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  • Book: A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court
    By Mark Twain ( Samuel Langhorne Clemens )
    ... THE ungentle laws and customs touched upon in this tale are historical, and the episodes which are used to illustrate them are also historical. It is not pretended that these laws and customs existed in England in the sixth century; no, it is only pretended that inasmuch as they existed ...
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  • Special feature!   Book: On-Line Hacker Jargon File (Two volumes)
    Courtesy of the Gutenberg Project
    ... This On-Line Hacker Jargon File, Volume 2.9.10, July 1, 1992, is a comprehensive compendium of hacker slang illuminating many aspects of hackish tradition, folklore, and humor. PART I includes the introduction, and an alphabetical "dictionary," from "A" through "N." The remainder of the dictionary, plus selected anecdotes appear in PART II. ...
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  • CHECK THIS OUT! Book: Merton of the Movies (Two volumes)
    by Harry Leon Wilson
    ... This humorous twist on the old Cinderella tale is not exactly Pretty Woman, but it is a story of romance and rescue nevertheless. "Merton of the Movies" has been parodied hundreds of times, but Merton and "the girl" still have the power to charm the reader. This is a true classic ... in its own way. ...
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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: 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: Prince Otto — A Romance
    By Robert Louis Stevenson
    ... You shall seek in vain upon the map of Europe for the bygone state of Grunewald. An independent principality, an infinitesimal member of the German Empire, she played, for several centuries, her part in the discord of Europe; and, at last, in the ripeness of time and at the spiriting of ...
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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 mould My Destiny? The song was over. The words were David's; the air, one of the ...
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  • Book: The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer
    By Mark Twain ( Samuel Langhorne Clemens )
    ... MOST of the adventures recorded in this book really occurred; one or two were experiences of my own, the rest those of boys who were schoolmates of mine. Huck Finn is drawn from life; Tom Sawyer also, but not from an individual -- he is a combination of the characteristics of three boys ...
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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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