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A little princess is protected by her friend Curdie from the goblin miners who live beneath the castle; A little princess is protected by her friend Curdie from the goblin miners who live beneath the castle
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Excerpt: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen.
Excerpt: ACT I. SCENE I. A desert place. [Thunder and lightning. Enter three Witches.] First Witch: When shall we three meet again In thunder, lightning, or in rain? Second Witch: When the hurlyburly?s done, When the battle?s lost and won. Third Witch: That will be ere the set of sun. First Witch: Where the place? Second Witch: Upon the heath. Third Witch: There to meet with Macbeth. First Witch: I come, Graymalkin!
Introduction: The Publishers of the Standard Novels, in selecting ?Frankenstein? for one of their series, expressed a wish that I should furnish them with some account of the origin of the story. I am the more willing to comply because I shall thus give a general answer to the question, so very frequently asked me ?How I, then a young, girl, came to think of, and to dilate upon, so very hideous an idea?? It is true that I am very averse to bringing myself forward in prin...
Translation of Le fantôme de l'opéra
Preface: The ungentle laws and customs touched upon in this tale are historical, and the episodes which are used to illustrate them are also historical. It is not pretended that these laws and customs existed in England in the sixth century; no, it is only pretended that inasmuch as they existed in the English and other civilizations of far later times, it is safe to consider that it is no libel upon the sixth century to suppose them to have been in practice in that day ...
Excerpt: Emma Woodhouse. Handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her.
I wish to express my gratitude for certain good offices which Augustus secured for me in January, 1917. I had been invited to visit the theatre of war in Flanders by the Commander-in-Chief: an invitation which was, under the circumstances, a summons to duty. Thus I had occasion to spend some days in procuring the necessary passport and other official facilities for my journey. It happened just then that the Stage Society gave a performance of this little play. It opened ...
Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374
For the first time in my life I was confronted by the phenomenon of audible silence. When we had climbed the first flight of stairs, I added another discovery to my limited knowledge of natural phenomena—that of tangible darkness. A match showed us where the upward road continued. We went to the next floor and then to the next and the next until I had lost count and then there came still another floor, and suddenly we had plenty of light. This floor was on an even height...