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Bubbles of the Foam

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BUBBLES OF THE FOAM

So Life's sad Sunset prizes What Life's gay Dawn despises, And always Winter wise is When Summer is no more: While Love than lightning fleeter Turns all he touches sweeter, To leave it incompleter Behind him, than before.

AMARA

Years, looking forward, all too slow, Yet looking back, too fast, What is your joy, what is your woe, But scented ash that used to glow, A sandalwood of long ago, A camphor of the past?

SULOCHANA

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BUBBLES OF THE FOAM

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Policeman Bluejay –by: L. Frank Baum

This is another "TWINKLE TALE" from Mr. Baum (written under the pen name Laura Bancroft) and celebrates the further adventures of Twinkle and Chubbins as they magically become child-larks and live the exciting, and often dangerous, life of birds in the forest.

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POLICEMAN BLUEJAY

by

LAURA BANCROFT

Author of The Twinkle Tales, Etc.

With Illustrations by Maginel Wright Enright

[Frontispiece: "GO, BOTH OF YOU, AND JOIN THE BIRD THAT WARNED YOU"]

Chicago The Reilly & Britton Co. Publishers

Copyright, 1907 by The Reilly & Britton Co.

The...

Sodom and Gomorrah, Texas

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The place called Sodom was bad enough. But right down the road was the other town and that was even worse!

Sodom and Gomorrah, Texas

By R. A. LAFFERTY

Illustrated by RITTER

Manuel shouldn't have been employed as a census taker. He wasn't qualified. He couldn't read a map. He didn't know what a map was. He only grinned when they told him that North was at the top.

He knew better.

But he did write a nice round hand, like a boy's hand. He knew Spanish, and enough English. For the sector that was assigned t...

Beyond the Door

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Did you ever wonder at the lonely life the bird in a cuckoo clock has to lead that it might possibly love and hate just as easily as a real animal of flesh and blood? Philip Dick used that idea for this brief fantasy tale. We're sure that after reading it you'll give cuckoo clocks more respect.

beyond the door

by ... Philip K. Dick

Larry Thomas bought a cuckoo clock for his wife without knowing the price he would have to pay.

That night at the dinner table he brought it out and set it down beside her plate. Doris stared a...

The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 1 –by: Eug

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There has been lots of talk on the origins of the French novel of the 19th century: Stendhal, Balzac, Dumas, Gautier, Sand or Hugo. One often forgets Eugène Sue. Still, The Mysteries of Paris occupies a unique space in the birth of this literary genre: it entranced thousands of readers for more than a year (even illiterates w...

Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit –by: Joel Chandler Harris

Uncle Remus' stories feature a trickster hero called Br'er Rabbit ("Brother" Rabbit), who uses his wits to slide out of trouble and gain the advantage over the slower witted other animals, many of whom are trying to eat him. Br'er Rabbit stories were mostly collected directly from the afro-american oral story-telling tradition and are said to be a direct interpretation of Yoruba tales of Hare. This book contains 11 unique stories and was the last one published before the author's death. (Introduction by Phil Chenevert)

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UNCLE REMUS and BRER RABBIT

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The Wood Beyond the World –by: William Morris

MANUAL OF SURGERY, OXFORD MEDICAL PUBLICATIONS
BY ALEXIS THOMSON, F.R.C.S.Ed.
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Anthem

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The starring character of the novel is an inquisitive street cleaner. He lives in a society where people have lost their knowledge of individualism, to the extreme that people do not know words like 'I' or 'mine'. All the people live and work for their livelihood in collective groups, along with the people with power, nam...

Mermaid –by: Lily Dougall

"'What a fool I was not to go where she beckoned!' mused Caius. 'Where? Anywhere into the heart of the ocean, out of this dull, sordid life into the land of dreams.' For it must all have been a dream—a sweet, fantastic dream, imposed upon his senses by some influence, outward or inward; but it seemed to him that at the hour when he seemed to see the maid it might have been given him to enter the world of dreams, and go on in some existence which was a truer reality than the one in which he now was. In a deliberate way he thought that perhaps, if the truth were known, he, Dr. Caius Simpson, ...
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