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  • They gazed, short breathed, in awe, upon this radiantly bestriped, unspeakably fascinating, wholly and resplendently pulchritudinous creation.

    Heart's Desire

  • Yet there were occasional figures that I recover from our scant circle and that I associate, whatever links I may miss, with the small still houses on the rampart; figures of the quaintest, quite perhaps the frowsiest, little English ladies in such mushroom hats, such extremely circular and bestriped scarlet petticoats, such perpetual tight gauntlets, such explicit claims to long descent, which showed them for everything that everyone else at Boulogne was not.

    A Small Boy and Others

  • Secondly lending should be prohibited well below 50 times capital resurces, End Of Story wrote: good to get focus on this. its amazed me that the "owners" have had so little coverage in the crisis so far. as, you point out, they should be able to set the direction of the company and the risk/reward balance of their money invested. you would think that all shareholders, whether an 80 yr old pensioner from hove, or a bestriped pension fund manager would be reasonably aligned. the only occasion i can think this does not happen is when pension fund managers are set bonuses for short term returns .... wrote:

    BBC Blog Network


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