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Jack's Ward - Chapter 28. The Secret Staircase Jack's Ward - Chapter 28. The Secret Staircase

Jack's Ward - Chapter 28. The Secret Staircase
CHAPTER XXVIII. THE SECRET STAIRCASEThe prospect certainly was not a bright one. The door was fast locked. Escape from the windows seemed impracticable. This apparently exhausted the avenues of escape that were open to the dissatisfied prisoner. But accidentally Jack made an important discovery. There was a full-length portrait in the room. Jack chanced to rest his hand against it, when he must unconsciously have touched some secret spring, for a secret door opened, dividing the picture in two parts,... Long Stories - Post by : Roger_Fong - Author : Horatio Alger - Read : 2734

Walter Sherwood's Probation - Chapter 21. Miss Longwood's Party Walter Sherwood's Probation - Chapter 21. Miss Longwood's Party

Walter Sherwood's Probation - Chapter 21. Miss Longwood's Party
CHAPTER XXI. MISS LONGWOOD'S PARTYAt eight o'clock Walter reached the Longwood mansion. It would have been early for a party in the city, but Glenwood people were sensible, and, beginning early, were able to close in good season. The house was a handsome one, and the rooms, tastefully furnished, were blazing with light, and already half full. Walter was quite at home in society, and advancing, greeted Hugh and his sister, by whom he was cordially received, and introduced to other members of the family.... Long Stories - Post by : ChrisL - Author : Horatio Alger - Read : 2865

Timothy Crump's Ward: A Story Of American Life - Chapter 21. The Prisoner Escapes Timothy Crump's Ward: A Story Of American Life - Chapter 21. The Prisoner Escapes

Timothy Crump's Ward: A Story Of American Life - Chapter 21. The Prisoner Escapes
CHAPTER XXI. THE PRISONER ESCAPESTO give an idea of the difficulties of Jack's situation, let it be repeated that there was but one door to the room, and this was bolted on the outside. The room was in the second story. The only two windows looked out upon a court. These windows were securely fastened. Still a way might have been devised to break through them, if this would at all have improved his condition. Of this, however, there seemed but little chance. Even if he had succeeded in getting safely... Long Stories - Post by : william13 - Author : Horatio Alger - Read : 897

Mardi And A Voyage Thither, Volume 1 - Chapter 22. What Befel The Brigantine At The Pearl Shell Islands Mardi And A Voyage Thither, Volume 1 - Chapter 22. What Befel The Brigantine At The Pearl Shell Islands

Mardi And A Voyage Thither, Volume 1 - Chapter 22. What Befel The Brigantine At The Pearl Shell Islands
CHAPTER XXII. What Befel The Brigantine At The Pearl Shell IslandsThe vessel was the Parki, of Lahina, a village and harbor on the coast of Mowee, one of the Hawaian isles she had been miserably cobbled together with planks of native wood, and fragments of a wreck, there drifted ashore. Her appellative had been bestowed in honor of a high chief, the tallest and goodliest looking gentleman in all the Sandwich Islands. With a mixed European and native crew, about thirty in number (but only four whites... Long Stories - Post by : linkwrangler - Author : Herman Melville - Read : 1805

Tom Swift Among The Fire Fighters: Battling With Flames From The Air - Chapter 23. To The Rescue Tom Swift Among The Fire Fighters: Battling With Flames From The Air - Chapter 23. To The Rescue

Tom Swift Among The Fire Fighters: Battling With Flames From The Air - Chapter 23. To The Rescue
CHAPTER XXIII. TO THE RESCUE"Uncle! Uncle Barton!" faltered Mary, as she clung to Mr. Keith. "Can't we get down the stairs?" "I'm afraid not, Mary," he answered, and he closed the door of his office to keep out the smoke that was ever increasing. "And won't the elevators come for us?" "They don't seem able to get up," was his reply. "Probably the fire started in the bottom of the shafts, and they act just like flues, drawing up the flames and smoke." "Then we must try the fire escapes!" exclaimed... Long Stories - Post by : leesumm - Author : Victor Appleton - Read : 2326

Tom Swift And His Sky Racer - Chapter 13. A Clash With Andy Tom Swift And His Sky Racer - Chapter 13. A Clash With Andy

Tom Swift And His Sky Racer - Chapter 13. A Clash With Andy
Chapter XIII. A Clash with AndyTom lost no time in writing to Mr. Sharp. He wondered more and more at his own neglect in not before having asked the balloonist, when the latter was in Shopton Andy was building his aeroplane. But, as it developed later, Mr. Sharp did not know at that time. While waiting for a reply to his letter, Tom busied himself about his own craft, making several changes he had decided on. He also began to paint and decorate it, for he wanted to have the Humming-Bird present... Long Stories - Post by : geo99 - Author : Victor Appleton - Read : 3204

The Suitors Of Yvonne - Chapter 22. Of My Second Journey To Canaples The Suitors Of Yvonne - Chapter 22. Of My Second Journey To Canaples

The Suitors Of Yvonne - Chapter 22. Of My Second Journey To Canaples
CHAPTER XXII. OF MY SECOND JOURNEY TO CANAPLESAn hour after I had quitted the Hotel de Luynes, Michelot and I left Paris by the barrier St. Michel and took the Orleans road. How different it looked in the bright June sunshine, to the picture which it had presented to our eyes on that February evening, four months ago, when last we had set out upon that same journey! Not only in nature had a change been wrought, but in my very self. My journey then had been aimless, and I had scarcely known whither... Long Stories - Post by : karrine - Author : Rafael Sabatini - Read : 2993

The Ordeal Of Richard Feverel - Chapter 3 The Ordeal Of Richard Feverel - Chapter 3

The Ordeal Of Richard Feverel - Chapter 3
CHAPTER IIIAmong boys there are laws of honour and chivalrous codes, not written or formally taught, but intuitively understood by all, and invariably acted upon by the loyal and the true. The race is not nearly civilized, we must remember. Thus, not to follow your leader whithersoever he may think proper to lead; to back out of an expedition because the end of it frowns dubious, and the present fruit of it is discomfort; to quit a comrade on the road, and return home without him: these are tricks... Long Stories - Post by : karenwalton - Author : George Meredith - Read : 2671

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 : 2329

The Disowned - Chapter 46 The Disowned - Chapter 46

The Disowned - Chapter 46
CHAPTER XLVIJe me contente de ce qui peut s'ecrire, et je reve tout ce qui peut se rever.--DE SEVIGNE.("I content myself with writing what I am able, and I dream all I possibly can dream.") About a week after his wound, and the second morning of his return to sense and consciousness, when Clarence opened his eyes, they fell upon a female form seated watchfully and anxiously by his bedside. He raised himself in mute surprise, and the figure, startled by the motion, rose, drew the curtain, and... Long Stories - Post by : lespir - Author : Edward Bulwer-lytton - Read : 2085

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 : 1820

Scenes From A Courtesan's Life - Vautrin's Last Avatar - Part 4 Scenes From A Courtesan's Life - Vautrin's Last Avatar - Part 4

Scenes From A Courtesan's Life - Vautrin's Last Avatar - Part 4
When Monsieur Gault left the sham priest, he returned through the parlor to his office, and went in search of Bibi-Lupin, who for twenty minutes, since Jacques Collin had gone downstairs, had been on the watch with his eye at a peephole in a window looking out on the prison-yard. "Not one of them recognized him," said Monsieur Gault, "and Napolitas, who is on duty, did not hear a word. The poor priest all through the night, in his deep distress, did not say a word which could imply that his gown... Long Stories - Post by : ezeaarua - Author : Honore De Balzac - Read : 723

The Phantom Herd - Chapter 12. 'I Think You Need Indian Girl For Picture' The Phantom Herd - Chapter 12. "I Think You Need Indian Girl For Picture"

The Phantom Herd - Chapter 12. 'I Think You Need Indian Girl For Picture'
CHAPTER TWELVE. "I THINK YOU NEED INDIAN GIRL FOR PICTURE" Still it did not snow, though the wind blew from the storm quarter, and Applehead sniffed it and made predictions, and Compadre went with his remnant of tail ruffed like a feather boa. Immediately after supper Luck attached his new hose to the tank faucet and developed the corral scenes which he had taken, with the thin youth taking his first lesson in the dark room. The thin youth, who said his name was Bill Holmes, did not have very much... Long Stories - Post by : samuraiwarrior - Author : B. M. Bower - Read : 3066

Mary-'gusta - Chapter 27 Mary-'gusta - Chapter 27

Mary-'gusta - Chapter 27
CHAPTER XXVIIEarly in April, when Mary announced that she was ready to put into operation her biggest and most ambitious plan, suggested the year before by Barbara Howe--the tea-room and gift-shop plan--the Captain did not offer strenuous opposition. "I can't see much sense in it," he admitted. "I don't know's I know what it's all about. Nigh as I can make out you're figgerin' to open up some kind of a high-toned eatin' house. Is that it?" "Why, no, Uncle Shad, not exactly," explained Mary. "Then... Long Stories - Post by : salonmar - Author : Joseph Crosby Lincoln - Read : 3046

Flowing Gold - Chapter 4 Flowing Gold - Chapter 4

Flowing Gold - Chapter 4
CHAPTER IVA year before this story opens the town of Ranger, Texas, consisted of a weatherbeaten, run-down railroad station, a blacksmith shop, and a hitching rail, town enough, incidentally, for the limited number of people and the scanty amount of merchandise that passed through it. Ranger lay in the dry belt --considered an almost entirely useless part of the state--where killing droughts were not uncommon, and where for months on end the low, flinty hills radiate heat like the rolls of a steel... Long Stories - Post by : joyous - Author : Rex Beach - Read : 2476

The Mayor's Wife - Chapter 22. Mercy The Mayor's Wife - Chapter 22. Mercy

The Mayor's Wife - Chapter 22. Mercy
CHAPTER XXII. MERCY"Where is my wife?" "Sleeping, sir, after a day of exhausting emotion." "She didn't wire me?" "No, sir." "Perhaps she wasn't able?" "She was not, Mayor Packard." "I must see her. I came as soon as I could. Left Warner to fill my place on the platform, and it is the night of nights, too. Why, what's the matter?" He had caught me staring over his shoulder at the form drawn up in the doorway. "Nothing; I thought you had come alone." "No, Mr. Steele is with me. He joined me at... Long Stories - Post by : 45005 - Author : Anna Katharine Green - Read : 2255

The Aztec Treasure-house - Chapter 7. The Fight In The Canon The Aztec Treasure-house - Chapter 7. The Fight In The Canon

The Aztec Treasure-house - Chapter 7. The Fight In The Canon
CHAPTER VII. THE FIGHT IN THE CANONAs we fled along the valley, and in a few moments heard the sound of the Indians pursuing us, my mind was chiefly occupied with considerations of the quality which we denominate fear. I perceived that this purely occasional passion had a very direct bearing upon my own especial science of archaeology. I reflected that had I been engaged in building a city at the moment when that irritating flight of arrows fell among us----the sting of one of which I still felt... Long Stories - Post by : traffic-tart - Author : Thomas A. Janvier - Read : 2441

Penelope's Irish Experiences - Part 3. Ulster - Chapter 18. Limavady Love-Letters Penelope's Irish Experiences - Part 3. Ulster - Chapter 18. Limavady Love-Letters

Penelope's Irish Experiences - Part 3. Ulster - Chapter 18. Limavady Love-Letters
Part III. Ulster Chapter XVIII. Limavady love-letters'As beautiful Kitty one morning was tripping With a pitcher of milk from the fair of Coleraine, When she saw me she stumbled, the pitcher it tumbled, And all the sweet buttermilk watered the plain.' Anonymous.We wanted to cross to Rathlin Island, which is 'like an Irish stockinge, the toe of which pointeth to the main lande.' That would bring Francesca six miles nearer to Scotland and her Scottish lover; and we wished to see the castle of Robert... Long Stories - Post by : salesbooster - Author : Kate Douglas Wiggin - Read : 878

Carnac's Folly - Book 3 - Chapter 21. The Secret Meeting Carnac's Folly - Book 3 - Chapter 21. The Secret Meeting

Carnac's Folly - Book 3 - Chapter 21. The Secret Meeting
BOOK III CHAPTER XXI. THE SECRET MEETINGAs election affairs progressed, Mrs. Grier kept withdrawn from public ways. She did not seek supporters for her son. As the weeks went on, the strain became intense. Her eyes were aflame with excitement, but she grew thinner, until at last she was like a ghost haunting familiar scenes. Once, and once only, did she have touch with Barode Barouche since the agitation began. This was how it happened: Carnac was at Ottawa, and she was alone, in the late evening.... Long Stories - Post by : hafizladhani - Author : Gilbert Parker - Read : 971

The Deluge - Chapter 2. In Those Days Arose Kings The Deluge - Chapter 2. In Those Days Arose Kings

The Deluge - Chapter 2. In Those Days Arose Kings
CHAPTER II. IN THOSE DAYS AROSE KINGSImagine yourself back two years and a half before Wild Week, back at the time when the kings of finance had just completed their apparently final conquest of the industries of the country, when they were seating themselves upon thrones encircled by vast armies of capital and brains, when all the governments of the nation--national, state and city--were prostrate under their iron heels. You may remember that I was a not inconspicuous figure then. Of all their financial... Long Stories - Post by : eyalhalimi - Author : David Graham Phillips - Read : 1800