By Reynold Feldman
An anthology of people sayings and proverbs from around the globe, prepared in a hundred alphabetized different types for simple reference. This treasury of proverbial knowledge makes an excellent reward e-book and a convenient reference for audio system and writers.
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The canal ran just a few feet to his left. Houseboats were moored intermittently along the side, and to the right was wild scrubland, not very deep, but thick enough with brambles and tall grass to adequately hide someone in this low light undetectably. Right now Daniel’s best shot was to keep himself out in the open and wait to be attacked. He kept walking. “Steady,” he whispered. ” As he inched forward, he tried to hide his fear, but then decided that it would be better for the one hunting him if he didn’t hide it.
They gazed at the words, trying to puzzle them out, and as they did Daniel was aware of a soft sound that he hadn’t heard before—a gentle rhythmic sigh, the sound of breathing. ” he whispered. ” Gathering his courage, Daniel stepped through the arch and found himself in a perfectly square room with a very high ceiling made of rough natural rock. In the centre of the room stood a stone dais holding half a dozen of the silver lamps. And what the lamps threw their light upon made Daniel’s jaw drop.
Groups of tourists—students on school trips, all of them with matching yellow backpacks—stood in clusters outside the fast food restaurants, yelling at and flirting with each other. And for the second time that day Daniel caught a glimpse from within the swarm of faces of someone he recognised. He stopped in his tracks. “It can’t be . ” He turned and looked at the sea of people. She wasn’t there anymore; the tide had closed. Lurching forward, he ducked into Ship Street, a long, narrow, fairly empty side road.
A World Treasury of Folk Wisdom by Reynold Feldman