Better luck next time

better luck next time
Contemporary Examples

Why Greek Debt is Going Long Megan McArdle November 26, 2012

Historical Examples

The Carter Girls’ Mysterious Neighbors Nell Speed
Kildares of Storm Eleanor Mercein Kelly
The Pioneer Boys of the Columbia Harrison Adams
Throckmorton Molly Elliot Seawell
Ben, the Luggage Boy; Horatio Alger
Anything You Can Do … Gordon Randall Garrett
Jacob Faithful Captain Frederick Marryat
Camping Alexandra G. Lockwine
Work and Win Oliver Optic


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