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Don Sebastian; Or, the House of the Braganza: An Historical Romance: Volume 2

Don Sebastian; Or, the House of the Braganza: An Historical Romance: Volume 2

Anna Maria Porter | Classic Literature
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The first day on which Gaspar was able to walk out, Sebastian obtained leave for him to breathe the air of the gardens in the cool of evening: all the slaves were retired to supper, when the grateful soldier hesitatingly accepted the support of his King, and slowly proceeded from his chamber.

Don Sebastian; or, The house of the Braganza: An Historical Romance:  Volume 1

Don Sebastian; or, The house of the Braganza: An Historical Romance: Volume 1

Anna Maria Porter | Classic Literature
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THE name of Don Sebastian immediately recals to every historical reader, a character, which youth, faults, virtues, and misfortunes, have rendered highly interesting: I selected such a one for my Hero, from the wish of shewing how “sweet are the uses of adversity.”

Old Bear-Paw

Old Bear-Paw

Max Martine | Classic Literature
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hus soliloquized the celebrated scout, Lew Kelly, and thus replied his tried friend and companion, Jehiel Filkins, as they stood upon a peak of the Black Hills, west a five-day's ride from Fort Randall—the nearest place where white men could be found, for they were already in the hunting-grounds...

The Sultan’s Pearls

The Sultan’s Pearls

Nick Carter | Classic Literature
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Nick Carter—known to the captain and crew of the tramp steamer Cherokee as Sykes, the bos’n—heard this shout, taken up by man after man, as he lay stretched out on the foc’s’le head, in the early morning, just as the ship nosed her way into San Juan harbor, on the northern coast of Porto...

The Suicide

The Suicide

Nick Carter | Classic Literature
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The grounds flanked a broad street in which electric lighting was being introduced, and from which the house stood back some thirty yards, with a well-kept lawn and a few shade trees. In the rear were a stable and garage, beyond which the land sloped down sharply toward the river.

Young Grandison: Volume 1

Young Grandison: Volume 1

Madame de Cambon | Classic Literature
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You desired me to write to you, my dear mother. What a comfort it is to be able to converse with you in this way, now I am at such a distance, and cannot see you!

Windmills: A Book of Fables

Windmills: A Book of Fables

Gilbert Cannan | Classic Literature
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Prophecy of an event is unlikely to be interesting after it and this may be the reason why my prophetic utterances regarding the Great War took the form of Satire. The first of these fables has a history. It was published originally in London as a little orange-covered booklet, called Old Mole’s...

A Human Counterfeit

A Human Counterfeit

Nick Carter | Classic Literature
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He was a fashionably clad man of thirty-five, of medium build and with clean-cut, attractive cast of features, smoothly shaved. There was in other respects nothing specially distinctive about him. He was the type of well-bred, well-informed, and thorough business man with which New York City...

The Call of Death

The Call of Death

Nick Carter | Classic Literature
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The last came from Chick Carter, the celebrated detective’s senior assistant, and the remarks of both were addressed to Inspector Mallory, then head of the detective force identified with the New York police department.

Blood Will Tell

Blood Will Tell

Nick Carter | Classic Literature
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Both detectives were leaving Nick’s Madison Avenue residence when the last was said, hurriedly putting on their overcoats while entering his powerful motor car. In another moment both were seated in the tonneau and speeding north through the crisp air of the October morning. It then was nine...