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The Enchanted Castle

Read by Peter Eastman


E. Nesbit


Three children, forced to remain at school during the holidays, go in search of adventure. What they find is a magic castle straight out of …

The Passionate Friends

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H. G. Wells


H. G. Wells is best known for his science fiction, but some of his greatest works were in other genres. The Passionate Friends is a love sto…

Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

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J. M. Barrie


When he is seven days old, Peter Pan flies away from his mother (forgetting that he is no longer a bird and therefore cannot fly), comes to …

The Legion of Lazarus

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Edmond Hamilton


Those convicted of the most heinous crimes are sentenced to the Humane Penalty: they are ejected from the airlock of a ship, to freeze in th…

The Windy Hill

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Cornelia Meigs


When two children come to stay with their cousin, they immediately realize something is wrong, but no one will tell them what. Their cousin …

This Is the End

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Stella Benson


Some books have plots that drive relentlessly toward a conclusion. Others, like "This Is The End", just meander. It is the story o…

Status Quo

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Dallas Mccord Reynolds


Larry Woolford is a government agent, tasked with investigating subversive activity. He does everything an ambitious young man should do if…

Mr. Britling Sees It Through

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H. G. Wells


"Mr. Britling Sees It Through" is H. G. Wells' attempt to make sense of World War I. It begins with a lighthearted account of an …

The Blue Cat of Castle Town

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Catherine Cate Coblentz


"The mother cat had been quite upset when she first saw the blue kitten. She had looked fearfully then toward the river. For, like all …

Breaking Point

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James Edwin Gunn


Machines are infallible. Humans are not. The crew of The Ambassador knew their ship could not possibly fail, but what of themselves? And how…

In Search of the Unknown

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Robert W. Chambers


Robert Chambers was a contemporary of Lovecraft, and this book consists of "weird supernatural tales" in a somewhat similar manner…

I Am A Cat (excerpt)

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Sōseki Natsume


These are the first two chapters of Natsume Sōseki's masterpiece, "I Am A Cat" (Wagahai wa Neko de Aru). It is recognized as a lan…

The Short Life

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Francis Donovan


At two years old, Timmy was an imbecile, incapable of talking or controlling his own body. At four years old, he abruptly stood up and bega…

Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard

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Eleanor Farjeon


The wandering minstrel Martin Pippin finds a lovelorn ploughman who begs him to visit the orchard where his beloved has been locked in the w…

The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft

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George Gissing


This novel consists of selections from the diary of an author, starting soon after his retirement and continuing until just before his death…

Mary Writes (parts 1-3)

In The Passionate Friends

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H. G. Wells


H. G. Wells is best known for his science fiction, but some of his greatest works were in other genres. The Passionate Friends is a love sto…

Part 11

In This Is the End

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Stella Benson


Some books have plots that drive relentlessly toward a conclusion. Others, like "This Is The End", just meander. It is the story o…

In The Web of The Ineffective (sections 16-20)

In Mr. Britling Sees It Through

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H. G. Wells


"Mr. Britling Sees It Through" is H. G. Wells' attempt to make sense of World War I. It begins with a lighthearted account of an …

Part 12

In This Is the End

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Stella Benson


Some books have plots that drive relentlessly toward a conclusion. Others, like "This Is The End", just meander. It is the story o…

In The Web of The Ineffective (section 15)

In Mr. Britling Sees It Through

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H. G. Wells


"Mr. Britling Sees It Through" is H. G. Wells' attempt to make sense of World War I. It begins with a lighthearted account of an …

In The Web of The Ineffective (sections 12-14)

In Mr. Britling Sees It Through

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H. G. Wells


"Mr. Britling Sees It Through" is H. G. Wells' attempt to make sense of World War I. It begins with a lighthearted account of an …

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