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The Grocery Man And Peck's Bad Boy - Chapter 24 The Grocery Man And Peck's Bad Boy - Chapter 24

The Grocery Man And Peck's Bad Boy - Chapter 24
CHAPTER XXIVTHE CRUEL WOMAN AND THE LUCKLESS DOG--THE BAD BOY WITH A DOG AND A BLACK EYE-WHERE DID YOU STEAL HIM?--ANGELS DON'T BREAK DOGS' LEGS--A WOMAN WHO BREAKS DOGS' LEGS HAS NO SHOW WITH ST. PETER--ANOTHER BURGLAR SCARE--THE GROCERY DELIVERY MAN SCARED. "Hello!" said the grocery man to the bad boy, as he came in with a black eye, leading a hungry looking dog that was walking on three legs, and had one leg tied up with a red silk handkerchief. "What is this--a part of your amateur theater? Now... Long Stories - Post by : robdawg - Author : George W. Peck - Read : 3121

The Evil Genius - Book 1 - Chapter 12. Two Of Them Sleep Badly The Evil Genius - Book 1 - Chapter 12. Two Of Them Sleep Badly

The Evil Genius - Book 1 - Chapter 12. Two Of Them Sleep Badly
Book I Chapter XII. Two of Them Sleep BadlyWaiting for Sydney to come into the bedroom as usual and wish her good-night, Kitty was astonished by the appearance of her grandmother, entering on tiptoe from the corridor, with a small paper parcel in her hand. "Whisper!" said Mrs. Presty, pointing to the open door of communication with Mrs. Linley's room. "This is your birthday present. You mustn't look at it till you wake to-morrow morning." She pushed the parcel under the pillow--and, instead of saying... Long Stories - Post by : adambm - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 1688

Armadale - Book 3 - Chapter 6. Pedgift's Postscript Armadale - Book 3 - Chapter 6. Pedgift's Postscript

Armadale - Book 3 - Chapter 6. Pedgift's Postscript
BOOK III CHAPTER VI. PEDGIFT'S POSTSCRIPT"I mentioned that a point had occurred to me, sir," remarked Pedgift Senior. "You did," said Allan. "Would you like to hear what it is, Mr. Armadale?" "If you please," said Allan. "With all my heart, sir! This is the point. I attach considerable importance--if nothing else can be done--to having Miss Gwilt privately looked after, as long as she stops at Thorpe Ambrose. It struck me just now at the door, Mr. Armadale, that what you are not willing to do for... Long Stories - Post by : cobra - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 2973

Jezebel's Daughter - Between The Parts - Chapter 3 Jezebel's Daughter - Between The Parts - Chapter 3

Jezebel's Daughter - Between The Parts - Chapter 3
BETWEEN THE PARTS CHAPTER IIIThe third and last letter which I present is written by me, and was addressed to Mrs. Wagner during her stay at Frankfort:-- "I exaggerate nothing, my dear aunt, when I say that I write in great distress. Let me beg you to prepare yourself for very sad news. "It was late yesterday evening before I arrived at Bingen. A servant was waiting to take my portmanteau, when I got out of the coach. After first asking my name, he communicated to me the melancholy tidings of dear... Long Stories - Post by : financ20 - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 2007

The Tragic Muse - Preface The Tragic Muse - Preface

The Tragic Muse - Preface
I profess a certain vagueness of remembrance in respect to the origin and growth of _The Tragic Muse_, which appeared in the _Atlantic Monthly again, beginning January 1889 and running on, inordinately, several months beyond its proper twelve. If it be ever of interest and profit to put one's finger on the productive germ of a work of art, and if in fact a lucid account of any such work involves that prime identification, I can but look on the present fiction as a poor fatherless and motherless,... Long Stories - Post by : pbarroso - Author : Henry James - Read : 1409

They Call Me Carpenter: A Tale Of The Second Coming - Chapter 25 They Call Me Carpenter: A Tale Of The Second Coming - Chapter 25

They Call Me Carpenter: A Tale Of The Second Coming - Chapter 25
CHAPTER XXVI came to a sudden decision in this crisis. The sensible thing to do was to meet the issue boldly, and take the job of launching Carpenter under proper auspices. He really was a wonderful man, and deserved to be treated decently.I addressed the reporter again. "Listen. This gentleman is a man of remarkable gifts, and does not take money for them; so, if you are going to tell about him at all, do it in a dignified way.""Of course! I had no other idea--""Your city editor might have another... Long Stories - Post by : gabby - Author : Upton Sinclair - Read : 2730

White Jacket - Chapter 53. Seafaring Persons Peculiarly Subject... White Jacket - Chapter 53. Seafaring Persons Peculiarly Subject...

White Jacket - Chapter 53. Seafaring Persons Peculiarly Subject...
CHAPTER LIII. SEAFARING PERSONS PECULIARLY SUBJECT TO BEING UNDER THE WEATHER. --THE EFFECTS OF THIS UPON A MAN-OF-WAR CAPTAIN.It has been said that some midshipmen, in certain cases, are guilty of spiteful practices against the man-of-war's-man. But as these midshipmen are presumed to have received the liberal and lofty breeding of gentlemen, it would seem all but incredible that any of their corps could descend to the paltriness of cherishing personal malice against so conventionally degraded a... Long Stories - Post by : sbeard - Author : Herman Melville - Read : 2305

White Jacket - Chapter 29. The Night-Watches White Jacket - Chapter 29. The Night-Watches

White Jacket - Chapter 29. The Night-Watches
CHAPTER XXIX. THE NIGHT-WATCHESThough leaving the Cape behind us, the severe cold still continued, and one of its worst consequences was the almost incurable drowsiness induced thereby during the long night-watches. All along the decks, huddled between the guns, stretched out on the carronade slides, and in every accessible nook and corner, you would see the sailors wrapped in their monkey jackets, in a state of half-conscious torpidity, lying still and freezing alive, without the power to rise and... Long Stories - Post by : runtonk - Author : Herman Melville - Read : 629

Therese Raquin - Chapter 29 Therese Raquin - Chapter 29

Therese Raquin - Chapter 29
CHAPTER XXIXMatters now took a different aspect. Therese, driven into a corner by fright, not knowing which way to turn for a consoling thought, began to weep aloud over the drowned man, in the presence of Laurent.She abruptly became depressed, her overstrained nerves relaxed, her unfeeling and violent nature softened. She had already felt compassionate in the early days of her second marriage, and this feeling now returned, as a necessary and fatal reaction.When the young woman had struggled with... Long Stories - Post by : mrtwist - Author : Emile Zola - Read : 2091

The Man Who Laughs - Part 2: Book 1. The Everlasting Presence Of The Past... - Chapter 10. The Flame... The Man Who Laughs - Part 2: Book 1. The Everlasting Presence Of The Past... - Chapter 10. The Flame...

The Man Who Laughs - Part 2: Book 1. The Everlasting Presence Of The Past... - Chapter 10. The Flame...
PART II: BOOK THE FIRST. THE EVERLASTING PRESENCE OF THE PAST: MAN REFLECTS MANCHAPTER X. THE FLAME WHICH WOULD BE SEEN IF MAN WERE TRANSPARENTWhat! this woman, this extravagant thing, this libidinous dreamer, a virgin until the opportunity occurred, this bit of flesh as yet unfreed, this bold creature under a princess's coronet; this Diana by pride, as yet untaken by the first comer, just because chance had so willed it; this bastard of a low-lived king who had not the intellect to keep his place;... Long Stories - Post by : mrtwist - Author : Victor Hugo - Read : 1009

Ozma Of Oz - Chapter 1. The Girl in the Chicken Coop Ozma Of Oz - Chapter 1. The Girl in the Chicken Coop

Ozma Of Oz - Chapter 1. The Girl in the Chicken Coop
The wind blew hard and joggled the water of the ocean, sending ripples across its surface. Then the wind pushed the edges of the ripples until they became waves, and shoved the waves around until they became billows. The billows rolled dreadfully high: higher even than the tops of houses. Some of them, indeed, rolled as high as the tops of tall trees, and seemed like mountains; and the gulfs between the great billows were like deep valleys.All this mad dashing and splashing of the waters of the big... Long Stories - Post by : mrtwist - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 2748

The Magic Of Oz - Chapter 16. The Glass Cat Finds the Black Bag The Magic Of Oz - Chapter 16. The Glass Cat Finds the Black Bag

The Magic Of Oz - Chapter 16. The Glass Cat Finds the Black Bag
When the six monkeys were transformed by Kiki Aru into six giant soldiers fifty feet tall, their heads came above the top of the trees, which in this part of the forest were not so high as in some other parts; and, although the trees were somewhat scattered, the bodies of the giant soldiers were so big that they quite filled the spaces in which they stood and the branches pressed them on every side.Of course, Kiki was foolish to have made his soldiers so big, for now they could not get out of the... Long Stories - Post by : sbeard - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 2636

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 : 3440

The Island Pharisees - Part 2. The Country - Chapter 19. An Incident The Island Pharisees - Part 2. The Country - Chapter 19. An Incident

The Island Pharisees - Part 2. The Country - Chapter 19. An Incident
PART II. THE COUNTRYCHAPTER XIX. AN INCIDENT"Eleven o'clock," said Crocker, as they went out of college. "I don't feel sleepy; shall we stroll along the 'High' a bit?"Shelton assented; he was too busy thinking of his encounter with the dons to heed the soreness of his feet. This, too, was the last day of his travels, for he had not altered his intention of waiting at Oxford till July."We call this place the heart of knowledge," he said, passing a great building that presided, white and silent, over... Long Stories - Post by : Websmartbiz - Author : John Galsworthy - Read : 1687

The Lion's Share - Chapter 22. The Detective The Lion's Share - Chapter 22. The Detective

The Lion's Share - Chapter 22. The Detective
CHAPTER XXII. THE DETECTIVEAudrey and Miss Ingate were writing letters to Paris. Jane Foley had gone forth again to a committee meeting, which was understood to be closely connected with a great Liberal demonstration shortly to be held in a Midland fortress of Liberalism. Miss Nickall, in accordance with medical instructions, had been put to bed. Susan Foley was in the basement, either clearing up tea or preparing supper.Miss Ingate, putting her pen between her teeth and looking up from a blotting-pad,... Long Stories - Post by : queenbee19 - Author : Arnold Bennett - Read : 2651

The Pretty Lady: A Novel - Chapter 20. Mascot The Pretty Lady: A Novel - Chapter 20. Mascot

The Pretty Lady: A Novel - Chapter 20. Mascot
A single light burned in Christine's bedroom. It stood low on the pedestal by the wide bed and was heavily shaded, so that only one half of the bed, Christine's half, was exempt from the general gloom of the chamber. The officer had thus ordained things. The white, plump arm of Christine was imprisoned under his neck. He had ordered that too. He was asleep. Christine watched him. On her return from the Albany she had found him apparently just as she had left him, except that he was much less talkative.... Long Stories - Post by : ravijp - Author : Arnold Bennett - Read : 1855

The Whirlpool - Part The Third - Chapter 13 The Whirlpool - Part The Third - Chapter 13

The Whirlpool - Part The Third - Chapter 13
_Sicut umbra praeterit dies_.The dial on the front of the old house was just shadowing four o'clock. Harvey Rolfe and his friend Morton sat on the lawn, Harvey reading aloud from a small volume which he had slipped into his pocket before walking over this afternoon. From another part of the garden sounded young voices, musical in their merriment.It was a little book called 'Barrack-Room Ballads'. Harvey read in it here and there, with no stinted expression of delight, occasionally shouting his appreciation.... Long Stories - Post by : doyle - Author : George Gissing - Read : 1739

The Princess And The Curdie - Chapter 6. The Emerald The Princess And The Curdie - Chapter 6. The Emerald

The Princess And The Curdie - Chapter 6. The Emerald
Father and son had seated themselves on a projecting piece of rock at a corner where three galleries met--the one they had come along from their work, one to the right leading out of the mountain, and the other to the left leading far into a portion of it which had been long disused. Since the inundation caused by the goblins, it had indeed been rendered impassable by the settlement of a quantity of the water, forming a small but very deep lake, in a part where there was a considerable descent.They... Long Stories - Post by : stskelton - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 818

Lysbeth: A Tale Of The Dutch - Preface Lysbeth: A Tale Of The Dutch - Preface

Lysbeth: A Tale Of The Dutch - Preface
DEDICATIONIn token of the earnest reverence of a man of a later generation for his character, and for that life work whereof we inherit the fruits to-day, this tale of the times he shaped is dedicated to the memory of one of the greatest and most noble-hearted beings that the world has known; the immortal William, called the Silent, of Nassau. AUTHOR'S NOTEThere are, roughly, two ways of writing an historical romance--the first to choose some notable and leading characters of the time to be... Long Stories - Post by : vbhnl - Author : H. Rider Haggard - Read : 1379

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 : 3425