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The Greek View of Life

“With the Greek civilisation beauty perished from the world. Never again has it been possible for man to believe that harmony is in fact the truth of all existence.”

This elegantly-written work provides a splendid introduction to the Greeks of the classic period: how they thought, wrote, and organised their lives and loves. Although it dates from the 1890s, there is very little about it that has dated. To its author’s credit, the subject of “Greek love” is dealt with in a sane and factual context - despite the judicial assassination of Oscar Wilde going on in the ba...

Sailing Alone Around the World –by: Joshua Slocum

A sailing memoir written by seaman and adventurer Joshua Slocum, who was the first person to sail around the world alone, documents his epic solo circumnavigation. An international best-seller, the book became a great influence and inspiration to travelers from each corner of the globe. Additionally, Slocum is an example that through determination, courage and hard work any dream can easily become a reality.

Written in a modern and conversational tone, the autobiographical account begins with Slocum’s description of his hometown of Nova Scotia and its maritime history. He illustra...

The Story of Paul Boyton Voyages on All the Great Rivers of the World –by: Paul Boyton

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THE STORY OF PAUL BOYTON

VOYAGES ON ALL THE GREAT RIVERS OF THE WORLD, PADDLING OVER TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND MILES IN A RUBBER DRESS

A RARE TALE OF TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE

THRILLING EXPERIENCES IN DISTANT LANDS, AMONG STRANGE PEOPLE. A BOOK FOR BOYS, OLD AND YOUNG.

To my beloved and gentle wife, whose patience and help have enabled me to present the public the story of my life. Paul Boyton

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I. On the Allegheny. First Attempt at navigation. The Grey Eagle. Voyage on a coal fleet.

CHAPTER II. College days. Bruce's dam. The Fort of the Wild Ge...

Old Hendrik s Tales –by: Arthur Owen Vaughan

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Old Hendrik's Tales, by Captain Arthur Owen Vaughan.

OLD HENDRIK'S TALES, BY CAPTAIN ARTHUR OWEN VAUGHAN.

CHAPTER ONE.

WHY OLD BABOON HAS THAT KINK IN HIS TAIL.

The day was hot, and the koppies simmered blue and brown along the Vaal River. Noon had come, dinner was done. "Allah Mattie!" said the grey old kitchen boy to himself, as he stretched to sleep in the shade of the mimosa behind the house. "Allah ...

Myths and Legends of Christmastide –by: Bertha F. Herrick

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MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF CHRISTMASTIDE

BY

BERTHA F. HERRICK

[Illustration]

SAN FRANCISCO

PRINTED BY THE STANLEY TAYLOR COMPANY

1901

The following article originally appeared in one of the Christmas editions of the San Francisco Chronicle and is now reprinted by permission from that journal.

MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF CHRISTMASTIDE

The Man

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THE MAN'OBOS OF MINDAN'AO

by

JOHN M. GARVAN

MEMOIRS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES VOLUME XXIII FIRST MEMOIR

United States Government Printing Office Washington : 1931 For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, Washington, D. C. Price $1.00 (paper cover)

MEMOIRS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

VOLUME XXIII

FIRST MEMOIR

THE MAN'OBOS OF MINDAN'AO

JOHN M. GARVAN

Presented to the Academy at the Annual Meeting, 1929

THE MAN'OBOS OF MINDAN'AO

by

JOHN M. GARVAN

CONTENTS

PART I. DESCRIPTIVE

CHAPTER I. Classification and geographica...

Captain Cook His Life, Voyages, and Discoveries

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Captain Cook, his Life, Voyages and Discoveries, by W.H.G. Kingston.

This book is not a series of fictitious adventures of the great Captain Cook, the eighteenth century navigator and explorer, but a straightforward statement of his life and achievements. It is therefore more of a biography than an adventure book for boys. However, the man was so great that his biography can indeed be read as a well written book of adventures.

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Philippine Folk-Tales –by: Fletcher Gardner

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This etext contains four articles that appeared in the "Journal of American Folk Lore" (JAFL), all related to folklore in the Philippines.

1. "Philippine Folk Tales," Clara Kern Bayliss, JAFL 15 : 46 53.

2. "Visayan Folk Tales," Berton L. Maxfield and W. H. Millington, JAFL 19 : 97 112; JAFL 20 : 89 103; JAFL 20 : 311 318.

3. "Tagalog Folk Tales," Fletcher Gardner, JAFL 20 : 104 120; 20 : 300 310.

(including two shorter articles, 4. "A Filipino (Tagalog) Version of Aladdin" and 5. "Some Games of Filipino Children" by the same author.)

6....

A History of Art in Chalda & Assyria, v. 1 –by: Georges Perrot

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A HISTORY

OF

ART IN CHALDAEA & ASSYRIA

FROM THE FRENCH OF GEORGES PERROT,

PROFESSOR IN THE FACULTY OF LETTERS, PARIS; MEMBER OF THE INSTITUTE, AND CHARLES CHIPIEZ.

ILLUSTRATED WITH FOUR HUNDRED AND FIFTY TWO ENGRAVINGS IN THE TEXT AND FIFTEEN STEEL AND COLOURED PLATES.

IN TWO VOLUMES. VOL. I.

TRANSLATED AND EDITED BY WALTER ARMSTRONG, B.A., Oxon.,

AUTHOR OF "ALFRED STEVENS," ETC.

[Illustration]

London: CHAPMAN AND HALL, Limited. New York: A. C. ARMSTRONG AND SON. 1884.

London: R. CLAY, SONS, AND TAYLO...

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