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Musings of a Chinese Mystic: Selections from the Philosophy of Chuang Tzu

Read by Scotty Smith

Lionel Giles

If Lao Tzu then had revolted against the growing artificiality of life in his day, a return to nature must have seemed doubly imperative to …

Gunsight Pass: How Oil Came to the Cattle Country and Brought a New West

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William Macleod Raine

Dave Sanders, a young Arizona cowboy, is a classic western hero: honest, brave, intelligent and caring. This is a story of how he navigates …

The Cartels Jungle

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Irving E. Cox, Jr.

In most ideally conceived Utopias the world as it exists is depicted as a mushrooming horror of maladjustment, cruelty and crime. In this st…

The Whispering Eye, A Black Hood Novel

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G. T. Fleming-Roberts

Hunted by the police ... framed for robbery and murder by the Eye, master fiend and vicious ruler of the underworld ... loathed by Barbara S…

The Nursery ''Alice''

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Lewis Carroll

A shortened version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland . . . adapted by the author himself for children "from nought to five". . …

Eureka: A Prose Poem

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Edgar Allan Poe

Eureka is Poe's attempt at explaining the universe, using his general proposition "Because Nothing was, therefore All Things are".…

Baled Hay: A Drier Book than Walt Whitman's ''Leaves o' Grass''

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Bill Nye

There can really be no excuse for this last book of trite and beautiful sayings. I do not attempt, in any way, to palliate this great wrong.…

Shorty McCabe

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Sewell Ford

Yes, it's been a couple of years since I quit the ring. . . . I slid into a quiet corner for a month or so, and then I dropped into the only…

The Incubator Baby

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Ellis Parker Butler

Marjorie Fielding is born premature and spends her first months of life in an incubator. Her mother is a modern, broad-minded woman eschewin…

INVICTUS - by William Ernest Henley

In It Can Be Done

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This book contains many poems of inspiration, joy and hope. Just the thing to encourage our spirits and strengthen our backbone when troubl…

Sun Shadows - Read by SWS

In Sun Shadows

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Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Ella Wheeler Wilcox was an American author and poet. Her best-known work was Poems of Passion. This Weekly Poem is taken from her collection…

The Bear's Bad Bargain

In A Book of Fairy-Tale Bears

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Clifton Johnson

Bears make an appearance in so many fairy tales and fables, it is difficult to imagine a fairy-tale world without them. However, in most of …

Tigre the Goatherd - A Dog of the Sierra Nevadas

In Dog Heroes of Many Lands

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Sarah Noble Ives

Dogs are great, everyone knows that. And they can be heroes, too! This book brings together eleven dogs from around the world who have prove…

Up the cataracts of the Nile (1875), by Charles Dudley Warner

In The World’s Story Volume III: Egypt, Africa and Arabia

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Eva March Tappan

This is the third volume of the 15-volume series of The World’s Story: a history of the World in story, song and art, edited by Eva March Ta…

'Show Me'

In Humorous Poems

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Ignatius Brennan

This is a collection of fun poems by West Virginia poet M. Ignatius Brennan. In his poems, the poet makes fun of the people in his surroundi…

California Poppies

In Birds and Nature, Vol. XI, No 2, February 1902

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"Birds and Nature" was a monthly publication of the Nature Study Publishing Company of Chicago. It includes short poems, anecdotes…