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By Siobhán Parkinson, Rachel van Kooij

17th-century Madrid isn't a sort position for a dwarf like Bartolomé, and his relations has to maintain him hidden in a small again room to guard him from being mocked in the street. he's formidable, and longs to profit to learn and write. His siblings organize classes with a monk in a neighborhood monastery, they usually have the capacity to sneak him out of the home and get the fabrics he must examine. yet then the king's little daughter, the Infanta, spots him in the street and needs to have him as her 'human dog'. existence within the royal palace is horrifying and humiliating, until eventually Bartolomé discovers the artist's studio ... vibrant and gripping, this is often an inspiring tale of braveness and wish in keeping with the portray Las Meninas through Diego Velazquez.

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The Viet Cong is like any army,” Hien explains. “It needs intelligence to learn what the enemy is doing. When you can, go to where the Americans work and live. Talk to the Vietnamese who work for them. Learn from them what the military is doing. If anyone gets suspicious, lie to them. Even lie to your aunt, if you have to. ” At night you begin going to bars where Americans go. You talk to the Vietnamese girls 59 who sit with them. ” Turn the page. ” she asks. ” “No,” you lie. “I support President Diem and the Americans.

But most likely he will torture you because he thinks you are with the Viet Cong. You wish you had never left your home and come to Saigon. 61 THE END To follow another path, turn to page 11. To read the conclusion, turn to page 101. ” The next day your unit attacks a nearby Viet Cong camp. S. helicopters fly out ahead of you to fire at the enemy. Ground troups also fire artillery at the camp. You receive an order to enter the camp. The Viet Cong sometimes set up booby traps, so you watch for punji sticks in the ground.

I want to stay with the company,” you say, looking at John. He smiles. You’re taking part in Operation Hastings. S. commanders want to stop the North Vietnamese from launching a major invasion. Your company is part of the first wave of Marines to land near the NVA position on July 15. ” John says to you over the whir of the chopper blades. “They’re shooting at us. ” You listen to the machine gun fire, frightened 40 about facing combat for the first time. But you have a job to do, and you’re ready to do it.

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