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Adulation. I stare at the
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I am not just what I remember. I am also what I dream.

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Jen, we did it. Everyone's free now.

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The Government justifies keeping everyone else in poverty because people seem to work the hardest when they're right on the edge of survival.

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We'll have a 'rest of our lives' now,

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Bitter is a bad way to live!

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There's hope around the corner.

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I have a choice.

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The sudden silence is horrifying, and it seems to catch my mother off guard. A tiny whimper escapes her, the sound amplified in the stillness. Surely, my father hears her now; surely he and I can't go on pretending she isn't crying.

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But it'd be nice to have someone who cared about me, someone I could talk to
about anything, someone who'd tell me I was really special.

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Winning isn't everything," Eisenhower said faintly. "Sometimes, just knowing your family's safe and healthy and alive is even better.

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Why didn't you tell me that evil could be so lighthearted?

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There was a law against Luke.

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Baby smuggling is a serious crime,' he said. 'There were thirty-six babies on that plane. We could charge you with thirty-six counts of kidnapping.'
That, at least, got Second to look back at Mr. Reardon.
'Does FBI mean Federal Bureau of Idiots?' he asked. 'If any of you were any good at analyzing footprints, you would know that I fell when I was trying to sneak into the airport grounds, not out.'
'And why would you do that?' Mr. Reardon asked, hunching forward over a notepad.
'It was a dare, all right?' Second snarled. 'I was with my friends and we were talking about what it would be like to stand on a runway when a plane was landing and ... we decided to try it out.'
'That's a crime too,' Mr. Reardon said.
Second shrugged. 'It ain't thirty-six counts of kidnapping,' he said.

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It kind of seemed like, as long as he was alive, there was still hope that he could fix things.

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My parents are very good at bribery.

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Maybe never again as long as I live. He turned and walked into the

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It just happened,

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Listen, I'll share some of the wisdom I learned over the years. When you near the end of your life ... when you're a lonely old man ... you start realizing what your accomplishments are really worth. The most brilliant clue I ever deciphered, the millions I earned
even the microwavable burrito itself
sometimes I think I'd be willing to trade all of it for a single hug of someone who truly loves me.

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I was there laughing and joking with everyone else, but it's like there was some part of me
standing back, watching, thinking, Is this as good as it gets?

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Want to change history? Luke made a stab at humor.

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It does not take a long time to fall to the ground, even from nine stories up. But it took a lifetime for Yetta. It took every single one of the last moments of her life.

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Adulation. I stare at the

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He made time travel sound almost like hide-and-seek or capture the flag or some other spylike game
only with higher stakes and greater consequences.

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I was Pandora, bound and determined to open that box.

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