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Return (de la Mare version) –by: Walter De la Mare

A story of psychological horror, The Return explores ideas of identity, love, and alienation. Arthur grapples with the reactions of his family and community, and his own sanity, when he experiences a sudden and mysterious "transformation". (

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THE RETURN

Walter de la Mare

Transcriber's Note:

This edition has single quotation marks for direct quotes, and double for indirect quotes.

There are no periods in the original text after Mr Mrs Dr

"Look not for roses in Attalus his garden, or wholesome flowers in a venomous plantation...

Before Adam –by: Jack London

"Before Adam is a mixture of sound science and sci-fi speculation. It is based around Darwin's theory of evolution and the idea of racial memory. The main character lives in the current world but has dreams and nightmares that he relives the pre-stone age life of one of his proto-human ancestors. Those who are scientifically inclined may enjoy this novel more than fans of "standard" science fiction such as Edgar Rice Burroughs.

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BEFORE ADAM

by Jack London

1906

"These are our ancestors, and their history is our history. Remember that as surely as we one day s...

In Camp With A Tin Soldier

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IN CAMP WITH A TIN SOLDIER.

IN CAMP WITH A TIN SOLDIER

BY JOHN KENDRICK BANGS

ILLUSTRATED BY E. M. ASHE

[Illustration]

NEW YORK R. H. RUSSELL & SON MDCCCXCII

COPYRIGHT, 1892. BY JOHN KENDRICK BANGS.

TO RUSSELL.

CHAPTER I.

THE START.

"Br r r rub a dub dub! Br r r rub a dub a dub dub! Br r r rub adub dub a dub dub a dub dub!"

"What's that?" cried Jimmieboy, rising from his pillow on the nursery couch, and looking about him, his eyes wide open with astonishment.

"What'...

The War in the Air –by: H. G. Wells

War in the Air was written during a prolific time in H. G. Wells's writing career. Having withdrawn from British politics to spend more time on his own ideas, he published twelve books between 1901 and 1911, including this one. while many British citizens were surprised by the advent of World War I, Wells had already written prophetically about such a conflict. War in the Air predicted use of airplanes in modern war.

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THE WAR IN THE AIR

By H. G. Wells

CONTENTS

I. OF PROGRESS AND THE SMALLWAYS FAMILY II. HOW BERT SMALLWAYS GOT INTO DIFFICULTIES ...

La chasse-galerie –by: Honor

La Chasse-galerie (The Hunt of Gallery) also known as “The Bewitched Canoe” is a French Canadian tale of voyageurs who make a deal with the Devil, a variant of the Wild Hunt. In Quebec, the legend of the “chasse-galerie”, or the bewitched canoe, is a favourite. Its most famous version was written by Honoré Beaugrand (1848 – 1906?).

Il s’agit de l’histoire de b^ucherons de la Gatineau qui font un pacte avec le diable afin de faire voler un canot pour qu’ils puissent rendre visite à leurs femmes. Il devront cependant éviter de blasphémer durant la traversée, ne poin...

Pellucidar –by: Edgar Rice Burroughs

Pellucidar is a fictional “Hollow Earth” milieu invented by Edgar Rice Burroughs for a series of action adventure stories. The stories initially involve the adventures of mining heir David Innes and his inventor friend Abner Perry after they use an “iron mole” to burrow 500 miles into the earth’s crust. This is the second book in the series.

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PELLUCIDAR

By

Edgar Rice Burroughs

CONTENTS

CHAPTER

PROLOGUE I LOST ON PELLUCIDAR II TRAVELING WITH TERROR III SHOOTING THE CHUTES AND AFTER IV FRIENDSHIP AND T...

The Story of Doctor Dolittle –by: Hugh Lofting

An adventurous children’s novel, The Story of Doctor Dolittle is the first book in the Doctor Dolittle series. The novel depicts the many adventures of Dr. John Dolittle as he learns the language of animals and takes on various feats including exotic travel, a dangerous encounter with pirates, and a mission to set right from wrong.

The novel begins with the introduction of Dr. John Dolittle, an animal lover and respected physician, who lives in the small English town of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh with his unmarried sister. Due to an increase in the number of animals i...

Texas Week

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One of the chief purposes of psychiatry is to separate fantasy from reality. It is reasonable to expect that future psychiatrists will know more about this borderline than the most learned doctors of today. Yet now and again even the best of them may encounter situations that defy all logic.

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by ... Albert Hernhuter

Meeting the little man who isn't there is rated an horrendous experience. But discovery that the man is there may be even worse.

The slick black car sped along the wide and straight street. It came to a s...

Twinkle and Chubbins Their Astonishing Adventures in Nature-Fairyland

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TWINKLE AND CHUBBINS

Their Astonishing Adventures in Nature Fairyland

by

LAURA BANCROFT

Illustrated by Maginal Wright Enright

Publishers The Reilly & Britton Co. Chicago

Copyright, 1911 by The Reilly & Britton Co.

CONTENTS

PAGE I Mr. Woodchuck.................9 II Bandit Jim Crow..............69 III Prarie Dog Town.............133 IV Prince Mud Turtle...........195 V Twinkle's Enchantment.......257 VI Sugar Loaf Mountain.........321

List of Chapters

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