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Whirligigs by O. Henry

A favourite dodge to get your story read by the public is to assert that it is true, and then add that Truth is stranger than Fiction. I do not know if the yarn I am anxious for you to read is true; but the Spanish purser of the fruit steamer El Carrero swore to me by the shrine of Santa Guadalupe that he had the facts from the U. S. vice-consul at La Paz—a person who could not possibly have been cognizant of half of them.

White Banners by Lloyd C. Douglas

Written by an American minister and author Lloyd C. Douglas, 'White Banners' is a novel which got published in 1936. This novel shows how the example of a housemaid changes the life of a family.

White Fang by Jack London

A novel by American author Jack London, 'White Fang' was first published in Outing magazine in 1906. Much of White Fang is written from the viewpoint of the titular canine character, enabling London to explore how animals view their world and how they view humans. White Fang examines the violent world of wild animals and the equally violent world of humans. The book also explores complex themes including morality and redemption.

White Nights and Other Stories by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

"White Nights" is a short story by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, originally published in 1848.

Who Spoke Next by Eliza Lee Cabot Follen

"It appeared to me," said the mother, "that the old musket was not very willing to tell his story. He had a sort of old republican pride, and felt himself superior to the rest of the company in character and importance. When he had made himself heard in the world hitherto, it had always been by one short, but very decided and emphatic word; he despised any thing like a palaver; so he began very abruptly, and as if he had half a mind not to speak at all, because he could not speak in his own way.

Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers

“Oh, damn!” said Lord Peter Wimsey at Piccadilly Circus. “Hi, driver!” The taxi man, irritated at receiving this appeal while negotiating the intricacies of turning into Lower Regent Street across the route of a 19 ’bus, a 38-B and a bicycle, bent an unwilling ear. “I’ve left the catalogue behind,” said Lord Peter deprecatingly. “Uncommonly careless of me. D’you mind puttin’ back to where we came from?” “To the Savile Club, sir?” “No—110 Piccadilly—just beyond—thank you.” “Thought you was in a hurry,” said the man, overcome with a sense of injury.

Why a Hindu is a Vegetarian by Abhedananda 

Eminent physicians and dietetic reformers of the present day are deeply interested in solving the great problem of wholesome food for human beings, and in introducing food reform in western countries.

Why Crime Does Not Pay by Sophie Lyons

The publishers believe that a picture of life sketched by a master hand—somebody who stands in the world of crime as Edison does in his field or as Morgan and Rockefeller do in theirs—could not fail to be impressive and valuable and prove the oft repeated statement that crime does not pay.

Why we should read by S. P. B. Mais

It must be remembered that literary critics are men of intelligence who have read everything and damned most things. Very few indeed are the books which they allow to be worth the trouble that must have been taken to write them.

Wild Animals I Have Known by Ernest Thompson Seton

First published in the year 2000, the present book 'The Mary Frances First Aid Book' by Jane Eayre Fryer consists of ready references of ordinary accidents and illnesses with their cures and home remedies. The home remedies suggested in this book are approved by experts.

Wild Apples by Henry David Thoreau

The present book 'Wild Apples' was written by famous American essayist, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, and historian - Henry David Thoreau. It was first published in the year 1862.

Wilhelm Tell by Friedrich Schiller

A high, rocky shore of the lake of Lucerne opposite Schwytz. The lake makes a bend into the land; a hut stands at a short distance from the shore; the fisher boy is rowing about in his boat. Beyond the lake are seen the green meadows, the hamlets, and arms of Schwytz, lying in the clear sunshine. On the left are observed the peaks of the Hacken, surrounded with clouds; to the right, and in the remote distance, appear the Glaciers. The Ranz des Vaches, and the tinkling of cattle-bells, continue for some time after the rising of the curtain.

William Harvey and the Discovery of the Circulation of the Blood by William Harvey

"I DESIRE this evening to give you some account of the life and labours of a very noble Englishman—William Harvey. William Harvey was born in the year 1578, and as he lived until the year 1657, he very nearly attained the age of 80. He was the son of a small landowner in Kent, who was sufficiently wealthy to send this, his eldest son, to the University of Cambridge; while he embarked the others in mercantile pursuits, in which they all, as time passed on, attained riches." -an excerpt

William Shakespeare: A Critical Study by Georg Brandes

This book was not written with the Intention of describing Shakespeare's triumphant progress through the world, nor of telling the tale of his world-wide dominion. Its purpose was to declare and prove that Shakespeare is not thirty-six plays and a few poems Jumbled together and read pele-mele, but a man wno felt and thought, rejoiced and suffered, brooded, dreamed, and created. - Far too long has It been the custom to say, vv e know nothing about Shakespeare or, ' An octavo page would contain all our knowledge of him.' Even Swinburne has written of the intangibility of his personality In his works.

William the Conqueror by F. M. Stenton

In attempting to write a life of William the Conqueror, one is confronted, at the outset, by a question of considerable urgency. The mere details of the King’s history, if full discussion were given to all matters which have been the subjects of controversy, would far exceed the possible limits of a volume to be included in the series to which the present book belongs. On the other hand, a life of William the Conqueror which ignored the changes in constitutional organisation and social life which followed the events of 1066 would obviously be a very imperfect thing. Accordingly, I have reserved the last three chapters of the book for some examination of these questions; and I hope that the footnotes to the text may serve as, in some sort, a guide to the more difficult problems arising out of the Conqueror’s life and reign.

Willie Mouse by Alta Tabor

Great Stories and poems for children is a collection of most delightful childrens stories.

Wilton School; or, Harry Campbell’s Revenge by F. E. Weatherly

And the evening drew on over the straggling village, weary with its long day's work. The last loaded waggon had passed down the lane by the farm; the last troop of tired hay-makers had trudged gaily homewards; and with the deepening dusk the winds grew cooler, blowing in fresh, along the valley, from the sea.

Windy McPherson’s Son by Sherwood Anderson

Windy McPherson's Son is a 1916 novel by American author Sherwood Anderson. It was published by John Lane as part of a three book contract. Windy McPherson's Son is Sherwood Anderson's first novel.

Wings and Stings: A Tale for the Young by A. L. O. E.

The many bees include Sipsyrup who is vain, and Honeyball who is lazy. They argue and complain, and their behavior yielded unfortunate results. There is another story happening outside the beehive: the young girl Polly whose vanity about her clothes leads to the mysterious disappearance of Johnny, her brother.

Winning his Wings by Percy F. Westerman

The cry, taken up by a score of youthful voices, echoed and re-echoed along the concrete-paved corridors of the Averleigh T.D.S.—such being the official designation of the Training and Disciplinary School—one of those mushroom-growth establishments that bid fair to blossom into permanent instruction schools under the aegis of the juvenile but virile Royal Air Force.

Winter India by Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore

Winter India is a very good travel-book of the lighter kind. It is the work of an experienced traveler and writer of travels, a book of the pleasant, fluent, chattering variety, written frankly from the tourist's point of view. The author cares little for foreigners, and less for foreign problems; she simply likes to see things, and is clever in describing them. A good illustration of her style, which is always animated and often amusing, is afforded by the account of her first impression of Nautch dancing....

Wintersmoon by Hugh Walpole

Wintersmoon' is a 1928 horror novel by the English novelist Hugh Walpole. of his other novels of the 1920s, 'Wintersmoon', his first attempt at a full-length love story, portrays a clash between traditionalism and modernism; his own sympathies, though not spelled out, were clearly with the traditionalists.

Wintry Peacock by DH Lawrence

The present book 'Wintry Peacock' is a fiction short story written by the famous English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter - DH Lawrence. It was first published in the year 1921.

With Axe and Rifle by William Henry Giles Kingston

Some time after the termination of the long war which England had waged in the cause of liberty when well-nigh all the world was up in arms against her, my father, Captain Patrick Loraine, having served for many years as a subaltern, believing that he should no longer find employment for his sword, sold out of the army, and with the proceeds of his commission in his pocket, quitting the old country, came to the United States in the hopes of making his fortune more rapidly than he could expect to do at home.

With the British Legion by G. A. Henty

A library in a city house. A dining-room opens beyond a portière. The dinner-table is set. The library is furnished in red leather and dark wood. Books run to the ceiling. The carpet is indeterminate in tone. The heavy curtains are of a rich, dark crimson. A window is to be seen. The library is littered a little with the signs of feminine occupation. At one of the tables sits Mrs. Thorne. She is a young and beautiful woman, of stately presence and modest, high-bred manner. She is well-dressed—but not over-dressed—in a tea-gown such as a lady might wear in her own home when guests are not expected. The dress is cream-white; it falls open over a crimson skirt. The lamps are shaded with lace of red or of white. One with a white shade is on the table by which she sits. Her sewing materials are lying about, among books and magazines half-cut. She tries to sew upon a little boy’s lace collar, but throws her work down restlessly. Her face wears a troubled expression.

With the Night Mail: A Story of 2000 A.D. by Rudyard Kipling

"At nine o'clock of a gusty winter night I stood on the lower stages of one of the G. P. O. outward mail towers. My purpose was a run to Quebec in "Postal Packet 162 or such other as may be appointed"; and the Postmaster-General himself countersigned the order. This talisman opened all doors, even those in the despatching-caisson at the foot of the tower, where they were delivering the sorted Continental mail. The bags lay packed close as herrings in the long gray under-bodies which our G. P. O. still calls "coaches." Five such coaches were filled as I watched, and were shot up the guides to be locked on to their waiting packets three hundred feet nearer the stars." -an excerpt

With the Turks in Palestine by Alexander Aaronsohn

Historical work detailing experiences of early Jewish settlers in Palestine while still under Turkish rule from perspective of a well known Zionist political figure. Despite Aaronsohn's ties to the United States, he was pushed into serving in the Turkish Army with the start of the first World War as the Ottoman Empire controlled Palestine.

With the World’s Great Travellers, Volume 2 by Alexander von Humboldt

The reflective voyager, on his first sight of New York, is baffled when he attempts to catalogue his sensations. All is so completely in contrast with the capitals of Europe. The gloriously bright sky, air that drinks like champagne, the resultant springiness of life and movement, that overdoes itself in excitement and premature exhaustion, and the obtrusively visible defects of this surface enthusiasm, monotonous streets, unfinished or unbegun city improvements, and the conspicuous lack of play-spaces for children—this is the rough portrait sketch New York draws of itself for the newcomer.

With the World’s Great Travellers, Volume 4 by Leigh and Morris

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