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With its brilliant new translation, perceptive advent, and witty packaging, this new version of Voltaire's masterpiece belongs within the palms of each reader puzzling over our assumptions approximately human habit and our position on this planet. Candide tells of the hilarious adventures of the naïve Candide, who doggedly believes that "all is for the best" even if confronted with injustice, pain, and depression. debatable and enjoyable, Candide is a booklet that's vitally proper at the present time in our international pervaded by—as Candide may say—"the mania for insisting that each one is easily whilst all is not at all well."
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At last one, a tall young fellow, came out from the trees and bowed to Gandalf and to Thorin. " he said. " said Thorin a bit gruffly; but Gandalf was already off his horse and among the elves, talking merrily with them. "You are a little out of your way," said the elf: "that is, if you are making for the only path across the water and to the house beyond. We will set you right, but you had best get on foot, until you are over the bridge. Are you going to stay a bit and sing with us, or will you go straight on?
Said one of the drivers. "Several of our people were struck by lightning in the cave, when we invited these creatures to come below; and they are as dead as stones. " He held out the sword which Thorin had worn, the sword which came from the Trolls' lair. The Great Goblin gave a truly awful howl of rage when he looked at it, and all his soldiers gnashed their teeth, clashed their shields, and stamped. They knew the sword at once. It had killed hundreds of goblins in its time, when the fair elves of Gondolin hunted them in the hills or did battle before their walls.
They all laughed and stamped and clapped their hands, when the dwarves (with poor little Bilbo at the back and nearest to the whips) came running in, while the goblin-drivers whooped and cracked their whips behind. The ponies were already there huddled in a corner; and there were all the baggages and packages lying broken open, and being rummaged by goblins, and smelt by goblins, and fingered by goblins, and quarrelled over by goblins. 50 OVER HILL AND UNDER HILL I am afraid that was the last they ever saw of those excellent little ponies, including a jolly sturdy little white fellow that Elrond had lent to Gandalf, since his horse was not suitable for the mountain-paths.