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The Secret Garden - Chapter V - THE CRY IN THE CORRIDOR The Secret Garden - Chapter V - THE CRY IN THE CORRIDOR

The Secret Garden - Chapter V - THE CRY IN THE CORRIDOR
CHAPTER V - THE CRY IN THE CORRIDORAt first each day which passed by for Mary Lennox was exactly like the others. Every morning she awoke in her tapestried room and found Martha kneeling upon the hearth building her fire; every morning she ate her breakfast in the nursery which had nothing amusing in it; and after each breakfast she gazed out of the window across to the huge moor which seemed to spread out on all sides and climb up to the sky, and after she had stared for a while she realized that... Long Stories - Post by : SiteHunt - Author : Frances Hodgson Burnett - Read : 1875

The Celtic Twilight - AN ENDURING HEART The Celtic Twilight - AN ENDURING HEART

The Celtic Twilight - AN ENDURING HEART
AN ENDURING HEARTOne day a friend of mine was making a sketch of my Knight of the Sheep. The old man's daughter was sitting by, and, when the conversation drifted to love and lovemaking, she said, "Oh, father, tell him about your love affair." The old man took his pipe out of his mouth, and said, "Nobody ever marries the woman he loves," and then, with a chuckle, "There were fifteen of them I liked better than the woman I married," and he repeated many women's names. He went on to tell how when he... Long Stories - Post by : mahler21 - Author : William Butler Yeats - Read : 3083

The History Of The Next French Revolution - Chapter VI. THE ENGLISH UNDER JENKINS The History Of The Next French Revolution - Chapter VI. THE ENGLISH UNDER JENKINS

The History Of The Next French Revolution - Chapter VI. THE ENGLISH UNDER JENKINS
But the Prince had not calculated that there was a line of British infantry behind the routed Irish Brigade. Borne on with the hurry of the melee, flushed with triumph, puffing and blowing with running, and forgetting, in the intoxication of victory, the trifling bayonet-pricks which had impelled them to the charge, the conquering National Guardsmen found themselves suddenly in presence of Jenkins's Foot.They halted all in a huddle, like a flock of sheep."UP, FOOT, AND AT THEM!" were the memorable... Long Stories - Post by : tedbosworth - Author : William Makepeace Thackeray - Read : 3368

The History Of Pendennis - Chapter XV. The happy Village The History Of Pendennis - Chapter XV. The happy Village

The History Of Pendennis - Chapter XV. The happy Village
Until the enemy had retired altogether from before the place, Major Pendennis was resolved to keep his garrison in Fairoaks. He did not appear to watch Pen's behaviour or to put any restraint on his nephew's actions, but he managed nevertheless to keep the lad constantly under his eye or those of his agents, and young Arthur's comings and goings were quite well known to his vigilant guardian.I suppose there is scarcely any man who reads this or any other novel but has been baulked in love some time... Long Stories - Post by : chisholmd - Author : William Makepeace Thackeray - Read : 1958

The Great Secret - Chapter XXXVII. THE BLACK BAG The Great Secret - Chapter XXXVII. THE BLACK BAG

The Great Secret - Chapter XXXVII. THE BLACK BAG
Lady Dennisford had failed. I saw it in her face as soon as I entered the room, and her first few words confirmed it."It's no use, Jim," she declared. "I've done my best, but there isn't a soul who will listen to me.""Good God!" I murmured, and sat down on the sofa."There is not a single man in the Cabinet of the slightest influence," she continued, "who will take this affair seriously. Lord Esherville assured me solemnly that the whole affair was absurd and impossible. Polloch declares that we have... Long Stories - Post by : johntin - Author : E. Phillips Oppenheim - Read : 672

The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - Book 3 - Chapter 10 The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - Book 3 - Chapter 10

The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - Book 3 - Chapter 10
Book III. Chapter X.In which Master Blifil and Jones appear in different lights.Master Blifil fell very short of his companion in the amiable quality of mercy; but he as greatly exceeded him in one of a much higher kind, namely, in justice: in which he followed both the precepts and example of Thwackum and Square; for though they would both make frequent use of the word mercy, yet it was plain that in reality Square held it to be inconsistent with the rule of right; and Thwackum was for doing justice,... Long Stories - Post by : mrushing - Author : Henry Fielding - Read : 2488

The Eustace Diamonds - Volume 1 - Chapter 16. Certainly An Heirloom The Eustace Diamonds - Volume 1 - Chapter 16. Certainly An Heirloom

The Eustace Diamonds - Volume 1 - Chapter 16. Certainly An Heirloom
VOLUME I CHAPTER XVI. Certainly an HeirloomThe burden of his position was so heavy on Lord Fawn's mind that, on the Monday morning after leaving Fawn Court, he was hardly as true to the affairs of India as he himself would have wished. He was resolved to do what was right,--if only he could find out what would be the right thing in his present difficulty. Not to break his word, not to be unjust, not to deviate by a hair's breadth from that line of conduct which would be described as "honourable"... Long Stories - Post by : raleigh123 - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 3377

The Golden Road - Chapter 6. Great-Aunt Eliza's Visit The Golden Road - Chapter 6. Great-Aunt Eliza's Visit

The Golden Road - Chapter 6. Great-Aunt Eliza's Visit
CHAPTER VI. GREAT-AUNT ELIZA'S VISITIt was a diamond winter day in February--clear, cold, hard, brilliant. The sharp blue sky shone, the white fields and hills glittered, the fringe of icicles around the eaves of Uncle Alec's house sparkled. Keen was the frost and crisp the snow over our world; and we young fry of the King households were all agog to enjoy life--for was it not Saturday, and were we not left all alone to keep house? Aunt Janet and Aunt Olivia had had their last big "kill" of market... Long Stories - Post by : bohlken - Author : Lucy Maud Montgomery - Read : 592

The Golden Road - Chapter 25. The Love Story Of The Awkward Man The Golden Road - Chapter 25. The Love Story Of The Awkward Man

The Golden Road - Chapter 25. The Love Story Of The Awkward Man
CHAPTER XXV. THE LOVE STORY OF THE AWKWARD MAN(Written by the Story Girl) Jasper Dale lived alone in the old homestead which he had named Golden Milestone. In Carlisle this giving one's farm a name was looked upon as a piece of affectation; but if a place must be named why not give it a sensible name with some meaning to it? Why Golden Milestone, when Pinewood or Hillslope or, if you wanted to be very fanciful, Ivy Lodge, might be had for the taking? He had lived alone at Golden Milestone since his... Long Stories - Post by : bohlken - Author : Lucy Maud Montgomery - Read : 1157

He Knew He Was Right - Chapter 92. Trevelyan Discourses On Life He Knew He Was Right - Chapter 92. Trevelyan Discourses On Life

He Knew He Was Right - Chapter 92. Trevelyan Discourses On Life
CHAPTER XCII. TREVELYAN DISCOURSES ON LIFEStanbury made his journey without pause or hindrance till he reached Florence, and as the train for Siena made it necessary that he should remain there for four or five hours, he went to an inn, and dressed and washed himself, and had a meal, and was then driven to Mr Spalding's house. He found the American Minister at home, and was received with cordiality; but Mr Spalding could tell him little or nothing about Trevelyan. They went up to Mrs Spalding's room,... Long Stories - Post by : luckystrike23 - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 1611

The Wing-and-wing: Le Feu-follet - Chapter 6 The Wing-and-wing: Le Feu-follet - Chapter 6

The Wing-and-wing: Le Feu-follet - Chapter 6
CHAPTER VI"Are all prepared? They are--nay more--embarked; the latest boat Waits but my chief--My sword and my capote." _The Corsair._What success attended the artifice of Ithuel it was impossible to tell, so far as the frigate was concerned; though the appearance of mutual intelligence between the two vessels had a very favorable tendency toward removing suspicion from the lugger among those on shore. It seemed so utterly improbable that a French corsair could answer the signals of an... Long Stories - Post by : irony - Author : James Fenimore Cooper - Read : 1946

The Napoleon Of Notting Hill - Book 2 - Chapter 2. The Council Of The Provosts The Napoleon Of Notting Hill - Book 2 - Chapter 2. The Council Of The Provosts

The Napoleon Of Notting Hill - Book 2 - Chapter 2. The Council Of The Provosts
BOOK II CHAPTER II. The Council of the ProvostsThe King got up early next morning and came down three steps at a time like a schoolboy. Having eaten his breakfast hurriedly, but with an appetite, he summoned one of the highest officials of the Palace, and presented him with a shilling. "Go and buy me," he said, "a shilling paint-box, which you will get, unless the mists of time mislead me, in a shop at the corner of the second and dirtier street that leads out of Rochester Row. I have already requested... Long Stories - Post by : zapme - Author : G. K. Chesterton - Read : 3027

The Errand Boy; Or, How Phil Brent Won Success - Chapter 14. Consulting The Oracle The Errand Boy; Or, How Phil Brent Won Success - Chapter 14. Consulting The Oracle

The Errand Boy; Or, How Phil Brent Won Success - Chapter 14. Consulting The Oracle
CHAPTER XIV. CONSULTING THE ORACLEPhil did not like to hurt the feelings of his companion, and refrained from laughing, though with difficulty. "She doesn't appear to know you," he said. "No," said Wilbur; "I haven't had a chance to make myself known to her." "Do you think you can make a favorable impression upon--the daisy?" asked Phil, outwardly sober, but inwardly amused. "I always had a taking way with girls," replied Mr. Wilbur complacently. Phil coughed. It was all that saved him from laughing.... Long Stories - Post by : sissydl - Author : Horatio Alger - Read : 2596

The Children's Pilgrimage - Part 1. 'Looking For The Guide' - Chapter 4. Toby The Children's Pilgrimage - Part 1. "Looking For The Guide" - Chapter 4. Toby

The Children's Pilgrimage - Part 1. 'Looking For The Guide' - Chapter 4. Toby
FIRST PART. "LOOKING FOR THE GUIDE" CHAPTER IV. TOBYQuite early in that same long morning, before little Maurice had even opened his sleepy eyes, the woman whom Mrs. D'Albert called Aunt Lydia arrived. She was a large, stout woman with a face made very red and rough from constant exposure to the weather. She did not live in London, but worked as housekeeper on a farm down in Kent. This woman was not the least like Mrs. D'Albert, who was pale, and rather refined in her expression. Aunt Lydia had never... Long Stories - Post by : jensrsa - Author : L. T. Meade - Read : 2217

Danger; Or, Wounded In The House Of A Friend - Chapter 4 Danger; Or, Wounded In The House Of A Friend - Chapter 4

Danger; Or, Wounded In The House Of A Friend - Chapter 4
CHAPTER IV"MR. VOSS," said the waiter as he opened the door of the breakfast-room. Mr. and Mrs. Birtwell left the table hurriedly and went to the parlor. Their visitor was standing in the middle of the floor as they entered. "Oh, Mr. Voss, have you heard anything of Archie?" exclaimed Mrs. Birtwell. "Nothing yet," he replied. "Dreadful, dreadful! What can it mean?" "Don't be alarmed about it," said Mr. Birtwell, trying to speak in an assuring voice. "He must have gone home with a friend. It will... Long Stories - Post by : ccbear - Author : T. S. Arthur - Read : 2772

Satanstoe; Or, The Littlepage Manuscripts: A Tale Of The Colony - Chapter 5 Satanstoe; Or, The Littlepage Manuscripts: A Tale Of The Colony - Chapter 5

Satanstoe; Or, The Littlepage Manuscripts: A Tale Of The Colony - Chapter 5
CHAPTER V"Here's your fine clams! As white as snow! On Rockaway these clams do grow." _New York Cries_.It was some time before Jason's offended dignity and disappointment would permit him to smile at the mistake; and we had walked some distance towards Old Slip I was to meet Dirck, before the pedagogue even opened his lips. Then, the only allusion he made to the white wine, was to call it "a plaguy Dutch cheat;" for Jason had implicitly relied on having that peculiar beverage of his caste, known... Long Stories - Post by : Mike_Russell - Author : James Fenimore Cooper - Read : 3144

The Flight Of Pony Baker: A Boy's Town Story - Chapter 2. The Right That Pony Had To Run Off, From The Way His Father Acted The Flight Of Pony Baker: A Boy's Town Story - Chapter 2. The Right That Pony Had To Run Off, From The Way His Father Acted

The Flight Of Pony Baker: A Boy's Town Story - Chapter 2. The Right That Pony Had To Run Off, From The Way His Father Acted
CHAPTER II. THE RIGHT THAT PONY HAD TO RUN OFF, FROM THE WAY HIS FATHER ACTEDPony had a right to run off from some of the things that his father had done, but it seemed to him that they were mostly things that his mother had put his father up to, and that his father would not have been half as bad if he had been let alone. In the Boy's Town the fellows celebrated Christmas just as they did Fourth of July, by firing off pistols and shooting crackers, and one Christmas one of the fellows' pistols burst... Long Stories - Post by : FyreBrigidIce - Author : William Dean Howells - Read : 3376

Walter Sherwood's Probation - Chapter 30. Walter Finds Himself In A Tight Place Walter Sherwood's Probation - Chapter 30. Walter Finds Himself In A Tight Place

Walter Sherwood's Probation - Chapter 30. Walter Finds Himself In A Tight Place
CHAPTER XXX. WALTER FINDS HIMSELF IN A TIGHT PLACEWalter had hardly time to consider what to do in the light of the discovery he had made before the matter was taken out of his hands. "Young feller, you'd better get off that hoss!" fell on his ears in a rough voice. He turned, and saw two stalwart men eyeing him suspiciously. "Gentlemen," said Walter earnestly, "till I read this notice I had no idea that the horse was stolen." "That's neither here nor there. You'd better get off the hoss." Walter... Long Stories - Post by : ChrisL - Author : Horatio Alger - Read : 2153

The Moving Picture Girls At Oak Farm: Queer Happenings While Taking Rural Plays - Chapter 21. A Chase The Moving Picture Girls At Oak Farm: Queer Happenings While Taking Rural Plays - Chapter 21. A Chase

The Moving Picture Girls At Oak Farm: Queer Happenings While Taking Rural Plays - Chapter 21. A Chase
CHAPTER XXI. A CHASEThe unknown interloper pursued his usual tactics. That is, he turned and fled as soon as he saw Paul coming toward him. And he went surprisingly fast for a lame man. Alice was the first to notice this. "Look!" she cried. "That man limps hardly at all now." "That's so," agreed Ruth. "Perhaps he only did that as a disguise." "Excuse me!" called Russ. "I've got to get in on this chase," and he left the two girls, and ran after Paul, who had started ahead of him. "Oh, please be careful!"... Long Stories - Post by : rsagers - Author : Laura Lee Hope - Read : 2764

The Moving Picture Girls At Rocky Ranch: Great Days Among The Cowboys - Chapter 21. The Burning Grass The Moving Picture Girls At Rocky Ranch: Great Days Among The Cowboys - Chapter 21. The Burning Grass

The Moving Picture Girls At Rocky Ranch: Great Days Among The Cowboys - Chapter 21. The Burning Grass
CHAPTER XXI. THE BURNING GRASSThe announcement made by Russ caused considerable surprise, and, on the part of Mr. Pertell, dismay. "You don't mean that big reel--that important one which is a sort of key to all the rest--is missing; do you?" he asked. "That's it," replied Russ, ruefully. "It's clean gone!" "Maybe you didn't look carefully, or perhaps you put it in some other place than you thought." "I'm not in the habit of doing that with undeveloped film," replied the young operator. "If it was... Long Stories - Post by : wfelixb - Author : Laura Lee Hope - Read : 656