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V M Österman, Charles Franks and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team




[Illustration: Walter Scott's Library at Abbotsford]


A LEAF IN THE STORM, by Louise de la Ramee, from A Leaf in the Storm and Other Stories

CATS, by Maurice Hewlett, from Earthwork out of Tuscany

AN ADVENTURE, by Honore de Balzac, from A Passion in the Desert

FOR THOSE WHO LOVE MUSIC, by Axel Munthe, from Vagaries

OUT OF DOORS, by Richard Jefferies, from Saint Guido

THE TABOO, by Herman Melville, from Typee

SCHOOL DAYS AT THE CONVENT, by George Sand, from The Story of My Life (adapted)

IN BRITTANY, by Louisa Alcott, from Aunt Jo's Scrap Bag

THE ADIRONDACKS, by John Burroughs, from Wake Robin

AN ASCENT OF KILAUEA, by Lady Brassey, from Around the World in the Yacht Sunbeam

THE FETISH, by George Eliot, from The Mill on the Floss

SALMON FISHING IN IRELAND, by James A. Froude, from A Fortnight in Kerry

ACROSS RUNNING WATER, by Fiona Macleod, from Sea Magic and Running Water

THE PINE TREE SHILLINGS, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, from Grandfather's Chair

THE WHITE TRAIL, by Stewart Edward White, from The Silent Places

A DISSERTATION ON ROAST PIG, by Charles Lamb, from Essays of Elia

THE LAST CLASS, by Alphonse Daudet, from Monday Tales

AN ARAB FISHERMAN, by Albert Edwards, from The Barbary Coast

THE ARCHERY CONTEST, by Walter Scott, from Ivanhoe

BABY SYLVESTER, by Bret Harte, from Bret Harte's Writings

THE ADDRESS AT GETTYSBURG, by Abraham Lincoln, from Lincoln's Speeches

THE SECOND INAUGURAL ADDRESS, by Abraham Lincoln, from Lincoln's Speeches

AN APPRECIATION OF LINCOLN, by John Hay, from Life of Lincoln

THE ELEPHANTS THAT STRUCK, by Samuel White Baker, from Eight Years in Ceylon


THE STORY OF MUHAMMAD DIN, by Rudyard Kipling, from Plain Tales from the Hills

A CHILD, by John Galsworthy, from Commentary

TOO DEAR FOR THE WHISTLE, by Benjamin Franklin, from The Autobiography

A LODGING FOR THE NIGHT, by Robert Louis Stevenson, from The New Arabian Nights

A BAD FIVE MINUTES IN THE ALPS, by Leslie Stephen, from Freethinking and Plainspeaking (adapted)

THE GOLD TRAIL, by Stewart Edward White, from Gold

TWENTY YEARS OF ARCTIC STRUGGLE, by J. Kennedy McLean, from Heroes of the Farthest North and South (adapted)

THE SPEECH IN MANCHESTER, by Henry Ward Beecher, from Addresses and Sermons

A GREEN DONKEY DRIVER, by Robert Louis Stevenson, from Travels with a Donkey

A NIGHT IN THE PINES, by Robert Louis Stevenson, from Travels with a Donkey

LIFE IN OLD NEW YORK, by Washington Irving, from Knickerbocker's History of New York

THE BAZAAR IN MOROCCO, by Pierre Loti, from Into Morocco

A BATTLE OF THE ANTS, by Henry D. Thoreau, from Walden (adapted)

AN AFRICAN PET, by Paul B. du Chaillu, from The African Forest and Jungle

ANIMAL INTELLIGENCE, by Lloyd Morgan, from Animal Sketches (adapted)

BUCK'S TRIAL OF STRENGTH, by Jack London, from The Call of the Wild

ON THE SOLANDER WHALING GROUND, by Frank Bullen, from Idylls of the Sea

AN EPISODE OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION, by Charles Dickens, from A Tale of Two Cities

THE COMMANDER OF THE FAITHFUL, by Pierre Loti, from Into Morocco (adapted)

WALT WHITMAN, by John Burroughs, from Whitman A Study (adapted)

HEROISM IN HOUSEKEEPING, by Jane Welsh Carlyle, from Letters

A YOUTHFUL ACTOR, by Thomas Bailey Aldrich, from The Story of a Bad Boy

WAR, by Thomas Carlyle, from Sartor Resartus

COON HUNTING, by Ernest Ingersoll, from Wild Neighbors (adapted)

SIGHT IN SAVAGES, by W... Continue reading book >>

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