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A Doc Savage Adventure : The Munitions Master

By: Kenneth Robeson

NEW YORK is a city where many people have unusual occupations. There are, for example, individuals who make their living snipping at newspapers with a pair of scissors. These persons operate news-clipping agencies. Pay them a fee, and they will deliver to you clippings concerning yourself from all over the world—providing you are important enough to have had your name appear in all those newspapers. Clippings can be had concerning others, as well. Celebrities who like to...

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The Death of Pilate, Who Condemned Jesus

Excerpt: AND when Tiberius Caesar, the emperor of the Romans, was labouring under a grievous disease, and understanding that there was at Jerusalem a certain physician, Jesus by name, who by a single word cured all infirmities, he, not knowing that the Jews and Pilate had put Him to death, ordered a certain friend of his named Volusianus: Go as quickly as possible across the seas; and thou shalt tell Pilate, my servant and friend, to send me this physician, that he may r...

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Philistia

By: Grant Allen

Excerpt: Chapter 1. CHILDREN OF LIGHT. It was Sunday evening, and on Sundays Max Schurz, the chief of the London Socialists, always held his weekly receptions. That night his cosmopolitan refugee friends were all at liberty; his French disciples could pour in from the little lanes and courts in Soho, where, since the Commune, they had plied their peaceful trades as engravers, picture?framers, artists'?colourmen, models, pointers, and so forth?for most of them were hanger...

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The Chest of Chu Chan

By: Maxwell Grant

Excerpt: JARED SHEBLEY leaned back in his teak?wood chair and toyed with the Burmese katar. His crisp smile, slicing across his parchment face, would have suited an Oriental potentate more than a New York curio collector. Shebley?s surroundings were in keeping with his appearance. This was his curio room, the pride of his Manhattan penthouse. Its walls were adorned with tall, narrow tapestries, woven mostly in gold and silver, set alternately between the glass?fronted ca...

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Forbidden Gospels and Epistles, V1

By: David Widger

Preface: To uphold the right of private judgment, and our Christian liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free; to add fuel to the fire of investigation, and in the crucible of deep inquiry, melt from the gold of pure religion, the dross of man?s invention; to appeal from the erring tribunals of a fallible Priesthood, and restore to its original state the mutilated Testament of the Saviour; also to induce all earnest thinkers to search not a part, but the whole of the Sc...

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The White-Rose Wreath

By: Harriet Emma Burton

MADAM, Impressed with a deep and grateful sense of the honour conferred on me, I avail myself of your Majesty's most gracious permission, in the hope of obtaining that indulgence which can alone render these early Poems acceptable in your Majesty's sight. The sanction of so revered a name has encouraged me to make some addition to my first collection of fugitive poetry, already published under less favourable auspices...

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The Weird Violin

By: Anonymous

THE great Polish violinist, S—, was strolling aimlessly about the town, on a sunny, but cold afternoon, in November of a certain year. He was to play, at night, at one of the great concerts which made the town so musically famous, and, according to his usual custom he was observing passers-by, looking in shop windows, and thinking of anything rather than the approaching ordeal. Not that he was nervous, for none could be less so, but he came to his work all the fresher fo...

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Irenaeus against Heresies, Vol. 5

By: Irenaeus

PREFACE: IN the four preceding books, my very dear friend, which I put forth to thee, all the heretics have been exposed, and their doctrines brought to light, and these men refuted who have devised irreligious opinions. [I have accomplished this by adducing] something from the doctrine peculiar to each of these men, which they have left in their writings, as well as by using arguments of a more general nature, and applicable to them all. (1) Then I have pointed out the ...

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King Solomon's Mines

By: H. Rider Haggard

DEDICATION This faithful but unpretending record of a remarkable adventure is hereby respectfully dedicated by the narrator, ALLAN QUATERMAIN, to all the big and little boys who read it. PREPARER’S NOTE This was typed from a 1907 edition published by Cassell and Company, Limited.

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Spoils of the Shadow

By: Maxwell Grant

THE Southern States Limited was clicking northward across Virginia. Forty minutes out of Quantico, the fast train was nearing the end of its run. Passengers on the observation platform were moving into the car, in anticipation of the arrival at Washington. One person alone remained upon the platform. Tall, quiet in bearing, this passenger was gazing reflectively back along the tracks that seemed to sweep from beneath the speeding limited. In the fading light of late afte...

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Original Short Stories, Volume 5

By: Guy de Maupassant

George's father was sitting in an iron chair, watching his little son with concentrated affection and attention, as little George piled up the sand into heaps during one of their walks. He would take up the sand with both hands, make a mound of it, and put a chestnut leaf on top. His father saw no one but him in that public park full of people. The sun was just disappearing behind the roofs of the Rue Saint-Lazare, but still shed its rays obliquely on that little, overdr...

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Homo Sum

By: Georg Ebers

In the course of my labors preparatory to writing a history of the Sinaitic peninsula, the study of the first centuries of Christianity for a long time claimed my attention; and in the mass of martyrology, of ascetic writings, and of histories of saints and monks, which it was necessary to work through and sift for my strictly limited object, I came upon a narrative (in Cotelerius Ecclesiae Grecae Monumenta) which seemed to me peculiar and touching notwithstanding its im...

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Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms

By: Fa?Hien

Preface: Several times during my long residence in Hong Kong I endeavoured to read through the ?Narrative of Fa?hien;? but though interested with the graphic details of much of the work, its columns bristled so constantly ? now with his phonetic representations of Sanskrit words, and now with his substitution for them of their meanings in Chinese characters, and I was, moreover, so much occupied with my own special labours on the Confucian Classics, that my success was f...

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The Last Day of Windsor Forest

By: Thomas Love Peacock

MANY of my younger, and some of my maturer years, were passed on the borders of Windsor Forest. I was early given to long walks and rural explorations, and there was scarcely a spot of the Park or the Forest, with which I was not intimately acquainted. There were two very different scenes, to which I was especially attached: Virginia Water, and a dell near Winkfield plain.

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Confessio Amantis, Or Tales of the Seven Deadly Sins

By: John Gower

Excerpt: Prologus Torpor, ebes sensus, scola parua labor minimusque Causant quo minimus ipse minora canam: Qua tamen Engisti lingua canit Insula Bruti Anglica Carmente metra iuuante loquar. Ossibus ergo carens que conterit ossa loquelis Absit, et interpres stet procul oro malus. Of hem that writen ous tofore The bokes duelle, and we therfore Ben tawht of that was write tho: Forthi good is that we also In oure tyme among ous hiere Do wryte of newe som matiere, Essampled o...

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A Doc Savage Adventure : The Green Eagle

By: Kenneth Robeson

IT came as soon as he saw Lisbon. The feeling of being afraid. There had been fog, a slate-colored depressing fog around the Clipper during the last five hundred miles of flying; and the plane popped out of it suddenly into bright sunlight. And there directly below was their destination, Lisbon, the westernmost of Europe's capitals. With its white houses and colored tile roofs and parks and gardens, fronting on the Rada de Lisboa. With its eleven-by-seven mile lake made ...

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Beauty and the Beast, And Tales from Home

By: J. Bayard Taylor

Excerpt: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. A STORY OF OLD RUSSIA. I. We are about to relate a story of mingled fact and fancy. The facts are borrowed from the Russian author, Petjerski; the fancy is our own. Our task will chiefly be to soften the outlines of incidents almost too sharp and rugged for literary use, to supply them with the necessary coloring and sentiment, and to give a coherent and proportioned shape to the irregular fragments of an old chronicle. We know something, f...

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Rio Grande's Last Race, And Other Verses

By: Andrew Barton Paterson

Now this was what Macpherson told -- While waiting in the stand; -- A reckless rider, over-bold, -- The only man with hands to hold -- The rushing Rio Grande.

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The Lady of Blossholme

By: H. Rider Haggard

Excerpt: Chapter 1. SIR JOHN FOTERELL Who that has ever seen them can forget the ruins of Blossholme Abbey, set upon their mount between the great waters of the tidal estuary to the north, the rich lands and grazing marshes that, backed with woods, border it east and south, and to the west by the rolling uplands, merging at last into purple moor, and, far away, the sombre eternal hills! Probably the scene has not changed very much since the days of Henry VIII, when those...

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The Servant Problem : Translated and Adapted from Crispin, Rival o...

By: Alain Rene Lesage

Excerpt: Worthy Ah, there you are, jackass! Bendish Let?s speak without intruding personalities! Worthy You scoundrel!

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