The first is Adcock's Engineers' Pocket Book, and contains tables of British weights and measures, multiplication and division obtained by inspection, tables of squares and cubes and square and cube roots, and mensuration; tables of the areas and circumferences of circles, &c.; the mechanical powers, animal strength, mills and steam-engines, treatises on hydraulics, pneumatics, heat, &c., and on the strength and heat of materials.
Captain Alcock's Story of his Great Atlantic Flight.
Trenck watched him in utter amazement and he was even more astounded when, an instant later, he saw Bach return with a couple of swords, which he drew out from beneath his uniform.
But the officers were mighty curious to know what ailed Captain Robert Evans (meaning Dawson), fearing he might be ill of the plague; however, on the Don's vowing that he was only sick of a surfeit, Captain Ballcock declared he had guessed it the moment he clapt eyes on him, as he himself had been taken of the same complaint with only eating a dish of pease pudding.
From Bangkok to Bombay. (
that he did not rather say it was SENECA's or mine: and that in some authors, Reserate was to Shut as well as to Open, as the word Barach, say the learned, is in Hebrew both to Bless and Curse.
The removal en bloc of this village from the mouth of the Hudson river to its present site should finally convince the sceptics of the magnitude of America's war effort.
THE END OF THE WAR The prophet who emerges with the most honour from this war is Bloch.
Without saying anything of my intentions to any one, I mounted the railing, and taking hold of the centre rope, just below the upper block, I put one foot on the hook below the lower block, and stepped off just as I did so some one called out "hold on."
+blok and blo+, NED.
To those who do not read Arabic may be recommended the French translation of the Boch=ar=i, of which two volumes are now published: El-Bokahri, les traditions islamiques traduites ... par O. Houdas and W. Marcais.
Pictures by Vera Bock.
CONTENTS IN THE FORESTS OF THE NORTH THE LAW OF LIFE NAM-BOK THE UNVERACIOUS THE MASTER OF MYSTERY THE SUNLANDERS THE SICKNESS OF LONE CHIEF KEESH, THE SON OF KEESH THE DEATH OF LIGOUN LI WAN, THE FAIR THE LEAGUE OF THE OLD MEN IN THE FORESTS OF THE NORTH A weary journey beyond the last scrub timber and straggling copses, into the heart of the Barrens where the niggard North is supposed to deny the Earth, are to be found great sweeps of forests and stretches of smiling land.
Leaves from The golden bough, culled by Lady Frazer; with drawings by H. M. Brock.
This of course brok
The following morning Mr. J. L. Caulk, ex-collector of the oyster port, and about fifty persons, escorted me to the landing, and sent me away with a hearty "Good luck to ye."
Sometimes a bunch of wild-flowers, sometimes birds' eggs, marbles, boxes of chalk, a packet of toffee or barley-sugar, a currant bun, a tin trumpet, a whistle, a jam tart, a penny pistol, and so on, till his mother declared she would have to stop taking them in, as they were getting such an accumulation of them.
I notissed as the youth turned around that he partly opened the wallet, which was chock full of greenbax.
"Did he mention," said the big padre, presently, "the case against my man, Chok Chung?"
Moreover when he woke the next morning at an unconscionably late hour he turned over, looked at the clock, grunted and grinned sleepily and lapsed off again into blissful oblivion, thereby cutting all his morning classes and generally submerging himself in the unregenerate ways of his graceless sophomoric year.
At nightfall the Cock flew up into the branches of a tree to roost, while the Dog curled himself up inside the trunk, which was hollow.
The Croc Bank had around seven thousand crocs at the time I was there.)
Whereupon he again fulfilled the promises of youth, the leadings of his birth star and the promptings of his spirit guides, and told all he knew about the whole Watson family, not forgetting the roses he had taken to her, and Mrs. Crock's diagnosis of it all.
Suppose I set heem now, then go for the doc'?"
We had stowed our new vessel as secure as we could, bringing her up into the creek, where, as I said in the beginning, I landed my rafts from the ship; and hauling her up to the shore, at high-water mark, I made my man Friday dig a little dock, just big enough to hold her, and just deep enough to give her water enough to float in; and then, when the tide was out, we made a strong dam across the end of it, to keep the water out; and so she lay dry, as to the tide, from the sea; and to keep the rain off, we laid a great many boughs of trees, so thick, that she was as well thatched as a house; and thus we waited for the months of November and December, in which I designed to make my adventure.
He taught himself to write, by copying the letters of a printed book as he lay watching his flock on the hillside, and believed that he had reached the utmost pitch of his ambition when he first found that his artless rhymes could touch the heart of the ewe-milker who partook the shelter of his mantle during the passing storm.
frock, PP, MD; +frogge+, PP; +froggis+, pl.,
At 8.30 p.m. on the same day, we spoke to Frau Haack on Nuremberg station.
F.S. HAACKE, Traveling Passenger Agent.
Theodore Haak, a German of the Palatinate, in 1645, proposed, to some inquisitive and learned men, a weekly meeting, for the cultivation of natural knowledge.
HAAKE, GAIL MARTIN, joint author.
Another grand ceremonial occasion, when flowers were specially in request, was the Fontinalia, an important day in Rome, for the wells and fountains were crowned with flowers:-- "Fontinalia festus erat dies Romae, quo in fontes coronas projiciebant, puteosque coronabant, ut a quibus pellucidos liquores at restinguendam sitim acciperent, iisdem gratiam referre hoc situ viderentur."
SEE Hoch, Conrad.
One day, I remember we were to have peas for dinner, with ham hock and corn bread.
The tour would lie through the valleys of the Miami of the lakes, and the Wabash, which interlock at the Fort Wayne summit; then across the Grand Prairie of the Illinois to St. Louis, and up the Illinois River from its mouth to its source.
SEE Hadsell, Harry I. YEIVIN, S. Second preliminary report upon the excavations at Tel Umar, Iraq.
Do you remember, in THE COMPLEAT ANGLER, a remark which Isaak Walton quotes from a certain "Doctor Boteler" about strawberries? "
Never more will we neglect the holy functions; we will vow ourselves to the holy Mother and the saints--' 'And if those ladies wish it,' cried Jacques Richard, 'there shall be as many masses as there are priests to say them in the Hospital of St. Jean.'
"Eh, Jock," I asked the laddie who gave it to me. "
"Did Arthur Pym separate himself, with the half-breed and one of the sailors, from his companions while Captain William Guy had gone to the village of Klock-Klock?"
"It is not unpleasant, sir, from April to November, but the long nights, thick weather, and heavy winds knock off a good deal of the satisfaction for the rest of the year."
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net Title: International Short Stories: French Author: Various Release Date: January 2, 2004 EBook #10577 Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK FRENCH SHORT STORIES *** Produced by Juliet Sutherland, David Schaal and PG Distributed Proofreaders INTERNATIONAL SHORT STORIES COMPILED BY FRANCIS J. REYNOLDS FRENCH 1910 FRENCH STORIES A PIECE OF BREAD By Francois Coppee THE ELIXIR OF LIFE By Honore de Balzac THE AGE FOR LOVE By Paul Bourget MATEO FALCONE By Prosper Merimee THE MIRROR By Catulle Mendes MY NEPHEW JOSEPH By Ludovic Halevy A FOREST BETROTHAL By Erckmann-Chatrian ZADIG THE BABYLONIAN By Francois Marie Arouet de Voltaire ABANDONED By Guy de Maupassant THE GUILTY SECRET By Paul de Kock JEAN MONETTE By Eugene Francois Vidocq SOLANGE By Alexandre Dumas THE BIRDS IN THE LETTER-BOX By Rene Bazin JEAN GOURDON'S FOUR DAYS By Emile Zola BARON DE TRENCK By Clemence Robert THE PASSAGE OF THE RED SEA By Henry Murger THE WOMAN AND THE CAT By Marcel Prevost GIL BLAS AND DR.
SEE DE KOK, WINIFRED.
Now the bravest of the Swedes were these: Arwakki, Keklu-Karl (Kelke-Karl), Krok the Peasant, (from Akr), Gudfast and Gummi from Gislamark.
'--Personal Narrative of Occurrences during Lord Elgin's Second Embassy to China, by H.B. Loch Private Secretary.
Bob always used to lock the door of the new pig pen every night, for, though he knew his pet was quite tame now, he thought, if the door were left open, Squinty might wander away.