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Powell

1. Anthony (Dymoke). 1905--2000, British novelist, best known for his sequence of novels under the general title A Dance to the Music of Time (1951--75)
2. Cecil Frank. 1903--69, British physicist, who was awarded the Nobel prize for physics in 1950 for his discovery of the pi-meson
3. Colin (Luther) . born 1937, US politician and general; Republican secretary of state from 2001
4. Earl, known as Bud Powell. 1924--1966, US modern-jazz pianist
5. (John) Enoch. 1912--98, British politician. An outspoken opponent of Commonwealth immigration into Britain and of British membership of the Common Market (now the European Union), in 1974 he resigned from the Conservative Party, returning to Parliament as a United Ulster Unionist Council member (1974--87)
6. Michael. 1905--90, British film writer, producer, and director, best known for his collaboration (1942--57) with Emeric Pressburger. Films include The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), A Matter of Life and Death (1946), The Red Shoes (1948), and Peeping Tom (1960)

Powell

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I knew that Powell would need me now if ever, and I instantly urged my horse to his topmost speed up the narrow and difficult mountain trail.
In this instance I was, of course, positive that Powell was the center of attraction, but whether I thought or acted first I do not know, but within an instant from the moment the scene broke upon my view I had whipped out my revolvers and was charging down upon the entire army of warriors, shooting rapidly, and whooping at the top of my lungs.
Under the clear rays of the Arizona moon lay Powell, his body fairly bristling with the hostile arrows of the braves.
I knew then that they had passed to the left of the jagged rock formation at the edge of the plateau, to the right of which my horse had borne me and the body of Powell.
Dismounting, I laid Powell upon the ground, but the most painstaking examination failed to reveal the faintest spark of life.
I was very fond of Powell; he was thoroughly a man in every respect; a polished southern gentleman; a staunch and true friend; and it was with a feeling of the deepest grief that I finally gave up my crude endeavors at resuscitation.
So I merely pulled out my new certificate from my pocket and put it into his hand unfolded, so that he could read CHARLES POWELL written very plain on the parchment.
Powell after telling me in an undertone to wait a little addressed him in a friendly way.
Powell, they aren't ready, worse luck," says that skipper.
Powell dipped his pen and began to turn the leaves of the agreement over.
Powell glancing up and down the pages and touching up a letter here and there with perfect indifference.
Powell was busy drawing his pen through the entries relating to that unlucky second mate and making a note in the margin.