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After due consideration she informed the Prince that the object of his search was not far distant, but that it was too difficult for him to attempt to enter the enchanted palace where she was, as the King his father had surrounded it with a thick cloud, and that the only expedient she could think of would be to gain possession of the Princess's parrot.
So I resolved to gain possession of the old woman's money and to use it for my first years without worrying my mother, to keep myself at the university and for a little while after leaving it--and to do this all on a broad, thorough scale, so as to build up a completely new career and enter upon a new life of independence.
We have had a tremendous response from off-plan buyers who are all eager to gain possession of their new dream homes, and we want to ensure we are able to hand over all units at the earliest, he added.
Senator Mahmood directed NCA officials to get approval from the prime minister as well as fulfil other requirements to gain possession of the land from the CDA, which was also directed to cooperate with the college.
On the material day, you negligently caused the nine candidates gain possession of unauthorized written material of History paper two contrary to Section 1 of the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) Act 29 of 2012," Temu read in the charge sheet.
Al Masry SC then managed to gain possession for 10 minutes; however, there weren't any clear chances of scoring a goal from either team.
They go on to explain what action the buyer must take to officially gain possession of the itema process known as "pulling.
Ms Carlson has begun a lawsuit to gain possession of the bag which still contains lunar fragments.
TWO parents with conflicting funeral plans for their dead son are in a legal fight to gain possession of his body.
Playing against a driving wind in the second half, Cheltenham found it harder to gain possession but they were organised and competitive.
Passes In every game, each team gain possession of the ball virtually the same number of times.
The actress's alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin is suing to gain possession of the artwork from actor Ryan O'Neal.