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              Jerry of the Islands
                 

              Jerry of the Islands (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By London, Jack; Edited by World Library, 1st; Library, 1stworld

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              Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - It is a misfortune to some fiction-writers that fiction and unveracity in the average person's mind mean one and the... same thing. Several years ago I published a South Sea novel. The action was placed in the Solomon Islands. The action was praised by the critics and reviewers as a highly creditable effort of the imagination. As regards reality - they said there wasn't any. Of course, as every one knew, kinky-haired cannibals no longer obtained on the earth's surface, much less ran around with nothing on, chopping off one another's heads, and, on occasion, a white man's head as well. Now listen. I am writing these lines in Honolulu, Hawaii. Yesterday, on the beach at Waikiki, a stranger spoke to me. He mentioned a mutual friend, Captain Kellar. When I was wrecked in the Solomons on the blackbirder, the Minota, it was Captain Kellar, master of the blackbirder, the Eugenie, who rescued me. The blacks had taken Captain Kellar's head, the stranger told me. He knew.He had represented Captain Kellar's mother in settling up the estate.
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              ISBN 9781421811512
              Released NZ 20 Sep 2005
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              Jerry of the Islands
                 

              Jerry of the Islands (Hardback)

              By London, Jack; Edited by World Library, 1st; Library, 1stworld

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              Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - It is a misfortune to some fiction-writers that fiction and unveracity in the average person's mind mean one and the... same thing. Several years ago I published a South Sea novel. The action was placed in the Solomon Islands. The action was praised by the critics and reviewers as a highly creditable effort of the imagination. As regards reality - they said there wasn't any. Of course, as every one knew, kinky-haired cannibals no longer obtained on the earth's surface, much less ran around with nothing on, chopping off one another's heads, and, on occasion, a white man's head as well. Now listen. I am writing these lines in Honolulu, Hawaii. Yesterday, on the beach at Waikiki, a stranger spoke to me. He mentioned a mutual friend, Captain Kellar. When I was wrecked in the Solomons on the blackbirder, the Minota, it was Captain Kellar, master of the blackbirder, the Eugenie, who rescued me. The blacks had taken Captain Kellar's head, the stranger told me. He knew.He had represented Captain Kellar's mother in settling up the estate.
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              ISBN 9781421810515
              Released NZ 1 Jan 2006
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              Nan Sherwood's Winter Holidays
                 

              Nan Sherwood's Winter Holidays (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Carr, Annie Roe; Edited by World Library, 1st; Library, 1stworld

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              Ta-ra! ta-ra! ta-ra-ra-ra! ta-rat! Professor Krenner took the silver bugle from his lips while the strain echoed flatly from the opposite, wooded hill. That hill was the Isle of Hope, a small island of a single eminence lying half a mile off the mainland, and not far north of Fre...eling. The shore of Lake Huron was sheathed in ice. It was almost Christmas time. Winter had for some weeks held this part of Michigan in an iron grip. The girls of Lakeview Hall were tasting all the joys of winter sports. The cove at the boathouse (this was the building that some of the Lakeview Hall girls had once believed haunted) was now a smooth, well-scraped skating pond. Between the foot of the hill, on the brow of which the professor stood, and the Isle of Hope, the strait was likewise solidly frozen. The bobsled course was down the hill and across the icy track to the shore of the island.
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              ISBN 9781421821221
              Released NZ 1 Aug 2006
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              In the South Seas
                

              In the South Seas (Hardback)

              By Stevenson, Robert Louis; Stevenson, R. L.; Edited by World Library, 1st; Library, 1stworld

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              Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - FOR nearly ten years my health had been declining; and for some while before I set forth upon my voyage, I believed ...I was come to the afterpiece of life, and had only the nurse and undertaker to expect. It was suggested that I should try the South Seas; and I was not unwilling to visit like a ghost, and be carried like a bale, among scenes that had attracted me in youth and health. I chartered accordingly Dr. Merrit's schooner yacht, the CASCO, seventy-four tons register; sailed from San Francisco towards the end of June 1888, visited the eastern islands, and was left early the next year at Honolulu. Hence, lacking courage to return to my old life of the house and sick-room, I set forth to leeward in a trading schooner, the EQUATOR, of a little over seventy tons, spent four months among the atolls (low coral islands) of the Gilbert group, and reached Samoa towards the close of '89.By that time gratitude and habit were beginning to attach me to the islands; I had gained a competency of strength; I had made friends; I had learned new interests; the time of my voyages had passed like days in fairyland; and I decided to remain. I began to prepare these pages at sea, on a third cruise, in the trading steamer JANET NICOLL. If more days are granted me, they shall be passed where I have found life most pleasant and man most interesting; the axes of my black boys are already clearing the foundations of my future house; and I must learn to address readers from the uttermost parts of the sea.
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              ISBN 9781421808543
              Released NZ 12 Oct 2005
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              Nan Sherwood's Winter Holidays
                 

              Nan Sherwood's Winter Holidays (Hardback)

              By Carr, Annie Roe; Edited by World Library, 1st; Library, 1stworld

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              Ta-ra! ta-ra! ta-ra-ra-ra! ta-rat! Professor Krenner took the silver bugle from his lips while the strain echoed flatly from the opposite, wooded hill. That hill was the Isle of Hope, a small island of a single eminence lying half a mile off the mainland, and not far north of Fre...eling. The shore of Lake Huron was sheathed in ice. It was almost Christmas time. Winter had for some weeks held this part of Michigan in an iron grip. The girls of Lakeview Hall were tasting all the joys of winter sports. The cove at the boathouse (this was the building that some of the Lakeview Hall girls had once believed haunted) was now a smooth, well-scraped skating pond. Between the foot of the hill, on the brow of which the professor stood, and the Isle of Hope, the strait was likewise solidly frozen. The bobsled course was down the hill and across the icy track to the shore of the island.
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              ISBN 9781421820224
              Released NZ 1 Aug 2006
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              In the South Seas
                 

              In the South Seas (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Stevenson, Robert Louis; Stevenson, R. L.; Edited by World Library, 1st; Library, 1stworld

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              Taking to the seas due to failing health, these pages prepared at sea, on a third cruise, describes the authors experiences aboard Dr. Merrit's schooner yacht, the Casco and the trading schooner, the Equator. He also states that if more days are granted to him, they shall be pass...ed where he has found life most pleasant and man most interesting.
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              ISBN 9781595405043
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2004
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              Earth 2 in the Beginning. the End
                

              Earth 2 in the Beginning. the End (Hardback)

              By Dugmore, Anthony; Edited by World Library, 1st; Created by World Publishing, 1st

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              In 2546 the population has risen to 35 billion. All cities and transport systems are underground and vast farms cover the surface. Seven people on a train journey from the UK pass through an underground network of tubes on their way to the Himalayan Mountains. On the journey, the... seven must contend with a catastrophe that will change all their lives forever. During the journey, a meteor strike in Ukraine causes widespread devastation. When the travellers reach their destination, they realise all is not well on the outside and set to work immediately to help other travellers who are arriving. But shortly after the last travellers arrive, a meteor storm starts, pounds the surface of the planet for three days, and ends life on earth as they knew it. After finding they are completely isolated, the remaining few are left to pick up the pieces and create a new civilization in the Himalayan Research Centre. For the lucky survivors, it is a new beginning-one that will challenge everything they know.
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              ISBN 9781421891088
              Released NZ 6 Nov 2009
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              How to Analyze People on Sight
                

              How to Analyze People on Sight (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Benedict, Elsie Lincoln; Benedict, Ralph Paine; Created by World Library, 1st

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              Modern science has proved that the fundamental traits of every individual are indelibly stamped in the shape of his body, head, face and hands-an X-ray by which you can read the characteristics of any person on sight.

              ISBN 9781421891873
              Released NZ 25 Jan 2011
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              Rumors of Shore
                

              Rumors of Shore (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Fisher, Paul; Edited by World Library, 1st; Created by World Publishing, 1st

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              The wildness of the natural world, and of the spirit, just barely contained; the elemental and the ephemeral; a primal darkness full of stars; fistfuls of tart black fruit-this is the stuff out of which Paul Fisher makes his poems, poems that are mysterious and musical and often ...terrifyingly beautiful, carved out of the strange light of this world into luck, luminosities, pearls. -Cecilia Woloch, author of Carpathia When there is no wind, rain / tells vertical stories about the ground, writes Paul Fisher, and in taut poem after taut poem he translates those stories, moving vertically downward through ghost-riddled strata and upward beyond Christ-old sequoia, then horizontally to understand the calligraphy of mice and voles and how, peck by peck, our ragged / world is drawn. His tempestuous marriage to poetry offers more than the usual consolations-it provides celebratory reminders of habitation, intimacy, and the raga, the renga, the unceasing prayer that deepen our lives toward meaning. -Michael Waters, author of Darling Vulgarity Paul Fisher's poems in Rumors of Shore are set with both deference and a gentle yearning in the center of the wonder, mystery and occasionally terrifying randomness and brutality of the natural world. He generously beckons to us, the readers, to join him in his experience of nature, his questions, his sweet hungers: Like a dew-studded seedling / I wanted to wear the rings of wisdom / rippling the heart of a redwood tree. His is a soft, evocative, welcoming voice, resonant with a deep humility toward this world: Sometimes I watch winter geese / veering back through dreams, / wild wings spread / like shadow-puppet hands, /. . .What use is it?. . . / no answer to my question / put to sun and moon and rain. Paul's thrifty, precise use of language, and in particular, metaphor, can astonish us with its unexpected, evocative images of the living world that expand its meaning, its importance, its essentialness: wishful skin, warm wine blooming, t
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              ISBN 9781421891491
              Released NZ 12 May 2010
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              How It Happened
                

              How It Happened (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Bosher, Kate Langley; Edited by World Library, 1st; Library, 1stworld

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              Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - Head on the side and chin uptilted, she held it at arm's-length, turning it now in one direction, now in another, th...en with deliberation she laid it on the floor. I have wanted to do it ever since you were sent me; now I am going to. Hands on hips, she looked down on the high-crown, narrow-brim hat of stiff gray felt which was at her feet, and nodded at it with firmness and decision. It's going to be my Christmas present to myself - getting rid of you. Couldn't anything give me as much pleasure as smashing you is going to give. Good-by - Raising her right foot, Carmencita held it poised for a half-moment over the hated hat, then with long-restrained energy she brought it down on the steeple-crown and crushed it into shapelessness. I wish she could see you now. Another vigorous punch was given, then with a swift movement the battered bunch of dull grayness, with its yellow bird and broken buckle of tarnished steel, was sent in the air, and as it landed across the room the child laughed gaily, ran toward it, and with the tip of her toes tossed it here and there. Sending it now up to the ceiling, now toward the mantel, now kicking it over the table, and now to the top of the window, she danced round and round the room, laughing breathlessly.
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              ISBN 9781421811574
              Released NZ 20 Sep 2005
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