The Strange Story Book

Author: Mrs. Andrew Lang

Publisher: Cheapest Books via PublishDrive

ISBN: 6052259957

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 276

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Now as this is the very last book of all this series that began in the long long ago, perhaps you may like to hear something of the man who thought over every one of the twenty-five, for fear lest a story should creep in which he did not wish his little boys and girls to read. He was born when nobody thought of travelling in anything but a train—a very slow one—or a steamer. It took a great deal of persuasion to induce him later to get into a motor and he had not the slightest desire to go up in an aeroplane—or to possess a telephone. Somebody once told him of a little boy who, after giving a thrilling account at luncheon of how Randolph had taken Edinburgh Castle, had expressed a desire to go out and see the Museum; 'I like old things better than new,' said the child! 'I wish I knew that little boy,' observed the man. 'He would just suit me.' And that was true, for he too loved great deeds of battle and adventure as well as the curious carved and painted fragments guarded in museums which show that the lives described by Homer and the other old poets were not tales made up by them to amuse tired crowds gathered round a hall fire, but were real—real as our lives now, and much more beautiful and splendid. All beasts were his friends, just because they were beasts, unless they had been very badly brought up. He never could resist a cat, and cats, like beggars, tell each other these things and profit by them. A cat knew quite well that it had only to go on sitting for a few days outside the window where the man was writing, and that if it began to snow or even to rain, the window would be pushed up and the cat would spend the rest of its days stretched in front of the fire, with a saucer of milk beside it, and fish for every meal. But life with cats was not all peace, and once a terrible thing hap-pened when Dickon-draw-the-blade was the Puss in Possession. His master was passing through London on the way to take a journey to some beautiful old walled towns in the south of France where the English fought in the Hundred Years War, and he meant to spend a few weeks in the country along the Loire which is bound up with the memory of Joan of Arc. Unluckily, the night after he arrived from Scotland Dickon went out for a walk on the high trellis behind the house, and once there did not know how to get down again. Of course it was quite easy, and there were ropes of Virginia creeper to help, but Dickon lost his presence of mind, and instead of doing anything sensible only stood and shrieked, while his master got ladders and steps and clambered about in the dark and in the cold, till he put Dickon on the ground again. Then Dickon's master went to bed, but woke up so ill that he was obliged to do without the old towns, and go when he was better to a horrid place called Cannes, all dust and tea-parties.

The Strange Story of Ahrinziman

Author: Anita Silvani

Publisher: Health Research Books

ISBN: 9780787307936

Category:

Page: 284

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1906 Spiritualism Philosophy written as a novel. a sequel to a Wanderer in the Wastelands. the philosophy of Ahrinziman, the Persian - what life hath taught of the Soul; life lived on Earth and life of ages in the Abyss and in the Heavens of the Beyon.

A Strange Story —

Author: Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Publisher: Krill Press via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1518356435

Category: Fiction

Page: 86

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Edward Bulwer-Lytton was a well known English novelist in the 19th century, and he's been immortalized for coining famous phrases like "pursuit of the almighty dollar" and "the pen is mightier than the sword". In addition to being a politician, he wrote across all genres, from horror stories to historical fiction and action titles.

The Strange Story of Falconer Thring (Classic Reprint)

Author: Constantine Ralli

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780483580558

Category:

Page: 366

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Excerpt from The Strange Story of Falconer Thring Then I infer this is your first visit to England replied my friend, with his accustomed sincerity of manner. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Strange Story of the Quantum

An Account for the General Reader of the Growth of the Ideas Underlying Our Present Atomic Knowledge

Author: Banesh Hoffmann

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486205185

Category: Science

Page: 285

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This timeless exploration of the work of the great physicists of the early 20th century employs analogies, examples, and imaginative insights rather than computations to explain the dramatic impact of quantum physics on classical theory. Topics include Pauli's exclusion principle, Schroedinger's wave equation, Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, and many other concepts. 1959 edition.

The Strange Story of Jonah

& How He Learned About God

Author: Mark Sisson

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490838988

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

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There’s a good chance you know something about the story of Jonah. But you might have missed a few things... The Strange Story of Jonah takes the reader through the experiences, trials, and lessons of Jonah, and does so with lively illustrations and a healthy dash of humor – but not at the expense of the central message. The Strange Story of Jonah is a children’s book that is sure to entertain readers of all ages.

Der Ruf der Stille

Die Geschichte eines Mannes, der 27 Jahre in den Wäldern verschwand

Author: Michael Finkel

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641169240

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Sehnsucht nach Stille - wie Christopher Knight 27 Jahre in der Wildnis lebte. Im Sommer 1986 begibt sich Christopher Knight auf einen Roadtrip von Massachusetts nach Maine und verschwindet in den Wäldern. 27 Jahre lang bleibt er dort, abgeschieden von der Welt, ohne menschlichen Kontakt, bis er wegen Diebstahls gefasst wird: Er hatte Essen geklaut. In einem einfachen Zelt überlebte Knight die härtesten Winter, weil er klug wie ein Eichhörnchen Vorräte gebunkert und alles darauf ausgerichtet hatte, nicht zu erfrieren. In den nahegelegenen Ferienhäusern versorgte er sich mit Lebensmitteln, Kleidung und Büchern und verstörte als unheimliches Phantom die Bewohner von North Pond. Der Journalist Michael Finkel hat das außergewöhnliche Leben des Chris Knight dokumentiert. Entstanden ist eine fesselnde Story, die den fundamentalen Fragen über ein gutes Leben nachgeht und das tief bewegende Porträt eines Mannes hinterlässt, der sich seinen Traum erfüllte: ein Leben in absoluter Stille.