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The whimsical, sometimes melancholy stories, which often use nonsense language, were originally created for his own daughters. Gim...me the Ax decided to let his children name themselves. "The first words they speak as soon as they learn to make words shall be their names," he said. "They shall name themselves." When the first boy came to the house of Gimme the Ax, he was named Please Gimme. When the first girl came she was named Ax Me No Questions. And both of the children had the shadows of valleys by night in their eyes and the lights of early morning, when the sun is coming up, on their foreheads. And the hair on top of their heads was a dark wild grass. And they loved to turn the doorknobs, open the doors, and run out to have the wind comb their hair and touch their eyes and put its six soft fingers on their foreheads. read more

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Peter Rabbit of the Brier-patch is full of mischief today -- and hopes to pull a little prank on Jimmy Skunk and Reddy Fox. But ma...ybe you know the rhyme: "When Jimmy Skunk is angry Then everyone watch out! It's better far at such a time To be nowhere about! read more

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The volume begins with an historical overview written by Baum himself, in which he notes that the first use of the name "Mother Go...ose" was by the great French author of fantasies, Charles Perrault -- the inventor of Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella and Puss in Boots. Each tale begins with the nursery rhyme, and then a tale that illustrates the rhyme follows -- told in Baum's charming, natural fashion. Mother Goose in Prose is a delight for children of all ages. The book's last selection features a girl named Dorothy who can talk to animals — an anticipation of the Oz books. When Baum later included this story in his Juvenile Speaker (1910) and The Snuggle Tales (1916–17), he changed the girl's name to Doris, to avoid confusing her with Dorothy Gale. read more

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Written in 1906, BEFORE ADAM is a bit of a departure from London's other novels. Still an adventure novel, this one revolves aroun...d the dreams of a young boy, dreams that involve racial memories and the knowledge of his prior existence as a manlike creature named Big Tooth living in prehistoric times. "These are our ancestors, and their history is our history. Remember that as surely as we one day swung down out of the trees and walked upright, just as surely, on a far earlier day, did we crawl up out of the sea and achieve our first adventure on land." read more

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The adventure continues with Princess Irene and Curdie a year or two older. They must overthrow a set of corrupt ministers who are... poisoning Irene's father, the king. Irene's grandmother also reappears and gives Curdie a strange gift. A monster called Lina aids his quest. In the years since the end of The Princess and the Goblin, Curdie has managed to convince himself that the supernatural events of that tale were products of his wild imagination. But then events draw him back to Grandmother -- that is, Mother Wotherwop, Princess Irene's great-great-great-grandmother, the Lady of the Silver Moon -- and Curdie regains his innocence and his faith. The Lady sends him on a quest to help the king and princess confound their enemies -- and save the kingdom! read more

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For the past eight years now -- ever since the true story of The Scarlet Pimpernel was put on record by the present author -- thes...e gentle, kind, inquisitive friends have asked me to trace their descent back to an ancestor more remote than was Sir Percy. Strangely enough his history has never been written before. it is to the man himself -- to the memory of him which is so alive here in Haarlem -- that I am indebted for the true history of his life, and therefore I feel that but little apology is needed for placing the true facts before all those who have known him hitherto only by his picture, who have loved him only for what they guessed. The monograph which I now present with but few additions of minor details, goes to prove what I myself had known long ago, namely, that the Laughing Cavalier who sat to Frans Hals for his portrait in 1624 was the direct ancestor of Sir Percy Blakeney, known to history as the Scarlet Pimpernel. So it must also come from those members of the Blakeney family in whose veins runs the blood of that Sir Percy Blakeney -- who is known to history as the Scarlet Pimpernel -- for they in a manner are responsible for the telling of this veracious chronicle. read more

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Young Princess Irene, sent away to the country to be raised in a place nestled into the side of a mountain that's half farmhouse a...nd half castle, has stumbled into a conspiracy -- of Goblins! Really, Goblins! Their evil plot threatens the king and his palace and of course Irene and her friend and her great-great-grandmother (who is a witch, just for good measure). This book has been famous fun for generations, and you ought to come see why. Highly recommended. Jeffrey Holdaway, in the New Zealand Art Monthly, said that both books start out as "normal fairytales but slowly become stranger", and that they contain layers of symbolism similar to that of Lewis Carroll's work. read more

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Little Women and Good Wives introduced Jo March as a fifteen-year-old tomboy. Little Men found her married, and running a school f...or boys. Jo's Boys opens ten years later and the boys are young men with careers and not-such-little women to discover. Nat, who could play the fiddle, is a violinist; Dan still gets into trouble. The story catches up with all the "little men" -- and Jo, as well. Sections of Jo's Boys follow the travels of former students who have deep emotional ties to Plumfield and the Bhaers. Professor Bhaer's nephew Emil is now a sailor, and takes off on his first voyage as second mate. Dan seeks his fortune in the West and ends up in jail. Nat begins a musical career in Europe that takes him away from Daisy. Alcott tips her hand here: Jo is a version of the author herself. Jo's writing brings her "gold and glory." Fame is a fleeting nuisance, she learns, but the money allows her to do the most she can for the people around her. Alcott even steps in front of the curtain to wonder if the story shouldn't end with something huge -- "melodramatic" -- an earthquake! But, no, it ends the way it should. And as readers continue to find new delights in Jo's story, it never ends at all. read more

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In the years since the end of The Princess and the Goblin, Curdie has managed to convince himself that the supernatural events of ...that tale were products of his wild imagination. But then events draw him back to Grandmother -- that is, Mother Wotherwop, Princess Irene's great-great-great-grandmother, the Lady of the Silver Moon -- and Curdie regains his innocence and his faith. The Lady sends him on a quest to help the king and princess confound their enemies -- and save the kingdom! read more

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One day Bowser the Hound found the fresh trail of Old Man Coyote and made up his mind that he would run down Old Man Coyote if he ...had to run his legs off to do it. You know there is nothing in the world Bowser enjoys quite so much as to hunt someone who will give him a long, hard run. Any time he will go without eating for the pleasure of chasing Reddy or Granny Fox, or Old Man Coyote. Old Man Coyote was annoyed. He was and he wasn't afraid of Bowser the Hound. That is to say he was afraid to fight Bowser, but he wasn't afraid to be hunted by Bowser, because he was so sure that he was smart enough to get away from Bowser. If Bowser had appeared at almost any other time Old Man Coyote wouldn't have been so annoyed. But to have Bowser appear just then made him angry clear through. You see, he had just started out to get his dinner. . . . read more

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Out in the woods lives a happy rabbit gentleman named Uncle Wiggily Longears. As fond of fun as a kitten, he goes out to play when...ever the young ones come visiting.One chilly, wintry day he leaves his cozy bungalow and puts on his mittens to go for a ride in his wonderful airship -- and once aloft meets with a big surprise: for he sees a great white gander flying toward him -- with Mother Goose riding on back!Uncle Wiggily faces a host of new adventures -- and finds a wealth of new friends to enjoy them with. Little Bo Peep, Jack Horner, Simple Simon, Miss Muffett, and Old King Cole are just a few of the nursery-rhyme characters the happy rabbit gentleman is to meet! read more

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Blessed with quiet but keen dark eyes and a complexion given a white-rose tinge by the fresh Scottish air, Maggie MacLean has grow...n to learn and love the trade of her father, the village's soutar, or shoemaker.A friend of her childhood has returned, she learns -- James Blatherwick, home from Edinburgh, where he was a divinity student. Yet the proud young man speaking so ably from the pulpit has a secret -- one he almost conceals from himself.Then an even stranger arrival startles her, when she stumbles upon the crying bairn -- a baby, abandoned upon the moor. read more

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Nearly everyone is familiar with the story of Dorothy from Kansas, and her little dog Toto. This is Dorothy's original adventure i...n Oz, when she's carried away from her Kansas farm by the fateful tornado. Together with her friends the Tin Woodsman, the Cowardly Lion, and the Scarecrow, Dorothy overcomes the Wicked Witch of the West, and befriends the amazing and wonderful Wizard of Oz. Those familiar only with the movie will find many more adventures in this book -- adding to the delight and wonder. First published in 1900, L. Frank Baum's classic children's tale is one of the world's most beloved, enduring fantasy classics -- and, perhaps not as recognized as it ought to be for establishing a new, wholly-American sort of mythology. read more

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Time has brought changes to the March household -- home of the girls Jo, Amy, Beth and Meg, introduced in Louisa May Alcott's clas...sic novel Little Women. Having returned safely from war, Mr. March has become a trusted and beloved minister in the local parish. Home, too, is young John Brooke, whose plans for a shared life with Meg, however modest and poor that life may turn out to be, make the eldest March girl think herself the happiest soul in Christendom. The young lovers will live in a charming little house dubbed "The Dovecote," with its front lawn the size of a handkerchief. Life promises adventures and fulfillment for the other March girls, as well -- for not only are their talents developing, but they are growing older and more accomplished in the complicated matter of living their own lives. Tomboyish Jo's curly crop is lengthening into long coils, and she is learning to carry herself with ease -- if not quite with grace. Beth has grown slender, pale, and more quiet than ever, with beautiful eyes brimming with kindness. And Amy, the flower of the family, at sixteen already has the air and bearing of a full-gown woman, and exerts an indescribable charm -- especially on young men. read more

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The hero of the sun-drenched hours, he looks godlike with his golden hair aglow in the sun as he hunts the wild beasts of field an...d wood. Yet as the light flees at the onset of evening, his self-assurance and bravado fade with the light . . . and he finds himself beset by terrors he cannot reign. Then he discovers solace, in that terrifying night -- for within the depths of his fears he encounters a strange, beautiful creature who offers him comfort -- a girl, who is as much a creature of the dark hours as he is of sunlit days. Watching over both their lives is red-haired witch Watho -- who with guilt and malice in her heart first cares for the two youths -- then jealously plots their destruction! read more

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"Men are strange creatures! I think I'll hunt one some day just to teach him a lesson," says Lightfoot the Deer to his new friend,... Peter Rabbit. Lightfoot is glad of all the animal friends he meets in the Green Forest -- especially Paddy the Beaver, who saves him from harm. But what about these men? There's that strange one -- the farmer. Should Lightfoot trust this man -- when a second one is stalking him with a terrible gun? read more

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The girl sits up, puts her hands nonchalantly in her pockets, and begins to whistle. "Oh, don't, Jo," says Amy. "It's so boyish!" ..."Well, that's why I do it," says Jo. "I detest rude, unladylike girls!" "And I hate affected, niminy-piminy chits!" Even though the March girls Jo, Amy, Beth and Meg disagree about plenty of matters, on plenty of occasions, the four make up the core of a cheerful, happy household . . . at least as happy as can be expected, given the fact that father is far away from home, fighting in the war -- perhaps never to return! -- while mother is saying they should not have the pleasure of Christmas presents . . . not this year, when so many are suffering, and so many are in danger of losing their lives! read more

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Work, work all the night While the stars are shining bright; Work, work all the day -- I've got no time to play!Everyone is curiou...s! Farmer Brown's boy cannot figure it out. Then Peter Rabbit and Jerry Muskrat set their minds to the problem and try to wrestle it to the ground. What is happening in the peaceful meadow where the stream flowed so quietly before -- and what does Paddy Beaver have to do with it?Thornton W. Burgess, famous for his tales of "the lesser folk in fur and feathers," first entertained young readers in the 1910s . . . and his books have kept doing so, decade after decade, down to the present day. read more

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"Ha! Hum!" said Dr. Possum, again looking very wise. "You need a change of air! You must travel about. Go on a journey, get out an...d see strange birds, and pick the pretty flowers. You don't get exercise enough." "Exercise enough!" cried Uncle Wiggily. "Why, my goodness me sakes alive and a bunch of lilacs! Don't I play checkers almost every night with Grandfather Goosey Gander?" But the old rabbit gentleman took the doctor's advice -- and what did he do first but leap right into a bear's den of dangers! read more

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Hurry, hurry, hurry! Jimmy Skunk, startled by the sight of the hurrying, scurrying Mr. Toad, asks what the matter is! "I've busine...ss to attend to at the Smiling Pool! And I'm late as it is!" What business can Mr. Toad have at Smiling Pool? And how does Mr. Toad frighten fleet-footed Peter Rabbit himself? read more

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Out in the woods lives a happy rabbit gentleman named Uncle Wiggily Longears. As fond of fun as a kitten, he goes out to play when...ever the young ones come visiting.One chilly, wintry day he leaves his cozy bungalow and puts on his mittens to go for a ride in his wonderful airship -- and once aloft meets with a big surprise: for he sees a great white gander flying toward him -- with Mother Goose riding on back!Uncle Wiggily faces a host of new adventures -- and finds a wealth of new friends to enjoy them with. Little Bo Peep, Jack Horner, Simple Simon, Miss Muffett, and Old King Cole are just a few of the nursery-rhyme characters the happy rabbit gentleman is to meet! read more

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Work, work all the night While the stars are shining bright; Work, work all the day -- I've got no time to play! Everyone is curio...us! Farmer Brown's boy cannot figure it out. Then Peter Rabbit and Jerry Muskrat set their minds to the problem and try to wrestle it to the ground. What is happening in the peaceful meadow where the stream flowed so quietly before -- and what does Paddy Beaver have to do with it? Thornton W. Burgess, famous for his tales of "the lesser folk in fur and feathers," first entertained young readers in the 1910s . . . and his books have kept doing so, decade after decade, down to the present day. read more

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In The Quest of the Sacred Slipper, terror comes to Britain when a self-centered archeologist unearths one of Islam's holiest reli...cs -- the sacred slipper of the prophet Mohammed. Until it is returned to its rightful people, the implacable Hassan of Allepo vows his reign of death and destruction shall not cease. Behind these inhuman outrages is a secret group of fanatics. Not even the best men of Scotland Yard seem able to apprehend them. For, in some mystical way, this phantom band had never been seen or even heard . . . read more

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The Wise Woman kidnaps Rosamund beneath her immense cloak and takes her to a very strange cottage in the middle of nowhere. This c...ottage is bigger inside than outside and here the Wise Woman tries to teach the girl that she is not the center of the universe. Through a picture, Rosamond enters another world and changes places with another spoiled child, Agnes, daughter of a shepherd. Can either be saved from herself? read more

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No more than the whispering suggestion upon the wind -- then the clear sense comes to Duncan's ears:The rushing of a horse across ...the heath -- with an odd tinkling, as of one loose shoe . . ."Tell me that was not what you heard!" says his nurse, when Duncan tells her. The youth is just making his way into the world -- heading to London to become a gentleman -- when this ill portent comes to his ears.The Portent is one of seven tales of mystery, imagination and the Scottish "second sense," by the northern master of the magical, George MacDonald. read more

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Nathaniel Hawthorne was already a man of forty-six, and a tale writer of some twenty-four years' standing, when The Scarlet Letter... appeared. He was born at Salem, Mass., on July 4th, 1804, son of a sea-captain. He led there a shy and rather somber life; of few artistic encouragements, yet not wholly uncongenial, his moody, intensely meditative temperament being considered. Its colors and shadows are marvelously reflected in his Twice-Told Tales and other short stories, the product of his first literary period. Even his college days at Bowdoin did not quite break through his acquired and inherited reserve; but beneath it all, his faculty of divining men and women was exercised with almost uncanny prescience and subtlety. read more

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Many of the forest's creatures were watching this strange new creature -- this porcupine! -- when Bowser the Hound caught wind of ...the scene."Bow, wow, wow!" shouted Bowser in his deepest voice.Everybody ran! -- everybody but the porcupine. He kept on coming down the tree just the same."I'll teach that fellow a lesson," said Bowser to himself. "I'll shake him, and shake him and shake him until he hasn't any breath left."Bowser made a rush at him, and instead of running, what do you suppose the stranger did? He just rolled himself up in a tight ball. Bowser stopped short. Then he reached out his nose and sniffed at this queer thing. Slap! The tail of the stranger struck Bowser the Hound right across the side of his face, and a dozen of those little spears were left sticking there just like pins in a pincushion."Wow! wow! wow! wow!" yelled Bowser at the top of his lungs, and started for home with his tail between his legs, and yelling with every jump.And this is the way that Prickly Porky the Porcupine made friends. read more

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Father Brown's son is stirring a commotion among all the denizens of the meadow -- for he sets an armload of traps all around Smil...ing Pool.Jerry Muskrat and Little Joe Otter, with the help of old Grandfather Frog, fix things up fine. But the traps are only the beginning of their troubles -- for then the Smiling Pool stops smiling, and the Laughing Brooks stops laughing!Thornton Burgess (1874-1965) expressed his love of the outdoors in this delightful tale of woodland and meadow. read more

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The Truants Ere my heart beats too coldly and faintly To remember sad things, yet be gay, I would sing a brief song of the world's... little children Magic hath stolen away. The primroses scattered by April, The stars of the wide Milky Way, Cannot outnumber the hosts of the children Magic hath stolen away. The buttercup green of the meadows, The snow of the blossoming may, Lovelier are not than the legions of children Magic hath stolen away. The waves tossing surf in the moonbeam, The albatross lone on the spray, Alone know the tears wept in vain for the children Magic hath stolen away. In vain: for at hush of the evening, When the stars twinkle into the grey, Seems to echo the faraway calling of children Magic hath stolen away. read more

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The Faith of Men is a short story collection originally published in 1904 and contains eight of Jack London's adventure tales, all... of them set in London's favorite milieu -- the Yukon Territory. "A Relic of the Pliocene" concerns a "homely, blue-eyed, freckle-faced" hunter named Thomas Stevens and his tracking and eventual killing of a prehistoric mammoth. "A Hyperborean Brew" also concerns Thomas Stevens and his schemes. "In Batard," an evil master makes a monster of an evil dog. read more

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Whitefoot the Woodmouse had been running and jumping all around the inside of the little sugar-house. He loves to run and jump, an...d he had been having just the best time ever. Finally Whitefoot ran along the old bench and jumped from the end of it for a box standing on end, which Farmer Brown's boy sometimes used to sit on. It wasn't a very long jump, but somehow Whitefoot misjudged it. He was heedless, and he didn't jump quite far enough. Right beside that box was a tin pail half filled with sap. Instead of landing on the box, Whitefoot landed with a splash in that pail of sap! Whitefoot had been in many tight places. Yes, indeed, Whitefoot had been in many tight places. He had had narrow escapes of all kinds. But never had he felt so utterly hopeless as now. The moment he landed in that sap, Whitefoot began to swim frantically. The more he tried to climb out, the more frightened he became! read more

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Jerry Muskrat looked over the Smiling Pool. Almost at once he saw Grandfather Frog fast asleep on his big green lily-pad. Jerry sl...ipped down into the water and swam over to the big green lily-pad of Grandfather Frog. Then he hit the water a smart blow with his tail. Grandfather Frog's big goggly eyes flew open, and he was just about to make a frightened plunge into the Smiling Pool when he saw Jerry. "Have a nice nap?" inquired Jerry, with a broad grin. "I wasn't asleep!" protested Grandfather Frog indignantly. "I was just thinking." Elsewhere, Billy Mink and Little Joe Otter were planning to pull a perfectly rotten trick. "What can we do?" said Little Joe Otter . "I've thought of a plan," replied Billy. "Do you happen to know where we can find Longlegs the Blue Heron?" "Yes," said Little Joe. "I saw him fishing not five minutes ago." Then Billy told Little Joe his plan, and laughing and giggling, the two little scamps hurried off to find Longlegs the Blue Heron. Longlegs, you see, was hungry -- and everyone knows that what he likes to eat is frogs! read more

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Old Billy Possum is dead! So says Reddy Fox, anyway, who walks along singing, "Ol' Bill Possum, it served him right, and he is no ...more, for he died last night!"Then Reddy Fox sees a ghost -- and the rest of the animals see the truth . . . at least until the next tomfoolery takes place on the very day of Peter Rabbit's party!Unc' Billy Possum learns how easy it is to get into trouble -- and how hard it is to get out, once in -- in this classic animal tale by Thornton Burgess. read more

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"Most people easily picture Twain's long white handlebar moustache and can practically hear his riverman's drawl. Readers know he'...s Samuel Langhorne Clemens, and he's Mark Twain, and they've painted fences right alongside Tom Sawyer. Any number of young men have had crushes on Becky Thatcher, and any number of young women have laughed at Huck Finn's way of threading a needle. But none of Twain's eleven novels, nine travel books, and countless short stories and essays would have achieved their status had he not first paid attention himself: to everyone and everything that lived in his world."-- from Amy Sterling Casil's Introduction read more

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The girl sits up, puts her hands nonchalantly in her pockets, and begins to whistle. "Oh, don't, Jo," says Amy. "It's so boyish!" ..."Well, that's why I do it," says Jo. "I detest rude, unladylike girls!" "And I hate affected, niminy-piminy chits!" Even though the March girls Jo, Amy, Beth and Meg disagree about plenty of matters, on plenty of occasions, the four make up the core of a cheerful, happy household . . . at least as happy as can be expected, given the fact that father is far away from home, fighting in the war -- perhaps never to return! -- while mother is saying they should not have the pleasure of Christmas presents . . . not this year, when so many are suffering and so many are in danger of losing their lives! read more

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For time out of mind -- for as many centuries as men have walked the earth -- long before steamers and railways, or even frigate-b...uilt ships and flying coaches were dreamt of, when an Englishman went abroad, he stopped there. A great fuss used to be made, before the days of steam, about the "Fair Sophia," who undertook a journey from Turkey to discover her lover, Lord Bateman; but how long and wearisome was her travail before she reached his lordship's castle in Northumberland, and was informed by the "proud young porter" that he was just then "taking of his young bride in?" Madame Cottin's Elizabeth, when she walked from Tobolsk to St. Petersburg to crave pardon for the exiles of Siberia; Sir Walter Scott's Jeanie Deans, when she tramped from Edinburgh to London on her errand of mercy, were justly regarded as heroines. But what were the achievements of those valorous young women when compared with the Ladies who make tours round Monte Rosa; nay, for the matter of that, "all round the world?" Il n'y a plus de Pyrénées. Nay, there are no more Andes, Himalayas, or Rocky Mountains. When the late Mr. Albert Smith wanted to change the attractions of his show, he calmly took a trip from Piccadilly to Hong Kong.This is a tale from before these things -- it is the tale of the Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous, Vol. II of III. He was a sailor, a soldier, a merchant, a spy, a slave among the moors . . . read more

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This novel of Mark Twain's -- A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court -- gives us an odd view of the American literary genius:... it shows is bent twoward science fictional. Twain wrote the book as a burlesque of Romantic notions of chivalry after being inspired by a dream in which he was a knight himself and severely inconvenienced by the weight and cumbersome nature of his armor.A Yankee engineer from Connecticut is accidentally transported back in time to the court of King Arthur, where he fools the inhabitants of that time into thinking he is a magician—and soon uses his knowledge of modern technology to become a "magician" in earnest, stunning the English of the Early Middle Ages with such feats as demolitions, fireworks and the shoring up of a holy well. Twain's fascination appears in his time traveler (from contemporary America, yet!), using his knowledge of science to introduce modern technology to Arthurian England. As with all works of a master like Twain, we highly recommend this novel -- but just between us, this book is a lot of fun, too. Go ahead, read it now. read more

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Hawthorne's first Wonder Book was so well received that he was induced to undertake another within eighteen months from the time o...f finishing the first. To this new volume, made up in the same way of Greek myths retold with a modern, free, half-realistic and half-fanciful tone, he gave the name Tanglewood Tales. The previous series having been ostensibly narrated by one Eustace Bright, among the hills of Berkshire, these additional stories in the like vein were represented as having been brought by Eustace Bright to Hawthorne. -- from George Parsons Lathrop's Introduction read more

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Martin Eden is the tale of a sailor who educates himself. Eden has a wicked crush on college-educated society girl Ruth Morse, and... thinks that he can get her by becoming one of the literati . . . we all know what happens in that story, don't we? He loses his fiancée, of course (he's not well "established" enough for her). But Martin finds fame and fortune in the end -- and of course that gets the girl's attention -- as if he'd want it! Oh, complication. A classic London novel of social issues . . . which ends up, oddly, in the south seas. Maybe there's something of an autobiography here. . . . read more

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L.M. Montgomery's Chronicles of Avonlea isn't a novel (as are the other volumes we have done in this series). It's a volume of sho...rt stories, like "The Hurrying of Ludovic," the tale of Theodora Dix's hurrying a too-thoughtful suitor to the altar, with the help of Anne Shirley; "Old Lady Lloyd," a proud and sad woman whose life has escaped her; "Little Joscelyn," who is a fine, fine singer . . . a dozen tales, all tolled. They've all got Montgomery's wit and her insight. If you are a fan of novels like Anne of Avonlea and Anne of Green Gables. You'll love these tales. read more

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On the Fordyce farm all appears prosperous . . . with wide, lightly rolling lands abutting the railroad line, and tenants keeping ...the fields in neat order. Yet now as the laird's daughter, Alexa Fordyce, runs across the uneven ground, she wonders at these recent shows of coldness from her father, and at his seeming lack of generosity -- surely not true expressions of the father she knows . . . yet more and more apparent since the day he took ownership of these lands. Has he changed?The hurrying Alexa, nearly out of breath, clutches a bottle of brandy she hopes will be of aid -- for moments ago she was astonished to see a car of a train being cast off the rails, with a violence that must have caused injury! Then on the ground by the tracks she sees the man stretched out -- pale and with eyes closed, and leg twisted . . . where but at her own homestead might he find care? read more

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                                                                       WILL THIS YOUNG POET AMOUNT TO NOTHING? His Aunt Ann certai...nly thinks so. "Walter is a drain on your finances!" she states self-righteously. But Richard Colman, a farmer, doesn't think so. He loves his son, Walter Colman the young poet, and supports his ambition. Walter is his link to his dead wife. And besides . . . However Richard Colman's finances fail and the young poet must fend for himself. At first Walter finds some success -- but he meets the seductive Lufa and endures trouble. Should he return to the simple life of father, farmland and childhood friend Molly -- and his love of God Himself? Find out in this heartfelt parable of faith and art by the nineteenth century Scottish Christian master! read more

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Amongst these treasures is rumored to include an ancestral sword, The Luck, which will return them to their prvious glory. But as ...they get closer to finding this hidden treasure, another man has come to claim the ancestral home. A man who says that he is the rightful heir from another branch of the family. Rupurt, Richanda and Valerius must now find proof of their ownership or lose everything -- Pirate's Haven . . . and any chance they may have for the future.Andre Norton wrote more an a hundred novels. She was noted for having found success through writing young adult and children's stories. She was the first woman to have been awarded Gandalf Grand Master of Fantasy and the Nebula Grand Master Awards. read more

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If it is possible to conquer space, then perhaps it is also possible to conquer time. At least that was the theory American scient...ists were exploring in an effort to explain the new sources of knowledge the Russians possessed. Perhaps Russian scientists had discovered how to transport themselves back in time in order to learn long-forgotten secrets of the past.That was why young Ross Murdock, above average in intelligence but a belligerently independent nonconformist, found himself on a "hush-hush" government project at a secret base in the Arctic. The very qualities that made him a menace in civilized society were valuable traits in a man who must successfully act the part of a merchant trader of the Beaker people during the Bronze Age.For once they were transferred by time machine to the remote Baltic region where the Russian post was located, Ross and his partner Ashe were swept into a fantastic action-filled adventure involving Russians, superstitious prehistoric men, and the aliens of a lost galactic civilization that demanded every ounce of courage the Americans possessed."Effectively utilizing the concept of time travel, the author . . . has written another imaginative, action-filled science fiction story for teenage boys. Young Ross Murdock ... is sent back into the Bronze Age, discovers a derelict galactic ship, and finds himself fighting . . . to gain control of the secrets of space flight."--ALA Booklist read more

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Olivia Ferrol had been at Oakvale Springs for two weeks. She was alone, out of her element, and knew nobody. The fact that she was... a New Yorker, and had never before been so far South, was rather against her. On her arrival she had been glanced over and commented upon with candor. "She is a Yankee," said the pretty and remarkably youthful-looking mother of an apparently grown-up family from New Orleans. "You can see it." And though the remark was not meant to be exactly severe, Olivia felt that it was very severe, indeed, under existing circumstances. She heard it as she was giving her orders for breakfast to her own particular jet-black and highly excitable waiter, and she felt guilty at once and blushed, hastily taking a sip of ice-water to conceal her confusion. read more

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"Bang! Bang! Bang! Not a feather spare!" So go the guns ripping the air after poor Mrs. Quack! And now Mr. Quack has gone missing ...along the Big River -- and Peter Rabbit, try as he might, can think of no way to help. Then Sammy the Bluejay and Blacky the Crow arrive! read more

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A man scuttles out of the brush -- and Drew only half sees the figure snapping a gunshot at him . . .Feeling the sickening impact ...of the bullet in his middle, suddenly Drew cannot pull any air into his straining lungs. The reins fall from his hands -- but he clings to the saddle as the mule leaps braying ahead. Abruptly from beneath the mule's hoofs the ground gives way -- tumbling both of them into the icy stream! Drew plunges into instant blackness, shutting out the terrible agony shaking him.". . . dead," says someone above the boy. read more

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                                                                                                                             Lost!..."I can find my way back again, after I have knocked over a tree for myself," he thought to himself. "It will be easy."While the elephant boy passed many trees with palm nuts, not until he found an extra-large tree did he put his head up against it. He pushed with all his might. Then over it went, the roots pulling loose from the soft, wet ground. "Ah, ha! That's the way to do it," laughed Umboo, tearing off a large branch. "I'll take this back to the herd with me!"Perhaps it was the steamy fog, rising all around him, that puzzled Umboo. And most certainly he was puzzled -- for, when he had been walking quite a distance, he suddenly stopped and listened."This is strange," he said to himself. "I don't hear any elephants. And I ought to be back with the herd now!" read more

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Of these stories, Told in the Drooling Ward is often considered the most memorable. "Me? I'm not a drooler. I'm the assistant, I d...on't know what Miss Jones or Miss Kelsey could do without me. There are fifty-five low-grade droolers in this ward, and how could they ever all be fed if I wasn't around? I like to feed droolers. They don't make trouble. They can't. Something's wrong with most of their legs and arms, and they can't talk. They're very low-grade. I can walk, and talk, and do things." (Told in the Drooling Ward) read more

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Old Billy Possum is dead! So says Reddy Fox, anyway, who walks along singing, "Ol' Bill Possum, it served him right, and he is no ...more, for he died last night!" Then Reddy Fox sees a ghost -- and the rest of the animals see the truth . . . at least until the next tomfoolery takes place on the very day of Peter Rabbit's party! Unc' Billy Possum learns how easy it is to get into trouble -- and how hard it is to get out, once in -- in this classic animal tale by Thornton Burgess. read more