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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…

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 …

Cosmos: A Sketch of a Physical Description of The Universe: Introduction

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Alexander Von Humboldt


Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt was a Prussian geographer, naturalist, explorer, and influential proponent of romantic phi…

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 …

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…

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.…

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…

The British Army From Within

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E. Charles Vivian


This 1914 book gives a picture of the British Army structure and life in the early hours of World War I. Summary by david wales

Myths and Legends of the Mississippi Valley and the Great Lakes

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Katharine Berry Judson


It is a loss to American literature that so much of the legendary history of these Indian tribes has gone, beyond hope of recovery. Exquisit…

Juju

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Murray Leinster


A 1919 pulp-press tale of deepest darkest Africa. - Summary by david wales

Around The Campfire

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Sir Charles G. D. Roberts


Action and adventure short stories of men and animals in the wild. - Summary by David Wales

A Collection Of Stories, Reviews And Essays

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Willa Sibert Cather


Stories and essays by Willa Cather - Summary by david wales

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…

The Good Soldier; A Selection Of Soldiers' Letters, 1914-1918

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N. P. Dawson


“Here are boys, all sorts of boys: French, English, Italian, American… These are soldiers’ letters written home. But reading, one finds t…

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,…

Jim The Story Of A Backwoods Police Dog (And Other Stories)

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Sir Charles G. D. Roberts


Deputy Sheriff Tug Blackstock wanted a dog to help with his work. As for Jim, at first glance he might almost have been taken for a slim, y…

Contagion

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Katherine Maclean


Minos was such a lovely planet. Not a thing seemed wrong with it. Excepting the food, perhaps. And a disease that wasn't really. Originally…

Myths And Legends Of British North America

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Katharine Berry Judson


[The Native American] story tellers of the camp related, with dramatic gestures, stories of the Days of the Grandfathers, in the beginning o…

Tales Of The Royal Irish Constabulary

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Unknown


The Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC, simply called the Irish Constabulary 1836–67) was the armed police force of the United Kingdom in Ireland…

Jeremy

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Hugh Walpole


With affectionate humor, Mr. Walpole tells the story of Jeremy and his two sisters, Helen and Mary Cole, who grow up in Polchester, a quiet …

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