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The Shuttle - Chapter I - THE WEAVING OF THE SHUTTLE The Shuttle - Chapter I - THE WEAVING OF THE SHUTTLE

The Shuttle - Chapter I - THE WEAVING OF THE SHUTTLE
CHAPTER I - THE WEAVING OF THE SHUTTLENo man knew when the Shuttle began its slow and heavy weaving from shore to shore, that it was held and guided by the great hand of Fate. Fate alone saw the meaning of the web it wove, the might of it, and its place in the making of a world's history. Men thought but little of either web or weaving, calling them by other names and lighter ones, for the time unconscious of the strength of the thread thrown across thousands of miles of leaping, heaving, grey or... Long Stories - Post by : catbalou_tess - Author : Frances Hodgson Burnett - Read : 761

The Life And Voyages Of Christopher Columbus_volume 2 - Appendix - No. 15 The Life And Voyages Of Christopher Columbus_volume 2 - Appendix - No. 15

The Life And Voyages Of Christopher Columbus_volume 2 - Appendix - No. 15
Appendix. No. XV.Circumnavigation of Africa by the Ancients.The knowledge of the ancients with respect to the Atlantic coast of Africa is considered by modern investigators much less extensive than had been imagined; and it is doubted whether they had any practical authority for the belief that Africa was circumnavigable. The alleged voyage of Endoxns of Cyzicus, from the Red Sea to Gibraltar, though recorded by Pliny, Pomponius Mela, and others, is given entirely on the assertion of Cornelius Nepos,... Nonfictions - Post by : codrut2004 - Author : Washington Irving - Read : 3142

The King's Mirror - Chapter 21. On The Art Of Falling Soft The King's Mirror - Chapter 21. On The Art Of Falling Soft

The King's Mirror - Chapter 21. On The Art Of Falling Soft
CHAPTER XXI. ON THE ART OF FALLING SOFTThe economy of belief which wisdom practices forbids us to embrace fanciful theories where commonly observed facts will serve our turn. They talk now about strange communications of mind to mind, my thought speaking to yours a thousand miles away. Perhaps; or perhaps there is a new fashion in ghost stories. In any case there was no need of these speculations to account for Wetter being near me at the very time when I was longing for his presence. From the moment... Long Stories - Post by : martindemadrid - Author : Anthony Hope - Read : 1939

The Leatherwood God - Chapter 10 The Leatherwood God - Chapter 10

The Leatherwood God - Chapter 10
CHAPTER XThe man stood with one foot on the log doorstep outside and the other planted on the threshold of the cabin. Nancy came toward him with her iron held at arms' length before her. "What do you want?" she demanded fiercely. "Give me to drink," he said, with a grin. "Go round to the well," she answered. The man bent his body a little forward, and looked in, but he did not venture to lift his other foot to the threshold. "Where is your husband?" he asked. "I have no husband. What is it to you?"... Long Stories - Post by : bulkmailer007 - Author : William Dean Howells - Read : 2926

Polly: A New-fashioned Girl - Part 2 - Chapter 3. Not Like Others Polly: A New-fashioned Girl - Part 2 - Chapter 3. Not Like Others

Polly: A New-fashioned Girl - Part 2 - Chapter 3. Not Like Others
CHAPTER III. NOT LIKE OTHERSIt was still early when the children reached Troublous Times Castle. Dr. Maybright would not be likely to join them for nearly an hour. They had walked fast, and Polly, at least, felt both tired and cross. When the twins ran up to her and assured her with much enthusiasm that they had never had a more delightful walk, she turned from them with a little muttered "Pshaw!" Polly's attentions now to Maggie were most marked, and if this young person were not quite one of the... Long Stories - Post by : schulle - Author : L. T. Meade - Read : 2226

The Young Adventurer: Tom's Trip Across The Plain - Chapter 20. St. Joe The Young Adventurer: Tom's Trip Across The Plain - Chapter 20. St. Joe

The Young Adventurer: Tom's Trip Across The Plain - Chapter 20. St. Joe
CHAPTER XX. ST. JOESt. Joe was at that time the fitting-out point for overland parties bound for California. As a matter of course it presented a busy, bustling appearance, and seemed full of life and movement. There was a large transient population, of a very miscellaneous character. It included the thrifty, industrious emigrant, prepared to work hard and live poorly, till the hoped-for competence was attained; but there was also the shiftless adventurer, whose chief object was to live without work,... Long Stories - Post by : jschulmansr - Author : Horatio Alger - Read : 2258

The Outdoor Girls At Rainbow Lake - Chapter 20. The Storm The Outdoor Girls At Rainbow Lake - Chapter 20. The Storm

The Outdoor Girls At Rainbow Lake - Chapter 20. The Storm
CHAPTER XX. THE STORMGrace "draped" herself over the nearest cot. Amy followed her example, with the added distinction that she covered her head with the blankets. Betty and Mollie stood clinging to each other. "Though I don't think they were any braver than we," declared Grace afterward. "They simply couldn't fall down, for Betty wanted to go one way and Grace the other. So they just naturally held each other up." "I couldn't stand," declared Amy. "My, knees shook so." Aunt Kate was the first to... Long Stories - Post by : darcy - Author : Laura Lee Hope - Read : 1137

The Outdoor Girls In A Motor Car - Chapter 11. A Trace Of The Girl The Outdoor Girls In A Motor Car - Chapter 11. A Trace Of The Girl

The Outdoor Girls In A Motor Car - Chapter 11. A Trace Of The Girl
CHAPTER XI. A TRACE OF THE GIRL"When are you coming back for us?" "Why don't you take us with you? You may need us to help put on a tire." "They'll send for us in a day or so!" Thus called Will, Frank and Allen, who had assembled at Mollie's house to watch their girl friends start on the auto tour. "If we need you we'll send for you," promised Mollie, as she let slip the clutch pedal. "But I don't believe we shall." "What--need us--or send for us?" asked Allen, with a laugh. "That is an ambiguous... Long Stories - Post by : PPBRONXNYC - Author : Laura Lee Hope - Read : 2291

The Deputy Of Arcis - Part 1. The Election - Chapter 8. In Which The Dot, One Of The Heroines Of This History, Appears The Deputy Of Arcis - Part 1. The Election - Chapter 8. In Which The Dot, One Of The Heroines Of This History, Appears

The Deputy Of Arcis - Part 1. The Election - Chapter 8. In Which The Dot, One Of The Heroines Of This History, Appears
PART I. THE ELECTION CHAPTER VIII. IN WHICH THE DOT, ONE OF THE HEROINES OF THIS HISTORY, APPEARSEntering the Beauvisage house we find a versatile, at the farther end of which rises the staircase. To right we enter a large salon with two windows opening on the square; to left is a handsome dining-room, looking on the street. The floor above is the one occupied by the family. Notwithstanding the large fortune of the Beauvisage husband and wife, their establishment consisted of only a cook and a chamber-maid,... Long Stories - Post by : capjoe - Author : Honore De Balzac - Read : 3147

The Historical Nights' Entertainment, First Series - Preface The Historical Nights' Entertainment, First Series - Preface

The Historical Nights' Entertainment, First Series - Preface
In approaching "The Historical Nights' Entertainment" I set myself the task of reconstructing, in the fullest possible detail and with all the colour available from surviving records, a group of more or less famous events. I would select for my purpose those which were in themselves bizarre and resulting from the interplay of human passions, and whilst relating each of these events in the form of a story, I would compel that story scrupulously to follow the actual, recorded facts without owing anything... Long Stories - Post by : jlassociates - Author : Rafael Sabatini - Read : 2791

Their Silver Wedding Journey - Part 2 - Chapter 44 Their Silver Wedding Journey - Part 2 - Chapter 44

Their Silver Wedding Journey - Part 2 - Chapter 44
PART II CHAPTER XLIVMrs. March had decided not to go to the Posthof for breakfast they had already taken a lavish leave of the 'schone' Lili, with a sense of being promptly superseded in her affections. They found a place in the red-table-cloth end of the pavilion at Pupp's, and were served by the pretty girl with the rose-bud mouth whom they had known only as Ein-und-Zwanzig, and whose promise of "Komm' gleich, bitte schon!" was like a bird's note. Never had the coffee been so good, the bread so... Long Stories - Post by : jlassociates - Author : William Dean Howells - Read : 1559

The Adventures Of Harry Richmond - Book 2 - Chapter 10. An Expedition The Adventures Of Harry Richmond - Book 2 - Chapter 10. An Expedition

The Adventures Of Harry Richmond - Book 2 - Chapter 10. An Expedition
BOOK II CHAPTER X. AN EXPEDITIONI wondered audibly where the Bench was when Temple and I sat together alone at Squire Gregory's breakfast-table next morning, very thirsty for tea. He said it was a place in London, but did not add the sort of place, only that I should soon be coming to London with him; and I remarked, 'Shall I?' and smiled at him, as if in a fit of careless affection. Then he talked runningly of the theatres and pantomimes and London's charms. The fear I had of this Bench made me... Long Stories - Post by : ebiz4u - Author : George Meredith - Read : 982

The Iron Heel - Chapter 19. Transformation The Iron Heel - Chapter 19. Transformation

The Iron Heel - Chapter 19. Transformation
CHAPTER XIX. TRANSFORMATION"You must make yourself over again," Ernest wrote to me. "You must cease to be. You must become another woman--and not merely in the clothes you wear, but inside your skin under the clothes. You must make yourself over again so that even I would not know you--your voice, your gestures, your mannerisms, your carriage, your walk, everything." This command I obeyed. Every day I practised for hours in burying forever the old Avis Everhard beneath the skin of another woman whom... Long Stories - Post by : tabernacle - Author : Jack London - Read : 2587

The Lost Ambassador: The Search For The Missing Delora - Chapter 16. Two Of A Trade The Lost Ambassador: The Search For The Missing Delora - Chapter 16. Two Of A Trade

The Lost Ambassador: The Search For The Missing Delora - Chapter 16. Two Of A Trade
CHAPTER XVI. TWO OF A TRADEI smoked two pipes, one after the other, in a vain attempt to draw out some definite sequence of facts from the tangled web of happenings into which I seemed to have strayed. I came to the conclusion that Fate, which had bestowed on me a physique of more than ordinary size, a sound constitution, and muscles which had filled my study with various kinds of trophies, had not been equally generous in her dispensation of brains. Try as I would, I could make nothing of the situation... Long Stories - Post by : zerolocity - Author : E. Phillips Oppenheim - Read : 2082

Wilfrid Cumbermede - Chapter 11. A Talk With My Uncle Wilfrid Cumbermede - Chapter 11. A Talk With My Uncle

Wilfrid Cumbermede - Chapter 11. A Talk With My Uncle
CHAPTER XI. A TALK WITH MY UNCLEWhen I returned home for the Christmas holidays, I told my uncle, amongst other things, all that I have just recorded; for although the affair seemed far away from me now, I felt that he ought to know it. He was greatly pleased with my behaviour in regard to the apple. He did not identify the place, however, until he heard the name of the housekeeper: then I saw a cloud pass over his face. It grew deeper when I told him of my second visit, especially while I described... Long Stories - Post by : otto_jurscha - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 3060

Evolution, Old & New - Chapter 9. Buffon's Method--The Ironical Character Of His Work Evolution, Old & New - Chapter 9. Buffon's Method--The Ironical Character Of His Work

Evolution, Old & New - Chapter 9. Buffon's Method--The Ironical Character Of His Work
CHAPTER IX. BUFFON'S METHOD--THE IRONICAL CHARACTER OF HIS WORKBuffon's idea of a method amounts almost to the denial of the possibility of method at all. "The true method," he writes, "is the complete description and exact history of each particular object,"(39) and later on he asks, "is it not more simple, more natural and more true to call an ass an ass, and a cat a cat, than to say, without knowing why, that an ass is a horse, and a cat a lynx."(40) He admits such divisions as between animals... Nonfictions - Post by : Marie - Author : Samuel Butler - Read : 1169

Proserpina: Studies Of Wayside Flowers, Volume 1 - Chapter 13. The Seed And Husk Proserpina: Studies Of Wayside Flowers, Volume 1 - Chapter 13. The Seed And Husk

Proserpina: Studies Of Wayside Flowers, Volume 1 - Chapter 13. The Seed And Husk
CHAPTER XIII. THE SEED AND HUSK{219} 1. Not the least sorrowful, nor least absurd of the confusions brought on us by unscholarly botanists, blundering into foreign languages, when they do not know how to use their own, is that which has followed on their practice of calling the seed-vessels of flowers 'egg-vessels,'(65) in Latin; thus involving total loss of the power of the good old English word 'husk,' and the good old French one, 'cosse.' For all the treasuries of plants (see Chapter IV., Sec.... Nonfictions - Post by : Hans_Klein - Author : John Ruskin - Read : 872

Charley Laurel: A Story Of Adventure By Sea And Land - Chapter 9. A Ministering Angel Charley Laurel: A Story Of Adventure By Sea And Land - Chapter 9. A Ministering Angel

Charley Laurel: A Story Of Adventure By Sea And Land - Chapter 9. A Ministering Angel
Chapter Nine. A Ministering AngelMr Falconer did not die. Kitty asked him to live for her sake, and I dare say he was glad to do so. Dick and the doctor were out of hearing at the time, so that I don't know whether I ought to repeat it. She often, as she sat by his side, spoke very seriously to him, and used to read the Bible. One day she asked whether he truly believed it to be God's word, and to contain His commands to man. He said he did with all his heart, and that he had always done so.... Long Stories - Post by : teachmaster - Author : William H. G. Kingston - Read : 2346

How Britannia Came To Rule The Waves: Updated To 1900 - Chapter 22. The British Navy Of To-Day How Britannia Came To Rule The Waves: Updated To 1900 - Chapter 22. The British Navy Of To-Day

How Britannia Came To Rule The Waves: Updated To 1900 - Chapter 22. The British Navy Of To-Day
CHAPTER TWENTY TWO. THE BRITISH NAVY OF TO-DAY In giving a brief outline of the general features of the battleships and cruisers composing the present British navy, it must be remembered that the navy is made up of ships built during a period of fifteen or twenty years; the newest being a great advance upon the older ones, yet differing but little from those launched a few years before. The indications at present are for fast ships of very large size, the battleships--intended to act in squadrons--possessing... Nonfictions - Post by : home-biz-wiz - Author : William H. G. Kingston - Read : 772

The Parisians - Book 11 - Chapter 2 The Parisians - Book 11 - Chapter 2

The Parisians - Book 11 - Chapter 2
BOOK XI CHAPTER IIOn quitting the dining-room, the Duchesse de Tarascon said to her host, on whose arm she was leaning, "Of course you and I must go with the stream. But is not all the fine talk that has passed to-day at your table, and in which we too have joined, a sort of hypocrisy? I may say this to you; I would say it to no other." "And I say to you, Madame la Duchesse, that which I would say to no other. Thinking over it as I sit alone, I find myself making a 'terrible hazard;' but when I go... Long Stories - Post by : nhazzard - Author : Edward Bulwer-lytton - Read : 1837