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Over The Plum Pudding

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John Kendrick Bangs


Great Caesar’s ghost and shades of A Christmas Carol! Stories – some ghostly, some Christmas, some humorous, some all three -- twelve of the…

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Herbert Francis Peyser


Mozart’s earthly career was so poignantly short yet so filled with incalculable achievement that the author of this booklet finds himself co…

A Soldier Of The Legion;An Englishman's Adventures Under The French Flag in Alg…

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George Manington


An educated gentleman, Mr Manington has given an insight into the unusual experiences of an Englishman in the French Foreign Legion, such as…

St Andrews Ghost Stories

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William Thomas Linskill


Seventeen ghost stories (fourth edition published 1921) centered around the ruined medieval cathedral of Saint Andrew in the Scots city of t…

Sherman’s Recollections of California, 1846-1848, 1855-1857, from his Memoirs

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William Tecumseh Sherman


This librivox recording comprises three chapters from American Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman’s Memoirs. The chapters deal with…

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

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Edward Everett Hale


This is a collection of ten Christmas Stories, some of which have been published before. I have added a little essay, written on the occasio…

Myths And Legends Of The Great Plains (version 2)

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Katharine Berry Judson


Here, amidst the vast sweep of the plains which stretch away to the horizon on every side, boundless, limitless, endless, lived the plains I…

The Boy Scout And Other Stories For Boys

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Richard Harding Davis


RICHARD HARDING DAVIS, as a friend and fellow author has written of him, was “youth incarnate,” and there is probably nothing that he wrote …

Famous Assassinations Of History

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Francis Johnson


It has been the object of the writer to make each of these “famous assassinations” the central scene of a picture in which the political, re…

Barry Blake Of The Flying Fortress

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Gaylord Dubois


Gaylord DuBois wrote juvenile literature for decades. This is a boys' adventure story about serving in the American World War II flying cor…

The Dwarf's Chamber And Other Stories

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Fergus Hume


Short Stories by Fergus Hume (1859 – 1932), a prolific English novelist. - Summary by wikipedia

Owen Wingrave

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Henry James


A young man of good family with a long distinguished military tradition indicates that he will not follow his ancestors' path into the army.…

Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions Together With Death's Duel

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John Donne


Devotions upon Emergent Occasions is a 1624 prose work by the English theologian and writer John Donne, Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral in Lond…

John Sherman and Dhoya

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William Butler Yeats


In 1891, Yeats published "John Sherman", a novella, and "Dhoya", a Celtic mythologic story. Ganconagh, Yeats’s nom de pl…

Visits To The Dead In The Catacombs Of Rome

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George Washington Greene


This essay of a cultured observer, for many years United States consul in Rome, appeared in Harper's New Monthly Magazine, vol 10, issue 59,…

Dog Ghosts

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Elliott O'Donnell


Stories in which ghosts of dogs figure. This is chapter 2, Apparitions Of Dogs, of the book Animal Ghosts Or, Animal Hauntings and the Here…

Youth and the Bright Medusa, and The Troll Garden

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Willa Sibert Cather


Youth And The Bright Medusa comprises eight short stories published in 1920. Four of them (The Sculptor’s Funeral; A Death In The Desert; A …

Stories From Wagner

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J. Walker McSpadden


Eleven stories of eleven operas by Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold. Die Walküre. Siegfried. Götterdämmerung. Parsifal. Lohengrin. Ta…

Old Testament Legends Being Stories Out Of Some Of The Less-Known Apocryphal Bo…

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M. R. James


M R James was a well regarded English scholar who studied the medieval period (he also wrote great ghost stories!). Apocryphal books are a…

The Last Three Soldiers

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William Henry Shelton


What if the Confederacy had won the American Civil War? It’s July 1864 and three oh-so-young Union troopers are assigned to a mountaintop in…

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