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A Narrative of the Life of Rev. Noah Davis, A Colored Man

Read by Bryan Ness


Noah Davis


The object of the writer, in preparing this account of himself, is toRAISE SUFFICIENT MEANS TO FREE HIS LAST TWO CHILDREN FROM SLAVERY.Havin…

One Third Off

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Irvin S. Cobb


Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb (June 23, 1876–March 11, 1944) was an American author, humorist, and columnist who lived in New York and wrote over 60…

Young Adventure, A Book of Poems

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Stephen Vincent Benét


Stephen Vincent Benét (July 22, 1898 – March 13, 1943) was an American author, poet, short story writer and novelist. He is best know…

Chapter 2: Adam, Part 5

In The Legends of the Jews, Volume 1

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Louis Ginzberg


Rabbi Louis Ginzberg was one of the outstanding Talmudists of the twentieth century. He was born on November 28, 1873, in Kovno, Lithuania; …

On English Composition and Other Matters

In Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 001

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Samuel Butler


A collection of ten short essays or other short nonfiction works in the public domain read by LibriVox volunteers.

Cliffs and Terraces

In Canyons of the Colorado

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John Wesley Powell


John Wesley Powell was a pioneer American explorer, ethnologist, and geologist in the 19th Century. In 1869 he set out to explore the Colora…

THE WATCHMAN OF THE OLD ORCHARD: The Kingbird and the Great Crested Flycatcher.

In The Burgess Bird Book for Children

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Thornton W. Burgess


The Burgess Bird Book for Children is a zoology book written in the form of a story featuring Peter Rabbit. Peter learns from his friend Je…

The Banded Epeira

In The Life of the Spider

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J. Henri Fabre and Jean-Henri Fabre


Jean-Henri Casimir Fabre was a French entomologist and author. He was born in St. Léons in Aveyron, France. Fabre was largely an auto…