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Summaries of Eleven Legends By Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer
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This e-book treats the following legends of Gustavo Adolfo Becquer: The Green Eyes, The Kiss, El Miserere, The Cross of the Devil, The Moonbeam, The White Roe Deer, The Promise, and four more. They... More > contain all the essentials of the plots. For those who have not yet read Becquer's work, this e-book is a good introduction. For those who are acquainted with his works, it is an excellent review.< Less
Stories to Brighten a Cloudy Day
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This collection contains a story about a merciful vampire, a violinist kidnapped by a Satanist cult, an unusual wild west story, a strange Super Bowl game, a fearful girl who finds courage in love,... More > an intrepid mountain climber, a compassionate daughter of the Lorelei, the vicissitudes of a colony planted on the satellite Titan, a strange double marriage, and a father who inspired confidence.< Less
Summaries of Tales of Washington Irving and Other American Authors
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Included are the following works of Washington Irving: “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” ”Rip Van Winkle,” “The Student of Salamanca,” “The Devil and Tom... More > Walker,” “The Spectre Bridegroom,” “Philip of Pokanoket,” and “Geoffrey Crayon Sails to Liverpool.” Also included are “The Prince and the Pauper” by Mark Twain, “The Griffin and the Minor Canon” by Frank Stockton, “The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky” by Stephen Crane, “Evangeline” by Longfellow, and “The Turn of the Screw” by Henry James. All the essentials of the plots are presented, as well as a few critical comments.< Less
Notes On Various Classics By British Authors
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This e-book presents critical comments and summaries of seven plays of William Shakespeare, including “Julius Caesar,” “Macbeth, “Hamlet,” and “A Midsummer... More > Night’s Dream.” Also treated are “The Rivals” by Sheridan, “The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus” by Marlowe, “Pilgrim’s Progress” by Bunyan, “Robinson Crusoe” by Defoe, “Paradise Regained” by Milton, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” by Coleridge, “A Christmas Carol” by Dickens, and “Beowulf.” For children, there are summaries of “Alice in Wonderland,” “Through the Looking Glass,” “Gulliver’s Travels,” and Kipling’s “The Second Jungle Book.” Several short stories are also presented: one by Joseph Addison, one by Wilkie Collins, two by Robert Louis Stevenson, and twelve by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This e-book is an excellent introduction to these authors.< Less
Summaries of Short Stories of O. Henry
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O. Henry specialized in surprise endings. In “Makes the Whole World Kin,” a burglar enters a house, but after conversing with the owner, decided to buy him a drink instead of robbing... More > him. In “Squaring the Circle,” an unusual chain of events reconciles a man to his enemy. “The Unfinished Story” is a bitter satire. Other stories treated are “The Roads We Take,” Phoebe,” “The Gift of the Magi,” “Mammon and the Archer,” “The Last Leaf,” etc. For those who have not yet read O. Henry’s story, this is a good introduction. For those who have read this author, it is a good review.< Less
Christian Stories That Make You Think Second Edition
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Several stories are imaginative elaborations of Biblical accounts. How did it happen that St. Paul was acquitted when he was tried before the Emperor Nero? If someone discovered the remains of the... More > tree of life, would he live forever, as a German intellectual did in one of these stories? Another story elaborates on the Tower of Babel, and still another is a sequel to it. The Septuagint and the Vulgate Bibles tell us about Susanna. This e-book elaborates, giving identities to her accusers and assigning them different characters. Other stories are interesting tales of Christian life. Did Hitler fake his death at the end of WWII? Did he become a Christian and attempt to make amends for the evil that he had done? In another story, the Lord allowed Samiel (the devil) to tempt Tamera, but she resisted faithfully. Another story shows how two enemies became close friends. Two stories are factual, except that the names and places have been changed.< Less
Stories to Brighten a Cloudy Day Second Edition
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“The Sinister Violinist” is a marvelous story about a famous violin virtuoso. People thought that he had made a pact with the devil. This got him into serious trouble. Another story... More > concerns a merciful vampire. You will also find out how the 2032 Superbowl will turn out. Another is a wild west tale with a quirk. My favorite is “A Troubled Girl Finds Courage in Love.” You will also learn about what happened when earthlings colonized Titan, a satellite of Saturn, with allusions to the historical founding of New Ulm, Minnesota. “The Proud Pig” is a fanciful animal story with a very realistic ending. The last section is factual autobiography, without any alterations. This e-book is not only interesting, but economical.< Less
A Look At Musical Treasures of Bygone Eras Second Edition
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This edition contains all the works published in the first edition: works of Borodin, Mussorgsky, Liszt,Engelbert Humperdinck Johann Sebastian Bach,Adolphe Adam, Veracini, Philippe Nicolai, and a few... More > Mexican composers. New in this edition is an article on Paderewski, a famous violinist, an excellent composer, and a Polish patriot. Also treated is the St. Matthew Passion of J. S. Bach, plus arias of Puccini’s Turandot and Rossini’s Semiramide.< Less
Interesting Plants My Personal Observations
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The first two articles treat copra production in the Philippines and growing bananas in the Philippines. Also treated are personal experiences with papaya plants, sweet potatoes, iipil-iipil, Aloe... More > vera, pinto peam, dandelion, eggplant, Brugmansia, the polka-dot plant, lemon grass, kangkong, chayote, basil, alugbati bitter gourd, and Bermuda grass. These are good articles for those who are beginning to sstudy botany. They contain solid scientific information, and many scientific terms are explained. In several cases, I explained the the Greek and Latin origin of scientific names of the plants. I believe that God created these plants in the beginning, and this is important background information when approaching these articles. However, not much philosophy occurs in these articles.< Less
A Simple and Abbreviated Presentation of the Biblical Book of Hebrews
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The sacred writer glorifies Jesus, the Son of God and the Savior of the world. He our great High Priest, after the order of Melchizedek. His high priesthood is superior to that of Aaron. While Aaron... More > and his descendants had to repeat their sacrifices year after year, Jesus offered His own sinless self as a sacrifice. His one single sacrifice is sufficient to forgive all sins, past, present, and future. The sacred writer offers a host of illustrations and exhortations designed to underscore the surpassing excellence of the Son of God.< Less
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