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A Tramp Abroad

By: Mark Twain

...Her gown was of a soft white silky stuff that clung to her round young figure like a fish’s skin, and it was rippled over with the gracefulest little ... ...to my room a moment to light a pipe, so I lost it. Mark Twain 62 While I was looking down upon the rafts that morning in Heilbronn, the daredevil spi... ...ll the houses are inside the wall, but there isn’t room for another one. It is really a fin- ished town, and has been finished a very long time. There... ...r. He does not remember to have ever seen it before; he looks around to see which is not the way home, grabs his bundle and starts; he goes through th... ...hich had a stove in it. This stove was in a corner, and densely walled around with people. We could not get near the fire, so we moved at large in the... ...ked the limit of real estate in this world. It would be hard to set a money value upon any piece of earth that lies between that spot and the empty re... ...the storms, nearly every day of its life. It was the only habitation in the whole Gemmi Pass. Close at hand, now, was a chance for a blood-curdling Al... ...eeping, insectlike, up its surface, with their heels projecting over the thinnest kind of nothingness, thickened up a little with a few wandering shre... ... terracelike projections— a stairway for the gods; at its head spring several lofty storm- 205 A Tramp Abroad scarred towers, one after another, with...

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Main Street

By: Sinclair Lewis

...irteen years older than she; and about him was none of the magic of shared adventures and eagerness. She could not believe that she had ever slept in ... ...eral Store, frequented by Scandinavian farmers. In the shallow dark window-space heaps of sleazy sateens, badly woven galateas, canvas shoes designed ... ...rints of bad and famous pictures, shelves of phonograph records and camera films, wooden toys, and in the midst an anxious small woman sitting in a pa... ...eing the Clever Little Bride of Doc Kennicott: “These-here celebrated Open Spaces, that’s what I’m going out for. I’ll never read anything but the spo... ... a matter not readily determined. Then Dave Dyer communicated his carefree adventures on the gipsy trail: “Yep. I get good time out of the flivver. ‘B... ...said to him, `It’s all very well to have modern lighting and a big display-space,’ I said, `but when you get that in, you want to have some architectu... ... find half the kinds of food she wanted, but that made shopping more of an adventure. When she did contrive to get sweetbreads at Dahl & Oleson’s Meat...

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Babbitt

By: Sinclair Lewis

...eturning from an all-night rehearsal of a Little Theater play, an artistic adventure considerably illuminated by cham- pagne. Below the bridge curved ... ...ors. Billboards with crimson god- desses nine feet tall advertising cinema films, pipe to- bacco, and talcum powder. The old “mansions” along Ninth St... ...lin Avenue round the corner into Third Street, N.E., he peered ahead for a space in the line of parked cars. He angrily just missed a space as a rival... ...stopped, feverishly cramped his steering- wheel, slid back into the vacant space and, with eighteen inches of room, manoeuvered to bring the car level... ...of room, manoeuvered to bring the car level with the curb. It was a virile adventure masterfully executed. With satisfaction he locked a thief-proof s... ...ury!” Thus, laden with treasure, after three and a half blocks of romantic adventure, he drove up to the club. III The Zenith Athletic Club is not ath... ...ow very, very much earth and rock there was in it. He liked three kinds of films: pretty bathing girls with bare legs; policemen or cowboys and an ind... ...ogany; the news- stand a marble kiosk with a brass grill. Down the echoing spaces of the hall the delegates paraded after Willy Lumsen’s banner, the m... ...lankly beautiful, suspiciously beautiful young men; outlining the plots of films about pure prostitutes and kind-hearted train-robbers; and giving dir...

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One of Our Conquerors

By: George Meredith

...ng his familiar behind the waistcoat amazedly, to tell him how such a mis- adventure could have occurred to him of all men, when a glance below his ch... ...springs, many ran the ducts. Fredi’s pretty little bathshed or bower had a space of marble on the three-feet shallow it overhung with a shade of carve... ... to paper, in a row of astounding ciphers, for the motion of earth through space; to the generating of heat, whereof is multiplication, whereof deposi... ...n of a stranger entangled. Pitiable to reflect, that he was not one of the adventurer-lords of prey who hunt and run down shadowed heiresses and are c... ...n the irony of a judicial leaning to the side of the single- minded social adventurers, under an assumed accord with his audience; concluding: ‘So the... ...ney had been with us. Only Colney!—pity one can’t cut his tal- ons for the space before they grow again.’ Ay, and in the presence of Colney Durance, V... ...e to work in the direction of the casuistries and the sensational webs and films. Facing Victor, it was a block. But the thought came: how could she m...

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The Second Jungle Book

By: Rudyard Kipling

...e ra- 6 The Second Jungle Book vines burned up to broken wires and curled films of dead stuff; the hidden pools sank down and caked over, keeping the... ...wanderings. He had come to the place appointed for him—the silence and the space. After this, time stopped, and he, sitting at the mouth of the shrine... ...told Mother Wolf and Father Wolf as much as they could under- stand of his adventures among men; and when he made the morning sun flicker up and down ... ...ves running water. I had fed that day, but there was yet a little unfilled space within me. Still, it was for sport and not for food that I rose at th... ...y used, and found him drinking after a heavy kill. Mowgli told him all his adventures from begin- ning to end, and Bagheera sniffed at the ankus betwe... ..., who drew very well in the Inuit fashion, scratched pictures of all these adventures on a long, flat piece of ivory with a hole at one end. When he a...

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What Is Man and Other Essays of Mark Twain

By: Mark Twain

...ld have to go back ages before Caesar’s day to find the first one. To save space I will go back only a couple of generations and start with an inciden... ... to a printer. She was tired of trying to keep me out of mischief, and the adventure of the measles decided her to put me into more masterful hands th... ... stakes rise before me of their own accord and I notice the large or small space which he takes up on our road. Are your kings spaced off in your mind... ...epresent the length of a king’s reign. And so on. Y ou will have plenty of space, for by my project you will use the parlor wall. You do not mark on t... ...They gavel me, these stale and overworked stage direc tions, these carbon films that got burnt out long ago and cannot now carry any faintest thread ... ...g Strait whale fishery and the shop talk of the veteran exercises of that adventure bristling trade through catching catfish with a “trot line” Sunda... ...conspirators, horse jockeys, bunco steerers, misers, swindlers, explorers, adventurers by land and sea, bankers, financiers, astronomers, naturalists,...

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Actions and Reactions

By: Rudyard Kipling

...r custom. They would not understand. Besides, the big bath gives them more space.” The punkah-coolies who pull the punkahs day and night came to know ... ...eigh—that fathomless abstraction of eyes habitu- ally turned through naked space. On the notice-board in the Captains’ Room, the pulsing arrows of som... ...eling. The pits of gloom about us begin to fill with very faintly luminous films—wreathing and uneasy shapes. One forms itself into a globe of pale fl... ...other, My very own knight!” And after this fashion, adventure to seek, Was Sir Galahad made—as it might be last week! ... ...lls anything for mere money’s sake. “Miss Agnes—the youngest—fell ill” (he spaced his words a little), “and, as they were very much attached to each o...

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Little Dorrit Book Two Riches

By: Charles Dickens

...t was the custom to beat a little track, and take exercise there. ‘But the space,’ urged the grey-haired gentleman. ‘So small. So—ha—very limited.’ Mo... ...to be made to them also. Monsieur still urged, on the other hand, that the space was so—ha—hum—so very contracted. More than that, it was always the s... ... load herself with. Strange as that was, it was far stranger yet to find a space between herself and her father, where others occu- pied themselves in... ...edge they were saluted by Blandois, who looked white enough after his late adventure, but who made very light of it notwithstanding,—laughing at the m... ... his stand and the way by which he had come. This did not make the night’s adventure run any less hotly in Mr Dorrit’s mind, either when he sat down b... ...ived an adventurous life. I am an adventurous character. I have known many adventurers; interesting spir- its—amiable society! To one of them I owe my... ...ness upon it. The beauties of the sunset had not faded from the long light films of cloud that lay at peace in the horizon. From a radiant centre, ove...

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The Voyage of the Beagle

By: Charles Darwin

...rbed, emits a very fine purplish-red fluid, which stains the water for the space of a foot around. Besides this means of defence, an acrid se- cretion... ...zil, for a length of at least 2000 miles, and certainly for a considerable space inland, wherever solid rock occurs, it belongs to a granitic formatio... ...are the same species (Trichodesmium erythraeum) with that found over large spaces in the Red Sea, and whence its name of Red Sea is derived.* Their nu... ...eagle was at the Falklands only during the summer, but the officers of the Adventure, who were there in the winter, mention many extraordi- nary insta... ...an shore. Captain Cook observed it, as did more lately Captain King of the Adventure. The cause probably is due to the want of shelter, both of trees ... ...rays of light; they were not, however, straight, but in undu- lations like films of silk blown by the wind. They were more than a yard in length, and ... ...into the Beagle Channel by the southern arm, and thence proceeded, with no adventure, back to Ponsonby Sound. February 6th. — We arrived at Woollya. M...

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Best of Freshman Writing

By: Suzanne Harper

...e for pa- pers is May 15 of each year. The papers must be typed and double-spaced, with the student’s name on them. All documentation should be in MLA... ...the tree trunks grow down through the ground and through the cave’s hollow space, to reach the cave’s water beds. The trunks just skim the top of the ... ... be rational and instead do what we want to be doing, then where would the adventure be in our lives? Best of Freshman Writing 12 Chris Hanney Delawa... ... advanced and cost-effective. For the next sixteen years, even without new films, the Star W ars universe continued to expand, gaining more fans every... ...hose made for the first Star Wars trilogy so popular in a time when sci-fi films aren’t widely liked? The answer could be as simple as the flashy comp... ... way of life as Americans. This movie, as its title may suggest, is set in space, a place that mankind has looked to for eons. Space represents the fu... ... or ever was, just a movie with a cult following. Unlike many other sci-fi films and series, it isn’t restricted to a small select group of fans. It i...

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The Magic Skin

By: Honoré de Balzac

...me- ster will often give the bystanders. How much can happen in a second’s space; how many things depend on a throw of the die! “That was his last car... ... over pale faces and dark, al- mond-shaped eyes. He shivered over midnight adventures, cut short by the cool thrust of a jealous blade, as he saw a me... ...lone in the closet. Have you never launched into the immensity of time and space as you read the geological writings of Cuvier? Carried by his fancy, ... ... forbade the idea of anything supernatural; but for all that, in the brief space between his dreaming and waking life, the young man’s judgment remain... ...Skin niture; were expressed by the surrounding disorder, and brought light films over the vision of those assembled, so that the air seemed full of in... ... “‘Are you so certain of her virtue?’ “‘The boldest and even the cleverest adventurers among us, acknowledge themselves defeated, and continue to be h... ...d francs. And then, if the trade will not give your aunt her due, some old adventurer, or some shady countess or other, will be found to put her name ...

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Little Dorrit

By: Charles Dickens

...ht you.’ Arthur followed him up the staircase, which was panelled off into spaces like so many mourning tablets, into a dim bed- chamber, the floor of... ...afterwards, when his god-daughter was past sixteen. The first half of that space of her life was only just accomplished, when her pitiful and plaintiv... ...r- powered by fatigue; but it was a large chamber with two beds in it, and space enough for twenty. This the landlady of the Break of Day chirpingly e... ...rn. Left to himself again, after the solicitude and compassion of his last adventure, he was naturally in a thoughtful mood. As naturally, he could no... ...edge they were saluted by Blandois, who looked white enough after his late adventure, but who made very light of it notwithstanding,—laughing at the m... ... his stand and the way by which he had come. This did not make the night’s adventure run any less hotly in Mr Dorrit’s mind, either when he sat down b... ...ness upon it. The beauties of the sunset had not faded from the long light films of cloud that lay at peace in the hori- zon. From a radiant centre, o...

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The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices : No Thoroughfare ; The Perils of Certain English Prisoners

By: Charles Dickens

...hur had expected it would be. The two beds stood parallel with each other —a space of about six feet intervening between them. They were both of the s... ...t get in, and I have no The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices – Dickens 55 space to be idle in, even if I would.” So, the boy,’ said Mr. Goodchild, ... ...sation upon him of being forced to look at the old man along those two fiery films, from that moment.) ‘I must tell it to you, ’ said the old man, wit... ...efore him Two old men! Two. The eyes of each, connected with his eyes by two films of fire: each, exactly like the other: each, addressing him at prec... ... whispers that the room was spiritually troubled, brought two men to try the adventure. I was scarcely struck upon the hearth at midnight (I come ther... ... the younger man made a reference to the leader’s being always ready for any adventure; that one, or any other. He replied in these words: ‘“Not quite... ...one of them to come and touch the luggage. Travellers disgorged into an open space, a howling wilderness of idle men. All work but race work at a stan...

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Theological Essays and Other Papers

By: Thomas de Quincey

...pprehended, or even lost out of sight. It is dark to eyes touched with the films of human frailty: but it is ‘dark with excessive bright.’* Hence it h... ...ed to fear that the explanation should prove tedious; for the mere want of space, will put me under a coercion to move rapidly over the ground; I cann... ...e species. He has even a personal history: he has passed through cer- tain adventures, faced certain dangers, and survived hostili- ties that, at one ... ...represent to our own minds the agencies of God, as liberated from bonds of space and time, of flesh and of resis- tance. This the Greeks could not fee... ... plant. Not less awful in power was the transition from the limitations of space and time to ubiq- uity and eternity, from the familiar to the mysteri...

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