By Jeffrey Archer
October 2012 Retail ePub. brief tale collection
The bestselling writer of Kane & Abel, The Prodigal Daughter and Honor between Thieves once more astonishes, delights, and electrifies his legions of fans.
From London to China, and manhattan to Nigeria, Jeffrey Archer takes the reader on a journey of historic heirlooms and sleek romance, of cutthroat company and kindly strangers, of lives lived within the nation-states of energy and lives free of the gloom of oppression. Fortunes are made and squandered, honor betrayed and redeemed, and love misplaced and rediscovered.
Embracing the passions that force women and men to like and to hate, the fast tales in A Quiver filled with Arrows will captivate the hearts and souls of readers of in all places.
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How can I eat beans and steak? What will spinach taste like with out ketchup? f a t h e r . Hard times. I must contribute my best suit to the dummy. m o t h e r . Why should the dummy demand all our things? f a t h e r . It is a sacrifice, and gives its life for mine. Dare we do less for one who is to be the victim of the male neighbor? m o t h e r . Perhaps if you apologize on the telephone . . f a t h e r . He might hang up on me. m o t h e r . Rudeness is unforgivable. f a t h e r . Hard times, people become rude.