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Treasure Island (Version 4)

Read by Mark F. Smith


Robert Louis Stevenson


This is the extraordinary tale of a boy, Jim Hawkins, who comes into possession of Captain Flint's treasure map, after a buccaneer takes a r…

The Adventures of Pinocchio (version 2)

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Carlo Collodi


Do today's children still learn what a "marionette" is? The beloved story of Pinocchio may represent a last lingering picture of a…

The Blockade Runners

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Jules Verne


Writing at the end of the American Civil War, Verne weaves this story of a Scottish merchant who, in desperation at the interruption of the …

Uncle Remus

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Joel Chandler Harris


Many readers will already be familiar with Uncle Remus’ favorite animal characters – Br’er Rabbit and Br’er Fox among them – and some of…

The River War - An Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan

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Winston S. Churchill


When the self-proclaimed Mahdi (“Guided One”) gathered Islamic forces and kicked the Anglo-Egyptians out of the Sudan, he unleashed a backla…

The Pathfinder - The Inland Sea

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James Fenimore Cooper


Natty Bumppo goes by many names: La Longue Carabine, Hawk Eye, Leatherstocking, and in this tale, The Pathfinder. Guide, scout, hunter, and …

Sons and Lovers

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D. H. Lawrence


This intimate portrait of a coal-miner's family fastens on each member in turn: Walter Morel, the collier; Gertrude, his wife; and the child…

Give Me Liberty

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Patrick Henry


This speech was given March 23, 1775, at St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia, and is credited with having singlehandedly convinced the V…

Chancellorsville and Gettysburg

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Abner Doubleday


Abner Doubleday began the Civil War as a Union officer and aimed the first cannon shot in response to the bombardment opened on Ft. Sumter i…

The White Feather

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P. G. Wodehouse


Sheen, a member of Seymour's House at Wrykyn School, flees from an unexpected assault by town boys. His colleagues wade into the fight with …

The Memoirs of Colonel John S. Mosby

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John S. Mosby


This is not a work of fiction! These are the actual memoirs of a legendary leader of partisans who bedeviled the Union army for years, almos…

Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates

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Mary Mapes Dodge


Mary Mapes Dodge created an instant bestseller with "Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates." She wanted the book to be partly a book o…

Nights With Uncle Remus

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Joel Chandler Harris


That the little boy loved Uncle Remus and his stories was so obvious that the tale-spinning sessions began drawing additional listeners. Dad…

Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung

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Victor Appleton


The US Government is very smartly letting Tom Swift Jr. handle the recovery of its probe to Jupiter. But a mystery missile suddenly intercep…

The Gettysburg Address (version 3)

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Abraham Lincoln


The Dedication of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, in November, 1863, followed a few short months after the roiling, acrid clouds of gun…

Floor Games

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H. G. Wells


H.G. Wells had so much fun playing with his children on the floor of their playroom, he decided to write a jovial little book to inspire oth…

Twenty Years' Experience as a Ghost Hunter

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Elliott O'Donnell


After having a difficult time establishing a career as a novelist, O’Donnell discovered to his happy surprise that the reading public was ve…

The Prophet

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Kahlil Gibran


The prophet Al Mustafa, before leaving the city where he has been living twelve years, stops to address the people. They call out for his wo…

The First Battle of Bull Run

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Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard


General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard was one of the senior commanders of Southern forces during the Civil War. It was he who initiated …

The Point of Honor

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Joseph Conrad


Set during the Napoleonic Wars, this story features two French Hussar officers, D'Hubert and Feraud. Their quarrel over an initially minor i…

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