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Chapter Seven: Mr. Talker, MP

Mr. Talker had arrived. It was Christmas Eve. Jonathan had been expecting Mr. Talker to visit Jonathan at his home, since Mr. Talker had telephoned and said he was driving over to see Jonathan in his motorcar. Mr. Talker had explained on the telephone that all of Country Village had now understood that it was important to be popular and …

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Chapter Eight: Father Christmas

On the evening before Christmas Day, Father Christmas always visited with Jonathan. This had been a tradition every year for as long as Jonathan could remember. However, this year would be different for Jonathan because he knew something he did not know before. He knew there was no such thing as Father Christmas. Jonathan learned this truth in the most …

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Chapter Nine: Mr. Tailor

Mr. Talker, MP, was becoming more and more popular and more and more powerful and more and more persuasive and more and more pestiferous. Today, his pestiferous and pernicious proclivity extended to Mr. Dressmaker, who was quietly stitching a yellow chartreuse dress in his dressmaking studio. Mr. Talker, MP, had asked his secretary to put up a sign in Mr. …

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Chapter Ten: Miss Sari

Since Mr. Talker, MP had proclaimed Mr. Dressmaker as the most popular dressmaker in all of Country Village, Mr. Dressmaker now traveled to Himalayan Village where he presented some of the dresses he had designed and stitched together to Miss Sari. “Miss Sari,” enthused Mr. Dressmaker, “I am the most popular dressmaker in Country Village and I would like you to consider …

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Chapter Eleven: Mr. Chopstick

As the most popular baker in all of Country Village, Mr. Baker now traveled to Peking Village, which is where the peaking wall is located, above which people are always peaking. After climbing up a ladder and taking a peak over the peaking wall where people are always peaking, Mr. Baker came over to present a bundle of baguette breads …

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Chapter Twelve: Mr. Inuit

As the most popular brickbuilder in all of Country Village, Mr. Brickbuilder now traveled to Arctic Village to meet with Mr. Inuit. “Mr. Inuit,” enthused Mr. Brickbuilder, “I am the most popular brickbuilder in Country Village…” “Icy, icy,” replied Mr. Inuit. “…And I would like you to consider building your homes with these rustic and resilient red bricks.” “Icy, icy,” …

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Chapter Thirteen: Mr. Masai

As the most popular printer in all of Country Village, Mr. Printer now traveled to Masai Village to meet with Mr. Storyteller. The single-hump camel ride over to Masai Village was both bumpy and lumpy for Mr. Printer. The heat was scorching and sweltering and he had to knot a kerchief upon his head to keep cool in the hot …

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Chapter Fourteen: Mr. Talker Learns to Listen

There were four noisy knocks at Mr. Talker’s front door at his home in Country Village. When he opened his front door, four gentlemen entered and started to speak. “Now don’t say a word!” exclaimed Mr. Dressmaker. “No more talking, Mr. Talker!” exclaimed Mr. Baker. “We shall do the talking now!” exclaimed Mr. Brickbuilder. “It is time for you to …

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Chapter Fifteen: Jonathan Learns about Enkai

There are four gentle knocks from four gentlemen on the front door of Jonathan’s home. Jonathan’s dad opens the front door and lets in the four gentlemen and then ushers them into the living room where Jonathan stands by the fire with his back to the Christmas tree that he has just helped to decorate with his parents. “Mr. Talker …

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Gandhi and Tolstoy

by Purushottama Bilimoria, PhD Gandhi initially adopted a form of non-cooperation, which was echoed in the works of Tolstoy, Henry Thoreau and reinforced by his Quaker friends in South Africa. The ideas of M.K. Gandhi, or Mahatma Gandhi as he is popularly known, are all but forgotten in India; and yet Gandhi more than most in recent times struggled to advance Indian ethics beyond the …

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