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The Emily Emmins Papers

by Carolyn Wells

A Ticket to Europe Crossing the Atlantic “In England—Now!” Mayfair in the Fair Month of May A Hostess at Home The Light on Burns's Brow Certain Social Uncertainties A Sentimental Journey All in a Garden...


The Crimson Patch

by Augusta Huiell Seaman

Suite Number 403 Friends or Enemies? The Shadow on the Wall The Crimson Patch Who Took It? The Mystery Deepens Left Alone A Piece of Paper A Message in the Night A Council of War An Adventurous Mission The House...


The Chronicles of Enguerrand de Monstrelet

by Enguerrand de Monstrelet

Enguerrand de Monstrelet was a French chronicler. He was born in Picardy, most likely into a family of the minor nobility. In 1436 and later he held the office of lieutenant of the gavenier (i.e. receiver of...


The Chinese Coat

by Jennette Lee

Chinese clothing is ancient and modern. Chinese clothing has varied by region and time, and is recorded by the artifacts and arts of Chinese culture.


The Busy Life of Eighty-Five Years of Ezra Meeker

by Ezra Meeker

Just why I should write a preface I know not, except that it is fashionable to do so, and yet in the present case there would seem a little explanation due the reader, who may cast his eye on the first chapter...


The Ballad of Ensign Joy

by E.W. Hornung

Ernest William Hornung was an English author and poet known for writing the A. J. Raffles series of stories about a gentleman thief in late 19th-century London. Hornung was educated at Uppingham School; as a...


That Awful Letter

by Edna I. MacKenzie

(Sitting-room in Neilson's house, well furnished. Margaret overdressed, is sitting reading a magazine. She looks up impatiently and throws it down in disgust.) Margaret—(crossly.) There's no use in my trying...


Stage, Study and Studio

by Various

The life of what still passes in London for "Bohemia”—in and about the theatres, the studios and the literary clubs—figures conspicuously in the pictorial humour of our time. It is but natural that the...


Sketches of St. Augustine

by R. K. Sewall

This brief account of one of the most interesting towns in this country, in many historical points of view, has been prepared to meet the wants of those who may desire to learn something of the place in view...


Scenes in North Wales

by G. N. Wright

There is a local interest attached to mountain scenery, arising not only from a natural concentration of grand and majestic objects, but also from a spirit of independence and ardent love of liberty with which...


Red Paint at Oxford

by Aka Pish

These little sketches must not be taken too seriously, and it must not be imagined that they describe the most prominent characteristics of the good sportsmen portrayed in them. We have only turned our attention...


Pussy Black-Face

by Marshall Saunders

By the Fire A Cat's Refuge A Surprising Change I Visit My Family The Cat on the Common My First Fight A New Sensation Serena Astonishes Us On the Train We Reach the Country Maine, Lovely Maine My Headstrong...


Prince and Heretic

by Marjorie Bowen

THE NETHERLANDERS The Alchemist Fräulein Anne Louis of Nassau The Saint Bartholomew Wedding William of Orange The Crystal Gazers Brussels Margaret of Parma Cardinal Granvelle The Rhetoric Play The Jesters and...


Poems

by Thomas Hall Shastid

To my many friends who have been so lenient in their criticisms of my former work, and to the several editors and literary men who have given me so much encouragement, I wish to return my sincere thanks. All...


Pax mundi

by Klas Pontus Arnoldson

It is natural that the advocates of international Peace should[Pg xi] sometimes grow discouraged and impatient through what they are tempted to consider the slow progress of their cause. Sudden outbursts of...


Who Was Paul Grayson

by John Habberton

John Habberton was an American author. He spent nearly twenty years as the literary and drama critic for the New York Herald, but he is best known for his stories about early California life.


Ward Hill the Senior

by Everett T. Tomlinson

A school has been very correctly termed a little world of itself. Within it the temptations and struggles and triumphs are as real as those in the larger world outside. They differ in form, not in character,...


Wanderings in Spain

by Theophile Gautier

CHAPTER I. FROM PARIS TO BORDEAUX. Departure from Paris—Subterranean Dwellings—Château Regnault—Tours—Châtellerault— Angoulême—The Landes—Cubzac—Bordeaux—The Theatre—The Cathedral— St....


The Unbidden Guest

by E. W. Hornung

THE UNBIDDEN GUEST. CHAPTER I.—THE GIRL FROM HOME. CHAPTER II.—A BAD BEGINNING. CHAPTER III.—AU REVOIR. CHAPTER IV.—A MATTER OF TWENTY POUNDS. CHAPTER V.—A WATCH AND A PIPE. CHAPTER VI.—THE WAYS...


The Two Marys

by Mrs. Oliphant

The Three Marys or Maries are three pious Christian women mentioned in the New Testament, all of whom were, or have been considered by tradition to be, named Mary, which was a very common name for Jewish women...