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A Courageous Battle

By: Susan Bracken

...When the presses are going it’s like thunder rumbling. And these pneumatic tubes run all over the building. We put stories and memos in them and they ... ...ome to snowmobile and ski at Horseshoe Valley. Many are tearing down their cottages and cabins and building homes. I’d like to do that.” “To live here... ...se lungs of yours are like.” Lacey inhaled and held it, and exhaled into a tube on cue. She did this many times, each time accompanied by the clicking... ... bright blue, or if she had excessive vomiting, Lacey lay on a bed with IV tubes running into her arms. That unique smell Lacey remembered from the da... ...Do you feel like listening to music?” “Sure. Let’s see, it’s Friday, so my station should have the crooners on tonight.” Jana crossed to her stereo an... ...r the twins who were dropping bits of food on the floor for Barney. He had stationed himself near them from the start of the meal, aware of his chance... ...ra were avid bridge players and had partnered with Danny and Lacey at many Swiss Team Tournaments and Knock-Outs. To- night they were going to play as... ...u’ll find your way as my wife. I hope we’ll travel, and that we’ll build a cottage somewhere in the woods for weekends and retreats.” He took her hand... ...ited for another hour and then tiptoed out, informed the RN at the nurses’ station that her mother had regained consciousness, and headed home, her he...

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The Vatican Conspiracy

By: Jonathan Cross

... for the man who was finally beginning to grieve. “I went down to the police station and put a clamp on everything. Of course, everyone cooperated.... ...he room. Alex walked down the hospital corridor until he came to the nurse's station, which was barricaded behind a wire-meshed, glass window. Alex... ...d closed the wire-meshed glass, and returned to the other side of the nurse's station which had no windows, and faced out onto a pleasant looking wa... ..." Antonio nodded his understanding. When they arrived at the Vatican, the Swiss Guards quickly ushered them into the Pope's private elevator. "I... ...o was reading his breviary as Alex and Brand entered the small, but adequate, cottage nestled in a grove of maples. Seeing them, Gallucci roared l... ...colleagues." Brand's words trailed off. The drip of morphine from the plastic tube inserted at the wrist began to take effect. Brand tried to fight ... .... It looked like a hospital room. Andrew Farmer was lying in bed with plastic tubes inserted in both arms. "Thank you for coming on such short not... ...cision, but they knew there was nothing that could be done. He then dialed the cottage at Camp David. Alex answered. “You had to call the Pope, did...

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The Path of Splitness

By: Indrek Pringi

...Gas and dust particles are re-creations of Energy when it stopped moving into stationary particles, starting to come together. Stars are re-creation... ...mple reason why Science will never be able to create Life in a laboratory test-tube. Today, we know that all radioactive radiation causes mutations... ...mple reason why Science will never be able to create Life in a laboratory test-tube. Today, we know that all radioactive radiation causes mutations... ...ested. Only later were such varieties as dried beans, and stored grains, and tubers were added because humans found could they could release their ... ...evere religious Republicanism. As a result of this: England became a land of cottage-industry peasants: far better off than they had ever been befo... ...ing mechanically, predictably, boringly, regularly, unchangingly. Look at the Swiss. Affluent, privileged, mechanically perfect. And boring as hel... ... Riviera. All the wealth of the Congolese People tucked away safely in secret Swiss bank accounts. Living openly as an escaped thief and hoodlum an... ...crowding the slums of London, filling up the countryside with their hovels and cottages. How to get rid of them had been a problem argued over by En... ... factories against their will. They were taken away from their comfy country cottages just as brutally and efficiently as Stalin pressed millions of...

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One of Our Conquerors

By: George Meredith

... a cab and a van: ‘ Anything doing in the City?’ For Mr. Fenellan’s proper station faced Westward. The reply was deferred until they had reached the p... ...‘I have a difficulty in getting the plan treated seriously: a person of no station:—it does not appear of na- tional importance. Ladies are against. T... ...decision upon their case, when he becomes ac- quainted with the titles and station of these imputedly pec- cant, refreshes them), they hold debates ov... ...epare, I feared it; I was sure.’ Her mother breathed a little moan: ‘Not a cottage?’ ‘He has not mentioned it to Mr. Durance.’ ‘Why not?’ ‘Mr. Fenella... ...ictor would ever do anything on a small scale? O the dear little lost lost cottage! She thought of it with a strain of the arms of womanhood’s longing... ...anhood’s longing in the unblessed wife for a babe. For the secluded modest cottage would not rack her with the old anxieties, beset her with suspicion... ...ame a radiant mountain-land, partly worthy of Victor’s phrase: ‘A range of Swiss Alps in air.’ ‘With periwigs Louis Quatorze for peaks,’ Colney added.... ...bling across portmanteaux crammed with lexicons and dictionaries and other tubes of the voice of Hermes, takes possession of berths in the ship Polyph... ...ively conscious than a packet travel- ling to its destination by pneumatic tube. Nor was she acutely impressionable to the features and the voice she ...

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Pictures from Italy

By: Charles Dickens

... the first indication of a town appears, in the shape of some strag gling cottages: and the carriage begins to rattle and roll over a horribly uneven... ... As if the equipage were a great firework, and the mere sight of a smoking cottage chimney had lighted it, instantly it begins to crack and splutter, ... ...asures of the legate were well taken. When the dessert was on the board, a Swiss presented himself, with the an nouncement that a strange ambassador ... ... the houses shut up close; and the vines powdered white. At nearly all the cottage doors, women were peeling and slicing onions into earthen bowls for... ...ry inch of which is elaborately painted, but which is as dirty as a police station in London), a hook nosed Saracen’s Head with an immense quantity of... ...ity gate, on the Albara road, is a small house, with an altar in it, and a stationary money box: also for the benefit of the souls in Purgatory . Stil... ...ption of dead bodies. Among the troops in the town, there are usually some Swiss: more or less. When any of these die, they are buried out of a fund m... ...ine, the metal covered, red, green, yel low, domes and church spires of a Swiss town. The business of these recollections being with Italy, and my bu... ...g it up. The view within, from the ground—looking up, as through a slanted tube—is also very curious. It certainly in clines as much as the most sang...

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A Tramp Abroad

By: Mark Twain

... and blows the smoke far away of himself.” “A Dutch landscape along a navigable river which perfuses it till to the background.” “Some peasants singin... ... across a living ant that seemed to have any more sense than a dead one. I refer to the ordinary ant, of course; I have had no experience of those won... ... up and set him on a stone, and by that time the men and women had scampered down and brought his cap. Men, women, and children flocked out from neigh... ... mance was over. We were as much heroes as anybody else, except Peter, and were so recognized; we were taken with Peter and the populace to Peter’s mo... ...a thousand times its own length at one jump, and no eye is sharp enough to see where it lights. A great deal of romantic nonsense has been written abo... ...piece of exaggeration is that about the “scarcity” of the chamois. It is the reverse of scarce. Droves of one hundred million chamois are not unusual ... ... Blanc without guides or por- ters. All endeavors to dissuade them from their project failed. Powerful telescopes are numerous in Chamonix. These huge... ...gust morning in 1866, for everybody knew of the dangerous undertaking which was on foot, and all had fears that misfortune would result. All the morni... ...egegnet. 323 A Tramp Abroad mother and sisters, and once more pressing to his bosom his adored Gretchen, who, dressed in simple white muslin, with a ...

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Main Street

By: Sinclair Lewis

...thing is heresy, worthless for knowing and wicked to consider. Our railway station is the final aspiration of architec- ture. Sam Clark’s annual hardw... ...contain the Elsie books. I’ll make ‘em put in a village green, and darling cottages, and a quaint Main Street!” Thus she triumphed through the class, ... ... enormous imitation-leather satchel from under a seat and waddled out. The station agent hoisted a dead calf aboard the baggage-car. There were no oth... ...y literary thought of village charm—hollyhocks and lanes and apple-cheeked cottagers. What she saw was the side of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church—a ... ...hops and establishments. Behind them and mixed with them, the houses, meek cottages or large, comfortable, soundly uninteresting sym- bols of prosperi... ...was suffering she ran to him, kissed his forehead, cried, “You poor forced tube-rose that wants to be a decent turnip!” “Look here now, that ain’t—” “... ...emoirs, the latest novel by Mrs. Gene Stratton Porter, a wooden model of a Swiss chalet which was also a bank for dimes, a polished abalone shell hold... ...ic instrument, very precious, made out of costly red wood and gold, with a tube which contained a drop—no, it wasn’t a drop, it was a nothing, which l... ...nothing looked like a drop, and it ran in a frightened way up and down the tube, no matter how cautiously you tilted the magic instrument. And there w...

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Across the Plains

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

...he door and stepped forth, as from a caravan by the wayside. We were near no station, nor even, as far as I could see, within reach of any signal. A g... ...it we could buy upon the cars; and now and then we had a few minutes at some station with a meagre show of rolls and sandwiches for sale; but we were ... ...grasp of that first chill, a native of the state, who had got in at some way station, pronounced it, with a doctoral air, “a fever and ague morning.” ... ... given them European mass-books which they still preserve and study in their cottages, and who had now passed away from all au- thority and influence ... ...by the highroad, he had built himself a little cabin after the manner of the Swiss Family Robinson; thither he mounted at night, by the romantic aid o... ...attendants began to turn the hurdy-gurdy, and the air to whistle through the tube; some one screwed in the barred window of the vizor; and I was cut o... ...s supplied to you by the busy millers on the platform, closes the eustachian tubes and keeps the neophyte perpetually swallowing, till his throat is g...

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The Uncommercial Traveller

By: Charles Dickens

...xes are baking in layers. As a country traveller, I am rarely to be found in a gig, and am never to be encoun- tered by a pleasure train, waiting on t... ... make it answer. In a word, those streets looked so dull, and, considered as theatrical streets, so broken and bankrupt, that the Found Dead on the bl... ...this Theatre was fresh, cool, and wholesome. To help towards this end, very sensible precautions had been used, ingeniously combining the experience o... ...ys in my ears. And now I came to the land of wooden houses, innocent cakes, thin butter soup, and spotless little inn bedrooms with a family likeness ... ... lane and down the lane, and up the road and down the road, before going on. Both of these orders of tramp are of a very robust habit; let the hard-wo... ...ence of carrying a clock under our arm, and the monotony of making the bell go, whenever we came to a human habitation, what a pleasant privilege to g... ... box of the old Exeter T elegraph fast coach, and that is the light of the for ever extinguished coach-lamps, and the gleam on the hatches and paddle-... ...tened with faces of the liveliest interest and pleasure. What happened next among the Short-Timers? As if the band had blown me into a great class-roo... ... with planks, and those were carefully covered with tan again, and then another layer of pots was begun above; sufficient means of ventilation being p...

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Babbitt

By: Sinclair Lewis

...at, and slid against the tub. He said “Damn!” Furiously he snatched up his tube of shaving-cream, furiously he lathered, with a bel- ligerent slapping... ...ri- ties—oh, Dad, there’s the sweetest little babies that come to the milk-station there!—and I feel as though I ought to be doing something worth whi... ... devotees of the Great God Motor, they hymned the patch on the spare inner-tube, and the lost jack-handle. Their truce dissolving, Ted observed that h... ...re a Western Union Telegraph Office, the Blue Delft Candy Shop, Shotwell’s Stationery Shop, and the Babbitt-Thomp- son Realty Company. 30 Babbitt Bab... ...ty. It has standardized all the beauty out of life. It is one big railroad station—with all the people taking tickets for the best cemeteries,” Dr. Ya... ...little central din- ing-shack of their hotel and the crescent of squat log cottages which served as bedrooms. They landed, and en- dured the critical ... ...ation of the habitues who had been at the hotel for a whole week. In their cottage, with its high stone fireplace, they hastened, as Babbitt ex- press... ...d the game even to scratch. At midnight, as Paul and he blundered to their cottage over the pungent wet grass, and pine-roots confusing in the darknes... ...ervously at- tracted by her smartness. She was a slender woman, in a black Swiss frock dotted with white, a cool-looking graceful frock. A broad black...

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The Country of the Blind and Other Stories

By: H. G. Wells

...for instance—” He walked across the room and took up one of several sealed tubes. “Here is the living thing. This is a cultivation of the actual livin... ... a deadly thing to have in your possession,” he said, devouring the little tube with his eyes. The Bacteriologist watched the morbid pleasure in his v... ...f; his topic, to take the most effective aspect of the matter. He held the tube in his hand thoughtfully. “Y es, here is the pestilence imprisoned. On... ...d in a voice that admitted of no denial. “There’s all between here and the station coming back.” When he returned he was in a state of mild excitement... ... Blind big letters, like what you see done with coloured stones at railway stations in the old country, and mathematical calcu- lations and drawings o... ...ve himself from the machine. The messenger, sent in furious haste from the station to find out what had happened in the dynamo shed, met Azuma- zi at ... ...wn, and, crossing the wooden bridge that goes over the canal to Starling’s Cottages, was presently alone in the damp pine woods and out of sight and s... ...ailway station, a string of loaded trucks, a signal-box, and the back of a cottage shot by the carriage window, and a bridge passed with a clap of noi... ... had come out to Ecuador to climb mountains, to replace one of their three Swiss guides who had fallen ill. He climbed here and he climbed there, and ...

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Sartor Resartus: The Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdrockh

By: Thomas Carlyle

...ulptured stone head of some public fountain, which through its brass mouth-tube emits water to the worthy and the unworthy; careless whether it be for... ...l-girdles; swell out in starched ruffs, buck- ram stuffings, and monstrous tuberosities; or girth him- self into separate sections, and front the worl... ...become transparent. ‘The Philosopher, ’ says the wisest of this age, ‘must station himself in the middle:’ how true! The Philosopher is he to whom the... ...here on pegs of honor they hung, looked ever trim and gay: a roomy painted Cottage, embowered in fruit-trees and forest-trees, evergreens and honeysuc... ...sion. Who this reverend Personage,” he says, “that glided into the Orchard Cottage when the Sun was in Li- bra, and then, as on spirit’s wings, glided... ...and slumbers, danced round (umgaukelt) by sweetest Dreams! If the paternal Cottage still shuts us in, its roof still screens us; with a Father we have... ...ble, for happiness. 70 Sartor Resartus Topbooted Graziers from the North; Swiss Brokers, Italian Drovers, also topbooted, from the South; these with ... ...here is none to conceal. Speech too is great, but not the greatest. As the Swiss 155 Thomas Carlyle Inscription says: Sprechen ist silbern, Schweigen... ...ition, visiting our low Earth. “Often, while I sojourned in that monstrous tuberosity of Civilized Life, the Capital of England; and meditated, and qu...

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The World Set Free

By: H. G. Wells

... he was a little boy as a breezy playground. He went up by the underground tube that was then the recognised means of travel from one part of Lon- don... ... from one part of Lon- don to another, and walked up Heath Street from the tube station to the open heath. He found it a gully of planks and scaffoldi... ... one part of Lon- don to another, and walked up Heath Street from the tube station to the open heath. He found it a gully of planks and scaffoldings b... ...nt about its busi- 30 The World Set Free ness—as the inhabitants of those Swiss villages which live under the perpetual threat of overhanging rocks a... ...first general use was to replace the steam-engine in electrical generating stations. Hard upon the appearance of this came the Dass-Tata engine—the in... ...ugh the arches of the great buildings that had arisen when all the railway stations were removed to the south side of the river, and so to the covered... ...friendship or help for a man from the rare foot pas- senger or the wayside cottage…. 49 H G Wells ‘I wasn’t angry,’ said Barnet. ‘I saw an immense se... ... for brilliance with the motor bicycles, aeroplanes, and ski-men among the Swiss mountains, and a sudden swoop upon Vienna; the thing was to listen—an... ...ng guilds for the individual cultiva- 134 The World Set Free tor, and for cottage and village life altogether. These guilds are associations of men a...

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The Octopus a Story of California

By: Frank Norris

...be the official colours of all the buildings owned by the corporation. The station was deserted. No trains passed at this hour. From the direction of ... ... loaded with bright-painted farming machines, were on the siding above the station, while, on the switch be- low, a huge freight engine that lacked it... ...b. Dyke’s home was in Guadalajara. He lived in one of the remodelled ‘dobe cottages, where his mother kept house for him. His wife had died some five ... ...d the town, his frown lower- ing, his teeth rasping upon his pipestem. The station agent came to the door of the depot, stretching and yawning. On ahe... ...d spur brought her to her senses. But Annixter remembered that the T rees’ cottage, next the dairy-house, looked out upon the stables, and perhaps Hil... ...r to the stables reflecting that he could ride the buckskin to the T rees’ cottage and tell Hilma that he would not be home to supper. The conference ... ...cres, planted thick with roses, violets, lilies, tulips, iris, carnations, tube- roses, poppies, heliotrope—all manner and description of flowers, fiv... ...like going to bed than dancing. The two girl cousins, in dresses of dotted Swiss over blue sa- teen, were doing their utmost to pacify her. She could ... ... for her. He saw her coming. She was simply dressed. No fanciful wreath of tube-roses was about her head now, no strange garment of red and gold envel...

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The Last of the Mohicans, A Narrative of 1757

By: James Fenimore Cooper

...s a natural temptation! ’twas very natural! Come, friends, let us move our station, and in such fashion, too, as will throw the cunning of a Mingo on ... ...be swept within the vortex at the foot of the cataract, the canoe floated, stationary, at the side of a flat rock, that lay on a level with the water.... ...a* will strike his blow.” The Indians silently repaired to their appointed stations, which were fissures in the rocks, whence they could command the a... ...piral wreaths from the uninhabited woods, looking like the smoke of hidden cottages; or rolled lazily down the declivities, to mingle with the fogs of... ...sary concomitant, the ammunition, as to ren- der it no more than a useless tube of unwieldy iron. The evils of this state of things pressed heavily on... ...a hurried and forced departure. The sullen soldiers shouldered their empty tubes and fell into their places, like men whose blood had been heated by t... ...usly carved in one of the soft stones of the country, and whose stem was a tube of wood, and com- menced smoking. When he had inhaled enough of the fr... ...und it, and in artificial accessories, it is inferior to the finest of the Swiss and Italian lakes, while in outline and purity of water it is fully t...

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The Marble Faun : Or, The Romance of Monte Beni, Illustrated with Photogravures

By: Nathaniel Hawthorne

...n- ward in pomp and pride, and gazed at a scene of humble en- joyment by a cottage door. Always it was the same figure, and always depicted with an ex... ...oe shop; a linen-draper’s shop; a pipe and cigar shop; a lottery office; a station for French soldiers, with a sentinel pacing in front; and a fruit-s... ...ng one another 39 Hawthorne off by their eager struggle for this favorite station, and all tapping their beaks and flapping their wings tumultuously ... ...n artists in gray flaccid hats and flaunting beards; and one of the Pope’s Swiss guardsmen in the strange motley garb which Michael Angelo contrived f... ...lly the paradise it looked to be, at a casual glance. Neither the wretched cottages nor the dreary farmhouses seemed to partake of the prosperity, wit... ...ly greater love for him as an immortal spirit. Beholding these consecrated stations, the idea seemed to strike Donatello of converting the otherwise a... ...g-tailed, horned fiend sidled up to him and suddenly blew at him through a tube, enveloping our poor friend in a whole harvest of winged seeds. A bipe... ...o lonely as I live and work, I have nei- ther pole-star above nor light of cottage windows here be- low, to bring me home. Were you my guide, my couns...

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The Poems of Goethe Translated in the Original Metres

By: Edgar Alfred Bowring

......................................................................... 107 Swiss Song. .................................................................. ..................................................................... 346 THE SWISS ALPS. .................................................................. ...red The gentle sleep that round my senses clung, And I, awak’ning, from my cottage fared, And up the mountain side with light heart sprung; At every s... ... autumn ’tis to me! 1771. 52 Goethe The Beautiful Night. Now I leave this cottage lowly, Where my love hath made her home, And with silent footstep s... ...ritten on the occasion of Goethe’s starting with his friend Passavant on a Swiss T our.] I DRINK fresh nourishment, new blood From out this world more... ...ays long vanish’ d, Once more to enjoyment awoke; As if for guests of high station The largest rooms were prepared; As if from those times so precious... ...aves, And on the craggy height, And love, e’en o’er the waves, Bore in his tube the light. Contented we remain’ d, We deem’d ourselves a pair; ’T was ... ...stroyer,—the great god of the Brahmins. 194 Goethe Thou shalt soon this cottage see. I’ll refresh thee, if thou’rt tired, And will bathe thy wear... ...ess, luxuriously smoking the yellow to- bacco of T urkistan through a long tube of jessamine and amber, while a black slave fans him with a fan of pea...

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A Book of Golden Deeds

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...hings; and surely their doings were full of the gold of love. So again two Swiss lads, whose father was dangerously ill, found that they could by no m... ...igh priest Menelaus, he left behind him a governor and an army of soldiers stationed in the tower of Acra, which overlooked the Temple hill, and sent ... ...rian order, the great mass of those who considered themselves as of gentle station, though not of the highest rank; farther up, and therefore farther ... ...they enjoyed the sight of it, and all the solid stonework was pierced with tubes, through which was conducted the stream of spices and saf- fron, boil... ...ll the time of his servant’s absence. Ivan set off for the nearest Russian station, where he found some of the Cossacks who had been present when the ... ...he lengths to which they would proceed. This was just at the time that the Swiss, angry at the overweening and op- pressive behaviour of Albrecht’s go... ..., with his head in the lap of a poor woman. The murderers escaped into the Swiss mountains, expect- ing shelter there; but the stout, honest men of th... ...the mercy they had usually shown, and, enraged by the sight of their burnt cottages, wasted fields, and murdered relatives, they fell upon the pris- o...

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Moby Dick; Or the Whale

By: Herman Melville

...hildren will go for bread.” —Obed Macy’ s History of Nantucket. “I built a cottage for Susan and myself and made a gateway in the form of a Gothic Arc... ...and here sleeps his meadow, and there sleep his cattle; and up from yonder cottage goes a sleepy smoke. Deep into distant woodlands winds a mazy way, ... ...n. W ell; when all the wedding guests were assembled at the bride’s bamboo cottage, this Captain marches in, and being assigned the post of honour, pl... ...e breakfast?” “He’s cracked, Queequeg,” said I, “come on.” “Holloa!” cried stationary Elijah, hailing us when we had removed a few paces. “Never mind ... ...d, and the crew sprang for the handspikes. Now in getting under weigh, the station generally occupied by the pilot is the forward part of the ship. An... ...again into his face. “How now,” he soliloquized at last, with- drawing the tube, “this smoking no longer soothes. Oh, my pipe! hard must it go with me... ...ric spiralizations, without any hollow but the “heart,” or minute vertical tube formed at the axis of the cheese. As the least tangle or kink in the c... ...logne-water in the sea. Furthermore, as his windpipe solely opens into the tube of his spouting canal, and as that long canal—like the grand Erie Ca- ... ...emain impregnable. And as upon the invasion of their val- leys, the frosty Swiss have retreated to their mountains; so, hunted from the savannas and g...

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Moby-Dick or the Whale

By: Herman Melville

... children will go for bread.” Obed Macy’s History of Nantucket. “I built a cottage for Susan and myself and made a gateway in the form of a Gothic Arc... ...and here sleeps his meadow, and there sleep his cattle; and up from yonder cottage goes a sleepy smoke. Deep into distant woodlands winds a mazy way, ... ...en. Well; when all the wedding guests were assembled at the bride’s bamboo cottage, this Captain marches in, and being assigned the post of honor, pla... ...e breakfast?” “He’s cracked, Queequeg,” said I, “come on.” “Holloa!” cried stationary Elijah, hailing us when we had removed a few paces. “Never mind ... ..., and the crew sprang for the handspikes. Now, in getting under weigh, the station generally occupied by the pilot is the forward part of the ship. An... ...k again into his face. “How now,” he soliloquized at last, withdrawing the tube, “this smoking no longer soothes. Oh, my pipe! hard must it go with me... ...ut any hollow but the 272 Chapter 60 The Line “heart,” or minute vertical tube formed at the axis of the cheese.As the least tan gle or kink in the ... ...logne water in the sea. Furthermore, as his windpipe solely opens into the tube of his spouting canal, and as that long canal — like the grand Erie Ca... ... remain impregnable. And as upon the invasion of their valleys, the frosty Swiss have retreated to their mountains; so, hunted from the savannas and g...

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The American

By: Henry James

...the Palais Royal, where they seated themselves at one of the little tables stationed at the door of the cafe which projects into the great open quadra... ...o an undue solicitude for “culture” seemed a sort of silly dawdling at the station, a proceeding properly confined to women, foreigners, and other unp... ...whose ear he was certainly distilling the finest nonsense. The marquis was stationed before the fire, with his head erect and his hands behind him, in... ... it?” Newman started; he had not thought of Valentin and his errand on the Swiss frontier since the morning. The reflection made him restless again, a... ... explaining as he went that the little party was lodged in the humblest of Swiss inns, where, however, they had succeeded in making M. de Bellegarde m... ... sunshine, 247 Henry James and the winter’s damp was trickling out of the cottage eaves. It was birth and brightness for all nature, even for chirpin... ...man followed the first cross-road to the right—it was bordered with mouldy cottages—and in a few moments saw before him the peaked roofs of the towers... ...tle on the chimney-piece. I used to give it to the marquis through a glass tube; it always made him easier. Then the doctor went away, after telling m...

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Some Reminiscences

By: Joseph Conrad

...to the first words of the ninth chap- ter, in the Friedrichstrasse railway station (that’s in Berlin, you know), on my way to Poland, or more precisel... ...t that time there was an eight-hours’ drive, if not more, from the railway station to the country house which was my destination. “Dear boy” (these wo... ...lack shapes, the clumps of trees about a village of the Ukrainian plain. A cottage or two glided by, a low interminable wall and then, glimmering and ... ... less clearly. He marched rapidly towards the east (attended by a hang-dog Swiss guide) with the mien of an ardent and fearless traveller. He was clad... ...ack ly- ing at their feet. His white calves twinkled sturdily, the uncouth Swiss guide with a surly mouth stalked like an unwilling bear at his elbow;... ... down ponderously in the stern-sheets and reaching for his pipe. The pilot station in weather like this was only a mile or two to the westward of the ... ...r another of my hosts taking aim at the empty horizon with the long, brass tube of the telescope, a heavy, murderous-look- ing piece of collective pro...

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A Personal Record

By: Joseph Conrad

...t that time there was an eight hours’ drive, if not more, from the railway station to the country-house which was my destination. “Dear boy” (these wo... ...lack shapes, the clumps of trees about a village of the Ukrainian plain. A cottage or two glided by, a low interminable wall, and then, glimmering and... ...r less clearly. He marched rapidly toward the east (attended by a hang-dog Swiss guide), with the mien of an ardent and fearless traveller. He was cla... ...psack lying at their feet. His white calves twinkled sturdily, the uncouth Swiss guide with a surly mouth stalked like an unwilling bear at his elbow;... ...n the 101 Joseph Conrad stern-sheets and reaching for his pipe. The pilot station in weather like this was only a mile or two to the westward of the ... ...d spiritual stillness. We would have to glide idly to and fro, keeping our station within the appointed bearings, and, unless a fresh breeze sprang up... ...another of my hosts tak- ing aim at the empty horizon with the long, brass tube of the telescope, a heavy, murderous-looking piece of collective prope...

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Essays of Michel de Montaigne

By: William Carew Hazilitt

... to 13 Montaigne the ways of the country. The hotels, the provisions, the Swiss cookery, everything, was agreeable to him; it appears, in- deed, as i... ...ck or on foot, in visits, in observations of every kind. The churches, the stations, the processions even, the sermons; then the palaces, the vine- ya... ... of a story was told me by a domestic apoth- ecary of my father’s, a blunt Swiss, a nation not much ad- dicted to vanity and lying, of a merchant he h... ...e, his wife and children excepted, no one speaks to the king but through a tube. In one and the same nation, the virgins discover those parts that mod... ... to introduce. This so vulgar consideration is that which settled me in my station, and kept even my most extravagant and ungov- erned youth under the... ...istippum decuit color, et status, et res.” [“Every complexion of life, and station, and circumstance became Aristippus.”—Horace, Ep., xvii. 23.] I wou... ... strong, and well armed, who were about the king (’tis like they meant the Swiss of the guard), should submit to obey a child, and that they did not r... ...“The rich are often pleased with variety; and the plain sup- per in a poor cottage, without tapestry and purple, has re- laxed the anxious brow.”—Hora...

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Vittoria

By: George Meredith

...ow. Monte Boscero is un- veiled; the semicircle of the Piedmontese and the Swiss peaks, covering Lake Orta, behind, on along the Ticinese and the Gris... ...ent of seeing the summit, as you ascend, constantly flit away to a farther station. It seems to throw its head back, like a laughing senior when child... ...po was seen struggling to secure the arms of a man in a high-crowned green Swiss hat, who was apparently disposed to give the signorina’s faithful ser... ...him to the shade of an um- brella near the provision baskets, she took her station within a few steps of Vittoria, and allowed her attendant gentlemen... ...rom the chamber and blew his voice into what Luigi supposed to be a hollow tube. “This letter,” he said, coming back, “is a repetition of the Signorin... ...re you—what are you, my fine fellow?’ Barto groaned louder, and replied in Swiss-French from a smothering depth: ‘A poor man, and the gracious lady’s ... ...ng repair, and had a great bank of brick and mortar rubbish at its base. A stationary melonseller and some black fig and vegetable stalls occupied the... ...late: torrents, goat-tracks winding up red earth, rocks veiled with water, cottage and children, strings of vil- lagers mounting to the church, one wo...

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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope Volume I.

By: George Gilfillan

...nothing but edit an edition of select Italian Poets. This year, Crousaz, a Swiss professor of note, having attacked (we think most justly) the “Essay ... ...eeding monarchs heard the subjects’ cries, Nor saw displeased the peaceful cottage rise. Then gathering flocks on unknown mountains fed, O’er sandy wi... ...trees o’ershade, And lonely woodcocks haunt the watery glade. He lifts the tube, and levels with his eye; 43 ‘Second hope:’ Richard, second son of Wi... ...ng leaves around the naked groves. VER. 129— The fowler lifts his levell’d tube on high. VER. 233-236— Happy the man, who to the shades retires, But d... ...ow, What can we reason, but from what we know? Of Man, what see we but his station here, From which to reason, or to which refer? ... ...empt a Christian may treat vice or folly, in ever so low or ever so high a station. Both these authors were acceptable to the princes and ministers un... ...ugh to find a treasure:’ 20 But only what my station fits, And to be kept in my right wits. Preserve, Almighty Providenc...

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Memories and Portraits

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

...leaped out and kissed the earth at Port Patrick. They had been in Ireland, stationed among men of their own race and language, where they were well li... ...ton, to whose unsuffering bedside the minister was summoned. He dwelt in a cottage built into the wall of the church-yard; and through a bull’s- eye p... ... two such men would be found dwelling together, in a hamlet of some twenty cottages, in the woody fold of a green hill. 36 Robert Louis Stevenson CHA... ...at he had studied most and thought upon most deeply. To many people in his station the Bible, and perhaps Burns, are the only books of any vital liter... ...gs or telling of his innocent and living piety. I had meant to tell of his cottage, with the German pipe hung reverently above the fire, and the shell... ... the work would be one of years; and my father was now looking for a shore station, where the stones might be quarried and dressed, the men live, and ... ...o have not groaned under the plethora of goods that fell to the lot of the Swiss Family Robinson, that dreary family. They found article after article... ...at, armed with a pen and a dictionary to depict the passions, armed with a tube of superior flake- white to paint the portrait of the insufferable sun...

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Sartor Resartus the Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdr Ockh

By: Thomas Carlyle

...sculptured stone head of some public fountain, which through its brass mouth tube emits water to the worthy and the unworthy; careless whether it be f... ...d bell girdles; swell out in starched ruffs, buckram stuffings, and monstrous tuberosities; or girth himself into separate sections, and front the worl... ...ey become transparent. ‘The Philosopher,’ says the wisest of this age, ‘must station himself in the middle:’ how true! The Philosopher is he to whom t... ... where on pegs of honor they hung, looked ever trim and gay: a roomy painted Cottage, embowered in fruit trees and forest trees, evergreens and honeys... ...ession. Who this reverend Personage,” he says, “that glided into the Orchard Cottage when the Sun was in Libra, and then, as on spirit’s wings, glided... ...s and slumbers, danced round (umgaukelt) by sweetest Dreams! If the paternal Cottage still shuts us in, its roof still screens us; with a Father we ha... ...treating, and if possible, for happiness. Topbooted Graziers from the North; Swiss Brokers, Italian Drovers, also topbooted, from the South; these wit... ... there is none to conceal. Speech too is great, but not the greatest. As the Swiss Inscription says: Sprechen ist silbern, Schweigen ist golden (Speec... ...arition, visiting our low Earth. “Often, while I sojourned in that monstrous tuberosity of Civilized Life, the Capital of England; and meditated, and ...

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Resurrection

By: Mrs. Louis Maude

...hagin’s yesterday,” he said, turning half round, “when I drove up, and the Swiss at the door says, ‘just gone.’” The isvostchik knew that Nekhludoff v... ... not stand in each other’s way. This morning he had received a note from a Swiss girl, who had formerly been a governess in his house, and who was now... ...make up his mind to marry her, without considering either her birth or her station, had more ground. Had Nekhludoff at that time been conscious of his... ...o he gave her what seemed to him a liberal amount, considering his and her station. On the day of his depar- ture, after dinner, he went out and waite... ...iamond ring, which had evidently been worn on the first finger, and a test tube in which the poison had been analysed. These things had seals and labe... ...as hurrying the business through as fast as he could in order to visit his Swiss friend, though he knew that the reading of this 72 Resurrection pape... ...ng what to do with their hands. They looked in turn at the glass, the test tube, and the ring. The merchant even tried on the ring. “Ah! that was a fi... ...sack. This was the wife of a railway watchman, [There are small watchmen’s cottages at dis- tances of about one mile from each other along the Rus- si... ...ge; the further side, the third from the end. To the left there is a brick cottage, and her hut is beyond that. But I’d better see you there,” the for...

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Mankind in the Making

By: H. G. Wells

...strain. It is nonsense to pretend that we shall get the fine flower of the cottage population to board pauper children; we shall induce respectable in... ...ds out its hardy and capable sons wherever the world has need of them; the Swiss mountains, too, send their sons far and wide in the world; and on the... ...of what people call Yankee intonation are to be found in perfection in the cottages of Hampshire and West Sussex— are being quickened, perhaps from th... ...raffic, and that again will be denser and compacter than one with numerous tubes, trams, and light railways. Every improvement in locomotion forces th... ...ght against such pink and golden dreams. Every tramway, every new twopenny tube, every light railway, every improvement in your omnibus services, in y... ...ramway authority, each is at liberty to secure powers to set up generating stations and supply electricity, each is a water authority, and each does i... ...ici- pal trading, and proposes to lay down a plant and set up a generating station all by itself to supply a population of six- teen hundred people, m... ...to great populations, there is an enor- mous advantage in large generating stations and large areas; that these things must be handled in areas of hun...

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The Magic Skin

By: Honoré de Balzac

...e police and stretched out on those chilly benches of theirs at the police-station, do we not en- joy all the pleasures of the Morgue? For though we a... ...len- did mansion. “Is Monsieur Raphael in?” the worthy man inquired of the Swiss in livery. “My Lord the Marquis sees nobody,” said the servant, swal-... ...him.” “Then you might wait here till to-morrow morning, old boy,” said the Swiss. “A carriage is always waiting for mon- sieur. Please to go away. If ... ... elderly applicant for admission. “What is more, here is M. Jonathan,” the Swiss remarked; “speak to him.” Fellow-feeling of some kind, or curiosity, ... ... through this improvised piece of mechanism from the mouth of the vertical tube, along the intermediate passages, and so into the large empty flower-p... ...t quantity of water by pouring in yet more through the mouth of the little tube; the water thus compelled to flow downwards would rise in the reservoi... ...on. “Suppose that the thin column of water poured into the little vertical tube there exerts a force equal, say, to a pound weight, for 187 Balzac in... ...n the spot where the meadowland was at its widest. The roof of this little cottage harmonized with ev- erything about it; for it had long been overgro... ...ew entirely as chance and their own will bade them; for the inmates of the cottage seemed to pay no attention to the growth which adorned their house,...

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Magnum Bonum or Mother Careys Brood

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...flounces on her dress, and speculating on the meetings and partings at the stations; yet with a terrible weight and soreness on her all the time, thou... ... this, for the direct line ran to Porthole, and there was a small junction station whence a branch ran to Kyvemouth, from which Kyve St. Clements was ... ...ver?” So they did, along a paved causeway which presently got clear of the cottages and gables of old factories, and led along, with the brightly glas... ... to Him? How? Did that mean a great deal of church-going, sermon- reading, cottage visiting, prayers, meditations, and avoidance of pleasure? That wou... ...too late for a return to Eton, although so early in the season that to the Swiss they were like the first swallows of the spring, and they came in for... ..., and I have had enough,” said John. “Tired!” said Armine. “Poor old monk! Swiss air always makes me feel like a balloon full of gas. I could go on, u... ...me and have a look at it.” “Not on it,” said Armine, who had somewhat more Swiss expe- rience than his brother. “There’ s no going there without a gui... ...t is wanting! The curate, and the school chapel, 342 Magnum Bonum and the cottages; and if the school is not enlarged, they will have a school board.... ... in our establishment, and she may know where to find her.” And, through a tube, the photographer issued a summons, which resulted in the appearance o...

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Madame Bovary

By: Gustave Flaubert

...ld’s head all her shattered, broken little vani- ties. She dreamed of high station; she already saw him, tall, handsome, clever, settled as an enginee... ...and that cannot thrive elsewhere. Why could not she lean over balconies in Swiss chalets, or enshrine her melancholy in a Scotch cottage, with a husba... ...an over balconies in Swiss chalets, or enshrine her melancholy in a Scotch cottage, with a husband dressed in a black velvet coat with long tails, and... ... Rouen wagoners on their way to Flanders. Y onville- l’Abbaye has remained stationary in spite of its “new outlet.” Instead of improving the soil, the... ...r some time; but to this day he carries on the cultiva- tion of his little tubers, and even maintains stoutly that they grow naturally. Since the even... ...effect of the glaciers. One sees pines of incredible size across torrents, cottages suspended over precipices, and, a thousand feet be- low one, whole... ... flowers that bordered its pavement, roses, jasmines, pinks, narcissi, and tube-roses, unevenly spaced out between moist grasses, catmint, and chickwe... ... who can trouble you, since in six months you’ll draw the arrears for your cottage, and I don’ t make the last bill due till after you’ve been paid?” ... ...wished, doctor, to make an analysis, and primo I deli- cately introduced a tube—” “Y ou would have done better,” said the physician, “to intro- duce y...

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Master Francis Rabelais Five Books of the Lives, Heroic Deeds and Sayings of Gargantua and His Son Pantagruel

By: Thomas Urquhart

...ch reso- lution riding on, and by chance in a pastoral lodge or shepherd’s cottage near to Coudray hitting upon the five pil- grims, they carried them... ...s overthrow, and sent them back to their winter- quarters in their several stations and garrisons; the decumane legion only excepted, whom in the fiel... ...alnut-tree. Without great difficulty they entered into that straw-thatched cottage, scurvily built, naughtily movabled, and all besmoked. It matters n... ...intment of Psammeticus, King of Egypt, having been kept in a petty country cottage, where they were nourished and entertained in a perpetual silence, ... ...e of them its proper day and season, establishing certain fixed places and stations for the pronouncing of oracles and relief of travelling pilgrims, ... ...e, that is, a garden, in Greek. Pray now tell me who can tell but that the Swiss, now so bold and warlike, were formerly Chitterlings? For my part, I ... ...ind of the huge bull of Berne, that was slain at Marignan when the drunken Swiss were so mauled there. Believe me, it had little less than four inches... ...make a cloak, he’ d 639 Rabelais cut out a pair of your big out-strouting Swiss breeches, with panes like the outside of a tabor. Insomuch that Snip ... ...magazine of the conquering robbers of the universe. The fountain had three tubes or channels of right pearl, seated in three equilateral angles alread...

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