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The Spy: A Tale Of The Neutral Ground - Chapter 27 The Spy: A Tale Of The Neutral Ground - Chapter 27

The Spy: A Tale Of The Neutral Ground - Chapter 27
CHAPTER XXVIIHave you no countermand for Claudio yet, But he must die to-morrow? _--Measure for Measure._A few hours were passed by the prisoner, after his sentence was received, in the bosom of his family. Mr. Wharton wept in hopeless despondency over the untimely fate of his son; and Frances, after recovering from her insensibility, experienced an anguish of feeling to which the bitterness of death itself would have been comparatively light. Miss Peyton alone... Long Stories - Post by : yeofeng - Author : James Fenimore Cooper - Read : 287

The Hoosier Schoolboy - Chapter 12. Greenbank Wakes Up The Hoosier Schoolboy - Chapter 12. Greenbank Wakes Up

The Hoosier Schoolboy - Chapter 12. Greenbank Wakes Up
CHAPTER XII. GREENBANK WAKES UPIf the pigeons had not crossed the valley on Monday, nobody would have played truant, and if nobody had played truant on Monday, there would not have been occasion to whip three boys on Tuesday morning, and if Ben Berry and Riley had escaped a beating on Tuesday morning, they would not have thought of putting gunpowder into the stove on Wednesday at noon, and if they had omitted that bad joke, Columbus would not have got into trouble and run away from school, and if... Long Stories - Post by : kdwashere - Author : Edward Eggleston - Read : 2650

Dick Sands, The Boy Captain - Part The Second - Chapter 10. Market-Day Dick Sands, The Boy Captain - Part The Second - Chapter 10. Market-Day

Dick Sands, The Boy Captain - Part The Second - Chapter 10. Market-Day
PART THE SECOND CHAPTER X. MARKET-DAYSo sudden was Dick’s action that it had been impossible to parry his blow. Several of the natives rushed on him, and in all likelihood would have struck him down upon the spot had not Negoro arrived at that very moment. At a sign from him the natives drew back, and proceeded to raise and carry away Harris’s corpse.Alvez and Coïmbra were urgent in their demand that Dick should forthwith be punished by death, but Negoro whispered to them that they... Long Stories - Post by : jsypolt - Author : Jules Verne - Read : 763

Success: A Novel - Part 1. Enchantment - Chapter 1 Success: A Novel - Part 1. Enchantment - Chapter 1

Success: A Novel - Part 1. Enchantment - Chapter 1
PART I. ENCHANTMENT CHAPTER IThe lonely station of Manzanita stood out, sharp and unsightly, in the keen February sunlight. A mile away in a dip of the desert, lay the town, a sorry sprawl of frame buildings, patternless save for the one main street, which promptly lost itself at either end in a maze of cholla, prickly pear, and the lovely, golden-glowing roseo. Far as the eye could see, the waste was spangled with vivid hues, for the rare rains had come, and all the cacti were in joyous bloom, from... Long Stories - Post by : Hans_Klein - Author : Samuel Hopkins Adams - Read : 2078

The Landlord At Lions Head - Part 2 - Chapter 28 The Landlord At Lions Head - Part 2 - Chapter 28

The Landlord At Lions Head - Part 2 - Chapter 28
PART II CHAPTER XXVIIIJeff's place at Harvard had been too long fixed among the jays to allow the hope of wholly retrieving his condition now. It was too late for him to be chosen in any of the nicer clubs or societies, but he was not beyond the mounting sentiment of comradery, which begins to tell in the last year among college men, and which had its due effect with his class. One of the men, who had always had a foible for humanity, took advantage of the prevailing mood in another man, and wrought... Long Stories - Post by : kmunck - Author : William Dean Howells - Read : 1799

Dr. Breen's Practice - Chapter 5 Dr. Breen's Practice - Chapter 5

Dr. Breen's Practice - Chapter 5
CHAPTER VBy morning Grace was as nervous and anxious as her patient, who had momentarily the advantage of her in having fallen asleep. She went stealthily out, and walked the length of the piazza, bathing her eyes with the sight of the sea, cool and dim under a clouded sky. At the corner next the kitchen she encountered Barlow, who, having kindled the fire for the cook, had spent s moment of leisure in killing some chickens at the barn; he appeared with a cluster of his victims in his hand, but at... Long Stories - Post by : phenz - Author : William Dean Howells - Read : 527

The Napoleon Of Notting Hill - Book 2 - Chapter 1. The Charter Of The Cities The Napoleon Of Notting Hill - Book 2 - Chapter 1. The Charter Of The Cities

The Napoleon Of Notting Hill - Book 2 - Chapter 1. The Charter Of The Cities
BOOK II CHAPTER I. The Charter of the CitiesLambert was standing bewildered outside the door of the King's apartments amid the scurry of astonishment and ridicule. He was just passing out into the street, in a dazed manner, when James Barker dashed by him. "Where are you going?" he asked. "To stop all this foolery, of course," replied Barker; and he disappeared into the room. He entered it headlong, slamming the door, and slapping his incomparable silk hat on the table. His mouth opened, but before... Long Stories - Post by : zapme - Author : G. K. Chesterton - Read : 2071

The Pothunters - Chapter 11. The Sports The Pothunters - Chapter 11. The Sports

The Pothunters - Chapter 11. The Sports
Sports weather at St Austin's was as a rule a quaint but unpleasant solution of mud, hail, and iced rain. These were taken as a matter of course, and the School counted it as something gained when they were spared the usual cutting east wind. This year, however, occurred that invaluable exception which is so useful in proving rules. There was no gale, only a gentle breeze. The sun was positively shining, and there was a general freshness in the air which would have made a cripple cast away his crutches,... Long Stories - Post by : mike5941 - Author : P G Wodehouse - Read : 2786

The Story Girl - Chapter 26. Peter Makes An Impression The Story Girl - Chapter 26. Peter Makes An Impression

The Story Girl - Chapter 26. Peter Makes An Impression
CHAPTER XXVI. PETER MAKES AN IMPRESSIONPeter's turn came next. He did not write his sermon out. That, he averred, was too hard work. Nor did he mean to take a text. "Why, who ever heard of a sermon without a text?" asked Felix blankly. "I am going to take a SUBJECT instead of a text," said Peter loftily. "I ain't going to tie myself down to a text. And I'm going to have heads in it--three heads. You hadn't a single head in yours," he added to me. "Uncle Alec says that Uncle Edward says that... Long Stories - Post by : brianfitz - Author : Lucy Maud Montgomery - Read : 617

The Young Explorer; Or, Claiming His Fortune - Chapter 14. The Canon Hotel The Young Explorer; Or, Claiming His Fortune - Chapter 14. The Canon Hotel

The Young Explorer; Or, Claiming His Fortune - Chapter 14. The Canon Hotel
CHAPTER XIV. THE CANON HOTELLate in the afternoon of the third day subsequent a man and a boy might have been seen riding slowly through a rocky canon probably eighty miles west from San Francisco. Both were mounted on the small native horses of California, generally called mustangs. These animals possess a strength disproportioned to their size, and show great endurance. At times they have a playful habit of bucking, not quite agreeable to an inexperienced horseman. The reader will already have... Long Stories - Post by : Lynne - Author : Horatio Alger - Read : 2247

Joe's Luck; Or, Always Wide Awake - Chapter 15. The Foiled Assassin Joe's Luck; Or, Always Wide Awake - Chapter 15. The Foiled Assassin

Joe's Luck; Or, Always Wide Awake - Chapter 15. The Foiled Assassin
CHAPTER XV. THE FOILED ASSASSINAbout four o'clock Joe went into a restaurant and got some dinner. In spite of his wish to be economical, his dinner bill amounted to a dollar and a half, and now his cash in hand was reduced to two dollars and a half. Joe began to feel uneasy. "This won't do," he said to himself. "At this rate I shall soon be penniless. I must get something to do." In the evening he strolled down Montgomery Street to Telegraph Hill. It was not a very choice locality, the only buildings... Long Stories - Post by : waytogo-store - Author : Horatio Alger - Read : 2618

Derues - Celebrated Crimes - Part 1 Derues - Celebrated Crimes - Part 1

Derues - Celebrated Crimes - Part 1
One September afternoon in 1751, towards half-past five, about a score of small boys, chattering, pushing, and tumbling over one another like a covey of partridges, issued from one of the religious schools of Chartres. The joy of the little troop just escaped from a long and wearisome captivity was doubly great: a slight accident to one of the teachers had caused the class to be dismissed half an hour earlier than usual, and in consequence of the extra work thrown on the teaching staff the brother... Long Stories - Post by : directoris - Author : Alexandre Dumas - Read : 1194

The Last Days Of Pompeii - Book 3 - Chapter 11. Progress Of Events. The Plot Thickens... The Last Days Of Pompeii - Book 3 - Chapter 11. Progress Of Events. The Plot Thickens...

The Last Days Of Pompeii - Book 3 - Chapter 11. Progress Of Events. The Plot Thickens...
CHAPTER XI. PROGRESS OF EVENTS. THE PLOT THICKENS. THE WEB IS WOVEN, BUT THE NET CHANGES HANDS'AND you have the courage then, Julia, to seek the Witch of Vesuvius this evening; in company, too, with that fearful man?' 'Why, Nydia?' replied Julia, timidly; 'dost thou really think there is anything to dread? These old hags, with their enchanted mirrors, their trembling sieves, and their moon-gathered herbs, are, I imagine, but crafty impostors, who have learned, perhaps, nothing but the very charm... Long Stories - Post by : chat_junkie9 - Author : Edward Bulwer-lytton - Read : 2026

The King's Mirror - Chapter 6. A Student Of Love Affairs The King's Mirror - Chapter 6. A Student Of Love Affairs

The King's Mirror - Chapter 6. A Student Of Love Affairs
CHAPTER VI. A STUDENT OF LOVE AFFAIRSThe departure to Biarritz was carried through without further overt hostilities. It chanced to be holidays with me, all my tutors were on their vacation, my governor, Vohrenlorf, on a visit at Berlin. Hearing of my solitude, he insisted on making arrangements to return speedily; but for a few days I was left quite alone, saving for the presence of my French body-servant Baptiste. I liked Baptiste; he was by conviction an anarchist, by prejudice a freethinker;... Long Stories - Post by : martindemadrid - Author : Anthony Hope - Read : 2576

Miles Wallingford - Chapter 19 Miles Wallingford - Chapter 19

Miles Wallingford - Chapter 19
Chapter XIX"The sea wax'd calm, and we discovered Two ships from far making amain to us, Of Corinth that, of Epidaurus this: But on they came,--O, let me say no more! Gather the sequel by that went before." Comedy of Errors.It was high time for the Dawn to be doing. Of all the ships to leeward, the Speedy, the vessel we had most reason to apprehend, was in the best condition to do us harm. It was true that, just then, we might outsail her, but a man-of-war's crew would soon restore the balance... Long Stories - Post by : Khemal - Author : James Fenimore Cooper - Read : 3099

The Aspirations Of Jean Servien - Chapter 13 The Aspirations Of Jean Servien - Chapter 13

The Aspirations Of Jean Servien - Chapter 13
CHAPTER XIIIDating from that night Jean Servien spent his days in translating _Myrrha bit by bit, with an infinity of pains. The task having taught him something of verse-making, he composed an ode, which he sent by post to his mistress. The poem was writ in tears of blood, yet it was as cold and insipid as a schoolboy's exercise. Still, he did get something said of the fair vision of a woman that hovered for ever before his eyes, and of the door he had kissed in a night of frenzy. Monsieur Servien... Long Stories - Post by : pnholt2 - Author : Anatole France - Read : 2450

The Children's Pilgrimage - Part 1. 'Looking For The Guide' - Chapter 1. 'Three On A Doorstep' The Children's Pilgrimage - Part 1. "Looking For The Guide" - Chapter 1. "Three On A Doorstep"

The Children's Pilgrimage - Part 1. 'Looking For The Guide' - Chapter 1. 'Three On A Doorstep'
FIRST PART. "LOOKING FOR THE GUIDE" CHAPTER I. "THREE ON A DOORSTEP""The night is dark, and I am far from home. Lead Thou me on" In a poor part of London, but not in the very poorest part--two children sat on a certain autumn evening, side by side on a doorstep. The eldest might have been ten, the youngest eight. The eldest was a girl, the youngest a boy. Drawn up in front of these children, looking into their little faces with hungry, loving, pathetic eyes, lay a mongrel dog. The three were alone,... Long Stories - Post by : jensrsa - Author : L. T. Meade - Read : 2425

The Trumpeter Swan - Chapter 10. A Gentleman's Lie The Trumpeter Swan - Chapter 10. A Gentleman's Lie

The Trumpeter Swan - Chapter 10. A Gentleman's Lie
CHAPTER X. A GENTLEMAN'S LIEI Becky was not well. Aunt Claudia, perceiving her listlessness, decided that she needed a change. Letters were written to the Nantucket grandfather, and plans made for Becky's departure. She was to spend a month on the island, come back to Boston to the Admiral's big old house on the water-side of Beacon Street, and return to Huntersfield for Christmas. Becky felt that it was good of everybody to take so much trouble. She really didn't care in the least. She occupied... Long Stories - Post by : gananathan - Author : Temple Bailey - Read : 3064

Satanstoe; Or, The Littlepage Manuscripts: A Tale Of The Colony - Chapter 11 Satanstoe; Or, The Littlepage Manuscripts: A Tale Of The Colony - Chapter 11

Satanstoe; Or, The Littlepage Manuscripts: A Tale Of The Colony - Chapter 11
CHAPTER XIBid physicians talk our veins to temper, And with an argument new-set a pulse, Then think, my lord, of reasoning unto love. YOUNG.As the road from the ferry into the town ran along the bank of the river, we reached the point where the Rev. Mr. Worden had landed precisely at the same instant with his pursuers, who had been obliged to make a little circuit, in order to get off the ice. I do not know which party regarded the other in the greatest astonishment,--the hunted, or the hunters.... Long Stories - Post by : Mike_Russell - Author : James Fenimore Cooper - Read : 414

The Coast Of Bohemia: A Novel - Chapter 6 The Coast Of Bohemia: A Novel - Chapter 6

The Coast Of Bohemia: A Novel - Chapter 6
CHAPTER VILudlow went back to New York and took up his work with vigor and with fervor. The picture of the County Fair, which he exhibited at the American Artists', ran a gauntlet of criticism in which it was belabored at once for its unimaginative vulgarity and its fantastic unreality; then it returned to his studio and remained unsold, while the days, weeks, months and years went by and left each their fine trace on him. His purposes dropped away, mostly unfulfilled, as he grew older and wiser,... Long Stories - Post by : Marcos - Author : William Dean Howells - Read : 314