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Danger; Or, Wounded In The House Of A Friend - Chapter 4 Danger; Or, Wounded In The House Of A Friend - Chapter 4

Danger; Or, Wounded In The House Of A Friend - Chapter 4
CHAPTER IV"MR. VOSS," said the waiter as he opened the door of the breakfast-room. Mr. and Mrs. Birtwell left the table hurriedly and went to the parlor. Their visitor was standing in the middle of the floor as they entered. "Oh, Mr. Voss, have you heard anything of Archie?" exclaimed Mrs. Birtwell. "Nothing yet," he replied. "Dreadful, dreadful! What can it mean?" "Don't be alarmed about it," said Mr. Birtwell, trying to speak in an assuring voice. "He must have gone home with a friend. It will... Long Stories - Post by : ccbear - Author : T. S. Arthur - Read : 2712

Cast Upon The Breakers - Chapter 30. The Mysterious Robbery Cast Upon The Breakers - Chapter 30. The Mysterious Robbery

Cast Upon The Breakers - Chapter 30. The Mysterious Robbery
CHAPTER XXX. THE MYSTERIOUS ROBBERYAt the end of a month Jefferson Pettigrew said: "I've been looking over the books, Rodney, and I find the business is better than I expected. How much did I agree to pay you?" "A hundred and fifty dollars a month, but if you think that it is too much----" "Too much? Why I am going to advance you to two hundred and fifty." "You can't be in earnest, Mr. Pettigrew?" "I am entirely so." "That is at the rate of three thousand dollars a year!" "Yes, but you are earning... Long Stories - Post by : gcballard - Author : Horatio Alger - Read : 813

Tom Swift In The Caves Of Ice - Chapter 22. Jumping The Claim Tom Swift In The Caves Of Ice - Chapter 22. Jumping The Claim

Tom Swift In The Caves Of Ice - Chapter 22. Jumping The Claim
CHAPTER XXII. JUMPING THE CLAIMThere was a sneering look on Andy's face, and Mr. Foger, too, seemed delighted at having reached the valley of gold almost as soon as had our friends. Tom and the others looked at the means by which the bully had arrived. There were four sleds, each one drawn by seven dogs, and in charge of a dark-skinned native. On the two foremost sleds Andy and his father had ridden, while the other two evidently contained their supplies. For a moment Andy surveyed Tom's party and... Long Stories - Post by : edanr - Author : Victor Appleton - Read : 2731

The Coming Race - Chapter 21 The Coming Race - Chapter 21

The Coming Race - Chapter 21
Chapter XXII had for some time observed in my host's highly informed and powerfully proportioned daughter that kindly and protective sentiment which, whether above the earth or below it, an all-wise Providence has bestowed upon the feminine division of the human race. But until very lately I had ascribed it to that affection for 'pets' which a human female at every age shares with a human child. I now became painfully aware that the feeling with which Zee deigned to regard me was different from that... Long Stories - Post by : jasonroland - Author : Edward Bulwer-lytton - Read : 2940

The Golden Grasshopper: A Story Of The Days Of Sir Thomas Gresham - Chapter 14. Events In Antwerp The Golden Grasshopper: A Story Of The Days Of Sir Thomas Gresham - Chapter 14. Events In Antwerp

The Golden Grasshopper: A Story Of The Days Of Sir Thomas Gresham - Chapter 14. Events In Antwerp
CHAPTER FOURTEEN. EVENTS IN ANTWERP Once more we were in Antwerp. We stayed there, however, but a short time, to confer with Master Clough on various financial and commercial matters. I should mention that an attempt was made by the Papists to stir up enmity against the new Queen of England among the people of Antwerp, in order, if possible, to prevent Sir Thomas Gresham from obtaining the point he required. For this purpose a friar was engaged to preach a sermon. He furiously attacked the Queen,... Long Stories - Post by : Todd_Couch - Author : William H. G. Kingston - Read : 3485

Cow-country - Chapter 14. Even Mushrooms Help Cow-country - Chapter 14. Even Mushrooms Help

Cow-country - Chapter 14. Even Mushrooms Help
CHAPTER FOURTEEN. EVEN MUSHROOMS HELP Bud wanted to have a little confidential talk with Marian. He hoped that she would be willing to tell him a great deal more than could be written on one side of a cigarette paper, and he was curious to hear what it was. On the other hand, he wanted somehow to let her know that he was anxious to help her in any way possible. She needed help, of that he was sure. Lew returned on Tuesday, with a vile temper and rheumatism in his left shoulder so that he could not... Long Stories - Post by : emb582 - Author : B. M. Bower - Read : 2047

Children Of The Market Place - Chapter 19 Children Of The Market Place - Chapter 19

Children Of The Market Place - Chapter 19
CHAPTER XIXI was listless all the way home. Passing through Jacksonville I seemed to sense a coldness in the manner of some of the people. Even where there was a smile and a bow, to which I could take no exception, I interpreted an attitude which said: "The Englishman: the fellow who killed Lamborn." Was the town dividing as to me? I was sure of Reverdy and Sarah, and Douglas, and the president of the college and his wife, and some others; but for the rest I suspected that envy had seized upon a... Long Stories - Post by : otto_jurscha - Author : Edgar Lee Masters - Read : 2437

The Fighting Edge - Chapter 2. 'A Spunky Li'l' Devil' The Fighting Edge - Chapter 2. "A Spunky Li'l' Devil"

The Fighting Edge - Chapter 2. 'A Spunky Li'l' Devil'
CHAPTER II. "A SPUNKY LI'L' DEVIL"Houck rode away next morning after breakfast, but not before he had made a promise June construed as a threat. "Be back soon, girl." Her eyes were on the corral, from which her father was driving the dogies. "What's it to me?" she said with sullen resentment. "More'n you think. I've took a fancy to you. When I come back I'll talk business." The girl's eyes did not turn toward him, but the color flooded the dark cheeks. "With Father maybe. Not with me. You've got... Long Stories - Post by : johneze - Author : William Macleod Raine - Read : 1710

Without A Home - Chapter 31. An Opium Maniac's Christmas Without A Home - Chapter 31. An Opium Maniac's Christmas

Without A Home - Chapter 31. An Opium Maniac's Christmas
CHAPTER XXXI. AN OPIUM MANIAC'S CHRISTMASBeneath his brusque manner Dr. Benton masked a kind heart when once its sympathies were touched. He soon became satisfied that Mr. Jocelyn's family were not trying to shield his patient, but were, on the contrary, overwhelmed with dismay and shame at the truth which he had made clear to them. He therefore set about helping them, in his own prosaic but effective way, and he did not leave them until they were all as well and quiet as the dread circumstances... Long Stories - Post by : oxfordincome - Author : Edward Payson Roe - Read : 963

The Portion Of Labor - Chapter 3 The Portion Of Labor - Chapter 3

The Portion Of Labor - Chapter 3
Chapter IIIBy the next morning all the city was in a commotion over little Ellen's disappearance. Woods on the outskirts were being searched, ponds were being dragged, posters with a stare of dreadful meaning in large characters of black and white were being pasted all over the fences and available barns, and already three of the local editors had been to the Brewster house to obtain particulars and photographs of the missing child for reproduction in the city papers.The first train from Boston brought... Long Stories - Post by : silverhawkie49 - Author : Mary E Wilkins Freeman - Read : 2375

The Land That Time Forgot - Chapter 9 The Land That Time Forgot - Chapter 9

The Land That Time Forgot - Chapter 9
As I stood looking down upon that sad and lonely mound, wrapped in the most dismal of reflections and premonitions, I was suddenly seized from behind and thrown to earth. As I fell, a warm body fell on top of me, and hands grasped my arms and legs. When I could look up, I saw a number of giant fingers pinioning me down, while others stood about surveying me. Here again was a new type of man--a higher type than the primitive tribe I had just quitted. They were a taller people, too, with better-shaped... Long Stories - Post by : mchangamwe - Author : Edgar Rice Burroughs - Read : 889

The Mad King - Part 2 - Chapter 3. Before The Firing Squad The Mad King - Part 2 - Chapter 3. Before The Firing Squad

The Mad King - Part 2 - Chapter 3. Before The Firing Squad
PART II. CHAPTER III. BEFORE THE FIRING SQUADThey marched Barney before the staff where he urged his American nationality, pointing to his credentials and passes in support of his contention.The general before whom he had been brought shrugged his shoulders. "They are all Americans as soon as they are caught," he said; "but why did you not claim to be Prince Peter of Blentz? You have his passes as well. How can you expect us to believe your story when you have in your possession passes for different... Long Stories - Post by : Mindset - Author : Edgar Rice Burroughs - Read : 843

The Island Of Doctor Moreau - Chapter 10. The Crying Of The Man The Island Of Doctor Moreau - Chapter 10. The Crying Of The Man

The Island Of Doctor Moreau - Chapter 10. The Crying Of The Man
CHAPTER X. THE CRYING OF THE MANAS I drew near the house I saw that the light shone from the open door of my room; and then I heard coming from out of the darkness at the side of that orange oblong of light, the voice of Montgomery shouting, "Prendick!" I continued running. Presently I heard him again. I replied by a feeble "Hullo!" and in another moment had staggered up to him."Where have you been?" said he, holding me at arm's length, so that the light from the door fell on my face. "We have both... Long Stories - Post by : Jorge_Sampson - Author : H. G. Wells - Read : 2990

The Tragic Muse - Preface The Tragic Muse - Preface

The Tragic Muse - Preface
I profess a certain vagueness of remembrance in respect to the origin and growth of _The Tragic Muse_, which appeared in the _Atlantic Monthly again, beginning January 1889 and running on, inordinately, several months beyond its proper twelve. If it be ever of interest and profit to put one's finger on the productive germ of a work of art, and if in fact a lucid account of any such work involves that prime identification, I can but look on the present fiction as a poor fatherless and motherless,... Long Stories - Post by : pbarroso - Author : Henry James - Read : 1415

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 : 955

The Honor Of The Big Snows - Chapter 8. The Fight At Dawn The Honor Of The Big Snows - Chapter 8. The Fight At Dawn

The Honor Of The Big Snows - Chapter 8. The Fight At Dawn
CHAPTER VIII. THE FIGHT AT DAWNFor a few moments Jan stood with his back to Melisse and his eyes upon the carnival about the great fire. As he looked, the third caribou was pulled down from its spit, and the multitude of dogs rushed in upon the abandoned carcasses of the other two.He caught his breath quickly as a loud shout and the wailing yelp of a hurt dog rose for an instant above all other sounds. Only one thing was wanting to complete another picture in his brain--a scene which had burned itself... Long Stories - Post by : ow24160 - Author : James Oliver Curwood - Read : 1603

The Tragic Muse - Book 5 - Chapter 28 The Tragic Muse - Book 5 - Chapter 28

The Tragic Muse - Book 5 - Chapter 28
BOOK FIFTH. CHAPTER XXVIII.They spent on their way to Florence several days in Paris Peter Sherringham had as much free talk with his sister as it often befell one member of their family to have with another. He enjoyed, that is, on two different occasions, half an hour's gossip with her in her sitting-room at the hotel. On one of these he took the liberty of asking her whether or no, decidedly, she meant to marry Nick Dormer. Julia expressed to him that she appreciated his curiosity, but that Nick... Long Stories - Post by : healthwizard - Author : Henry James - Read : 1760

Sunny Memories Of Foreign Lands, Volume 1 - Breakfast In Liverpool--April 11 Sunny Memories Of Foreign Lands, Volume 1 - Breakfast In Liverpool--April 11

Sunny Memories Of Foreign Lands, Volume 1 - Breakfast In Liverpool--April 11
THE REV. DR. M'NEILE, who had been requested by the respected host to express to Mrs. Stowe the hearty congratulations of the first meeting of friends she had seen in England, thus addressed her: "Mrs. Stowe: I have been requested by those kind friends under whose hospitable roof we are assembled to give some expression to the sincere and cordial welcome with which, we greet your arrival in this country. I find real difficulty in making this attempt, not from want of matter, nor from want of feeling,... Nonfictions - Post by : runtonk - Author : Harriet Beecher Stowe - Read : 923

Pink And White Tyranny: A Society Novel - Chapter 3. The Sister Pink And White Tyranny: A Society Novel - Chapter 3. The Sister

Pink And White Tyranny: A Society Novel - Chapter 3. The Sister
CHAPTER III. THE SISTERGrace Seymour was a specimen of a class of whom we are happy to say New England possesses a great many.She was a highly cultivated, intelligent, and refined woman, arrived at the full age of mature womanhood unmarried, and with no present thought or prospect of marriage. I presume all my readers, who are in a position to run over the society of our rural New-England towns, can recall to their minds hundreds of such. They are women too thoughtful, too conscientious, too delicate,... Long Stories - Post by : JuvioSuccess - Author : Harriet Beecher Stowe - Read : 1267

The Adventures Of Captain Horn - Chapter 43. Mok As A Vocalist The Adventures Of Captain Horn - Chapter 43. Mok As A Vocalist

The Adventures Of Captain Horn - Chapter 43. Mok As A Vocalist
CHAPTER XLIII. MOK AS A VOCALISTIt would have been very comfortable to the mind of Edna, during her waiting days in Paris, had she known there was a letter to her from Captain Horn, in a cottage in the town of Sidmouth, on the south coast of Devonshire. Had she known this, she would have chartered French trains, Channel steamers, English trains, flies, anything and everything which would have taken her the quickest to the little town of Sidmouth. Had she known that he had written to her the first... Long Stories - Post by : codebluenj - Author : Frank R Stockton - Read : 1364