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Invention And Discovery: Curious Facts And Characteristic Sketches

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Unknown


"In this little volume are brought together a number of sketches and memoranda, illustrating the history of discovery, and the lives an…

The Madman: His Parables And Poems and The Forerunner: His Parables And Poems

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Kahlil Gibran


Two short books by the Lebanese-American writer, poet, and mystic. Reflections on existence and life, purpose and meaning. His most famous w…

Old Testament Legends Being Stories Out Of Some Of The Less-Known Apocryphal Bo…

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M. R. James


M R James was a well regarded English scholar who studied the medieval period (he also wrote great ghost stories!). Apocryphal books are a…

A Christmas When The West Was Young

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Cyrus Townsend Brady


Babies, new life, a bitter winter blizzard, death circling. How will it all end? (David Wales)

Captain William Kidd And Others Of The Buccaneers

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John Stevens Cabot Abbott


Pirate stories galore! Pirate life was not always what it seemed from the outside. - Summary by david wales

Henry Wirz, Commander of Andersonville Confederate Prison: Trial and Execution

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United States Army Staff Judge Advocate


Henry Wirz (November 25, 1823 – November 10, 1865) was the only Confederate soldier tried after the end of the American Civi War. He was tri…

Ghosts And Family Legends; A Volume For Christmas

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Catherine Crowe


Fifteen ghost stories to hear around the Yule log. "It happened that I spent the last winter in a large country mansion, in the north o…

A Changed Man And Other Tales

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Thomas Hardy


Eleven short stories. - Summary by david wales

Christmas With Lucy Maud Montgomery: A Selection Of Stories

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Lucy Maud Montgomery


This work is a selection of Christmas stories (or sometimes chapters) of Lucy Maud Montgomery from different sources and different times. Th…

Members of the Family

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Owen Wister


Members of the Family is a collection of eight short stories about people in the Wyoming Territory in the late 19th and early 20th centuries…

Famous Assassinations Of History

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Francis Johnson


It has been the object of the writer to make each of these “famous assassinations” the central scene of a picture in which the political, re…

Just Sweethearts; A Christmas Love Story

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Harry Stillwell Edwards


“Clearly he was one of those rare beings who can radiate energy standing still and convey the impression of impetuous force without motion, …

Pioneer Life Among The Loyalists In Upper Canada

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Walter Stevens Herrington


What became of the citizens who remained loyal to the Crown when the thirteen British colonies rebelled against England – and won! These Lo…

St Andrews Ghost Stories

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William Thomas Linskill


Seventeen ghost stories (fourth edition published 1921) centered around the ruined medieval cathedral of Saint Andrew in the Scots city of t…

The Flint Heart

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Eden Phillpotts


The flint heart is a stone of heart shape, forged in prehistoric times, that changes whoever owns it into a wicked person. The story of the …

Abaft The Funnel

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Rudyard Kipling


"Men in pajamas sitting abaft the funnel and swapping lies of the purple seas." Thirty one early short stories by the master story…

The Jimmyjohn Boss and Other Stories

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Owen Wister


This is the fifth published book of Owen Wister, author of the archetypical Western novel, The Virginian. Published in 1900, it comprises ei…

Christmas Stories From 'Household Words' And 'All The Year Round'

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Charles Dickens


Twenty stories originally published in the Christmas editions of the magazines “Household Words” and “All The Year Round”. Some of the stori…

Poison Romance And Poison Mysteries

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Charles John Samuel Thompson


A writer and physician, Charles John Samuel Thompson wrote several works on poisons which are still consulted today. He is especially infor…

Yellowstone National Park: Six Early Pieces

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Various


Lost in the wilderness of The Yellowstone for over a month, nearly dying of starvation and wild animal attack, despairing of ever finding hi…

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