from a bear by a single eyelash), “Gustav, the Goldfish” (an early rhymed version of the Beginner Book A Fish Out of Water), “Tadd and Todd” (about a twin who is striving to be an individual), “Steak for Supper” (in which fantastic creatures follow a boy home in anticipation of a steak dinner), “The Strange Shirt Spot” (the inspiration for the bathtub-ring scene in The Cat in the Hat Comes Back), and “The Great Henry McBride” (about a boy whose far-flung career fantasies are bested only by those of Dr. Seuss himself). An introduction by Seuss scholar Charles D. Cohen traces the history of the stories, which demonstrate an intentional move toward the writing style we now associate with Dr. Seuss. Cohen also explores the themes that recur in well-known Seuss stories (like the importance of the imagination or the perils of greed). With a color palette enhanced beyond the limitations of the original magazines, this is a collection that no Seuss fan (whether scholar or second grader) will want to miss.
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Leasure s Stories of Farm Life and Human Challenges

when his senses were exploded by the sound of kerplunk in the water, ahead and to his right. He was off in a shot, leaving the crawfish for another time. He just had to investigate the sound that interrupted his morning snack.

Author: Rodger Leasure

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781642985986

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 52

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These short stories relate directly to actual events in the author's life. They are real events, and while humor is injected into the stories, there are tragic everyday occurrences that impact our dwindling animal life. The author believes deeply that we are both unaware and cruel in our treatment of the various species, and the unawareness could lead to serious consequences.The author also is aware that the targeted age group for these stories is five through seven years and bel
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Americans All Stories of American Life of To Day

Itwill doyougood to watch how the overripe orders just drop, kerplunk,into mylap." Maybe youknow Sulzberg & Stein'sbig store? No? That's because you've always lived in the city. Old Sulzberg sends hisbuyers totheNew York market ...

Author: Various

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781465523563



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How to Write Short Stories With Samples

But I'll give you a thousand bucks if that ball didn't go kerplunk right into the third bag and stop as dead as George Washington! It was child's play for Speed to pick it up and heave it over to Merkle before Jack got there.

Author: Ring Lardner

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473394094

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 372

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Ring Lardner has been one of America's most popular short story writers for nearly a century and here is his guide for any budding writers. This classic work was originally published in 1924 and is now being republished here with a brand new introductory biography of the author.
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One minute Stories

This is “ kerplunk ' . And you're the one who's supposed to be a professor . " The professor had stared , baffled . Kerplunk ? ” Satisfied , the boy had blinked his dark , bright eyes and pointed at the circle with the tree branch .



ISBN: 7507100855

Category: Chinese fiction

Page: 229

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Jacqueline Wilson Double Decker

The boys who weren't Arthur were scribbling stories based on video games. They'd got a bit bored and were flicking rubbers at each other, going Zap and Pow and Kerplunk. The library lady sighed and skirted round them towards Arthur.

Author: Jacqueline Wilson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409098171

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

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Double Act Ruby and Garnet are ten-year-old twins. They're identical, and they do EVERYTHING together, especially since their mother died three years earlier - but they couldn't be more different. Bossy, bouncy, funny Ruby loves to take charge, and is desperate to be a famous actress, while quiet, sensitive, academic Garnet loves nothing more than to curl up with one of her favourite books. And when everything around the twins is changing so much, can being a double act work for ever? Bad Girls Shy, mild Mandy has been bullied at school for as long as she can remember. That's why she is delighted when cheeky, daring, full-of-fun Tanya picks her as a friend. Mum isn't happy - she thinks Tanya's a BAD GIRL and a bad influence on her daughter. But Mandy loves spending time with her brilliant new friend, and is sure Tanya can only get her out of trouble, not into it . . . or could she?
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