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  • Book: Angel Of The Odd
    By Edgar Allan Poe
    ... EVERYBODY knows, in a general way, that the finest place in the world is -- or, alas, was -- the Dutch borough of Vondervotteimittiss. Yet as it lies some distance from any of the main roads, being in a somewhat out-of-the-way situation, there are perhaps very few of my readers ...
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  • Book: The Blue Fairy Book
    By Andrew Lang, Editor
    ... Once upon a time in a certain country there lived a king whose palace was surrounded by a spacious garden. But, though the gardeners were many and the soil was good, this garden yielded neither flowers nor fruits, not even grass or shady trees. ...
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  • Book: Bret Harte - Selected Stories
    By Bret Harte
    ...There was a commotion in Roaring Camp. It could not have been a fight, for in 1850 that was not novel enough to have called together the entire settlement. The ditches and claims were not only deserted, but "Tuttle's grocery" had contributed its gamblers, who, it will be remembered, calmly continued their game the day that French Pete and Kanaka Joe shot each other to death over the bar in the front room. The whole camp was collected before a rude cabin on the outer edge...
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  • Book: A Short Collection Of — Edgar Allan Poe
    By Edgar Allan Poe
    ... Once upon a midnight dreary, / while I pondered, weak and weary, / Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore / -- While I nodded, nearly napping, /suddenly there came a tapping,/ As of some one gently rapping, / rapping at my chamber door. / "'Tis some visitor," I muttered, ...
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  • Book: The Crimson Fairy Book
    By Andrew Lang, Editor
    ...There was once a king's son who told his father that he wished to marry. "No, no!" said the king; "You must not be in such a hurry. Wait till you have done some great deed. My father did not let me marry till I had won the golden sword you see me wear." Now the prince was much disappointed, but he never dreamed of disobeying his father, and he began to think with all his might what he could...
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  • Book: Dakota Legends and Amerind Tales
    Retold by Zitkala-Sa, Itkala-Sa
    ...Iktomi is a spider fairy. He wears brown deerskin leggins with long soft fringes on either side, and tiny beaded moccasins on his feet. His long black hair is parted in the middle and wrapped with red, red bands. Each round braid hangs over a small brown ear and falls forward over his shoulders...
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  • Book: The Jungle Book
    By Rudyard Kipling
    ... It was seven o'clock of a very warm evening in the Seeonee hills when Father Wolf woke up from his day's rest, scratched himself, yawned, and spread out his paws one after the other to get rid of the sleepy feeling in their tips. Mother Wolf lay with her big gray nose dropped across her ...
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  • Book: Lost Face — And Other Stories
    By Jack London
    ... It was the end. Subienkow had travelled a long trail of bitterness and horror, homing like a dove for the capitals of Europe, and here, farther away than ever, in Russian America, the trail ceased. He sat in the snow, arms tied behind him, waiting the torture. He stared curiously ...
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  • Book: Moon Face — And Other Stories
    By Jack London
    ... John Claverhouse was a moon-faced man. You know the kind, cheek-bones wide apart, chin and forehead melting into the cheeks to complete the perfect round, and the nose, broad and pudgy, equidistant from the circumference, flattened against the very centre of the face like a dough-ball upon ...
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  • Book: Mysteries Of — Edgar Allan Poe
    By Edgar Allan Poe
    ... At Paris, just after dark one gusty evening in the autumn of 18-, I was enjoying the twofold luxury of meditation and a meerschaum, in company with my friend C. Auguste Dupin, in his little back library, or book-closet, au troisieme, No. 33, Rue Dunot, Faubourg St. Germain. For ...
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  • Book: Myths and Legends of the Sioux
    By Mrs. Marie L. McLaughlin
    ...In publishing these "Myths of the Sioux," I deem it proper to state that I am of one-fourth Sioux blood. My grandmother, Ha-za-ho-ta-win, was a full-blood of the Medawakanton Band of the Sioux Tribe of Indians. My father....
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  • Book: New Arabian Nights — A Collection Of Short Tales
    By Robert Louis Stevenson
    ... During his residence in London, the accomplished Prince Florizel of Bohemia gained the affection of all classes by the seduction of his manner and by a well-considered generosity. He was a remarkable man even by what was known of him; and that was but a small part of what he ...
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  • Book: The Night Born — And Other Stories
    By Jack London
    ... It was in the old Alta-Inyo Club -- a warm night for San Francisco -- and through the open windows, hushed and far, came the brawl of the streets. The talk had led on from the Graft Prosecution and the latest signs that the town was to be run wide open, down through all ...
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  • Book: Options A Collection Of Stories
    By O. Henry ( William Sidney Porter )
    ... When The Rose of Dixie magazine was started by a stock company in Toombs City, Georgia, there was never but one candidate for its chief editorial position in the minds of its owners. Col. Aquila Telfair was the man for the place. By all the rights of learning, family, reputation, and ...
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  • Book: The Orange Fairy Book
    By Andrew Lang, Editor
    ...Once upon a time, at the town of Senna on the banks of the Zambesi, was born a child. He was not like other children, for he was very tall and strong; over his shoulder he carried a big sack, and in his hand an iron hammer. He could also speak like a grown man, but usually he was very silent. One day his mother said to him: 'My child, by what name shall we know you?' And he answered: 'Call all the head men of Senna here to the river's bank...'
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  • Book: The Phantom Rickshaw — And Other Ghost Stories
    By Rudyard Kipling
    ... May no ill dreams disturb my rest, Nor Powers of Darkness me molest. -Evening Hymn. ONE of the few advantages that India has over England is a great Knowability. After five years' service a man is directly or indirectly ...
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  • Book: The Red Fairy Book
    By Andrew Lang, Editor
    ...Once upon a time, there lived in the village of Montignies-sur-Roc a little cow-boy, without either father or mother. His real name was Michael, but he was always called the Star Gazer, because when he drove his cows over the commons to seek for pasture, he went along with his head in the air, gaping at nothing. As he had a white skin, blue eyes, and hair that curled all over his head, the village girls used to cry after him, `Well, Star Gazer, what are you doing?' and Michael would answer, `Oh, nothing,' and go on his way without even turning to look at them...
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  • Book: Roads Of Destiny And Other Stories
    By O. Henry ( William Sidney Porter )
    ... "I go to seek on many roads / What is to be. True heart and strong, / with love to light -- Will they not bear/ me in the fight To order, shun or wield or mold / My Destiny?" The song was over. The words were David's; the air, one of the ...
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  • Book: Some Short Christmas Stories
    By By Charles Dickens
    ... I have been looking on, this evening, at a merry company of children assembled round that pretty German toy, a Christmas Tree. The tree was planted in the middle of a great round table, and towered high above their heads. It was brilliantly lighted by a multitude of little ...
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  • Book: The Son Of The Wolf — And Other Stories
    By Jack London
    ... 'Carmen won't last more than a couple of days.' Mason spat out a chunk of ice and surveyed the poor animal ruefully, then put her foot in his mouth and proceeded to bite out the ice which clustered cruelly between the toes. ...
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  • Book: The Strength Of The Strong — And Other Stories
    By Jack London
    ... "Parables don't lie, but liars will parable." -- Lip-King. Old Long-Beard paused in his narrative, licked his greasy fingers, and wiped them on his naked sides where his one piece of ragged bearskin ...
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  • Book: Tales Of The Klondyke
    By Jack London
    ... On every hand stretched the forest primeval, -- the home of noisy comedy and silent tragedy. Here the struggle for survival continued to wage with all its ancient brutality. Briton and Russian were still to overlap in the Land of the Rainbow's End -- ...
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  • Book: Tales Of Terror And Mystery
    By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    ... The idea that the extraordinary narrative which has been called the Joyce-Armstrong Fragment is an elaborate practical joke evolved by some unknown person, cursed by a perverted and sinister sense of humour, has now been abandoned by all who have examined the matter. The most ...
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  • Book: The Violet Fairy Book
    By Andrew Lang, Editor
    ...Long, long ago there stood in the midst of a country covered with lakes a vast stretch of moorland called the Tontlawald, on which no man ever dared set foot. From time to time a few bold spirits had been drawn by curiosity to its borders, and on their return had reported that they had caught a glimpse of a ruined house in a grove of thick trees, and round about it were a crowd of beings resembling men, swarming over the grass like bees...
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  • Book: The Voice Of The City And Other Stories
    By O. Henry ( William Sidney Porter )
    ... Twenty-five years ago the school children used to chant their lessons. The manner of their delivery was a singsong recitative between the utterance of an Episcopal minister and the drone of a tired sawmill. I mean no disrespect. We must have lumber and sawdust. ...
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  • Book: Whirligigs A Collection Of Stories
    By O. Henry ( William Sidney Porter )
    ... A favourite dodge to get your story read by the public is to assert that it is true, and then add that Truth is stranger than Fiction. I do not know if the yarn I am anxious for you to read is true; but the Spanish purser of the fruit steamer El Carrero swore to me by the shrine of Santa ...
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  • Book: The Yellow Fairy Book
    By Andrew Lang, Editor
    ...A cat had made acquaintance with a mouse, and had spoken so much of the great love and friendship she felt for her, that at last the Mouse consented to live in the same house with her, and to go shares in the housekeeping. 'But we must provide for the winter or else we shall suffer hunger,' said the Cat. 'You, little Mouse, cannot venture everywhere in case you run at last into a trap.' This good counsel was followed, and...
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