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King Midas: A Romance - PART I - Chapter VI King Midas: A Romance - PART I - Chapter VI

King Midas: A Romance - PART I - Chapter VI
"And yet methinks I see it in thy face, What them shouldst be: th' occasion speaks thee; and My strong imagination sees a crown Dropping upon thy head."When Helen awoke upon the following morning, the resolution towithstand her aunt's urging was still strong within her; as shestrove to bring back the swift events of the night before, the firstdiscovery she made was a headache and a feeling of weariness anddissatisfaction that was new to her. She arose and looked in theglass, and seeing that she was pale, vowed again, "They shall nottorment me in this way! I do... Long Stories - Post by : BizSuccess - Date : January 2011 - Author : Upton Sinclair - Read : 2662

King Midas: A Romance - PART I - Chapter V King Midas: A Romance - PART I - Chapter V

King Midas: A Romance - PART I - Chapter V
"If chance will have me king, why chance may crown me, Without my stir."Most of the people whom Helen met upon her arrival were of her ownsex, so that she did not feel called upon to make special exertionsto please them; but she was naturally cheerful and happy witheveryone, and the other matters of which Mrs. Roberts had talkedtook on such vast proportions before her mind that it was a reliefto her to put them aside and enjoy herself for a while in her usualway. Helen was glad that most of the men were to arrive later, sothat... Long Stories - Post by : myley - Date : January 2011 - Author : Upton Sinclair - Read : 2913

King Midas: A Romance - PART I - Chapter IV King Midas: A Romance - PART I - Chapter IV

King Midas: A Romance - PART I - Chapter IV
"Dosn't thou 'ear my 'erse's legs, as they canters awaay? Proputty, proputty, proputty--that's what I 'ears 'em saay. But I knawed a Quaaker feller as often 'as towd ma this: 'Doant thou marry for munny, but goa wheer munny is!'"Helen had much to do to keep her busy during the next few days. Shehad in the first place to receive visits from nearly everybody inOakdale, for she was a general favorite in the town, and besidesthat everyone was curious to see what effect the trip had had uponher beauty and accomplishments. Then too, she had the unpacking ofan... Long Stories - Post by : John_Williams - Date : January 2011 - Author : Upton Sinclair - Read : 2414

King Midas: A Romance - PART I - Chapter III King Midas: A Romance - PART I - Chapter III

King Midas: A Romance - PART I - Chapter III
"For you alone I strive to sing, Oh, tell me how to woo!"When Helen was left alone, she seated herself before her old musicstand which had been brought down to welcome her, and proceeded toglance over and arrange the pieces she had learned and loved in heryoung girlhood. Most of them made her smile, and when she reflectedupon how difficult she used to think them, she realized that nowthat it was over she was glad for the German regime. Helen hadaccounted herself an accomplished pianist when she went away, butshe had met with new standards and learned to... Long Stories - Post by : 37285 - Date : January 2011 - Author : Upton Sinclair - Read : 1094

King Midas: A Romance - PART I - Chapter II King Midas: A Romance - PART I - Chapter II

King Midas: A Romance - PART I - Chapter II
"A dancing shape, an image gay, To haunt, to startle, and waylay."The town of Oakdale is at the present time a flourishing place,inhabited principally by "suburbanites," for it lies not very farfrom New York; but the Reverend Austin Davis, who was the spiritualguardian of most of them, had come to Oakdale some twenty and moreyears ago, when it was only a little village, with a strugglingchurch which it was the task of the young clergyman to keep alive.Perhaps the growth of the town had as much to do with his success ashis own efforts; but however that might have been he... Long Stories - Post by : henryc - Date : January 2011 - Author : Upton Sinclair - Read : 2399

King Midas: A Romance - PART I - Chapter I King Midas: A Romance - PART I - Chapter I

King Midas: A Romance - PART I - Chapter I
"O Madchen, Madchen, Wie lieb' ich dich!"It was that time of year when all the world belongs to poets, fortheir harvest of joy; when those who seek the country not forbeauty, but for coolness, have as yet thought nothing about it, andwhen those who dwell in it all the time are too busy planting foranother harvest to have any thought of poets; so that the latter,and the few others who keep something in their hearts to chime withthe great spring-music, have the woods and waters all for their ownfor two joyful months, from the time that the first snowy bloodroothas... Long Stories - Post by : fulva - Date : January 2011 - Author : Upton Sinclair - Read : 1070

King Midas: A Romance - Introduction King Midas: A Romance - Introduction

King Midas: A Romance - Introduction
KING MIDASA ROMANCEBy UPTON SINCLAIR  I dreamed that Soul might dare the pain, Unlike the prince of old, And wrest from heaven the fiery touch That turns all things to gold.New York and London1901  NOTEIn the course of this story, the author has had occasion to refer toBeethoven's Sonata Appassionata as containing a suggestion of theopening theme of the Fifth Symphony. He has often seen this stated,and believed that the statement was generally accepted as true.Since writing, however, he has heard the opinion expressed, by amusician who is qualified to speak as an authority,... Long Stories - Post by : smw51 - Date : January 2011 - Author : Upton Sinclair - Read : 705

The Second-story Man The Second-story Man

The Second-story Man
CHARACTERSJIM FARADAY: the second-story man.HARVEY AUSTIN: a lawyer.HELEN AUSTIN: his wife.SCENE: Library of the Austin home.Time: 2 A.M. (The scene shows a luxuriously furnished room. In the centre is a table with a lamp. To the right is the entrance into the front hall, the front door of the house being visible. In the corner is a cabinet of curios. In the rear is a large window opening on the street. Open fire-place. There are two entrances at the left. There are book- shelves, several easy-chairs, etc., in the room.)(At rise: The stage is empty, and the room is darkened except for... Plays - Post by : Richieb - Date : January 2011 - Author : Upton Sinclair - Read : 3300