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The Drone

  [english | 1934]  

Abraham Merritt


Summary: [The drone.--The turn of the road.--Red turf.--The troth.]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 203

The Fox Woman

  [english | 1949]  

Abraham Merritt


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: [fiction | fantasy | short storiesDownloads: 477

The People Of The Pit

  [english | 1918]  

Abraham Merritt


Summary: [Bringing Out the Best in People (How to Enjoy Helping Others Excel) is a leadership book written by Alan Loy McGinnis in 1985. The book describes 12 rules that a leader should follow to motivate team members. This book has been used frequently by people new to a supervisor or management position. This book was originally published in May 1985 and an 20th anniversary edition was published in 2005. ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 271

The Pool Of The Stone God

  [english | 1923]  

Abraham Merritt


Excerpts: [... James Marston's story. A score of learned bodies have courteously heard him tell it, and then among themselves have lamented that so brilliant ...... and gauntlets with which each man of the party is provided. The five of us, said Professor Marston, sat side by side on the beach. There was Wilkinson ...... about five hundred miles northeast of the Guinea coast. The five of us had ...]
Genres: [fiction | fantasy | short storiesDownloads: 91

The Women Of The Wood

  [english | 1926]  

Abraham Merritt


Excerpts: [... day after day, week after week. The trees had nursed him soft whisperings of leaves, slow chant of the needled pines, had first deadened, ...... mail. And when the winds blew and the crests of the trees bent under them, it was as though dainty demoiselles picked up fluttering, leafy skirts, ...... But there had been such suggestion of conscious action in the branch's recoil, so ...]
Genres: [fiction | fantasy | short storiesDownloads: 443

Three Lines Of Old French

  [english | 1919]  

Abraham Merritt


Excerpts: [... even greater knowledge will be found. It was the clinic unsurpassed for the psychologist even more than for the surgeon. Latour, the great little French ...... of purpose, burning with the white fire of the first Crusaders, he took his place in the ranks. Clean-cut, blue-eyed, standing six feet in his stocking ...... the poilus, and they loved him. Twice was he wounded in the ...]
Genres: [fiction | psychological | short storiesDownloads: 252

Through The Dragon Glass

  [english | 1917]  

Abraham Merritt


Excerpts: [... and look at it! Wonderful? It is more than wonderful, the Dragon Glass! Whoever made it lived when the gods walked about the earth creating something ...... man worth ten millions can't step out into thin air and vanish without leaving behind him the probability of some commotion, naturally. The newspapers ...... shot up dusky little vaporous yellow flames. Afterward you were aware ...]
Genres: [fiction | fantasy | short storiesDownloads: 38

A Mixture Of Genius

  [english | 1958]  

Adam Castle


Summary: [Who but the imaginative young shall inherit the stars?]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 326

The Perfectionists

  [english | 1960]  

Adam Castle


Summary: [Is there something wrong with you? Do you fail to fit in with your group? Nervous anxious ill-at-ease? Happy about it? Lucky you!]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 306

The Merchants Of Venus

  [english | 1954]  

Ah Phelps


Summary: [A pioneer movement is like a building?the foundation is never built for beauty!]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 24

Survival Tactics

  [english | 1958]  

Al Sevcik


Summary: [Survival! is a collection of science fiction stories by Gordon R. Dickson. It was first published by Baen Books in 1984. Most of the stories originally appeared in the magazines Astounding Fantasy and Science Fiction If Imagination Fantastic Infinity Science Fiction Future and Venture]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 32

Shepherd Of The Planets

  [english | 1959]  

Alan Mattox


Summary: [Renner had a purpose in life. And the Purpose in Life had Renner.]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 402

Marleys Chain

  [english | 1952]  

Alan Nourse


Summary: [Tams problem was simple. He lived in a world that belonged to someone else.]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 343

Texas Week

  [english | 1954]  

Albert Hernhuter


Summary: [One of the chief purposes of psychiatry is to separate fantasy from reality. It is reasonable to expect that future psychiatrists will know more about this borderline than the most learned doctors of today. Yet now and again even the best of them may encounter situations that defy all logic.]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 294

Sweet Their Blood And Sticky

  [english | 1961]  

Albert Teichner


Summary: [They werent human--werent even related to humanity through ties of blood--but they were our heirs!]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 154

La Dame De Pique

  [french | 1834]  

Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin


Excerpts: [... au pharaon. Un soir, au jeu de la cour, elle perdit sur parole, contre le duc d???Orl??ans, une somme tr??s consid??rable. Rentr??e chez elle, ...... Tomski. ??? Comment?! s?????cria Naroumof, tu as une grand-m??re qui sait trois cartes gagnantes, et tu n???as pas encore su te les faire indiquer?? ...... ans, et mettait ?? sa toilette tout le temps et toute la pompe d???une petite ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 344

La Fille Du Capitaine

  [french | 1836]  

Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin


Excerpts: [... m'invita `a d^iner avec lui, `a la soldat, et, comme on dit, de ce que Dieu nous envoie. J'acceptai avec plaisir nous nous m^imes `a table Zourine ...... fouet le c^ot'e de l'orient.) - Je ne vois rien de plus que la steppe blanche et le ciel serein. - L`a, l`a, regarde... ce petit nuage. >> J'apercus, ...... Donne-lui ta b'en'ediction. >> Je me mets `a genoux et j'attache mes ...]
Genres: [fiction | romance | short storiesDownloads: 471

Recits De Feu Ivan Petrovitch Bielkine

  [french | 1830]  

Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin


Excerpts: [... P'elagu'eya Gavrilovna, n'ee Trafilina. C''etait un homme peu fortun'e, mais de besoins mod'er'es, et fort habile dans la g'erance de ses terres. Leur ...... gens excusent le moins, car ils voient d'ordinaire dans le courage le m'erite supr^eme et l'excuse de tous les vices. Cependant peu `a peu tout fut ...... de la Fortune. Imaginez la jeunesse, l'esprit, la beaut'e, la gaiet'e ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 328

The Queen Of Spades

  [english | 1834]  

Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin


Summary: [Pushkins story tells of the Russianized German card player Hermann--an engineer in the army in Russia--who becomes obsessed with the secret of three consecutive winning cards after hearing a story about an old countess winnings years prior. His obsession drives him to manipulate the countess ward Lizaveta Ivanovna into letting him into their home.]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 295

The Shot

  [english | 1830]  

Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin


Excerpts: [... His dinners, it is true, never consisted of more than two or three dishes, prepared by a retired soldier, but the champagne flowed like water. Nobody ...... had ever fought, he drily replied he had but he entered into no particulars, and it was evident that such questions were not to his liking. We came to the ...... and the laughter of his comrades, considered himself grossly ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 487
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