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Camper –by: E. Pauline Johnson

It is eminently fitting that this daughter of Nature should have been laid to rest in no urban cemetery. According to her own request she was buried in Stanley Park, Vancouver's beautiful heritage of the forest primeval. A simple stone surrounded by rustic palings marks her grave and on this stone is carved the one word "Pauline." There she lies among ferns and wild flowers a short distance from Siwash Rock, the story of which she has recorded in the legends of her race. In time to come a pathway to her grave will be worn by lovers of Canadian poetry who will regard it as one of the most roman...

Peace on Earth, Good-Will to Dogs (version 2) –by: Eleanor Hallowell Abbott

If you don't like Christmas stories, don't read this one!

And if you don't like dogs I don't know just what to advise you to do!

For I warn you perfectly frankly that I am distinctly pro-dog and distinctly pro-Christmas, and would like to bring to this little story whatever whiff of fir-balsam I can cajole from the make-believe forest in my typewriter, and every glitter of tinsel, smudge of toy candle, crackle of wrapping paper, that my particular brand of brain and ink can conjure up on a single keyboard! And very large-sized dogs shall romp through every page! And the mercury s...

January –by: Helen Hunt Jackson

LibriVox volunteers bring you 8 recordings of January by Helen Hunt Jackson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 13, 2013.Helen Maria Hunt Jackson, born Helen Fiske was an Amewrican writer and activist for the improvement of treatment of the Native Americans by the U.S. government. Her books A Century of Dishonor and Ramona both attracted considerable attention to her cause.

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A Calendar of Sonnets

By

Helen Jackson

1886,

January

O winter! frozen pulse and heart of fire, What loss is theirs who from thy kingdom turn Dismayed, and think thy snow a s...

O Captain! My Captain! –by: Walt Whitman

LibriVox volunteers bring you 18 recordings of "O Captain! My Captain!" This was the Weekly Poetry for the week of August 17, 2014."O Captain! My Captain!" is an elegy for Abraham Lincoln written by Walt Whitman, who worked as a clerk and army hospital nurse during the Civil War. The Captain of the poem is Lincoln, and the ship represents the United States, brought safely through the storm of war. In the poem, Whitman juxtaposes the people's joy at the end of the war with his grief at the assassination of the President.

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LEAVES OF GRASS

By Walt Whitman

Com...

Dog Ghosts –by: Elliott O Donnell

Stories in which ghosts of dogs figure. This is chapter 2, Apparitions Of Dogs, of the book Animal Ghosts Or, Animal Hauntings and the Hereafter.

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ANIMAL GHOSTS

OR,

ANIMAL HAUNTINGS AND THE HEREAFTER

BY ELLIOTT O'DONNELL

AUTHOR OF

"THE SORCERY CLUB," "WERWOLVES," "BYWAYS OF GHOSTLAND," "SCOTTISH GHOSTS," "HAUNTED HOUSES OF LONDON," "HAUNTED HOUSES OF ENGLAND AND WALES," "DREAMS AND THEIR MEANINGS," "FOR SATAN'S SAKE," "THE UNKNOWN DEPTHS," "DINEVAH THE BEAUTIFUL," "JENNIE BARLOWE," "GHOSTLY PHENOMENA," "MRS. E.M. WARD'S REMINISCENCES," ETC. ETC.

LONDON<...

Anne of Green Gables (version 6) –by: Lucy Maud Montgomery

Matthew and Marilla make plans to adopt a boy to help with farm chores but because of a mistake, Matthew finds a girl waiting at the train station to come home with him. Anne Shirley is a bold, tempered, imaginative and talkative young girl, yet the reader still manages to fall in love with her blunt personality. Marilla has her doubts, but Matthew convinces her to keep Anne. This book will let you watch characters grow and blossom like butterflies and magical changes take place.

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ANNE OF GREEN GABLES

By Lucy Maud Montgomery

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Tales of Space and Time –by: H. G. Wells

Five short Science Fiction stories.

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Tales of Space and Time

Tales of Space and Time

By H. G. WELLS, Author of "When the Sleeper Wakes" "The War of the Worlds" etc.

[Device]

HARPER & BROTHERS PUBLISHERS LONDON AND NEW YORK 1900

Copyright, 1899, by HARPER & BROTHERS

All rights reserved

Transcriber's Note:

Minor typographical errors have been corrected without note. Dialect and variant spellings have been retained. The oe ligature is shown as {oe}, whilst the G...

Cloak –by: Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol

"The Cloak" is a short story by Ukrainian-born Russian author Nikolai Gogol, published in 1842. The story and its author have had great influence on Russian literature, as expressed in a quote attributed to Fyodor Dostoevsky: "We all come out from Gogol's 'Overcoat'." The story has been adapted into a variety of stage and film interpretations.

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[Illustration: ANTON P. CHEKHOV, RUSSIA'S GREATEST SHORT STORY WRITER]

BEST RUSSIAN SHORT STORIES

Compiled and Edited by THOMAS SELTZER

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

THE QUEEN OF SPADES A.S. Pushkin

THE CLOAK N.V. Gogo...

Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and Women (version 2) –by: George MacDonald

An author who means to end a story with some variation of “And they all lived happily ever after” had better deal before that point not just with evil, strife, and terror but also with loss, failure, sacrifice, and death—or the ending will not be credible. And since such negative experiences do not easily lead to happy endings, only the best story-tellers succeed. George MacDonald is one of these.

His protagonist, Anodos, discovers on the day he comes of age a path leading into an alternative reality, where a rite of passage awaits him: an entire lifetime in a land of marvels res...
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