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BAMBI 4

XXII Christmas day in the little house was a real celebration. It was the first one in the Jocelyns’ married life, and the entire household entered into the spirit of Yuletide with enthusiasm. At Bambi’s suggestion, they hid the presents all over the house. The subsequent search and discovery were carried on with much laughter […]

BAMBI 3

XVI There was a faint idea in Jarvis’s mind, as he staggered out of the all-night lunch, of swimming after the Mauretania to overtake the Parkes. Then his wandering senses collected themselves. He realized that the vessel did not sail until eleven, or thereabouts; that there were still several hours before that. He hurried back […]

BAMBI 2

VIII After Jarvis had departed on his conquering way Bambi turned her attention to herself. She made a most careful toilette. When she was hatted, and veiled, and gloved, she tripped up and down before her mirror, trying herself out, as it were. She made several entrances into editorial sanctums. Once she entered haltingly, drawn […]

BAMBI 1

BAMBI by Marjorie Benton Cooke I “Professor James Parkhurst, I consider you a colossal failure as an educator,” said Francesca, his daughter, known to friend and family as Bambina, or Bambi for short. Professor Parkhurst lifted a startled face from his newspaper and surveyed his only child across the breakfast table. “My dear, what causes […]

THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO 3

CHAPTER 28 Pinocchio runs the danger of being fried in a pan like a fish During that wild chase, Pinocchio lived through a terrible moment when he almost gave himself up as lost. This was when Alidoro (that was the Mastiff’s name), in a frenzy of running, came so near that he was on the […]

THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO 2

CHAPTER 13 The Inn of the Red Lobster Cat and Fox and Marionette walked and walked and walked. At last, toward evening, dead tired, they came to the Inn of the Red Lobster. “Let us stop here a while,” said the Fox, “to eat a bite and rest for a few hours. At midnight we’ll […]

THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO 1

THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO CHAPTER 1 How it happened that Mastro Cherry, carpenter, found a piece of wood that wept and laughed like a child. Centuries ago there lived— “A king!” my little readers will say immediately. No, children, you are mistaken. Once upon a time there was a piece of wood. It was not […]

Peter Pan: PETER AND WENDY 3

CHAPTER XII THE CHILDREN ARE CARRIED OFF The pirate attack had been a complete surprise: a sure proof that the unscrupulous Hook had conducted it improperly, for to surprise redskins fairly is beyond the wit of the white man. By all the unwritten laws of savage warfare it is always the redskin who attacks, and […]

Peter Pan: PETER AND WENDY 2

CHAPTER VI THE LITTLE HOUSE Foolish Tootles was standing like a conqueror over Wendy’s body when the other boys sprang, armed, from their trees. ‘You are too late,’ he cried proudly, ‘I have shot the Wendy. Peter will be so pleased with me.’ Overhead Tinker Bell shouted ‘Silly ass!’ and darted into hiding. The others […]

Peter Pan: PETER AND WENDY 1

PETER AND WENDY CHAPTER I PETER BREAKS THROUGH All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she was two years old she was playing in a garden, and she plucked another flower and ran with it to her mother. […]

THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER 5

CHAPTER XXX AS the earliest suspicion of dawn appeared on Sunday morning, Huck came groping up the hill and rapped gently at the old Welshman’s door. The inmates were asleep, but it was a sleep that was set on a hair-trigger, on account of the exciting episode of the night. A call came from a […]

THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER 4

CHAPTER XXIV TOM was a glittering hero once more—the pet of the old, the envy of the young. His name even went into immortal print, for the village paper magnified him. There were some that believed he would be President, yet, if he escaped hanging. As usual, the fickle, unreasoning world took Muff Potter to […]

THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER 3

CHAPTER XV A few minutes later Tom was in the shoal water of the bar, wading toward the Illinois shore. Before the depth reached his middle he was halfway over; the current would permit no more wading, now, so he struck out confidently to swim the remaining hundred yards. He swam quartering upstream, but still […]

THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER 2

CHAPTER VIII TOM dodged hither and thither through lanes until he was well out of the track of returning scholars, and then fell into a moody jog. He crossed a small “branch” two or three times, because of a prevailing juvenile superstition that to cross water baffled pursuit. Half an hour later he was disappearing […]

THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER 1

THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER BY MARK TWAIN     CHAPTER I “TOM!” No answer. “TOM!” No answer. “What’s gone with that boy,  I wonder? You TOM!” No answer. The old lady pulled her spectacles down and looked over them about the room; then she put them up and looked out under them. She seldom […]

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Part3

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Part3 CHAPTER IX.The Mock Turtle’s Story “You can’t think how glad I am to see you again, you dear old thing!” said the Duchess, as she tucked her arm affectionately into Alice’s, and they walked off together. Alice was very glad to find her in such a pleasant temper, and thought to […]

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Part2

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Part2 CHAPTER V. Advice from a Caterpillar The Caterpillar and Alice looked at each other for some time in silence: at last the Caterpillar took the hookah out of its mouth, and addressed her in a languid, sleepy voice. “Who are you?” said the Caterpillar. This was not an encouraging opening for a […]

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Part1

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Part1 CHAPTER I.Down the Rabbit-Hole Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, “and what is the […]

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