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A Millionaire Of Rough-and-ready - Prologue A Millionaire Of Rough-and-ready - Prologue

A Millionaire Of Rough-and-ready - Prologue
There was no mistake this time: he had struck gold at last!It had lain there before him a moment ago--a misshapen piece of brown-stained quartz, interspersed with dull yellow metal; yielding enough to have allowed the points of his pick to penetrate its honeycombed recesses, yet heavy enough to drop from the point of his pick as he endeavored to lift it from the red earth.He was seeing all this plainly, although he found himself, he knew not why, at some distance from the scene of his discovery,... Long Stories - Post by : best4you - Author : Bret Harte - Read : 2737

War And Peace - Second Epilogue - Chapter 8 War And Peace - Second Epilogue - Chapter 8

War And Peace - Second Epilogue - Chapter 8
If history dealt only with external phenomena, the establishmentof this simple and obvious law would suffice and we should havefinished our argument. But the law of history relates to man. Aparticle of matter cannot tell us that it does not feel the law ofattraction or repulsion and that that law is untrue, but man, who isthe subject of history, says plainly: I am free and am therefore notsubject to the law.The presence of the problem of man's free will, thoughunexpressed, is felt at every step of... Long Stories - Post by : Jrick - Author : Leo Tolstoy - Read : 899

Outpost, Or Dora Darling And Little Sunshine - Chapter VII - TEDDY'S LITTLE SISTER Outpost, Or Dora Darling And Little Sunshine - Chapter VII - TEDDY'S LITTLE SISTER

Outpost, Or Dora Darling And Little Sunshine - Chapter VII - TEDDY'S LITTLE SISTER
"THERE, honey!" said Mrs. Ginniss, giving the last rub to theshirt-bosom she was polishing, and setting her flat-iron back on thestove with a smack,--"there, honey; and I couldn't have done betterby that buzzum if ye'd been the Prisidint."Mrs. Ginniss was alone, so that one might at first have been alittle puzzled to know whom she addressed as "honey;" but as shecontinued to talk while unfolding another shirt, and laying it uponher ironing-board, it became evident that she was addressing theabsent... Long Stories - Post by : kellymonaghan - Author : Jane Goodwin Austin - Read : 3176

Sylvia's Lovers - Chapter XII - NEW YEAR'S FETE Sylvia's Lovers - Chapter XII - NEW YEAR'S FETE

Sylvia's Lovers - Chapter XII - NEW YEAR'S FETE
All this enlargement of interest in the shop occupied Philip fullyfor some months after the period referred to in the precedingchapter. Remembering his last conversation with his aunt, he mighthave been uneasy at his inability to perform his promise and lookafter his pretty cousin, but that about the middle of November BellRobson had fallen ill of a rheumatic fever, and that her daughterhad been entirely absorbed in nursing her. No thought of company orgaiety was in Sylvia's mind as long as her mother's... Long Stories - Post by : Bob_Bastian - Author : Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell - Read : 1457

The Professor - Chapter XIV The Professor - Chapter XIV

The Professor - Chapter XIV
IF I was punctual in quitting Mdlle. Reuter's domicile, I was atleast equally punctual in arriving there; I came the next day atfive minutes before two, and on reaching the schoolroom door,before I opened it, I heard a rapid, gabbling sound, which warnedme that the "priere du midi" was not yet concluded. I waited thetermination thereof; it would have been impious to intrude myheretical presence during its progress. How the repeater of theprayer did cackle and splutter! I never before or since... Long Stories - Post by : joe_chapuis - Author : Charlotte Bronte - Read : 1159

Pride And Prejudice - Chapter IX Pride And Prejudice - Chapter IX

Pride And Prejudice - Chapter IX
Chapter 9Elizabeth passed the chief of the night in her sister's room, and in the morning had the pleasure of being able to send a tolerable answer to the inquiries which she very early received from Mr. Bingley by a housemaid, and some time afterwards from the two elegant ladies who waited on his sisters. In spite of this amendment, however, she requested to have a note sent to Longbourn, desiring her mother to visit Jane, and form her own judgement of her situation. The note was immediately dispatched,... Long Stories - Post by : Dusty13 - Author : Jane Austen - Read : 1664

The Man In The Iron Mask - Chapter XLIII - Explanations by Aramis The Man In The Iron Mask - Chapter XLIII - Explanations by Aramis

The Man In The Iron Mask - Chapter XLIII - Explanations by Aramis
"What I have to say to you, friend Porthos, will probably surprise you,but it may prove instructive.""I like to be surprised," said Porthos, in a kindly tone; "do not spareme, therefore, I beg. I am hardened against emotions; don't fear, speakout.""It is difficult, Porthos - difficult; for, in truth, I warn you a secondtime, I have very strange things, very extraordinary things, to tell you.""Oh! you speak so well, my friend, that I could listen to you for daystogether. Speak, then, I beg - and... Long Stories - Post by : runtonk - Author : Alexandre Dumas - Read : 2634

The Pickwick Papers - Chapter 8. Strongly illustrative of the Position, that the Course of True Love is not a Railway The Pickwick Papers - Chapter 8. Strongly illustrative of the Position, that the Course of True Love is not a Railway

The Pickwick Papers - Chapter 8. Strongly illustrative of the Position, that the Course of True Love is not a Railway
The quiet seclusion of Dingley Dell, the presence of so manyof the gentler sex, and the solicitude and anxiety they evincedin his behalf, were all favourable to the growth and developmentof those softer feelings which nature had implanted deep in thebosom of Mr. Tracy Tupman, and which now appeared destined tocentre in one lovely object. The young ladies were pretty,their manners winning, their dispositions unexceptionable; butthere was a dignity in the air, a touch-me-not-ishness in thewalk, a... Long Stories - Post by : 15547 - Author : Charles Dickens - Read : 1947

Before Adam - Chapter X Before Adam - Chapter X

Before Adam - Chapter X
After we had had out our laugh, Lop-Ear and I curvedback in our flight and got breakfast in the blueberryswamp. It was the same swamp to which I had made myfirst journeys in the world, years before, accompaniedby my mother. I had seen little of her in theintervening time. Usually, when she visited the hordeat the caves, I was away in the forest. I had once ortwice caught glimpses of the Chatterer in the openspace, and had had the pleasure of making faces at himand angering him from the mouth... Long Stories - Post by : yates - Author : Jack London - Read : 853

The Longest Journey - PART 1 - CAMBRIDGE - Chapter 14 The Longest Journey - PART 1 - CAMBRIDGE - Chapter 14

The Longest Journey - PART 1 - CAMBRIDGE - Chapter 14
On the way back--at that very level-crossing where he had pausedon his upward route--Rickie stopped suddenly and told the girlwhy he had fainted. Hitherto she had asked him in vain. His tonehad gone from him, and he told her harshly and brutally, so thatshe started away with a horrified cry. Then his manner altered,and he exclaimed: "Will you mind? Are you going to mind?""Of course I mind," she whispered. She turned from him, and sawup on the sky-line two figures that seemed to be of enormoussize."They're... Long Stories - Post by : atlanti2 - Author : E M Forster - Read : 2752

The Phantom Of The Opera - Chapter XV - CHRISTINE! CHRISTINE! The Phantom Of The Opera - Chapter XV - CHRISTINE! CHRISTINE!

The Phantom Of The Opera - Chapter XV - CHRISTINE! CHRISTINE!
Raoul's first thought, after Christine Daae's fantastic disappearance,was to accuse Erik. He no longer doubted the almost supernaturalpowers of the Angel of Music, in this domain of the Opera inwhich he had set up his empire. And Raoul rushed on the stage,in a mad fit of love and despair."Christine! Christine!" he moaned, calling to her as he feltthat she must be calling to him from the depths of that dark pitto which the monster had carried her. "Christine! Christine!"And he seemed to hear... Long Stories - Post by : mrlee - Author : Gaston Leroux - Read : 2375

The Phantom Of The Opera - Chapter XX - IN THE CELLARS OF THE OPERA The Phantom Of The Opera - Chapter XX - IN THE CELLARS OF THE OPERA

The Phantom Of The Opera - Chapter XX - IN THE CELLARS OF THE OPERA
"Your hand high, ready to fire!" repeated Raoul's companion quickly.The wall, behind them, having completed the circle which itdescribed upon itself, closed again; and the two men stoodmotionless for a moment, holding their breath.At last, the Persian decided to make a movement; and Raoul heardhim slip on his knees and feel for something in the dark with hisgroping hands. Suddenly, the darkness was made visible by a small darklantern and Raoul instinctively stepped backward as though to escapethe... Long Stories - Post by : dziadzia - Author : Gaston Leroux - Read : 3300

The Garden Of Survival - Chapter II The Garden Of Survival - Chapter II

The Garden Of Survival - Chapter II
THE brief marriage ran its course, depleting rather than enriching me,and I know you realized before the hurried, dreadful end that my tiewith yourself was strengthened rather than endangered, and that I tookfrom you nothing that I might give it to her. That death shouldintervene so swiftly, leaving her but an interval of a month between thealtar and the grave, you could foreknow as little as I or she; yet inthat brief space of time you learned that I had robbed you of nothingthat was your precious... Long Stories - Post by : jimrazz - Author : Algernon Blackwood - Read : 2714

The Little Minister - Chapter XLV - Talk of a Little Maid since Grown Tall The Little Minister - Chapter XLV - Talk of a Little Maid since Grown Tall

The Little Minister - Chapter XLV - Talk of a Little Maid since Grown Tall
My scholars have a game they call "The Little Minister," in whichthe boys allow the girls as a treat to join. Some of thecharacters in the real drama are omitted as of no importance--thedominie, for instance--and the two best fighters insist on beingDow and Gavin. I notice that the game is finished when Dow divesfrom a haystack, and Gavin and the earl are dragged to the top ofit by a rope. Though there should be another scene, it is only amarriage, which the girls have, therefore, to go through withoutthe... Long Stories - Post by : rmcsh1 - Author : James Matthew Barrie - Read : 2758

Roughing It - Chapter 16 Roughing It - Chapter 16

Roughing It - Chapter 16
CHAPTER XVI The Mormon Bible--Proofs of its Divinity--Plagiarism of its Authors--Story of Nephi--Wonderful Battle--Kilkenny Cats Outdone All men have heard of the Mormon Bible, but few except the "elect" have seen it, or, at least, taken the trouble to read it. I brought away a copy from Salt Lake. The book is a curiosity to me, it is such a pretentious affair, and yet so "slow," so sleepy; such an insipid mess of inspiration. It is chloroform in print. If Joseph Smith composed this book, the... Long Stories - Post by : raymond - Author : Mark Twain - Read : 3215

King Henry Vi Part 3 - ACT I - SCENE III King Henry Vi Part 3 - ACT I - SCENE III

King Henry Vi Part 3 - ACT I - SCENE III
ACT I. SCENE III.Plains near Sandal Castle.(Alarums. Enter RUTLAND and his TUTOR.)RUTLAND.Ah! whither shall I fly to scape their hands?Ah, tutor! look where bloody Clifford comes.(Enter CLIFFORD and Soldiers.)CLIFFORD.Chaplain, away! thy priesthood saves thy life.As for the brat of this accursed dukeWhose father slew my father, he shall die.TUTOR.And I, my lord, will bear him company.CLIFFORD.Soldiers, away with him!TUTOR.Ah, Clifford, murder not this innocent child,Lest thou be hated both of God... Plays - Post by : yrrahxob - Author : William Shakespeare - Read : 1551

Elissa Or The Doom Of Zimbabwe - Chapter XVII - 'THERE IS HOPE' Elissa Or The Doom Of Zimbabwe - Chapter XVII - "THERE IS HOPE"

Elissa Or The Doom Of Zimbabwe - Chapter XVII - 'THERE IS HOPE'
It was dawn. Ithobal the king stood without the gates of the tomb ofBaaltis, the grey light glimmering faintly on his harness, and knockedupon the brazen bars with the handle of his sword."Who troubles me now?" said a voice within."Lady, it is I, Ithobal, who, as I promised by Metem the Phœnician, amcome to learn your will as to the fate of my prisoner, the PrinceAziel. Already he hangs above the gulf, and within one short hour, ifyou so decree it, he will fall and be dashed to pieces. Or, if... Long Stories - Post by : Jorge - Author : H. Rider Haggard - Read : 2890

The Swoop! Or How Clarence Saved England - Part One - Chapter 3 - ENGLAND'S PERIL The Swoop! Or How Clarence Saved England - Part One - Chapter 3 - ENGLAND'S PERIL

The Swoop! Or How Clarence Saved England - Part One - Chapter 3 - ENGLAND'S PERIL
Part One Chapter 3 - ENGLAND'S PERILWhen the papers arrived next morning, it was seen that the situationwas even worse than had at first been suspected. Not only had theGermans effected a landing in Essex, but, in addition, no fewer thaneight other hostile armies had, by some remarkable coincidence, hit onthat identical moment for launching their long-prepared blow.England was not merely beneath the heel of the invader. It was beneaththe heels of nine invaders.There was barely standing-room.Full... Long Stories - Post by : pehjr99 - Author : P G Wodehouse - Read : 3099

Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm - Chapter VIII - COLOR OF ROSE Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm - Chapter VIII - COLOR OF ROSE

Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm - Chapter VIII - COLOR OF ROSE
CHAPTER VIII - COLOR OF ROSEOn the very next Friday after this"dreadfullest fight that ever was seen," asBunyan says in Pilgrim's Progress, there weregreat doings in the little schoolhouse on the hill.Friday afternoon was always the time chosen fordialogues, songs, and recitations, but it cannot bestated that it was a gala day in any true sense ofthe word. Most of the children hated "speakingpieces;" hated the burden of learning them,dreaded the danger of breaking down in them.Miss Dearborn commonly... Long Stories - Post by : pkeno07 - Author : Kate Douglas Wiggin - Read : 892

The Mystery Of Edwin Drood - Chapter I - THE DAWN The Mystery Of Edwin Drood - Chapter I - THE DAWN

The Mystery Of Edwin Drood - Chapter I - THE DAWN
CHAPTER I - THE DAWNAn ancient English Cathedral Tower? How can the ancient EnglishCathedral tower be here! The well-known massive gray square towerof its old Cathedral? How can that be here! There is no spike ofrusty iron in the air, between the eye and it, from any point ofthe real prospect. What is the spike that intervenes, and who hasset it up? Maybe it is set up by the Sultan's orders for theimpaling of a horde of Turkish robbers, one by one. It is so, forcymbals clash, and the Sultan... Long Stories - Post by : imported_n/a - Author : Charles Dickens - Read : 3283