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Rick and Ruddy

Read by Allyson Hester


Howard R. Garis


This delightful story is full of ups and downs involving a young boy and his dog, "a gift from the sea". The adventures range from…

Stories of Animal Sagacity

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William Henry Giles Kingston


300+ short stories of how smart and savvy various individual animals have been seen to be, and in most cases a little moral is drawn from th…

Uncle Joe's Stories

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Edward Knatchbull-Hugesson


This is an entertaining collection of varying stories recounted as only a master storyteller could deliver them. (Summary by Allyson Hester)

First Love and Other Fascinating Stories about Spanish Life

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Pedro Antonio De Alarcón Y Ariza


This is a collection of humorous short stories bound to entertain and make readers chuckle!

Walking (Version 2)

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Henry David Thoreau


This was originally titled "The Wild" and is a lecture given by Thoreau in 1851 at the Concord lyceum. "Walking" is an e…

Chapter 9

In Maggie: A Girl of the Streets

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Stephen Crane


Stephen Crane's first novel, Maggie: A Girl of the Streets has been called "the first dark flower of American Naturalism" for its …

Preface, intro, and chapter 1

In Cocoa and Chocolate

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Arthur W. Knapp and Arthur William Knapp


As that heavenly bit of chocolate melts in our mouths, we give little thought as to where it came from, the arduous work that went in to its…

Chapters 1 and 2

In Beautiful Joe

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Marshall Saunders


Beautiful Joe is a real dog, and "Beautiful Joe" is his real name. He belonged during the first part of his life to a cruel master…

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