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The Dominion of the Air : The Story of Aerial Navigation

By: J. M. Bacon

CHAPTER I. THE DAWN OF AERONAUTICS. He that would learn to fly must be brought up to the constant practice of it from his youth, trying first only to use his wings as a tame goose will do, so by degrees learning to rise higher till he attain unto skill and confidence. So wrote Wilkins, Bishop of Chester, who was reckoned a man of genius and learning in the days of the Commonwealth. But so soon as we come to inquire into the matter we find that this good Bishop was borrow...

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The Gentleman from San Francisco

By: Ivan Bunin

Excerpt: ?Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city!? Revelation of St. John. The Gentleman from San Francisco neither at Naples nor on Capri could any one recall his name with his wife and daughter, was on his way to Europe, where he intended to stay for two whole years, solely for the pleasure of it. He was firmly convinced that he had a full right to a rest, enjoyment, a long comfortable trip, and what not. This conviction had a two?fold reason: first he w...

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The Big Five Motorcycle Boys in Tennessee Wilds, Or, The Secret of...

By: Ralph Marlow

Excerpt: Chapter 1. THE RIDERS OF THE MILE?A?MINUTE WHEELS. ?BETTER bring your motorcycle in under the trees, Hanky Panky, with the rest of our machines.? ?Sure, Rod, I mean to do the same, after I get rested up a bit. That last run up?hill and down, was a swift one, believe me.? ?But say, did any of you notice me turning a flapjack on the way; or taking one of my old?time headers; tell me that?? ?No, Rooster, you?ve struck your gait, all right, it seems, and away down i...

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The Case of General Opel

By: George Meredith

An excursion beyond the immediate suburbs of London, projected long before his pony-carriage was hired to conduct him, in fact ever since his retirement from active service, led General Ople across a famous common, with which he fell in love at once, to a lofty highway along the borders of a park, for which he promptly exchanged his heart, and so gradually within a stone's-throw or so of the river-side, where he determined not solely to bestow his affections but to settl...

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The London Crimes

By: Maxwell Grant

DARKNESS had engulfed the English countryside. The special boat train from Plymouth was speeding on toward London, carrying passengers who had landed from the steamship Patagonia. Two men were seated in a well-lighted compartment of a third-class carriage. Though they had crossed the Atlantic on the same liner, they appeared to be unacquainted. This was not surprising; for the pair made a distinct contrast. One was a sharp-faced, ruddy-complexioned man whose age was no m...

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The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, And Instruction Series

By: Jonathan Ingram

Excerpt: TOWN?HALL, LIVERPOOL. [Illustration: Town?Hall, Liverpool.] From a small inconsiderable hamlet, Liverpool, within a century and a half, has been singularly advanced in national importance. In Leland?s time it had only a chapel, its parish church being at Walton, a distance of four miles from the town. In the year 1571 the inhabitants of Liverpool sent a memorial to Queen Elizabeth, praying relief from a subsidy which they thought themselves unable to bear, where...

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The Cricket on the Hearth

By: Charles Dickens

Excerpt: Chapter One. Chirp the First The kettle began it! Don't tell me what Mrs. Peerybingle said. I know better. Mrs. Peerybingle may leave it on record to the end of time that she couldn't say which of them began it; but, I say the kettle did. I ought to know, I hope! The kettle began it, full five minutes by the little waxy?faced Dutch clock in the corner, before the Cricket uttered a chirp.

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Monitress Merle

By: Angela Brazil

Excerpt: Chapter 1. A Last Bathe The warm, mellow September sunshine was streaming over the irregular roofs and twisted chimneys of the little town of Chagmouth, and was glinting on the water in the harbour, and sending gleaming, straggling, silver lines over the deep reflections of the shipping moored by the side of the jetty. The rising tide, lapping slowly and gently in from the ocean, was floating the boats beached on the shingle, and was gradually driving back the c...

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Captain John Smith

By: Charles Dudley Warner

When I consented to prepare this volume for a series, which should deal with the notables of American history with some familiarity and disregard of historic gravity, I did not anticipate the seriousness of the task. But investigation of the subject showed me that while Captain John Smith would lend himself easily enough to the purely facetious treatment, there were historic problems worthy of a different handling, and that if the life of Smith was to be written, an effo...

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Magic Glasses

By: Frank Harris

ONE raw November morning, I left my rooms near the British Museum and turned down Regent street. It was cold and misty: the air like shredded cotton-wool. Before I reached the Quadrant, the mist thickened to fog, with the colour of muddied water, and walking became difficult. As I had no particular object in view, I got into talk with a policeman, and, by his advice, went into the Vine Street Police Court, to pass an hour or two before lunch. Inside the court, the atmosp...

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Nix's Mate : An Historical Romance of America. Volume 1

By: Rufus Dawes

Excerpt: An October morning in New England! They who appreciate the beauties of Nature in the chill air of Autumn, when the hoar?frost hangs heavily on the brown grass, and the forest?foliage has assumed the diversified robe so peculiar to the northern regions of the United States; particularly they who have loitered among the uplands of Massachusettsand in the vicinity of Boston, have seen the sun rise from the blue Atlantic, and break the clouds into a thousand fragmen...

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The Writings of Mencius

By: James Legge

Excerpt: Chapter One. 1. Mencius went to see king Hui of Liang. 2. The king said, ?Venerable sir, since you have not counted it far to come here, a distance of a thousand li, may I presume that you are provided with counsels to profit my kingdom?? 3. Mencius replied, ?Why must your Majesty use that word ?profit?? What I am provided with, are counsels to benevolence and righteousness, and these are my only topics.

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The Noble Koran (Quran) : The Bee

By: Transcribed by the Prophet Muhammad

Excerpt: 016.001 The commandment of Allah will come to pass, so seek not ye to hasten it. Glorified and Exalted be He above all that they associate (with Him). 016.002 He sendeth down the angels with the Spirit of His command unto whom He will of His bondmen, (saying): Warn mankind that there is no God save Me, so keep your duty unto Me.

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Pensees

By: Blaise Pascal

Excerpt: SECTION I: THOUGHTS ON MIND AND ON STYLE 1. The difference between the mathematical and the intuitive mind. In the one, the principles are palpable, but removed from ordinary use; so that for want of habit it is difficult to turn one?s mind in that direction: but if one turns it thither ever so little, one sees the principles fully, and one must have a quite inaccurate mind who reasons wrongly from principles so plain that it is almost impossible they should escape notice.

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Wilfrid Cumbermede

By: George Macdonald

Introduction: I am?I will not say how old, but well past middle age. This much I feel compelled to mention, because it has long been my opinion that no man should attempt a history of himself until he has set foot upon the border land where the past and the future begin to blend in a consciousness somewhat independent of both, and hence interpreting both. Looking westward, from this vantage?ground, the setting sun is not the less lovely to him that he recalls a merrier t...

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The Varieties of Religious Experience

By: William Dobein James

This book would never have been written had I not been honored with an appointment as Gifford Lecturer on Natural Religion at the University of Edinburgh. In casting about me for subjects of the two courses of ten lectures each for which I thus became responsible, it seemed to me that the first course might well be a descriptive one on Man's Religious Appetites, and the second a metaphysical one on Their Satisfaction through Philosophy. But the unexpected growth of the p...

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Cross of Gold

By: William Jennings Bryan

Excerpt: Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen of the Convention: I would be presumptuous, indeed, to present myself against the distinguished gentlemen to whom you have listened if this were a mere measuring of abilities; but this is not a contest between persons. The humblest citizen in all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error. I come to speak to you in defense of a cause as holy as the cause of liberty the cause of humanity.

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Beauty and the Beast

By: Charles Lamb

Excerpt: A MECHANT, who by generous pains Prospered in honourable gains, Could boast, his wealth and fame to share, Three manly sons, three DAUGHTERS fair With these he felt supremely blest. His latest?born surpass?d the rest She was so gentle, good and kind, So fair in feature, form and mind, So, constant too in filial duty, The neighbours call?d her LITTLE BEAUTY ! And when fair childhood?s days were run, That title still she wore and won Lovelier as older still she gr...

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Problem of the Interrupted Wireless

By: Jacques Futrelle

Excerpt: Seven bells sounded. The door of the wireless telegraph office on the main deck of the transatlantic liner Uranus was opened quietly, and a man thrust his head out. One quick glance to his right, along the narrow, carpeted passage, showed it to be deserted; another glance to his left showed a young woman approaching, with steps made uncertain by the rolling and pitching of the ship. In one hand she carried a slip of paper, folded once. The man paused only to see...

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The Amazing Marriage

By: George Meredith

CHAPTER I. ENTER DAME GOSSIP AS CHORUS EVERYBODY has heard of the beautiful Countess of Cressett, who was one of the lights of this country at the time when crowned heads were running over Europe, crying out for charity's sake to be amused after their tiresome work of slaughter: and you know what a dread they have of moping. She was famous for her fun and high spirits besides her good looks, which you may judge of for yourself on a walk down most of our great noblemen's ...

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