Full Online Books
BOOK CATEGORIES
Authors Authors Short Stories Short Stories Long Stories Long Stories Funny Stories Funny Stories Love Stories Love Stories Stories For Kids Stories For Kids Poems Poems Essays Essays Nonfictions Nonfictions Plays Plays Folktales Folktales Fairy Tales Fairy Tales Fables Fables Learning Kitchen Learning Kitchen
LINKS
Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional Free Classified Website Without Registration Free Classified Website Daniel Company
Twitter Twitter Add book
donate
Full Online Book Home
Famous Authors (View All Authors)

The Tempting Of Tavernake - Book One - Chapter 13. An Evening Call The Tempting Of Tavernake - Book One - Chapter 13. An Evening Call

The Tempting Of Tavernake - Book One - Chapter 13. An Evening Call
BOOK ONE CHAPTER XIII. AN EVENING CALLIn the morning, when he left for the city, she was not down. When he came home in the evening, she was gone. Without removing his hat or overcoat, he took the letter which he found propped up on the mantelpiece and addressed to him to the window and read it. DEAR BROTHER LEONARD,--It wasn't your fault and I don't think it was mine. If either of us is to blame, it is certainly I, for though you are such a clever and ambitious young person, you really know very... Long Stories - Post by : cmyer00 - Author : E. Phillips Oppenheim - Read : 3350

The Forty-five Guardsmen - Chapter 21. Brother Borromee The Forty-five Guardsmen - Chapter 21. Brother Borromee

The Forty-five Guardsmen - Chapter 21. Brother Borromee
CHAPTER XXI. BROTHER BORROMEEWhen Chicot, sustaining the reverend prior, arrived in the courtyard, he found there two bands of one hundred men each, waiting for their commander. About fifty among the strongest and most zealous had helmets on their heads and long swords hanging to belts from their waists. Others displayed with pride bucklers, on which they loved to rattle an iron gauntlet. Brother Borromee took a helmet from the hands of a novice, and placed it on his head. While he did so, Chicot... Long Stories - Post by : bambito - Author : Alexandre Dumas - Read : 1999

The Survivor - Chapter 26. A Visitor For Douglas Jesson The Survivor - Chapter 26. A Visitor For Douglas Jesson

The Survivor - Chapter 26. A Visitor For Douglas Jesson
CHAPTER XXVI. A VISITOR FOR DOUGLAS JESSONThere followed for Douglas a period of much anxiety, days of fretful restlessness, sleepless nights full of vague and shadowy dejection. Emily de Reuss was ill, too ill to see him or any one. All callers were denied. Daily he left flowers and messages for her--there was no response save a repetition to him always of the doctor's peremptory instructions. The Countess was to see no one, to receive no letters, to be worried by no messages. Absolute quiet was... Long Stories - Post by : erikhj - Author : E. Phillips Oppenheim - Read : 2267

The Evil Shepherd - Chapter 33 The Evil Shepherd - Chapter 33

The Evil Shepherd - Chapter 33
CHAPTER XXXIIIIt would have puzzled anybody, except, perhaps, Lady Cynthia herself, to have detected the slightest alteration in Sir Timothy's demeanour during the following day, when he made fitful appearances at The Sanctuary, or at the dinner which was served a little earlier than usual, before his final departure for the scene of the festivities. Once he paused in the act of helping himself to some dish and listened for a moment to the sound of voices in the hall, and when a taxicab drove up... Long Stories - Post by : nig47 - Author : E. Phillips Oppenheim - Read : 1112

The Governors - Book 2 - Chapter 16. Trapped The Governors - Book 2 - Chapter 16. Trapped

The Governors - Book 2 - Chapter 16. Trapped
BOOK II CHAPTER XVI. TRAPPEDPhineas Duge carefully drew off his gloves and laid them inside his hat. He declined a chair, however, and stood facing the man whom he had come to visit. "I scarcely understand, Mr. Duge," Vine said, "what you can possibly want with me. Our former relations have scarcely been of so pleasant a nature as to render a visit from you easily to be understood." "I will admit," Phineas Duge said coldly, "that personally I have no interest or any concern in you. But nevertheless... Long Stories - Post by : Jason_King - Author : E. Phillips Oppenheim - Read : 2776

The Caxtons: A Family Picture - Part 16 - Chapter 2 The Caxtons: A Family Picture - Part 16 - Chapter 2

The Caxtons: A Family Picture - Part 16 - Chapter 2
PART XVI CHAPTER IIPisistratus.--"How came you to know we had stayed in the town?" Vivian.--"Do you think I could remain where you left me? I wandered out, wandered hither. Passing at dawn through yon streets, I saw the hostlers loitering by the gates of the yard, overheard them talk, and so knew you were all at the inn,--all!" He sighed heavily. Pisistratus.--"Your poor father is very ill. Oh, cousin, how could you fling from you so much love?" Vivian.--"Love! his! my father's!" Pisistratus.--"Do... Long Stories - Post by : Jredling - Author : Edward Bulwer-lytton - Read : 3283

The Golden Grasshopper: A Story Of The Days Of Sir Thomas Gresham - Chapter 27. Captured By Spaniards The Golden Grasshopper: A Story Of The Days Of Sir Thomas Gresham - Chapter 27. Captured By Spaniards

The Golden Grasshopper: A Story Of The Days Of Sir Thomas Gresham - Chapter 27. Captured By Spaniards
CHAPTER TWENTY SEVEN. CAPTURED BY SPANIARDS We expected the next instant to be sent to the bottom of the Scheld, when a sudden blast filled our sails, almost tearing them from the bolt-ropes, and sending us gliding rapidly through the water. The guns aimed at our vessel sent their shot astern of us, two or three only passing through our mizzen, but doing no further damage. The next vessel could not have escaped so well, but we saw her still standing close to us through the gloom. The other was... Long Stories - Post by : brokerage - Author : William H. G. Kingston - Read : 2410

Pelham - Volume 3 - Chapter 31 Pelham - Volume 3 - Chapter 31

Pelham - Volume 3 - Chapter 31
VOLUME III CHAPTER XXXIWell, he is gone, and with him go these thoughts.--Shakspeare. What ho! for England!--Shakspeare. I have always had an insuperable horror of being placed in what the vulgar call a predicament. In a predicament I was most certainly placed at the present moment. A man at my feet in a fit--the cause of it having very wisely disappeared, devolving upon me the charge of watching, recovering, and conducting home the afflicted person--made a concatenation of disagreeable circumstances,... Long Stories - Post by : donben2002 - Author : Edward Bulwer-lytton - Read : 500

What Will He Do With It - Book 6 - Chapter 8 What Will He Do With It - Book 6 - Chapter 8

What Will He Do With It - Book 6 - Chapter 8
BOOK VI CHAPTER VIII Saith a very homely proverb (pardon its vulgarity), "You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear." But a sow's ear is a much finer work of art than a silk purse; and grand, indeed, the mechanician who could make a sow's ear out of a silk purse, or conjure into creatures of flesh and blood the sarcenet and _tulle of a London drawing-room. "Mamma," asked Honoria Carr Vipont, "what sort of a person was Mrs. Darrell?" "She was not in our set, my dear," answered Lady Selina. "The... Long Stories - Post by : raleigh123 - Author : Edward Bulwer-lytton - Read : 2158

What Will He Do With It - Book 7 - Chapter 10 What Will He Do With It - Book 7 - Chapter 10

What Will He Do With It - Book 7 - Chapter 10
BOOK VII CHAPTER X"Sweet are the uses of Adversity, Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, Bears yet a precious jewel in its head."MOST PERSONS WILL AGREE THAT THE TOAD IS UGLY AND VENOMOUS, BUT FEW INDEED ARE THE PERSONS WHO CAN BOAST OF HAVING ACTUALLY DISCOVERED THAT "PRECIOUS JEWEL IN ITS HEAD," WHICH THE POET ASSURES US IS PLACED THERE. BUT CALAMITY MAY BE CLASSED IN TWO GREAT DIVISIONS-- 1ST, THE AFFLICTIONS, WHICH NO PRUDENCE CAN AVERT; 2ND, THE MISFORTUNES, WHICH MEN TAKE... Long Stories - Post by : Chuks52 - Author : Edward Bulwer-lytton - Read : 878

The Way Of An Eagle - Part 5 - Chapter 52. A Woman's Offering The Way Of An Eagle - Part 5 - Chapter 52. A Woman's Offering

The Way Of An Eagle - Part 5 - Chapter 52. A Woman's Offering
PART V CHAPTER LII. A WOMAN'S OFFERINGLooking back upon the hours that followed that talk with Bobby behind the tamarisks, Muriel could never recall in detail how they passed. She moved in a whirl, all her pulses racing, all her senses on the alert. None of her partners had ever seen her gay before, but she was gay that night with a spontaneous and wonderful gaiety that came from the very heart of her. It was not a gaiety that manifested itself in words, but it was none the less apparent to those... Long Stories - Post by : Emrys - Author : Ethel May Dell - Read : 2543

Twenty-five Village Sermons - Sermon 21. Heaven On Earth Twenty-five Village Sermons - Sermon 21. Heaven On Earth

Twenty-five Village Sermons - Sermon 21. Heaven On Earth
SERMON XXI. HEAVEN ON EARTH1 COR. x. 31. "Whether ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God." This is a command from God, my friends, which well worth a few minutes' consideration this day;--well worth considering, because, though it was spoken eighteen hundred years ago, yet God has not changed since that time;--He is just as glorious as ever; and Christian men's relation to God has not changed since that time; they still live, and move, and have their being in God; they... Nonfictions - Post by : Dioqq2 - Author : Charles Kingsley - Read : 3176

The Field Of Ice: Part 2 Of The Adventures Of Captain Hatteras - Chapter 22. Getting Near The Pole The Field Of Ice: Part 2 Of The Adventures Of Captain Hatteras - Chapter 22. Getting Near The Pole

The Field Of Ice: Part 2 Of The Adventures Of Captain Hatteras - Chapter 22. Getting Near The Pole
CHAPTER XXII. GETTING NEAR THE POLEHour after hour passed away, and still Hatteras persevered in his weary watch, though his hopes appeared doomed to disappointment.At length, about six in the evening, a dim, hazy, shapeless sort of mist seemed to rise far away between sea and sky. It was not a cloud, for it was constantly vanishing, and then reappearing next minute.Hatteras was the first to notice this peculiar phenomenon; but after an hour’s scrutiny through his telescope, he could make nothing... Long Stories - Post by : sidekick - Author : Jules Verne - Read : 909

The Field Of Ice: Part 2 Of The Adventures Of Captain Hatteras - Chapter 1. The Doctor's Inventory The Field Of Ice: Part 2 Of The Adventures Of Captain Hatteras - Chapter 1. The Doctor's Inventory

The Field Of Ice: Part 2 Of The Adventures Of Captain Hatteras - Chapter 1. The Doctor's Inventory
CHAPTER I. THE DOCTOR’S INVENTORYIt was a bold project of Hatteras to push his way to the North Pole, and gain for his country the honour and glory of its discovery. But he had done all that lay in human power now, and, after having struggled for nine months against currents and tempests, shattering icebergs and breaking through almost insurmountable barriers, amid the cold of an unprecedented winter, after having outdistanced all his predecessors and accomplished half his task, he suddenly... Long Stories - Post by : Doug_Parsons - Author : Jules Verne - Read : 1518

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 2 - Chapter 9. Annie Of The Shop What's Mine's Mine - Volume 2 - Chapter 9. Annie Of The Shop

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 2 - Chapter 9. Annie Of The Shop
VOLUME II CHAPTER IX. ANNIE OF THE SHOPAt the dance in the chief's barn, Sercombe had paired with Annie of the shop oftener than with any other of the girls. That she should please him at all, was something in his favour, for she was a simple, modest girl, with the nicest feeling of the laws of intercourse, the keenest perception both of what is in itself right, and what is becoming in the commonest relation. She understood by a fine moral instinct what respect was due to her, and what respect she... Long Stories - Post by : goldsto - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 2461

The Knave Of Diamonds - Part 2 - Chapter 3. The First Ordeal The Knave Of Diamonds - Part 2 - Chapter 3. The First Ordeal

The Knave Of Diamonds - Part 2 - Chapter 3. The First Ordeal
PART II CHAPTER III. THE FIRST ORDEALAll the birds in the Manor garden were singing on that afternoon in May. The fruit trees were in bloom. The air was full of the indescribable fragrance of bursting flowers. There was no single note of sadness in all the splendid day. But the woman who paced slowly to and fro under the opening lilacs because she could not rest knew nothing of its sweetness. The precious peace of the past few weeks had been snatched from her. She was face to face once more with... Long Stories - Post by : MalcolmL - Author : Ethel May Dell - Read : 2828

The Ghost-seer (or The Apparitionist) - Letter 8 The Ghost-seer (or The Apparitionist) - Letter 8

The Ghost-seer (or The Apparitionist) - Letter 8
LETTER VIIIBARON F------ TO COUNT O-------August.In truth, my dearest friend, you do the good Biondello injustice. The suspicion you entertain against him is unfounded, and while I allow you full liberty to condemn all Italians generally, I must maintain that this one at least is an honest man. You think it singular that a person of such brilliant endowments and such exemplary conduct should debase himself to enter the service of another if he were not actuated by secret motives; and these, you further... Long Stories - Post by : chris26 - Author : Frederich Schiller - Read : 2994

The Last Of The Barons - Book 4 - Chapter 8 The Last Of The Barons - Book 4 - Chapter 8

The Last Of The Barons - Book 4 - Chapter 8
BOOK IV CHAPTER VIII. HOW THE BASTARD OF BURGUNDY PROSPERED MORE IN HIS POLICY THAN WITH THE POLE-AXE.-AND HOW KING EDWARD HOLDS HIS SUMMER CHASE IN THE FAIR GROVES OF SHENE. It was some days after the celebrated encounter between the Bastard and Lord Scales, and the court had removed to the Palace of Shene. The Count de la Roche's favour with the Duchess of Bedford and the young princess had not rested upon his reputation for skill with the pole-axe, and it had now increased to a height that might... Long Stories - Post by : Tiger - Author : Edward Bulwer-lytton - Read : 3308

The Heritage Of The Sioux - Chapter 1. When Green Grass Comes The Heritage Of The Sioux - Chapter 1. When Green Grass Comes

The Heritage Of The Sioux - Chapter 1. When Green Grass Comes
CHAPTER I. WHEN GREEN GRASS COMESOld Applehead Furrman, jogging home across the mesa from Albuquerque, sniffed the soft breeze that came from opal-tinted distances and felt poignantly that spring was indeed here. The grass, thick and green in the sheltered places, was fast painting all the higher ridges and foot-hill slopes, and with the green grass came the lank-bodied, big-kneed calves; which meant that roundup time was at hand. Applehead did not own more than a thousand head of cattle, counting... Long Stories - Post by : emb582 - Author : B. M. Bower - Read : 2308

The Grandissimes - Chapter 13. A Call From The Rent-Spectre The Grandissimes - Chapter 13. A Call From The Rent-Spectre

The Grandissimes - Chapter 13. A Call From The Rent-Spectre
CHAPTER XIII. A CALL FROM THE RENT-SPECTREIt is nearly noon of a balmy morning late in February. Aurore Nancanou and her daughter have only this moment ceased sewing, in the small front room of No. 19 rue Bienville. Number 19 is the right-hand half of a single-story, low-roofed tenement, washed with yellow ochre, which it shares generously with whoever leans against it. It sits as fast on the ground as a toad. There is a kitchen belonging to it somewhere among the weeds in the back yard, and besides... Long Stories - Post by : ksloan - Author : George Washington Cable - Read : 1791