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The Messengers

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The Messengers is written by Richard Harding Davis. When Ainsley first moved to Lone Lake Farm all of his friends asked him the same question. They wanted to know, if the farmer who sold it to him had abandoned it as worthless, how one of the idle rich, who could not distinguish a plough from a harrow.

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The Men of the Moss-Hags

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The Men of the Moss-Hags is written by Samuel Rutherford Crockett. The night of the twenty-second of June, 1679, shall never be forgotten among us while Earlstoun House stands. It was the eve of the day whereon befell the weary leaguer of Bothwell when the enemy beset the Brig, and the good Blue Banner gat fyled and reddened with other dye-stuff than the brown moss-water.

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The Meadow-Brook Girls Afloat

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The Meadow-Brook Girls Afloat is written by Janet Aldridge. There's nothing the matter with it, I tell you, except that it's an old fishing scow with a roof over it. It isn't a fit place for a party of young ladies, Dee replied, with a shrug of his shoulders. "Of course, if you are set on taking the boat, I'll have to get it ready for you; but, if anything happens to it, remember that I warned you."

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The Lone Ranch

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The Lone Ranch is written by Captain Mayne Reid. Once they were thicker on the soil; but the tomahawk of the Comanche and the spear of the Apache have thinned off the descendants of the Conquistadores, until country houses stand at wide distances apart, with more than an equal number of ruins between.

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The Lion's Skin

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The Lion's Skin is written by Rafael Sabatini. The light falling full upon his profile revealed the rather singular countenance that was his own. It was not in any remarkable beauty that its distinction lay, for by the canons of beauty that prevail it was not beautiful.

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Test Pilot

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Test Pilot is written by Jimmy Collins. It finally occurred to me that I could do something for the radical cause right where I was, in aviation, instead of going to Russia. But what? And how? I didn't know. I decided that there were undoubtedly people in the party who did.

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Steve Young

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Steve Young is written by George Manville Fenn. A complete change came over the Norwegian, who took a step forward and clapped his hands heavily upon Captain Marsham's shoulders. Then turning smartly, he caught Steve by the hand, shook it heartily, and ended by resting his left arm on the boy's shoulder as he gazed down at him with his keen blue eyes looking moist.

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South American Fights

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South American Fights is written by Cyrus Townsend Brady. This amazing undertaking was carried out as planned. There were two setbacks before the work was completed. In one case, after the frames had been made and carried with prodigious toil to the other side of the mountain.

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Seven Frozen Sailors

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Seven Frozen Sailors is written by George Manville Fenn. If he had not been so much of a gentleman, I should have said that the half-closing of his left eye and its rapid reopening had been a wink; as it was, we will say it was not. The next moment, he had thrown himself back in his chair, smiled, and said, quietly. "Not yet, captain--not yet. I'll tell you by-and-by. At present it is my secret. Waiter, fill these glasses again!"

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Sea-Dogs All

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Sea-Dogs All is written by Tom Bevan. The lading jetty against the village only appeared at odd moments above the tumult of waters, and a couple of timber ships that lay on the north side, partially loaded, were plunging and leaping at their anchor cables like two dogs at the end of their chains.

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