Mercy Thompson is a simple car mechanic, but all her life he feeling that she isn’t a common, there something unusual inside her. Mercy is a shapeshifter, a talent she inherited from her long-gone father. She’s never known any others of her kind. Until now. An evil is stirring in the depths of the Columbia River—one that her father’s people may know something about. And to have any hope of surviving, Mercy and her mate, the Alpha werewolf Adam, will need their help
Reading literature the primer was published in 1910 for the first time and since then it has been re-published many times as it gained a great popularity. The main goal of the book is to teach children to read and to love reading and literature. Also it would be useful for everyone who has children or works with them. The vocabulary of Reading literature the primer is quite easy and pretty small: it contains about 200 words. Such a method is aimed on children to read the adaptation of the stories, get interested in them and then read the real stories. The book includes nine most famous stories: The Little Red Hen, The Gingerbread Boy, The Old Woman and the Pig, The Boy and the Goat, The Pancake, Chicken Little, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Little Tuppens, and Little Spider’s First Web. It is also illustrated with black and white pictures which appeals to children.
Everyone in a country house of a noble prosperous landowner, a beautiful woman of the world and fashion in her past, is waiting of a certain baron. An erudite person, an expert on philosophy, he is to present his scientific work to them. However, instead of the baron, Dmitry Nikolayevich Rudin comes… “Rudin” is the first novel of Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (1818-1883), famous Russian novelist and playwright. When it was first published in 1856, it was considered to be merely a story. Turgenev was an expert in portraying the typical characters, but his works are also a picture of private life of the people of his country and time, their emotions and anxieties. The hero of this novel has long ago obtained the name of “superfluous man”. It is a typical meaningful phenomenon of Russian life, a well-educated man, weaved of contradiction; that is completely torn off the life of his native land, and suffers painfully from his own groundlessness. Much has changed in the course of time, bur every generation of readers continue to perceive the novel in a new way.
This book is one of the print collection volumes of the Cornell University Library, and was first published and appeared in 1914. Owing to scan of the texts and Kirtas Technologies, which helped to convert the text to JPG 2000 format, one can find various marginal notes from the original edition on the pages of this volume. A classic work of G. Moxley Sorrel, amazingly perceptive and evocative sketches of high command of the Army of Northern Virginia, and of lesser known but important soldiers. The truth about the Civil War, written from memory.
A novel about young English aristocrat Bertram Wooster and his manservant Jeeves. The action takes place mainly in London and the suburbs. Bertie is an idler, not radiant with wit, though a true noble gentleman. He gets into amusing scrapes; and it’s just smart and erudite Jeeves, who helps him to bail out of the situation. Not without reason the stories about Bertie and Jeeves are often called simply "the Jeeves books". Misadventures of Wooster and his indispensable faithful assistant will certainly make you one of numerous admirers of Wodehouse’s talent.
In A Series Of Familiar Letters To A Friend, Historical, Autobiographical, Anecdotal And Descriptive. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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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: THE HILL-TOP IThe Hill Three trees, that top the low hill's rounded crest, Bare of all leaves, as earth of life seems bare; A sickly sun, too pale to light the west Or dry the damp that saturates the air. What did I say to her, what said she in reply Should not our love have stood, us two, between ? How low the sun hangs in the leaden sky: Autumn is ever gray as Spring is green. IIDreams Last night I dreamed many dreams, One, of a year ago When 'neath the sun's reviving beams The hill was all aglow; And nestling in the grass still wet I found a purple violet. She leaned against a young ash-tree, My hands the flower held; Far down the valley flowed a stream That from the hillside welled : I read my answer in her eyes Better than words are such replies. 16 THE HILL-TOP Again I dreamed, a dream full bad, For evil spirits hovered near; Gray forms in misty garments clad Ghosts such as haunt the dying year They wailed aloud, "The Spring is gone, Wander abroadalone, forlorn." IllQuebec The streets are narrow, the hills are steep, In the market place may no man sleep, Nor ever stop for thought. A stone shaft stands on Abraham's Plain, To mark the spot where Wolfe was slain, As he seized the prize that the great Champlain To France by conquest brought. Two tongues the people use for speech, The priests a third for prayer; And ever along the plaza's reach Is heard the sound of passing feet: The Scotch troops pace with their bare red knees By the side of nuns from the nunneries, And Padres jostle the bright red coats Of His Majesty's troops, who watch the boats, That form Quebec's small fleet. Six candles burn in the church's aisle. Here should a man find peace for a while If in no other place. He who ...
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 II. ENGLISH KINGSHIP BEFORE THE CONQUEST, AND RISE OF FEUDALISM. The name Heptarchy denotes a period, not a system of government. At no time were there seven regular kingdoms in England; the number constantly varied. Nor were these kingdoms united together by any real constitutional tie ; they did not form a confederation, and the only trace of union is to be found in the name Bretwalda, or wide ruler, which was given to the Christian king who happened at the time to be pre-eminent. During the heptarchy a never-ceasing struggle was going on between the kingdoms. At first Kent took the lead. This was natural, for Kent had been settled longest, had no fighting with the Britons, and quickly gained a smattering of civilization from. the continent. Kent, however, never seems to have established a recognized supremacy over its rivals; the first to do this was Northumbria. This great Anglian kingdom, well protected by the Humber and the North Sea, the Forth and the Pennine range, rapidly became powerful; and when it had beaten the Scots at Dagsestan, and the Welsh at Chester, it was far stronger than the others, and in 617, Edwin, its king, subdued all England except Kent. The supremacy of Northumbria lasted till 685, when the crushing defeat ofUNION OF ENGLAND UNDER EGBERT. 11 Nectansmere was suffered at the hands of the northern Celts. A period of disorder followed. Then Mercia, under Offa, its king, came to the front, defeated the men of Kent and Wessex, vigorously encroached upon the Welsh, established an Archbishopric of its own at Lichfield, and kept the foremost place till the death of Offa, in 796. Anarchy ensued, but in 825, Egbert, king of the West Saxons, beat the Mercians at Ellandun, and within two years every ore of the kingdoms of Kent, Sussex, Essex, East...
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