''I knew I had to do it. It was an order from the coach.''Charlotte Smith (b. 1974), U.S. college basketball player. As quoted in the New York Times, p. C7 (April 3, 1994). On shooting a three-point basket at the game-ending buzzer to carry her team, the University of North Carolina, to the National College Athletic Association's women's basketball championship. Smith had made only eight of thirty-one three-point attempts all season; her coach was Sylvia Hatchell. Trailing 59-57 with less than one second left to play, North Carolina beat the favored team from Louisiana Tech 60-59.
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The Emigrants: Book I
Scene, on the Cliffs to the Eastward of the Town of
Brighthelmstone in Sussex. Time, a Morning in November, 1792.
Slow in the Wintry Morn, the struggling light
Throws a faint gleam upon the troubled waves;
Their foaming tops, as they approach the shore
And the broad surf that never ceasing breaks
On the innumerous pebbles, catch the beams