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Jarwin and Cuffy

by Robert Michael Ballantyne

Excerpt: "In all the wide expanse of ocean that surrounded that island, there was nothing visible save one small, solitary speck on the far-off horizon. It might have been mistaken for a seagull, but it was...

Mr. Menzies' Baby Elephant

by William Murray Graydon

A traveler who goes around the world necessarily sees a great deal. This ruby ring which I wear on my finger was purchased at Colombo, the capital of Ceylon, and it always reminds me of a very amusing thing...

The Adventures of Don Lavington

by George Manville Fenn

Lindon, known as Don, is a boy in his late teens who has left school, and who lives with his mother and uncle Josiah, his father being dead, and works as a clerk in the office, the business being sugar and tobacco...

Among The Pathans

by William Murray Graydon

Excerpt:When Jack Chetwynd dropped into the Bundar Cafe at Delhi one scorching afternoon in September of last year and informed me that we were ordered off to the Punjaub, I could have shouted for joy. I did...

Afloat On The Flood

by Lawrence J. Leslie

Excerpt:"What's the latest weather report down at the post office, Max?""More rain coming, they say, and everybody is as gloomy as a funeral.""My stars! the poor old town of Carson is getting a heavy dose this...

White Fang

by Jack London

An initiation story concerning the taming of a wild dog in the Klondike.

The Mutineers

by Charles Hawes

A tale of old days at sea and of adventures in the Far East as Benjamin Lathrop set it down some sixty years ago.

The Great Quest

by Charles Hawes

The experiences of Josiah Woods of Topham, and of those others with whom he sailed for Cuba and the Gulf of Guinea.

Harrigan

by Max Brand

With gusts of wind fanning it roughly, the flame rose fast. Harrigan made other journeys to the rotten stump and wrenched away great chunks of bark and wood. He came back and piled them on the fire. It towered...

A Master of Fortune

by Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne

"The pay is small enough," said Captain Kettle, staring at the blue paper. "It's a bit hard for a man of my age and experience to come down to a job like piloting, on eight pound a month and my grub."

Bull Hunter

by Max Brand

Hunter was a man who could rip a tree trunk from the ground with his bare hands or tame the wildest stallion with his kind manner. Nobody west of the Pecos would have dared run afoul of the mighty frontiersman....

The Last of the Mohicans

Leatherstocking Tales #2

by James Fenimore Cooper

The Last of the Mohicans is a historical novel by James Fenimore Cooper, first published in January 1826. It was one of the most popular English-language novels of its time. Its narrative flaws were criticized...

The Filibusters

by Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne

This story deals with the participants in an expedition that successfully captures the presidency of a Central American republic. It is very exciting, the incidents being fresh and daring with not too much reliance...

The Turtles of Tasman

by Jack London

A minor collection that includes the amazing "Told in the Drooling Ward."

Tales of the Fish Patrol

by Jack London

Stories set on the San Francisco Bay of London's youth, including "A Raid on the Oyster Pirates."

The Strength of the Strong

by Jack London

Includes "The Dream of Debs," "South of the Slot," and "The Unparalleled Invasion."

South Sea Tales

by Jack London

Darker Pacific tales, including "Mauki" and "The Terrible Solomans."

A Son of the Sun

by Jack London

A number of lesser-known South Pacific tales.

The Red One

by Jack London

Features the haunting title novella, well worth comparing to Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness."

On the Makaloa Mat

by Jack London

The best Hawaii stories, and among London's best stories overall, including "Shin Bones" and "The Water Baby."