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    Find Pocket watches books online. Get the best Pocket watches books at our marketplace. Browse and download a vast selection of Pocket Watches Books and Collectibles on The Pocket Watch book. Read 94 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. When Maggie Mitchell, is transported to the thirteenth century Hig.

    Enter the serial number from the pocket watch movement below. Do not use the case number. Tips for looking up your watch How to Find Info About Your Pocket Watch The Pocket Watch Database has compiled data covering the major American pocket watch manufacturers and created an easy way to find information using the serial number on the watch movement. Here are a few tips to find information about your pocket watch: Always input the serial number from the pocket watch movement the "guts" of the watch. Never use the serial number from the case or any other part. If the serial number includes a letter, enter it along with the number when using the lookup feature. Many pocket watch case backs screw off. Others may require a dull wide blade to pry or pop the cover. Be careful not to scratch or damage the movement. Always select the correct manufacturer, which is usually stamped on the watch movement. If the manufacturer is not listed on the site, you may have a "private label" watch or it may not be American-made.

    Lincoln believes that the watch is so technologically advanced that it could not possibly have been built by humans, leading him to theorize that extraterrestrial beings are beginning to populate Alaska. Lincoln requests to use Taft's secret government zeppelin , Airship One, to travel to Alaska and test his hypothesis, which Taft gladly allows. Meanwhile, while conversing with Nikola Tesla over a wireless telegraph , Airship One intercepts a mysterious exchange between five anonymous "gentlemen".

    The men are mining an unknown substance, which they will begin shipping around the world in approximately one year, and imply that they have just carried out a mass murder and that they are maintaining unknown operations in Belfast. After the transmission, Tesla is almost assassinated as part of the mass murder, but he kills the assassin with one of his inventions.

    They deduce that the automaton must have been programmed to kill Taft, as it repeatedly targeted Taft specifically. Lincoln reveals that on the same day that gas from Halley's Comet had been predicted to destroy all life on Earth, a mysterious deep blue light was seen in the night sky over the Wrangell Mountains in Alaska. This reinforces Lincoln's belief in extraterrestrial activity.

    Hammond, who has worked as the Guggenheims' chief mining engineer, tells the group that miners in the Wrangell Mines the mines mentioned by the five "gentlemen" were constantly pressured to dig deeper and deeper, and that he believes that business moguls J.

    Morgan and Benjamin Guggenheim , who jointly owned and administered the mines, were secretly mining for a secret, unknown material. He remembers that what caused him to quit was suspicion that Morgan and Guggenheim were secretly working with the late Belgian King Leopold II , who was notorious for oppressing the natives of the Congo Free State.

    The expedition proves fruitless, as Lincoln and Taft do not find evidence of any extraterrestrial activity nor any information about the pocket watch.

    Morgan, forcing him to send them all of his financial reports under threat of federal investigation. As Wilkie and Wickersham leave, they decide to have an elite female spy, Miss Knox, enter Morgan's enterprise as a mole , and it is implied that Morgan is the "Gentleman from New York" from Tesla's broadcast. After working as a personal aide to Morgan for months, Miss Knox finds clues indicating that Morgan's shipping trust, the International Mercantile Marine Company specifically the White Star Line is at the center of a smuggling operation, and she plans to have herself transferred to the Line.

    Over the next year, Lincoln writes to scientists such as Theodor Wulf and Albert Einstein for information about the pocket watch and the blue light over the Wrangells. He finds out that the power source in the watch is made of lead, a material which can not create the necessary heat to power the watch. Lincoln also finds out that the Wrangell mountains possess large quantities of the radioactive element cesium , which may have been the cause of the blue light.

    He learns that Morgan and Guggenheim have begun shipping material out of the Wrangell mines, meaning that the operation the "gentlemen" were planning is going undeterred.

    An inquiry into the U.

    Steel Trust, which includes Morgan and the Guggenheims, has begun, and a criminal investigation of the trust is now certain. Captain Butt has been promoted to Major and is the President's new aide.

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    One night in , Lincoln suddenly remembers that his father accidentally left the pocket watch in Lincoln's room at the White House the night of the assassination. He rushes to Washington to tell the President that his father undoubtedly owned the watch.

    In the White House, as the Tafts are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary, the Secret Service are distracted by a ruse, Taft's son Robert is kidnapped, and Taft is informed via note to come alone to the Skull and Bones tomb at Yale University. The note states that if Taft does not come, Robert will be killed, and that if he brings any military or Secret Service or alerts the University, New Haven, Connecticut will be destroyed by an unknown superweapon.

    The night of the meeting, Taft enters the building alone, and is told by a man named Basil Zaharoff , who claims that he works neither for Morgan nor the Guggenheims, to sign a document abolishing the U. Taft escapes his bonds and kills all of Zaharoff's mercenaries with his bare hands while Zaharoff escapes.

    Meanwhile, Lincoln, Wilkie and his Secret Service agents discover the superweapon in Yale's underground steam tunnels in the form of capsules of elemental cesium, which was mined in the Wrangells.

    Believing that the highly explosive cesium would be used to destroy the university with a large explosion, Lincoln collects the capsules to test them. Robert is rescued by a rescue team, and he and Taft return to the Airship. As they fly to Washington, it is deduced that Zaharoff was the "Gentleman from Paris" from the Tesla broadcast, and that Morgan and the Guggenheims could not have been responsible for the kidnapping. After testing the capsules, Lincoln realizes that the superweapon is not an explosive, but rather an aerosol; the steam tunnels would have been powered up, and the steam would have carried the extremely corrosive cesium up into New Haven, corroding the town away and killing all its citizens.

    It is also found that the militiamen who had fought the rescue team were from the Belgian Congo , and Taft and Lincoln travel to the Congo to investigate. The crew finds a house in the middle of the jungle that belongs to insane, murderous Belgian military officer Leon Rom , who is found to have been the "Gentleman from Boma".

    The crew kill Rom, but are taken aback by his level of psychosis. So not quite worthy of 4 stars.

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    It was not a typical Christian novel, however a Catholic would say it was. The church in the story, and all its holy days and rituals, were Catholic.

    I was raised Catholic, even went to Catholic school, so I'm pretty familiar with the faith, and other aspects of many people within the faith.

    My family used words I wouldn't use today as a born again Christian. Now, mind you, only one word was used, a few times, not a foul word, but unnecessary.

    This is no big deal to most. I'm just a prude. While crying in the park after the wedding, an elderly woman sits next to her and asks Maggie why she seemed sad. The whole story came out, and a lot more about Then there was no money left for her to attend college. Her life was not what she hoped it would be.

    She said she'd love to live someone else's life for just a while. The elderly woman asked Maggie if she could wake up as someone else, would she really? Clasp the chain through the loop-backed button Using an old necklace chain?

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    Fasten the clasp around the loop on the back of the button. Using some scrap chain, or a chain that has a broken clasp? Once the button and both ends are threaded onto the jump ring, use your pliers to close the ring. Connect your decoration to the chain Grab your favorite broken or matchless bauble and a jump ring. Using your pliers, remove any unnecessary hardware like the earring hook or post , and insert a jump ring in its place.