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The Bat - Chapter 18 The Bat - Chapter 18

The Bat - Chapter 18
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN. THE BAT STILL FLIES He stepped back in the doorway, looked out, then turned to them again. "I come in, please?" he said pathetically, his hands quivering. "I not like to stay in dark." Miss Cornelia took pity on him. "Come in, Billy, of course. What is it? Anything the matter?" Billy glanced about nervously. "Man with sore head." "What about him?" "Act very strange." Again Billy's slim hands trembled. Beresford broke in. "The man who fell into the room downstairs?" Billy nodded.... Long Stories - Post by : Got_Pez - Author : Mary Roberts Rinehart - Read : 1340

Dangerous Days - Chapter 40 Dangerous Days - Chapter 40

Dangerous Days - Chapter 40
CHAPTER XLOne day late in May, Clayton, walking up-town in lieu of the golf he had been forced to abandon, met Doctor Haverford on the street, and found his way barred by that rather worried-looking gentleman. "I was just going to see you, Clayton," he said. "About two things. I'll walk back a few blocks with you." He was excited, rather exalted. "I'm going in," he announced. "Regimental chaplain. I've got a year's leave of absence. I'm rather vague about what a chaplain does, but I rather fancy... Long Stories - Post by : proton - Author : Mary Roberts Rinehart - Read : 1615

Blind Love - Period 2 - Chapter 22. The Fatal Words Blind Love - Period 2 - Chapter 22. The Fatal Words

Blind Love - Period 2 - Chapter 22. The Fatal Words
PERIOD II CHAPTER XXII. THE FATAL WORDSWHEN Mountjoy had rung for the servant, and the bedroom door had been unlocked, it was too late to follow the fugitive. Her cab was waiting for her outside; and the attention of the porter had been distracted, at the same time, by a new arrival of travellers at the hotel. It is more or less in the nature of all men who are worthy of the name, to take refuge from distress in action. Hugh decided on writing to Iris, and on making his appeal to her father, that... Long Stories - Post by : alfiejboy - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 1115

The Gold Hunters - Chapter 7. On The Trail Of Gold The Gold Hunters - Chapter 7. On The Trail Of Gold

The Gold Hunters - Chapter 7. On The Trail Of Gold
CHAPTER VII. ON THE TRAIL OF GOLDAnd each day thereafter the sun rose earlier, and the day was longer, and the air was warmer; and with the warmth there now came the sweet scents of the budding earth and the myriad sounds of the deep, unseen life of the forests, awakening from its long slumber in its bed of snow. The moose-birds chirped their mating songs and flirted from morning till night in bough and air, and the jays and ravens fluffed themselves in the sun, and the snowbirds, little black and... Long Stories - Post by : Truman - Author : James Oliver Curwood - Read : 880

Flower Of The North - Chapter 15 Flower Of The North - Chapter 15

Flower Of The North - Chapter 15
Chapter XVNot until the silken flap of the tent had fallen behind Jeanne did power of movement and speech return to Philip. He called her name and straggled to a sitting posture. Then he staggered to his feet. He could scarcely stand. Shooting pains passed like flashes of electricity through his body. His right arm was numb and stiff, and he found that it was thickly bandaged. His head ached, his legs could hardly support him. He went to raise his left hand to his head, but stopped it in front of... Long Stories - Post by : Ndoki - Author : James Oliver Curwood - Read : 1493

The Last Of The Plainsmen - Chapter 7. Snake Gulch The Last Of The Plainsmen - Chapter 7. Snake Gulch

The Last Of The Plainsmen - Chapter 7. Snake Gulch
Not far from the scene of our adventure with the White Streak as we facetious and appreciatively named the mustang, deep, flat cave indented the canyon wall. By reason of its sandy floor and close proximity to Frank's trickling spring, we decided to camp in it. About dawn Lawson and Stewart straggled in on spent horse and found awaiting them a bright fire, a hot supper and cheery comrades."Did yu fellars git to see him?" was the ranger's first question."Did we get to see him?" echoed five lusty voice... Long Stories - Post by : runtonk - Author : Zane Grey - Read : 2552

White Jacket - Chapter 28. Edging Away White Jacket - Chapter 28. Edging Away

White Jacket - Chapter 28. Edging Away
CHAPTER XXVIII. EDGING AWAYRight before the wind! Ay, blow, blow, ye breezes; so long as ye stay fair, and we are homeward bound, what care the jolly crew?It is worth mentioning here that, in nineteen cases out of twenty, a passage from the Pacific round the Cape is almost sure to be much shorter, and attended with less hardship, than a passage undertaken from the Atlantic. The reason is, that the gales are mostly from the westward, also the currents.But, after all, going before the wind in a frigate,... Long Stories - Post by : gabby - Author : Herman Melville - Read : 876

The Young Forester - Chapter 4. Lost In The Forest The Young Forester - Chapter 4. Lost In The Forest

The Young Forester - Chapter 4. Lost In The Forest
CHAPTER IV. LOST IN THE FORESTFor a moment I was dazed. And then came panic. I ran up this ridge and that one, I rushed to and fro over ground which looked, whatever way I turned, exactly the same. And I kept saying, "I'm lost! I'm lost!" Not until I dropped exhausted against a pine-tree did any other thought come to me.The moment that I stopped running about so aimlessly the panicky feeling left me. I remembered that for a ranger to be lost in the forest was an every-day affair, and the sooner I... Long Stories - Post by : yourwebprofits - Author : Zane Grey - Read : 1315

The Scarecrow Of Oz - Chapter 18. The Scarecrow Meets an Enemy The Scarecrow Of Oz - Chapter 18. The Scarecrow Meets an Enemy

The Scarecrow Of Oz - Chapter 18. The Scarecrow Meets an Enemy
Chapter Eighteen. The Scarecrow Meets an EnemyThe Scarecrow was not a bit afraid of King Krewl. Indeed, he rather enjoyed the prospect of conquering the evil King and putting Gloria on the throne of Jinxland in his place. So he advanced boldly to the royal castle and demanded admittance.Seeing that he was a stranger, the soldiers allowed him to enter. He made his way straight to the throne room at that time his Majesty was settling the disputes among his subjects."Who are you?" demanded the King."I'm... Long Stories - Post by : simkl - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 846

The Young Pitcher - Chapter 7. Annihilation The Young Pitcher - Chapter 7. Annihilation

The Young Pitcher - Chapter 7. Annihilation
CHAPTER VII. ANNIHILATIONThat incident put Ken out of the practice for three days. He had a bruise over his ear as large as a small apple. Ken did not mind the pain nor the players' remarks that he had a swelled head anyway, but he remembered with slow-gathering wrath Graves's words: "I said I'd get you!"He remembered also Graves's reply to a question put by the coach. "I was only tagging him. I didn't mean to hurt him." That rankled inside Ken. He kept his counsel, however, even evading a sharp... Long Stories - Post by : mlmtopgun - Author : Zane Grey - Read : 2345

The American Senator - Volume 3 - Chapter 2. 'Now What Have You Got To Say?' The American Senator - Volume 3 - Chapter 2. "Now What Have You Got To Say?"

The American Senator - Volume 3 - Chapter 2. 'Now What Have You Got To Say?'
VOLUME III CHAPTER II. "Now what have you got to say?"It may be a question whether Lord Augustus Trefoil or Lord Rufford looked forward to the interview which was to take place at the Duke's mansion with the greater dismay. The unfortunate father whose only principle in life had been that of avoiding trouble would have rather that his daughter should have been jilted a score of times than that he should have been called upon to interfere once. There was in this demand upon him a breach of a silent... Long Stories - Post by : Doug_Parsons - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 991

The Princess And The Goblin - Chapter 2. The Princess Loses Herself The Princess And The Goblin - Chapter 2. The Princess Loses Herself

The Princess And The Goblin - Chapter 2. The Princess Loses Herself
I have said the Princess Irene was about eight years old when my story begins. And this is how it begins.One very wet day, when the mountain was covered with mist which was constantly gathering itself together into raindrops, and pouring down on the roofs of the great old house, whence it fell in a fringe of water from the eaves all round about it, the princess could not of course go out. She got very tired, so tired that even her toys could no longer amuse her. You would wonder at that if I had... Long Stories - Post by : scotsgold - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 538

Clarence - Part 3 - Chapter 1 Clarence - Part 3 - Chapter 1

Clarence - Part 3 - Chapter 1
PART IIICHAPTER IIt was sunset of a hot day at Washington. Even at that hour the broad avenues, which diverged from the Capitol like the rays of another sun, were fierce and glittering. The sterile distances between glowed more cruelly than ever, and pedestrians, keeping in the scant shade, hesitated on the curbstones before plunging into the Sahara-like waste of crossings. The city seemed deserted. Even that vast army of contractors, speculators, place-hunters, and lobbyists, which hung on the heels... Long Stories - Post by : Ndoki - Author : Bret Harte - Read : 2667

Barnaby Rudge - Chapter 58 Barnaby Rudge - Chapter 58

Barnaby Rudge - Chapter 58
They were not long in reaching the barracks, for the officer who commanded the party was desirous to avoid rousing the people by the display of military force in the streets, and was humanely anxious to give as little opportunity as possible for any attempt at rescue; knowing that it must lead to bloodshed and loss of life, and that if the civil authorities by whom he was accompanied, empowered him to order his men to fire, many innocent persons would probably fall, whom curiosity or idleness had... Long Stories - Post by : triumphanteer - Author : Charles Dickens - Read : 2589

The Iliad - Book X The Iliad - Book X

The Iliad - Book X
NOW the other princes of the Achaeans slept soundly the whole night through, but Agamemnon son of Atreus was troubled, so that he could get no rest. As when fair Juno's lord flashes his lightning in token of great rain or hail or snow when the snow-flakes whiten the ground, or again as a sign that he will open the wide jaws of hungry war, even so did Agamemnon heave many a heavy sigh, for his soul trembled within him. When he looked upon the plain of Troy he marvelled at the many watchfires burning... Nonfictions - Post by : IWT8898 - Author : Homer - Read : 451

The Jungle - Chapter 30 The Jungle - Chapter 30

The Jungle - Chapter 30
Jurgis had breakfast with Ostrinski and his family, and then he went home to Elzbieta. He was no longer shy about it--when he went in, instead of saying all the things he had been planning to say, he started to tell Elzbieta about the revolution! At first she thought he was out of his mind, and it was hours before she could really feel certain that he was himself. When, however, she had satisfied herself that he was sane upon all subjects except politics, she troubled herself no further about... Long Stories - Post by : travisdu - Author : Upton Sinclair - Read : 2317

The Portrait Of A Lady - Volume I - Chapter XI The Portrait Of A Lady - Volume I - Chapter XI

The Portrait Of A Lady - Volume I - Chapter XI
He took a resolve after this not to misinterpret her words evenwhen Miss Stackpole appeared to strike the personal note moststrongly. He bethought himself that persons, in her view, weresimple and homogeneous organisms, and that he, for his own part,was too perverted a representative of the nature of man to have aright to deal with her in strict reciprocity. He carried out hisresolve with a great deal of tact, and the young lady found inrenewed contact with him no obstacle to the exercise of hergenius... Long Stories - Post by : pilotga - Author : Henry James - Read : 890

The Turn Of The Screw - Chapter XI The Turn Of The Screw - Chapter XI

The Turn Of The Screw - Chapter XI
It was not till late next day that I spoke to Mrs. Grose; the rigor with which I kept my pupils in sight making it often difficult to meet her privately, and the more as we each felt the importance of not provoking--on the part of the servants quite as much as on that of the children--any suspicion of a secret flurry or that of a discussion of mysteries. I drew a great security in this particular from her mere smooth aspect. There was nothing in her fresh face to pass on to others my horrible confidences.... Long Stories - Post by : Stilbox - Author : Henry James - Read : 1067

Androcles And The Lion - ACT I Androcles And The Lion - ACT I

Androcles And The Lion - ACT I
Evening. The end of three converging roads to Rome. Threetriumphal arches span them where they debouch on a square at thegate of the city. Looking north through the arches one can seethe campagna threaded by the three long dusty tracks. On the eastand west sides of the square are long stone benches. An oldbeggar sits on the east side of the square, his bowl at his feet.Through the eastern arch a squad of Roman soldiers tramps alongescorting a batch of Christian prisoners of both sexes and allages,... Plays - Post by : tonyaz - Author : George Bernard Shaw - Read : 3211

Uncle Tom's Cabin - Volume II - Chapter XXVIII - Reunion Uncle Tom's Cabin - Volume II - Chapter XXVIII - Reunion

Uncle Tom's Cabin - Volume II - Chapter XXVIII - Reunion
Week after week glided away in the St. Clare mansion, andthe waves of life settled back to their usual flow thatlittle bark had gone down. For how imperiously, how coolly, indisregard of all one's feeling, does the hard, cold, uninterestingcourse of daily realities move on! Still must we eat, and drink,and sleep, and wake again,--still bargain, buy, sell, ask and answerquestions,--pursue, in short, a thousand shadows, though all interestin them be over; the cold mechanical habit of living remaining,after... Long Stories - Post by : mjaiken - Author : Harriet Beecher Stowe - Read : 1057