The Wild Man of the West, by R.M. Ballantyne.
The action of this book takes place entirely in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in North America. We can certainly appreciate the hardness of the life of the hunters in those days, which were during the early part of the nineteenth century. The action is very well narrated, and is very exciting and interesting. All sorts of things are suddenly pulled together in the very last few pages, and it would be quite hard for the reader to guess w...
Off the coast of Greenland, a man finds a floating thermos bottle. Wedged tightly inside is a sheaf of papers covered with minute handwriting. As he begins to read, a fantastic tale begins to unwind. The writer, on his way to a WWI battlefield was shipwrecked and his entire regiment except for a woman and his faithful dog are killed. The three are rescued by a passing British tug, but fall prey to the schemes of a German spy aboard. They are then captured by the crew of a German U-boat.
After many near mishaps, they sail towards Greenland. Stranded, with fuel in short supply, they...
Whether you're a parent or a child, a young reader or an older one, the Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter is indeed just that – a treasure chest of delightful, charming little stories full of animals and people. Beatrix Potter today has spawned a whole industry of merchandise, games and theme parks, but the stories remain as fresh and sparkling as they were when they first came out in 1901.
The Great Big Treasury contains three collections compiled into one enchanting volume - The Giant Treasury of Peter Rabbit, Further Tales of Peter Rabbit and The Giant Treasury of Beatrix Potter....
Rob Harlow's Adventures, a Story of the Grand Chaco, by George Manville Fenn.
A small private naturalist's expedition is about to take place up one of the Paraguay rivers. The eponymous hero, Rob Harlow, is a teenager. They are going to be rowed up the river, and the larger vessel that had brought then there, with its Italian captain, is to wait for them. The captain's son, Giovanni, is very keen to come with them, and his father thinks it would be a very good idea. The other adults on the t...
FIGHTING THE WHALES, BY R.M. BALLANTYNE.
IN TROUBLE, TO BEGIN WITH.
There are few things in this world that have filled me with so much
astonishment as the fact that man can kill a whale! That a fish, more
than sixty feet long, and thirty feet round the body; with the bulk of
three hundred fat oxen rolled into one; with the strength of many
hundreds of horses; able to swim at a rate that would carry it right
round the world in twenty three days; that can smash a boat to atoms
with one slap of its tail, and stave in the planks of a ship wi...
Dick Onslow; or The Adventures of Dick Onslow among the Redskins, by W.H.G. Kingston.
This story takes place mainly in or near the Rocky Mountains of North America, as we follow the adventures of a member of an emigrant party during their move to California.
Rattle snakes, bears, rock slides, avalanches, steep descents, and many other hazards, to say nothing of numerous attacks by unfriendly tribes of Red Indians, fill the pages of this book with terrifying and perilous situations. Not a ...
THE DEVIL'S ADMIRAL
An Adventure Story
BY FREDERICK FERDINAND MOORE
I. Missionary and Red Headed Beggar
II. Red Headed Beggar and Missionary
III. The Spy and the Dead Boatswain
IV. I Go Aboard the Kut Sang
V. The Dead Man in the Passage
VI. The Red Headed Man Makes an Accusation
VII. I Turn Spy Myself
VIII. Mr. Harris Has a Few Ideas
IX. A Fight in the Dark
X. The Devil's Admiral...
THE TAPU OF BANDERAH
By Louis Becke
C. Arthur Pearson Ltd.
I ~ THE "STARLIGHT"
As the rising sun had just begun to pierce the misty tropic haze of early dawn, a small, white painted schooner of ninety or a hundred tons burden was bearing down upon the low, densely wooded island of Mayou, which lies between the coast of south east New Guinea and the murderous Solomon Group the grave of the white man in Melanesia.
The white population of Mayou was not large, for it consisted only of an English missionary and his wife who was, of course, a white woman...
THE LAST OF THE HUGGERMUGGERS,
A GIANT STORY.
CHRISTOPHER PEARSE CRANCH
CHAP. I. How Little Jacket would go to Sea.
CHAP. II. His Good and his Bad Luck at Sea.
CHAP. III. How he fared on Shore.
CHAP. IV. How Huggermugger came along.
CHAP. V. What happened to Little Jacket in the Giant's Boot.
CHAP. VI. How Little Jacket escaped from Kobboltozo's Shop.
CHAP. VII. How he made use of Huggermugger in Travelling.
CHAP. VIII. How Little Jacket and his Friends left the Giant's Island.
CHAP. IX. Mr. Nabbum.
CHAP. X. Zeb...
KUVAUKSIA METS"AEL"AM"AST"A SIVISTYKSEN "A"ARIMM"AISILL"A RAJOILLA
Eli Natty Bumpon el"am"anvaiheet
JAMES FENIMORE COOPER
Ruotsin kielest"a suomentanut K. E. S.
G. W. Edlund, Helsinki, 1879.
Ensimm"ainen Luku. Hirventappajan muotokuva. Ensimm"ainen sotaj"alki. Taistelu j"arven rannalla. Toinen Luku. Chingachgook ja Hirventappaja. Wah ta Wah'in vapauttaminen. Kolmas Luku. Hirventappaja joutuu vankeuteen. Nelj"as Luku. Hirventappaja pakenee. H"ant"a ajetaan takaa. H"an otetaan j"alleen kiinni. Viides Luku. Hir...