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The Road To Oz - Chapter 20. Princess Ozma of Oz The Road To Oz - Chapter 20. Princess Ozma of Oz

The Road To Oz - Chapter 20. Princess Ozma of Oz
The royal historians of Oz, who are fine writers and know any number of big words, have often tried to describe the rare beauty of Ozma and failed because the words were not good enough. So of course I can not hope to tell you how great was the charm of this little Princess, or how her loveliness put to shame all the sparkling jewels and magnificent luxury that surrounded her in this her royal palace. Whatever else was beautiful or dainty or delightful of itself faded to dullness when contrasted... Long Stories - Post by : runtonk - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 2737

A Modern Utopia - Chapter 8. My Utopian Self A Modern Utopia - Chapter 8. My Utopian Self

A Modern Utopia - Chapter 8. My Utopian Self
Chapter The Eighth. My Utopian SelfSection 1It falls to few of us to interview our better selves. My Utopian self is, of course, my better self--according to my best endeavours--and I must confess myself fully alive to the difficulties of the situation. When I came to this Utopia I had no thought of any such intimate self-examination.The whole fabric of that other universe sways for a moment as I come into his room, into his clear and ordered work-room. I am trembling. A figure rather taller than... Nonfictions - Post by : mrtwist - Author : H. G. Wells - Read : 3266

Saint's Progress - Part 1 - Chapter 8 Saint's Progress - Part 1 - Chapter 8

Saint's Progress - Part 1 - Chapter 8
PART I CHAPTER VIII1Some wag, with a bit of chalk, had written the word "Peace" on three successive doors of a little street opposite Buckingham Palace.It caught the eye of Jimmy Fort, limping home to his rooms from a very late discussion at his Club, and twisted his lean shaven lips into a sort of smile. He was one of those rolling-stone Englishmen, whose early lives are spent in all parts of the world, and in all kinds of physical conflict--a man like a hickory stick, tall, thin, bolt-upright,... Long Stories - Post by : pcmatt - Author : John Galsworthy - Read : 3379

The Last Chronicle Of Barset - Chapter 30. Showing What Major Grantly Did After His Walk The Last Chronicle Of Barset - Chapter 30. Showing What Major Grantly Did After His Walk

The Last Chronicle Of Barset - Chapter 30. Showing What Major Grantly Did After His Walk
CHAPTER XXX. Showing What Major Grantly Did After His WalkIn going down from the church to the Small House Lily Dale had all the conversation to herself. During some portion of the way the path was only broad enough for two persons, and here Major Grantly walked by Lily's side, while Grace followed them. Then they found their way into the house, and Lily made her little speech to her mother about catching the major. "Yes, my dear, I have seen Major Grantly before," said Mrs Dale. "I suppose he has... Long Stories - Post by : medcop - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 3158

The Flight Of The Shadow - Chapter 20. A Strange Visit The Flight Of The Shadow - Chapter 20. A Strange Visit

The Flight Of The Shadow - Chapter 20. A Strange Visit
CHAPTER XX. A STRANGE VISITOn the fifth night after that on which he left me to walk home, I was roused, about two o'clock, by a sharp sound as of sudden hail against my window, ceasing as soon as it began. Wondering what it was, for hail it could hardly be, I sprang from the bed, pulled aside the curtain, and looked out. There was light enough in the moon to show me a man looking up at the window, and love enough in my heart to tell me who he was. How he knew the window mine, I have always forgotten... Long Stories - Post by : bargain_hunter - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 2353

The American Senator - Volume 3 - Chapter 2. 'Now What Have You Got To Say?' The American Senator - Volume 3 - Chapter 2. "Now What Have You Got To Say?"

The American Senator - Volume 3 - Chapter 2. 'Now What Have You Got To Say?'
VOLUME III CHAPTER II. "Now what have you got to say?"It may be a question whether Lord Augustus Trefoil or Lord Rufford looked forward to the interview which was to take place at the Duke's mansion with the greater dismay. The unfortunate father whose only principle in life had been that of avoiding trouble would have rather that his daughter should have been jilted a score of times than that he should have been called upon to interfere once. There was in this demand upon him a breach of a silent... Long Stories - Post by : Doug_Parsons - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 999

Wieland; Or The Transformation: An American Tale - Chapter 9 Wieland; Or The Transformation: An American Tale - Chapter 9

Wieland; Or The Transformation: An American Tale - Chapter 9
Chapter IXMy brother had received a new book from Germany. It was a tragedy, and the first attempt of a Saxon poet, of whom my brother had been taught to entertain the highest expectations. The exploits of Zisca, the Bohemian hero, were woven into a dramatic series and connection. According to German custom, it was minute and diffuse, and dictated by an adventurous and lawless fancy. It was a chain of audacious acts, and unheard-of disasters. The moated fortress, and the thicket; the ambush and the... Long Stories - Post by : rlscott - Author : Charles Brockden Brown - Read : 920

The Odd Women - Chapter 25. The Fate Of The Ideal The Odd Women - Chapter 25. The Fate Of The Ideal

The Odd Women - Chapter 25. The Fate Of The Ideal
CHAPTER XXV. THE FATE OF THE IDEALRhoda's week at the seashore was spoilt by uncertain weather. Only two days of abiding sunshine; for the rest, mere fitful gleams across a sky heaped with stormclouds. Over Wastdale hung a black canopy; from Scawfell came mutterings of thunder; and on the last night of the week--when Monica fled from her home in pelting rain--tempest broke upon the mountains and the sea. Wakeful until early morning, and at times watching the sky from her inland-looking window, Rhoda... Long Stories - Post by : cmoos - Author : George Gissing - Read : 2480

The Princess And The Goblin - Chapter 2. The Princess Loses Herself The Princess And The Goblin - Chapter 2. The Princess Loses Herself

The Princess And The Goblin - Chapter 2. The Princess Loses Herself
I have said the Princess Irene was about eight years old when my story begins. And this is how it begins.One very wet day, when the mountain was covered with mist which was constantly gathering itself together into raindrops, and pouring down on the roofs of the great old house, whence it fell in a fringe of water from the eaves all round about it, the princess could not of course go out. She got very tired, so tired that even her toys could no longer amuse her. You would wonder at that if I had... Long Stories - Post by : scotsgold - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 546

The Way We Live Now - Chapter 41. All Prepared The Way We Live Now - Chapter 41. All Prepared

The Way We Live Now - Chapter 41. All Prepared
CHAPTER XLI. ALL PREPAREDDuring all these days Miss Melmotte was by no means contented with her lover's prowess, though she would not allow herself to doubt his sincerity. She had not only assured him of her undying affection in the presence of her father and mother, had not only offered to be chopped in pieces on his behalf, but had also written to him, telling how she had a large sum of her father's money within her power, and how willing she was to make it her own, to throw over her father and... Long Stories - Post by : pamela - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 2812

Sky Island - Chapter 4. The Island In The Sky Sky Island - Chapter 4. The Island In The Sky

Sky Island - Chapter 4. The Island In The Sky
They clung tightly to the ropes, but the breeze was with them, so after a few moments, when they became accustomed to the motion, they began to enjoy the ride immensely.Larger and larger grew the island, and although they were headed directly toward it, the umbrella seemed to rise higher and higher into the air the farther it traveled. They had not journeyed ten minutes before they came directly over the island, and looking down they could see the forests and meadows far below them. But the umbrella... Long Stories - Post by : simkl - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 2615

Swallow - Chapter 22. The War Of The Clean Spear Swallow - Chapter 22. The War Of The Clean Spear

Swallow - Chapter 22. The War Of The Clean Spear
CHAPTER XXII. THE WAR OF THE CLEAN SPEARWhen Sihamba arose next day, Suzanne asked her if the home of her people, the Umpondwana, was a great mountain faced round with slab-sided precipices and having ridges on its eastern face like to the thumb and fingers of a hand, with a stream of water gushing from between the thumb and first finger, upon the banks of which grew flat-topped trees with thick green leaves and white flowers.Sihamba stared at her, saying:"Such is the place indeed, and there are... Long Stories - Post by : sbeard - Author : H. Rider Haggard - Read : 617

Swallow - Chapter 25. The Great Trek Swallow - Chapter 25. The Great Trek

Swallow - Chapter 25. The Great Trek
CHAPTER XXV. THE GREAT TREKOn the morrow we began to make ready, and a month later we trekked from our much loved home. Jan tried to sell the farm, which was a very good one of over six thousand morgen, or twelve thousand English acres, well watered, and having on it a dwelling house built of stone, with large kraals and out-buildings, an orchard of fruit-trees, and twenty morgen of crop lands that could be irrigated in the dry season, well fenced in with walls built of loose stones. But no one would... Long Stories - Post by : codebluenj - Author : H. Rider Haggard - Read : 3364

Rupert Of Hentzau - Chapter 10. The King In Strelsau Rupert Of Hentzau - Chapter 10. The King In Strelsau

Rupert Of Hentzau - Chapter 10. The King In Strelsau
CHAPTER X. THE KING IN STRELSAUMR. RASSENDYLL reached Strelsau from Zenda without accident about nine o'clock in the evening of the same day as that which witnessed the tragedy of the hunting-lodge. He could have arrived sooner, but prudence did not allow him to enter the populous suburbs of the town till the darkness guarded him from notice. The gates of the city were no longer shut at sunset, as they had used to be in the days when Duke Michael was governor, and Rudolf passed them without difficulty.... Long Stories - Post by : Dusty13 - Author : Anthony Hope - Read : 491

The Associate Hermits - Chapter 12. The Bishop Engages The Attention Of The Guides The Associate Hermits - Chapter 12. The Bishop Engages The Attention Of The Guides

The Associate Hermits - Chapter 12. The Bishop Engages The Attention Of The Guides
CHAPTER XII. THE BISHOP ENGAGES THE ATTENTION OF THE GUIDESWhen the boat touched the shore Margery ran to the cabin to assure Mrs. Archibald of her safety, if she had been missed.The bishop was sticking the stake in the hole from which he had pulled it, when Martin came running to him."That's a pretty piece of business!" cried the young man. "If you wanted to go out in the boat, why didn't you come to me for the key? You've got no right to pull up the stakes we've driven down. That's the same thing... Long Stories - Post by : rlscott - Author : Frank R Stockton - Read : 3015

The Hero - Chapter 17 The Hero - Chapter 17

The Hero - Chapter 17
Chapter XVIIAfter the quiet of Little Primpton, the hurry and the noise of Victoria were a singular relief to James. Waiting for his luggage, he watched the various movements of the scene--the trollies pushed along with warning cries, the porters lifting heavy packages on to the bellied roof of hansoms, the people running to and fro, the crowd of cabs; and driving out, he was exhilarated by the confusion in the station yard, and the intense life, half gay, half sordid, of the Wilton Road. He took... Long Stories - Post by : JuvioSuccess - Author : W. Somerset Maugham - Read : 2558

The Headsman: The Abbaye Des Vignerons - Chapter 21 The Headsman: The Abbaye Des Vignerons - Chapter 21

The Headsman: The Abbaye Des Vignerons - Chapter 21
Chapter XXIAs yet the trembling year is unconfirmed, And winter oft, at eve, resumes the breeze, Chills the pale morn, and bids his driving sleets Deform the day delightful:---- Thomson.The horn of Pierre Dumont was blowing beneath the windows of the inn of Martigny, with the peep of dawn. Then followed the appearance of drowsy domestics, the saddling of unwilling mules, and the loading of baggage. A few minutes later the little caravan was assembled, for the cavalcade almost deserved this name,... Long Stories - Post by : add2it - Author : James Fenimore Cooper - Read : 1811

The Pen And The Album The Pen And The Album

The Pen And The Album
"I am Miss Catherine's book," the album speaks;"I've lain among your tomes these many weeks;I'm tired of their old coats and yellow cheeks."Quick, Pen! and write a line with a good grace:Come! draw me off a funny little face;And, prithee, send me back to Chesham Place."PEN."I am my master's faithful old Gold Pen;I've served him three long years, and drawn since thenThousands of funny women and droll men."O Album! could I tell you all his waysAnd thoughts, since I am his, these thousand days,Lord,... Poems - Post by : D.Newton - Author : William Makepeace Thackeray - Read : 2290

Robinson Crusoe - Chapter XIX - RETURN TO ENGLAND Robinson Crusoe - Chapter XIX - RETURN TO ENGLAND

Robinson Crusoe - Chapter XIX - RETURN TO ENGLAND
HAVING done all this I left them the next day, and went on board the ship. We prepared immediately to sail, but did not weigh that night. The next morning early, two of the five men came swimming to the ship's side, and making the most lamentable complaint of the other three, begged to be taken into the ship for God's sake, for they should be murdered, and begged the captain to take them on board, though he hanged them immediately. Upon this the captain pretended to have no power without me; but... Long Stories - Post by : 38750 - Author : Daniel Defoe - Read : 3381

War And Peace - Book Nine: 1812 - Chapter 8 War And Peace - Book Nine: 1812 - Chapter 8

War And Peace - Book Nine: 1812 - Chapter 8
After his interview with Pierre in Moscow, Prince Andrew went toPetersburg, on business as he told his family, but really to meetAnatole Kuragin whom he felt it necessary to encounter. On reachingPetersburg he inquired for Kuragin but the latter had already left thecity. Pierre had warned his brother-in-law that Prince Andrew was onhis track. Anatole Kuragin promptly obtained an appointment from theMinister of War and went to join the army in Moldavia. While inPetersburg Prince Andrew met Kutuzov,... Long Stories - Post by : DonTino - Author : Leo Tolstoy - Read : 2632