By L. Frank Baum
In addition to writing The Wizard of ounces, L Frank Baum additionally wrote many different tales, comparable to this excellent choice of fairy stories. nonetheless as stress-free this present day as once they have been written, this excellent assortment will satisfaction all readers.
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Winifred Rudge, a bemused author suffering to get past the runaway luck of her mass-market astrology publication, travels to London to jump-start her new novel a couple of girl who's being haunted through the ghost of Jack the Ripper. Upon her arrival, she unearths that her stepcousin and previous pal John Comestor has disappeared, and a ghostly presence turns out to have taken over his domestic. Is the spirit Winnie's great-great-grandfather, who, relatives legend claims, was once Charles Dickens's formative years concept for Ebenezer Scrooge? may well or not it's the ghostly continues to be of Jack the Ripper? Or a illusion derived from a extra arcane and insidious starting place? Winnie starts off to enquire and reveals herself the unwilling viewers for a drama of specters and colors -- a few from her family's ordinary background and a few from her personal unvanquished past.
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One of the selected has long gone renegade.
Turning his again on all that he as soon as believed, Billos enters the forbidden ebook and lands in a fact that's as overseas to him as water is to grease. a spot referred to as Paradise, Colorado, the place he discovers he has unusual new powers given to him courtesy of a mysterious determine often called Marsuvees Black.
The selected 4 have survived the wilderness, escaped the Black woodland, battled the Horde, and additional a lively refugee to their quantity. yet not anything has ready them for the showdown that Billos, the renegade, will entice them into.
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The next moment it glided back into its cave, followed by the loud thanks of the three hippopotamuses, who slid into the water and immediately began their journey home. The mother’s heart was full of joy; Uncle Nep shivered once or twice as he remembered a glimpse he had caught of Glinkomok; but Keo was as jolly as possible, and, not content to swim with his dignified elders, he dived under their bodies, raced all around them and laughed merrily every inch of the way home. Then all the tribe held high jinks and praised the mighty Glinkomok for befriending their queen’s son.
Then Gouie uttered loud screams of terror, and, spying the Jolly One, who swam near him, he cried: “Save me, Keo! ” “That is not enough,” laughed Keo. ” asked Keo. “I will! I will! ” cried Gouie. ” commanded Keo, remembering that black men have no tusks to swear by. And Gouie swore it by the bones of his grandfather. Then Keo swam to the black one, who clambered upon his back again. In this fashion they came to the bank, where Keo told his mother and all the tribe of the bargain he had made with Gouie, who was to return in a year and a day and become his slave.
He advanced slowly toward Jane Gladys, and the monkey, the leopard, the donkey and the clown all stood around in a circle and watched the bear with much interest. But before the grizzly reached her the child had a sudden thought, and cried out: “Stop! You mustn’t eat me. ” asked the bear, in surprise. “Because I own you. You’re my private property,” she answered. “I don’t see how you make that out,” said the bear, in a disappointed tone. “Why, the book was given to me; my name’s on the front leaf.