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Night On A Honey-Farm

In The Bee-Master of Warrilow

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Tickner Edwardes

"Is it true that a bee can only sting once?" I asked him, as he bent again over the crocus beds.He laughed."What would be the…

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 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…

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: Part 2

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…

Of the Nature and Use of the Hop

In The London and Country Brewer

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The unknown author of this book, appears to have experienced too many unwholesome and unpleasant beers and ales on his numerous travels in L…

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