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A Tramp Abroad

By: Mark Twain

... A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) is a publicat... ...tate University. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpos... ...nished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. N... ...h the Pennsylvania State University assumes any responsibility for the material contained within the document or for the file as an electronic transmi... ... beings. It ain’t any use to tell me a bluejay hasn’t got a sense of humor, because I know better. And memory, too. They brought jays here from all ov... ...d struc- ture, with a towerlike spire adorned with all sorts of gro- tesque images. The inner walls of the church were placarded with large mural tabl... ...as 103 A Tramp Abroad clear as crystal, and is tempered to 28 degrees Re’aumur (about 95 degrees Fahrenheit). Sunk into the floor, by the tub, is a c... ...ew,” and seen them throw themselves down in exhausted attitudes for a rest in that commanding situation. In Nevada I used to see the children play at ... ...appear in these tables, but they are scattered so widely over the country that they furnish a 277 A Tramp Abroad good general average of city health ...

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The World Set Free

By: H. G. Wells

...et Free by H.G. Wells A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION The World Set Free by H. G. Wells is a publication of the Pennsylvania Stat... ...e of any kind. Any per- son using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State U... ...e, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyone... ...ntained within the document or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells, the Pennsylvania State Unive... ... land a poor little League of (Allied) Nations (excluding the 5 H G Wells United States, Russia, and most of the ‘subject peoples’ of the world), mee... ... quick- ened his fire by blowing, and his simple tools, pointed first with copper and then with iron, increased and varied and became more elaborate a... ..., he added first one metal to his resources and then another, until he had copper and tin and iron and lead and gold and silver to supplement his ston... ...o- posed to fire shot out of corked iron bottles full of heated water. The mining of coal for fuel, the smelting of iron upon a larger scale than men ... ...llows, come and scrap the mint!’ In the year 1955 the suicide rate for the United States of America quadrupled any previous record. There was an enor-...

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Babbitt

By: Sinclair Lewis

...Classics Series Publication Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ...rge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State U... ...e, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyone... ...ntained within the document or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis, the Pennsylvania State University, E... ..., doctors, agents for ma- chinery, for emery wheels, for wire fencing, for mining- stock. Their gold signs shone on the windows. The en- trance was to... ...ght expensive ties “and could pay cash for ‘em, too, by golly;” and at the United Cigar Store, with its crimson and gold alertness, he reflected, “Won... ...powerful Mazda globe, his face hot, his shirt-front a glar- ing white, the copper sink a scoured red-gold. He tasted the sacred essence. “Now, by goll... ...tfully cool and fragrant! For a fact, you never hooked such double-decked, copper-riv- eted. two-fisted smoke enjoyment! Go to a pipe—speed-o-quick li... ...The next week-end he came in joyously with, “Say, Dad, why couldn’t I take mining engineering instead of the 268 Babbitt academic course? You talk ab...

...Excerpt: Chapter 1. The towers of Zenith aspired above the morning mist; austere towers of steel and cement and limestone, sturdy as cliffs and delicate as silver rods. They were neither citadels nor churches, but frankly and beautifully office-...

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Nostromo a Tale of the Seaboard

By: Joseph Conrad

...d A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard by Joseph Conrad is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Un... ...rge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State U... ...e, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor any- o... ...ntained within the document or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard by Joseph Conrad, the Pennsylv... ...ed backwards and forwards in a rocking-chair of the sort exported from the United States. The ceiling of the largest drawing-room of the Casa Gould ex... ...e for a country where they come impoverished to seek their for- tunes, the mining population of San Tome, etc… .” and ended with the declaration: “The... ...ith many arguments and entreaties, but without success. He knew nothing of mining; he had no means to put his concession on the European market; the m... ...by the infinitely graduated shades of reddish-brown, of blackish-brown, of coppery-brown backs, as the two shifts, stripped to linen drawers and leath... ... hilt of the sabre standing upright between his legs. The white plume, the coppery tint of his broad face, the blue-black of the moustaches under the ...

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Main Street

By: Sinclair Lewis

...SICS SERIES PUBLICATION Main Street by Sinclair Lewis is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ...rge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State U... ...e, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyone... ...ntained within the document or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis, the Pennsylvania State Universit... ...us yellow. The buildings were as ill- assorted, as temporary-looking, as a mining-camp street in the motion-pictures. The railroad station was a one- ... ...ys could function; that boys who were not compounded of the gutter and the mining-camp were mol- lycoddles and unhappy. She had taken this for granted... ...rnished a fender, removed from beneath the back seat the debris of gloves, copper wash- ers, crumpled maps, dust, and greasy rags. Winter noons he wan... ...re to be illuminated by a ray from offstage. The high light was a polished copper pot filled with primroses. Less clearly she sketched the Grimm drawi... ...ch Carol derived from them were: Lincoln was a celebrated president of the United States, but in his youth extremely poor. James J. Hill was the best-...

...Excerpt: This is America--a town of a few thousand, in a region of wheat and corn and dairies and little groves. The town is, in our tale, called ?Gopher Prairie, Minnesota.? But its Main Street is the continuation of Main Streets everywhere. The story would be the same in Ohi...

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Diana of the Crossways

By: George Meredith

...rge Meredith A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith is a publication of the Pennsylvania State... ...rge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Nei- ther the Pennsylvania State... ... for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Nei- ther the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyone... ...ntained within the document or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith, the Pennsylvania Sta... ...h men and English women! though it’s putting the cart before the horse—the copper pen- nies where the gold guineas should be. So here’s the gentle- ma... ...Copsley raised an exclamation of, ‘Oh! that those two had been or could be united!’ She was conscious of a mystic symbolism in the prayer. She was not... ...at somehow you contrive to get the pick of us in the girls! If ever we ‘re united, ‘twill be by a trick of circumvention of that sort, pretty sure. Th... ...nown.’ She hinted at the peccant City Company. ‘I think I have checked the mining mania, as I did the railway,’ said he; ‘and so far it was a public s... ...onest! And he was not the only trickster preying on the multitudinous poor copper crowd, rightly to be protected by the silver and the golden. Revelat...

...Excerpt: Chapter 1. Of Diaries and Diarists Touching The Heroine. Among the diaries beginning with the second quarter of our century, there is frequent mention of a lady then becoming famous for her beauty and her wit: ?an unusual combination,? in the deliberate syllables of on...

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The Deputy of Arcis

By: Honoré de Balzac

...ine Prescott Wormeley A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Deputy of Arcis by Honore de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley... ...y Honore de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ...rge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State U... ...ntained within the document or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. The Deputy of Arcis by Honore de Balzac, trans. Katharine Presc... ...omise the influence of his family in the arrondissement of Arcis, that old statesman would doubtless propose for candidate some young man who could be... ... Historical Mystery.”] The Marions, Grevins, and Giguets were all the more united be- cause the triumph of their political opinions, called “consti- t... ...ked Monsieur Martener. “I doubt if our royalists will go into that kind of mining,” remarked Vinet, laughing. “What should you think from the air and ... ...ieur de Camps, “that, besides our coal and iron mines, we possess mines of copper, lead, and, possibly, silver?” “If you will take the trouble to cons... ...thful to any secret that concerned you per- sonally.” “ Ah! you are such a united pair,” said Madame de l’Estorade, with a heavy sigh. “I don’t regret...

...Excerpt: All elections begin with a bustle before beginning to describe an election in the provinces, it is proper to state that the town of Arcis-sur-Aube was not the theatre of the events here related. The arrondissement of Arcis votes at Bar-sur-Aube, which is forty miles from Arcis; consequently there is...

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Vittoria

By: George Meredith

...assics Series Publication Vittoria by George Meredith is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ...rge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State U... ...e, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyone... ...ntained within the document or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Vittoria by George Meredith, the Pennsylvania State University,... ...ly arrive at a peaceful contemplation of Barto Rizzo’s character by deter- mining to tell all, and (since that seemed little) more than he knew. He go... ...iguing disaffected nationalities. The same policy which played the various States against one another in order to re- duce all to subserviency to the ... ...ved intellects which admitted the possibility of a coming Kingdom of Italy united: the lunatics who preached of it he considered a sort of self-electe... ...pite of themselves by that combination of genius and beauty which is found united nowhere but in Irma, the spir- its of heaven determined to rob earth... ...could in fact see no distinct thing beyond what appeared as an illuminated copper medallion, held at a great distance from her, with a dead man and a ...

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The Young Step-Mother; Or a Chronicle of Mistakes

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...By Charlotte M. Yonge A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Young Step-Mother; Or A Chronicle of Mistakes by Charlotte M. Yonge is ... ...ther; Or A Chronicle of Mistakes by Charlotte M. Yonge is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ...rge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State U... ...ntained within the document or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. The Young Step-Mother; Or A Chronicle of Mistakes by Charlotte ... ...er, surely it might be hoped that the faith in which she had been bred up, united what was true and sound in the religion of both Reformed and Romanis... ... great auxilia- ries, and I don’t think John will be able to withstand our united forces.’ On the way home, on emerging from the alley, Albinia encoun... ... repent,’ said her brother. ‘The explosion is better than the subterranean mining.’ ‘It may be,’ said Albinia, ‘and I need not boast of the good I did... ...e! Mr. Dusautoy might as well hope that a Wedgwood cream-jug would guide a copper cauldron and keep verdigris aloof. His attraction for Lucy had alway... ...tendency on her. The rigidity and harsh judgment which had beto- kened her states of morbid depression since she had out- grown the sulky form, had pa...

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Sandra Belloni Originally Emilia in England

By: George Meredith

...SANDRA BELLONI Originally Emilia in England By George Meredith A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publi... ... Series Publication Sandra Belloni by George Meredith is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ...rge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State U... ...e, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyone... ...ne by their Christian names, and the way that he would catalogue emperors, states- men, and noblemen known to him, with familiar indiffer- ence, as th... ...ing it the footman came up to Arabella. Misfortunes, we know, are the most united family on earth. The news brought to her was that a lady of the name... ...ing! better marriage! than to submit in such a case,” cried Adela. For, so united were the ladies of Brookfield, and so bent on their grand hazy objec... ...hat I had missed a syllable. Ask C. to look it out—I mean, to tell me they mining on a little slip of paper in your next. I would buy a pocket-diction... ...atient, look about for amusement, and improve your mind.” And more of this copper coinage of wisdom in the way of proverbs. But Emilia was nowhere vis...

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Life on the Mississippi

By: Mark Twain

...on the Mississippi by Mark T wain (Samuel L. Clemens) is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnish... ...arge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Nei ther the Pennsylvania St... ..., for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Nei ther the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyo... ...contained within the document or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Life on the Mississippi by Mark T wain (Samuel L. Clemens) ,... ...and shouted out— “Whoo oop! I’m the old original iron jawed, brass mounted, copper bellied corpse maker from the wilds of Arkansaw!—Look at me! I’m t... ...of them that you are allowed to run at all down stream. There’s a law of the United States against it. The river may be rising by the time we get to 1... ..., he promptly resented even the merest sugges tions. Indeed, the law of the United States forbade him to listen to commands or suggestions, rightly c... ...n Irishman lager for a month, and he’s a dead man. An Irishman is lined with copper, and the beer corrodes it. But whiskey polishes the copper and is ... ... case anybody wanted it done. I had a contract to survey a route for a great mining ditch in California, and I was on my way thither, by sea—a three o...

...Excerpt: The ?Body Of The Nation? But the basin of the Mississippi is the body of the nation. All the other parts are but members, important in themselves, yet more important in their relations to this. Exclusive of the Lake basin and...

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The Uncommercial Traveller

By: Charles Dickens

... The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dick... ... Pennsylvania State Univer- sity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document fil... ...ument file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his o... ...ssoci- ated with the Pennsylvania State University assumes any responsibility for the material con- tained within the document or for the file as an e... ...otel-advertisement is personally addressed to me, no hotel-room tapestried with great-coats and railway wrappers is set apart for me, no house of publ... ... the Charles Dickens 42 male sex, in a checked shirt and without a coat, reading a newspaper; now, it was a man crimp and a woman crimp, who always i... ... this matter. I travel by railroad. I start from home at seven or eight in the morning, after breakfasting hurriedly. What with skim- ming over the op... ...r’s name before him was Chips, and they were all Chipses. And Chips the father had sold himself to the Devil for an iron pot and a bushel of tenpenny ... ...d half a ton of copper and a rat that could speak; and Chips the grandfather had sold him- self to the Devil for an iron pot and a bushel of tenpenny ...

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A Modern Utopia

By: H. G. Wells

...ics Series Publication A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ...rge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State U... ...e, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State Uni- versity nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyo... ...ntained within the document or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells, the Pennsylvania State Universi... ...rwin quickened the thought of the world. Those were all perfect and static States, a balance of happi- ness won for ever against the forces of unrest ... ...oilsome or dangerous land with never a household; there will be regions of mining and smelt- ing, black with the smoke of furnaces and gashed and deso... ...its of energy, the grand total of work upon which the social fabric of the United States or England rests, it would be found that a vastly preponderat... ...sibilities of Utopian labour laws. We should examine our remaining change, copper coins of an appearance orna- mental rather than reassuring, and we s... ... civilised State—even that compendium of old- fashioned Individualism, the United States of America—is now disposed to admit the necessity of that pro...

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Bureaucracy

By: Honoré de Balzac

...y Honore de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ...rge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State U... ...e, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyone... ...ntained within the document or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Bureaucracy by Honore de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Worm... ...d prevented all ameliorations of home rule. In Austria, where many diverse united nations present so many conflicting interests to be conciliated and ... ... with that of registra- tion and the management of domains. Thus Rabourdin united in one centre all divisions that were allied in nature. The mortgage... ...ortune. Special careers, such as civil and military engineering, the navy, mining, and the pro- fessorial chair were all fenced about by strict regula... ...Transon, Godard and company, borers and burrowers, who proved their under- mining power in the thirtieth year of this century. But now it is time to s... ...ng, fault-finding old housekeeper of a civil service on God’s earth. Not a copper farthing of the nation’s money is spent or hoarded that is not order...

...Excerpt: Chapter 1. The Rabourdin household in Paris, where men of thought and study bear a certain likeness to one another, living as they do in a common centre, you must have met with several resembling Monsieur Rabourdin, whose acquaintance w...

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Dynevor Terrace

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...DYNEVOR TERRACE: OR THE CLUE OF LIFE BY THE AUTHOR OF ‘THE HEIR OF REDCLYFFE,’ CHARLOTTE M. YONGE. V V V V VOL OL O... ...I A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION Dynevor Terrace: or The Clue of Life, Volume One by Charlotte M Yonge is a publication of the P... ...rge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State U... ...ntained within the document or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Dynevor Terrace: or The Clue of Life, Volume One by Charlotte M... ...and then to sleep. They are capital people. Dobbs is superintendent of the copper and tin works—a thoroughly right-minded man, with a nice, lady- 30 ... ... that mines were a tender sub- ject, the eager speaker became certain that copper must exist in the neighbourhood, and what an employment it would aff... ...rsation. Some information had been wanted about the terms of labour in the mining districts, and Louis’s visit to Illershall enabled him to throw ligh... ...that afternoon, bringing his sister with him, for he had not withstood the united voices that entreated him to become Fitzjocelyn’s tutor during the v... ... Oliver Dynevor reiterated requests for an intelligent man conversant with mining operations, and Oliver had indicated a person whom he remembered at ...

...Excerpt: An ancient leafless stump of a horse-chestnut stood in the middle of a dusty field, bordered on the south side by a row of houses of some pretension. Against this stump, a pretty delicate fair girl of seventeen, whose short lilac sleeves revealed slender white arms, and her ti...

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The Count of Monte Cristo Voulume Two

By: Alexandre Dumas

...wo by Alexandre Dumas A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Count of Monte Cristo Volume Two by Alexandre Dumas is a publication of... ...he Count of Monte Cristo Volume Two by Alexandre Dumas is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnishe... ...rge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State U... ...ntained within the document or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. The Count of Monte Cristo Volume Two by Alexandre Dumas, the Pe... ...one, but who, nevertheless, possessed a fund of knowledge and penetration, united with a will as powerful as ever although clogged by a body rendered ... ...arino, when the Greek government was consolidated, he asked of King Otho a mining grant for that district, which was given him. Hence that immense for... ...w I ex- isted when it was arranged by your two families that you should be united. I have no enmity against M. Franz, and promise you the pun- ishment... ... from two deep dishes which were covered and placed on a stove, and from a copper pan placed in an old iron pot. In an adjoining room Andrea saw also ... ...f his pistols; but he simply heard the sound of the bolts sliding in their copper rings. It was only a precaution. The nocturnal visitor, ignorant of ...

...Excerpt: Chapter 58. M. Noirtier de Villefort. We will now relate what was passing in the house of the king?s attorney after the departure of Madame Danglars and her daughter, and during the time of the conversation between Maximilian and Valentine, which we have just detailed. M. de Villefort entered his f...

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The Count of Monte Cristo Voulume One

By: Alexandre Dumas

...ne by Alexandre Dumas A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Count of Monte Cristo Volume One by Alexandre Dumas is a publication of... ...he Count of Monte Cristo Volume One by Alexandre Dumas is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnishe... ...rge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State U... ...ntained within the document or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. The Count of Monte Cristo Volume One by Alexandre Dumas, the Pe... ... word,” said Caderousse, from whose mind the friendly treatment of Dantes, united with the effect of the excellent wine he had partaken of, had efface... ...ized the dream of Machiavelli and Caesar Borgia, which was to make Italy a united kingdom.” “Monsieur,” returned the inspector , “providence has chang... ... have come out fifteen feet from where I intended. I took the wall you are mining for the outer wall of the fortress.” “But then you would be close to... ...ve given me some useful information.” “To Auteuil!” cried Bertuccio, whose copper complexion became livid — “I go to Auteuil?” “Well, what is there su... ...ing, and drawing from his pocket a pair of steel pliers and a small set of copper scales, he took the stone out of its setting, and weighed it careful...

...Excerpt: Chapter 1. Marseilles -- The Arrival. On the 24th of February, 1810, the look-out at Notre-Dame de la Garde signalled the three-master, the Pharaon from Smyrna, Trieste, and Naples. As usual, a pilot put off immediately, and rounding the Chateau d?If...

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Memoirs of Louis XIV and His Court and of the Regency

By: The Duke of Saint Simon

...Memoirs of Louis XIV and His Court and of the Regency By The Duke of Saint-Simon A Penn State Electronic Classics Ser... ...nic Classics Series Publication Memoirs of Louis XIV and His Court and of the Regency by The Duke of Saint-Simon is a publication of the Pennsylvania... ...e of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any pur- pose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State U... ...ntained within the document or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Memoirs of Louis XIV and His Court and of the Regency by The Du... ...e gossip brought to him by his unsuspecting friends; for neither courtier, statesman, minister, nor friend ever looked upon those notes which this “li... ...owed in speak- ing of young people, so unequal in position, friendship had united us. I made up my mind, therefore, to escape from my leading-strings;... ...alting-places was Marienburgh, where we camped for the night. I had become united in friendship with Comte de Coetquen, who was in the same company wi... ...g was obliged to seek for resources as a private person might have done. A mining speculator, named Rodes, having pretended that he had discovered man... ...were very sorry to deprive themselves of; others feared the dirti- ness of copper and earthenware; others again were annoyed at being obliged to imita...

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The War in the Air

By: H. G. Wells

...he Air by H. G. Wells A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION The War in the Air by H. G. Wells is a publication of the Pennsylvania Stat... ...y H. G. Wells A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION The War in the Air by H. G. Wells is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Univer... ...rge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State U... ...e, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State Uni- versity nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyo... ...n with war, the smash-up of civilization is inevitable. It is chaos or the United States of the World for mankind. There is no other choice. Ten years... ...ntity of seventeen ounces to the ton. But the whole story of her submarine mining, intensely interesting as it is, must be told at some other time; su... ...the whisper, “They are really gentlemen,” and then dollop, dollop came the coppers in the hat. Sometimes even silver. It was all income; no outgoings,... ...ness of equipment and military efficiency. The great powers were first the United States, a nation ad- dicted to commerce, but roused to military nece... ... The Prince was on the point of issuing orders to drop earthward and trail copper lightning chains when the news of the aeroplane attack came to him. ...

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The Octopus a Story of California

By: Frank Norris

...ssics Series Publication enn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Ocotopus: A Story of California by Frank Norris is a publication of the... ...rge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State U... ...e, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyone... ... tained within the document or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. The Ocotopus: A Story of California by Frank Norris, the Pennsy... ...- hind the mosquito-bar on the front porch, reading “David 20 The Octopus Copperfield,” and gorging himself with dried prunes. Annixter—after the two... ... had been his ambition to represent his native State—North Carolina—in the United States Senate. Calhoun was his “great man,” but in two succes- sive ... ...e chances, to hazard every- thing on the hopes of colossal returns. In the mining days at Placerville there was no more redoubtable poker player in th... ...porch, pre- cisely as Presley had found him the day before, reading “David Copperfield” and stuffing himself with dried prunes. When he recognised Mag... ...ommission is a railroad board, and reverses all our figures?” The one-time mining king, the most redoubtable poker player of Calaveras County, permitt...

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