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  • VARNEY, THE VAMPYRE

    VARNEY, THE VAMPYRE

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    The unprecedented success of the romance of "Varney the Vampyre," leaves the Author but little to say further, than that he accepts that success and its results as gratefully as it is possible for any one to do popular favours. A belief in the existence of Vampyres first took its rise...

  • SELINA

    SELINA

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    "There must be something wrong, Lavinia, with our way of managing," said Auntie. "If you think you can do it better than I, Ann Eliza—" came from Mamma, with dignity. Selina, scant seventeen in years and sweet and loving and anxious, felt that she could not bear it. To sit in...

  • SECRET SERVICE

    SECRET SERVICE

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    ABOUT twelve years ago there was an election anticipated in the Borough of N——. It was a notorious place for bribery, as I, who have been professionally concerned in many elections, perfectly well knew. It was an extraordinary town. It had once been a very flourishing place. A staple trade had...

  • GREENMANTLE

    GREENMANTLE

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    I had just finished breakfast and was filling my pipe when I got Bullivant's telegram. It was at Furling, the big country house in Hampshire where I had come to convalesce after Loos, and Sandy, who was in the same case, was hunting for the marmalade. I flung him the flimsy with the blue...

  • Florida Caverns State Park

    Florida Caverns State Park

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    Here we behold most wondrous sights No mortal understands, Of stalactites and stalagmites, A house not made with hands. Here Nature set to work her hands In ages long since gone, That man might quit his work on lands To see and ponder on. What means these fluted columns tall,— These pendants from...

  • SOPHIST

    SOPHIST

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    The dramatic power of the dialogues of Plato appears to diminish as the metaphysical interest of them increases (compare Introd. to the Philebus). There are no descriptions of time, place or persons, in the Sophist and Statesman, but we are plunged at once into philosophical discussions; the...

  • The Great Illusion

    The Great Illusion

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    Where can the Anglo-German rivalry of armaments end?—Why peace advocacy fails—Why it deserves to fail—The attitude of the peace advocate—The presumption that the prosperity of nations depends upon their political power, and consequent necessity of protection against aggression of other nations...

  • The Beaver

    The Beaver

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    "Lords of the North" was the appellation sometimes applied to those intrepid Factors and Chief Factors of H.B.C. who for many years gathered in annual conclave at some central fort to arrange for the administration and provisioning of the great fur-trade districts. Norway House, Fort...

  • The Stones of Venice

    The Stones of Venice

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    I. Since the first dominion of men was asserted over the ocean, three thrones, of mark beyond all others, have been set upon its sands: the thrones of Tyre, Venice, and England. Of the First of these great powers only the memory remains; of the Second, the ruin; the Third, which inherits their...

  • ARCHERY RULES

    ARCHERY RULES

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    The first thing we have to consider is what constitutes the necessary outfit for an archer—how it should be chosen, and how taken care of. Before choosing his outfit, the archer should find a good maker, and obtain from him a list of prices; having done so, he will be able to determine what...

  • MARRIED LIFE

    MARRIED LIFE

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    An apartment at the house of MR. LYNX; A fire place on the L. H. S. E. before which LYNX is discovered in his morning gown, reading a newspaper. A table near him, with breakfast service on it; MRS. LYNX at a small table on R. H., in the sulks; a practicable window to throw up R. H. Lynx....

  • AMBUSH

    AMBUSH

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    It wouldn't be easy ferreting out the identity of the field agent who'd saved his bio-father's life twelve years ago. It wasn't supposed to be easy--ideally, it would be impossible--and Nevan was sure he owed his own life, perhaps several times over, to the Imperial safeguards he...

  • IN SEARCH OF THE CASTAWAYS

    IN SEARCH OF THE CASTAWAYS

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    On the 26th of July, 1864, under a strong gale from the northeast, a magnificent yacht was steaming at full speed through the waves of the North Channel. The flag of England fluttered at her yard-arm, while at the top of the mainmast floated a blue pennon, bearing the initials E. G., worked in...

  • Inventors and Inventions

    Inventors and Inventions

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    A very large number of people in and out of the mechanical profession are intensely eager to know how to become successful inventors. Wealth, honor and glory are the reward of the successful. Disappointment, drudgery, oblivion, and poverty are often the portion of the less fortunate ones. Many...

  • Conquest

    Conquest

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    he Scene is set in the hills of the sheep-raising part of the S. Island of New Zealand. The back-cloth is painted with fine rocky and wooded hills and lakes, rather like Scotland but with a clearer, bluer sky and keener atmosphere. The stage represents a temporary camp in a clearing, for the...

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