The Crying of the Wind

'The one memory of the Islands that I shall carry with me to my dying day,' said Ceci as the taxi pulled away from Jorge Newbury airport, 'is that of the relentless, screaming, buffeting wind. It is like an animal, that wind.

Author: Charles Gidley Wheeler

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595366384

Category: Fiction

Page: 419

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' What need have you to dread the monstrous crying of wind?' -W.B. Yeats Buenos Aires, 1939: Anna McGeoch arrives in Argentina from Scotland to join her brother and his wife and work on a Christian mission among the Matacos Indians. But within hours of her arrival she learns that her brother has been killed. Anna stays on in Buenos Aires and is welcomed into the glamorous lifestyle of the Hurlingham Club's polo-playing community. When she marries Tito Cadoret, a life of wealth and happiness seems to lie ahead. But, unknown to Anna, Cadoret is already in thrall to a corrupt and powerful lawyer, and as the years pass, he and his family are drawn ever deeper into a dark world of murder, blackmail, and the 'Dirty War'. When, in 1982, the British Task Force sails for the Falklands, Anna's daughter Nikki sails with it as a naval nurse aboard a hospital ship. After the battles are over, she tends the wounds of British and Argentine sailors and soldiers, and sees at first hand the tragedy and futility of armed conflict. As in the case of so many women down the centuries, Anna and Nikki suffer much in order to keep the family together, and the price they pay for personal freedom is high.

Crying of the Wind

The British surrealist painter and writer Ithell Colquhoun recalls episodes from her travels in Ireland as a young woman turning her back on the modern world and setting out across the unruly Irish countryside.

Author: Ithell Colquhoun


ISBN: 9780720618945



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Cry of the Wind

of the wind, saw the snow driven hard before it, and she understood. She waited until a brief lull in the wind allowed her to see the dark shapes of the village lodges, small and dim in the distance, then set herself toward them wrapped ...

Author: Sue Harrison

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480411957

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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In an ancient time of icy splendor at the top of the world, can two people whose spirits belong to each other overcome the senseless violence between their tribes? A wise storyteller and powerful hunter, Chakliux has one weakness: the beautiful Aqamdax, who has been promised to a cruel tribesman she does not love. But there can be no future for Chakliux and Aqamdax until a curse upon their peoples has been lifted. As they travel a dangerous path, they encounter greater challenges than the harsh terrain and the long season of ice. K’os, the woman who saved Chakliux’s life when he was an infant, is now enslaved by the leader of the enemy tribe against whom she has sworn vengeance. To carry out her justice she will destroy anyone who gets in her way, even the storyteller she raised as her own son. Cry of the Wind is the second book of the Storyteller Trilogy, which also includes Song of the River and Call Down the Stars.

The Crying Sea

“ And there arose a great storm of wind , and the waves beat into the boat . And Jesus was in the hinder part of the boat , asleep on a pillow : and they awake him , Master , carest thou not that we perish ? And he arose , and rebuked ...

Author: Paddy Cummins

Publisher: Paddy Cummins

ISBN: 9780953841943

Category: Collisions at sea

Page: 144

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Wind Flowers

He had dark glasses and his hair and beard were windblown. He stared at them in astonishment for a couple of minutes. Then he leaned the Bullet against a tamarind tree, took the crying child and put it in its mother's arms without ...

Author: V Abdulla

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9352141857

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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A classic collection of stories showcasing some of India's best-known writers After a hesitant start towards the end of the ninetheenth century, short fiction in Malyalam came into its own in the 1930s. Since then, writer has experimented with content , style and language to give the genre a unique standing in contemporary Indian litereature as perhaps the most translated, not just into English and other Indian languages but also into other media such as flim and televison. From Vaikom Muhammed Basheer and O.. Vijayan to Kamamla Das and Sarah Joesph, this volume brings together an extraordinary range of writers and themes. There are among others, M.T. Vasudevan Mair's ' Oppol', a story about childhood innoccence and loss, which was made into award-winning flim, Paul Zacharia's 'Bhaskara Pattelar and my Life' a brilliant psychological examination of the master-slave dialectic; Lalithambika Antherjanam's path-breaking 'Goddess of Revenge' in which a young Namboodiri woman becomes a prostitute to expose the hypocrisy of her husband and their rigidly orthodox community; and N.S. Madhavan's classic story of an upper-caste widowwho finds redemption in the forbidden touch of a Pulaya. Translated with flair and integrity, these stories capture the vibrancy of a literary culture at its creative best.

The Humming Room

It was a curious sound—it seemed almost as if a child were crying somewhere. Sometimes the wind sounded rather like a child crying, but presently Mistress Mary felt quite sure that this sound was inside the house, not outside it.

Author: Ellen Potter

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 1466802758

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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Hiding is Roo Fanshaw's special skill. Living in a frighteningly unstable family, she often needs to disappear at a moment's notice. When her parents are murdered, it's her special hiding place under the trailer that saves her life. As it turns out, Roo, much to her surprise, has a wealthy if eccentric uncle, who has agreed to take her into his home on Cough Rock Island. Once a tuberculosis sanitarium for children of the rich, the strange house is teeming with ghost stories and secrets. Roo doesn't believe in ghosts or fairy stories, but what are those eerie noises she keeps hearing? And who is that strange wild boy who lives on the river? People are lying to her, and Roo becomes determined to find the truth. Despite the best efforts of her uncle's assistants, Roo discovers the house's hidden room--a garden with a tragic secret. This tale full of unusual characters and mysterious secrets is a story that only Ellen Potter could write. The Humming Room was inspired by The Secret Garden, a classic that Ellen Potter has reread every year of her adult life. See how these two works complement each other with this special e-book bonus – the entire text of Frances Hodgson Burnett's original novel. Just keep reading.

The Heart of the Sands

Morgin awoke to the howl of the wind, his fingers wrapped about the hilt of his sword, memories of Rat haunting his dreams. Shebasha's scream rose above the cry of the wind, an anguished shriek Morgin knew must come from the demon ...

Author: J. L. Doty

Publisher: Telemachus Press, LLC

ISBN: 193992751X

Category: Fiction

Page: 274

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Now a Benesh'ere slave, every whiteface in the tribe hungers for Morgin's death. But he is Harriok's property, and while Harriok remains in a coma, a victim of the venom of the sand cat's sixth claw, the warriors wait and bide their time. As Morgin accompanies them on the March, an affinity for steel is slowly awakening within him, and he truly fears the truths his growing knowledge may reveal. Rhianne, thinking Morgin is dead, leads a lonely life as a hedge witch in a small village near the Lake of Sorrows. But as she matures, her powers grow far beyond those of a mere village healer. She now has a personal connection to the deadly talismanic sword Morgin brought onto the Mortal Plane, and as she begins to glean its true nature, she fears the fate of all mankind. As summer approaches and the heat of the sands of the Munjarro grows unbearable, the Benesh'ere are in the midst of their annual migration to the Lake of Sorrows. During the two days it takes to cross the Plains of Quam, their column is repeatedly attacked by companies of Kulls, a game of sport for the halfmen. Morgin fights beside the Benesh'ere to protect the column, and he reluctantly develops empathy for the whitefaces and their way of life. Morgin knows he must overcome Jerst and Blesset's hatred of him, and he regrets the heated words he threw at them shortly before the battle at Csairne Glen. But his only recourse may be to fight them in individual, mortal combat. And as he tries to find a resolution to that situation, he has no idea that he must again face Salula. For thrice and thrice must a blade be born.

The Cry of the Dove

She must be crying for me. I recognized that wind. ... He could command the winds and understand and talk to birds and animals.Allah instructed him to teach both men and jinn to mine the earth and extract its minerals to make tools and ...

Author: Fadia Faqir

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802170404

Category: Fiction

Page: 289

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Left pregnant after an illicit love affair, Saalma, a young Bedouin woman from Hima in the Levant flees her people to escape the honor killing waiting for her at the hands of her tribe and seeks asylum in England. Original.

In the Fire of the Eastern Front

But the cry of the wind swallowed our calls. Our hands froze around our rifles and the storm really raged. We held our positions that afternoon, through into the evening and the night, without being relieved. Some of us stood there and ...

Author: Hendrick C. Verton

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 081175054X

Category: History

Page: 288

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Extraordinary story of a Dutch volunteer in the Waffen-SS. Vivid details on SS training and combat on the Eastern Front. Account of the little-known siege of Breslau in early 1945.

Anna s Place

There are places were the wind has scoured the dirt away clear down to bedrock. They're like round bowls that seem to hold whirlwinds. ... In that wind, you can almost here the crying of the Old Ones.” “Old Ones? What do you mean?

Author: Carol Eckhardt

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460295765

Category: Fiction

Page: 153

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Anna Royer and her daughter Elizabeth are haunted by the raw Wyoming landscape they left behind years before. Their memories of the immensity of sky, the breadth of distance, the demons of weather and spirits of the "Old Ones" conspire to draw them back to see what remains of their life there. What they find confronts them with confusion and death and changes their lives forever.