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As Dantes (his eyes turned in the direction of the Chateau d'If) uttered this prayer, he saw off the farther point of the Island of Pomegue a small vessel with lateen sail skimming the sea like a gull in search of prey; and with his sailor's eye he knew it to be a Genoese tartan.
21 (Petra)-- His Majesty King Abdullah II on Wednesday, saw off Tunisian President, Beji Caid Essebsi, at the end of a two-day official visit to Jordan during which he held talks with His Majesty King Abdullah II on ways to enhance bilateral cooperation and latest developments in the Middle East.
A Liam Henderson double saw off the hosts who had a player sent off in each half.
Third-placed Hung Like A Bony were quite away back but saw off St Athan FC 3-1.
United won 2-1 at Villa Rovers while second-placed Killowen Celtic saw off Ballybot United 2-0.
Monk's men emphatically saw off Tranmere Rovers by a 6-2 margin on Saturday, but promotionhunting Blackburn promise to provide a sterner test.
WREXHAM UNDER-8S claimed the title at the Welly Evans tournament in Llandudno, sealing six wins on the route to the final, where they saw off Llandudno Reds 6-4.
THE Sneaky Funnies gave themselves a great chance of escaping the bottom of the table in the Southport Wednesday six-a-side football league after they saw off fellow strugglers TCS as the season reached its halfway point.
Former City favourite Uwe Rosler will take his Latics side to the Etihad Stadium where Manuel Pellegrini's side saw off Chelsea 2-0 on Saturday, with Wigan hoping to claim another top-flight scalp after seeing off Cardiff in the fifth round.
The Suffolk schoolgirl saw off Eleanor Gass - 51 years her senior - while Merrien had a tougher task against another ex-world champion, Karen Murphy.
Fraserburgh's knack of upsetting title-chasers continued as Scott Barbour's finish saw off reigning champions Cove 1-0.
CEFN DRUIDS required a late show to ensure safe passage into the third round of the Welsh Cup, as they saw off hosts Barmouth 3-1 in the North section.