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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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Second Silesian War, Important Episode in the General European One

By: Thomas Carlyle

Battle being once seen to be inevitable, it was Friedrich?s plan not to wait for it, but to give it. Thanks to Friedrich Wilhelm and himself, there is no Army, nor ever was any, in such continual preparation. Military people say, ?Some Countries take six months, some twelve, to get in motion for war: but in three weeks Prussia can be across the marches, and upon the throat of its enemy.? Which is an immense advantage to little Prussia among its big neighbors. ?Some Count...

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Tom Swift and His Great Searchlight; Or, On the Border for Uncle Sam

By: Victor Appleton

Chapter I. A SCRAP OF PAPER. ?Tom, did you know Andy Foger was back in town?? ?Great Scott, no, I didn?t Ned! Not to stay, I hope.? ?I guess not. The old Foger homestead is closed up, though I did see a man working around it to-day as I came past. But he was a carpenter, making some repairs I think. No, I don?t believe Andy is here to stay.?

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The Ten Years of Peace. 1746-1756

By: Thomas Carlyle

Friedrich has now climbed the heights, and sees himself on the upper table-land of Victory and Success; his desperate life-and-death struggles triumphantly ended. What may be ahead, nobody knows; but here is fair outlook that his enemies and Austria itself have had enough of him. No wringing of his Silesia from this ?bad Man.? Not to be overset, this one, by never such exertions; oversets US, on the contrary, plunges us heels-over-head into the ditch, so often as we like...

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Tom Swift and His Giant Cannon : Or, The Longest Shots on Record

By: Victor Appleton

Chapter I. ON A LIVE WIRE. ?Now, see here, Mr. Swift, you may think it all a sort of dream, and imagine that I don?t know what I?m talking about; but I do! If you?ll consent to finance this expedition to the extent of, say, ten thousand dollars, I?ll practically guarantee to give you back five times that

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The Seven-Years War : First Campaign 1756-1757

By: Thomas Carlyle

The ill-informed world, entirely unaware of what Friedrich had been studying and ascertaining, to his bitter sorrow, for four years past, was extremely astonished at the part he took in those French- English troubles; extremely provoked at his breaking out again into a Third Silesian War, greater than all the others, and kindling all Europe in such a way. The ill-informed world rang violently, then and long after, with a Controversy, ?Was it of his beginning, or Not of h...

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Tom Swift and His Photo Telephone or the Picture That Saved a Fortune

By: Victor Appleton

Chapter I. A MAN ON THE ROOF. ?Tom, I don?t believe it can be done!? ?But, Dad, I?m sure it can!? Tom Swift looked over at his father, who was seated in an easy chair in the library. The elderly gentleman?his hair was quite white now?slowly shook his head, as he murmured again.

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Seven-Years War Rises to a Height, 1757-1759 : Book XVIII.

By: Thomas Carlyle

Seldom was there seen such a combination against any man as this against Friedrich, after his Saxon performances in 1756. The extent of his sin, which is now ascertained to have been what we saw, was at that time considered to transcend all computation, and to mark him out for partition, for suppression and enchainment, as the general enemy of mankind. ?Partition him, cut him down,? said the Great Powers to one another; and are busy, as never before, in raising forces, i...

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Tom Swift and His Aerial Warship or the Naval Terror of the Seas

By: Victor Appleton

Chapter I. TOM IS PUZZLED. ?What?s the matter, Tom? You look rather blue!? ?Blue! Say, Ned, I?d turn red, green, yellow, or any other color of the rainbow, if I thought it would help matters any.?

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Friedrich Like to Be Overwhelmed in the Seven-Years War. 1759-1760...

By: Thomas Carlyle

The posting of the Five Armies this Winter?Five of them in Germany, not counting the Russians, who have vanished to Cimmeria over the horizon, for their months of rest?is something wonderful, and strikes the picturesque imagination. Such a Chain of Posts, for length, if for nothing else! From the centre of Bohemia eastward, Daun?s Austrians are spread all round the western Silesian Border and the southeastern Saxon; waited on by Prussians, in more or less proximity. Next...

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Russia in 1919 by Arthur Ransome

On August 27, 1914, in London, I made this note in a memorandum book. ?Met Arthur Ransome at?s; discussed a book on the Russian?s relation to the war in the light of psychological background?folklore.? The book was not written but the idea that instinctively came to him pervades his every utterance on things Russian. The versatile man who commands more than respect as the biographer of Poe and Wilde; as the (translator of and commentator on Remy de Gourmont; as a folklor...

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Tom Swift and His Big Tunnel; Or, The Hidden City of the Andes

By: Victor Appleton

Tom Swift, seated in his laboratory engaged in trying to solve a puzzling question that had arisen over one of his inventions, was startled by a loud knock on the door. So emphatic, in fact, was the summons that the door trembled, and Tom started to his feet in some alarm.

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My Old Students

By: Andrew Dickson White

The ?Military Tract? of New York. A settlement on the headwaters of the Susquehanna. Arrival of my grandfathers and grandmothers. Growth of the new settlement. First recollections of it. General character of my environment. My father and mother. Cortland Academy. Its twofold effect upon me. First schooling. Methods in primary studies. Physical education. Removal to Syracuse. The Syracuse Academy. Joseph Allen and Professor Root; their influence; moral side of the educati...

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First Book of Adam and Eve

By: Rutherford Platt

The First Book of Adam and Eve details the life and times of Adam and Eve after they were expelled from the garden to the time that Cain kills his brother Abel. It tells of Adam and Eve?s first dwelling - the Cave of Treasures; their trials and temptations; Satan?s many apparitions to them; the birth of Cain, Abel, and their twin sisters; and Cain?s love for his beautiful twin sister, Luluwa, whom Adam and Eve wished to join to Abel.

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The Argonautica Book I

(ll. 1-4) Beginning with thee, O Phoebus, I will recount the famous deeds of men of old, who, at the behest of King Pelias, down through the mouth of Pontus and between the Cyanean rocks, sped well-benched Argo in quest of the golden fleece. (ll. 5-17) Such was the oracle that Pelias heard, that a hateful doom awaited him to be slain at the prompting of the man whom he should see coming forth from the people with but one sandal. And no long time after, in accordance with...

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Bunyan Characters

By: Alexander Whyte D. D.

The word ?character? occurs only once in the New Testament, and that is in the passage in the prologue of the Epistle to the Hebrews, where the original word is translated ?express image? in our version. Our Lord is the Express Image of the Invisible Father. No man hath seen God at any time. The only-begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He hath declared Him. The Father hath sealed His divine image upon His Son, so that he that hath seen the Son hath seen the ...

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The Adventures of Col. Daniel Boon; Containing a Narrative of the ...

By: John Filson

Curiosity is natural to the soul of man, and interesting objects have a powerful influence on our affections. Let these influencing powers actuate, by the permission or disposal of Providence, from selfish or social views, yet in time the mysterious will of Heaven is unfolded, and we behold our conduct, from whatsoever motives excited, operating to answer the important designs of heaven. Thus we behold Kentucke, lately an howling wilderness, the habitation of savages and...

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The Woman Who Tried to Begood 1 the Gay Old Dog 11 That's Marriage...

By: Edna Ferber

Before she tried to be a good woman she had been a very bad woman?so bad that she could trail her wonderful apparel up and down Main Street, from the Elm Tree Bakery to the railroad tracks, without once having a man doff his hat to her or a woman bow. You passed her on the street with a surreptitious glance, though she was well worth looking at?in her furs and laces and plumes. She had the only full-length mink coat in our town, and Ganz?s shoe store sent to Chicago for ...

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Critical and Historical Essays : Vol. 1

By: Thomas Babbington Macaulay

l?un ou a l?autre; il est aussi philosophe, il est satirique, humoriste a ses heures; il reunit en sa personne des qualities multiples; il offre dans ses ecrits un specimen de tous les genres. On voit qu?il n?est pas facile de definir l?essayist; mais l?exemple suppleera a la definition. On connaitra exactement le sens du mot quand on aura etudie l?ecrivain qui, d?apres le jugement de ces compatriotes, est l?essayist par excellence, ou, comme on disait dans les anciens c...

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La Divina Commedia Di Dante Alighieri Inferno

Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita mi ritrovai per una selva oscura, che la diritta via era smarrita. Ahi quanto a dir qual era e cosa dura esta selva selvaggia e aspra e forte che nel pensier rinova la paura! Tant? e amara che poco e piu morte; ma per trattar del ben ch?i? vi trovai, diro de l?altre cose ch?i? v?ho scorte. Io non so ben ridir com? i? v?intrai, tant? era pien di sonno a quel punto che la verace via abbandonai. Ma poi ch?i? fui al pie d?un colle giunto, ...

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