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By Bergmann, Claudia D.

Crises and catastrophes of every kind have consistently faced people with nice demanding situations. the current examine examines the query of the way literary texts strategy and care for those demanding situations throughout the imaginary global of metaphors. It concentrates at the metaphor of childbirth, which compares humans racked with problem to ladies in labour (and occasionally vice versa). The texts tested are taken from the traditional Orient and the previous testomony, including a textual content exemplar from the Qumran corpus, which takes up the metaphor of childbirth and develops it additional.

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She asked, sipping her coffee. “From the bone structure, he surmises that they were both female, young—in their late teens or early twenties at most—and Caucasian. Jane Doe One looked to be about five-four, five-five and small-boned. She had reached ninetyfive percent of her postpuberty growth. Number Two was taller, maybe five eight, and had a large frame. She’d stopped growing according to the bone plates. The bodies weren’t lying in the mountains as long as I would have thought. From the skin fragments he said they probably were dumped about three months ago.

His conclusion was profound: Either an abduction or a runaway. Did he favor one over the other, Decker asked. Oh, probably the abduction, said Oldham. None of the girl’s personal effects seemed to be missing. Her car was still in the parking lot. People don’t leave without taking some memento along. But then again, he added gleefully, she still could have been a runaway. Decker thanked him. As he turned to leave, he saw Oldham taking off his shirt and dipping his bare arms into a tank of guppies.

I was home. ” Shit! “I guess it was around four. ” There was a silence. “What was I doing at four? ” There was a pause. ” she said. He took a deep breath. ” “Hold on. ” He heard her shriek Cindy’s name. It was one of her most annoying habits. She’d never enter a room to tell you something. She’d scream the message from wherever she was. Decker heard the extension being picked up. “Hi, Dad,” Cindy said. ” Decker asked. The question was immediately followed by the sound of a slamming receiver.

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