By: Randall Garrett (1927-1987)
|The Foreign Hand Tie|
By: Herbert Jenkins (1876-1923)
Patricia Brent, spinster
A romantic comedy, written in 1918, but with a modern feel to it. Patricia Brent one day overhears two fellow-boarders pitying her because she “never has a nice young man to take her out”. In a thoughtless moment of anger she announces that the following night she will be dining out with her fiance. When she arrives at the restaurant the next day, she finds some of the fellow-boarders there to watch her, so, rendered reckless by the thought of the humiliation of being found out, she goes up to a young man sitting alone at a table, and asks him to help her by “playing up”. Countless complications and adventures ensue…
By: Isabella L. Bird (1831-1904)
A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains
Isabella Bird began travelling while in her early twenties to help alleviate illness that had plagued her since childhood. She was a single woman in her early forties when she made her treck through the Rocky Mountains. A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains details this fascinating account of her travels through a series of letters written to her sister, Henrietta. These letters are filled with beautiful, vivid descriptions of the scenery, the people she encountered, the way of life, and a mountain man named Jim Nugent, that was as rough as they come, but a complete gentleman with Ms...
By: Frank Harris (1855-1931)
|Eatin' Crow; and The Best Man In Garotte|
|A Modern Idyll|
|The Sheriff And His Partner|
|Gulmore, The Boss|
By: Edith Howes (1872-1954)
Wonderwings and other Fairy Stories
A collection of three short stories about fairies, complete with good moral lessons (as every fairy tale should be).
By: Edward Ormondroyd
David and the Phoenix
David knew that one should be prepared for anything when one climbs a mountain, but he never dreamed what he would find that June morning on the mountain ledge. There stood an enormous bird, with a head like an eagle, a neck like a swan, and a scarlet crest. The most astonishing thing was that the bird had an open book on the ground and was reading from it! This was David’s first sight of the fabulous Phoenix and the beginning of a pleasant and profitable partnership. The Phoenix found a great...
By: Oliver Optic (1822-1897)
The Birthday Party, A Story For Little Folks
Flora Lee’s birthday came in July. Her mother wished very much to celebrate the occasion in a proper manner. Flora was a good girl, and her parents were always glad to do any thing they could to please her, and to increase her happiness.
Down South or Yacht Adventure in Florida
"Down South" is the fifth and last volume but one of the "Great Western Series." The action of the story is confined entirely to Florida; and this fact may seem to belie the title of the Series. But the young yachtsman still maintains his hold upon the scenes of his earlier life in Michigan, and his letters come regularly from that State. If he were old enough to vote, he could do so only in Michigan; and therefore he has not lost his right to claim a residence there during his temporary sojourn in the South...
Up the River
Up the River is the sixth and last of “The Great Western Series.” The events of the story occur on the coast of Florida, in the Gulf of Mexico, and on the Mississippi River. The volume and the series close with the return of the hero, by a route not often taken by tourists, to his home in Michigan. His voyaging on the ocean, the Great Lakes, and the Father of Waters, is finished for the present; but the writer believes that his principal character has grown wiser and better since he was first introduced to the reader...
|Within The Enemy's Lines|
|Across India Or, Live Boys in the Far East|
|On The Blockade|
|The Yacht Club or The Young Boat-Builder|
|Stand By The Union|
|Fighting for the Right|
|Taken by the Enemy|
|A Lieutenant at Eighteen|
|Poor and Proud, or the Fortunes of Katy Redburn: a Story for Young Folks|
|Breaking Away or The Fortunes of a Student|
|An Undivided Union|
|Seek and Find or The Adventures of a Smart Boy|
|Up The Baltic Young America in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark|
|The Young Lieutenant or, The Adventures of an Army Officer|
|A Victorious Union|
|Four Young Explorers or, Sight-Seeing in the Tropics|
|Down The River Buck Bradford and His Tyrants|
|All Adrift or The Goldwing Club|
|Make or Break or, The Rich Man's Daughter|