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The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows


Kenneth Grahame

ISBN: 1402725051
Year of publication: 2005

Kenneth Grahame The Wind in the Willows The River Bank The Mole had been working very hard all the morning, spring-cleaning his little home. First with brooms, then with dusters then on ladders and steps and chairs, with a brush and a pail of whitewash till he had dust in his throat and eyes, and splashes of whitewash all over his black fur, and an aching back and weary arms. Spring was moving in the air above and in the earth below and around him, penetrating even his dark and lowly little ...

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Hackers and Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age

Hackers and Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age


Paul Graham

ISBN: 0596006624
Year of publication: 2004

Hackers and Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age Acknowledgments First on the list of people I have to thank is Sarah Harlin. After writing an essay I usually showed it to her first. And she usually crossed out half of it and told me to rewrite the rest. She has a perfect ear for prose rhythm, and barks at superfluous words like a dog after a squirrel. If these essays are any good its because most grew out of conversations with her or with Robert Morris, Trevor Blackwell, or Jackie ...

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Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies


William Golding

ISBN: 0399501487
Year of publication: 1959

Lord of the Flies by William Golding For my mother and father Acknowledgments A casebook edition of any work of literature is necessarily the result of work and good will by numerous people. We are deeply indebted to the writers who contributed the original materials contained in this volume. We also wish to thank the authors, editors, and publishers who so kindly granted permissions for use of the previously published materials collected in this volume. Full acknowledgment for their valuable ...

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Licence Renewed

Licence Renewed


John Gardner

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John Gardner Licence Renewed In memory of Ian Lancaster Fleming Acknowledgements I would like, especially, to thank the Board of Directors of Glidrose Publications Ltd, the owners of the James Bond literary copyright, for asking me to undertake the somewhat daunting task of picking up where Mr Ian Fleming left off, and transporting 007 into the 1980s. In particular, my thanks to Mr Dennis Joss and Mr Peter Janson-Smith also to H.R.F.K., who acted as the original Go-Between. We have become so ...

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The World is Flat

The World is Flat


Thomas Friedman

ISBN: 0374292795
Year of publication: 2006

Thomas Friedman The World is Flat How the World Became Flat ONE: While I Was Sleeping To Matt and Kay and to Ron Your Highnesses, as Catholic Christians, and princes who love and promote the holy Christian faith, and are enemies of the doctrine of Mahomet, and of all idolatry and heresy, determined to send me, Christopher Columbus, to the above-mentioned countries of India, to see the said princes, people, and territories, and to learn their disposition and the proper method of converting them ...

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When The World Screamed

When The World Screamed


Arthur Conan Doyle

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When The World Screamed Arthur Conan Doyle I HAD a vague recollection of having heard my friend Edward Malone, of the Gazette, speak of Professor Challenger, with whom he had been associated in some remarkable adventures. I am so busy, however, with my own profession, and my firm has been so overtaxed with orders, that I know little of what is going on in the world outside my own special interests. My general recollection was that Challenger has been depicted as a wild genius of a violent and ...

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The White Company

The White Company


Arthur Conan Doyle

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Arthur Conan Doyle The White Company Chapter 1 How The Black Sheep Came Forth From The Fold THE great bell of Beaulieu was ringing. Far away through the forest might be heard its musical clangor and swell, Peat-cutters on Blackdown and fishers upon the Exe heard the distant throbbing rising and falling upon the sultry summer air. It was a common sound in those parts-as common as the chatter of the jays and the booming of the bittern. Yet the fishers and the peasants raised their heads and ...

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The Vital Message

The Vital Message


Arthur Conan Doyle

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The Vital Message Arthur Conan Doyle Chapter 1 The Two Needful Readjustments It has been our fate, among all the innumerable generations of mankind, to face the most frightful calamity that has ever befallen the world. There is a basic fact which cannot be denied, and should not be overlooked. For a most important deduction must immediately follow from it. That deduction is that we, who have borne the pains, shall also learn the lesson which they were intended to convey. If we do not learn it ...

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The Sign of Four

The Sign of Four


Arthur Conan Doyle

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Arthur Conan Doyle The Sign of Four Chapter 1 The Science of Deduction Sherlock Holmes took his bottle from the corner of the mantel piece, and his hypodermic syringe from its neat morocco case. With his long, white, nervous fingers he adjusted the delicate needle and rolled back his left shirtcuff. For some little time his eyes rested thoughtfully upon the sinewy forearm and wrist, all dotted and scarred with innumerable puncture-marks. Finally, he thrust the sharp point home, pressed down the ...

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The Return of Sherlock Holmes

The Return of Sherlock Holmes


Arthur Conan Doyle

ISBN: 0809594382
Year of publication: 2004

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The Return of Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Empty House It was in the spring of the year 1894 that all London was interested, and the fashionable world dismayed, by the murder of the Honourable Ronald Adair under most unusual and inexplicable circumstances. The public has already learned those particulars of the crime which came out in the police investigation, but a good deal was suppressed upon that occasion, since the case for the prosecution was so ...

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The Poison Belt

The Poison Belt


Arthur Conan Doyle

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Arthur Conan Doyle The Poison Belt Chapter 1 The Blurring Of Lines It is imperative that now at once, while these stupendous events are still clear in my mind, I should set them down with that exactness of detail which time may blur. But even as I do so, I am overwhelmed by the wonder of the fact that it should be our little group of the Lost World-Professor Challenger, Professor Summerlee, Lord John Roxton, and myself-who have passed through this amazing experience. When, some years ago, I ...

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The Parasite

The Parasite


Arthur Conan Doyle

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The Parasite Arthur Conan Doyle Chapter 1 March 24. The spring is fairly with us now. Outside my laboratory window the great chestnut-tree is all covered with the big, glutinous, gummy buds, some of which have already begun to break into little green shuttlecocks. As you walk down the lanes you are conscious of the rich, silent forces of nature working all around you. The wet earth smells fruitful and luscious. Green shoots are peeping out everywhere. The twigs are stiff with their sap and the ...

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The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes


Arthur Conan Doyle

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Silver Blaze I am afraid, Watson, that I shall have to go, said Holmes, as we sat down together to our breakfast one morning. Go Where to To Dartmoor to Kings Pyland. I was not surprised. Indeed, my only wonder was that he had not already been mixed upon this extraordinary case, which was the one topic of conversation through the length and breadth of England. For a whole day my companion had rambled about the room with his chin upon his chest and his brows knitted, charging and recharging his ...

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The Land Of Mist

The Land Of Mist


Arthur Conan Doyle

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The Land Of Mist 1. In Which Our Special Commissioners Make A Start THE great Professor Challenger has been very improperly and imperfectly used in fiction. A daring author placed him in impossible and romantic situations in order to see how he would react to them. He reacted to the extent of a libel action, an abortive appeal for suppression, a riot in Sloane Street, two personal assaults, and the loss of his position as lecturer upon Physiology at the London School of ...

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles


Arthur Conan Doyle

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Arthur Conan Doyle The Hound of the Baskervilles Chapter 1 Mr. Sherlock Holmes Mr. Sherlock Holmes, who was usually very late in the mornings, save upon those not infrequent occasions when he was up all night, was seated at the breakfast table. I stood upon the hearth-rug and picked up the stick which our visitor had left behind him the night before. It was a fine, thick piece of wood, bulbous-headed, of the sort which is known as a Penang lawyer. Just under the head was a broad silver band ...

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