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Borrowed Scenes

In Danger! and Other Stories

Read by Josh Kirsh


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


This is a volume of short stories by the famous Arthur Conan Doyle. - Summary by Carolin

Shut Out

In The Talking Horse And Other Stories

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F. Anstey


A collection of short stories by famed humorist and Punch magazine staff member, F. Anstey, pseudonym for Thomas Anstey Guthrie. They range …

Chapter 1 - The Jews

In The History of Prostitution

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William Sanger


Common sense asks for a full investigation of all the evils attending prostitution. In the every-day affairs of life, any man who feels the …

A Valentine (Sent to a friend..) - Read by JK

In A Valentine

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Lewis Carroll


This poem is taken from Phantasmagoria and Other Poems by Lewis Carroll. (Summary by David Lawrence)

Part 2 Chapter 3

In Tom Petrie's reminiscences of early Queensland (dating from 1837). Recorded by …

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Constance Campbell Petrie and Thomas Petrie


Tom Petrie (1831-1910), explorer and grazier, arrived in the then convict settlement of Moreton Bay in 1837. His reminiscences of what was t…

The Queen's Rival

In The Golden Threshold

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Sarojini Naidu


Sarojini Naidu was a remarkable woman. Known as the Nightingale of India, she started writing at the age of thirteen and throughout her life…

Fourth Book: Poems 256-258

In The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Pieces In the English Language

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Francis T. Palgrave


Palgrave's principal contribution to the development of literary taste was contained in his Golden Treasury of English Songs and Lyrics (186…

The Ships that Won't Go Down - Read by JK

In The Ships that Won't Go Down

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Henry Lawson


Henry Lawson was an Australian writer and poet. Along with his contemporary Banjo Paterson, Lawson is among the best-known Australian poets …

The School of Life

In The Calendar and Other Verses

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Irving Sydney Dix


Written by poet Irving Sydney Dix in 1913 for "evidence of my love for and interest in the greatest of all the arts," this little …

Twilight Voices - Read by JK

In Twilight Voices

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William Allingham


William Allingham was an Irish poet, diarist and editor, who wrote several volumes of lyric verse. (Summary by David Lawrence)

Chapter 6

In A Half Century of Conflict

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Francis Parkman, Jr.


Francis Parkman (1823-1893) is one of the great nineteenth century United States historians along with William Prescott, John Lothrop Motley…

Chapter XIII - Victory of the Americans over Burgoyne at Saratoga, AD 1777 - Pa…

In The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World

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Sir Edward Shepherd Creasy


This work is Edward Creasy's best known fundamental work of history. It describes in detail 15 battles of world history, beginning with the …

Chapter V. The Kosher Problem

In With the Judæans in the Palestine Campaign

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John Henry Patterson


From the Preface: The formation of a Battalion of Jews for service in the British Army is an event without precedent in our annals, and the …