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The Battery and the Boiler

R. M. Ballantyne (1825-1894) was a Scottish juvenile fiction writer. Born Robert Michael Ballantyne in Edinburgh, he was part of a famous family of printers and publishers.

The Brother of Daphne
The Brother of Daphne Sented by Jacob

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Eating in Two or Three Languages

“I suppose they call contentment a jewel because it is so rare.” “Irvin S. Cobb has paused between meals, one might say, long enough to write a book telling us how a patriot can ‘do his bit and eat it, too.’ Eating, taken by and large, is not such terribly serious business. We have never consider it a subject wrapped in somber gloom and Mr. Cobb confirms our opinion….An avowedly humorous volume that contains a surprising number of truths.” -Forecast, Volume 17, January, 1919

Captain Boldheart & the Latin-Grammar Master

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

With Lee in Virginia
With Lee in Virginia Sented by Daniel

The great war between the Northern and Southern States of America has the special interest for English boys of having been a struggle between two sections of a people akin to us in race and language—a struggle fought out by each side with unusual intensity of conviction in the rightness of its cause, and abounding in heroic incidents.

For Name and Fame
For Name and Fame Sented by Rebecca

"Not only a rousing story, replete with all the varied forms of excitement of a campaign, but, what is still more useful, an account of a territory and its inhabitants which must for a long time possess a supreme interest for Englishmen, as being the key to our Indian Empire."--Glasgow Herald.

The Killer
The Killer Sented by Rebecca

An evil man, but strong and perfect in evil--the tale of this astonishing man and his end is an achievement even for Stewart Edward White.

Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf
Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf Sented by Emma

First published in 1847, Wagner the Werewolf is one of the very earliest treatments of the Werewolf theme in English literature, and has lost none of its power to shock, it is one of the greatest works of George W. M. Reynolds, once the most popular author in England, and the 'Master of the Penny Dreadful'.

The Pirate City
The Pirate City Sented by Rebecca

Gaining the roof, Achmet looked over the parapet -- and his first glance was enough to convince him that he must bid farewell to all hope.

Begumbagh Sented by Emma

Most of the book is taken up with a story about the plight of the British members of a small garrison, during the Indian Mutiny.

Blue Aloes
Blue Aloes Sented by Jacob

No writer can so unfailingly summons and materialize the spirit of the weird, mysterious South Africa as can Cynthia Stockley.

Winning the Wilderness
Winning the Wilderness Sented by Rebecca

A story of pioneer life on the Kansas frontier, faithfully depicting the old heroic pioneer spirit. A great human story which appeals to all readers, old and young alike.

The Frontier
The Frontier Sented by Emma

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

Eagles of the Sky
Eagles of the Sky Sented by Jacob

Follow Jack Ralston and his pal "Perk"--famous air pilots--as they help Uncle Sam unravel baffling problems of the Secret Service.

The Valley of Silent Men
The Valley of Silent Men Sented by Rebecca

Before the railroad's thin lines of steel bit their way up through the wilderness, Athabasca Landing was the picturesque threshold over which one must step who would enter into the mystery and adventure of the great white North.

Red Eve
Red Eve Sented by Emma

In this tale of the Middle Ages, Rider Haggard has given us a picture in his vivid and striking way of the days when feudalism was in the land and every man held his life and love in the strength of his sword arm.

Mistress Wilding
Mistress Wilding Sented by Emma

A romance of the days of Monmouth's rebellion. The action is rapid, its style is spirited, and its plot is convincing.

Saint Martin's Summer
Saint Martin's Summer Sented by Jacob

St. Martin's Summer (also known as The Queen's Messenger, 1909) Garnache spent a sleepless night at Grenoble, on guard throughout the greater part of it since nothing short of that would appease the fears of Valerie.

Six Feet Four
Six Feet Four Sented by Jacob

Beatrice Waverly is robbed of $5,000 and suspicion fastens upon Buck Thornton, but she soon realizes he is not guilty. Intensely exciting, here is a real story of the Great Far West.

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