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The Sea Lions; Or The Lost Sealers - Chapter 19 The Sea Lions; Or The Lost Sealers - Chapter 19

The Sea Lions; Or The Lost Sealers - Chapter 19
Chapter XIX"Poor child of danger, nursling of the storm, Sad are the woes that wreck thy manly form! Rocks, waves, and winds the shatter'd bark delay; Thy heart is sad, thy home is far away." Campbell.It was about midday, when the two Sea Lions opened their canvass, at the same moment, and prepared to quit Sealer's Land. All hands were on board, every article was shipped for which there was room, and nothing remained that denoted the former presence of man on that dreary island, but the deserted... Long Stories - Post by : john3511 - Author : James Fenimore Cooper - Read : 1986

Paul Kelver: A Novel - Prologue Paul Kelver: A Novel - Prologue

Paul Kelver: A Novel - Prologue
IN WHICH THE AUTHOR SEEKS TO CAST THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THIS STORY UPON ANOTHER. At the corner of a long, straight, brick-built street in the far East End of London--one of those lifeless streets, made of two drab walls upon which the level lines, formed by the precisely even window-sills and doorsteps, stretch in weary perspective from end to end, suggesting petrified diagrams proving dead problems--stands a house that ever draws me to it; so that often, when least conscious of my footsteps, I awake... Long Stories - Post by : Romell_Weekly - Author : Jerome K Jerome - Read : 2838

Alice, Or The Mysteries - Book 10 - Chapter 2 Alice, Or The Mysteries - Book 10 - Chapter 2

Alice, Or The Mysteries - Book 10 - Chapter 2
BOOK X CHAPTER IIQUID frustra simulacra fugacia captas?-- Quod petis est nusquam.*--OVID: _Met. iii. 432. * "Why, in vain, do you catch at fleeting shadows? That which you seek is nowhere."TO no clime dedicated to the indulgence of majestic griefs or to the soft melancholy of regret--not to thy glaciers, or thy dark-blue lakes, beautiful Switzerland, mother of many exiles; nor to thy fairer earth and gentler heaven, sweet Italy,--fled the agonized Maltravers. Once, in his wanderings, he had... Long Stories - Post by : imported_n/a - Author : Edward Bulwer-lytton - Read : 1599

Gentle Julia - Chapter 15 Gentle Julia - Chapter 15

Gentle Julia - Chapter 15
CHAPTER FIFTEEN By the end of October, with the dispersal of foliage that has served all summer long as a screen for whatever small privacy may exist between American neighbours, we begin to perceive the rise of our autumn high tides of gossip. At this season of the year, in our towns of moderate size and ambition apartment houses have not yet condensed and at the same time sequestered the population, one may look over back yard beyond back yard, both up and down the street; especially if one takes... Long Stories - Post by : ecdavis - Author : Booth Tarkington - Read : 3256

The Roof Tree - Chapter 26 The Roof Tree - Chapter 26

The Roof Tree - Chapter 26
CHAPTER XXVIThe window panes were frost-rimed one night when Parish Thornton and Dorothy sat before the hearth of the main room. There was a lusty roar in the great chimney from a walnut backlog, for during these frosty days the husband and his hired man, Sim Squires, had climbed high into the mighty tree and sawed out the dead wood left there by years of stress and storm. As it comforted them in summer heat with the grateful cool of its broad shadowing and the moisture gathered in its reservoirs... Long Stories - Post by : snapperfr - Author : Charles Neville Buck - Read : 2200

Night And Morning - Book 3 - Chapter 7 Night And Morning - Book 3 - Chapter 7

Night And Morning - Book 3 - Chapter 7
BOOK III CHAPTER VII"A desert wild Before them stretched bare, comfortless, and vast, With gibbets, bones, and carcasses defiled." THOMPSON'S Castle of Indolenece.Mr. Gawtrey did not wish to give his foe the triumph of thinking he had driven him from Milan; he resolved to stay and brave it out; but when he appeared in public, he found the acquaintances he had formed bow politely, but cross to the other side of the way. No more invitations to tea and cards showered in upon the... Long Stories - Post by : 1mauigirl - Author : Edward Bulwer-lytton - Read : 2667

Zanoni - Book 2 - Chapter 2.6 Zanoni - Book 2 - Chapter 2.6

Zanoni - Book 2 - Chapter 2.6
BOOK II CHAPTER 2.VI 'Tis certain that this man has an estate of fifty thousand livres, and seems to be a person of very great accomplishments. But, then, if he's a wizard, are wizards so devoutly given as this man seems to be? In short, I could make neither head nor tail on't --The Count de Gabalis, Translation affixed to the second edition of the "Rape of the Lock." Of all the weaknesses which little men rail against, there is none that they are more apt to ridicule than the tendency to believe.... Long Stories - Post by : jaffa - Author : Edward Bulwer-lytton - Read : 3281

Twenty-five Village Sermons - Sermon 2. Religion Not Godliness Twenty-five Village Sermons - Sermon 2. Religion Not Godliness

Twenty-five Village Sermons - Sermon 2. Religion Not Godliness
SERMON II. RELIGION NOT GODLINESSPSALM civ. 13-15. "He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works. He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; and wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man's heart." Did you ever remark, my friends, that the Bible says hardly any thing about religion--that it never praises... Nonfictions - Post by : fra0667 - Author : Charles Kingsley - Read : 1207

Modeste Mignon - Chapter 10. The Marriage Of Souls Modeste Mignon - Chapter 10. The Marriage Of Souls

Modeste Mignon - Chapter 10. The Marriage Of Souls
CHAPTER X. THE MARRIAGE OF SOULS To Monsieur de Canalis: My Friend,--Your letter gives me as much pain as pleasure. But perhaps some day we shall find nothing but pleasure in writing to each other. Understand me thoroughly. The soul speaks to God and asks him for many things; he is mute. I seek to obtain in you the answers that God does not make to me. Cannot the friendship of Mademoiselle de Gournay and Montaigne be revived in us? Do you not remember the household of Sismonde de Sismondi in Geneva?... Long Stories - Post by : jptia - Author : Honore De Balzac - Read : 2869

Flowing Gold - Chapter 5 Flowing Gold - Chapter 5

Flowing Gold - Chapter 5
CHAPTER VFor perhaps half an hour the women tried on one piece of jewelry after another, exclaiming, admiring, arguing, then the mother realized with a start that meal time was near and that the menfolks would soon be home. Leaving Allie to entertain their guest, she hurried out, and the sound of splitting kindling, the clatter of stove lids, the rattle of utensils came from the kitchen. Gray retired to the patent rocker, Miss Briskow settled herself upon a straight-backed chair and folded her capable... Long Stories - Post by : joyous - Author : Rex Beach - Read : 3343

The Haunted Hotel: A Mystery Of Modern Venice - Part 2 - Chapter 9 The Haunted Hotel: A Mystery Of Modern Venice - Part 2 - Chapter 9

The Haunted Hotel: A Mystery Of Modern Venice - Part 2 - Chapter 9
PART II CHAPTER IX'Now, my good creature, whatever you have to say to me, out with it at once! I don't want to hurry you needlessly; but these are business hours, and I have other people's affairs to attend to besides yours.' Addressing Ferrari's wife, with his usual blunt good-humour, in these terms, Mr. Troy registered the lapse of time by a glance at the watch on his desk, and then waited to hear what his client had to say to him. 'It's something more, sir, about the letter with the thousand-pound... Long Stories - Post by : Asuquo - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 3445

Penelope's Irish Experiences - Part 3. Ulster - Chapter 20. We Evict A Tenant Penelope's Irish Experiences - Part 3. Ulster - Chapter 20. We Evict A Tenant

Penelope's Irish Experiences - Part 3. Ulster - Chapter 20. We Evict A Tenant
Part III. Ulster Chapter XX. We evict a tenant'Soon as you lift the latch, little ones are meeting you, Soon as you're 'neath the thatch, kindly looks are greeting you; Scarcely have you time to be holding out the fist to them-- Down by the fireside you're sitting in the midst of them.' Francis Fahy. Roothythanthrum Cottage, Knockcool, County Tyrone.Of course, we have always intended sooner or later to forsake this life of hotels and lodgings, and become either Irish landlords or tenants, or both,... Long Stories - Post by : salesbooster - Author : Kate Douglas Wiggin - Read : 2860

Supermind - Chapter 2 Supermind - Chapter 2

Supermind - Chapter 2
The telephone, Malone realized belatedly, had had a particularly nasty-sounding ring. He might have known it would be bad news. As a matter of fact, he told himself sadly, he had known. "Nothing at all wrong?" he said into the mouthpiece. "Not with any of the computers?" He blinked. "Not even one of them?" "Not a thing," Mitchell said. "I'll be sending a report up to you in a little while. You read it; we put them through every test, and it's all detailed there." "I'm sure you were very thorough,"... Long Stories - Post by : PlayersGolf - Author : Randall Garrett - Read : 1820

The Judgment House - Book 3 - Chapter 15. The World Well Lost The Judgment House - Book 3 - Chapter 15. The World Well Lost

The Judgment House - Book 3 - Chapter 15. The World Well Lost
BOOK III CHAPTER XV. THE WORLD WELL LOSTPeople were in London in September and October who seldom arrived before November. War was coming. Hundreds of families whose men were in the army came to be within touch of the War Office and Aldershot, and the capital of the Empire was overrun by intriguers, harmless and otherwise. There were ladies who hoped to influence officers in high command in favour of their husbands, brothers, or sons; subalterns of title who wished to be upon the staff of some famous... Long Stories - Post by : jamesc96 - Author : Gilbert Parker - Read : 996

Dangerous Days - Chapter 1 Dangerous Days - Chapter 1

Dangerous Days - Chapter 1
CHAPTER INatalie Spencer was giving a dinner. She was not an easy hostess. Like most women of futile lives she lacked a sense of proportion, and the small and unimportant details of the service absorbed her. Such conversation as she threw at random, to right and left, was trivial and distracted. Yet the dinner was an unimportant one. It had been given with an eye more to the menu than to the guest list, which was characteristic of Natalie's mental processes. It was also characteristic that when the... Long Stories - Post by : nelis - Author : Mary Roberts Rinehart - Read : 3185

The Man In Lower Ten - Chapter 3. Across The Aisle The Man In Lower Ten - Chapter 3. Across The Aisle

The Man In Lower Ten - Chapter 3. Across The Aisle
CHAPTER III. ACROSS THE AISLENo solution offering itself, I went back to my berth. The snorer across had apparently strangled, or turned over, and so after a time I dropped asleep, to be awakened by the morning sunlight across my face. I felt for my watch, yawning prodigiously. I reached under the pillow and failed to find it, but something scratched the back of my hand. I sat up irritably and nursed the wound, which was bleeding a little. Still drowsy, I felt more cautiously for what I supposed... Long Stories - Post by : patches417 - Author : Mary Roberts Rinehart - Read : 1268

Nomads Of The North - Chapter 9 Nomads Of The North - Chapter 9

Nomads Of The North - Chapter 9
CHAPTER NINEHad Makoki, the leather-faced old Cree runner between God's Lake and Fort Churchill, known the history of Miki and Neewa up to the point where they came to feast on the fat and partly devoured carcass of the young caribou bull, he would have said that Iskoo Wapoo, the Good Spirit of the beasts, was watching over them most carefully. For Makoki had great faith in the forest gods as well as in those of his own tepee. He would have given the story his own picturesque version, and would have... Long Stories - Post by : add2it - Author : James Oliver Curwood - Read : 2682

Mankind In The Making - Chapter 4. The Beginnings Of The Mind And Language Mankind In The Making - Chapter 4. The Beginnings Of The Mind And Language

Mankind In The Making - Chapter 4. The Beginnings Of The Mind And Language
CHAPTER IV. THE BEGINNINGS OF THE MIND AND LANGUAGE1The newborn child is at first no more than an animal. Indeed, it is among the lowest and most helpless of all animals, a mere vegetative lump; assimilation incarnate--wailing. It is for the first day in its life deaf, it squints blindly at the world, its limbs are beyond its control, its hands clutch drowningly at anything whatever that drifts upon this vast sea of being into which it has plunged so amazingly. And imperceptibly, subtly, so subtly... Nonfictions - Post by : andrewteg - Author : H. G. Wells - Read : 931

Sunny Memories Of Foreign Lands, Volume 1 - Public Meeting In Liverpool--April 13 Sunny Memories Of Foreign Lands, Volume 1 - Public Meeting In Liverpool--April 13

Sunny Memories Of Foreign Lands, Volume 1 - Public Meeting In Liverpool--April 13
The Chairman, (A. HODGSON, Esq.,) in opening the proceedings, thus addressed Mrs. Beecher Stowe: "The modesty of our English ladies, which, like your own, shrinks instinctively from unnecessary publicity, has devolved on me, as one of the trustees of the Liverpool Association, the gratifying office of tendering to you, at then request, a slight testimonial of their gratitude and respect. We had hoped almost to the last moment that Mrs. Cropper would have represented, on this day, the ladies with... Nonfictions - Post by : mrtwist - Author : Harriet Beecher Stowe - Read : 2368

The Young Forester - Chapter 4. Lost In The Forest The Young Forester - Chapter 4. Lost In The Forest

The Young Forester - Chapter 4. Lost In The Forest
CHAPTER IV. LOST IN THE FORESTFor a moment I was dazed. And then came panic. I ran up this ridge and that one, I rushed to and fro over ground which looked, whatever way I turned, exactly the same. And I kept saying, "I'm lost! I'm lost!" Not until I dropped exhausted against a pine-tree did any other thought come to me.The moment that I stopped running about so aimlessly the panicky feeling left me. I remembered that for a ranger to be lost in the forest was an every-day affair, and the sooner I... Long Stories - Post by : yourwebprofits - Author : Zane Grey - Read : 1338