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William Herschel, Part 1

In Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Scientists

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Elbert Hubbard

Elbert Hubbard describes the homes of authors, poets, social reformers and other prestigious people, reflecting on how their surroundings ma…

Final Preparations

In The Adventures of Captain Hatteras, Part 2: The Field of Ice

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Jules Verne

The novel, set in 1861, describes adventures of British expedition led by Captain John Hatteras to the North Pole. Hatteras is convinced tha…

The Shrinkage of the Planet

In Revolution, and other Essays

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Jack London

A collection of 13 essays written between 1900 and 1908, published in 1910. The lead essay, "Revolution", outlines how and why Lon…

No4 - The Ordnance Survey of Great Britain - its history and object: Part 1

In The National Geographic Magazine Vol. 02 No. 3-5

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Josiah Pierce Jr., Josiah Pierce, Jr. and National Geographic Society

National Geographic Magazine Volume 2 Number 3:The Arctic Cruise of the U.S.S. Thetis in the Summer and Autumn of 1889.The Law of Storms, co…


In Florence Nightingale the Angel of the Crimea

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Laura E. Richards and Laura E. Howe Richards

One evening, some time after the great Crimean War of 1854-55, a company of military and naval officers met at dinner in London. They were t…

Sir Francis Drake

In Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 1

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Charles F. Horne

Great Men and Famous Women is an 8-volume work by various authors containing “A series of pen and pencil sketches of the lives of more than …

The Ant-Lion

In Princess Mary's Gift Book

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Jean-Henri Fabre

In 1914, Princess Mary, then 17 years of age, gave her name to this collection of short stories and essays from the most prominent authors o…

Old Ships

In The Mystery of the 'Ocean Star' - A Collection of Maritime Sketches

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W. Clark Russell and William Clark Russell

This is a collection of short stories of mystery and romance, set at sea, in the times of the great sea voyages.

Travels by the Fireside - Read by SCC

In Travels by the Fireside

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H. W. Longfellow and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

LibriVox volunteers bring you 22 recordings of Travels by the Fireside by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. This was the Fortnightly Poetry projec…

The Crusader and The Saracen

In The Ontario Readers: Fourth Book

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A fourth grade English textbook published by the Minister of Education for Ontario in 1909. This reader features various pieces of Poetry a…


In More English Fairy Tales

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Joseph Jacobs

"This volume will come, I fancy, as a surprise both to my brother folk-lorists and to the public in general. It might naturally have be…

The Screaming Skull, part 1

In Wandering Ghosts

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Francis Marion Crawford

This is a collection of seven ghost stories by Francis Marion Crawford. The volume includes all of the essential ingredients for good ghost …

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