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Tom Swift and His Electric Rifle or Daring Adventures in Elephant Land

By: Victor Appleton

TOM WANTS EXCITEMENT. ?Have you anything special to do to-night, Ned?? asked Tom Swift, the well-known inventor, as he paused in front of his chum?s window, in the Shopton National Bank.

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Rinkitink in Oz

By: L. Frank Baum

Here is a story with a boy hero, and a boy of whom you have never before heard. There are girls in the story, too, including our old friend Dorothy, and some of the characters wander a good way from the Land of Oz before they all assemble in the Emerald City to take part in Ozma?s banquet. Indeed, I think you will find this story quite different from the other histories of Oz, but I hope you will not like it the less on that account.

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1001 Nights, Vol. 1

By: Sir Richard Francis Burton

To the pure all things are pure? (Puris omnia pura) -- Arab Proverb. ?Niuna corrotta mente intese mai sanamente parole.? -- ?Decameron? - conclusion. ?Erubuit, posuitque meum Lucretia librum Sed coram Bruto. Brute! reced, leget. -- Martial. ?Miculx est de ris que de larmes escripre, Pour ce que rire est le propre des hommes.? -- Rabelais. ?The pleasure we derive from perusing the Thousand and One Stories makes us regret that we possess only a comparatively small part of ...

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The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night

By: John Payne

Prefatory Note: The present is, I believe, the first complete translation of the great Arabic compendium of romantic fiction that has been attempted in any European language comprising about four times as much matter as that of Galland and three times as much as that of any other translator known to myself; and a short statement of the sources from which it is derived may therefore be acceptable to my readers. Three printed editions, more or less complete, exist of the A...

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The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night : A Plain and Literal ...

By: Sir Richard Francis Burton

?To the pure all things are pure? (Puris omnia pura) -- Arab Proverb. ?Niuna corrotta mente intese mai sanamente parole.? -- ?Decameron? - conclusion. ?Erubuit, posuitque meum Lucretia librum Sed coram Bruto. Brute! reced, leget. -- Martial. ?Miculx est de ris que de larmes escripre, Pour ce que rire est le propre des hommes.? -- Rabelais. ?The pleasure we derive from perusing the Thousand and One Stories makes us regret that we possess only a comparatively small part of...

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The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night

By: John Payne

Prefatory Note: The present is, I believe, the first complete translation of the great Arabic compendium of romantic fiction that has been attempted in any European language comprising about four times as much matter as that of Galland and three times as much as that of any other translator known to myself; and a short statement of the sources from which it is derived may therefore be acceptable to my readers. Three printed editions, more or less complete, exist of the A...

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Friedrich Takes the Reins in Hand, June-December, 1740 : Chapter I...

By: Thomas Carlyle

In Berlin, from Tuesday, 31st May, 1740, day of the late King?s death, till the Thursday following, the post was stopped and the gates closed; no estafette can be dispatched, though Dickens and all the Ambassadors are busy writing. On the Thursday, Regiments, Officers, principal Officials having sworn, and the new King being fairly in the saddle, estafettes and post-boys shoot forth at the top of their speed; and Rumor, towards every point of the compass, apprises mankin...

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Rudyard Kipling Volume Xi Verses 1889-1896

By: Rudyard Kipling

Fair is our lot?O goodly is our heritage!. The Coastwise Lights. Our brows are bound with spindrift and the weed is on our knees. The Song of the Dead. Hear now the Song of the Dead?in the North by the torn berg-edges. The Deep-Sea Cables. The wrecks dissolve above us; their dust drops down from afar?. The Song of the Sons. One from the ends of the earth?gifts at an open door

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Tom Swift in the City of Gold or Marvelous Adventures Underground

By: Victor Appleton

Chapter I. WONDERFUL NEWS. ?Letter for you, Tom Swift.? ?Ah, thanks, Mr. Wilson. This is the first mail I?ve had this week. You?ve been neglecting me,? and the young inventor took the missive which the Shopton postman handed to him over the gate, against which Tom was leaning one fine, warm Spring day. ?Well, I get around as often as I can, Tom. You?re not home a great deal, you know. When you?re not off in your sky racer seeing how

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The Lost Princess of Oz

By: L. Frank Baum

Some of my youthful readers are developing wonderful imaginations. This pleases me. Imagination has brought mankind through the Dark Ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity. Imagination has given us the steam engine, the telephone, the talking-machine and the automobile, for these things had to be dreamed of before they became realities. So I believe that dreams?day dreams, ...

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The Lost Princess of Oz

By: L. Frank Baum

Some of my youthful readers are developing wonderful imaginations. This pleases me. Imagination has brought mankind through the Dark Ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity. Imagination has given us the steam engine, the telephone, the talking-machine and the automobile, for these things had to be dreamed of before they became realities. So I believe that dreams?day dreams, ...

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First Silesian War, Awakening a General European One, Begins

By: Thomas Carlyle

Schlesien, what we call Silesia, lies in elliptic shape, spread on the top of Europe, partly girt with mountains, like the crown or crest to that part of the Earth;?highest table-land of Germany or of the Cisalpine Countries; and sending rivers into all the seas. The summit or highest level of it is in the southwest; longest diameter is from northwest to southeast. From Crossen, whither Friedrich is now driving, to the Jablunka Pass, which issues upon Hungary, is above 2...

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Twelve Stories and a Dream

By: Herbert George Wells

FILMER. In truth the mastery of flying was the work of thousands of men?this man a suggestion and that an experiment, until at last only one vigorous intellectual effort was needed to finish the work. But the inexorable injustice of the popular mind has decided that of all these thousands, one man, and that a man who never flew, should be chosen as the discoverer, just as it has chosen to honor Watt as the discoverer of steam and Stephenson of the steam-engine. And surel...

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Tom Swift and His Air Glider; Or, Seeking the Platinum Treasure

By: Victor Appleton

A BREAKDOWN. ?Well, Ned, are you ready?? ?Oh, I suppose so, Tom. As ready as I ever shall be.? ?Why, Ned Newton, you?re not getting afraid; are you? And after you?ve been on so many trips with me?? ?No, it isn?t exactly that, Tom. I?d go in a minute if you didn?t have this new fangled thing on your airship. But how do you know how it?s going to work?or whether it will work at all? We may come a cropper.?

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The Tin Woodman of Oz

By: L. Frank Baum

I know that some of you have been waiting for this story of the Tin Woodman, because many of my correspondents have asked me, time and again what ever became of the ?pretty Munchkin girl? whom Nick Chopper was engaged to marry before the Wicked Witch enchanted his axe and he traded his flesh for tin. I, too, have wondered what became of her, but until Woot the Wanderer interested himself in the matter the Tin Woodman knew no more than we did. However, he found her, after...

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First Silesian War, Leaving the General European One Ablaze All Ro...

By: Thomas Carlyle

Part First of his Britannic Majesty?s Sorrows, the Britannic or Domestic Part, is now perhaps conceivable to readers. But as to the Second, the Germanic or Pragmatic Part, articulate History, after much consideration, is content to renounce attempting these; feels that these will remain forever inconceivable to mankind in the now altered times. So small a gentleman; and he feels, dismally though with heroism, that he has got the axis of the world on his shoulder. Poor Ma...

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Tom Swift in Captivity or a Daring Escape by Airship

By: Victor Appleton

A STRANGE REQUEST. Tom Swift closed the book of adventures he had been reading, tossed it on the table, and got up. Then he yawned. ?What?s the matter?? asked his chum, Ned Newton, who was deep in another volume. ?Oh, I thought this was going to be something exciting,? replied Tom, motioning toward the book he had discarded. ?But say! The make believe adventures that fellow had, weren?t anything compared to those we went through in the city of gold, or while rescuing the exiles of Siberia.?

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History of Friedrich II of Prussia, Vol. 14

By: Thomas Carlyle

Friedrich?s own Peace being made on such terms, his wish and hope was, that it might soon be followed by a general European one; that, the live-coal, which had kindled this War, being quenched, the War itself might go out. Silesia is his; farther interest in the Controversy, except that it would end itself in some fair manner, he has none. ?Silesia being settled,? think many, thinks Friedrich for one, ?what else of real and solid is there to settle?? The European Public,...

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Tom Swift and His Wizard Camera; Or, Thrilling Adventures While Ta...

By: Victor Appleton
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Glinda of Oz

By: L. Frank Baum

This document contains chapters such as The Call of Duty, Ozma and Dorothy, and The Mist Maidens.

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