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The Misadventures Of John Nicholson: A Christmas Story - Chapter IX. IN WHICH MR. NICHOLSON ACCEPTS THE PRINCIPLE OF AN ALLOWANCE The Misadventures Of John Nicholson: A Christmas Story - Chapter IX. IN WHICH MR. NICHOLSON ACCEPTS THE PRINCIPLE OF AN ALLOWANCE

The Misadventures Of John Nicholson: A Christmas Story - Chapter IX. IN WHICH MR. NICHOLSON ACCEPTS THE PRINCIPLE OF AN ALLOWANCE
IN spite of the horrors of the day and the tea-drinking of the night, John slept the sleep of infancy. He was awakened by the maid, as it might have been ten years ago, tapping at the door. The winter sunrise was painting the east; and as the window was to the back of the house, it shone into the room with many strange colours of refracted light. Without, the houses were all cleanly roofed with snow; the garden walls were coped with it a foot in height; the greens lay glittering. Yet strange as snow... Long Stories - Post by : tedbosworth - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 984

The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - Book 7 - Chapter 14 The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - Book 7 - Chapter 14

The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - Book 7 - Chapter 14
Book VII. Chapter XIV.A most dreadful chapter indeed; and which few readers ought to venture upon in an evening, especially when alone.Jones swallowed a large mess of chicken, or rather cock, broth, with a very good appetite, as indeed he would have done the cock it was made of, with a pound of bacon into the bargain; and now, finding in himself no deficiency of either health or spirit, he resolved to get up and seek his enemy.But first he sent for the serjeant, who was his first acquaintance among... Long Stories - Post by : kevins - Author : Henry Fielding - Read : 578

Through The Eye Of The Needle: A Romance - Introduction Through The Eye Of The Needle: A Romance - Introduction

Through The Eye Of The Needle: A Romance - Introduction
Aristides Homos, an Emissary of the Altrurian Commonwealth, visited the United States during the summer of 1893 and the fall and winter following. For some weeks or months he was the guest of a well-known man of letters at a hotel in one of our mountain resorts; in the early autumn he spent several days at the great Columbian Exhibition in Chicago; and later he came to New York he remained until he sailed, rather suddenly, for Altruria, taking the circuitous route by which he came. He seems to have... Long Stories - Post by : gameTizer - Author : William Dean Howells - Read : 3177

The Pathfinder: The Inland Sea - Chapter 18 The Pathfinder: The Inland Sea - Chapter 18

The Pathfinder: The Inland Sea - Chapter 18
CHAPTER XVIIIIt is to be all made of sighs and tears; It is to be all made of faith and service; It is to be all made of phantasy; All made of passion, and all made of wishes; All adoration, duty, and observance; All humbleness, all patience, and impatience; All purity, all trial, all observance. SHAKESPEARE.It was near noon when the gale broke; and then its force abated as suddenly as its violence had arisen. In less than two hours after the wind fell, the surface of the lake,... Long Stories - Post by : C9Mouse - Author : James Fenimore Cooper - Read : 1851

The Palace Beautiful: A Story For Girls - Chapter 18. In St. Paul's Cathedral The Palace Beautiful: A Story For Girls - Chapter 18. In St. Paul's Cathedral

The Palace Beautiful: A Story For Girls - Chapter 18. In St. Paul's Cathedral
CHAPTER XVIII. IN ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRALMiss Slowcum was right in saying that she was very particular with regard to her company. She prided herself on having select taste. She thought it well to assume distant airs to the other inmates of Penelope Mansion--Mrs. Dredge she thought quite beneath her notice, Mrs. Mortlock was slightly more tolerated, but Miss Slowcum never really unbent to either of these ladies. As she said to herself, she could never forget that she came of the Slowcums of ----shire... Long Stories - Post by : gananathan - Author : L. T. Meade - Read : 3295

The Wept Of Wish-ton-wish: A Tale - Chapter 4 The Wept Of Wish-ton-wish: A Tale - Chapter 4

The Wept Of Wish-ton-wish: A Tale - Chapter 4
Chapter IV"I' the name of something holy, sir, why stand you In this strange stare?" Tempest.As a girl, Ruth Harding had been one of the mildest and gentlest of the human race. Though new impulses had been given to her naturally kind affections by the attachments of a wife and mother, her disposition suffered no change by marriage. Obedient, disinterested, and devoted to those she loved, as her parents had known her, so, by the experience of many years, had she proved to Content. In the midst of... Long Stories - Post by : hans1967 - Author : James Fenimore Cooper - Read : 2654

A Residence In France - Letter 25 A Residence In France - Letter 25

A Residence In France - Letter 25
LETTER XXVControversy respecting America.--Conduct of American Diplomatists.--_Attaches to American Legations.--Unworthy State of Public Opinion in America. Dear ----, The recent arrivals from America have brought a document that has filled me with surprise and chagrin. You may remember what I have already written you on the subject of a controversy at Paris, concerning the cost of government, and the manner in which the agents of the United States, past and present, wrongfully or not, were made... Nonfictions - Post by : john3511 - Author : James Fenimore Cooper - Read : 2813

Struggling Upward; Or Luke Larkin's Luck - Chapter 1. The Waterbury Watch Struggling Upward; Or Luke Larkin's Luck - Chapter 1. The Waterbury Watch

Struggling Upward; Or Luke Larkin's Luck - Chapter 1. The Waterbury Watch
CHAPTER I. THE WATERBURY WATCHOne Saturday afternoon in January a lively and animated group of boys were gathered on the western side of a large pond in the village of Groveton. Prominent among them was a tall, pleasant-looking young man of twenty-two, the teacher of the Center Grammar School, Frederic Hooper, A. B., a recent graduate of Yale College. Evidently there was something of importance on foot. What it was may be learned from the words of the teacher. "Now, boys," he said, holding in his... Long Stories - Post by : Kevin_C - Author : Horatio Alger - Read : 2450

The Moving Picture Boys At Panama - Chapter 16. The Collision The Moving Picture Boys At Panama - Chapter 16. The Collision

The Moving Picture Boys At Panama - Chapter 16. The Collision
CHAPTER XVI. THE COLLISIONJudging by Mr. Alcando's manner no one would have thought he had said anything out of the ordinary. But both Blake and Joe had heard his low-voiced words, and both stared aghast at him. "What's that you said?" asked Blake, wondering whether he had caught the words aright. "Dynamite!" exclaimed Joe, and then Blake knew he had made no mistake. Somewhat to the surprise of himself and his chum the Spaniard smiled. "I was speaking in the abstract, of course," he said. "I have... Long Stories - Post by : louis1899 - Author : Victor Appleton - Read : 1292

The Guest Of Quesnay - Chapter 15 The Guest Of Quesnay - Chapter 15

The Guest Of Quesnay - Chapter 15
CHAPTER XVThe rain of two nights and two days had freshened the woods, deepening the green of the tree-trunks and washing the dust from the leaves, and now, under the splendid sun of the third morning, we sat painting in a sylvan aisle that was like a hall of Aladdin's palace, the filigreed arches of foliage above us glittering with pendulous rain-drops. But Arabian Nights' palaces are not to my fancy for painting; the air, rinsed of its colour, was too sparklingly clean; the interstices of sky and... Long Stories - Post by : apache1222 - Author : Booth Tarkington - Read : 3160

The Yellow Crayon - Chapter 28 The Yellow Crayon - Chapter 28

The Yellow Crayon - Chapter 28
CHAPTER XXVIIIMr. Sabin, contrary to his usual custom, engaged a private room at the Milan. Lucille was in the highest spirits. "If only this were a game instead of reality!" she said, flashing a brilliant smile at him across the table, "I should find it most fascinating. You seem to come to me always when I want you most. And do you know, it is perfectly charming to be carried off by you in this manner." Mr. Sabin smiled at her, and there was a look in his eyes which shone there for no other woman.... Long Stories - Post by : wfelixb69 - Author : E. Phillips Oppenheim - Read : 3178

The Mutiny Of The Elsinore - Chapter 21 The Mutiny Of The Elsinore - Chapter 21

The Mutiny Of The Elsinore - Chapter 21
CHAPTER XXITo-day, twenty-eight days out, in the early morning, while I was drinking my coffee, still carrying the north-east trade, we crossed the line. And Charles Davis signalized the event by murdering O'Sullivan. It was Boney, the lanky splinter of a youth in Mr. Mellaire's watch, who brought the news. The second mate and I had just arrived in the hospital room, when Mr. Pike entered. O'Sullivan's troubles were over. The man in the upper bunk had completed the mad, sad span of his life with... Long Stories - Post by : cymbal - Author : Jack London - Read : 488

The Master Mummer - Book 2 - Chapter 7 The Master Mummer - Book 2 - Chapter 7

The Master Mummer - Book 2 - Chapter 7
BOOK II CHAPTER VIII made no movement towards opening the gate. The newcomer advanced to within a few feet of me, and then paused. He leaned a little forward. He was doubtful, as I could see, of my identity. "Can you tell me," he asked, raising his hat, "if this is Roseleys Cottage, the residence of Mr. Arnold Greatson?" "Do you forget all your acquaintances so quickly, Baron?" I answered. "This is Roseleys, and I am Arnold Greatson!" "Your voice," he declared, "is sufficient. I can assure you that... Long Stories - Post by : ursfehr32 - Author : E. Phillips Oppenheim - Read : 2067

There & Back - Chapter 17. Barbara And Others There & Back - Chapter 17. Barbara And Others

There & Back - Chapter 17. Barbara And Others
CHAPTER XVII. BARBARA AND OTHERSAt this point, Barbara's friend came into the room, and they went away together. Theodora, so named by her mother because she was born on a Sunday, was a very different girl from Barbara. Nominally friends, neither understood the other. Theodora was the best of the family, but that did not suffice to make her interesting. She was short, stout, rather clumsy, with an honest, thick-featured face, and entirely without guile. Even when she saw it, she could not believe... Long Stories - Post by : stillgreen - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 2544

What Will He Do With It - Book 7 - Chapter 17 What Will He Do With It - Book 7 - Chapter 17

What Will He Do With It - Book 7 - Chapter 17
BOOK VII CHAPTER XVIIA MAN'S LETTER--UNSATISFACTORY AND PROVOKING AS A MAN'S LETTERS ALWAYS ARE. GUY DARRELL To COLONEL MORLEY. Fawley Manor-House, August 11, 18--. I HAVE decided, my dear Alban. I did not take three days to do so, though the third day may be just over ere you learn my decision. I shall never marry again: I abandon that last dream of declining years. My object in returning to the London world was to try whether I could not find, amongst the fairest and most attractive women that... Long Stories - Post by : Chuks52 - Author : Edward Bulwer-lytton - Read : 2925

England's Antiphon - Chapter 18. A Mount Of Vision--Henry Vaughan England's Antiphon - Chapter 18. A Mount Of Vision--Henry Vaughan

England's Antiphon - Chapter 18. A Mount Of Vision--Henry Vaughan
CHAPTER XVIII. A MOUNT OF VISION--HENRY VAUGHANWe have now arrived at the borders of a long, dreary tract, which, happily for my readers, I can shorten for them in this my retrospect. From the heights of Henry Vaughan's verse, I look across a stony region, with a few feeble oases scattered over it, and a hazy green in the distance. It does not soften the dreariness that its stones are all laid in order, that the spaces which should be meadows are skilfully paved. Henry Vaughan belongs to the mystical... Nonfictions - Post by : guria - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 497

The Pirates - Chapter 12 The Pirates - Chapter 12

The Pirates - Chapter 12
CHAPTER XIIHe sat down to think it out. Sampson had hinted at big things talked about. Billings had spoken of a vote--to stay at sea or not. However, there could have been no vote since Billings' last visit because of their condition. But Forsythe had indubitably taken chronometer sights in the morning, and, being most certainly sober, had doubtless worked them out and ascertained the longitude, which, with a meridian observation at noon, would give him the position of the yacht. The "big things"... Long Stories - Post by : max007 - Author : Morgan Robertson - Read : 1434

The Ranch At The Wolverine - Chapter 13. The Corral In The Canyon The Ranch At The Wolverine - Chapter 13. The Corral In The Canyon

The Ranch At The Wolverine - Chapter 13. The Corral In The Canyon
CHAPTER XIII. THE CORRAL IN THE CANYONWhere the creek trail crossed the Big Hill and then swung to the left that it might follow the easy slopes of Cedar Creek, Blue turned off to the right of his own accord, as if he took it for granted that his lady would return the way she had come. His lady had not thought anything about it, but after a brief hesitation she decided that Blue should have his way; after all, it would simplify her explanations of the long ride if she came home by way of the canyon.... Long Stories - Post by : prospertogether - Author : B. M. Bower - Read : 947

Goose Girl - Chapter 16. Her Fan Goose Girl - Chapter 16. Her Fan

Goose Girl - Chapter 16. Her Fan
CHAPTER XVI. HER FANIt was dawn when they began to pull up the road to Dreiberg. The return had been leisurely despite Carmichael's impatience. In the military field the troops were breaking camp for their departure to the various posts throughout the duchy. Only the officers, who were to attend the court ball that evening, and the resident troops would remain. The maneuvers were over; the pomp of miniature war was done. Carmichael peered through the window. What a play yonder scene was to what he... Long Stories - Post by : clicksorad - Author : Harold Macgrath - Read : 1824

The Mayor's Wife - Chapter 14. I Seek Help The Mayor's Wife - Chapter 14. I Seek Help

The Mayor's Wife - Chapter 14. I Seek Help
CHAPTER XIV. I SEEK HELPA bad night, a very bad night, but for all that I was down early the next morning. Bess must have her box and I a breath of fresh air before breakfast, to freshen me up a bit and clear my mind for the decisive act, since my broken rest had failed to refresh me. As I reached the parlor floor Nixon came out of the reception-room. "Oh, Miss!" he exclaimed, "going out?" surprised, doubtless, to see me in my hat and jacket. "A few steps," I answered, and then stopped, not a little... Long Stories - Post by : 45005 - Author : Anna Katharine Green - Read : 3278