World Library  

Other People Who Read Three Noted Chiefs of the Sioux Also Read


 
  • Cover Image

Critical and Historical Essays : Vol. 1

By: Thomas Babington Macaulay

Depuis deux siecles les Essais forment une branche importante de la litterature anglaise; pour designer un ecrivain de cette classe, nos voisons emploient un mot qui n'a pas d'equivalent en francais; ils disent: un essayist. Qu'est-ce qu'un essayist? L'essayist se distingue du moraliste, de l'historien, du critique litteraire, du biographe, de l'ecrivain politique; et pourtant il emprunte quelque trait a chacun d'eux; il ressemble tour a tour a l'un ou a l'autre ; il est...

Read More
  • Cover Image

Flying U Ranch

By: B.M. Bower

Excerpt: Chapter 1. THE Coming of a Native Son The Happy Family, waiting for the Sunday supper call, were grouped around the open door of the bunk?house, gossiping idly of things purely local, when the Old Man returned from the Stock Association at Helena; beside him on the buggy seat sat a stranger. The Old Man pulled up at the bunk?house, the stranger sprang out over the wheel with the agility which bespoke youthful muscles, and the Old Man introduced him with a quirk ...

Read More
  • Cover Image

The God-Idea of the Ancients or Sex in Religion

By: Eliza Burt Gamble

PREFACE. Much of the material for this volume was collected during the time that I was preparing for the press the Evolution of Woman, or while searching for data bearing on the subject of sex-specialization. While preparing that book for publication, it was my intention to include within it this branch of my investigation, but wishing to obtain certain facts relative to the foundations of religious belief and worship which were not accessible at that time, and knowing t...

Read More
  • Cover Image

Concerning Cheapness

By: Charles Carroll

Excerpt: ?Hang it all! there goes another!? ?Another what?? said the Pedagogue, looking up from lazy absorption in his easy?chair and the last Review. ?Why, that?s the third pair of those dollar gloves of Brown?s that I've split within the last week or two, trying to struggle into them in a hurry.? ?Sorry for you,? as he calmly turned another leaf; ?but if I wanted to be unamiable, I should say it served you right for buying cheap things.? ?Cheap!? I retorted, testily. ?...

Read More
  • Cover Image

King Solomon's Mines

By: H. Rider Haggard

Excerpt: Chapter One. I MEET SIR HENRY CURTIS IT is a curious thing that at my age?fifty-five last birthday?I should find myself taking up a pen to try and write a history. I wonder what sort of a history it will be when I have done it, if I ever come to the end of the trip! I have done a good many things in my life, which seems a long one to me, owing to my having begun so young, perhaps. At an age when other boys are at school I was earning my living as a trader in the...

Read More
  • Cover Image

The Little Hunchback Zia

By: Frances Hodgson Burnett

The little hunchback Zia toiled slowly up the steep road, keeping in the deepest shadows, even though the night had long fallen. Sometimes he staggered with weariness or struck his foot against a stone and smothered his involuntary cry of pain. He was so full of terror that he was afraid to utter a sound which might cause any traveler to glance toward him. This he feared more than any other thing—that some man or woman might look at him too closely. If such a one knew mu...

Read More
  • Cover Image

Captain Eli's Best Ear

By: Frank Richard Stockton

Excerpt: THE little seaside village of Sponkannis lies so quietly upon a protected spot on our Atlantic coast that it makes no more stir in the world than would a pebble which, held between one?s finger and thumb, should be dipped below the surface of a millpond and then dropped. About the post?office and the store both under the same roof the greater number of the houses cluster, as if they had come for their week?s groceries, or were waiting for the mail, while toward ...

Read More
  • Cover Image

Vengeance Bay

By: Maxwell Grant

Excerpt: Chapter 1. WAYS OF MYSTERY The floor show was in progress at the Club Plaisance, but none of the regular customers were interested. They were gathered in a corner of the swanky night club, a dozen of them, chatting with a man who was a much greater attraction than the show.

Read More
  • Cover Image

The Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac

By: Eugene Field

Introduction: THE determination to found a story or a series of sketches on the delights, adventures, and misadventures connected with bibliomania did not come impulsively to my brother. For many years, in short during the greater part of nearly a quarter of a century of journalistic work, he had celebrated in prose and verse, and always in his happiest and most delightful vein, the pleasures of book-hunting. Himself an indefatigable collector of books, the possessor of ...

Read More
  • Cover Image

The Hand of Fu-Manchu

By: Sax Rohmer

Excerpt: Chapter 1. THE TRAVELER FROM TIBET. ?Who?s there?? I called sharply. I turned and looked across the room. The window had been widely opened when I entered, and a faint fog haze hung in the apartment, seeming to veil the light of the shaded lamp. I watched the closed door intently, expecting every moment to see the knob turn. But nothing happened. ?Who?s there?? I cried again, and, crossing the room, I threw open the door. The long corridor without, lighted only ...

Read More
  • Cover Image

The Mystery of the Pencil Factory

By: Sidney Sutherland

Excerpt: AS an example of national hysteria, sectional fury, distortion of judicial processes, racial hatred, and bewildering uncertainty as to just exactly what was truth and justice, the ease of Leo Frank stands unparalleled in American criminal history.

Read More
  • Cover Image

Adventures of Buffalo Bill from Boyhood to Manhood

By: Prentiss Ingraham

CHAPTER I. PROLOGUE. THAT Truth is, by far, stranger than Fiction, the lessons of our daily lives teach us who dwell in the marts of civilization, and therefore we cannot wonder that those who live in scenes where the rifle, revolver and knife are in constant use, to protect and take life, can strange tales tell of thrilling perils met and subdued, and romantic incidents occurring that are far removed from the stern realities of existence.

Read More
  • Cover Image

The Instructor, Volume 3

Excerpt: Chapter 1. ON THE TRUE BEAUTY. IT iS then, as appears, the greatest of all lessons to know one?s self. For if one knows himself, he will know God; and knowing God, he will be made like God, not by wearing gold or long robes, but by well?doing, and by requiring as few things as possible.[1] Now, God alone is in need of nothing, and rejoices most when He sees us bright with the ornament of intelligence; and then, too, rejoices in him who is arrayed in chastity, th...

Read More
  • Cover Image

The Canadian Dominion, A Chronicle of Our Northern Neighbor

By: Oscar D. Skelton

Preface: The history of Canada since the close of the French regime falls into three clearly marked half centuries. The first fifty years after the Peace of Paris determined that Canada was to maintain a separate existence under the British flag and was not to become a fourteenth colony or be merged with the United States. The second fifty years brought the winning of self?government and the achievement of Confederation. The third fifty years witnessed the expansion of t...

Read More
  • Cover Image

The Martyrdom of Man

By: Winwood Reade

Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, distinguished Members of the Congress, honored guests, and fellow citizens: Today marks my first State of the Union address to you, a constitutional duty as old as our Republic itself. President Washington began this tradition in 1790 after reminding the Nation that the destiny of self-government and the preservation of the sacred fire of liberty is finally staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people. For our friends...

Read More
  • Cover Image

Mozart : A Fantasy

By: Elia Wilkinson Peattie

WHEN the winds of the morning were first loosed by God, they leaped like hounds from the leash, harking through the spaces between the worlds in search of the Things That Are. In their adventurings they came upon All Things, — stars that were blue as forged steel, those red as blood, the ringed worlds, the crimson and the yellow suns in their solitudes, scintillant seas of star dust, the reservoirs of man's knowledge; the amazing chaos of the Things That Were Yet to Be. ...

Read More
  • Cover Image

Russia in 1919

By: Arthur Ransome

Introduction: On August 27, 1914, in London, I made this note in a memorandum book: ?Met Arthur Ransome at ??s; discussed a book on the Russian?s relation to the war in the light of psychological background?folklore.? The book was not written but the idea that instinctively came to him pervades his every utterance on things Russian.

Read More
  • Cover Image

The Rock of Chickamauga : A Story of the Western Crisis

By: Joseph A. Altsheler

Foreword: ?The Rock of Chickamauga,? presenting a critical phase of the great struggle in the west, is the sixth volume in the series, dealing with the Civil War, of which its predecessors have been ?The Guns of Bull Run,? ?The Guns of Shiloh,? ?The Scouts of Stonewall,? ?The Sword of Antietam? and ?The Star of Gettysburg.? Dick Mason who fights on the Northern side, is the hero of this romance, and his friends reappear also.

Read More
  • Cover Image

Out of the Storm

By: William Hope Hodgson

Hush! said my friend the scientist, as I walked into his laboratory. I had opened my lips to speak; but stood silent for a few minutes at his request. He was sitting at his instrument, and the thing was tapping out a message in a curiously irregular fashion—stopping a few seconds, then going on at a furious pace. It was during a somewhat longer than usual pause that, growing slightly impatient, I ventured to address him. Anything important? I asked.

Read More
  • Cover Image

The Man Who Kept His Money in a Box

By: Anthony Trollope

I first saw the man who kept his money in a box in the midst of the ravine of the Via Mala. I interchanged a few words with him or with his wife at the hospice, at the top of the Splugen; and I became acquainted with him in the courtyard of Conradi's hotel at Chiavenna. It was, however, afterwards at Bellaggio, on the lake of Como, that that acquaintance ripened into intimacy. A good many years have rolled by since then, and I believe this little episode in his life may ...

Read More
 
1
|
2
|
3
Records: 1 - 20 of 45 - Pages: 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.