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How To Live On 24 Hours A Day - Chapter IV - THE CAUSE OF THE TROUBLE, 42 How To Live On 24 Hours A Day - Chapter IV - THE CAUSE OF THE TROUBLE, 42

How To Live On 24 Hours A Day - Chapter IV - THE CAUSE OF THE TROUBLE, 42
In order to come to grips at once with the question of time-expenditure in all its actuality, I must choose an individual case for examination. I can only deal with one case, and that case cannot be the average case, because there is no such case as the average case, just as there is no such man as the average man. Every man and every man's case is special.But if I take the case of a Londoner who works in an office, whose officehours are from ten to six, and who spends fifty minutes morning and... Nonfictions - Post by : JPatrick - Author : Arnold Bennett - Read : 1248

Soldiers Of Fortune - Chapter I Soldiers Of Fortune - Chapter I

Soldiers Of Fortune - Chapter I
"It is so good of you to come early," said Mrs. Porter, asAlice Langham entered the drawing-room. "I want to ask a favorof you. I'm sure you won't mind. I would ask one of thedebutantes, except that they're always so cross if one putsthem next to men they don't know and who can't help them, and soI thought I'd just ask you, you're so good-natured. You don'tmind, do you?"``I mind being called good-natured,'' said Miss Langham, smiling.``Mind what, Mrs. Porter?'' she asked.``He is a friend of George's,''... Long Stories - Post by : eb1025 - Author : Richard Harding Davis - Read : 2612

The Grand Babylon Hotel - Chapter 22 - IN THE WINE CELLARS OF THE GRAND BABYLON The Grand Babylon Hotel - Chapter 22 - IN THE WINE CELLARS OF THE GRAND BABYLON

The Grand Babylon Hotel - Chapter 22 - IN THE WINE CELLARS OF THE GRAND BABYLON
'DO you know anything of the antecedents of this Jules,' askedTheodore Racksole, helping himself to whisky.'Nothing whatever,' said Babylon. 'Until you told me, I don't think Iwas aware that his true name was Thomas Jackson, though ofcourse I knew that it was not Jules. I certainly was not aware thatMiss Spencer was his wife, but I had long suspected that theirrelations were somewhat more intimate than the nature of theirrespective duties in the hotel absolutely demanded. All that I doknow of Jules... Long Stories - Post by : Tammy - Author : Arnold Bennett - Read : 2932

The Garden Of Survival - Chapter IV The Garden Of Survival - Chapter IV

The Garden Of Survival - Chapter IV
THAT, as you know, took place a dozen years ago and more, when I wasthirty-two, and time, in the interval, has wrought unexpected endsout of the material of my life. My trade as a soldier has led me toan administrative post in a distant land where, apparently, I havedeserved well of my King and Country, as they say in the obituaries.At any rate, the cryptic letters following my name, bear witness tosome kind of notoriety attained.You were the first to welcome my success, and your congratulationswere... Long Stories - Post by : Pontificator - Author : Algernon Blackwood - Read : 3029

The Little Minister - Chapter XXV - Beginning of the Twenty-four Hours The Little Minister - Chapter XXV - Beginning of the Twenty-four Hours

The Little Minister - Chapter XXV - Beginning of the Twenty-four Hours
I can tell still how the whole of the glen was engaged about thehour of noon on the fourth of August month; a day to be among thelast forgotten by any of us, though it began as quietly as aroaring March. At the Spittal, between which and Thrums this is ahalfway house, were gathered two hundred men in kilts, and manygentry from the neighboring glens, to celebrate the earl'smarriage, which was to take place on the morrow, and thither, too,had gone many of my pupils to gather gossip, at which girls... Long Stories - Post by : smw51 - Author : James Matthew Barrie - Read : 713

"if" - ACT III - SCENE III "if" - ACT III - SCENE III

"if" - ACT III - SCENE III
The banqueting hall. A table along theback. JOHN and MIRALDA seated withnotables of Al Shaldomir.JOHN sits in the centre, with MIRALDAon his right and, next to her, HAFIZ EL ALCOLAHN.MIRALDA (to JOHN)You bade Daoud be present?JOHNYes.MIRALDAHe is not here.JOHNDaoud not here?MIRALDANo.JOHNWhy?MIRALDAWe all obey you, but not Daoud.JOHNI do not understand it.A NOTABLEThe Shereef has frowned.(Enter R. an OFFICER-AT-ARMS. Hehalts at once and salutes with his sword,then takes a side pace to his left,... Plays - Post by : hschager - Author : Lord Dunsany - Read : 1230

Troilus And Cressida - ACT I - SCENE II Troilus And Cressida - ACT I - SCENE II

Troilus And Cressida - ACT I - SCENE II
ACT I SCENE IITroy. A streetEnter CRESSIDA and her man ALEXANDER CRESSIDA. Who were those went by? ALEXANDER. Queen Hecuba and Helen. CRESSIDA. And whither go they? ALEXANDER. Up to the eastern tower, Whose height commands as subject all the vale, To see the battle. Hector, whose patience Is as a virtue fix'd, to-day was mov'd. He chid Andromache, and struck his armourer; And, like as there were husbandry in war, Before the sun rose he was harness'd light, And to the field... Plays - Post by : plinks - Author : William Shakespeare - Read : 1953

Two Gentlemen Of Verona - ACT IV - SCENE III Two Gentlemen Of Verona - ACT IV - SCENE III

Two Gentlemen Of Verona - ACT IV - SCENE III
ACT IV. SCENE III.Under SILVIA'S window.(Enter EGLAMOUR.) EGLAMOUR. This is the hour that Madam Silvia Entreated me to call and know her mind; There's some great matter she'd employ me in. Madam, madam!(Enter SILVIA above, at her window.) SILVIA. Who calls? EGLAMOUR. Your servant and your friend; One that attends your ladyship's command. SILVIA. Sir Eglamour, a thousand times good morrow! EGLAMOUR. As many, worthy lady, to yourself! According to your ladyship's impose,... Plays - Post by : rblaine - Author : William Shakespeare - Read : 1341

King Henry Vi Part 1 - ACT II - SCENE III King Henry Vi Part 1 - ACT II - SCENE III

King Henry Vi Part 1 - ACT II - SCENE III
ACT II. SCENE III.AUVERGNE. The Castle.(Enter the COUNTESS and her PORTER.) COUNTESS. Porter, remember what I gave in charge; And when you have done so, bring the keys to me. PORTER. Madam, I will. COUNTESS. The plot is laid; if all things fall out right, I shall as famous be by this exploit. As Scythian Tomyris by Cyrus' death. Great is the rumour of this dreadful knight, And his achievements of no less account. Fain would mine eyes be witness with mine ears To give... Plays - Post by : euryalus - Author : William Shakespeare - Read : 1837

Zoroaster - Chapter 6 Zoroaster - Chapter 6

Zoroaster - Chapter 6
CHAPTER VIAthwart the gleaming colonnades of the eastern balcony, the early morning sun shone brightly, and all the shadows of the white marble cornices and capitals and jutting frieze work were blue with the reflection of the cloudless sky. The swallows now and then shot in under the overhanging roof and flew up and down the covered terrace; then with a quick rush, they sped forth again into the dancing sunshine with clean sudden sweep, as when a sharp sword is whirled in the air. Far below, the... Long Stories - Post by : sanjen - Author : F. Marion Crawford - Read : 2846

Worth Living Worth Living

Worth Living
I know not what the future may hold, Or how to others it seems,But I know my skies have held more gold Than I used to find in my dreams.Though the whole world sings of hopes death chilled, In grateful truth I say,That my best hopes have been fulfilled, And more than fulfilled to-day.Though oft my arrow I aim at the sun To see it fall into the sand,Yet just as often some work I have done Is better than I have planned.I do not always grasp the pleasure For which I reach, maybe;But quite... Poems - Post by : cjtaylor - Author : Ella Wheeler Wilcox - Read : 1118

Prologue To The Two Noble Kinsmen Prologue To The Two Noble Kinsmen

Prologue To The Two Noble Kinsmen
Sweet as the dewfall, splendid as the south, Love touched with speech Boccaccio's golden mouth, Joy thrilled and filled its utterance full with song, And sorrow smiled on doom that wrought no wrong. A starrier lustre of lordlier music rose Beyond the sundering bar of seas and snows When Chaucer's thought took life and light from his And England's crown was one with Italy's. Loftiest and last, by grace of Shakespeare's word, Arose above their quiring spheres a third,... Poems - Post by : MLMscc - Author : Algernon Charles Swinburne - Read : 1492

The Swoop! Or How Clarence Saved England - Part Two - Chapter 4 - CLARENCE HEARS IMPORTANT NEWS The Swoop! Or How Clarence Saved England - Part Two - Chapter 4 - CLARENCE HEARS IMPORTANT NEWS

The Swoop! Or How Clarence Saved England - Part Two - Chapter 4 - CLARENCE HEARS IMPORTANT NEWS
Part Two Chapter 4 - CLARENCE HEARS IMPORTANT NEWSIt was Clarence's custom to leave the office of his newspaper at oneo'clock each day, and lunch at a neighbouring Aerated Bread shop. Hedid this on the day following the first appearance of the two generalsat their respective halls. He had brought an early edition of the paperwith him, and in the intervals of dealing with his glass of milk andscone and butter, he read the report of the performances.Both, it seemed, had met with flattering receptions,... Long Stories - Post by : scott5015 - Author : P G Wodehouse - Read : 2478

White Feather - Chapter XI - A SMALL INCIDENT White Feather - Chapter XI - A SMALL INCIDENT

White Feather - Chapter XI - A SMALL INCIDENT
CHAPTER XI - A SMALL INCIDENTFailing a gentleman friend, Mr Bevan was obliged to do what he could bymeans of local talent. On Sheen's next visit he was introduced to aburly youth of his own age, very taciturn, and apparently ferocious.He, it seemed, was the knife and boot boy at the "Blue Boar", "did abit" with the gloves, and was willing to spar with Sheen provided MrBevan made it all right with the guv'nor; saw, that is so say, that hedid not get into trouble for passing in unprofessional frivolitymoments... Long Stories - Post by : imcher2 - Author : P G Wodehouse - Read : 3129

The Knights Of The Cross - Part 1 - Chapter 8 The Knights Of The Cross - Part 1 - Chapter 8

The Knights Of The Cross - Part 1 - Chapter 8
PART FIRST: CHAPTER VIII The next day, the court servants began to make preparations in the market square, to build the scaffold which was to be erected opposite the principal gate of the city hall. The princess, however, was still consulting with Wojciech Jastrzembiec, Stanislaw of Skarbimierz and other learned canons, who were familiar with the written laws and also with the laws sanctioned by custom. She was encouraged in these efforts by the castellan's words, when he said, that if they showed... Long Stories - Post by : Cyclops - Author : Henryk Sienkiewicz - Read : 2670

A Tale Of A Tub - The Tale of a Tub - Section II A Tale Of A Tub - The Tale of a Tub - Section II

A Tale Of A Tub - The Tale of a Tub - Section II
Section IIOnce upon a time there was a man who had three sons by one wife {70}and all at a birth, neither could the midwife tell certainly whichwas the eldest. Their father died while they were young, and uponhis death-bed, calling the lads to him, spoke thus:-"Sons, because I have purchased no estate, nor was born to any, Ihave long considered of some good legacies to bequeath you, and atlast, with much care as well as expense, have provided each of you(here they are) a new coat. Now, you are... Nonfictions - Post by : oxley - Author : Jonathan Swift - Read : 2626

The Banquet (il Convito) - The Fourth Treatise - Chapter IV The Banquet (il Convito) - The Fourth Treatise - Chapter IV

The Banquet (il Convito) - The Fourth Treatise - Chapter IV
The Fourth Treatise - CHAPTER IVThe radical foundation of Imperial Majesty, according to the Truth, isthe necessity of Human Civilization, which is ordained to one end,that is, to a Happy Life. Nothing is of itself sufficient to attainthis without some external help, since man has need of many thingswhich one person alone is unable to obtain. And therefore thePhilosopher says that man is naturally a companionable animal. And asa man requires for his sufficient comfort the domestic companionshipof... Nonfictions - Post by : ej_fan0119 - Author : Dante Alighieri - Read : 986

Oh, Call It By Some Better Name Oh, Call It By Some Better Name

Oh, Call It By Some Better Name
Oh, call it by some better name, For Friendship sounds too cold,While Love is now a worldly flame, Whose shrine must be of gold:And Passion, like the sun at noon, That burns o'er all he sees,Awhile as warm will set as soon-- Then call it none of these.Imagine something purer far, More free from stain of clayThan Friendship, Love, or Passion are, Yet human, still as they:And if thy lip, for love like this, No mortal word can frame,Go, ask of angels what it is, And call it by that name!(The... Poems - Post by : danwajs1 - Author : Thomas Moore - Read : 2745

The World's Desire - PREFACE The World's Desire - PREFACE

The World's Desire - PREFACE
PREFACEThe period in which the story of The World's Desire is cast, was a period when, as Miss Braddon remarks of the age of the Plantagenets, "anything might happen." Recent discoveries, mainly by Dr. Schliemann and Mr. Flinders Petrie, have shown that there really was much intercourse between Heroic Greece, the Greece of the Achaeans, and the Egypt of the Ramessids. This connection, rumoured of in Greek legends, is attested by Egyptian relics found in the graves of Mycenae, and by very ancient... Long Stories - Post by : origwmn - Author : H. Rider Haggard - Read : 2202

Thou Hast Been Alway Good To Me Thou Hast Been Alway Good To Me

Thou Hast Been Alway Good To Me
"_He doeth all things well._"Thou hast been alway good to me and mine Since our first father by transgression fell.Through all Thy sorest judgments love doth shine-- Lord, of a truth, Thou doest all things well.Thou didst the food of immortality Compass with flame, lest he thereto should win.But what? his doom, yet eating of that tree, Had been immortal life of shame and sin!I would not last immortal in such wise; Desired death, not life, is now my song.Through death shall I go back to Paradise,... Poems - Post by : Doug_Champigny - Author : Jean Ingelow - Read : 1971