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Anyone can have a once-upon-a-time or a happily-ever-after, but it's the journey between that makes the story worth telling.


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Of course I saved you," she said. "I couldn't do without you." And because she was happy and flushed...
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The little boys did as they were told, eager to please their deranged brother.

"Ici, g...
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She held out a small voice recorder. 'By the way, could you describe exactly how you felt at the mom...
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Excuse me, Tex," the nurse said, hands on hips. 'Would you mind reining in the voice. There are babi...
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Doobie always wanted to see the badge. It was shiny, and he was eight.
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Friendship isn't a science mudboy. Just do what you think is right.
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Artemis simple-toon
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A fifeteen-year old, of to save the world, with faries. - Angeline Fowl
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I'm the nut!
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Orion sniffed. "Good. Then, worthy centaur, perhaps you could give me a ride to the village on your ...
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confidence is ignorance.If your'e feeling cocky, it's because there's something you don't know
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Stupid. Stupid. Foaly, we are both imbeciles. I don't expect lateral thinking from the LEP, but from...
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She strode across the McGraney boundary without a backward glance, legs cutting twin swatches in the...
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Maybe I'm just gonna kill you," says Mike, peeved at being predictable. "You ever think of that?" EOIN COLFER I do like to read in bed, but because I have two kids I'm often forced to read in the bathroom.
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I never tell anyone exactly how clever I am. They would be too scared.
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Confidence is ignorance. If you're feeling cocky, it's because there's something you don't know.
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Humm humm haaa. Rahmumm humm haaaa," intoned Opal, finishing her chant. "Peace be inside me, toleran...
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That was horrible. Horrible. That poor little guy."
Pex was unrepentant. "Yeah, well, he asked ...
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Really, I'm trying to care, Artemis, really. But I thought it was all supposed to be over when the f...
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Holly clambered after him, struggling up the human-size steps.
"Wait! Just wait," she called, ...
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If I win, I'm a prodigy. If I lose then I'm mad. That's the way history is written
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Certainly, Doctor. Let's talk about your chair. Victorian?
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Butler shot one of the half dozen diners a fierce glare, just in case she might be planning somethin...
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(about his terrible attempt at making a sandwich) It's more difficult than it looks. (Artemis Fowl)
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The sarcasm made a slight whistling noise as it flew over Loafers' head.
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code red thing.’ Holly
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I can invent my own creatures and give them their own powers. It was great fun.
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[When it comes to writing, Colfer admits to being a bit of a perfectionist. Over time, he's learned ...
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[Right now, on tour, Colfer is missing his wife and two kids but says it would be churlish not to ap...
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Her glare was so intense that you completely forgot she was wearing pink.
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Why can't we for once have a meeting in Starbucks?
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The next minute or so was spent howling on the ceiling . Imp No.1 joined in, but he wasn't really fe...
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Vinyaya was being openly antagonistic, and that was an emotion that could be trusted, unless of cour...
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Mulch's tongue lolled out, resting on the centaur's neck. "Mmm," he mumbled around his tongue. "Hors...
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Is that how you're going to take me? Scare me into voluntarily coming aboard, then steal my Ice Cube...
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Very well, I promise. So, what did you get for me?" Angeline paused for a beat. "Jeans." "What?" cro...
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So, what did you get for me?"
Angeline paused for a beat. "Jeans."
"What?" croaked Artemis...
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Let us proceed under the assumption that the fairy folk do exist, and that I am not a gibbering moro...
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Who are you?" he asked.
I am the future queen of this world, at the very least. You may refer t...
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What many people don't know about 'Peter Pan' is that it's a very violent book and H...
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Look!" said Foaly, pointing with some urgency into the vast steel-gray gloom, "Someone who cares!
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Ah, my princess. Noble steed. How does the morning find you both?
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Foaly: Anyone see you come in here?
Holly: The FBI, CIA, NSA, DEA, MI6. Oh, and the EIB.
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