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Waverley, Or 'tis Sixty Years Hence - Volume II - Chapter XXXI - Chapter OF ACCIDENTS Waverley, Or 'tis Sixty Years Hence - Volume II - Chapter XXXI - Chapter OF ACCIDENTS

Waverley, Or 'tis Sixty Years Hence - Volume II - Chapter XXXI - Chapter OF ACCIDENTS
VOLUME II - CHAPTER XXXI - CHAPTER OF ACCIDENTSEdward was in a most unpleasant and dangerous situation. He soon lost the sound of the bagpipes; and, what was yet more unpleasant, when, after searching long in vain and scrambling through many enclosures, he at length approached the highroad, he learned, from the unwelcome noise of kettledrums and trumpets, that the English cavalry now occupied it, and consequently were between him and the Highlanders. Precluded, therefore, from advancing in a straight... Long Stories - Post by : tanto - Author : Sir Walter Scott - Read : 1803

Kidnapped - Chapter XV. THE LAD WITH THE SILVER BUTTON: THROUGH THE ISLE OF MULL Kidnapped - Chapter XV. THE LAD WITH THE SILVER BUTTON: THROUGH THE ISLE OF MULL

Kidnapped - Chapter XV. THE LAD WITH THE SILVER BUTTON: THROUGH THE ISLE OF MULL
The Ross of Mull, which I had now got upon, was rugged and trackless, like the isle I had just left; being all bog, and brier, and big stone. There may be roads for them that know that country well; but for my part I had no better guide than my own nose, and no other landmark than Ben More.I aimed as well as I could for the smoke I had seen so often from the island; and with all my great weariness and the difficulty of the way came upon the house in the bottom of a little hollow about five or six... Long Stories - Post by : KenSilver - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 1163

In The South Seas - PART III. THE GILBERTS - Chapter V. A TALE OF A TAPU--continued In The South Seas - PART III. THE GILBERTS - Chapter V. A TALE OF A TAPU--continued

In The South Seas - PART III. THE GILBERTS - Chapter V. A TALE OF A TAPU--continued
Tuesday, July 16.--It rained in the night, sudden and loud, in Gilbert Island fashion. Before the day, the crowing of a cock aroused me and I wandered in the compound and along the street. The squall was blown by, the moon shone with incomparable lustre, the air lay dead as in a room, and yet all the isle sounded as under a strong shower, the eaves thickly pattering, the lofty palms dripping at larger intervals and with a louder note. In this bold nocturnal light the interior of the houses lay inscrutable,... Nonfictions - Post by : cvlcs - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 2395

Under Two Flags - Chapter XII. THE KING'S LAST SERVICE Under Two Flags - Chapter XII. THE KING'S LAST SERVICE

Under Two Flags - Chapter XII. THE KING'S LAST SERVICE
"Is he up there?" asked a voice in the darkness."Not likely. A cat couldn't scramble up that woodwork," answered a second."Send a shot, and try," suggested a third.There he lay, stretched motionless on the flat roof of the veranda. He heard the words as the thronging mob surged, and trampled, and swore, and quarreled, beneath him, in the blackness of the gloom; balked of their prey, and savage for some amends. There was a moment's pause--a hurried, eager consultation; then he heard the well-known... Long Stories - Post by : mfcprice - Author : Ouida - Read : 1077

The Life And Voyages Of Christopher Columbus_volume 2 - Appendix - No. 18 The Life And Voyages Of Christopher Columbus_volume 2 - Appendix - No. 18

The Life And Voyages Of Christopher Columbus_volume 2 - Appendix - No. 18
Appendix. No. XVIII.Principles upon which the Sums Mentioned in This Work Have Been Reduced into Modern Currency.In the reign of Ferdinand and Isabella the mark of silver, which was equal to 8 ounces or to 50 castellanos, was divided into 65 reals, and each real into 34 maravedis; so that there were 2210 maravedis in the mark of silver. Among other silver coins there was the real of 8, which consisting of 8 reals, was, within a small fraction, the eighth part of a mark of silver, or one ounce. Of... Nonfictions - Post by : smartgroup - Author : Washington Irving - Read : 1050

The Prime Minister - Volume 1 - Chapter 12. The Gathering Of Clouds The Prime Minister - Volume 1 - Chapter 12. The Gathering Of Clouds

The Prime Minister - Volume 1 - Chapter 12. The Gathering Of Clouds
VOLUME I CHAPTER XII. The Gathering of CloudsThroughout June and the first week of July the affairs of the Ministry went on successfully, in spite of the social sins of the Duke and the occasional despair of the Duchess. There had been many politicians who had thought, or had, at any rate, predicted, that the Coalition Ministry would not live a month. There had been men, such as Lord Fawn on one side and Mr. Boffin on the other, who had found themselves stranded disagreeably,--with no certain position,--unwilling... Long Stories - Post by : Ozebookstore - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 2711

The Refugees: A Tale Of Two Continents - Part 1. In The Old World - Chapter 6. A House Of Strife The Refugees: A Tale Of Two Continents - Part 1. In The Old World - Chapter 6. A House Of Strife

The Refugees: A Tale Of Two Continents - Part 1. In The Old World - Chapter 6. A House Of Strife
PART I. IN THE OLD WORLD CHAPTER VI. A HOUSE OF STRIFEThe house of the Huguenot merchant was a tall, narrow building standing at the corner of the Rue St. Martin and the Rue de Biron. It was four stories in height, grim and grave like its owner, with high peaked roof, long diamond-paned windows, a frame-work of black wood, with gray plaster filling the interstices, and five stone steps which led up to the narrow and sombre door. The upper story was but a warehouse in which the trader kept his stock,... Long Stories - Post by : NightLight - Author : Arthur Conan Doyle - Read : 1052

Tatterdemalion - Part 2. Of Peace-Time - Chapter 5. Two Looks Tatterdemalion - Part 2. Of Peace-Time - Chapter 5. Two Looks

Tatterdemalion - Part 2. Of Peace-Time - Chapter 5. Two Looks
PART II. OF PEACE-TIME CHAPTER V. TWO LOOKSThe old Director of the 'Yew Trees' Cemetery walked slowly across from his house, to see that all was ready. He had seen pass into the square of earth committed to his charge so many to whom he had been in the habit of nodding, so many whose faces even he had not known. To him it was the everyday event; yet this funeral, one more in the countless tale, disturbed him--a sharp reminder of the passage of time. For twenty years had gone by since the death of... Long Stories - Post by : Mark_in_Hawaii - Author : John Galsworthy - Read : 438

The Young Explorer; Or, Claiming His Fortune - Chapter 15. A Polite Hostess The Young Explorer; Or, Claiming His Fortune - Chapter 15. A Polite Hostess

The Young Explorer; Or, Claiming His Fortune - Chapter 15. A Polite Hostess
CHAPTER XV. A POLITE HOSTESSThe cabin was a rough one, built of logs, with an adobe chimney. It contained two rooms and a loft. The inducements to live in such a lonely spot must have been small enough, but so many undesirable localities are inhabited, that it is hardly worth while to feel or express surprise at men's taste in such matters. The approach of Ben and his companion was not observed by the inmate or inmates of the cabin. It was only when Bradley, dismounting from his mustang, struck the... Long Stories - Post by : Lynne - Author : Horatio Alger - Read : 1497

Sam's Chance And How He Improved It - Chapter 5. Sam's Finances Sam's Chance And How He Improved It - Chapter 5. Sam's Finances

Sam's Chance And How He Improved It - Chapter 5. Sam's Finances
CHAPTER V. SAM'S FINANCESSam did not find it quite so pleasant being in a place as he had anticipated. He had been accustomed to roam about the streets subject only to his own control. Now he was no longer his own master. He must go and come at the will of his employer. To be sure, his earnings were greater than in his street life, and he had a regular home. He knew beforehand where he was going to sleep, and was tolerably sure of a meal. But before the end of the first week he got out of money.... Long Stories - Post by : bobbond - Author : Horatio Alger - Read : 1682

The Devil's Paw - Chapter 22 The Devil's Paw - Chapter 22

The Devil's Paw - Chapter 22
CHAPTER XXIIThe Bishop and Catherine, a few weeks later, walked side by side up the murky length of St. Pancras platform. The train which they had come to meet was a quarter of an hour late, and they had fallen into a sort of reminiscent conversation which was not without interest to both of them. "I left Mr. Stenson only an hour ago," the Bishop observed. "He could talk about nothing but Julian Orden and his wonderful speeches. They say that at Sheffield and Newcastle the enthusiasm was tremendous,... Long Stories - Post by : dmac55taz2000 - Author : E. Phillips Oppenheim - Read : 1811

Tom Swift And His Submarine Boat - Chapter 18. The Electric Gun Tom Swift And His Submarine Boat - Chapter 18. The Electric Gun

Tom Swift And His Submarine Boat - Chapter 18. The Electric Gun
Chapter XVIII. The Electric GunThere was much excitement aboard the Advance. The submarine came to a stop in the water, while the treasure-seekers waited anxiously for what was to follow. Would they be rammed again? This time, stationary as they were, and with the other boat coming swiftly on, a hole might be stove through the Advance, in spite of her powerful sides. They had not long to wait. Again there came a jar, and once more the Swifts' boat careened. But the blow was a glancing one and, fortunately,... Long Stories - Post by : tgregory4 - Author : Victor Appleton - Read : 3021

Tom Swift And His Electric Rifle - Chapter 11. Anchored To Earth Tom Swift And His Electric Rifle - Chapter 11. Anchored To Earth

Tom Swift And His Electric Rifle - Chapter 11. Anchored To Earth
CHAPTER XI. ANCHORED TO EARTHWith the voyage on the steamer, their arrival in Africa, the many strange sights of the city of Majumba, and the refitting of the airship, our friends had hardly had time to catch their breath since Tom Swift's determination to go elephant hunting. Now, as the Black Hawk was speeding into the interior, they felt, for the first time in many weeks, that they "could take it easy," as Ned Newton expressed it. "Thank goodness," said the bank clerk, "I can sit down and look... Long Stories - Post by : philbooth - Author : Victor Appleton - Read : 2196

Tom Swift And His Big Tunnel: The Hidden City Of The Andes - Chapter 11. In The Andes Tom Swift And His Big Tunnel: The Hidden City Of The Andes - Chapter 11. In The Andes

Tom Swift And His Big Tunnel: The Hidden City Of The Andes - Chapter 11. In The Andes
Chapter XI. In the AndesProfessor Swyington Bumper seemed to live in a region all by himself. Though he was on board the Bellaconda, he might just as well have been in an airship, or riding along on the back of a donkey, as far as his knowledge, or recognition, of his surroundings went. He seemed to be thinking thoughts far, far away, and he was never without a book--either a bound volume or a note-book. In the former he buried his hawk-like nose, and Tom, looking over his shoulder once, saw that... Long Stories - Post by : thedude - Author : Victor Appleton - Read : 1769

Tom Swift And His Motor-boat: The Rivals Of Lake Carlopa - Chapter 15. A Dismaying Statement Tom Swift And His Motor-boat: The Rivals Of Lake Carlopa - Chapter 15. A Dismaying Statement

Tom Swift And His Motor-boat: The Rivals Of Lake Carlopa - Chapter 15. A Dismaying Statement
CHAPTER XV. A DISMAYING STATEMENTTrouble is sometimes good in a way; it makes a person resourceful. Tom Swift had had his share of annoyances of late, but they had served a purpose. He had learned to think clearly and quickly. Now, when he found his boat stolen, he at once began to map out a plan of action. "What will you do first?" asked Mr. Jackson as he saw his employer's son hesitating. "First I'm going to Andy Foger's house," declared the young inventor. "If he's home I'm going to tell him... Long Stories - Post by : EdAllen - Author : Victor Appleton - Read : 977

Will Warburton - Chapter 13 Will Warburton - Chapter 13

Will Warburton - Chapter 13
Warburton had never seen Godfrey Sherwood so restless and excitable as during these weeks when the business in Little Ailie Street was being brought to an end, and the details of the transfer to Bristol were being settled. Had it not been inconsistent with all the hopeful facts of the situation, as well as with the man's temper, one would have thought that Godfrey suffered from extreme nervousness; that he lived under some oppressive anxiety, which it was his constant endeavour to combat with resolute... Long Stories - Post by : midibidi - Author : George Gissing - Read : 851

The New Tenant - Chapter 20. God! That I May Die! The New Tenant - Chapter 20. God! That I May Die!

The New Tenant - Chapter 20. God! That I May Die!
CHAPTER XX. GOD! THAT I MAY DIE!For a certain space of time, which seemed to him indefinite, but which was indeed of no great length, he stood there stunned, gazing at the rifled cabinet. Then, as consciousness returned to him, the roar of the storm without fell upon his ears, and struck some strange note of accord with the tumult in his brain. Turning round, he unbarred the shutters, and, opening the window, stepped outside. With slow, uncertain steps he made his way through the dense black plantation... Long Stories - Post by : ngood - Author : E. Phillips Oppenheim - Read : 952

The Survivor - Chapter 36. A Scene At The Club The Survivor - Chapter 36. A Scene At The Club

The Survivor - Chapter 36. A Scene At The Club
CHAPTER XXXVI. A SCENE AT THE CLUBHe made her sit down, for she was white and faint. For the moment he left her question unanswered. "You have learnt the truth, Joan, from his own lips," he said. "I have a confession signed last week by him before the fever set in. You can read it if you like." "There is no need," she answered. "I have heard enough. Who is this Emily de Reuss?" "She is a very clever woman," he said, "with whom your brother became most unreasonably infatuated. She took an interest... Long Stories - Post by : erikhj - Author : E. Phillips Oppenheim - Read : 1359

The Profiteers - Chapter 15 The Profiteers - Chapter 15

The Profiteers - Chapter 15
CHAPTER XVDredlinton sank into Phipps' vacated chair and leaned back with his hands in his trousers pockets. He had the air of a man fortified by a certain amount of bravado,--stimulated by some evil purpose. "So you don't want to sell those shares, Mr. Wingate?" "I have decided not to," was the calm reply. "Any particular reason?" "None," Wingate acknowledged, "except that I am not very anxious to have any business relations with Mr. Phipps." "And for the sake of that prejudice," Dredlinton observed,... Long Stories - Post by : solidbank - Author : E. Phillips Oppenheim - Read : 612

Wilfrid Cumbermede - Chapter 48. Only A Link Wilfrid Cumbermede - Chapter 48. Only A Link

Wilfrid Cumbermede - Chapter 48. Only A Link
CHAPTER XLVIII. ONLY A LINKIt may be said of the body in regard of sleep as well as in regard of death, 'It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power.' For me, the next morning, I could almost have said, 'I was sown in dishonour and raised in glory.' No one can deny the power of the wearied body to paralyze the soul; but I have a correlate theory which I love, and which I expect to find true--that, while the body wearies the mind, it is the mind that restores vigour to the body, and then, like the... Long Stories - Post by : bbsjunk - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 1732