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Week 2
Hilda Strafford: A California Story

Hilda Strafford: A California Story

Beatrice Harraden | Fiction
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Robert Strafford glanced around at the isolated spot which he had chosen for his ranch, and was seized with more terrible misgivings than had ever before overwhelmed him in moments of doubt.

The Motor Rangers on Blue Water

The Motor Rangers on Blue Water

Marvin West | Fiction
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A party of horsemen, riding in single file, was making its way down the steep, rugged trail leading from the interior to Santa Inez. Although they had not as yet glimpsed the little mission town, which was their destination, the blue, sparkling glint of the Pacific had, for some time, been visible...


The Bridal Wreath

The Bridal Wreath

Sigrid Undset | Fiction
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WHEN the lands and goods of Ivar Gjesling the younger, of Sundbu, were divided after his death in 1306, his lands in Sil of Gudbrandsdal fell to his daughter Ragnfrid and her husband Lavrans Björgulfsön. Up to then they had lived on Lavrans’ manor of Skog at Follo near Oslo; but now they moved...

The Cruise of the Royal Mail Steamer Dunottar Castle Round Scotland on Her Trial Trip

The Cruise of the Royal Mail Steamer Dunottar Castle Round Scotland on Her Trial Trip

W. Scott Dalgleish | Travel
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THE first suggestion of this Record of a very charming trip came from Sir Donald Currie, the genial and courteous Host of our palatial ‘House Boat.’ Others pressed the task upon me; but no great pressure was required for so congenial a work. Indeed, I need hardly say that the preparation of...

Poseidon’s Paradise: The Romance of Atlantis

Poseidon’s Paradise: The Romance of Atlantis

Elizabeth G. Birkmaier | Sci-fi Fantasy
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“Time dissipates to shining ether the solid angularity of facts. No anchor, no cable, no fences avail to keep a fact a fact. Babylon, and Troy, and Tyre, and even early Rome are passing into fiction. The Garden of Eden, the sun standing still in Gibeon, is poetry thenceforward to all...


Little Pilgrim at Aunt Lou's

Little Pilgrim at Aunt Lou's

Ella Rodman Church | Short Stories
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It was a long time after Christmas, and the snow and ice had all melted, and the trees were green again, and the flowers and birds had all come back.

Gerald Eversley's Friendship: A Study in Real Life

Gerald Eversley's Friendship: A Study in Real Life

J. E. C. Welldon | Fiction
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At last the train, looking desolate when it had discharged its freight of youthful humanity, moved on;[3] the platform on which the boys of St. Anselm’s had alighted was deserted once more, and the two fathers and their sons, who had watched the scene with unmistakable amusement and interest...

The Yellow Hunter

The Yellow Hunter

T. C. Harbaugh | Fiction
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The bloody deed was committed in the forest of the Illinois, not far from Cahokia, on the Mississippi, and when the base-hearted Kaskaskia fled to his clansmen, with reeking hatchet, they sided with him, and, without a word in palliation of the crime, drove Pontiac’s followers from the hamlet.


Mr. Keegan's Elopement

Mr. Keegan's Elopement

Winston Churchill | Fiction
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THE northeast wind was very fresh that morning, and drove the seas before it briskly; but the Denver went at each of them in her bulldog fashion, and buried her white nose in them, and showered the crests of those which were specially boisterous in glistening spray over her forecastle.

A Boy’s-Eye View of the Arctic

A Boy’s-Eye View of the Arctic

Kennett Longley Rawson | General Non Fiction
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TO the lecturer the introduction is the most interesting part of his lecture, in that it is generally so complimentary that his feeling of guilt and a sense of his own inferiority mars somewhat his whole discourse.

Little Guzzy, and other stories

Little Guzzy, and other stories

John Habberton | Short Stories
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IT certainly was hard. What was the freedom of a country in which the voice of the original founders was spent in vain? Had not they, the “Forty” miners of Bottle Flat, really started the place? Hadn’t they located claims there?

The Spectacular Hat Lady: Start Maturing Like Fine Wine and Not Aged Old Cheese

The Spectacular Hat Lady: Start Maturing Like Fine Wine and Not Aged Old Cheese

kaye terrelonge | Self-Improvement
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We will never be too old to shine! Life experiences proved to be an unending challenge, and despite setbacks (and there were many), I never gave up. Neither should you! In this small collection of quotes from empowering women in the media, movers and shakers, novelists, and entrepreneurs discuss...