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The Young Adventurer: Tom's Trip Across The Plain - Chapter 20. St. Joe The Young Adventurer: Tom's Trip Across The Plain - Chapter 20. St. Joe

The Young Adventurer: Tom's Trip Across The Plain - Chapter 20. St. Joe
CHAPTER XX. ST. JOESt. Joe was at that time the fitting-out point for overland parties bound for California. As a matter of course it presented a busy, bustling appearance, and seemed full of life and movement. There was a large transient population, of a very miscellaneous character. It included the thrifty, industrious emigrant, prepared to work hard and live poorly, till the hoped-for competence was attained; but there was also the shiftless adventurer, whose chief object was to live without work,... Long Stories - Post by : jschulmansr - Author : Horatio Alger - Read : 2004

The Tyranny Of Weakness - Chapter 28 The Tyranny Of Weakness - Chapter 28

The Tyranny Of Weakness - Chapter 28
CHAPTER XXVIIITo Tollman's eyes familiar with content and superscription, it was all glaringly conspicuous. The initials seemed to stand out like headlines, but Farquaharson was without suspicion and he saw only one more paper in which his interest was most perfunctory. The whole issue had narrowed now, Eben realized with a tension of fear which brought out sweat beads on the pasty white of his face, to the hairbreadth narrowness of one question. Would Stuart see the initials or would they escape... Long Stories - Post by : dclark - Author : Charles Neville Buck - Read : 344

Wilfrid Cumbermede - Chapter 38. Mary Osborne Wilfrid Cumbermede - Chapter 38. Mary Osborne

Wilfrid Cumbermede - Chapter 38. Mary Osborne
CHAPTER XXXVIII. MARY OSBORNEAll this time the acquaintance between Mary Osborne and myself had not improved. Save as the sister of my friend I had not, I repeat, found her interesting. She did not seem at all to fulfil the promise of her childhood. Hardly once did she address me; and, when I spoke to her, would reply with a simple, dull directness which indicated nothing beyond the fact of the passing occasion. Rightly or wrongly, I concluded that the more indulgence she cherished for Charley, the... Long Stories - Post by : bbsjunk - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 2445

There & Back - Chapter 41. Nature And Supernature There & Back - Chapter 41. Nature And Supernature

There & Back - Chapter 41. Nature And Supernature
CHAPTER XLI. NATURE AND SUPERNATUREBut Richard soon began to recover both from the separation and from his disappointment in regard to his letter. He was satisfied that whatever might be the cause of her silence, it came from no fault in Barbara. Nothing ever shook his faith in her. And soon he found that he looked now upon the world with eyes from which a veil had been withdrawn. Barbara gone, mother Earth came nigh to comfort her child. He had always delighted in the beauty of the world--in what... Long Stories - Post by : Merry_V - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 2507

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 2 - Chapter 9. Annie Of The Shop What's Mine's Mine - Volume 2 - Chapter 9. Annie Of The Shop

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 2 - Chapter 9. Annie Of The Shop
VOLUME II CHAPTER IX. ANNIE OF THE SHOPAt the dance in the chief's barn, Sercombe had paired with Annie of the shop oftener than with any other of the girls. That she should please him at all, was something in his favour, for she was a simple, modest girl, with the nicest feeling of the laws of intercourse, the keenest perception both of what is in itself right, and what is becoming in the commonest relation. She understood by a fine moral instinct what respect was due to her, and what respect she... Long Stories - Post by : goldsto - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 2307

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 1 - Chapter 4. The Shop In The Village What's Mine's Mine - Volume 1 - Chapter 4. The Shop In The Village

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 1 - Chapter 4. The Shop In The Village
VOLUME I CHAPTER IV. THE SHOP IN THE VILLAGETwo or three days have passed. The sun had been set for an hour, and the night is already rather dark notwithstanding the long twilight of these northern regions, for a blanket of vapour has gathered over the heaven, and a few stray drops have begun to fall from it. A thin wind now and then wakes, and gives a feeble puff, but seems immediately to change its mind and resolve not to blow, but let the rain come down. A drearier-looking spot for human abode... Long Stories - Post by : voltaire11 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 2205

Doctor Claudius - Chapter 9 Doctor Claudius - Chapter 9

Doctor Claudius - Chapter 9
CHAPTER IXThe Duke was the first to be astir in the morning, and as soon as he opened his eyes he made up his mind that the weather was improving. The sea was still running high, but there was no sound of water breaking over the bulwarks. He emerged from his deck-cabin, and took a sniff of the morning air. A reef had been shaken out of the trysails, and the fore-topsail and jib were set. He went aft, and found the mate just heaving the patent log. "Nine and a half, your Grace," said the officer with... Long Stories - Post by : kayani1 - Author : F. Marion Crawford - Read : 1690

The Rise Of Roscoe Paine - Chapter 22 The Rise Of Roscoe Paine - Chapter 22

The Rise Of Roscoe Paine - Chapter 22
CHAPTER XXIIAnd yet sleep I did, for a little while, just before morning broke. I had spent the night pacing the floor and talking to Phineas, who was wide awake and full of stories and jokes, to which I paid little attention. Miss Colton did not come to the library again. From the rooms above I heard occasional sobs and exclamations in Mrs. Colton's voice. Once Doctor Quimby peeped in. He looked anxious and weary. "Hello, Ros!" he hailed, "I heard you were here. This is a high old night, isn't it!"... Long Stories - Post by : ndennis - Author : Joseph Crosby Lincoln - Read : 764

The Eyes Of The World - Chapter 41. Marks Of The Beast The Eyes Of The World - Chapter 41. Marks Of The Beast

The Eyes Of The World - Chapter 41. Marks Of The Beast
Chapter XLI. Marks of the BeastWhen Mrs. Taine would have passed out of the studio, the woman with the disfigured face said, "Wait madam, I must speak to you." Aaron King recalled that strange scene at the depot, the day of his arrival in Fairlands. "I have nothing to say to you"--returned Mrs. Taine, coldly--"stand aside please." But Conrad Lagrange quietly closed the door. "I think, Mrs. Taine," he remarked dryly, "than you will be interested in what Miss Willard has to say." "Oh, very well," returned... Long Stories - Post by : DavidDaniels - Author : Harold Bell Wright - Read : 1804

The Silver Horde - Chapter 7. And Neptune Takes Another The Silver Horde - Chapter 7. And Neptune Takes Another

The Silver Horde - Chapter 7. And Neptune Takes Another
CHAPTER VII. AND NEPTUNE TAKES ANOTHEROut of consideration for his companions, Emerson did not acquaint them with the evil tidings until the next morning; moreover, he was swallowed up in black despair, and had no heart left in him for any further exertion. He had allowed the Russian to show him to a bed, upon which he flung himself, half dressed, while the others followed suit. But he was too tired to sleep. His nerves had been filed to such a fine edge that slumber became a process which required... Long Stories - Post by : Deb22056 - Author : Rex Beach - Read : 2432

The Huge Hunter; Or, The Steam Man Of The Prairies - Chapter 11. The Steam Man On A Buffalo Hunt The Huge Hunter; Or, The Steam Man Of The Prairies - Chapter 11. The Steam Man On A Buffalo Hunt

The Huge Hunter; Or, The Steam Man Of The Prairies - Chapter 11. The Steam Man On A Buffalo Hunt
CHAPTER XI. THE STEAM MAN ON A BUFFALO HUNTWITH A WILD snort of alarm, the three buffaloes turned tail and dashed over the prairie, with the shrieking steam man in pursuit. The boy had taken the precaution to bring a rifle with him. When he saw them flee in this terrified manner, the thought came to him at once that he would shoot one of them, and take a portion back to his friends for their supper. It would to a grand exploit for him, and he would be prouder of its performance than he was of the... Long Stories - Post by : JesSimaca - Author : Edward Sylvester Ellis - Read : 1552

When Valmond Came To Pontiac - Chapter 7 When Valmond Came To Pontiac - Chapter 7

When Valmond Came To Pontiac - Chapter 7
CHAPTER VIIIt was no jest of Valmond's that he would, or could, have five hundred followers in two weeks. Lagroin and Parpon were busy, each in his own way--Lagroin, open, bluff, imperative; Parpon, silent, acute, shrewd. Two days before the feast of St. John the Baptist, the two made a special tour through the parish for certain recruits. If these could be enlisted, a great many men of this and other parishes would follow. They were, by name, Muroc the charcoalman, Duclosse the mealman, Lajeunesse... Long Stories - Post by : fastlane - Author : Gilbert Parker - Read : 426

The Cost - Chapter 26. A Desperate Rally The Cost - Chapter 26. A Desperate Rally

The Cost - Chapter 26. A Desperate Rally
CHAPTER XXVI. A DESPERATE RALLYWhen he awoke again he felt that he should get well rapidly. He was weak, but it seemed the weakness of hunger rather than of illness. His head was clear, his nerves tranquil; his mind was as hungry for action as his body was for food. "As soon as I've had something to eat," he said to himself, "I'll be better than for years. I needed this." And straightway he began to take hold of the outside world. "Are you there, Pauline?" he asked, after perhaps half an hour... Long Stories - Post by : Jigger - Author : David Graham Phillips - Read : 1454

A Day Of Fate - Book 1 - Chapter 6. A Quaker Tea A Day Of Fate - Book 1 - Chapter 6. A Quaker Tea

A Day Of Fate - Book 1 - Chapter 6. A Quaker Tea
BOOK I CHAPTER VI. A QUAKER TEA"Richard Morton," said Mrs. Yocomb genially, "thee seems listening very intently to something Emily Warren is saying, so thee may take that seat beside her." "Richard Morton," said Mr. Yocomb from the head of the table, "has thee made the acquaintance of Emily Warren?" "No, sir, but I am making it." "So am I, and she has been here a week." "I should esteem that one of the highest of compliments," I said; then turning to her, I added, in an aside, "You found me out in... Long Stories - Post by : whiteeyes - Author : Edward Payson Roe - Read : 1665

What Can She Do? - Chapter 8. Warped What Can She Do? - Chapter 8. Warped

What Can She Do? - Chapter 8. Warped
CHAPTER VIII. WARPEDIt is the early breakfast hour at a small frame house, situated about a mile from the staid but thriving village of Pushton. But the indications around the house do not denote thrift. Quite the reverse. As the neighbors expressed it, "there was a screw loose with Lacey," the owner of this place. It was going down hill like its master. A general air of neglect and growing dilapidation impressed the most casual observer. The front gate hung on one hinge; boards were off the shackly... Long Stories - Post by : tinabarr - Author : Edward Payson Roe - Read : 429

The Portion Of Labor - Chapter 23 The Portion Of Labor - Chapter 23

The Portion Of Labor - Chapter 23
Chapter XXIIIEllen, under the influence of that old fascination which Cynthia had exerted over her temporarily in her childhood, and which had now assumed a new lease of life, would have loved to see her every day, but along with the fascination came a great timidity and fear of presuming. She felt instinctively that the fascination was an involuntary thing on Cynthia's part. She kept repeating to herself what she had said, that she was not sending her to Vassar because she loved her. Strangely enough,... Long Stories - Post by : SeanCarl - Author : Mary E Wilkins Freeman - Read : 2048

The Son Of Tarzan - Chapter 2 The Son Of Tarzan - Chapter 2

The Son Of Tarzan - Chapter 2
Mr. Harold Moore was a bilious-countenanced, studious young man. He took himself very seriously, and life, and his work, which latter was the tutoring of the young son of a British nobleman. He felt that his charge was not making the progress that his parents had a right to expect, and he was now conscientiously explaining this fact to the boy's mother."It's not that he isn't bright," he was saying; "if that were true I should have hopes of succeeding, for then I might bring to bear all my energies... Long Stories - Post by : Laddi - Author : Edgar Rice Burroughs - Read : 650

The Day Of The Beast - Chapter 12 The Day Of The Beast - Chapter 12

The Day Of The Beast - Chapter 12
CHAPTER XIISeveral days passed before Lane felt himself equal to the momentous interview with Mel Iden. After his call upon Mel's father and mother he was overcome by one of his sick, weak spells, that happily had been infrequent of late. This one confined him to his room. He had about fought and won it out, when the old injury at the base of his spine reminded him that misfortunes did not come singly. Quite unexpectedly, as he bent over with less than his usual caution, the vertebra slipped out;... Long Stories - Post by : simkl - Author : Zane Grey - Read : 1970

The Last Of The Plainsmen - Chapter 1. The Arizona Desert The Last Of The Plainsmen - Chapter 1. The Arizona Desert

The Last Of The Plainsmen - Chapter 1. The Arizona Desert
One afternoon, far out on the sun-baked waste of sage, we made camp near a clump of withered pinyon trees. The cold desert wind came down upon us with the sudden darkness. Even the Mormons, who were finding the trail for us across the drifting sands, forgot to sing and pray at sundown. We huddled round the campfire, a tired and silent little group. When out of the lonely, melancholy night some wandering Navajos stole like shadows to our fire, we hailed their advent with delight. They were good-natured... Long Stories - Post by : vbhnl - Author : Zane Grey - Read : 3238

The Valley Of Silent Men: A Story Of The Three River Country - Chapter 22 The Valley Of Silent Men: A Story Of The Three River Country - Chapter 22

The Valley Of Silent Men: A Story Of The Three River Country - Chapter 22
CHAPTER XXIIFor a brief space after the breaking of the scow-sweep Kent did not move. He felt Marette's arms closing tighter and tighter around his neck. He caught a flash of her upturned face, the flush of a few moments before replaced by a deathly pallor, and he knew that without explanation on his part she understood the almost hopeless situation they were in. He was glad of that. It gave him a sense of relief to know that she would not go into a panic, no matter what happened. He bowed his face... Long Stories - Post by : andrewteg - Author : James Oliver Curwood - Read : 2861