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The Vicar Of Bullhampton - Chapter 10. Crunch'em Can't Be Had The Vicar Of Bullhampton - Chapter 10. Crunch'em Can't Be Had

The Vicar Of Bullhampton - Chapter 10. Crunch'em Can't Be Had
CHAPTER X. CRUNCH'EM CAN'T BE HADMr. Fenwick had intended to have come home round by Market Lavington, after having deposited Miss Lowther at the Westbury Station, with the view of making some inquiry respecting the gentleman with the hurt shoulder; but he had found the distance to be too great, and had abandoned the idea. After that there was not a day to spare till the middle of the next week; so that it was nearly a fortnight after the little scene at the corner of the Vicarage garden wall before... Long Stories - Post by : deano - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 1594

The Grandissimes - Chapter 23. Frowenfeld Keeps His Appointment The Grandissimes - Chapter 23. Frowenfeld Keeps His Appointment

The Grandissimes - Chapter 23. Frowenfeld Keeps His Appointment
CHAPTER XXIII. FROWENFELD KEEPS HIS APPOINTMENTDoctor Keene, his ill-humor slept off, lay in bed in a quiescent state of great mental enjoyment. At times he would smile and close his eyes, open them again and murmur to himself, and turn his head languidly and smile again. And when the rain and wind, all tangled together, came against the window with a whirl and a slap, his smile broadened almost to laughter. "He's in it," he murmured, "he's just reaching there. I would give fifty dollars to see him... Long Stories - Post by : bjbauer - Author : George Washington Cable - Read : 3609

Flowing Gold - Chapter 4 Flowing Gold - Chapter 4

Flowing Gold - Chapter 4
CHAPTER IVA year before this story opens the town of Ranger, Texas, consisted of a weatherbeaten, run-down railroad station, a blacksmith shop, and a hitching rail, town enough, incidentally, for the limited number of people and the scanty amount of merchandise that passed through it. Ranger lay in the dry belt --considered an almost entirely useless part of the state--where killing droughts were not uncommon, and where for months on end the low, flinty hills radiate heat like the rolls of a steel... Long Stories - Post by : joyous - Author : Rex Beach - Read : 2599

The Jamesons - Chapter 2. We Become Acquainted With Them The Jamesons - Chapter 2. We Become Acquainted With Them

The Jamesons - Chapter 2. We Become Acquainted With Them
CHAPTER II. It was certainly rather unfortunate, as far as the social standing of the Jamesons among us was concerned, that they brought Grandma Cobb with them.Everybody spoke of her as Grandma Cobb before she had been a week in the village. Mrs. H. Boardman Jameson always called her Madam Cobb, but that made no difference. People in our village had not been accustomed to address old ladies as madam, and they did not take kindly to it. Grandma Cobb was of a very sociable disposition, and she soon... Long Stories - Post by : carlosjay - Author : Mary E Wilkins Freeman - Read : 2824

The Chessmen Of Mars - Chapter 21. A Risk For Love The Chessmen Of Mars - Chapter 21. A Risk For Love

The Chessmen Of Mars - Chapter 21. A Risk For Love
CHAPTER XXI. A RISK FOR LOVE"Ey, ey, he is a craven and he called me 'doddering fool'!" The speaker was I-Gos and he addressed a knot of chieftains in one of the chambers of the palace of O-Tar, Jeddak of Manator: "If A-Kor was alive there were a jeddak for us!""Who says that A-Kor is dead?" demanded one of the chiefs."Where is he then?" asked I-Gos. "Have not others disappeared whom O-Tar thought too well beloved for men so near the throne as they?"The chief shook his head. "And I thought that,... Long Stories - Post by : goldensuccess - Author : Edgar Rice Burroughs - Read : 1822

The Oakdale Affair - Chapter One The Oakdale Affair - Chapter One

The Oakdale Affair - Chapter One
The house on the hill showed lights only upon the first floor--in the spacious reception hall, the dining room, and those more or less mysterious purlieus thereof from which emanate disagreeable odors and agreeable foods.From behind a low bush across the wide lawn a pair of eyes transferred to an alert brain these simple perceptions from which the brain deduced with Sherlockian accuracy and Raffleian purpose that the family of the president of The First National Bank of--Oh, let's call it Oakdale--was... Long Stories - Post by : Vondre_Whaley - Author : Edgar Rice Burroughs - Read : 3201

The First Men In The Moon - Chapter 16. Points of View The First Men In The Moon - Chapter 16. Points of View

The First Men In The Moon - Chapter 16. Points of View
The light grew stronger as we advanced. In a little time it was nearly as strong as the phosphorescence on Cavor's legs. Our tunnel was expanding into a cavern, and this new light was at the farther end of it. I perceived something that set my hopes leaping and bounding."Cavor," I said, "it comes from above! I am certain it comes from above!"He made no answer, but hurried on.Indisputably it was a gray light, a silvery light.In another moment we were beneath it. It filtered down through a chink in... Long Stories - Post by : TelZilla - Author : H. G. Wells - Read : 3199

Italian Hours - Other Tuscan Cities Italian Hours - Other Tuscan Cities

Italian Hours - Other Tuscan Cities
II had scanted charming Pisa even as I had scanted great Siena in my original small report of it, my scarce more than stammering notes of years before; but even if there had been meagreness of mere gaping vision--which there in fact hadn't been--as well as insufficieny of public tribute, the indignity would soon have ceased to weigh on my conscience. For to this affection I was to return again still oftener than to the strong call of Siena my eventual frequentations of Pisa, all merely impressionistic... Nonfictions - Post by : doitpower - Author : Henry James - Read : 3187

Italian Hours - Two Old Houses And Three Young Women Italian Hours - Two Old Houses And Three Young Women

Italian Hours - Two Old Houses And Three Young Women
There are times and places that come back yet again, but that, when the brooding tourist puts out his hand to them, meet it a little slowly, or even seem to recede a step, as if in slight fear of some liberty he may take. Surely they should know by this time that he is capable of taking none. He has his own way--he makes it all right. It now becomes just a part of the charming solicitation that it presents precisely a problem--that of giving the particular thing as much as possible without at the... Nonfictions - Post by : jadyn35 - Author : Henry James - Read : 1383

Resurrection - Book 2 - Chapter 30. The Astonishing Institution Called Criminal Law Resurrection - Book 2 - Chapter 30. The Astonishing Institution Called Criminal Law

Resurrection - Book 2 - Chapter 30. The Astonishing Institution Called Criminal Law
BOOK II. CHAPTER XXX. THE ASTONISHING INSTITUTION CALLED CRIMINAL LAWMaslova might be sent off with the first gang of prisoners, therefore Nekhludoff got ready for his departure. But there was so much to be done that he felt that he could not finish it, however much time he might have. It was quite different now from what it had been. Formerly he used to be obliged to look for an occupation, the interest of which always centred in one person, i.e., Dmitri Ivanovitch Nekhludoff, and yet, though every... Long Stories - Post by : best4you - Author : Leo Tolstoy - Read : 3526

The Return Of Tarzan - Chapter 8. The Fight in the Desert The Return Of Tarzan - Chapter 8. The Fight in the Desert

The Return Of Tarzan - Chapter 8. The Fight in the Desert
As the three squatted upon the roof above the quarters of the Ouled-Nails they heard the angry cursing of the Arabs in the room beneath. Abdul translated from time to time to Tarzan."They are berating those in the street below now," said Abdul, "for permitting us to escape so easily. Those in the street say that we did not come that way--that we are still within the building, and that those above, being too cowardly to attack us, are attempting to deceive them into believing that we have escaped.... Long Stories - Post by : WizardKing - Author : Edgar Rice Burroughs - Read : 2201

Awakening - Part 2 - Chapter 7 Awakening - Part 2 - Chapter 7

Awakening - Part 2 - Chapter 7
PART SECOND. CHAPTER VII.It was late and the distance to the prison was long, so Nekhludoff hired a trap. On one of the streets the driver, who was a middle-aged man with an intelligent and good-natured face, turned to Nekhludoff and pointed to an immense building going up."What a huge building there is going up!" he said with pride, as if he had a part in the building of it.It was really a huge structure, built in a complex, unusual style. A scaffolding of heavy pine logs surrounded the structure,... Long Stories - Post by : cclittle - Author : Leo Tolstoy - Read : 3576

In The Fourth Year - Anticipations Of A World Peace (1918) - Chapter 3. The Necessary Powers Of The League In The Fourth Year - Anticipations Of A World Peace (1918) - Chapter 3. The Necessary Powers Of The League

In The Fourth Year - Anticipations Of A World Peace (1918) - Chapter 3. The Necessary Powers Of The League
CHAPTER III. THE NECESSARY POWERS OF THE LEAGUEIf this phrase, "the League of Free Nations," is to signify anything more than a rhetorical flourish, then certain consequences follow that have to be faced now. No man can join a partnership and remain an absolutely free man. You cannot bind yourself to do this and not to do that and to consult and act with your associates in certain eventualities without a loss of your sovereign freedom. People in this country and in France do not seem to be sitting... Nonfictions - Post by : Ndoki - Author : H. G. Wells - Read : 2438

The New Machiavelli - Book 4. Isabel - Chapter 1. Love And Success The New Machiavelli - Book 4. Isabel - Chapter 1. Love And Success

The New Machiavelli - Book 4. Isabel - Chapter 1. Love And Success
Chapter The First. Love And Success1I come to the most evasive and difficult part of my story, which is to tell how Isabel and I have made a common wreck of our joint lives.It is not the telling of one simple disastrous accident. There was a vein in our natures that led to this collapse, gradually and at this point and that it crept to the surface. One may indeed see our destruction--for indeed politically we could not be more extinct if we had been shot dead--in the form of a catastrophe as disconnected... Long Stories - Post by : vbhnl - Author : H. G. Wells - Read : 3015

The Last Trail - Chapter 6 The Last Trail - Chapter 6

The Last Trail - Chapter 6
CHAPTER VIHappier days than she had hoped for, dawned upon Helen after the first touch of border sorrow. Mabel Lane did not die. Helen and Betty nursed the stricken girl tenderly, weeping for very joy when signs of improvement appeared. She had remained silent for several days, always with that haunting fear in her eyes, and then gradually came a change. Tender care and nursing had due effect in banishing the dark shadow. One morning after a long sleep she awakened with a bright smile, and from that... Long Stories - Post by : Attila - Author : Zane Grey - Read : 3293

In The Fourth Year - Anticipations Of A World Peace (1918) - Chapter 6. The War Aims Of The Western Allies In The Fourth Year - Anticipations Of A World Peace (1918) - Chapter 6. The War Aims Of The Western Allies

In The Fourth Year - Anticipations Of A World Peace (1918) - Chapter 6. The War Aims Of The Western Allies
CHAPTER VI. THE WAR AIMS OF THE WESTERN ALLIESHere, quite compactly, is the plain statement of the essential cause and process of the war to which I would like to see the Allied Foreign Offices subscribe, and which I would like to have placed plainly before the German mind. It embodies much that has been learnt and thought out since this war began, and I think it is much truer and more fundamental than that mere raging against German "militarism," upon which our politicians and press still so largely... Nonfictions - Post by : ow24160 - Author : H. G. Wells - Read : 3533

Israel Potter: His Fifty Years Of Exile - Chapter 4 Israel Potter: His Fifty Years Of Exile - Chapter 4

Israel Potter: His Fifty Years Of Exile - Chapter 4
CHAPTER IVFURTHER WANDERINGS OF THE REFUGEE, WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF A GOOD KNIGHT OF BRENTFORD WHO BEFRIENDED HIM.At nightfall, on the third day, Israel had arrived within sixteen miles of the capital. Once more he sought refuge in a barn. This time he found some hay, and flinging himself down procured a tolerable night's rest.Bright and early he arose refreshed, with the pleasing prospect of reaching his destination ere noon. Encouraged to find himself now so far from his original pursuers, Israel... Long Stories - Post by : add2it - Author : Herman Melville - Read : 2176

The Scarecrow Of Oz - Chapter 8. Button-Bright is Lost and Found Again The Scarecrow Of Oz - Chapter 8. Button-Bright is Lost and Found Again

The Scarecrow Of Oz - Chapter 8. Button-Bright is Lost and Found Again
Chapter Eight. Button-Bright is Lost and Found Again"Wake up -- wake up!" called the voice of the Bumpy Man. "Didn't I tell you winter was coming? I could hear it coming with my left ear, and the proof is that it is now snowing hard outside.""Is it?" said Trot, rubbing her eyes and creeping out of her blanket. "Where I live, in California, I have never seen snow, except far away on the tops of high mountains.""Well, this is the top of a high mountain," returned the bumpy one, "and for that reason... Long Stories - Post by : cclittle - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 2309

A Prisoner Of Morro: In The Hands Of The Enemy - Chapter 5. A Hail From The Darkness A Prisoner Of Morro: In The Hands Of The Enemy - Chapter 5. A Hail From The Darkness

A Prisoner Of Morro: In The Hands Of The Enemy - Chapter 5. A Hail From The Darkness
CHAPTER V. A HAIL FROM THE DARKNESSThe four sailors who were with Clif fully realized the task which was before them.It was then about dusk, and the night was coming on rapidly. Two of the men were stationed as lookouts, and the other two took the wheel.Clif set to work to try to calculate as best he could how far and in what direction he was from Key West; he wished to take no chances of running ashore or getting lost.Those, and the possibility of collision, seemed the only dangers that had to be... Long Stories - Post by : ben.g - Author : Upton Sinclair - Read : 3230

In The Fourth Year - Anticipations Of A World Peace (1918) - Chapter 1. The Way To Concrete Realization In The Fourth Year - Anticipations Of A World Peace (1918) - Chapter 1. The Way To Concrete Realization

In The Fourth Year - Anticipations Of A World Peace (1918) - Chapter 1. The Way To Concrete Realization
CHAPTER I. THE WAY TO CONCRETE REALIZATIONMore and more frequently does one hear this phrase, The League of Nations, used to express the outline idea of the new world that will come out of the war. There can be no doubt that the phrase has taken hold of the imaginations of great multitudes of people: it is one of those creative phrases that may alter the whole destiny of mankind. But as yet it is still a very vague phrase, a cloudy promise of peace. I make no apology therefore, for casting my discussion... Nonfictions - Post by : vbhnl - Author : H. G. Wells - Read : 1624