Hidden Water (Western Novel): An Exciting Cowboy Adventure Tale Set in Arizona

This eBook edition of "Hidden Water (Western Novel)" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Excerpt: "After many long, brooding days of sunshine, when the clean-cut mountains gleamed brilliantly against the sky and the grama grass curled slowly on its stem, the rain wind rose up suddenly out of Papaguer?a and swooped down upon the desolate town of Bender, whirling a cloud of dust before it; and the inhabitants, man and horse, took to cover. New-born clouds, rushing out of the ruck of flying dirt, cast a cold, damp shadow upon the earth and hurried past; white-crested thunder-caps, piling-up above the Four Peaks, swept resolutely down to meet them; and the storm wind, laden with the smell of greasewood and wetted alkali, lashed the gaunt desert bushes mercilessly as it howled across the plain...." Dane Coolidge (1873?1940) was a prolific author of western novels and Indian tales.

HIWA – a Tale of Ancient Hawaii

In the gray twilight of that morning, centuries ago, Eaeakai paddled his fishing-canoe down the Waipio River and up the coast, straight to the Saw-Teeth of the Gods. In the early morning there was good fishing opposite those stupendous cliffs, and Eaeakai had taken to himself a buxom wahine (wife), who could not live on love alone any more than if she were a haole bride, but had to have her fish and poi.The Waipio Valley lay among surroundings both lovely and grand. The valley itself, only a few feet above sea-level was as flat as a Western prairie, was, then as now, rich almost beyond exaggeration, and green with all edible products of the lowlands. It was thickly dotted with grass huts, for in those times the population was dense.He had scarcely reached his fishing-ground and baited his turtle-shell hook when he heard a rustling sound overhead. As he looked up he caught glimpses through the dense foliage of a woman rapidly making her way down the steep incline, regardless of the sharp thorns and terrible lava that cut and tore her hands and feet and body. Yet, in spite of her desperate haste, and at the peril of her life, she firmly clutched and carefully guarded from rock and thorn the mamo which royalty alone might wear and live.Eaeakai gazed for a moment, dumb and motionless with amazement. Then he flung himself upon his face, crying, ?E moe o! E moe o! Hiwa, Moi Wahine!? Hiwa gave command before she reached the bottom of the cliff??Fisherman, bring me the boat! Wiki wiki! Quick!?And so begins the adventure of Hiwa on ancient Hawaii???Haole - not a native Hawaiian, referring especially to a European person.Mamo ? a Honeycreeper bird - now extinct.=============== KEYWORDS/TAGS: Hiwa, Ancient Hawaii, tale, Action, Adventure, canoe, wiki, islands, Aa, Aelani, altar, ancient, battle, beautiful, blood, boat, chiefs, crater, death, Eaeakai, fisherman, God, gods, heart, high-priest, Hiwa, Kaanaana, kane, keike, King, kingdom, Kohala, Kukuihaele, Lord, love, love, lover, mamo, Manoa, moi, mortal, mountains, noble, palace, Papaakahi, passage, poi, Queen, rainbow, royal, sacred, sea, spear, spearmen, throne, Ukanipo, valley, wahine, Waipio, Wakea, warriors, water, woman, paddle, flee, fled, deceipt, deception,

Karl Krinken, His Christmas Stocking

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King Solomon’s Mines

Many years ago George Curtis set out for South Africa in the wild hope of making a fortune. Since then his brother, Sir Henry Curtis, has not seen or heard of him. Sir Henry and his friend, Captain Good, decide that sitting around waiting is doing no good, and set out to find him. As luck would have it they meet Allan Quatermain, an experienced elephant hunter, who encountered the missing brother many years earlier. He had told Quatermain that he was searching for the mines of King Solomon - diamond mines, which most people believe to be a myth.With a glimmer of hope, and an idea which way he had headed, our heroic trio venture out into the unexplored regions of Africa. Their quest takes them into the very heart of danger. Unbelievable adventures follow involving ancient tribes, terrifying Kings and evil witches. Will our adventurers find George and the treasures rumored to be hidden in King Solomon's Mines? Or will the obstacles they experience prove too much for them?

Lady Hollyhock and Her Friends: A Book of Nature Dolls and Others

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Left Guard Gilbert

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LEGENDS OF NORSELAND – 24 Illustrated Norse and Viking Legends

Herein are 24 illustrated easy-to-read Norse and Viking legends, including the Song of the Valkyries, rewritten with young adults in mind. Here you will find the legends of the Norse and Viking inhabitants of Asgard ? Odin, Freya, Thor, Loki, Heimdall, Baldur and many others. These are the legends of the actions and feats of these high-dwellers before time itself had begun. These legends also give valuable background to the Marvel movies of Odin, Thor, Loki, Heimdall, Sif and others which will give you the reader more understanding about how the legends of Thor, Loki and other Scandinavian legends came to be. But do not be put off - these are the contemporary versions of these legends and stories re-written with young adults in mind, and not the heavy, hard to understand versions which academics would revel in. The legends in this volume are: I the beginning II. Yggdrasil III? odin at the well of wisdom IV? odin and the all-wise giant V? the stolen wine part i. VI? the stolen wine part ii VII. Loke?s theft VIII? thor?s hammer XI ?the theft of the hammer XII? the finding of the hammer XIII? the apples of life Parts I & II XV loke?s wolf XVI? the fenris wolf XVII? defeat of hrungner XVIII? thor and skrymer XIX thor and the? utgard-king XX? thor and the midgard serpent The Valkyries? song XXI? the dying baldur XXII? the punishment of loke XXIII? the darkness that fell on asgard This volume also includes a vocabulary which gives the spelling and pronunciations of the names of the characters in the legends. So, we invite you to curl up with these illustrated, ancient Northern legends and immerse yourself in the tales and lore of yesteryear. ---------------------------- KEYWORDS: fairy tales, folklore, myths, legends, children?s stories, children?s stories, bygone era, fairydom, fairy land, classic stories, children?s bedtime stories, fables, Legends of Norseland, the beginning, yggdrasil, ygdrasil, odin, well of wisdom, all-wise giant, stolen wine, loki, loke?s theft, thor, hammer, Sleipnir, theft of the hammer, finding of the hammer, apples of life, loke?s wolf, fenris wolf, defeat of hrungner, thor and skrymer, thor and the? utgard-king, thor and the midgard serpent, valkyries? song, dying baldur, punishment of loke, darkness that fell on Asgard, Norse, Viking, inhabitants of Asgard, Freya, Heimdall, Frigg, Gold-fax,Hrungner, horse, H?dor, Hodor, Idun, Apples of Youth, J?tunheim, Jotunheim, M?dgard, abode of men, Magne, Norn, Three fates, three young women, Ragnarok, Twilight of the gods, Sif, Thunder-god, Valhalla

Little Peter: A Christmas Morality (Warmhearted Book for a Child of Any Age)

"The pine forest is a wonderful place. The pine-trees stand in ranks like the soldiers of some vast army, side by side, mile after mile, in companies and regiments and battalions, all clothed in a sober uniform of green and grey. But they are unlike soldiers in this, that they are of all ages and sizes; some so small that the rabbits easily jump over them in their play, and some so tall and stately that the fall of them is like the falling of a high tower. And the pine-trees are put to many different uses. They are made into masts for the gallant ships that sail out and away to distant ports across the great ocean. Others are sawn into planks, and used for the building of sheds; for the rafters and flooring, and clap-boards and woodwork of our houses; for railway-sleepers, and scaffoldings, and hoardings. Others are polished and fashioned into articles of furniture. Turpentine comes from them, which the artist uses with his colours, and the doctor in his medicines; which is used, too, in the cleaning of stuffs and in a hundred different ways. While the pine-cones, and broken branches and waste wood, make bright crackling fires by which to warm ourselves on a winter's day. But there is something more than just this I should like you to think about in connection with the pine forest; for it, like everything else that is fair and noble in nature, has a strange and precious secret of its own."

MARTHA FINLEY Ultimate Collection ? 35+ Novels in One Volume (Including the Complete Elsie Dinsmore Series & Mildred Keith Collection): Timeless Children Classics & Other Novels With Original Illustrations: Ella Clinton, Edith’s Sacrifice, Signing the Contract and What It Cost, the Thorn in the Nest, the Tragedy of Wild River Valley?

This carefully crafted ebook: "MARTHA FINLEY Ultimate Collection ? 35+ Novels in One Volume (Including The Complete Elsie Dinsmore Series & Mildred Keith Collection)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Elsie Dinsmore Series Elsie Dinsmore Elsie's Holidays at Roselands Elsie's Girlhood Elsie's Womanhood Elsie's Motherhood Elsie's Children Elsie's Widowhood Grandmother Elsie Elsie's New Relations Elsie at Nantucket Two Elsies Elsie's Kith and Kin Elsie's Friends at Woodburn Christmas with Grandma Elsie Elsie and the Raymonds Elsie Yachting with the Raymonds Elsie's Vacation Elsie at Viamede Elsie at Ion Elsie at the World's Fair Elsie's Journey on Inland Waters Elsie at Home Elsie on the Hudson Elsie in the South Elsie's Young Folks Elsie's Winter Trip Elsie and Her Loved Ones Elsie and Her Namesakes Mildred Keith Series Mildred Keith Mildred at Roselands Mildred and Elsie Mildred's Married Life Mildred at Home Mildred's Boys and Girls Mildred's New Daughter Other Novels Edith's Sacrifice Ella Clinton Signing the Contract and What it Cost The Thorn in the Nest The Tragedy of Wild River Valley Martha Finley (1828-1909) was a teacher and author of numerous works, the most well-known being the 28 volume Elsie Dinsmore series which was published over a span of 38 years.

MARTHA FINLEY Ultimate Collection ? 35+ Novels in One Volume (Including the Complete Elsie Dinsmore Series & Mildred Keith Collection): Timeless Children Classics & Other Novels With Original Illustrations: Ella Clinton, Edith’s Sacrifice, Signing the Contract and What It Cost, the Thorn in the Nest, the Tragedy of Wild River Valley?

This carefully crafted ebook: "MARTHA FINLEY Ultimate Collection ? 35+ Novels in One Volume (Including The Complete Elsie Dinsmore Series & Mildred Keith Collection)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Elsie Dinsmore Series Elsie Dinsmore Elsie's Holidays at Roselands Elsie's Girlhood Elsie's Womanhood Elsie's Motherhood Elsie's Children Elsie's Widowhood Grandmother Elsie Elsie's New Relations Elsie at Nantucket Two Elsies Elsie's Kith and Kin Elsie's Friends at Woodburn Christmas with Grandma Elsie Elsie and the Raymonds Elsie Yachting with the Raymonds Elsie's Vacation Elsie at Viamede Elsie at Ion Elsie at the World's Fair Elsie's Journey on Inland Waters Elsie at Home Elsie on the Hudson Elsie in the South Elsie's Young Folks Elsie's Winter Trip Elsie and Her Loved Ones Elsie and Her Namesakes Mildred Keith Series Mildred Keith Mildred at Roselands Mildred and Elsie Mildred's Married Life Mildred at Home Mildred's Boys and Girls Mildred's New Daughter Other Novels Edith's Sacrifice Ella Clinton Signing the Contract and What it Cost The Thorn in the Nest The Tragedy of Wild River Valley Martha Finley (1828-1909) was a teacher and author of numerous works, the most well-known being the 28 volume Elsie Dinsmore series which was published over a span of 38 years.

NAN OF THE GYPSIES – a Coming of Age Novel

A FREE ?Coming of Age? YA novel about Gypsy and Roma folk in America's Western states. ? Nan is an orphan child travelling with a gypsy caravan in California. She is adopted and educated by a wealthy woman who loves her as if she were her own child. Her benefactress loses her fortune, but Nan does her part to help the household survive economically. When her long lost uncle arrives from Romania, Nan learns that her father was a famous Gypsy musician and her mother came from a wealthy and important Romanian family. When her mother and father died unexpectedly when she was a baby, she was given to her father?s sister to be raised among the Gypsies. Difficulties among the Gypsy clan forced her to leave the caravan, and thus she was adopted and raised by the wealthy woman. In the end, a neighbour boy who has loved Nan for years, proposes and they get married. They go on a Gypsy honeymoon in a ?roulotte.? (round-topped wooden caravan pulled by horse). What happens next you ask? Well, you?ll just have to download and read this FREE book to find out for yourself. NOTE: Some interesting parts of this story are that this book was written in 1926, and it takes place in southern California. The band of Gypsies were in fact, trying to go over the border into Mexico. TAGS: Nan of the Gypsies, California, American Gypsies, Romania, benefactress, fortune, loses, assist, economically, caravan, roulette, horse-pulled, love, proposal, marriage, gypsy honeymoon, adventure, coming of age, YA, young adult, round-topped, growing up, maturing, teenage, educated,

New Lights on Old Paths

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Nine Unlikely Tales

Edith Nesbit (1858 ? 1924) was a prolific and popular writer of children's literature, publishing more than 60 such books under the name E. Nesbit. She was also a political activist and co-founded the Fabian Society, which had a significant influence on the Labour Party and British politics in general. ?Nine Unlikely Tales? is a 1901 collection of short stories for children, including ?The Cockatoucanor Great Aunt Willoughby?, ?The Blue Mountain?, ?The Prince, Two Mice, and Some Kitchen Maids?, and others. These charming tales would make for perfect bedtime reading or as an introduction to the wonderful world of short stories for young readers. Illustrated by H. R. Millar and Claude A. Shepperson. Other notable works by this author include: ?The Prophet's Mantle? (1885), ?Something Wrong? (1886), and ?The Marden Mystery? (1896). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

OG SON OF FIRE – the Pre-Historic Adventures of Og

This is a classic story of early mankind. Og is a boy living in prehistory at a time when fire is just starting to be used. This is a time when the battle with carnivorous beasts occurred on a daily basis and rival tribes fought each other for supremacy. Survival is a key element in this story which can be used to show young people just how fortunate they are that they don?t have to face such dangers on a daily basis.Some of the 19 stories in this volume are: The Call of Cooked Meat, The Fire Demon, The Crack in the Earth, The First Camp Fire, In Which the Wolf Becomes Dog, At Bay With the Wolf Pack, Captive of the Tree People, The Python?s Coils.The first stories of Og, a cave boy who lived half a million years ago, appeared on the pages of Boys' Life, the Boy Scout magazine (USA), in December, 1921. They were written by Irving Crump [1887-1979], a writer and editor of Boys' Life, and in 1922 they were published as a book, "Og - Son of Fire."A US nation-wide radio show, "Og - Son of Fire" aired in 1934-35, hosted by Libby. It was originally aired by WBBM, Chicago and later by WABC, New York and then over?the CBS radio?network. It was accompanied by premiums and the publication of a Whitman "Big Little Book" in 1936 which was converted into a Dell comic in 1937.================KEYWORDS/TAGS: Og Son of Fire, story, stories, young adult, folklore, young adult fiction, action, adventure, prehistory, carnivorous, animals, rival, tribe, survival, fight, outwit, danger, apes, blackness, boy, burn, canyon, cavern, caves, cliff, courage, crouch, Demon, fire, flames, forest, giant, Gog, hairy, huge, hunter, hunting, leader, man, meat, mountain, odor,?odour, Og, pack, people, realization, Scar, stones, tiger, valley, Wab, warmth, wolf, wolves, woods, show of strength, unity, togetherness, baby, radio show, action comic, beasts, tree house, tree living, flee, scarper,

Oswald Bastable and Others

?Oswald Bastable and Others? is a trilogy of children's novels by Edith Nesbit (1858 ? 1924), including ?The Story of the Treasure Seekers? (1899), ?The Wouldbegoods? (1901), and ?The New Treasure Seekers? (1904). Nesbit was a prolific and popular writer of children's literature, publishing more than 60 such books under the name E. Nesbit. She was also a political activist and co-founded the Fabian Society, which had a significant influence on the Labour Party and British politics in general. This charming children's trilogy would make for perfect bedtime reading and constitutes a must-have for fans and collectors of Nesbit's wonderful work. Other notable works by this author include: ?The Prophet's Mantle? (1885), ?Something Wrong? (1886), and ?The Marden Mystery? (1896). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

PRINCESS WHITE FLAME – the Adventures of Prince Radiance and Princess Whileflame in the Fire Kingdom

This is a children?s story about a curse placed on Princess White Flame of the Fire Fairies and how it was lifted.In this story you will hear tell of Prince Radiance, and Princess White Flame, who lived in the Fire Country and of many strange and wonderful adventures on which they journeyed on to reach, at last, a never-ending happiness. OF all the fairy countries in the world none is more wonderful or beautiful than the country where the Fire Fairies live. Into that land no fairies of the earth, or air, or water dare venture. They would be seared, or changed to ash or vapor. There are many doors which open into the Fire Kingdom. They number in the thousands, and hundreds of thousands. Wherever you see the firelight flicker, wherever you see flames leaping and dancing, wherever you hear the snap of the burning logs, there you may be sure is an open door.Then if you choose to creep close to it, and peer in, you may perhaps see wonderful things; fairy forms that flit and vanish, and reappear, and vanish again among the leaping flames. Perhaps, also, you may see the shining domes and glittering turrets of the fairy palaces. But when the fire burns down, and the hearth grows dark the door is closed?there is no more to be seen of that wonderland. In the very heart of the Fire Country stands the palace of King Red Flame, the gleaming flame-coloured palace, the Palace of Burning Coals. Around it lies a wonderful garden, where paths wind away among great fields of fire lilies, and flame roses lift their heads, and the tall shining trees rustle in the wind with a sound like the whispering of the fire on the hearth. Here in this glowing country the good and happy fairies work and play, and serve their king as all good fairies should. But not all fairies in this land are good and happy. Beyond the glow of the roses and the lilies, beyond all sight of the glimmering trees, there lies another part of the country where the evil fairies live. Here are great Plains of Ash, and huge Caverns of Soot, and stretches of gloom in which the Shadow Witch comes and goes. Here lurk the Imps of Darkness, Dragons crouch, and Wizards dwell. Perhaps sometimes when you have looked into the Fireplace you have seen those dismal plains and darksome valleys. They lie away from the heart of the Fire, at the side of the Hearth, and between the flames and the heaps of ashes. Yesterday?s Books for Today?s Charities. 10% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charity. ============= KEYWORDS/TAGS: children's stories, folklore, fairy tales, folk tales, myths, legends, storyteller, bedtime story, moral stories, happiness, fable, Princess Whiteflame, , Ash, black, blonde, body, break, breast, brother, Burning, Cave, Chimney, Cloak, Coals, cradle, Curling, curls, dark, Dragon, Earth, entrance, errand, evil, Fairies, Fairy, Fire, firm, Flame, Flames, Flying, folds, garden, Giant, Glow, Goblin, gold, golden, Green, Grey, head, King, Land, love, magic, Majesty, messenger, palace, pass, presence, Prince, Princess, pure, Queen, Radiance, Red, restore, rose, Shadow, shining, Smoke, Soot, spell, Sword, Veil, wand, whisper, white, Whiteflame, wicked, Wind, Wisdom, Wise, Witch, Wizard

RAGO and GONI – the Tree-Dweller Children

Rago and Goni were brother and sister. They lived a long time ago in a country far, far away. They lived among the tall trees on the wooded hill near the river with their mother and baby sister.Rago and Goni always slept in trees. It was the only ?house? they knew. At night their mother selected ?beds? in the oak trees, because the strong branches were woven together with vines. These vines made good strong beds for the children and they would tie themselves to the branches with vines to keep from falling.One morning very early Rago awakened with a start. He sat up and listened. He had been fast asleep in the branches of the strong oak tree. He had been sleeping so soundly that he had to rub his eyes to make himself wake up. Then he looked down toward the foot of the tree.There stood two huge panthers. Rago was afraid, for he knew that the panthers could climb trees quickly and easily.?What shall I do, what shall I do?? he thought.He was almost afraid to move for fear the panthers would rush right up the tree. Just then he heard his mother call softly from a nearby tree. She too had seen the panthers. Goni was still fast asleep, she had not heard the fierce cry of the panthers.?Waken your sister, Rago,? called his mother, ?she is fast asleep.??All right, mother,? he answered softly.Rago sprang lightly from one branch to the other until he reached the oak tree in which Goni slept. He had to be very quiet so the panthers would not hear him. Not a sound did he make so lightly did he go, and soon he reached the tree in which Goni slept.?Wake up, Goni, wake up, Goni,? whispered Rago. ?The panthers are at the foot of these trees.?Goni sat up and began to cry. She was very frightened. ?Hush, hush, sister,? whispered Rago, ?the panthers will hear you. Come, we must go to another part of the forest.??Where is mother?? cried Goni.?She is coming with baby sister,? whispered Rago. ?Hurry, spring lightly, so the panthers will not hear you.? Very nimbly they sprang from branch to branch and soon they reached another part of the forest.Their mother followed them with baby sister upon her back.Soon they stopped to rest and listen??.What happened next you ask? Did the panthers hear Rago and Goni as they moved swiftly through the trees? Had they followed the family?Well you?ll have to download this little book to find out!==============KEYWORDS/TAGS: Rago, Goni, Tree Dweller, tree-dweller, Children, animals, baby, basket, bear, beast, berry, brave, brother, cave, children, fierce, fire, forest, frightened, hunt, jungle, leader, Long-head, men, mother, nuts, panther, rabbit, rhinoceros, river, shout, sister, Strong-arm, teeth, torch, trees, wild, wild animal, wolf, woman,

Rilla of Ingleside

This eBook edition of "Rilla of Ingleside" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Rilla of Ingleside, an irrepressible 15-year-old, is the youngest daughter of Anne and Gilbert Blythe. She is excited about her first adult party and blissfully unaware of the chaos that the Western world is about to enter, being on the brink of the First World War. Her parents worry because Rilla seems not to have any ambition, is not interested in attending college, and is more concerned with having fun. Once the Continent descends into war, many of her playmates, brothers, and her sweetheart Ken Ford, enlist and end up fighting in Europe. As the war drags on, Rilla matures and does many great things for the community, while waiting for Ken to come back.

SYLVIE and BRUNO – a Fantasy Tale for Children

Sylvie and Bruno was first published in 1889 by Lewis Carroll and illustrated by Harry Furniss, same who also illustrated an edition of ?Alice?s Adventures in Wonderland?. This edition has 46 pen and ink illustrations.Lady Sylvie is a young Sprite at the beginning of the novel, and later a true Fairy. Sylvie is the princess of Fairyland, daughter of the Warden, and sister of Bruno. While exhibiting very innocent traits, she seems far more mature than her younger brother, and often becomes exasperated with his illogical statements ? just as with most brothers and sisters.Just as with ?Alice?s Adventures in Wonderland? expect all the elements of fantasy and fantasmagorical beings and creatures for this adventure in fairyland.The novel has two main plots: one set in the real world, reflecting the time in which the book was published (the Victorian era), the other in the fantasy world of Fairyland. While the latter plot is a fairy tale with many nonsense elements and poems, similar to Carroll's Alice books, the story set in Victorian Britain is a social novel, with its characters discussing various concepts and aspects of religion, society, and morality.============KEYWORDS/TAGS: Sylvie and Bruno, Lewis Carroll, folklore, fairy tales, myths and legends, children?s stories, bedtime stories, parents with children, parents with babies, mothers with children, fathers with children, grandparents, fables, moral tale, Bruno, Lady Sylvie, Professor, Arthur, Muriel, children, words, Vice-Warden, Earl, Chancellor, Warden, Uggug, Gardener, flowers, whisper, Baron, Frogs, music, King, Queen, beautiful, animals, arrow, Arthur, Baby, Banquet, Beggar, Bible, Birthday-Treat, blackberries, blotting-paper, Boots, bouquet, breakfast, saloon, buns, candid, Captain, chain, cheeks, cigar, company, conspiracy, creature, crickets, croaking, Crocodile, dagger, dignity, dindledums, Doctor, Doggee, Dogland, Doos, dream, Eastward, eerie, Elveston, Emperor, escort, faces, Fairyland, faithful, fifteen, Forester, Free-Will, happily, Ghost, gloomy, golden, farewells, Hamlet, hare-bells, Head-Growler, head-over-heels, hearts, Highness, jamp, jolly, journey, key, kiss, Lecture, Lindon, Lion, Locket, London, , Macbeth, Magic, Majesty, market-place, Mouse, Muriel, Newfoundland, nuffin, nursemaid, Outland, passionate, Paul, peasant, Peter, Phlizz, pleasure, plunge-bath, Poem, Prince, Princess, puzzle, race, red, rosy, Royal, Sabbath-Day, savage, Science, Shakespeare, sharp, Sonata, Song, swallow, TING, triumphant, waiters, welly, give it some welly, West, wicked, wild, wizout, y?reince

Teddy Bears

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The Adventures of Billy Topsail

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The Big Christmas Basket: 200+ Christmas Novels, Stories, Poems & Carols (Illustrated): Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, the Gift of the Magi, a Christmas Carol, Silent Night, the Three Kings, Little Lord Fauntleroy, the Heavenly Christmas Tree, Little Women, the Tale of Peter Rabbit?

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way? Christmas is here, and so are we with our biggest ever Christmas basket. There's something for everyone - novels, short stories, poems, and carols - for a cozy and wonderful holiday enjoyment. So grab a cup of coffee and soak into the spirit of festive cheer with our "The Big Christmas Basket": Novels: Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (L. Frank Baum) Little Women (Louisa May Alcott) The Wonderful Wizard of OZ (L. Frank Baum) Little Lord Fauntleroy (Frances Hodgson Burnett) Anne of Green Gables (Lucy Maud Montgomery) Black Beauty (Anna Sewell) Christmas-Tree Land (M.L. Molesworth) Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame) Peter Pan and Wendy (J. M. Barrie) Oliver Twist Pollyanna (Eleanor H. Porter) At the Back of the North Wind (George MacDonald) A Versailles Christmas-Tide (A. S. Boyd) The Man Who Forgot Christmas (Max Brand)... Short Stories: A Merry Christmas & Other Christmas Stories (Louisa May Alcott) The Gift of the Magi (O. Henry) Papa Panov's Special Christmas (Leo Tolstoy) Doctor Marigold's Prescriptions (Charles Dickens) The Tailor of Gloucester (Beatrix Potter) The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter) The Christmas Guest (Selma Lagerl?f) At Christmas Time (Anton Chekhov) Little Gretchen and the Wooden Shoe Toinette and the Elves (Susan Coolidge) The Heavenly Christmas Tree (Dostoevsky) The Princess and the Goblin The Nutcracker and the Mouse King The Little Match Girl Little Jean (Francois Coppe) How the Fir Tree Became the Christmas Tree The Magi in the West and Their Search for the Christ The Little Shepherd... Poems & Carols: Silent Night The Three Kings (H. W. Longfellow) Christmas Bells (Longfellow) Christmas at Sea (Stevenson) Christmas in the Olden Time (Walter Scott) Old Santa Claus (Clement Clarke Moore) The Twelve Days of Christmas Minstrels (Wordsworth) Ring Out, Wild Bells (Tennyson) Hymn on the Morning of Christ's Nativity (John Milton) A Christmas Carol (Coleridge)?

The Black Dwarf: Historical Novel

As Hobbie Elliot and Patrick Earnscliff went across the Liddesdale hills of the Scottish Borders, going to Hobbies home, the moon suddenly revealed the figure of a human dwarf, who, on being spoken to, refused their offers of assistance. Next morning Hobbie and Earnscliff went to confront the strange being by daylight; and having helped him in collecting stones for constructing a hut, they supplied him with food and other necessaries. In a short time he had completed his dwelling, and became known to the neighbors as Elshender the Recluse. From that point on, Elshie, a loner goat shepherd, regarded by the locals as being in league with the Devil becomes embroiled in a complex tale of love, revenge, betrayal, Jacobite schemes and a threatened forced marriage.

The BOJABI TREE – an African Children’s Folktale

In the jungles of deepest darkest Africa, the animals were hungry for there was nothing to eat. They fought for scraps and tit-bits until they came across a tree, the Bojabi tree (the mango-melon-pomegranate tree} which they smelled of apple-orange-plum-pear-banana. They wanted to rat the rich, red fruit but found they could not, because they did not know the fruit?s name.The animals took it in turns to leave and cross the dry and dusty African plains to ask the king of the jungle, the Lion, for the answer. But somehow on the return journey they keep forgetting what they have been told. Until, all that is left is the slow Tortoise. Will he manage to make the trip and remember the all-important name?This retelling of a traditional tale from Gabon is told using rhyme and repetition, giving it a rhythmic quality which begs to be read aloud. Edith Rickert?s text is perfectly matched by Gleb Botkin?s illustrations, bringing the African animals and scenery to life.===============KEYWORDS/TAGS: Bojabi tree, folklore, fairy tales, myths and legends, parents with children, mothers with children, parents to be, mothers to be, grandparents, advice, afraid, African, Beasts, animals, appleorangeplumpearbanana, A-rash-oo, A-rashum, asleep, A-tchoo, ker-lipp, Baby, bananapearplumorangeapple, Bear, beautiful, beg, BOJABI, Bruno, buzz, canoe, chatter, circus, clumsy, crawl, cream, Crocodile, delicious, eat, eighteen, Elephant, Elizabeth, forget, fruit, food, Giddy, Goat, great, happy, Hippo, Humpy, hunger, ker-lump, ker-lipp, Ker-splash, King, Leo, lion, Majesty, Mimi, Monkey, muffler, night, paddle, Pinky Pig, Puddle, Rat, remember, river, Robin, rowboat, sailboat, sail, school, shell, shriek, sing, SNIFF, Squeak, squeal, squeeze, skedaddle, stockings, SUNSET, Tabby, Tiger, Tommy Tortoise, trumpet, wail, whisper, yawn

The DEEP-LAKE MYSTERY: Locked-Room Mystery

"The Deep Lake Mystery" is a locked-room mystery set in a lake-house in rural North America. Mr. Norris is invited to join his old friend, the detective Keeley Moore at Deep Lake, for a vacation. Their holiday is ruined when one of Moore's neighbors is killed in his own bed under strange circumstances. The only door in or out is locked, all the windows open into a lake too dangerous to dive into, and the dead man is surrounded by an odd assortment of items carefully staged around him. Carolyn Wells (1862-1942) was an American writer and poet. Among the most famous of her mystery novels were the Fleming Stone Detective Stories, and Pennington Wise series. She also wrote several Sherlock Holmes stories.

The DIGGERS – the Australians in France

In this small ebook, are but nine chapters which give an Australian perspective of their time spent on the Western Front in France. The imperishable deeds of the Commonwealth?s glorious soldiers, least of all the Australians, or Diggers, have carved for themselves a deep niche in the topmost towers of the Temple of the Immortals. The story of the valour of the Diggers will live throughout the ages, and future generations of Australians will speak of them as we do of all the heroic figures of antiquity. Their valour has covered Australia with a lustre that shines throughout the world, so that her name, which in 1914 was little known, by 1918 had become a household word in the mouths of all the peoples of the earth. The Great War made Australia?a young community without traditions?a nation, acutely and proudly conscious of its nationality. Upon that day some hundred years gone, when in the grey of early dawn the first Australian soldier leapt upon an unknown shore and in the face of a murderous fire scaled the heights of Gaba Tepe?a feat of arms almost unparalleled in the history of war?the young Australian Community put on the toga of nationhood, and in one stride entered on a footing equal to any other nation in the family of free nations of the earth. Gallipoli?scene of that most glorious attempt which though falling short of the promised success, lost nothing of its greatness?thy name is and forever will be held sacred to all! When Gallipoli had been given up as a forlorn hope, the soldiers of the Commonwealth were relocated to Europe?s Western Front, when in the Spring of 1918 the great German offensive pressed back and by force of numbers broke through the sorely tried British line, the Australian divisions were hurried down from the North and rushed up to stem the German armies. The story of the battles fought by the Australians before Amiens is amongst the most thrilling in the history of this great world conflict. Here the fate of civilization was decided. The great German army, marching along the road in column of route, like the armies of Napoleon a hundred years before, ?reached the crest of high land overlooking Amiens, and with but a few miles between them and the key to Paris, were held up by a veritable handful of Australians, later reinforced as the rest of the Divisions came to hand. It was the turning of the tide; the fighting raged around Villers-Bretonneux, but the car of the German Juggernaut rolled forward no more. An impassable barrier had been set up beyond which the enemy could not pass. But the young soldiers of Australia, not satisfied with arresting his onward march, began to force the Hun back; at first slowly, and then faster and faster, until in the great offensive of August 8, when along with four Divisions of Canadians and two British, they swept him back in headlong rout, nor gave him pause until breaking through the vaunted Hindenburg line they stood victorious at Beaurevoir. The deeds of these brave men will remain forever fresh in the minds of the Commonwealth and Allied nations. Australia has reason to be proud of her war effort; she has done great things; but she has paid a great price. That a small community of just five million recruited and sent 330,000 men twelve thousand miles across the seas, is a great thing. The number dead?57,000?with total casualties?289,723?show how great the price Australia paid for Liberty. Indeed, it was the ?new? colonies of South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and Canada which paid a heavy price in war dead. It would only be another 21 years before they would be asked to pay yet again.

The Invasion of 1910 & the Great War in England in 1897

These 2 novels are visionary fantasy books, and paradoxical, extremely popular in Britain before the horrors of World War I. "The Great War in England in 1897" ? Coalition forces led by Russia and France invade Britain and make several early advances, but the Germans land in Britain as allies coming to help repulse the invasion. The brave English patriots, together with German soldiers, will try to turn the tide. "The Invasion of 1910" ? Sides are turned and Germany is an invader now. The German soldiers have managed to land a sizable invasion force on the East Coast of England. They advance inland, cutting all telegraph lines and despoiling farmland as they go. The British struggle to mount a proper defense, and the Germans eventually reach London and occupy half the city. William Le Queux (1864-1927) was an Anglo-French writer who mainly wrote in the genres of mystery, thriller, and espionage, particularly in the years leading up to World War I. His best-known works are the anti-French and anti-Russian invasion fantasy "The Great War in England in 1897" and the anti-German invasion fantasy "The Invasion of 1910."

The Leader of the Lower School: A Tale of School Life

This book has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature. This forms a part of the knowledge base for future generations. We havent used any OCR or photocopy to produce this book. The whole book has been typeset again to produce it without any errors or poor pictures and errant marks.

The Little Colonel’s Christmas Vacation: Children’s Adventure Novel

Lloyd Sherman is an adorable little girl who bears the nickname "The Little Colonel" because of resemblance to her grandfather and army veteran "The Old Colonel." When she comes back home from the boarding school, she is brought down by a flu and unable to enjoy her time at home. Comes Christmas time, even though she is not fully recovered, The Little Colonel refuses to obey nurse's orders and decides to take pleasure in Christmas festivities.

The LITTLE GREEN GOBLIN – a Goblin Takes a Boy on the Adventure of a Lifetime

Little Bob Taylor was mad, discouraged, and thoroughly miserable. Things had gone wrong?as things have the habit of doing with mischievous, fun-loving boys of ten?and he was disgruntled and disgusted. One lesson was not disposed of before another intrusively presented itself, and tasks at home multiplied with such regularity they rivalled that of the evils of Pandora?s box. Yes, Bob was all out of sorts. School was a bore; tasks at home were a botheration.Then one night Bob received a visit from a mischievous Little Green Goblin ? and everything changed???..Just how did they change you ask? Well, you just have to download this book to find out for yourself.10% of the publisher?s profits are donated to charity.Yesterday?s books for today?s Charities.============KEYWORDS/TAGS: The Little Green Goblin, childrens fantasy, folklore, fairy tale, fable, action, adventure, young adult, young people, readers, bibliophile, Midnight Visit, Storm, Danger, Giant, Lost, Desert, Magnetize, magnetise, Spring, Encounter, Wireless Message, Headquarters, strange lands, aeronaut, a?ronaut, air-tank, anchor, Arabs, balloon, beast, binoculars, Bob, bottom, boy-giant, camels, chemist, children, companion, comrade, country, croaked, desire, devils, ejaculated, electric, Epilepsy, factories, feather-bed, feathers, Fitz, goblin, Goblinland, Goblinville, gob-tabs, gold, lad, laugh, laughed, leopard, lion, lips, little, locker, magic, mayor, medicine, Mee, moonlight, mountain, needle, nuggets, oasis, ocean, officer, palace, parrot, pop, Portuguese, Roberty, Boberty, sheik, south, sprite, Taylor, thumb-screw, thunder, wild,