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By Jeffrey Archer

ISBN-10: 1429954159

ISBN-13: 9781429954150

October 2012 Retail ePub. brief tale collection

Ordinary Heros,
Extraordinary Deeds

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 big apple to Nigeria, Jeffrey Archer takes the reader on a journey of historical heirlooms and glossy romance, of cutthroat enterprise and kindly strangers, of lives lived within the nation-states of strength 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 quick tales in A Quiver choked with Arrows will captivate the hearts and souls of readers of all over the place.

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One o'clock brought forth the legend CARPE DIEM. Two o'clock supplied TIME TEACHES ALL THINGS. Three o'clock suggested that TIME OVERTAKES ALL THINGS. Four o'clock claimed that THERE IS TIME ENOUGH FOR EVERYTHING. Five o'clock observed that TEMPUS FUGIT. Six o'clock warned that OUR COSTLIEST EXPENDITURE IS TIME. Eight o'clock advised that THERE IS A TIME FOR EVERY PURPOSE. Nine o'clock pointed out that FUTURE TIME IS ALL THERE IS. Ten o'clock stated that EVERYTHING CHANGES WITH TIME. Eleven o'clock was marked by TIME MUST BE SPENT.

History often makes mistakes," Jehan assured him. "Master Zacharius never received credit for the fusee, because there was a man named Jacob the Czech who worked in Prague, and Prague is a far better source of fame than poor Geneva. I do not charge this Jacob with theft, mind, for the device is obvious enough once a man's mind turns in that direction, just as your pendulum-clock might be. There may well be another man who has already made the discovery - in Florence, say, or Vienna - whose discovery has not yet been communicated to the other great cities of Europe.

There was only one thing new about the fusee I discarded, and that was its material. It was brass, not iron; it did not rust, but if it worked any better as a regulator than any other it was by virtue of the JEHAN THUN'S QUEST 33 quality of its workmanship, not the detail of its design. The one I have made is better adapted to its own mechanism; it could not regulate a watchspring any more than a pendulum could drive the hand of a watch. On the other hand, what you say is perfectly true: there are a hundred clockmakers in every city in Europe who would be eager to know what might be done with my mechanism, and you shall share in the profits that will accrue from the dissemination of the secret if you will help me finish my work.

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