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The Talisman - Chapter XI The Talisman - Chapter XI

The Talisman - Chapter XI
CHAPTER XIOne thing is certain in our Northern land--Allow that birth or valour, wealth or wit,Give each precedence to their possessor,Envy, that follows on such eminence,As comes the lyme-hound on the roebuck's trace,Shall pull them down each one. SIR DAVID LINDSAY.Leopold, Grand Duke of Austria, was the first possessor of that noble country to whom the princely rank belonged. He had been raised to the ducal sway in the German Empire on account of his near relationship to the Emperor, Henry the... Long Stories - Post by : inonut - Author : Sir Walter Scott - Read : 3190

The Talisman - Chapter XXI The Talisman - Chapter XXI

The Talisman - Chapter XXI
CHAPTER XXI--and wither'd Murder,Alarum'd by his sentinel, the wolf,Whose howl's his watch, thus with his stealthy pace,With Tarquin's ravishing strides, towards his designMoves like a ghost. MACBETH.For the space of a quarter of an hour, or longer, after the incident related, all remained perfectly quiet in the front of the royal habitation. The King read and mused in the entrance of his pavilion; behind, and with his back turned to the same entrance, the Nubian slave still burnished the ample pavesse;... Long Stories - Post by : Kathryn_Beach - Author : Sir Walter Scott - Read : 2290

Rob Roy, Volume 1 - Chapter FIRST Rob Roy, Volume 1 - Chapter FIRST

Rob Roy, Volume 1 - Chapter FIRST
CHAPTER FIRSTHow have I sinn'd, that this affliction Should light so heavy on me? I have no more sons, And this no more mine own.--My grand curse Hang o'er his head that thus transformed thee!-- Travel? I'll send my horse to travel next. Monsieur Thomas.You have requested me, my dear friend, to bestow some of that leisure, with which Providence has blessed the decline of my life, in registering the hazards and difficulties which attended its commencement. The recollection of those adventures, as... Long Stories - Post by : Andrew_Murray - Author : Sir Walter Scott - Read : 1340

An Anonymous Story - Chapter XVI An Anonymous Story - Chapter XVI

An Anonymous Story - Chapter XVI
CHAPTER XVIIt was autumn, at Nice. One morning when I went into her room she was sitting on a low chair, bent together and huddled up, with her legs crossed and her face hidden in her hands. She was weeping bitterly, with sobs, and her long, unbrushed hair fell on her knees. The impression of the exquisite marvellous sea which I had only just seen and of which I wanted to tell her, left me all at once, and my heart ached."What is it?" I asked; she took one hand from her face and motioned me to go... Long Stories - Post by : sparkplug4000 - Author : Anton Chekhov - Read : 427

The Mysteries Of Udolpho - Volume IV - Chapter XIV The Mysteries Of Udolpho - Volume IV - Chapter XIV

The Mysteries Of Udolpho - Volume IV - Chapter XIV
VOLUME IV - CHAPTER XIVCall up him, that left half told The story of Cambuscan bold. MILTONOn the following morning, as Emily sat in the parlour adjoining the library, reflecting on the scene of the preceding night, Annette rushed wildly into the room, and, without speaking, sunk breathless into a chair. It was some time before she could answer the anxious enquiries of Emily, as to the occasion of her emotion, but, at length, she exclaimed, 'I have seen his ghost, madam, I have seen his ghost!''Who... Long Stories - Post by : imthu - Author : Ann Radcliffe - Read : 1190

The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz - Chapter 21. The Lion Becomes the King of Beasts The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz - Chapter 21. The Lion Becomes the King of Beasts

The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz - Chapter 21. The Lion Becomes the King of Beasts
Chapter 21. The Lion Becomes the King of BeastsAfter climbing down from the china wall the travelers found themselves in a disagreeable country, full of bogs and marshes and covered with tall, rank grass. It was difficult to walk without falling into muddy holes, for the grass was so thick that it hid them from sight. However, by carefully picking their way, they got safely along until they reached solid ground. But here the country seemed wilder than ever, and after a long and tiresome walk through... Long Stories - Post by : John_Ahern - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 3098

The Life And Adventures Of Santa Claus - MANHOOD - 1. The Laughing Valley The Life And Adventures Of Santa Claus - MANHOOD - 1. The Laughing Valley

The Life And Adventures Of Santa Claus - MANHOOD - 1. The Laughing Valley
MANHOOD - 1. The Laughing ValleyWhen Claus came the Valley was empty save for the grass, the brook, the wildflowers, the bees and the butterflies. If he would make his home here and live after the fashion of men he must have a house. This puzzled him at first, but while he stood smiling in the sunshine he suddenly found beside him old Nelko, the servant of the Master Woodsman. Nelko bore an ax, strong and broad, with blade that gleamed like burnished silver. This he placed in the young man's hand,... Long Stories - Post by : ultrabulks - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 393

Boy Scouts In An Airship - Chapter VII. THE BLACK BEAR IN TROUBLE Boy Scouts In An Airship - Chapter VII. THE BLACK BEAR IN TROUBLE

Boy Scouts In An Airship - Chapter VII. THE BLACK BEAR IN TROUBLE
CHAPTER VII. THE BLACK BEAR IN TROUBLEOne still night on the Amazon Jack Bosworth got out a map and turned a flashlight on it. Frank and Harry stood looking over his shoulder."Right here," Jack said, presently, "is where we leave the main stream of the Amazon and take to the Madeira.""How do you know that stream is the Madeira?" asked Frank. "We have passed so many large tributaries that I'm all mixed up.""And why not try some other stream?" Harry questioned. "I've heard that the Madeira is full... Long Stories - Post by : atarget - Author : G. Harvey Ralphson - Read : 2074

The Tin Soldier - BOOK THREE _ THE BUGLE CALLS - Chapter XXVI. THE HOPE OF THE WORLD The Tin Soldier - BOOK THREE _ THE BUGLE CALLS - Chapter XXVI. THE HOPE OF THE WORLD

The Tin Soldier - BOOK THREE _ THE BUGLE CALLS - Chapter XXVI. THE HOPE OF THE WORLD
BOOK THREE THE BUGLE CALLS - CHAPTER XXVI. THE HOPE OF THE WORLDThe great spring drive of the Germans brought headlines to the papers which men and women in America read with dread, and scoffed at when they talked it over."They'll never get to Paris," were the words on their lips, but in their hearts they were asking, "Will they--?"Easter came at the end of March, and Good Friday found Jean working very early in the morning on fawn-colored rabbits with yellow ears. She worked in her bedroom because... Long Stories - Post by : spartan75 - Author : Temple Bailey - Read : 1664

The Forsyte Saga - Novel 3. To Let - PART II - Chapter V. PURELY FORSYTE AFFAIRS The Forsyte Saga - Novel 3. To Let - PART II - Chapter V. PURELY FORSYTE AFFAIRS

The Forsyte Saga - Novel 3. To Let - PART II - Chapter V. PURELY FORSYTE AFFAIRS
Novel 3. To Let - PART II - CHAPTER V. PURELY FORSYTE AFFAIRSSoames, coming up to the City, with the intention of calling in at Green Street at the end of his day and taking Fleur back home with him, suffered from rumination. Sleeping partner that he was, he seldom visited the City now, but he still had a room of his own at Cuthcott, Kingson and Forsyte's, and one special clerk and a half assigned to the management of purely Forsyte affairs. They were somewhat in flux just now--an auspicious moment... Long Stories - Post by : khushee - Author : John Galsworthy - Read : 1262

The Forsyte Saga - Novel 3. To Let - PART III - Chapter III. IRENE The Forsyte Saga - Novel 3. To Let - PART III - Chapter III. IRENE

The Forsyte Saga - Novel 3. To Let - PART III - Chapter III. IRENE
Novel 3. To Let - PART III - CHAPTER III. IRENEWhen Jon rushed away with the letter in his hand, he ran along the terrace and round the corner of the house, in fear and confusion. Leaning against the creepered wall he tore open the letter. It was long--very long! This added to his fear, and he began reading. When he came to the words: "It was Fleur's father that she married," everything seemed to spin before him. He was close to a window, and entering by it, he passed, through music-room and hall,... Long Stories - Post by : Proven_Tactics - Author : John Galsworthy - Read : 1898

The Guardian Angel - Chapter I. AN ADVERTISEMENT The Guardian Angel - Chapter I. AN ADVERTISEMENT

The Guardian Angel - Chapter I. AN ADVERTISEMENT
CHAPTER I. AN ADVERTISEMENTOn Saturday, the 18th day of June, 1859, the "State Banner and Delphian Oracle," published weekly at Oxbow Village, one of the principal centres in a thriving river-town of New England, contained an advertisement which involved the story of a young life, and stained the emotions of a small community. Such faces of dismay, such shaking of heads, such gatherings at corners, such halts of complaining, rheumatic wagons, and dried-up, chirruping chaises, for colloquy of their... Long Stories - Post by : RobertGJordan - Author : Oliver Wendell Holmes - Read : 313

Memoir Of John Lothrop Motley - Volume I - Chapter III Memoir Of John Lothrop Motley - Volume I - Chapter III

Memoir Of John Lothrop Motley - Volume I - Chapter III
Volume I - Chapter III1832-1833. AEt. 18-19.STUDY AND TRAVEL IN EUROPE.Of the two years divided between the Universities of Berlin and Gottingen I have little to record. That he studied hard I cannot doubt; that he found himself in pleasant social relations with some of his fellow-students seems probable from the portraits he has drawn in his first story, "Morton's Hope," and is rendered certain so far as one of his companions is concerned. Among the records of the past to which he referred during... Nonfictions - Post by : mmcbee - Author : Oliver Wendell Holmes - Read : 3052

Kidnapped - Chapter XXIX. I COME INTO MY KINGDOM Kidnapped - Chapter XXIX. I COME INTO MY KINGDOM

Kidnapped - Chapter XXIX. I COME INTO MY KINGDOM
For some time Alan volleyed upon the door, and his knocking only roused the echoes of the house and neighbourhood. At last, however, I could hear the noise of a window gently thrust up, and knew that my uncle had come to his observatory. By what light there was, he would see Alan standing, like a dark shadow, on the steps; the three witnesses were hidden quite out of his view; so that there was nothing to alarm an honest man in his own house. For all that, he studied his visitor awhile in silence,... Long Stories - Post by : leesumm - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 3163

Personal Recollections Of Joan Of Arc - BOOK II. IN COURT AND CAMP - Chapter 24. Tinsel Trappings of Nobility Personal Recollections Of Joan Of Arc - BOOK II. IN COURT AND CAMP - Chapter 24. Tinsel Trappings of Nobility

Personal Recollections Of Joan Of Arc - BOOK II. IN COURT AND CAMP - Chapter 24. Tinsel Trappings of Nobility
IT WAS vexatious to see what a to-do the whole town, and next the whole country, made over the news. Joan of Arc ennobled by the King! People went dizzy with wonder and delight over it. You cannot imagine how she was gaped at, stared at, envied. Why, one would have supposed that some great and fortunate thing had happened to her. But we did not think any great things of it. To our minds no mere human hand could add a glory to Joan of Arc. To us she was the sun soaring in the heavens, and her new... Long Stories - Post by : marchowlett - Author : Mark Twain - Read : 2903

Personal Recollections Of Joan Of Arc - BOOK III. TRIAL AND MARTYRDOM - Chapter 16. Joan Stands Defiant Before the Rack Personal Recollections Of Joan Of Arc - BOOK III. TRIAL AND MARTYRDOM - Chapter 16. Joan Stands Defiant Before the Rack

Personal Recollections Of Joan Of Arc - BOOK III. TRIAL AND MARTYRDOM - Chapter 16. Joan Stands Defiant Before the Rack
THE BRILLIANT weather, the heavenly weather, the bewitching weather made everybody's heart to sing, as I have told you; yes, Rouen was feeling light-hearted and gay, and most willing and ready to break out and laugh upon the least occasion; and so when the news went around that the young girl in the tower had scored another defeat against Bishop Cauchon there was abundant laughter--abundant laughter among the citizens of both parties, for they all hated the Bishop. It is true, the English-hearted... Long Stories - Post by : Moneystreets - Author : Mark Twain - Read : 3129

The Pawns Count - Chapter XXIV The Pawns Count - Chapter XXIV

The Pawns Count - Chapter XXIV
"Now indeed I feel that I am in New York," Pamela declared, as she broke off one of the blossoms of the great cluster of deep red roses by her side, and gazed downward over her shoulder at the far-flung carpet of lights. "One sees little bits of America in every country of the world, but never this."Fischer, unusually grave and funereal-looking in his dinner clothes and black tie, followed her gesture with thoughtful eyes. Everything that was ugly in the stretching arms of the city seemed softened,... Long Stories - Post by : johanr - Author : E. Phillips Oppenheim - Read : 1874

The Pawns Count - Chapter XXXV The Pawns Count - Chapter XXXV

The Pawns Count - Chapter XXXV
Mr. Oscar Fischer and his friend, Senator Theodore Hastings, stood side by side, a week later, in the bar of one of the most fashionable of New York hotels. They were passing away the few minutes before Pamela and her aunt would be ready to join them in the dining room above."Very little news, I fancy," Hastings remarked, glancing at the tape which was passing through his companion's fingers."Nothing--of any importance," Fischer replied. "Nothing."The older man glanced searchingly at his companion,... Long Stories - Post by : msingathi - Author : E. Phillips Oppenheim - Read : 290

The Black Box - Chapter II. THE APARTMENT-HOUSE MYSTERY The Black Box - Chapter II. THE APARTMENT-HOUSE MYSTERY

The Black Box - Chapter II. THE APARTMENT-HOUSE MYSTERY
1."This habit of becoming late for breakfast," Lady Ashleigh remarked, as she set down the coffee-pot, "is growing upon your father."Ella glanced up from a pile of correspondence through which she had been looking a little negligently."When he comes," she said, "I shall tell him what Clyde says in his new play--that unpunctuality for breakfast and overpunctuality for dinner are two of the signs of advancing age.""I shouldn't," her mother advised. "He hates anything that sounds like an epigram, and... Long Stories - Post by : vmax21 - Author : E. Phillips Oppenheim - Read : 1622

The Great Secret - Chapter XIII. THE SHADOW DEEPENS The Great Secret - Chapter XIII. THE SHADOW DEEPENS

The Great Secret - Chapter XIII. THE SHADOW DEEPENS
"Mr. Courage!"I looked up quickly. She was within a few feet of me, although I had not heard even the rustling of her gown. The dog, with his apple-green bow now put to rights, was sitting upon her shoulder. By the side of his uncanny features, it seemed to me that I had never sufficiently appreciated the fresh girlishness, the almost ingenuous beauty of her own face. She wore a plain, white, linen gown, and a magnificent blossom of scarlet geraniums in her bosom."Miss Van Hoyt!" I exclaimed.She... Long Stories - Post by : kriscad - Author : E. Phillips Oppenheim - Read : 1228