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The Pomp Of The Lavilettes - Chapter 2 The Pomp Of The Lavilettes - Chapter 2

The Pomp Of The Lavilettes - Chapter 2
CHAPTER IIIn the matter of power, Baby, the inquisitive postmaster and keeper of the bridge, was unlike the new arrival in Bonaventure. The abilities of the Honourable Tom Ferrol lay in a splendid plausibility, a spontaneous blarney. He could no more help being spendthrift of his affections and his morals than of his money, and many a time he had wished that his money was as inexhaustible as his emotions. In point of morals, any of the Lavilettes presented a finer average than their new guest, who... Long Stories - Post by : websioux - Author : Gilbert Parker - Read : 2553

Wyoming, A Story Of The Outdoor West - Chapter 10. A Shepherd Of The Desert Wyoming, A Story Of The Outdoor West - Chapter 10. A Shepherd Of The Desert

Wyoming, A Story Of The Outdoor West - Chapter 10. A Shepherd Of The Desert
It had been Helen Messiter's daily custom either to take a ride on her pony or a spin in her motor car, but since Bannister had been quartered at the Lazy D her time had been so fully occupied that she had given this up for the present. The arrival of Nora Darling, however, took so much work off her hands that she began to continue her rides and drives. Her patient was by this time so far recovered that he did not need her constant attendance and there were reasons why she decided it best to spend... Long Stories - Post by : pbonds - Author : William Macleod Raine - Read : 1636

To The Last Man - Chapter 4 To The Last Man - Chapter 4

To The Last Man - Chapter 4
CHAPTER IVEllen Jorth hurried back into the forest, hotly resentful of the accident that had thrown her in contact with an Isbel.Disgust filled her--disgust that she had been amiable to a member of the hated family that had ruined her father. The surprise of this meeting did not come to her while she was under the spell of stronger feeling. She walked under the trees, swiftly, with head erect, looking straight before her, and every step seemed a relief.Upon reaching camp, her attention was distracted... Long Stories - Post by : runtonk - Author : Zane Grey - Read : 789

The U.p. Trail - Chapter 3 The U.p. Trail - Chapter 3

The U.p. Trail - Chapter 3
Bill Horn, leader of that caravan, had a large amount of gold which he was taking back East. No one in his party, except a girl, knew that he had the fortune.Horn had gone West at the beginning of the gold strikes, but it was not until '53 that any success attended his labors. Later he struck it rich, and in 1865, as soon as the snow melted on the mountain passes, he got together a party of men and several women and left Sacramento. He was a burly miner, bearded and uncouth, of rough speech and taciturn... Long Stories - Post by : best4you - Author : Zane Grey - Read : 1649

The Research Magnificent - Chapter 5. The Assize Of Jealousy The Research Magnificent - Chapter 5. The Assize Of Jealousy

The Research Magnificent - Chapter 5. The Assize Of Jealousy
Chapter The Fifth. The Assize Of Jealousy1It was very manifest in the disorder of papers amidst which White spent so many evenings of interested perplexity before this novel began to be written that Benham had never made any systematic attempt at editing or revising his accumulation at all. There were not only overlapping documents, in which he had returned again to old ideas and restated them in the light of fresh facts and an apparent unconsciousness of his earlier effort, but there were mutually... Long Stories - Post by : ben.g - Author : H. G. Wells - Read : 2236

White Jacket - Chapter 49. Rumours Of A War, And How They Were Received... White Jacket - Chapter 49. Rumours Of A War, And How They Were Received...

White Jacket - Chapter 49. Rumours Of A War, And How They Were Received...
CHAPTER XLIX. RUMOURS OF A WAR, AND HOW THEY WERE RECEIVED BY THE POPULATION OF THE NEVERSINKWhile lying in the harbour of Callao, in Peru, certain rumours had come to us touching a war with England, growing out of the long-vexed Northeastern Boundary Question. In Rio these rumours were increased; and the probability of hostilities induced our Commodore to authorize proceedings that closely brought home to every man on board the Neversink his liability at any time to be killed at his gun.Among other... Long Stories - Post by : best4you - Author : Herman Melville - Read : 644

A Bicycle Of Cathay: A Novel - Chapter 14. Miss Edith Is Disappointed A Bicycle Of Cathay: A Novel - Chapter 14. Miss Edith Is Disappointed

A Bicycle Of Cathay: A Novel - Chapter 14. Miss Edith Is Disappointed
CHAPTER XIV. MISS EDITH IS DISAPPOINTEDAs soon as we had begun to walk under the apple-trees she turned to me and said: "I don't think you ought to take this letter and the bill to Mrs. Chester. It would not be right. There would be something cruel about it.""What do you mean?" I exclaimed."Of course I do not know exactly the state of the case," she answered, "but I will tell you what I think about it as far as I know. You must not be offended at what I say. If I am a friend to anybody--and I would... Long Stories - Post by : runtonk - Author : Frank R Stockton - Read : 2305

Therese Raquin - Chapter 6 Therese Raquin - Chapter 6

Therese Raquin - Chapter 6
CHAPTER VIHenceforth, Laurent called almost every evening on the Raquins. He lived in the Rue Saint-Victor, opposite the Port aux Vins he rented a small furnished room at 18 francs a month. This attic, pierced at the top by a lift-up window, measured barely nine square yards, and Laurent was in the habit of going home as late as possible at night. Previous to his meeting with Camille, the state of his purse not permitting him to idle away his time in the cafes, he loitered at the cheap eating-houses... Long Stories - Post by : add2it - Author : Emile Zola - Read : 3352

The Last Chronicle Of Barset - Chapter 77. The Shattered Tree The Last Chronicle Of Barset - Chapter 77. The Shattered Tree

The Last Chronicle Of Barset - Chapter 77. The Shattered Tree
CHAPTER LXXVII. The Shattered TreeWhen Mrs Arabin saw Johnny in the middle of the day, she could hardly give him much encouragement. And yet she felt by no means sure that he might not succeed even yet. Lily had been very positive in her answers, and yet there had been something either in her words or in the tone of her voice, which had made Mrs Arabin feel that even Lily was not quite sure of herself. There was still room for relenting. Nothing, however, had been said which could justify her in... Long Stories - Post by : rmholla - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 3132

The Little White Bird, Or Adventures In Kensington Gardens - Chapter 16. Lock-Out Time The Little White Bird, Or Adventures In Kensington Gardens - Chapter 16. Lock-Out Time

The Little White Bird, Or Adventures In Kensington Gardens - Chapter 16. Lock-Out Time
Chapter XVI. Lock-Out TimeIt is frightfully difficult to know much about the fairies, and almost the only thing known for certain is that there are fairies wherever there are children. Long ago children were forbidden the Gardens, and at that time there was not a fairy in the place; then the children were admitted, and the fairies came trooping in that very evening. They can't resist following the children, but you seldom see them, partly because they live in the daytime behind the railings you... Long Stories - Post by : tehtarik - Author : James Matthew Barrie - Read : 980

They And I - Chapter 7 They And I - Chapter 7

They And I - Chapter 7
CHAPTER VIIDick and Veronica returned laden with parcels. They explained that "Daddy Slee," as it appeared he was generally called, a local builder of renown, was following in his pony-cart, and was kindly bringing the bulkier things with him."I tried to hustle him," said Dick, "but coming up after he had washed himself and had his tea seemed to be his idea of hustling. He has got the reputation of being an honest old Johnny, slow but sure; the others, they tell me, are slower. I thought you might... Long Stories - Post by : PhilG - Author : Jerome K Jerome - Read : 1642

The Odd Women - Chapter 5. The Casual Acquaintance The Odd Women - Chapter 5. The Casual Acquaintance

The Odd Women - Chapter 5. The Casual Acquaintance
CHAPTER V. THE CASUAL ACQUAINTANCEAt that corner of Battersea Park which is near Albert Bridge there has lain for more than twenty years a curious collection of architectural fragments, chiefly dismembered columns, spread in order upon the ground, and looking like portions of a razed temple. It is the colonnade of old Burlington House, conveyed hither from Piccadilly who knows why, and likely to rest here, the sporting ground for adventurous infants, until its origin is lost in the abyss of time.It... Long Stories - Post by : fleshas - Author : George Gissing - Read : 2057

Wieland; Or The Transformation: An American Tale - Chapter 12 Wieland; Or The Transformation: An American Tale - Chapter 12

Wieland; Or The Transformation: An American Tale - Chapter 12
Chapter XIIMy way lay through the city. I had scarcely entered it when I was seized with a general sensation of sickness. Every object grew dim and swam before my sight. It was with difficulty I prevented myself from sinking to the bottom of the carriage. I ordered myself to be carried to Mrs. Baynton's, in hope that an interval of repose would invigorate and refresh me. My distracted thoughts would allow me but little rest. Growing somewhat better in the afternoon, I resumed my journey.My contemplations... Long Stories - Post by : Ndoki - Author : Charles Brockden Brown - Read : 831

The Way We Live Now - Chapter 43. The City Road The Way We Live Now - Chapter 43. The City Road

The Way We Live Now - Chapter 43. The City Road
CHAPTER XLIII. THE CITY ROADThe statement made by Ruby as to her connection with Mrs Pipkin was quite true. Ruby's father had married a Pipkin whose brother had died leaving a widow behind him at Islington. The old man at Sheep's Acre farm had greatly resented this marriage, had never spoken to his daughter-in-law,--or to his son after the marriage, and had steeled himself against the whole Pipkin race. When he undertook the charge of Ruby he had made it matter of agreement that she should have no... Long Stories - Post by : Jigar_Banker - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 545

The Beginning The Beginning

The Beginning
"Where have I come from did you pick me up?" the baby asked its mother.She answered half crying, half laughing, and clasping the baby to her breast,-- "You were hidden in my heart as its desire, my darling.You were in the dolls of my childhood's games; and when with clay I made the image of my god every morning, I made and unmade you then.You were enshrined with our household deity, in his worship I worshipped you.In all my hopes and my loves, in my life, in the life of my mother you have lived.In... Poems - Post by : Jeremy_Daley - Author : Rabindranath Tagore - Read : 3129

Defamation Defamation

Defamation
Why are those tears in your eyes, my child?How horrid of them to be always scolding you for nothing?You have stained your fingers and face with ink while writing--is that why they call you dirty?O, fie! Would they dare to call the full moon dirty because it has smudged its face with ink?For every little trifle they blame you, my child. They are ready to find fault for nothing.You tore your clothes while playing--is that why they call you untidy?O, fie! What would they call an autumn morning that... Poems - Post by : starr.angel - Author : Rabindranath Tagore - Read : 1009

A Farewell To Agassiz A Farewell To Agassiz

A Farewell To Agassiz
How the mountains talked together,Looking down upon the weather,When they heard our friend had planned hisLittle trip among the Andes!How they'll bare their snowy scalpsTo the climber of the AlpsWhen the cry goes through their passes,"Here comes the great Agassiz!""Yes, I'm tall," says Chimborazo,"But I wait for him to say so,--That's the only thing that lacks,--heMust see me, Cotopaxi!""Ay! ay!" the fire-peak thunders,"And he must view my wonders!I'm but a lonely craterTill I have him for spectator!"The... Poems - Post by : tgranum - Author : Oliver Wendell Holmes - Read : 2425

The Glory Of Ruins The Glory Of Ruins

The Glory Of Ruins
The lizard rested on the rock while I sat among the ruins,And the pride of man was like a vision of the night.Lo, the lords of the city have disappeared into darkness,The ancient wilderness hath swallowed up all their work.There is nothing left of the city but a heap of fragments;The bones of a vessel broken by the storm.Behold the waves of the desert wait hungrily for man's dwellings,And the tides of desolation return upon his toil.All that he hath painfully built up is shaken down in a moment,The... Poems - Post by : HSPost - Author : Henry Van Dyke - Read : 2661

Robinson Crusoe - Chapter XV - FRIDAY'S EDUCATION Robinson Crusoe - Chapter XV - FRIDAY'S EDUCATION

Robinson Crusoe - Chapter XV - FRIDAY'S EDUCATION
AFTER I had been two or three days returned to my castle, I thought that, in order to bring Friday off from his horrid way of feeding, and from the relish of a cannibal's stomach, I ought to let him taste other flesh; so I took him out with me one morning to the woods. I went, indeed, intending to kill a kid out of my own flock; and bring it home and dress it; but as I was going I saw a she-goat lying down in the shade, and two young kids sitting by her. I catched hold of Friday. "Hold," said... Long Stories - Post by : enq264 - Author : Daniel Defoe - Read : 749

War And Peace - Second Epilogue - Chapter 8 War And Peace - Second Epilogue - Chapter 8

War And Peace - Second Epilogue - Chapter 8
If history dealt only with external phenomena, the establishmentof this simple and obvious law would suffice and we should havefinished our argument. But the law of history relates to man. Aparticle of matter cannot tell us that it does not feel the law ofattraction or repulsion and that that law is untrue, but man, who isthe subject of history, says plainly: I am free and am therefore notsubject to the law.The presence of the problem of man's free will, thoughunexpressed, is felt at every step of... Long Stories - Post by : Jrick - Author : Leo Tolstoy - Read : 888