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Daedalus

By: J. B. S. Haldane

As I sit down to write these pages I can see before me two scenes from my experience of the late war. The first is a glimpse of a forgotten battle of 1915. It has a curious suggestion of a rather bad cinema film. Through a blur of dust and fumes there appear, quite suddenly, great black and yellow masses of smoke which seem to be tearing up the surface of the earth and disintegrating the works of man with an almost visible hatred. These form the chief part of the picture...

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

By: Benjamin Franklin

American Literature 1700-1799

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Zigenarblod

By: Malvina Bråkenhielm
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A Doc Savage Adventure : The Dagger in the Sky

By: Kenneth Robeson

Chapter I. THE FLOWING RED DEVIL: THE man carried a .30-30 rifle in one hand and two boxes of cartridges, both open, in the other hand. He acted as if ready to drop the cartridges and use the rifle any instant. The girl had a shotgun. I’ve got a hunch guns ain’t a lot of good against this thing! the man muttered. What’s the matter, Reservoir? the girl asked. Believe in hobgoblins? It was too dark to tell much about them, only that the man was tall and skinny, except for ...

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

By: Benjamin Franklin

American Literature 1700-1799

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Anthropological Report on the Edo-Speaking Peoples of Nigeria

By: Thomas, Northcote Whitridge
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A Discourse of Life and Death

Ancient Classics

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History of Friedrich II : Prussia Frederick the Great

By: Thomas Carlyle

About fourscore years ago, there used to be seen sauntering on the terraces of Sans Souci, for a short time in the afternoon, or you might have met him elsewhere at an earlier hour, riding or driving in a rapid business manner on the open roads or through the scraggy woods and avenues of that intricate amphibious Potsdam region, a highly interesting lean little old man, of alert though slightly stooping figure

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The Complete Book of Nonsense

By: Edward Lear

There was an Old Man with a beard, Who said, It is just as I feared!— Two Owls and a Hen, Four Larks and a Wren, Have all built their nests in my beard!...

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The First Book of the Kings, Commnonly Called: The Third Book of t...

By: Various

Excerpt: The First Book of the Kings, Commonly Called: The Third Book of the Kings, the Eleventh Book of the King James Version of the Bible.

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The Noble Koran (Quran) : The Koran : The Opening

By: Transcribed by the Prophet Muhammad

Excerpt: THE path of those whom Thou hast favoured; Not the (path) of those who earn Thine anger nor of those who go astray.

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Mansfield Park

By: Jane Austen

Excerpt: Chapter I; ABOUT thirty years ago, Miss Maria Ward of Huntingdon, with only seven thousand pounds, had the good luck to captivate Sir Thomas Bertram, of Mansfield Park, in the county of Northampton, and to be thereby raised to the rank of a baronet?s lady, with all the comforts and consequences of an handsome house and large income. All Huntingdon exclaimed on the greatness of the match, and her uncle, the lawyer, himself, allowed her to be at least three thousa...

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Daisy Miller

By: Henry James

PART I: At the little town of Vevey, in Switzerland, there is a particularly comfortable hotel. There are, indeed, many hotels, or the entertainment of tourists is the business of the place, which, as many travelers will remember, is seated upon the edge of a remarkably blue lake -- a lake that it behooves every tourist o visit. The shore of the lake presents an unbroken array of establishments of this order, of every category, from the grand hotel of the newest fashion,...

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Pengar, Roman

By: Émile Zetlitz
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Contemplation on Bassets-Down-Hill

By: Anne Kemp

Fiction

Excerpt: ? If that exact Appelles now did live. And would a picture of Elizium give; He might pourtrai' of the prospect which this Hill Doth shew; & make the eie command at will. Heer's many a shire whose pleasauntness for fight Doth yield to the Spectators great delight. Ther's a large Field guilded with ceres gold; Here a green mead doth many Heifers hold; Ther's pasture growne with virdant grass, whose store, Of Argent-sheep shewes th'owner is not poore. Here springs ...

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A History of Roman Literature

Ancient Classics

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Twelve Stories and a Dream

By: H.G. Wells

Excerpt: Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells.

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Pride and Prejudice

By: Jane Austen

Excerpt: Chapter I; IT IS A TRUTH universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighbourhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families, that he is considered as the rightful property of some one or other of their daughters. ?My dear Mr. Bennet,? said his lady to him one day, ?have you heard that Net...

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Anthropological Report on the Edo-Speaking Peoples of Nigeria

By: Thomas, Northcote Whitridge;
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The Noble Koran (Quran) : The Cow

By: Transcribed by the Prophet Muhammad

Excerpt: And who believe in that which is revealed unto thee (Muhammad) and that which was revealed before thee, and are certain of the Hereafter.

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