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The Amber Spyglass Chapter 32 Morning

The wide golden prairie that Lee Scoresby’s ghost had seen briefly through the window was lying quiet under the first sun of morning. Golden, but also yellow, brown, green, and every one of the million shades between them; and black, in places, in lines and streaks of bright pitch; and silvery, too, where the sun …

Night Creature: Crescent Moon Chapter 32

I tore my gaze from the flames. “You’ve done this before, right?” “A few times.” “Anyone spend the rest of their days mumbling and drooling? Any former customers sitting in a corner of the insane asylum doing this?” I took my index finger and wagged it back and forth across my bottom lip, making the …

Night Creature: Hunter’s Moon Chapter 32

“Fuck me,” I muttered. “I think that’s what he has in mind.” “Now what?” I asked, which seemed to be the question of the week. “Now we keep blasting wolves whenever the opportunity presents itself, search for their lair, keep an eye out for Hector night and day, and dig, dig, dig some more for …

Night Creature: Blue Moon Chapter 32

I hurried home to get dressed, where I found a message on my machine from just the man I wanted to see. “Jessie, I went back to the cave last night. Now I must do some burning. I will meet you at the station for your shift.” “Can’t leave him alone for a minute,” I …

Stefan’s Diaries: Bloodlust Chapter 32-33

Chapter 32 Stefan,” a disembodied voice whispered. I was in the labyrinth back at Veritas, the lush green hedges rising higher than my head, the sun beating down upon my shoulders. My collar was itchy and constrictive–for some reason I was in my Sunday best. From around the bend Damon approached, his blue eyes wide …

Stefan’s Diaries: Origins Chapter 32

I turned my back to the estate and began walking, then running, on the dirt road into town. Somehow, I felt that my feet barely touched the ground. I ran faster and faster, but my breath stayed the same. I felt that I could run like this forever, and I wanted to, because every step …

The Hunters: Phantom Chapter 32

Matt watched in horror as the phantom shook Damon like a rag dol . Elena spun around to lock eyes with Matt and Bonnie. “We have to save him,” she whispered, a fierce determination on her face, and immediately took off running, shoving her way through the piles of ash. Matt figured that if Damon, …

Fluke, or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings Chapter 31~32

CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE Booty and the Beasts The second time Amy came out of the bedroom, she was dressed in her familiar hiking shorts, flip-flops, and a WHALES ARE OUR PALS T-shirt. “Better?” “I don’t feel any better, if that’s what you’re asking.” Nate sat at the table with a can of grapefruit juice and a …

Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal Chapter 32

Joseph rubbed the bridge of his nose as if fighting a headache. “He said he’d see what he could do.” We watched as the Roman soldiers took Joshua inside and the priests followed. The Pharisees, commoners in the eyes of the Romans, were left outside. A legionnaire almost caught Jakan’s face in the gate when …

The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove Chapter 32~33

Thirty-two Catfish and Estelle “That was a good guitar,” Catfish said. He had his arms around Estelle, who had pressed her face to his chest when the monster attacked Winston Krauss. “I didn’t realize,” Estelle said. “I didn’t think it would do that.” Catfish stroked her hair. “That was a good car too. That car …

Island of the Sequined Love Nun Chapter 32~33

32 The Missionary Position The guards came for Tucker at sunset, just as he was slipping into the cotton pants and shirt the doctor had left for him. The doctor’s clothes were at least three sizes too big for him, but with the bandages he had to put them over, that was a blessing. He …

Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story Chapter 32

Chapter 32 All for One, and… Well, You Know They might have been the Magnificent Seven or the Seven Samurai. If each of them had been a trained professional, a gunfighter with a character flaw, or a broken warrior with a past – or if each had a secret reason for joining a suicide mission, …

Coyote Blue Chapter 32~33

CHAPTER 32 A Doctorate in Deception According to Pokey, at the time the white men came, there were seven sacred arrow bundles. Each had been made by four medicine men who had the same vision at the same time. Once the bundles were made, the medicine men vowed never to gather again, afraid that if …

Practical Demonkeeping Chapter 31-32

31 GOOD GUYS Augustus Brine, Travis, and Gian Hen Gian were squeezed into the seat of Brine’s pickup. As they approached Effrom and Amanda’s house, they spotted a beige Dodge parked in the driveway. “Do you know what kind of car they drive?” Travis asked. Brine was slowing down. “An old Ford, I think.” “Don’t …

The Return: Midnight Chapter 32

“Damon doesn’t mean to be such a – a bastard,”Bonnie said explosively. “He’s just – so often he feels like it’s the three of us against him – and – and – “ “Well, who started that? Even back riding the thurgs,”Stefan said. “I know, but there’s something else,”Bonnie said humbly. “Since it’s only snow …

The Return: Shadow Souls Chapter 32

Elena was radiantly happy. She had gone to sleep happy, only to wake up again happy, serene in the knowledge that soon – soon she would visit Stefan, and that after that – surely very soon – she would be able to take Stefan away. Bonnie and Meredith weren’t surprised when she wanted to see …

The Return: Nightfall Chapter 32

“Who is it?” a voice was saying from the forest darkness. “Who’s out there?” Bonnie had seldom been as grateful to anyone as she was to Matt for holding on to her. She needed people contact. If she could only bury herself deep enough in other people, she would be safe somehow. She just barely …

The Host Chapter 32: Ambushed

The caves were quiet; the sun had not yet risen. In the big plaza, the mirrors were a pale gray with the coming dawn. My few clothes were still in Jamie and Jared’s room. I snuck in, glad that I knew where Jared was. Jamie was sound asleep, curled into a tight ball in the …

The Twilight Saga 4: Breaking Dawn 32. Company

The Cullens’ enormous house was more crowded with guests than anyone would assume could possibly be comfortable. It only worked out because none of the visitors slept. Mealtimes were dicey, though. Our company cooperated as best they could. They gave Forks and La Push a wide berth, only hunting out of state; Edward was a …

Deception Point Page 32

Ming’s lungs were screaming for oxygen. He held his breath, still trying to kick toward the surface. Breathe! He fought the reflex, clamping his insensate lips together. Breathe! He tried in vain to swim upward. Breathe! At that instant, in a deadly battle of human reflex against reason, Ming’s breathing instinct overcame his ability to …

Angels Demons Chapter 32-35

32 Langdon held his breath as the X-33 spiraled into Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci International Airport. Vittoria sat across from him, eyes closed as if trying to will the situation into control. The craft touched down and taxied to a private hangar. “Sorry for the slow flight,” the pilot apologized, emerging from the cockpit. “Had …