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A War Time Wooing

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Charles King


Summary: [A War Time Wooing A Story Charles King by Charles King. Excerpt from the book... After months of disaster there had come authentic news of victory. All Union-loving men drew a long breath of relief when it was certain that Lee had given up the field and fallen back across the Potomac ]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 108

A Wayfarer In China

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Elizabeth Kendall


Excerpts: [... sort, for it is crossed by the main stream of the Min as well as by many smaller branches and canals, all alive with big and little craft. Chengtu is ...... dimly, carved on the face of the rock, the wonder of the region, a colossal Buddha more than three hundred feet in height, sitting serenely with ...... the Peace of the Great Release with one wild leap into the abyss below. At ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 270

A White Heart

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Aleksei Remizov


Excerpts: [... Ten tram-cars I let go past. I saw an old woman standing there, like myself, waiting. An ancient grandmother. To look at her face you would have thought ...... wait here for some time I'm no good for pushing, or hanging on. God preserve us from that! the grandmother interrupted me. Yes, the ...... was standing near us, and it was quite clear that she was with us but the young woman ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 181

A Wife Manufactured To Order

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Alice Fuller


Excerpts: [... city of W - - -a strange sign attracted my attention. I stopped, looked, fairly rubbed my eyes to see if they were rightly focused yes, there it was ...... and at least live in peace. But - what does this sign mean? I'll find out for myself. A ring of the bell brought a little white-haired, ...... home, something to live for. Beautiful - golly! I've seen some of the beautifulest ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 316

A Wild Education

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F St Mars


Summary: [Adam Mars-Jones (born 26 October 1954) is a British novelist and critic. He was born in London studied at Westminster School and read Classics at Trinity Hall Cambridge. He is a regular contributor to The Guardian The Observer The Times Literary Supplement and BBC Televisions Newsnight Review. His first collection of stories Lantern Lecture (1981) won a Somerset Maugham Award. Other works include ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 339

A Winter Tour In South Africa

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Frederick Young


Excerpts: [... the large and picturesque German Mission Station of Hebron, which is situated in the midst of a rich and fertile valley. One night we outspanned at ...... commander, whose unhappy and most unaccountable military blunder led to the lamentable and fatal defeat, which cost him his life, and resulted ...... spots, is an elevated suburb where many of the principal merchants, and others ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 346

A Wireless Message

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Ambrose Bierce


Summary: [Tom Swift (in some versions Tom Swift Jr. ) is the name of the central character in five series totaling over 100 volumes of juvenile science fiction and adventure novels that emphasize science invention and technology. The character was created by Edward Stratemeyer the founder of the Stratemeyer Syndicate a book-packaging firm. His adventures have been written by a number of different ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 321

A Woman Journey Through The Philippines

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Florence Kimball Russel


Excerpts: [... they merely advanced the day of execution. For had they not killed, and what is quite as bad in the Moro code of ethics, stolen? No punishment following ...... Then came sword-dances with naked blades, when some young Moro advanced and retreated, leaped high in the air, or crouched on the ground, waving ...... so that they were clothed quite decorously from shoulder to knee. There ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 185

A Woman Of The World

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Ella Wheeler Wilcox


Excerpts: [... would carry you through college. Yet when you had finished your course, you would find so many things you wanted to do, and must do, the debt ...... dear child, that I might talk from my heart, instead of writing from it. I am sorry that the secret, so long hidden, has been revealed to you, and ...... speech she may have carelessly dropped in your hearing which you know was not ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 495

A Woman Sold

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Augusta Webster


Excerpts: [... Dim shadow rests upon the quiet vale Night silence holds it yet in happy rest Voiceless the silver river shimmers pale ...... sentiment, Grace, innocence, aye even piety And taste in decking churches, such fawn eyes As yours are, Eleanor, and such a bloom Of an ...... Yes I who must see you pine, Worn with the weight of your heavy cross, Paler and thinner day by day, And know that ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 125

A Woman Thoughts About Women

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Dinah Maria Craik


Summary: [A Woman S Thoughts About Women by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik. This is an OCR edition without illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from GeneralBooksClub.com. You can also preview excerpts from the book there. Purchasers are also entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 203

A Woman Wartime Journal

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Dolly Sumner Lunt


Summary: [Originally published: Macon Ga. : J.W. Burke 1927. --text--text--text]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 89

A Woman Will

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Anne Warner


Summary: [A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: with Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects written by the eighteenth-century British feminist Mary Wollstonecraft is one of the earliest works of feminist philosophy. In it Wollstonecraft responds to those educational and political theorists of the eighteenth century who did not believe women should have an education. She argues that women ought to have ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 398

A Word Only A Word

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Georg Ebers


Excerpts: [... harnessed himself to the front of the vehicle. Marx went to and fro, pushing when necessary. The dumb woman waded through the snow by her husband's ...... mild, beautiful face of the dying man, it seemed as if he saw before him the sorrowful Mother of God-and to-morrow would be Christmas. Wounded ...... hand. Such a Christmas ought to be lauded! Wisdom, art, and courage at one ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 286

A World Called Crimson

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Darius John Granger


Summary: [A World Called Crimson by John Darius Granger. Vintage SciFi From Amazing Stories September 1956 There was a boy and a girl and a strange new planet the planet was alive with hideous dangers. But the boy and girl were very young and all Robin wanted to know was Who stole my doll ]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 240

A Wounded Name

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Charles King


Summary: [The Wounded Surgeon: Confession and Transformation in Six American Poets is a book by Adam Kirsch published in 2005 by W. W. Norton Company. The book considers in turn the work of six poets whose work has often been labelled confessional: Robert Lowell Elizabeth Bishop John Berryman Randall Jarrell Delmore Schwartz and Sylvia Plath. Kirsch has set out to write a brief biography of their poetry ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 61

A Yankee Flier Over Berlin

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Al Avery


Summary: [Avery Corman (born November 28 1935 in the Bronx New York) is an American novelist. He is the author of the novel Kramer vs. Kramer (1977) which created a sea change in attitudes toward child custody with the public and in the courts in the United States and internationally. Robert Benton wrote the screenplay and directed the movie of the same name Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) starring Dustin Hoffman ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 407

A Young Hero

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G Manville Fenn


Summary: [George Manville Fenn (January 3 1831 Pimlico - August 26 1909 Isleworth) was a British writer. He worked as a teacher in Lincolnshire until he became printer editor and publisher of various magazines. He had two sons and six daughters with his wife Susanna Leake whom he had married in 1855. He was editor and proprietor of Once a Week from 1873 until its demise in 1879 and then was entirely ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 134

Aaron Rod

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D Lawrence


Summary: [Lady Dugdale.--Aaron Trow.--The OConors of Castle Conor.--Relics of General Chasse?.--The chateau of Prince Polignac.--George Walker at Suez.]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 147

Abandonment To Divine Providence

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Father De Caussade


Excerpts: [... oh my God, to teach me the great secret of understanding how to keep myself in interior peace and silence, to allow of Your effecting in my soul ...... you tell me, which makes you walk like a crab. God will prevent great laxness and will allow small relaxations to keep you humble. St. Francis ...... desiring anything more until He judges fit to give it to you. In this way you will ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 187
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