This story is talking about two brothers Marion and Shiva Stone, they were twins. At the time when there were born, there was a union that didn’t bring any good, positive site. In that time between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother's death in childbirth and their father's disappearance, and bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution.But it's love, not politics -- their passion for the same woman -- that will tear them apart and force Marion to flee his homeland and make his way to America, finding refuge in his work at an underfunded, overcrowded New York City hospital.
Christs object lessons by American Christian White Ellen Gould Harmon who claimed to have a gift of prophecy is book that tries to explain its readers the meaning of Christ's parables. The volume contains the lessons different people draw from life and these lessons will absolutely be useful for people who are searching for the right solutions in the life. Christs object lessons teaches us the main virtues and positive thinking.
“Children of the Dead End” by Patrick MacGill, an Irish novelist, known as "The Navy Poet", appears to be his own autobiography, though written as a fiction novel. The book transports readers to the end of the 19th century, the author’s childhood times in Ireland; and continues the narration of the journey and events of his further navying life. Exhausted by the grinding poverty, the hero leaves home and at the age of 12 in search of work ‘beyond the hills’; works to exhaustion for indifferent tenant farmers, and runs away, joining the emigrants headed for Scotland. The book, a moving tale of lost love, published in 1914, still remains fresh and exciting reading.
This book is a Carol Cosman's translation of Balzac's French 'Colonel Chabert' into the English. It is very felicitous translation that retains the style of the original French book.
It tells the story of a French military hero of the Napoleonic Wars, long thought to be dead, tries to recover his fortune and former wife through the help of a famous lawyer. He finds his wife remarried, and his pension gone. He employs a young, well-known lawyer to at least reclaim his pension. But first he has to convince the lawyer that he is the man that officially doesn’t exist…
The message is very amazing: having lost his ego through losing his “existence” in the society he acquires freedom…
Wilbur F. Hinman, a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Ohio Regiment, pictures the various sides of Army life during the Civil War on the pages of his Corporal Si Klegg and his ”Pard”. He does it so truthfully and vividly that realistic picture inevitably forms in front of reader’s eyes. The path from an ordinary man to a soldier, thoughts, emotions and feeling of the latter are given through every day life of people during the war.
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER IV. THE PLEBE IN CAMP. ABOUT two weeks after I reported we were directed to prepare to go to Camp McPherson, a half mile or so from Barracks, out beyond the Cavalry plain, near old Fort Clinton. We were told just what articles to take for use in camp, and that we must put the balance of our effects in our trunks and carry them to the trunk rooms in the angle. We sorted out our camp articles, and each cadet made a bundle of his small things, and used a comforter or a blanket to hold them. D n, M s, and I, having arranged to tent together, we helped one another store away our trunks. When the call sounded to "fall in" we fell in with our bundles, brooms and buckets, and marched over to the camp. There were trees all around the camp site, with quite a grove at the guard tents. The tents were all pitched and they looked very pretty through the trees, with the trees and green parapet of Fort Clinton as a background, which could be seen over the tops of the white tents as we approached the camp. The tent cords were not fastened to pegs in the ground, but to pegs in cross- pieces supported upon posts about four feethigh, which brought the Company tents only four or five feet apart. All of the tents for cadets were wall tents, and each had a "fly" on it. There was a wooden floor, a gun rack, and a keyless locker (that is, a four-compartment long box), and a swinging pole hung about eighteen inches below the ridge pole of the tent, and nothing else in it. After the assignment, which, of course, was made according to rank, we proceeded to our respective tents, that were to be our homes till the 29th of August, the day to return to Barracks. The "Yearlings" and first classmen, too, began to take a greater interest in the plebes than ever. They were anxious to teach them h...
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