Summary Book Review A Brother To Dragons and Other Old-time Tales by Amélie Louise Rives:
Download or read book A Brother To Dragons and Other Old-time Tales written by Amélie Louise Rives and published by Library of Alexandria. This book was released on 2020-09-28 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It concerned the family ghost, which ghost was said to haunt a certain blue chamber in the east wing of the castle. Now I myself had never gainsaid these reports; for although I do not believe in ghosts, I have a certain respect for them, as they have never offered me any affront, either by appearing to me or otherwise maltreating me. But Marian, who like many of her sex seemed to consort naturally with banshees, bogies, apparitions, and the like, declared to me that at several different and equally inconvenient times this ghost had presented itself to her, startling her on two occasions to such an extent that she once let fall the contents of the broth-bowl on Herne the blood-hound, thereby causing that beast to maliciously devour two breadths of her new black taffeta Sunday gown; again, a hot iron wherewith she was pressing out the seams of Lady Margaret's night-gown. On the second occasion, she fled along the kitchen hall, shrieking piteously, and preceded by Doll, the kitchen wench, the latter having in her seeming a certain ghostly appearance, as she was clad only in her shift, which the draughts in the hall inflated to a great size. The poor maid fled affrighted into her room and locked the door behind her; yet when I did essay to assuage the terror of Mistress Butter, identifying Doll and the blue-room ghost as one and the same, she thanked me not, but belabored me in her frenzy with the yet warm iron, which she had instinctively snatched up in her flight; demanding of me at the same time if I had ever seen Doll's nose spout fire, and her eyes spit in her head like hot coals. I being of a necessity compelled to reply "No," Marian further told me that it was thus that the ghost had comported itself; that, moreover, it was clad all in a livid blue flame from top to toe, and that it had a banner o' red sarcenet that streamed out behind like forked lightning. She then said that this malevolent spirit had struck her with its blazing hand, and that, did I not believe her, I could see the burn on her wrist. Upon my suggesting that this wound might have been inflicted by the iron in its fall, she did use me in so unwifely a manner that I sought my bed in much wrath and vexation of spirit. Nay, I do fear me that I cursed the day I was wed, the day on which my wife was born, wishing all women to the d—l; and that, moreover, out loud, which put me to much shame afterwards for some days; although, be it said to my still greater shame, it was full a fortnight e'er I confessed my repentance unto the wife whom I had so abused.
Summary Book Review Twas the End of July 2020 by Alva Peeler:
Download or read book Twas the End of July 2020 written by Alva Peeler and published by Farabee Publishing. This book was released on 2020-09-11 with total page 24 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Every once in a while, an author comes along that brings joy into our lives with a book of illustrations by two 8 year old girls The is book is full of fun and enjoyment and shows how a family makes the best of staying home and begin safe.Join us for some fun and good illustrations.
Summary Book Review The Testimonies of Slaves by Work Projects Administration:
Download or read book The Testimonies of Slaves written by Work Projects Administration and published by e-artnow. This book was released on 2020-12-17 with total page 7859 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Musaicum Books presents to you this meticulously collection of hundreds of life stories, recorded interviews and incredible vivid testimonies of former slaves from the American southern states, including photos of the people being interviewed and their extraordinary narratives. After the end of Civil War in 1865, more than four million slaves were set free. There were several efforts to record the remembrances of the former slaves. The Federal Writers' Project was one such project by the United States federal government to support writers during the Great Depression by asking them to interview and record the myriad stories and experiences of slavery of former slaves. The resulting collection preserved hundreds of life stories from 17 U.S. states that would otherwise have been lost in din of modernity and America's eagerness to deliberately forget the blot on its recent past. Contents: Alabama Arkansas Florida Georgia Indiana Kansas Kentucky Maryland Mississippi Missouri North Carolina Ohio Oklahoma South Carolina Tennessee Texas Virginia
Summary Book Review Tales From the X-Bar Horse Camp by Will C. Barnes:
Download or read book Tales From the X-Bar Horse Camp written by Will C. Barnes and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2020-08-01 with total page 166 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reproduction of the original: Tales From the X-Bar Horse Camp by Will C. Barnes
Summary Book Review CIA World Factbook 2022-2023 by Central Intelligence Agency:
Download or read book CIA World Factbook 2022-2023 written by Central Intelligence Agency and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2022-06-21 with total page 1176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The ultimate, comprehensive guide to official country data and statistics, from the world’s most sophisticated intelligence-gathering organization. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, The CIA World Factbook 2022-2023 offers complete and up-to-date information on the world's nations. This comprehensive guide is packed with data on countries' politics, populations, economics, and environment for 2022 and looks ahead to 2023. The CIA World Factbook 2022-2023 includes the following for each country: Geopolitical maps Population statistics, with details on languages, religions, literacy rates, age structure, HIV prevalence, and much more Up-to-date data on military expenditures and capabilities Geography information, including climate and natural hazards Details on prominent political figures and parties Contact information for diplomatic missions Facts on transportation, trade, and communication infrastructure Also included are appendices with useful abbreviations, international environmental agreements, international organizations and groups, terror organizations, and more. Originally intended for use by government officials and policymakers as well as the broader intelligence community, this is a must-have resource for students, travelers, journalists, and anyone with a desire to know more about their world.
Summary Book Review The Cruise of the Shining Light by Norman Duncan:
Download or read book The Cruise of the Shining Light written by Norman Duncan and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2020-07-30 with total page 221 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reproduction of the original: The Cruise of the Shining Light by Norman Duncan
Author :(AKA George Bourne) George Sturt Publisher :BoD – Books on Demand Release Date :2020-08-11 ISBN 10 :9783752424010 Pages :158 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.2/5 (41 users download)
Summary Book Review Change in the Village by (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt:
Download or read book Change in the Village written by (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2020-08-11 with total page 158 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reproduction of the original: Change in the Village by (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt
Summary Book Review A Synopsis of English History by George Bartle:
Download or read book A Synopsis of English History written by George Bartle and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2020-04-17 with total page 362 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reprint of the original, first published in 1869.
Summary Book Review Memoirs of a Surrey Labourer by George Sturt:
Download or read book Memoirs of a Surrey Labourer written by George Sturt and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2020-08-13 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reproduction of the original: Memoirs of a Surrey Labourer by George Sturt
Author :Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Publisher :Library of Alexandria Release Date :1928 ISBN 10 :9781465594006 Pages :232 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.9/5 (4 users download)
Summary Book Review The Delectable Duchy by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch:
Download or read book The Delectable Duchy written by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch and published by Library of Alexandria. This book was released on 1928 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A week ago, my friend the Journalist wrote to remind me that once upon a time I had offered him a bed in my cottage at Troy and promised to show him the beauties of the place. He was about (he said) to give himself a fortnight's holiday, and had some notion of using that time to learn what Cornwall was like. He could spare but one day for Troy, and hardly looked to exhaust its attractions; nevertheless, if my promise held goodÉ. By anticipation he spoke of my home as a "nook." Its windows look down upon a harbour, wherein, day by day, vessels of every nation and men of large experience are for ever going and coming; and beyond the harbour, upon leagues of open sea, highway of the vastest traffic in the world: whereas from his own far more expensive house my friend sees only a dirty laurel-bush, a high green fence, and the upper half of a suburban lamp post. Yet he is convinced that I dwell in a nook. I answered his letter, warmly repeating the invitation; and last week he arrived. The change had bronzed his face, and from his talk I learnt that he had already seen half the Duchy, in seven days. Yet he had been unreasonably delayed in at least a dozen places, and used the strongest language about 'bus and coach communication, local trains, misleading sign-posts, and the like. Our scenery enraptured himÑevery aspect of it. He had travelled up the Tamar to Launceston, crossed the moors, climbing Roughtor and Brown Willy on his way, plunged down towards Camelford, which he appeared to have reached by following two valleys simultaneously, coached to Boscastle, walked to Tintagel, climbed up to Uther's Castle, diverged inland to St. Nectan's Kieve, driven on to Bedruthan Steps, Mawgan, the Vale of Lanherne, Newquay, taken a train thence to Truro, a steamer from Truro to Falmouth, crossed the ferry to St. Mawes, walked up the coast to Mevagissey, driven from Mevagissey to St. Austell, and at St. Austell taken another train for Troy. This brought half his holiday to a close: the remaining half he meant to devote to the Mining District, St. Ives, the Land's End, St. Michael's Mount, the Lizard, and perhaps the Scilly Isles. Then I began to feel that I lived in a nook, and to wonder how I could spin out its attractions to cover a whole day: for I could not hear to think of his departing with secret regret for his lavished time. In a flash I saw the truth; that my love for this spot is built up of numberless trivialities, of small memories all incommunicable, or ridiculous when communicated; a scrap of local speech heard at this corner, a pleasant native face remembered in that doorway, a battered vessel dropping anchorÑshe went out in the spring with her crew singing dolefully; and the grey-bearded man waiting in his boat beneath her counter till the custom-house officers have made their survey is the father of one among the crew, and is waiting to take his son's hand again, after months of absence. Would this interest my friend, if I pointed it out to him? Or, if I walk with him by the path above the creek, what will he care to know that on this particular bank the violets always bloom earliestÑthat one of a line of yews that top the churchyard wall is remarkable because a pair of missel-thrushes have chosen it to build in for three successive years? The violets are gone. The empty nest has almost dissolved under the late heavy rains, and the yew is so like its fellows that I myself have no idea why the birds chose it. The longer I reflected the more certain I felt that my friend could find all he wanted in the guide-books.
Summary Book Review The Weavers: A Tale of England and Egypt of Fifty Years Ago by Gilbert Parker:
Download or read book The Weavers: A Tale of England and Egypt of Fifty Years Ago written by Gilbert Parker and published by Library of Alexandria. This book was released on 1907 with total page 532 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A fictional account of a banished Quaker.
Summary Book Review 'Twas the Night Before COVID by S R Claridge:
Download or read book 'Twas the Night Before COVID written by S R Claridge and published by . This book was released on 2020-12-17 with total page 44 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the poetic, storytelling stye of the classic, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, 'Twas the Night Before COVID tells the story of 2020 and how the Coronavirus pandemic shaped our lives all around the globe. It is a brief look at the year our world stopped. The year when everything changed. It's a book dedicated to everyone... because none of us have been untouched by COVID. It honors our frontline heroes, medical professionals and those fighting to stop the spread. It looks at the lessons COVID has taught us and begs that we cling to the message. Together we are better. May 2021 bring hope and healing around the world.
Author :Alfred John Church Publisher :Library of Alexandria Release Date :2020-09-28 ISBN 10 :9781465610836 Pages :298 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.1/5 (83 users download)
Summary Book Review With the King at Oxford: A Tale of the Great Rebellion by Alfred John Church:
Download or read book With the King at Oxford: A Tale of the Great Rebellion written by Alfred John Church and published by Library of Alexandria. This book was released on 2020-09-28 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: My father was the son of a gentleman of Oxfordshire that had a small estate near to the town of Eynsham, in that county. The monks of Eynsham Priory had the land afore-time; and 'twas said that here, as elsewhere, there was a curse upon such as held for their own uses that which had been dedicated to God's service. How this may be I know not, though there are notable instances—as, to wit, the Russells—in which no visible curse has fallen on the holders of such goods; but it is certain that my father's forbears wasted their estate grievously. Being but the third son, he had scarce, in any case, tarried at home; but, matters being as they were, the emptiness of the family purse drove him out betimes into the world. Being of good birth and breeding he got, without much ado, a place about the Court, which was not, however, much to his liking. I have heard him say—and this, though, as will be seen hereafter, he was a great lover of monarchy—that, between a weak king and villainous courtiers, Whitehall was no place for an honest gentleman. Robert Carr, that was afterwards Earl of Somerset, he liked little, and George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, he liked yet less, being, as he was wont to say, by so much a greater villain than Somerset as a duke is greater than an earl. He was right glad, therefore, to leave the "sunshine of the Royal presence;" for so did men speak of the Court in the hyperbolical language of those times, even for so dismal and outlandish a part as Ireland. But I know not whether he did not wish himself back, for of Ireland he would never afterwards speak with any measure of patience, declaring that he knew not which were the worse, the greediness and cruelty of the English conquerors, or the savagery and unreason of the native people. Here he tarried for some three or four years, having, indeed, had bestowed upon him an estate, which, for its boundaries, at least, was of considerable magnitude, but from which he received nothing but trouble. Who hath it now I know not; and, indeed, he charged me to have nought to do with it, saying—for I remember his very words—"If they will give thee the whole island in fee, say them nay, for it is fit for nothing but to be drowned under the sea." Yet his next venture was not one whit happier, as will be readily concluded, when I say that he took service with Sir Walter Raleigh, whom he chanced to fall in with at Cork, at which place Sir Walter touched on his way to the Indies in search of gold. Gold got they none, but of hard blows not a few, and of pains and sickness still more. My father was with the boats that sailed up the river Orinoco, and caught in his arms, I have heard him say, Walter Raleigh the younger, when this last was slain by a bullet from a Spanish arquebuse. From this voyage he came back beggared in and purse not a little broken in health; to the end of his days indeed he suffered much at times from the fever that he contracted in those parts. The year following that wherein Raleigh was beheaded, came what seemed at the first sight good news, namely, that the Bohemians had bestowed the crown of their country upon the Elector of Bavaria, husband to the Princess Elizabeth, the king's daughter. Thereupon there arose such a tumult of joy throughout the country as the oldest man living scarce remembered to have heard before. There was nothing too good to be hoped for as about to come from this promotion. Indeed, I have heard my father say that he was himself present when the Archbishop of Canterbury (Dr. Abbott) preached a sermon wherein he declared that this event was foretold in Scripture, naming even the chapter and verse, which were, if I remember right, in the Book of the Revelation. My father was carried away with the rest, and having, as may well be thought, a special gift for choosing for his own that which should be the losing side, forthwith took service with the Elector, to whom King James, though scarce approving of the cause, sent at this time auxiliaries to the number of four thousand. In this army my father had a captain's commission, with pay to the amount of four shillings by the day—handsome wages, only that he never received of them so much as a doit. Nor did the campaign recompense the defect of gains by any excess of glory. It was, indeed, as barren of laurels as of gold; and my father, who, being favourably known of old time by the Princess, was appointed to command the guard of the Elector, arrived in his Highness's company at the Hague without a penny in his pocket, and scarce a coat to his back.
Summary Book Review Uncle Jack, and Other Stories by Walter Besant:
Download or read book Uncle Jack, and Other Stories written by Walter Besant and published by . This book was released on 1885 with total page 191 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The Works of Ophra Behn by Montague Summers:
Download or read book The Works of Ophra Behn written by Montague Summers and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2020-07-30 with total page 366 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reproduction of the original: The Works of Ophra Behn by Montague Summers
Summary Book Review Caleb Wright by John Habberton:
Download or read book Caleb Wright written by John Habberton and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2020-08-02 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reproduction of the original: Caleb Wright by John Habberton