Keywords: adventure stories
Year of publication: 1903
THE CALL OF THE WILD Chapter I. Into the Primitive Old longings nomadic leap, Chafing at customs chain Again from its brumal sleep Wakens the ferine strain. Buck did not read the newspapers, or he would have known that trouble was brewing, not alone for himself, but for every tide-water dog, strong of muscle and with warm, long hair, from Puget Sound to San Diego. Because men, groping in the Arctic darkness, had found a yellow metal, and because steamship and transportation companies were ...
Keywords: Adventure stories Animal welfare -- Fiction Dogs -- Fiction Feral dogs -- Fiction Klondike River Valley (Yukon) -- Fiction Nature stories Pet theft -- Fiction Sled dogs -- Fiction
Year of publication: 2001
THE TAVERN KNIGHT By Rafael Sabatini CHAPTER I. ON THE MARCH He whom they called the Tavern Knight laughed an evil laughsuch a laugh as might fall from the lips of Satan in a sardonic moment. He sat within the halo of yellow light shed by two tallow candles, whose sconces were two empty bottles, and contemptuously he eyed the youth in black, standing with white face and quivering lip in a corner of the mean chamber. Then he laughed again, and in a hoarse voice, sorely suggestive of the bottle, ...
Keywords: 1625-1649 -- Fiction Adventure stories Great Britain -- History -- Charles I
Year of publication: 0
THE SEA-HAWK By Rafael Sabatini NOTE Lord Henry Goade, who had, as we shall see, some personal acquaintance with Sir Oliver Tressilian, tells us quite bluntly that he was ill-favoured. But then his lordship is addicted to harsh judgments and his perceptions are not always normal. He says, for instance, of Anne of Cleves, that she was the ugliest woman that ever I saw. As far as we can glean from his own voluminous writings it would seem to be extremely doubtful whether he ever saw Anne of Cleves ...
Keywords: Adventure stories Africa British -- Africa Cornwall (England : County) -- Fiction Historical fiction Muslims -- Fiction North -- Fiction Pirates -- Fiction Sea stories
Year of publication: 1999
SCARAMOUCHE A ROMANCE OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION By Rafael Sabatini BOOK I: THE ROBE CHAPTER I. THE REPUBLICAN He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad. And that was all his patrimony. His very paternity was obscure, although the village of Gavrillac had long since dispelled the cloud of mystery that hung about it. Those simple Brittany folk were not so simple as to be deceived by a pretended relationship which did not even possess the virtue of originality. When a ...
Keywords: 1789-1799 -- Fiction Adventure stories France -- History -- Revolution Historical fiction Theater Traveling -- Fiction
Year of publication: 1998
MISTRESS WILDING By Rafael Sabatini CHAPTER I. POT-VALIANCE Then drink it thus, cried the rash young fool, and splashed the contents of his cup full into the face of Mr. Wilding even as that gentleman, on his feet, was proposing to drink to the eyes of the young fools sister. The moments that followed were full of interest. A stillness, a brooding, expectant stillness, fell upon the companyand it numbered a round dozenabout Lord Gervases richly appointed board. In the soft candlelight the oval ...
Keywords: Adventure stories Historical fiction Love stories War stories
Year of publication: 2004
TOM SAWYER ABROAD By Mark Twain CHAPTER I. TOM SEEKS NEW ADVENTURES DO you reckon Tom Sawyer was satisfied after all them adventures I mean the adventures we had down the river, and the time we set the darky Jim free and Tom got shot in the leg. No, he wasnt. It only just pisoned him for more. That was all the effect it had. You see, when we three came back up the river in glory, as you may say, from that long travel, and the village received us with a torchlight procession and speeches, and ...
Keywords: Adventure stories Americans -- Foreign countries -- Fiction Balloon ascensions -- Fiction Sawyer Tom (Fictitious character) -- Fiction