By Sheila Roberts
Candy desires Chocolate corporation has been within the Sterling family members for generations, ever due to the fact that Great-Grandma Rose actually dreamed up her first great recipe. yet now it seems like they're approximately to lose candy desires to the bank—and that may be a catastrophe, not just for the family members yet for town of Icicle Falls, Washington. Can Samantha, the oldest daughter and new head of the corporate, get a hold of the way to retailer it?After Samantha does a few brainstorming together with her mom and sisters, suggestion moves. They'll have a chocolate pageant! Time's operating out, however the Sterling girls are made up our minds and the town's at the back of them, so everything's guaranteed to move smoothly….
Or now not. occasions appear to be conspiring opposed to Samantha, and her mother's makes an attempt to assist aren't assisting. To make issues worse, the destiny of her corporation is within the palms of her archenemy, Blake Preston, the financial institution supervisor with the football-hero beauty. It's adequate to force her to chocolate. yet Blake's additionally adequate to persuade her that (believe it or no longer) there's anything even higher than chocolate.
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However, after a while Allah sent me a thought and I said to myself, "By God, needs must this stream have an end as well as a beginning; ergo an issue somewhere, and belike its course may lead to some inhabited place; so my best plan is to make me a little boat[FN#77] big enough to sit in, and carry it and launching it on the river, embark therein and drop down the stream. " Then, sighing for myself, I set to work collecting a number of pieces of Chinese and Comorin aloes-wood and I bound them together with ropes from the wreckage; then I chose out from the broken-up ships straight planks of even size and fixed them firmly upon the aloes-wood, making me a boat-raft a little narrower than the channel of the stream; and I tied it tightly and firmly as though it were nailed.
Then I went out in his company, without telling any of my family[FN#94] or servants or friends, and he took me on his back and flew up with me so high in air, that I heard the angels glorifying God in the heavenly dome, whereat I wondered and exclaimed, "Praised be Allah! --when there came out a fire from heaven and all but consumed the company; whereupon they fled from it and descended with curses upon me and, casting me down on a high mountain, went away, exceeding wroth with me, and left me there alone.
And I ceased not to humble myself before Almighty Allah and weep and bewail myself, recalling my former estate of solace and satisfaction and mirth and merriment and joyance; and thus I abode two days, at the end of which time I came to a great island abounding in trees and streams. " Then I walked about, till I found on the further side, a great river of sweet water, running with a strong current; whereupon I called to mind the boat-raft I had made aforetime and said to myself, "Needs must I make another; haply I may free me from this strait.