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A Traitor in London

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\"It\'s an infernal shame!\" \"I call it common sense!\" \"Call it what you please, Malet. I deny your right to keep back my money.\"


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Walks in Washington

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THIS is not a history. It is not a guide-book. It is not an encyclopedia. It is nothing more ambitious than the title would indicate: a stroll about Washington with my arm through my reader’s, and a bit of friendly chat by the way. Mr. Hornby, sketch-book in hand, will accompany us, to give permanence to our impressions here and there.


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The Man Behind the Bars

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Lest any one may charge me with extravagant optimism in regard to convicts, or may think that to me every goose is a swan, I wish to say that I have written only of the men—among hundreds of convicts—who have most interested me; men whom I have known thoroughly and who never attempted to deceive me. Every writer\'s vision of life and o...


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The Great Lord Burghley:A study in Elizabethan statecraft

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For nearly half a century William Cecil, Lord Burghley, exercised greater influence over the future fortunes of England than ever fell to the share of a statesman before or since. It was a period when Medi?val Europe was in the melting-pot, from which, in due season, some of her peoples were to arise bright and shining, with fresh fait...


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Janus in Modern Life

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These papers essay an understanding of some of the various principles which underlie the course of political movements in the present age. There is no attempt at introducing any considerations which are not familiar to every intelligent person, nor any comparisons with other instances which are not already well known in history. Why co...


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The Story of Gösta Berling

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The tales are founded on actual occurrences and depict the life in the province of V?rmland at the beginning of this century. V?rmland is a lonely tract in the southern part of Sweden, and has retained many of its old customs, while mining is the principal industry of its sparse population. It consists of great stretches of forest, slo...


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Fairy Tales from Gold Lands

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As a child, I was fond of stories, and well remember the dearth of the intermediate season, when \"Jack the Giant Killer,\" had ceased to please, and I was yet unprepared to enjoy works written for older and more cultivated minds. Children require stories ingeniously written, with a pleasant tinge of romance about them to fix their att...


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The Surprise Book

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The Surprise Book was Marjorie’s, but it really belonged to Dotty also, Marjorie said. It was Dotty who had made it once upon a time when she had not been able to go to school because of a snowstorm and a snuffy cold. The combination of cold and snowstorm was more or less a lucky mixture, so Marjorie argued. At any rate, if it had not ...


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The Abounding American

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“Guy—why Guy diced and drabbed and ruffled away his inheritance, and to save his neck took shipping for the tobacco plantations where, they say, he married a daughter of Lo, the poor Indian, and none hath since heard of him.”


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The Boy Volunteers on the Belgian Front

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\"Give it more gas; more gas, Pierre; they are coming up the cross road!\" exclaimed Ralph excitedly, as he leaned forward. Pierre the chauffeur looked straight ahead and nodded, as he answered: \"Oui, oui!\" Before he had gone a hundred feet farther the occupants of the machine heard something like a shot, and Pierre turned his ...


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