Short Stories eBooks
From Baroness Orczy--the author of The Scarlet Pimpernel, comes this collection of short stories set during the Napoleonic era, focusing on the adventures and misadventures of Parisian Police Agent, Hector Ratichon. Download this FREE e-Book today!
Drifting North; Seigerman's Per Cent; Bad Medicine; A Winter Round-up; A College Vagabond; The Double Trail; Rangering; At Comanche Ford; Around the Spade Wagon; The Ransom of Don Ramon Mora; The Passing of Peg-Leg; In the Hands of His Friends; A Question of Possession; and The Story of a Poker Steer.
What might men do with unlimited power? And what might they allow to be done? Chem, the Mad Element: a blessing and a curse, with as many names as shades and hues. The liquor of the Gods, Blessing of the Benefactor, Michael's Blood, all these refer to the same element, a chemical which pollutes the world, fills the skies. An aurora borealis of gasses and choking fumes, the Mad Element prolongs...
These short stories constitute some of the best in the English language. They have quite a range in tone, from the extreamely humorous Unrest Cure to the mystery of Sredni Vashtar. Only The Easter Egg diappoints. Written in an Edwardian prose that never disappoints, read it like it was one of life's little luxuries.
The Gender and Peace Studies course at the University for Peace focuses on how gender is intricately intertwined in every aspect of our lives. Throughout the course we have discussed the complex definition of “gender” and its relationship with family, science, war, human trafficking and prostitution, as well as religion. In entering this course, I had little understanding of the large role...
A beast, or a human being in whose veins coursed undisciplined blood, might, as involuntarily as the boughs of trees lash before storms, perform wild and wicked deeds after inhaling that hot air, evil with the sweat of sin- evoked toil, with nitrogen stored from festering sores of nature and the loathsome emanations of suffering life.
This collection of short stories deal with a wide gambit of underlying emotions of love, dedication, mistrust, hope and many of the traits and elements that make up the complexity of human beings from all walks of life and settings. It is these diverse characteristics that make our fellow humans so interesting.