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Frank Merriwell at Yale by Burt L. Standish. Part 1 out of 6 Produced by Steven desJardins and Distributed Proofreaders [Illustration: "He finally found himself slugged under the ear and sentflying over a chair. "] I--Trouble BrewingII--Challenged and HazedIII--The BlowIV--The FightV--The FinishVI--A Fresh CouncilVII--A SurpriseVIII--The "Roast" at East RockIX--The DuelX--At Morey'sXI--"Lambda Chi! "XII--Freshman Against SophomoreXIII--Jubilant FreshmenXIV--The RushXV--On the Ball FieldXVI--To Break an Enemy's WristXVII--Talking it OverXVIII--Merriwell and RattletonXIX--Who is the Traitor? XX--A Hot ChaseXXI--Roast TurkeyXXII--A Surprise for FrankXXIII--The Yale SpiritXXIV--Gordon Expresses HimselfXXV--The Traitor DiscoveredXXVI--The RaceXXVII--A Change of PitchersXXVIII--The Game Grows HotterXXIX--The End of the GameXXX--Rattleton is ExcitedXXXI--What Ditson WantedXXXII--Ditson is TrappedXXXIII--"Play Ball"XXXIV--A Hot Finish "Here's to good old Yale--drink it down!

"Don't try to put on many frills here the first year," he said. "Hum! Voyage of The Paper Canoe by N. H. Bishop. Part 1 out of 6 Voyage of the Paper Canoe, N. H. Bishop, 1878This Etext prepared by Charles Hall Voyage of the Paper Canoe, by N. H. The author left Quebec, Dominion of Canada,July 4, 1874, with a single assistant, in a woodencanoe eighteen feet in length, bound for the Gulf ofMexico. The advantages in using a boat of only fifty-eightpounds weight, the strength and durability of whichhad been well and satisfactorily tested, could notbe questioned, and the author dismissed his assistant, and "paddled his own canoe" about two thousand miles to the end of the journey.

To an unknown wanderer among the creeks, rivers,and sounds of the coast, the courteous treatment ofthe Southern people was most gratifying. "Since my little paper canoe entered southernwaters upon her geographical errand, -- from thecapes of the Delaware to your beautiful St. Much credit is due to Messrs. ILLUSTRATIONS. GREAT AUK (Alca impennis). Photographed at Disco, Greenland. Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico by E. L. Kolb - Full Text Free Book (Part 1/5) Part 1 out of 5 Online Distributed Proofreaders Team By E.L. Kolb With a Foreword by Owen Wister New EditionWith Additional Illustrations(72 Plates)From Photographs by the Author and His Brother Dedication It is a dogged courage of which the author of this book is the serenepossessor--shared equally by his daring brother; and evidence of thisbravery is made plain throughout the following pages. Whether it deal with the climbing of dangerous peaks, or the descent(as here) of some fourteen hundred miles of water both mysterious andferocious, the well-told tale of a perilous journey, planned with headand carried through with dauntless persistence, always holds theattention of its readers and gives them many a thrill.

Perhaps this planet does somewhere else contain a thing like theColorado River--but that is no matter; we at any rate in our continentpossess one of nature's very vastest works. This place exerts a magnetic spell. We are indebted to Mr. After a difficult picture. Boats and crew. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne. Part 1 out of 6 This etext was produced by Norman Wolcott.

[Windows character set; italics bracketed by underscore "_"] Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne _"P h y j s l y d d q f d z x g a s g z z q q e h x g k f n d r x u ju g I o c y t d x v k s b x h h u y p o h d v y r y m h u h p u y d kj o x p h e t o z l s l e t n p m v f f o v p d p a j x h y y n o j yg g a y m e q y n f u q l n m v l y f g s u z m q I z t l b q q y u gs q e u b v n r c r e d g r u z b l r m x y u h q h p z d r r g c r oh e p q x u f I v v r p l p h o n t h v d d q f h q s n t z h h h n fe p m q k y u u e x k t o g z g k y u u m f v I j d q d p z j q s y kr p l x h x q r y m v k l o h h h o t o z v d k s p p s u v j h d THE MAN who held in his hand the document of which this strangeassemblage of letters formed the concluding paragraph remained forsome moments lost in thought.

It contained about a hundred of these lines, with the letters at evendistances, and undivided into words. The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California by Brevet Col. J.C. Fremont - Full Text Free Book (Part 1/9) Part 1 out of 9 Produced by Larry Mittell and PG Distributed Proofreaders No work has appeared from the American press within the past few yearsbetter calculated to interest the community at large than Colonel J.C.Fremont's Narrative of his Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains,Oregon, and North California, undertaken by the orders of the UnitedStates government. Eminently qualified for the task assigned him, Colonel Fremont enteredupon his duties with alacrity, and has embodied in the following pages theresults of his observations.

The country thus explored is daily makingdeeper and more abiding impressions upon the minds of the people, andinformation is eagerly sought in regard to its natural resources, itsclimate, inhabitants, productions, and adaptation for supplying the wantsand providing the comforts for a dense population. The map accompanying this edition is not the one prepared by the order ofgovernment, but it is one that can be relied upon for its accuracy. July, 1847. The Young Engineers in Nevada by H. Irving Hancock. Part 1 out of 4 E-text prepared by Jim Ludwig or, Seeking Fortune on the Turn of a Pick By CHAPTERS I. Alf and His "Makings of Manhood" II. Trouble Brews on the Trail III.

"Say, got the makings? " "Eh? " "Got the makings? " "I believe we have the makings for supper, if you mean that you'rehungry," Tom rejoined. "I know I have," replied the youngster. "Your wha-a-at? " "Say, don't you carry the makings? " "You'll have to be more explicit," Tom retorted. "I want the makings for a cigarette," replied the boy, shiftinguneasily to the other foot. "Yes; everything that is necessary to living," Reade assented. "Well, cigarettes are necessary to me," continued the boy. "They are? " "Just because I am a smoker," returned the boy, with a sicklygrin.

"You are? " "That's all right, but please don't go on stringing me," pleadedthe younger American. "Then you have my heartfelt sympathy," Tom assured him. Alf Drew shifted once more on his feet. "'Bouter year," he answered. "Do I get the makings? " "Come here! " "Him? Full text of "Reports of the Princeton University Expeditions to Patagonia, 1896-1899. J. B. Hatcher in charge" The Discovery of Yellowstone Park by Nathaniel Pitt Langford. Part 1 out of 3 Produced by Juliet Sutherland, Keren Vergon, Garrett Alley, DavidWidger and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team _Journal of the Washburn Expedition to the Yellowstone and FireholeRivers in the Year 1870_ by Nathaniel Pitt Langford Foreword (not included) Introduction Journal Index (not included) When the rumored discovery in the year 1861 of extensive gold placers onSalmon river was confirmed, the intelligence spread through the stateslike wild fire.

In the summer of 1862 a company of 130 persons left St. This Northern overland route of over 1,600 miles, lay for most of thedistance through a partially explored region, filled with numerous bandsof the hostile Sioux Indians. This region was then the rendezvous of the Bannack Indians, and we namedthe settlement "Bannack," not the Scotch name "Bannock," now often givento it.

[Illustration: JAMES BRIDGER.] The old mountaineers of Montana were generally regarded as greatfabricators. [Illustration: Very much yours D.G. Mr. Mr. World Wide School Library - Geography-Geography. World Wide School Library - Geography-Travel. Six Months in Mexico by Nellie Bly. Ed they are in a thorny shell. The Mexican Indians gather them and peel them and sell them to travelers for six cents a dozen.

It is called "tuna," and is considered very healthy. It has a very cool and pleasing taste. From this century-plant, or cacti, the Mexicans make their beer, which they call pulque (pronounced polke). It is also used by the natives to fence in their mud houses, and forms a most picturesque and impassable surrounding. The Indians seem cleanly enough, despite all that's been said to the contrary. The whirlwinds, or sand spouts, form very pretty pictures on the barren plain. Cape Cod by Henry David Thoreau. Clothes on a rock; further, a woman's scarf, a gown, a straw bonnet, the brig's caboose, and one of her masts high and dry, broken into several pieces.

In another rocky cove, several rods from the water, and behind rocks twenty feet high, lay a part of one side of the vessel, still hanging together. It was, perhaps, forty feet long, by fourteen wide. I was even more surprised at the power of the waves, exhibited on this shattered fragment, than I had been at the sight of the smaller fragments before. The largest timbers and iron braces were broken superfluously, and I saw that no material could withstand the power of the waves; that iron must go to pieces in such a case, and an iron vessel would be cracked up like an egg-shell on the rocks.

Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I. by John L. Stephens. M of iron at the bottom; midway were miscellanies, among which were cotton, muskets, and two hundred barrels of turpentine; and on top, within reach of the hatches, were six hundred kegs of gunpowder. We had a valuable addition to our party in Dr. Cabot, of Boston, who accompanied us as an amateur, particularly as an ornithologist. Besides him, our only fellow-passenger was Mr. Camerden, who went out as supercargo. The first morning out we woke with an extraordinary odour of turpentine, giving us apprehensions that a barrel had sprung a leak, which, by means of the cotton, might use up our gunpowder before it came to the hands of its consignee.

On the evening of the fourth day we had a severe thunder-storm. The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California by J.C. Fremont. Rive him off. A shot wounded him, and, being killed, he was cut open, and eighteen young swallows were found in his body. A sudden storm, that burst upon us in the afternoon, cleared away in a brilliant sunset, followed by a clear night, which enabled us to determine our position in longitude 95° 38' 05", and in latitude 39° 06' 40". A party of emigrants to the Columbia river, under the charge of Dr. White, an agent of the government in Oregon Territory, were about three weeks in advance of us. The Native Son by Inez Haynes Irwin. Was bored, I now bore.

Ever since I first saw California, and became, inevitably, a Californiac, I have been talking about it, irritating and boring uncounted thousands. I begin placatingly enough, "Yes, I know you aren't going to believe this," I say. "Once I didn't believe it myself. I realize that it all sounds impossible. In another little volume devoted to the praise of California, Willie Britt is on record as saying that he'd rather be a busted lamp-post on Battery Street than the Waldorf-Astoria. South Wind by Norman Douglas. Iling priest, soon outstripped both of them, in spite of a ten minutes' conversation on the quay with the pretty peasant girl of the steamer. He had engaged the fastest driver on the island, and was now tearing frantically up the road, determined to be the first to apprise the Duchess of the lunatic's arrival. The Duchess of San Martino, a kind-hearted and imposing lady of mature age who, under favourable atmospheric conditions (in winter-time, for instance, when the powder was not so likely to run down her face), might have passed, so far as profile was concerned, for a faded French beauty of bygone centuries--the Duchess was no exception to the rule.

It was an old rule. Nobody knew when it first came into vogue. Mr. Eames, bibliographer of Nepenthe, had traced it down to the second Phoenician period, but saw no reason why the Phoenicians, more than anybody else, should have established the precedent. The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions by John S.C. Abbott. Introduce a brief account of his adventures. There is something in blood. The Marquette family had been illustrious in France from time immemorial.

Generation after generation, many of its members had obtained renown, not only for chivalric courage, but for every virtue which can adorn humanity. Their ancestral home was a massive feudal castle on an eminence near the stately city of Leon. James Marquette was born at the ancient seat of the family in the year 1637. To Cuba and Back by Richard H. Dana. Ng the men, no Spanish hats, or Spanish cloaks, or bright jackets, or waistcoats, or open, slashed trousers, that are so picturesque in other Spanish countries.

The men wear black dress coats, long pantaloons, black cravats, and many of them even submit, in this hot sun, to black French hats. The tyranny of systematic, scientific, capable, unpicturesque, unimaginative France, evidently rules over the realm of man's dress. The houses, the vehicles, the vegetation, the animals, are picturesque; to the eye of taste "Every prospect pleases, and only man is vile. " We drove through the Puerta de Monserrate, a heavy gateway of the prevailing yellow or tawny color, where soldiers are on guard, across the moat, out upon the "Paseo de Isabel Segunda," and are now "extramuros," without the walls.

The Paseo is a grand avenue running across the city from sea to bay, with two carriage-drives abreast, and two malls for foot passengers, and all lined with trees in full foliage. Here you catch a glimpse. The Bird-Woman of the Lewis and Clark Expedition by Katherine Chandler. A Journey to America in 1834 by Robert Heywood.