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Broken Vase and Other Stories, The

By: Anonymous

The Broken Vase and Other Stories; for Children and Youth, Compiled by a Teacher FITCHBURG: PUBLISHED BY S. & C. SHEPLEY. 1847. WM. J. MERRIAM, PRINTER, FITCHBURG. (Summary from the Frontspiece)

Adventure, Advice, Children, Fiction, Instruction, War stories

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Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. The

By: Washington Irving

Apart from Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - the pieces which made both Irving and The Sketch Book famous - other tales include Roscoe, The Broken Heart, The Art of Book-making, A Royal Poet, The Spectre Bridegroom, Westminster Abbey, Little Britain, and John Bull. His stories were highly influenced by German folktales, with The Legend of Sleepy Hollow being inspired by a folktale recorded by Karl Musäus. Stories range from the maudlin (such as The Wife an...

Short stories, Fiction

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Kim

By: Rudyard Kipling

Kim is a fabulous adventure story set in India during the former British Empire. It tells the story of a street-wise but (in typical Kipling fashion) highly moral Anglo-Indian boy who becomes enmeshed the “the Great Game” -– the competition between Britain and Russia for control over Asia. Taking time off from his role as the traveling companion of an aged Tibetan lama, the boy is trained as a spy, matches wits with various evildoers, and wins out in the end. So much mor...

Adventure, Teen/Young adult, Spy stories

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The Secret Garden

By: Burnett, Frances Hodgson, 1849-1924
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The Making of the Great West, 1512-1883

By: Samuel Adams Drake
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A Boy I Knew : Four Dogs, And Some More Dogs

By: Laurence Hutton
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Captains Courageous

By: Rudyard Kipling

Excerpt: THE weather door of the smoking?room had been left open to the North Atlantic fog, as the big liner rolled and lifted, whistling to warn the fishing?fleet. ?That Cheyne boy?s the biggest nuisance aboard,? said a man in a frieze overcoat, shutting the door with a bang. ?He isn?t wanted here. He?s too fresh.

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The Call of the Wild

By: London, Jack, 1876-1916
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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

By: Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin

The old stage coach was rumbling along the dusty road that runs from Maplewood to Riverboro. The day was as warm as midsummer, though it was only the middle of May, and Mr. Jeremiah Cobb was favoring the horses as much as possible, yet never losing sight of the fact that he carried the mail. The hills were many, and the reins lay loosely in his hands as he lolled back in his seat and extended one foot and leg luxuriously over the dashboard. His brimmed hat of worn felt w...

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A Room with a View

By: E.M. Forster

Excerpt: A Room with a View by E.M. Forster.

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The Prisoner of Zenda

By: Anthony Hope

Excerpt: Chapter 1. THE Rassendylls?With a Word on the Elphbergs. ?I wonder when in the world you?re going to do anything, Rudolf?? said my brother?s wife. ?My dear Rose,? I answered, laying down my egg?spoon, ?why in the world should I do anything? My position is a comfortable one. I have an income nearly sufficient for my wants (no one?s income is ever quite sufficient, you know), I enjoy an enviable social position: I am brother to Lord Burlesdon, and brother?in?law t...

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Tarzan of the Apes

By: Burroughs, Edgar Rice, 1875-1950
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The wonderful adventures of Nils

By: Lagerlöf, Selma, 1858-1940Howard, Velma Swanston

Supplemental catalog subcollection information: American Libraries Collection; American University Library Collection

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The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent

By: Irving, Washington, 1783-1859
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More magic pictures of the long ago; stories of the people of many...

By: Chandler, Anna Curtis

Supplemental catalog subcollection information: American Libraries Collection; American University Library Collection; Bibliography: p. xiii-xiv

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Red true story book

By: Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912

Supplemental catalog subcollection information: American Libraries Collection; Historical Literature

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Kim

By: Rudyard Kipling
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