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The Fighting Chance

By: Robert W. Chambers

****Chapter I. ACQUAINTANCE. The speed of the train slackened; a broad tidal river flashed into sight below the trestle, spreading away on either hand through yellowing level meadows. And now, above the roaring undertone of the cars, from far ahead floated back the treble bell-notes of the locomotive; there came a gritting vibration of brakes; slowly, more slowly the cars glided to a creaking standstill beside a sun-scorched platform gay with the bright flutter of sunshades and summer gowns.

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Wagner's Tristan und Isolde

By: George Ainslie Hight

The following pages contain little if anything that is new, or that would be likely to interest those who are already at home in Wagner?s work. They are intended for those who are beginning the study of Wagner. In spite of many books, I know of no Wagner literature in English to which a beginner can turn who wishes to know what Wagner was aiming at, in what respect his works differ from those of the operatic composers who preceded him. Some sort of Introduction appears t...

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The Philobiblon of Richard de Bury

By: Richard de Bury

Preface: The Author of the Book. Richard de Bury (1281-1345), so called from being born near Bury St. Edmunds, was the son of Sir Richard Aungerville. He studied at Oxford; and was subsequently chosen to be tutor to Prince Edward of Windsor, afterwards Edward III. His loyalty to the cause of Queen Isabella and the Prince involved him in danger. On the accession of his pupil he was made successively Cofferer, Treasurer of the Wardrobe, Archdeacon of Northampton, Prebendar...

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L'Escalier D'Or

By: Edmond Jaloux

Acceptez la dedicace de ce petit ouvrage, non seulement comme un gage de mon admiration pour l?artiste et le critique a qui nous devons tant de belles pages, mais aussi de mon affection pour l?ami qui m?accueillait, avec tant de cordiale sympathie, il y a plus de vingt ans, a Marseille, quand je n?etais encore qu?un tout jeune homme inconnu passionnement epris de litterature. Vous souvenez-vous de ce petit salon du boulevard des Dames, tout tendu d?etoffes rouges et par ...

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Houses and House-Life of the American Aborigines

By: Lewis H. Morgan

Preface: The following work substantially formed the Fifth Part of the original manuscript of ?Ancient Society,? under the title ?Growth of the Idea of House Architecture.? As the manuscript exceeded the limits of a single volume, this portion (Part V) wa

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Iphigenie auf Tauris ein Schauspiel

By: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Erster Auftritt.. Iphigenie.. Heraus in eure Schatten, rege Wipfel. Des alten, heil?gen, dichtbelaubten Haines. Wie in der Goettin stilles Heiligthum. Tret? ich noch jetzt mit schauderndem Gefuehl. Als wenn ich sie zum erstenmal betraete. Und es gewoehnt sich

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The Lady from the Sea

By: Henrik Ibsen

SCENE.?DOCTOR WANGEL?S house, with a large verandah garden in front of and around the house. Under the verandah a flagstaff. In the garden an arbour, with table and chairs. Hedge, with small gate at the back. Beyond, a road along the seashore.

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Fennimore Cooper's Literary Offences

By: Mark Twain

The Pathfinder and The Deerslayer stand at the head of Cooper?s novels as artistic creations. There are others of his works which contain parts as perfect as are to be found in these, and scenes even more thrilling.

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Original Short Stories, Volume 2

By: Guy de Maupassant

The Colonel?s Ideas Mother Sauvage Epiphany The Mustache Madame Baptiste The Question Of Latin A Meeting The Blind Man

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Reminiscences of Captain Gronow : Being Anecdotes of the Camp, The...

By: Captain Rees Howell Gronow

The spelling in this book is rather creative (including the occasional spelling of ?ankle? as ?ancle?), and the punctuation is remarkably varied. I have tried to preserve both, except that the spaces between a word and the following colon or semicolon hav

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Further Adventures of Lad

By: Albert Payson Terhune

The Coming Of Lad: In the mile-away village of Hampton, there had been a veritable epidemic of burglaries?ranging from the theft of a brand-new ash-can from the steps of the Methodist chapel to the ravaging of Mrs. Blauvelt?s whole lineful of clothes, on a washday dusk. Up the Valley and down it, from Tuxedo to Ridgewood, there had been a half-score robberies of a very different order?depredations wrought, manifestly, by professionals; thieves whose motor cars served the...

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Les Chansons de Bilitis

By: Pierre Lou├┐s
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The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Book 18 : Judith the Challoner Revision

Judith. Nabuchodonosor king of the Assyrians overcometh Arphaxad king of the Medes. 1:1. Now Arphaxad king of the Medes had brought many nations under his dominions, and he built a very strong city, which he called Ecbatana, Arphaxad... He was probably the same as is called Dejoces by Herodotus; to whom he attributes the building of Ecbatana, the capital city of Media. 1:2. Of stones squared and hewed: he made the walls thereof seventy cubits broad, and thirty cubits hig...

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Won by the Sword

By: G. A. Henty

A mounted officer, followed by two orderlies, was proceeding at a brisk trot from Paris to St. Denis, in October, 1639, when he came upon a large party of boys, who, armed with sticks, were advancing in something like military order against a wall on the top of a low hill. ?What are you doing?? he asked the lad who appeared to be the leader. ?We are playing at war, sir. We are advancing against the fortress of La Motte. This is the regiment of Turenne.?

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Smith and the Pharaohs, And Other Tales

By: Henry H. H. Rider Haggard

Author?s Note: The author feels that he owes some apology to his readers for his boldness in offering to them a modest story which is in no sense a romance of the character that perhaps they expect from him; which has, moreover, few exciting incidents and no climax of the accustomed order, since the end of it only indicates its real beginning.

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The Mirrors of Washington

By: Anonymous

When Mr. Roosevelt was in the White House the Typical American was gay, robustious, full of the joy of living, an expansive spirit from the frontier, a picaresque twentieth century middle class Cavalier. He hit the line hard and did not flinch. And his laugh shook the skies.

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Unitarianism in America

By: George Willis Cooke

Preface: The aim I have had in view in writing this book has been to give a history of the origin of Unitarianism in the United States, how it has organized itself, and what it has accomplished. It seemed desirable to deal more fully than has been done hitherto with the obscure beginnings of the Unitarian movement in New England; but limits of space have made it impossible to treat this phase of the subject in other than a cursory manner. It deserves an exhaustive treatm...

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The 1994 Ed. Of the Cia World Fact Book

Tis book contains information on Afghanistan such as Geography, People and Government.

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Autobiography and Selected Essays

By: Thomas Henry Huxley

MERCHANTS occasionally go through a wholesome, though troublesome and not always satisfactory, process which they term ?taking stock.? After all the excitement of speculation, the pleasure of gain, and the pain of loss, the trader makes up his mind to face facts and to learn the exact quantity and quality of his solid and reliable possessions.

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History of the United Netherlands, 1590-99

By: John Lothrop Motley

Chapter XXI. Effect of the Assassination of Henry III -- Concentration of Forces for the Invasion of France -- The Netherlands Determine on Striking a Blow for Freedom -- Organization of a Dutch Army -- Stratagem to Surprise the Castle of Breda -- Intrepidity and ?

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