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Stories of King Arthurs Knights Told to the Children

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More than four hundred years ago, there lived a diligent man called Sir Thomas Malory, who wrote in English words many of the beautiful Welsh tales about King Arthur’s Knights...

Poor Richards Almanac

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A brief biographical sketch of Franklin's life, followed by a collection (published in 1899) of 670 aphorisms, apothegms, or proverbs - short, pithy, instructive sayings - that were scattered throughout...

Jack and the Check Book

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A small collection of timeless and humorous fairy tales.

The Inventions of the Idiot

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This humorous story by the editor of Puck magazine describes how the Idiot sets out to improve the lot of civilized man through his inventions - the lot of barbarian...

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Laughable Lyrics

Laughable Lyrics is the fourth book of nonsense poems, songs, botany and music by Edward Lear. It includes additional files, sheet music .pdf, .midi, Llilypond markup.

More Goops and How Not to Be Them

Gelett Burgess produced this second book on the Goops with entertaining cartoons and caricatures of misbehaving children. The poems describe many different breaches of tact and good manners.

The Story of Doctor Dolittle

In the first of Hugh Lofting's Doctor Dolittle books, we are introduced to the good doctor who gives up treating people after Polynesia, his parrot, teaches him animal languages. His...

Our Little Canadian Cousin

Children's Life in Other Countries Published 1904 - In "Our Little Canadian Cousin," the author's intention is to tell, in a general way and in one defined local setting, the...

Fables in Rhyme for Little Folks

Jean de La Fontaine is known above all for his Fables, which provided a model for subsequent fabulists across Europe and numerous alternative versions in France, and in French regional...

The Submarine Boys' Lightning Cruise; or, The Young Kings of the Deep

Captain Jack Benson and Hal Hastings have been sailing in torpedo submarines. There is new danger that they will have to get used to, having the actual torpedoes onboard! They...

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The Water Ghost and Others

A collection of eight humorist ghost stories of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by John Kendrick Bangs.

The Book of Halloween

This book is intended to give the reader an account of the origin and history of Hallowe'en, how it absorbed some customs belonging to other days in the year, such...

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

Though apparently presenting the reader with a collage of poignant memories, temporal digressions and random anecdotes, the Confessions is a work of immense sophistication and certainly one of the most...

The History of Don Quixote…

Don Quixote is an early novel written by Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Cervantes created a fictional origin for the story in the character of the Morisco historian, Cide...

An Alphabet of History

An alphabet of historical characters presented in poetical form! In their original form, the contents of this book appeared in the Chicago Sunday Tribune, which newspaper is hereby thanked for...

In Brief Authority

Satiric comedy from 1915 about a nouveau riche British family and their nanny who get whisked off to Maerchenland ('the land of Fairy Tales') one evening in a car drawn...

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