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  • The Haunts of Old Cockaigne by Alexander M. Thompson

    LONDON’S ENCHANTMENT I want the hum of my working brothers— London bustle and London strife. H. S. Leigh. Let them that desire “solitary to wander o’er the russet mead” put on their clump boots and wander. I prefer the Strand…. Read More ›

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  • The Tigress by Anne Warner

    CHAPTER I On a Moonlight Night in Simla “I do hope you are not going to weep!” said Nina. She and he sat on a far-sheltered corner of the terrace in the gray shadow, and she had just told him… Read More ›

  • The Touch of Abner by H. A. Cody

    CHAPTER I BRAINS, GALL, AN’ LUCK “Put me down fer a thousand.” These words drawled slowly forth produced an immediate effect, and caused fifty people to straighten suddenly up and look enquiringly around. The reporter of The Live Wire gave one lightning… Read More ›

  • The Destiny of Man by John Fiske

    I. Man’s Place in Nature, as affected by the Copernican Theory. When we study the Divine Comedy of Dante—that wonderful book wherein all the knowledge and speculation, all the sorrows and yearnings, of the far-off Middle Ages are enshrined in… Read More ›

  • The Jew And Other Stories by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev

    THE JEW …’Tell us a story, colonel,’ we said at last to Nikolai Ilyitch. The colonel smiled, puffed out a coil of tobacco smoke between his moustaches, passed his hand over his grey hair, looked at us and considered. We… Read More ›

  • The Valiant Runaways by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton

    I Roldan Castanada walked excitedly up and down the verandah of his father’s house, his thumbs thrust into the red silk sash that was knotted about his waist, his cambric shirt open at the throat as if pulled impatiently apart;… Read More ›

  • The Pride of Eve by Warwick Deeping

    CHAPTER I THE COMING OF GUINEVERE James Canterton was camping out in the rosery under the shade of a white tent umbrella. It was a June day, and beyond the fir woods that broke the bluster of the south-west winds,… Read More ›

  • The Land’s End by W. H. Hudson

    CHAPTER I WINTERING IN WEST CORNWALL England’s “observables”—Why I delayed visiting Cornwall—A vision of the Land’s End-Flight to St. Ives-Climate-The old town-The fishermen-Their love of children-Drowned babes—The fishing fleet going out at sunset-Old memories suggested-Jackdaws at St. Ives—Feeding the birds—A… Read More ›

  • Penny Plain by O. Douglas

    CHAPTER I   “The actors are at hand, And by their show You shall know all that you are like to know.” Midsummer Night’s Dream. It was tea-time in Priorsford: four-thirty by the clock on a chill October afternoon. The hills… Read More ›

  • The Yellow Claw by Sax Rohmer

    I THE LADY OF THE CIVET FURS Henry Leroux wrote busily on. The light of the table-lamp, softened and enriched by its mosaic shade, gave an appearance of added opulence to the already handsome appointments of the room. The little… Read More ›