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PROMETHEUS

In the early days of the universe, there was a great struggle for empire between Zeus and the Titans. The Titans, giant powers of heaven and earth, were for seizing whatever they wanted, with no more ado than a whirlwind. Prometheus, the wisest of...

Julius Caesar

EARLY two thousand years ago there lived in Rome a man whose name was Julius Cæsar. He was the greatest of all the Romans. Why was he so great? He was a brave warrior, and had conquered many countries for Rome. He was wise in planning and in doing...

A STORY OF ROBIN HOOD

In the rude days of King Rich-ard and King John, there were many great woods in England. The most famous of these was the Sher-wood forest, where the king often went hunting deer. In this forest there lived a band of daring men called out-laws. They...

Story of Hercules

Hercules was the son of Jupiter and Alcmene—a lovely princess, the granddaughter of Perseus and Andromeda. Juno hated her as she did all her mortal rivals, and sought to bring misery and suffering on the unoffending maiden. When she learned that...

HERCULES AND THE WAGONER

HERCULES AND THE WAGONER A Farmer was driving his wagon along a miry country road after a heavy rain. The horses could hardly drag the load through the deep mud, and at last came to a standstill when one of the wheels sank to the hub in a rut. The...

THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND

glancing over my notes of the seventy-odd cases in which I have during the last eight years studied the methods of my friend Sherlock Holmes, I find many tragic, some comic, a large number merely strange, but none commonplace; for, working as he did...

THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE

THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE I HAD called upon my friend Sherlock Holmes upon the second morning after Christmas, with the intention of wishing him the compliments of the season. He was lounging upon the sofa in a purple dressing-gown, a pipe...

THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP

THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP ISA WHITNEY, brother of the late Elias Whitney, D.D., Principal of the Theological College of St. George’s, was much addicted to opium. The habit grew upon him, as I understand, from some foolish freak when he was...

THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS ~ The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

WHEN I glance over my notes and records of the Sherlock Holmes cases between the years ’82 and ’90, I am faced by so many which present strange and interesting features that it is no easy matter to know which to choose and which to leave...

THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY ~ The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY WE were seated at breakfast one morning, my wife and I, when the maid brought in a telegram. It was from Sherlock Holmes and ran in this way: HAVE YOU A COUPLE OF DAYS TO SPARE? HAVE JUST BEEN WIRED FOR FROM THE WEST OF...

A CASE OF IDENTITY ~ The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

A CASE OF IDENTITY “MY dear fellow,” said Sherlock Holmes as we sat on either side of the fire in his lodgings at Baker Street, “life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. We would not dare to...

THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE

THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE I HAD called upon my friend, Mr. Sherlock Holmes, one day in the autumn of last year and found him in deep conversation with a very stout, florid-faced, elderly gentleman with fiery red hair. With an apology for my intrusion, I...

A SCANDAL IN BOHEMIA

A SCANDAL IN BOHEMIA PART I TO Sherlock Holmes she is always the woman. I have seldom heard him mention her under any other name. In his eyes she eclipses and predominates the whole of her sex. It was not that he felt any emotion akin to love for...

ASGARD STORIES ~ TALES FROM NORSE MYTHOLOGY ~ The Hammer of Thor

The Hammer of Thor Sif was the wife of mighty Thor, the thunder-god, and she was very proud of her beautiful golden hair, which she combed and braided with great care. One morning when she awoke she was filled with grief and dismay to find that her...

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