The candidates for student council president each declaimed against the problems with student government, and each vowed to better represent the students. Of course, the superintendent and principal ultimately made the decisions at the school, though.
The child was delighted and overwhelmed by the openhanded family who adopted him. Fortunately, the child never took advantage of the family's kindness--he always accepted his gifts with humility and graciousness.
When the teenage girl's father decided to join a social networking system, the girl made a mad rush to expurgate her profile of all her bathing suit photos and other information that she wanted to hide from him.
The graduate student returned to the library and scanned the count's history in an old tome that the library would not circulate. Sure enough, the elder Lady Chadwick's name appeared in one small, obscure reference to the count. The student was still in disbelief that such scandal could follow the old-money Chadwicks. If only he had more information...
"Brody the Toady" liked to gossip about his boss behind his back; to his face, Brody was a yes-man, and constantly praised the employer's achievements. Of course, Brody got what he wanted--a promotion.
The graduate student gingerly handled the scraps of paper that he now held sacred. It seems that the count's erstwhile mistress, scorned over his refusal to marry her, threatened to reveal the scandal to very prestigious members of the count's elite circle.
Making an unwitting discovery about an affair between two prominent historical figures, the young graduate student made sure no security guards were around, then stole back to his apartment with the pilfered scraps of artifacts from the archives. He was going to write the paper that would make him famous.
While drunk at a party, the accountant confessed that he had been embezzling money from the company to fund elaborate vacations for himself. He further informed his employer that he would continue to defalcate company funds as long as he could cover his tracks. First thing Monday morning, the accountant was informed that his services were no longer needed at the company.