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The Wizard - Chapter 8. The First Trial By Fire The Wizard - Chapter 8. The First Trial By Fire

The Wizard - Chapter 8. The First Trial By Fire
CHAPTER VIII. THE FIRST TRIAL BY FIREOn the following day, while Owen sat eating his morning meal with a thankful heart, a messenger arrived saying that the king would receive him whenever it pleased him to come. He answered that he would be with him before noon, for already he had learned that among natives one loses little by delay. A great man, they think, is rich in time, and hurries only to wait upon his superiors.At the appointed hour a guard came to lead him to the royal house, and thither... Long Stories - Post by : add2it - Author : H. Rider Haggard - Read : 885

The Wizard - Chapter 16. The Repentance Of Hokosa The Wizard - Chapter 16. The Repentance Of Hokosa

The Wizard - Chapter 16. The Repentance Of Hokosa
CHAPTER XVI. THE REPENTANCE OF HOKOSAHokosa kept his promise. On the morrow of his first attendance there he was again to be seen in the chapel, and after the service was over he waited on Owen at his house and listened to his private teaching. Day by day he appeared thus, till at length he became master of the whole doctrine of Christianity, and discovered that that which at first had struck him as childish and even monstrous, now presented itself to him in a new and very different light. The conversion... Long Stories - Post by : cclittle - Author : H. Rider Haggard - Read : 2776

The Wizard - Chapter 17. The Loosing Of Noma The Wizard - Chapter 17. The Loosing Of Noma

The Wizard - Chapter 17. The Loosing Of Noma
CHAPTER XVII. THE LOOSING OF NOMAWhen Owen heard that it was Hokosa who had poisoned him, he groaned and hid his face in his hands, and thus he remained till the evil tale was finished. Now he lifted his head and spoke, but not to Hokosa."O God," he said, "I thank Thee that at the cost of my poor life Thou hast been pleased to lead this sinner towards the Gate of Righteousness, and to save alive those whom Thou hast sent me to gather to Thy Fold."Then he looked at Hokosa and said:--"Unhappy man,... Long Stories - Post by : vbhnl - Author : H. Rider Haggard - Read : 2084

Mr. Prohack - Chapter 20. The Silent Tower Mr. Prohack - Chapter 20. The Silent Tower

Mr. Prohack - Chapter 20. The Silent Tower
CHAPTER XX. THE SILENT TOWERThe fount of riches and the Terror of the departments, clothed in the latest pattern of sumptuous pyjamas, lay in the midst of his magnificent and spacious bed, and, with the shaded electric globe over his brow, gazed at the splendours of the vast bedroom which Eve had allotted to him. It was full, but not too full, of the finest Directoire furniture, and the walls were covered with all manner of engravings and watercolours. Evidently this apartment had been the lair of... Long Stories - Post by : James - Author : Arnold Bennett - Read : 2268

Home Again - Chapter 21. The Last Ride Home Again - Chapter 21. The Last Ride

Home Again - Chapter 21. The Last Ride
CHAPTER XXI. THE LAST RIDEIn the morning, as Walter was dressing, he received a copy of his poems which he had taken in sheets to a book-binder to put in morocco for Lady Lufa. Pleased like a child, he handled it as if he might hurt it. Such a feeling he had never had before, would never have again. He was an author! One might think, after the way in which he had treated not a few books and not a few authors, he could scarcely consider it such a very fine thing to be an author; but there is always... Long Stories - Post by : Kingsplanet - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 2801

Lysbeth: A Tale Of The Dutch - Book 1. The Sowing - Chapter 5. The Dream Of Dirk Lysbeth: A Tale Of The Dutch - Book 1. The Sowing - Chapter 5. The Dream Of Dirk

Lysbeth: A Tale Of The Dutch - Book 1. The Sowing - Chapter 5. The Dream Of Dirk
BOOK 1. THE SOWING CHAPTER V. THE DREAM OF DIRKOn the day following Montalvo's interview with Black Meg Dirk received a message from that gentleman, sent to his lodging by an orderly, which reminded him that he had promised to dine with him this very night. Now he had no recollection of any such engagement. Remembering with shame, however, that there were various incidents of the evening of the supper whereof his memory was most imperfect, he concluded that this must be one of them. So much against... Long Stories - Post by : mrtwist - Author : H. Rider Haggard - Read : 1731

Lysbeth: A Tale Of The Dutch - Book 1. The Sowing - Chapter 8. The Mare's Stable Lysbeth: A Tale Of The Dutch - Book 1. The Sowing - Chapter 8. The Mare's Stable

Lysbeth: A Tale Of The Dutch - Book 1. The Sowing - Chapter 8. The Mare's Stable
BOOK 1. THE SOWINGCHAPTER VIII. THE MARE'S STABLEWhen Lysbeth's reason returned to her in that empty room, her first sense was one of wild exultation. She was free, she was not Montalvo's wife, never again could she be obliged to see him, never again could she be forced to endure the contamination of his touch--that was her thought. She was sure that the story was true; were it not true who could have moved the authorities to take action against him? Moreover, now that she had the key, a thousand... Long Stories - Post by : Truman - Author : H. Rider Haggard - Read : 774

The Way We Live Now - Chapter 32. Lady Monogram The Way We Live Now - Chapter 32. Lady Monogram

The Way We Live Now - Chapter 32. Lady Monogram
CHAPTER XXXII. LADY MONOGRAMGeorgiana Longestaffe had now been staying with the Melmottes for a fortnight, and her prospects in regard to the London season had not much improved. Her brother had troubled her no further, and her family at Caversham had not, as far as she was aware, taken any notice of Dolly's interference. Twice a week she received a cold, dull letter from her mother,--such letters as she had been accustomed to receive when away from home; and these she had answered, always endeavouring... Long Stories - Post by : immjason - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 931

The Way We Live Now - Chapter 47. Mrs Hurtle At Lowestoft The Way We Live Now - Chapter 47. Mrs Hurtle At Lowestoft

The Way We Live Now - Chapter 47. Mrs Hurtle At Lowestoft
CHAPTER XLVII. MRS HURTLE AT LOWESTOFTWhen Paul got down into the dining-room Mrs Hurtle was already there, and the waiter was standing by the side of the table ready to take the cover off the soup. She was radiant with smiles and made herself especially pleasant during dinner, but Paul felt sure that everything was not well with her. Though she smiled, and talked and laughed, there was something forced in her manner. He almost knew that she was only waiting till the man should have left the room... Long Stories - Post by : 36798 - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 1862

Cressy - Chapter 13 Cressy - Chapter 13

Cressy - Chapter 13
CHAPTER XIIIOf the various sentimental fallacies entertained by adult humanity in regard to childhood, none are more ingeniously inaccurate and gratuitously idiotic than a comfortable belief in its profound ignorance of the events in which it daily moves, and the motives and characters of the people who surround it. Yet even the occasional revelations of an enfant terrible are as nothing compared to the perilous secrets which a discreet infant daily buttons up, or secures with a hook-and-eye, or... Long Stories - Post by : cclittle - Author : Bret Harte - Read : 2703

The Way We Live Now - Chapter 65. Miss Longestaffe Writes Home The Way We Live Now - Chapter 65. Miss Longestaffe Writes Home

The Way We Live Now - Chapter 65. Miss Longestaffe Writes Home
CHAPTER LXV. MISS LONGESTAFFE WRITES HOMELady Monogram, when she left Madame Melmotte's house after that entertainment of Imperial Majesty which had been to her of so very little avail, was not in a good humour. Sir Damask, who had himself affected to laugh at the whole thing, but who had been in truth as anxious as his wife to see the Emperor in private society, put her ladyship and Miss Longestaffe into the carriage without a word, and rushed off to his club in disgust. The affair from beginning... Long Stories - Post by : Goran_Eriksson - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 1379

The Way We Live Now - Chapter 86. The Meeting In Bruton Street The Way We Live Now - Chapter 86. The Meeting In Bruton Street

The Way We Live Now - Chapter 86. The Meeting In Bruton Street
CHAPTER LXXXVI. THE MEETING IN BRUTON STREETWhen the news of her husband's death was in some very rough way conveyed to Madame Melmotte, it crushed her for the time altogether. Marie first heard that she no longer had a living parent as she stood by the poor woman's bedside, and she was enabled, as much perhaps by the necessity incumbent upon her of attending to the wretched woman as by her own superior strength of character, to save herself from that prostration and collapse of power which a great... Long Stories - Post by : Kenan - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 1161

The Way We Live Now - Chapter 95. The Longestaffe Marriages The Way We Live Now - Chapter 95. The Longestaffe Marriages

The Way We Live Now - Chapter 95. The Longestaffe Marriages
CHAPTER XCV. THE LONGESTAFFE MARRIAGESIn another part of Suffolk, not very far from Bungay, there was a lady whose friends had not managed her affairs as well as Ruby's friends had done for Ruby. Miss Georgiana Longestaffe in the early days of August was in a very miserable plight. Her sister's marriage with Mr George Whitstable was fixed for the first of September, a day which in Suffolk is of all days the most sacred; and the combined energies of the houses of Caversham and Toodlam were being devoted... Long Stories - Post by : torts - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 1669

The Way We Live Now - Chapter 97. Mrs Hurtle's Fate The Way We Live Now - Chapter 97. Mrs Hurtle's Fate

The Way We Live Now - Chapter 97. Mrs Hurtle's Fate
CHAPTER XCVII. MRS HURTLE'S FATEMrs Hurtle had consented at the joint request of Mrs Pipkin and John Crumb to postpone her journey to New York and to go down to Bungay and grace the marriage of Ruby Ruggles, not so much from any love for the persons concerned, not so much even from any desire to witness a phase of English life, as from an irresistible tenderness towards Paul Montague. She not only longed to see him once again, but she could with difficulty bring herself to leave the land in which... Long Stories - Post by : torts - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 3160

The Way We Live Now - Chapter 98. Marie Melmotte's Fate The Way We Live Now - Chapter 98. Marie Melmotte's Fate

The Way We Live Now - Chapter 98. Marie Melmotte's Fate
CHAPTER XCVIII. MARIE MELMOTTE'S FATEIn the meantime Marie Melmotte was living with Madame Melmotte in their lodgings up at Hampstead, and was taking quite a new look out into the world. Fisker had become her devoted servant,--not with that old-fashioned service which meant making love, but with perhaps a truer devotion to her material interests. He had ascertained on her behalf that she was the undoubted owner of the money which her father had made over to her on his first arrival in England,--and... Long Stories - Post by : VacationForFree - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 2259

The Roll-call - Part 1 - Chapter 4. The Luncheon The Roll-call - Part 1 - Chapter 4. The Luncheon

The Roll-call - Part 1 - Chapter 4. The Luncheon
PART I CHAPTER IV. THE LUNCHEONIGeorge, having had breakfast in bed, opened his door for the second time that morning, and duly found on the mat the can of hot water (covered with a bit of old blanket) and the can of cold water which comprised the material for his bath. There was no sound in the house. The new spouse might be upstairs or she might be downstairs--he could not tell; but the cans proved that she was immanent and regardful; indeed, she never forgot anything. And George's second state... Long Stories - Post by : Fred_E - Author : Arnold Bennett - Read : 366

The Roll-call - Part 1 - Chapter 7. The Rupture The Roll-call - Part 1 - Chapter 7. The Rupture

The Roll-call - Part 1 - Chapter 7. The Rupture
PART I CHAPTER VII. THE RUPTUREIDuring the whole of the next day George waited for a letter from Marguerite. There was nothing at the club by the first post; he went to the office, hoping that as he had addressed his telegram from Russell Square she might have written to Russell Square; there was nothing at Russell Square. At lunch-time no word had arrived at the club; when the office closed no word had arrived at the office; the last post brought nothing to the club. He might have sent another telegram... Long Stories - Post by : gftgd - Author : Arnold Bennett - Read : 2330

Mary Louise - Chapter 13. Bub Succumbs To Force Mary Louise - Chapter 13. Bub Succumbs To Force

Mary Louise - Chapter 13. Bub Succumbs To Force
CHAPTER XIII. BUB SUCCUMBS TO FORCEOne day Peter Conant abruptly left his office, came home and packed his grip and then hurried down town and caught the five o'clock train for New York. He was glum and uncommunicative, as usual, merely telling Aunt Hannah that business called him away and he did not know when he would be back.A week later Peter appeared at the family breakfast table, having arrived on the early morning express, and he seemed in a more gracious mood than usual. Indeed, he was really... Long Stories - Post by : JuvioSuccess - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 2575

Sky Island - Chapter 2. The Magic Umbrella Sky Island - Chapter 2. The Magic Umbrella

Sky Island - Chapter 2. The Magic Umbrella
When they reached the neat frame cottage which stood on a high bluff a little back from the sea and was covered with pretty green vines, a woman came to the door to meet them. She seemed motherly and good, and when she saw Button-Bright, she exclaimed, "Goodness me! Who's this you've got, Trot?""It's a boy I've just found," explained the girl. "He lives way off in Phillydelphy.""Mercy sakes alive!" cried Mrs. Griffith, looking into his upturned face. "I don't believe he's had a bite to eat since... Long Stories - Post by : Dusty13 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 2389

Sky Island - Chapter 17. The Arrival Of Polychrome Sky Island - Chapter 17. The Arrival Of Polychrome

Sky Island - Chapter 17. The Arrival Of Polychrome
Cap'n Bill had determined to fight desperately for their lives, but he was a shrewd old sailorman, and he found much that was reasonable in the Witch's assertion that fairies would protect them. He had often wondered how the Magic Umbrella could fly and obey spoken commands, but now he plainly saw that the thing must be directed by some invisible power, and that power was quite likely to save them from the cruel death that had been decreed. To be sure, the Magic Umbrella was now in the Blue Country,... Long Stories - Post by : andrewteg - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 281