Full Online Books
BOOK CATEGORIES
Authors Authors Short Stories Short Stories Long Stories Long Stories Funny Stories Funny Stories Love Stories Love Stories Stories For Kids Stories For Kids Poems Poems Essays Essays Nonfictions Nonfictions Plays Plays Folktales Folktales Fairy Tales Fairy Tales Fables Fables Learning Kitchen Learning Kitchen
LINKS
Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional Free Classified Website Without Registration Free Classified Website Best Url Shortener
Twitter Twitter Add book
donate
Full Online Book Home
Famous Authors (View All Authors)

History Of Florence And Of The Affairs Of Italy - BOOK VII - Chapter V History Of Florence And Of The Affairs Of Italy - BOOK VII - Chapter V

History Of Florence And Of The Affairs Of Italy - BOOK VII - Chapter V
BOOK VII - CHAPTER VBernardo takes possession of Prato, but is not assisted by the inhabitants--He is taken, and the tumult appeased--Corruption of Florence--The duke of Milan in Florence--The church of Santo Spirito destroyed by fire--The rebellion of Volterra, and the cause of it--Volterra reduced to obedience by force, in accordance with the advice of Lorenzo de' Medici--Volterra pillaged.Cesare Petrucci held the office of Provost of Prato for the Florentine people, at this period. It is customary... Nonfictions - Post by : ebzabc - Author : Niccolo Machiavelli - Read : 535

The Talisman - Chapter XIV The Talisman - Chapter XIV

The Talisman - Chapter XIV
CHAPTER XIVAll my long arrear of honour lost,Heap'd up in youth, and hoarded up for age.Hath Honour's fountain then suck'd up the stream?He hath--and hooting boys may barefoot pass,And gather pebbles from the naked ford! DON SEBASTIAN.After a torrent of afflicting sensations, by which he was at first almost stunned and confounded, Sir Kenneth's first thought was to look for the authors of this violation of the English banner; but in no direction could he see traces of them. His next, which to some... Long Stories - Post by : Paul.V - Author : Sir Walter Scott - Read : 3102

The Tin Soldier - BOOK ONE _ ON THE SHELF - Chapter VII. HILDA The Tin Soldier - BOOK ONE _ ON THE SHELF - Chapter VII. HILDA

The Tin Soldier - BOOK ONE _ ON THE SHELF - Chapter VII. HILDA
BOOK ONE ON THE SHELF - CHAPTER VII. HILDAThe argument came up at breakfast two days before Thanksgiving. It was a hot argument. Jean beat her little hands upon the table. Hilda's hands were still, but it was an irritating stillness."What do you think, Daddy?""Hilda is right. There is no reason why we should go to extremes.""But a turkey--.""Nobody has said that we shouldn't have a turkey on Thanksgiving--not even Hoover." Hilda's voice was as irritating as her hands."Well, we have consciences,... Long Stories - Post by : imported_n/a - Author : Temple Bailey - Read : 1399

Vanity Fair - Chapter XXXII. In Which Jos Takes Flight, and the War Is Brought to a Close Vanity Fair - Chapter XXXII. In Which Jos Takes Flight, and the War Is Brought to a Close

Vanity Fair - Chapter XXXII. In Which Jos Takes Flight, and the War Is Brought to a Close
We of peaceful London City have never beheld--and please God never shall witness--such a scene of hurry and alarm, as that which Brussels presented. Crowds rushed to the Namur gate, from which direction the noise proceeded, and many rode along the level chaussee, to be in advance of any intelligence from the army. Each man asked his neighbour for news; and even great English lords and ladies condescended to speak to persons whom they did not know. The friends of the French went abroad, wild with... Long Stories - Post by : msdobe - Author : William Makepeace Thackeray - Read : 1057

The Story Girl - Chapter 26. Peter Makes An Impression The Story Girl - Chapter 26. Peter Makes An Impression

The Story Girl - Chapter 26. Peter Makes An Impression
CHAPTER XXVI. PETER MAKES AN IMPRESSIONPeter's turn came next. He did not write his sermon out. That, he averred, was too hard work. Nor did he mean to take a text. "Why, who ever heard of a sermon without a text?" asked Felix blankly. "I am going to take a SUBJECT instead of a text," said Peter loftily. "I ain't going to tie myself down to a text. And I'm going to have heads in it--three heads. You hadn't a single head in yours," he added to me. "Uncle Alec says that Uncle Edward says that... Long Stories - Post by : brianfitz - Author : Lucy Maud Montgomery - Read : 644

The Book Of 2 Corinthians [bible, New Testament] - (2 Corinthians 13:1) To (2 Corinthians 13:14) - Bible The Book Of 2 Corinthians [bible, New Testament] - (2 Corinthians 13:1) To (2 Corinthians 13:14) - Bible

The Book Of 2 Corinthians [bible, New Testament] - (2 Corinthians 13:1) To (2 Corinthians 13:14) - Bible
Chapter 13(Book of 2 Corinthians | Holy Bible | New Testament | King James Version)(For all books in the Bible, go to Bible Main Page)2 Corinthians 13:1 This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established. 2 Corinthians 13:2 I told you before, and foretell you, as if I were present, the second time; and being absent now I write to them which heretofore have sinned, and to all other, that, if I come again, I will not spare: 2 Corinthians... Nonfictions - Post by : teamworking - Author : 1 - Read : 2886

Slow And Sure: The Story Of Paul Hoffman The Young Street-merchant - Chapter 23. A Timely Rescue Slow And Sure: The Story Of Paul Hoffman The Young Street-merchant - Chapter 23. A Timely Rescue

Slow And Sure: The Story Of Paul Hoffman The Young Street-merchant - Chapter 23. A Timely Rescue
CHAPTER XXIII. A TIMELY RESCUEJulius was filled with a terrible fear, when in the man who stood over him menacingly he recognized Tom Marlowe. He knew the man's brutal disposition, and that he was very much incensed against him. He looked wildly around him for help, but he could see no one. The sailor had hidden behind a large tree, and was not visible. "You're looking for help, are you?" sneered Marlowe. "Look all you want to. You're in my power. Now tell me, you treacherous young dog, why shouldn't... Long Stories - Post by : Donbaba - Author : Horatio Alger - Read : 636

The Young Adventurer: Tom's Trip Across The Plain - Chapter 29. A Race For Life The Young Adventurer: Tom's Trip Across The Plain - Chapter 29. A Race For Life

The Young Adventurer: Tom's Trip Across The Plain - Chapter 29. A Race For Life
CHAPTER XXIX. A RACE FOR LIFEThe Indians were taken by surprise. They so outnumbered their intended captives that they had not anticipated an attempt at escape. But they had no intention of losing their prey. There was a howl of surprise and disappointment; then they sprang for their horses, and, with little delay, were on the track of our two friends. The delay was small, but it was improved by Scott and Tom. Pressing their animals to their highest speed they gained a lead of several hundred feet... Long Stories - Post by : jschulmansr - Author : Horatio Alger - Read : 500

The Young Bank Messenger - Chapter 18. The Outlaw And His Band The Young Bank Messenger - Chapter 18. The Outlaw And His Band

The Young Bank Messenger - Chapter 18. The Outlaw And His Band
CHAPTER XVIII. THE OUTLAW AND HIS BANDWhen James Fox returned to the apartment where the boys were still seated at the table he said, "Ernest, I should like to speak to you a minute." Ernest followed him out of the room. "Is there any person connected with the bank at Emmonsville who wears the dress of a Quaker?" began the outlaw. Ernest hesitated a moment. "Speak out, boy!" said Fox. "I must and will know." "Yes, sir." "Is he a detective?" "He may act as such." "Is he under pay at the bank?" "I... Long Stories - Post by : kevinf - Author : Horatio Alger - Read : 419

The Young Outlaw; Or, Adrift In The Streets - Chapter 7. Sam Meets His Match The Young Outlaw; Or, Adrift In The Streets - Chapter 7. Sam Meets His Match

The Young Outlaw; Or, Adrift In The Streets - Chapter 7. Sam Meets His Match
CHAPTER VII. SAM MEETS HIS MATCHSam went upstairs with alacrity, and lay down on the bed,--not that he was particularly tired, but because he found it more agreeable to lie down than to work in the field. "I wish I had something to read," he thought,--"some nice dime novel like 'The Demon of the Danube.' That was splendid. I like it a good deal better than Dickens. It's more excitin'." But there was no library in Sam's room, and it was very doubtful whether there were any dime novels in the house.... Long Stories - Post by : spinabifidadad - Author : Horatio Alger - Read : 2675

Tom Swift And The Electronic Hydrolung - Chapter 9. A Magnetic Kidnaping Tom Swift And The Electronic Hydrolung - Chapter 9. A Magnetic Kidnaping

Tom Swift And The Electronic Hydrolung - Chapter 9. A Magnetic Kidnaping
CHAPTER IX. A MAGNETIC KIDNAPING"The space people or some enemy's invadin' us!" Chow shouted. "Take a squint through your telescope, boss! Brand my bazooka, they may be landin' any second!" More people came streaming in, attracted by the chef's cries and gesticulations. Some were bewildered, a few frightened. Others were laughing, thinking the whole thing a joke. The scene was rapidly taking on the proportions of a riot! "Whoa! Slow down, Chow!" Tom ordered, trying to make himself heard above the... Long Stories - Post by : Web_Point - Author : Victor Appleton - Read : 2374

The Moving Picture Girls In War Plays: The Sham Battles At Oak Farm - Chapter 5. A Daring Rider The Moving Picture Girls In War Plays: The Sham Battles At Oak Farm - Chapter 5. A Daring Rider

The Moving Picture Girls In War Plays: The Sham Battles At Oak Farm - Chapter 5. A Daring Rider
CHAPTER V. A DARING RIDER"Come on now, Confederates!" "No, you Union chaps hold back there in ambush. You're not to dash out until you get the signal. Wait!" "Keep that horse out of the way. He isn't supposed to dash across, riderless, until after the first volley." "Put in a little more action! Fall off as though you were shot, not as though you were bending over to see if your horse had a stone under his shoe! Fall off hard!" "And you fellows that do fall off--lie still after you fall! Don't twitch... Long Stories - Post by : wfelixb - Author : Laura Lee Hope - Read : 574

Tom Swift And His Big Tunnel: The Hidden City Of The Andes - Chapter 14. Mysterious Disappearances Tom Swift And His Big Tunnel: The Hidden City Of The Andes - Chapter 14. Mysterious Disappearances

Tom Swift And His Big Tunnel: The Hidden City Of The Andes - Chapter 14. Mysterious Disappearances
Chapter XIV. Mysterious DisappearancesThere was a dull, muffled report, a sort of rumbling that seemed to extend away down under the earth and then echo back again until the ground near the mouth of the tunnel the party was standing, appeared to rock and heave. There followed a cloud of yellow, heavy smoke which made one choke and gasp, and Tom, seeing it, cried: "Down! Down, everybody! There's a back draft, and if you breathe any of that powder vapor you'll have a fearful headache! Get down, until... Long Stories - Post by : thedude - Author : Victor Appleton - Read : 596

Tom Swift And His Motor-boat: The Rivals Of Lake Carlopa - Chapter 24. The Mystery Solved Tom Swift And His Motor-boat: The Rivals Of Lake Carlopa - Chapter 24. The Mystery Solved

Tom Swift And His Motor-boat: The Rivals Of Lake Carlopa - Chapter 24. The Mystery Solved
CHAPTER XXIV. THE MYSTERY SOLVEDFrom then on, for several days, the young inventor and his new friend lived in an atmosphere of airships. They talked them from morning until night, and even Mr. Swift, much as he was exercised over his loss, took part in the discussions. In the meanwhile efforts had not ceased to locate the robbers and recover the stolen goods, but so far without success. One afternoon, about two weeks after the thrilling rescue of John Sharp, Tom said to the balloonist: "Wouldn't... Long Stories - Post by : od4jesus - Author : Victor Appleton - Read : 2519

Tom Swift And His Big Tunnel: The Hidden City Of The Andes - Chapter 4. Tom's Experiments Tom Swift And His Big Tunnel: The Hidden City Of The Andes - Chapter 4. Tom's Experiments

Tom Swift And His Big Tunnel: The Hidden City Of The Andes - Chapter 4. Tom's Experiments
Chapter IV. Tom's Experiments"Bless my looking glass, Tom, what does that mean?" exclaimed Mr. Damon. "That face!" "I don't know," answered the young inventor. "But the sight of some one looking in here seemed to disturb Mr. Titus. We must follow him." "Perhaps he saw your giant Koku looking in," suggested the odd, little man who blessed everything he could think of. "The sight of his face, to any one not knowing him, Tom, would be enough to cause fright." "It wasn't Koku who looked in the window,"... Long Stories - Post by : megahits - Author : Victor Appleton - Read : 2157

The Outdoor Girls In Army Service - Chapter 9. Gay Conspirators The Outdoor Girls In Army Service - Chapter 9. Gay Conspirators

The Outdoor Girls In Army Service - Chapter 9. Gay Conspirators
CHAPTER IX. GAY CONSPIRATORS"It's all right," Mollie was saying, "to give our time and labor and everything like that, but the Red Cross needs money. If we could only find some way to raise it!" The four girls were seated on the porch of Betty's house in Deepdale, busy as always, with their knitting. Mollie and Betty were swaying gently in the big porch swing, while Grace and Amy were curled up comfortably in roomy wicker armchairs. The weather was perfect--a typical fall day, with the brilliant... Long Stories - Post by : christophe - Author : Laura Lee Hope - Read : 841

The Outdoor Girls In A Winter Camp: Glorious Days On Skates And Ice Boats - Chapter 4. Mr. Blackford's Clue The Outdoor Girls In A Winter Camp: Glorious Days On Skates And Ice Boats - Chapter 4. Mr. Blackford's Clue

The Outdoor Girls In A Winter Camp: Glorious Days On Skates And Ice Boats - Chapter 4. Mr. Blackford's Clue
CHAPTER IV. MR. BLACKFORD'S CLUE"Hope I didn't disturb any family party," apologized Mr. Blackford, when he and Will called at the Stonington home a little later that evening. "Not at all," greeted Amy. "Come in. We are planning another season of activity." "I might have guessed," answered the young man who had been so peculiarly involved in the five hundred dollar bill mystery. "You Outdoor Girls are always doing something novel. What is it this time?" "A winter camp!" they cried in chorus. "List... Long Stories - Post by : rhartman - Author : Laura Lee Hope - Read : 1206

The Tavern Knight - Chapter 1. On The March The Tavern Knight - Chapter 1. On The March

The Tavern Knight - Chapter 1. On The March
CHAPTER I. ON THE MARCHHe whom they called the Tavern Knight laughed an evil laugh--such a laugh as might fall from the lips of Satan in a sardonic moment. He sat within the halo of yellow light shed by two tallow candles, whose sconces were two empty bottles, and contemptuously he eyed the youth in black, standing with white face and quivering lip in a corner of the mean chamber. Then he laughed again, and in a hoarse voice, sorely suggestive of the bottle, he broke into song. He lay back in his... Long Stories - Post by : globalnorthern - Author : Rafael Sabatini - Read : 956

The Tavern Knight - Chapter 2. Arcades Ambo The Tavern Knight - Chapter 2. Arcades Ambo

The Tavern Knight - Chapter 2. Arcades Ambo
CHAPTER II. ARCADES AMBOTowards midnight at last Sir Crispin flung down his cards and rose. It was close upon an hour and a half since Hogan's advent. In the streets the sounds had gradually died down, and peace seemed to reign again in Penrith. Yet was Sir Crispin cautious--for to be cautious and mistrustful of appearances was the lesson life had taught him. "Master Stewart," said he, "it grows late, and I doubt me you would be abed. Give you good night!" The lad rose. A moment he paused, hesitating,... Long Stories - Post by : globalnorthern - Author : Rafael Sabatini - Read : 1082

Their Silver Wedding Journey - Part 2 - Chapter 46 Their Silver Wedding Journey - Part 2 - Chapter 46

Their Silver Wedding Journey - Part 2 - Chapter 46
PART II CHAPTER XLVIOn Sunday Mrs. March partially conformed to an earlier New England ideal of the day by ceasing from sight-seeing. She could not have understood the sermon if she had gone to church, but she appeased the lingering conscience she had on this point by not going out till afternoon. Then she found nothing of the gayety which Sunday afternoon wears in Catholic lands. The people were resting from their week-day labors, but they were not playing; and the old churches, long since converted... Long Stories - Post by : jlassociates - Author : William Dean Howells - Read : 1523