Not Alone on the Voyage

She had taken the biggest risk of her life and travelled to a completely different part of the country alone, in order to try to better understand Jack and his life before they knew one another. She had found the strength within herself ...


Author: Anne-Marie Jennings

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781491799536

Category: Fiction

Page: 146

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After five years of marriage, Sandy thought she knew everything about her husband, Jack, until he died suddenly. Destroyed by grief, she sifts through his belongings and discovers a journal he kept from the summer before they met. He writes of his stay in the small town of Holman in the Arctic Circle, so Sandy decides to go in search of answers. Although the people of Holman are hesitant to welcome a stranger, Sandy soon makes the acquaintance of Charliea man who knew her young husband. She wonders why Jack never mentioned the quaint little town, and she begins to wonder if her husband was hiding something. Turns out he was, but itll take a lot of patience for Sandy to uncover the truth. Along her journey, she meets people who not only help her learn more about Jack, but also help her find a strength within herself she never realized she possessed. Charlie becomes a much-needed support as Sandy reads more of Jacks journal, but Charlie has a secret that will change Sandys life forever, perhaps even more than the loss of her husband.

Selected Stories of Morley Roberts

And then I was Jack-all-alone, scramblin' with bleedin' fingers up a rotten wet iron slope, and I stopped when I 'ad 'old of 'er very keel.32 And then I'eard an awful rip and a tearing, and a boom under my feet, and I reckoned the 'ole ...


Author: Roberts, Morley

Publisher: Victorian Secrets Limited

ISBN: 9781906469535

Category: Fiction

Page: 426

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In a career spanning over 50 years, Morley Roberts wrote hundreds of short stories and was one of the most successful operators in the Victorian-Edwardian literary marketplace. His remarkable imagination and willingness to experiment resulted in tales of sailors on the high seas, adventurers in the Australian bush, cowboys in the wild west, saloon society in frontier towns, tramps on the railroad, miners in the mountains of British Columbia, farmers on the South African veld, and writers in men’s clubs. Whatever the setting, Roberts evokes the dangers and challenges his characters face. With an eye for detail and an unerring skill in capturing the vernacular of the desperate characters he portrays, Roberts leads the reader into vividly-drawn masculine worlds. Markus Neacey acknowledges Roberts’s special contribution to the British short story by selecting the best examples from his extensive work. This edition includes: Critical introductionExtensive explanatory footnotesAuthor biographySuggestions for further readingSelection of contemporary reviewsExtracts from Roberts's interviews with The IdlerExtracts from Roberts's A Tramp's Note-bookThe full text of Roberts's lecture, The Sea in Fiction

Children s Literature

But he didn't care a bit for that; up he climbed, and when he got near the top, what do you think he saw? Why, a spade that stood there digging and delving. "Good day!" said Jack. "So you stand here all alone, and dig and delve!


Author: Erle Elsworth Clippinger

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4057664640116

Category: Fiction

Page: 887

View: 989

"Children's Literature" by Erle Elsworth Clippinger, Charles Madison Curry. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Norse popular tales

said Jack. 'So you stand here all alone, and dig and delve!' 'Yes, that's what I do', said the Spade, 'and that's what I've done this many a long day, waiting for you.' 'Well, here I am', said Jack again, as he took the spade and ...


Author: G. W. Dasent

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783748190608

Category: Fiction

Page: 600

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The most careless reader can hardly fail to see that many of the Tales in this volume have the same groundwork as those with which he has been familiar from his earliest youth. They are Nursery Tales, in fact, of the days when there were tales in nurseries-old wives' fables, which have faded away before the light of gas and the power of steam. It is long, indeed, since English nurses told these tales to English children by force of memory and word of mouth. In a written shape, we have long had some of them, at least, in English versions of the Contes de ma Mère l' Oye of Perrault, and the Contes de Fées of Madame D'Aulnoy; those tight-laced, high- heeled tales of the 'teacup times' of Louis XIV and his successors, in which the popular tale appears to as much disadvantage as an artless country girl in the stifling atmosphere of a London theatre. From these foreign sources, after the voice of the English reciter was hushed-and it was hushed in England more than a century ago-our great-grandmothers learnt to tell of Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast, of Little Red Riding-hood and Blue Beard, mingled together in the Cabinet des Fées with Sinbad the Sailor and Aladdin's wondrous lamp; for that was an uncritical age, and its spirit breathed hot and cold, east and west, from all quarters of the globe at once, confusing the traditions and tales of all times and countries into one incongruous mass of fable, as much tangled and knotted as that famous pound of flax which the lassie in one of these Tales is expected to spin into an even wool within four-and-twenty hours.

The Complete Works

You do not speak, I fear, from experience, brother Jack,” answered my father, as he stooped down to tickle the duck under the left ear. ... All alone! Why, Uncle Jack will come here as often as ever, I hope.” Uncle Jack shook his head.


Author: Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4066338116130

Category: Fiction

Page: 15011

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Edward Bulwer-Lytton was an English novelist, poet, playwright and politician. He wrote in a variety of genres, including historical fiction, mystery, romance, the occult, and science fiction. Bulwer-Lytton's literary works were highly popular and bestselling novels at the time. Novels & Novellas: The Last Days of Pompeii The Pilgrims of the Rhine Rienzi, the last of the Roman tribunes Falkland Pelham The Disowned Devereux Paul Clifford Eugene Aram Godolphin Asmodeus at Large Ernest Maltravers Alice, or The Mysteries (A sequel to Ernest Maltravers) Calderon, the Courtier Leila, or The Siege of Granada Zicci: A Tale (A prequel to Zanoni) Zanoni Night and Morning The Last of the Barons Lucretia Harold, the Last of the Saxons The Caxtons: A Family Picture A Strange Story My Novel, or Varieties in English Life The Haunted and the Haunters, or The House and the Brain What Will He Do With It? The Coming Race, or Vril: The Power of the Coming Race Kenelm Chillingly The Parisians Pausanias, the Spartan Short Stories: The Incantation The Brothers Historical Works: Athens: Its Rise and Fall Plays: The Lady of Lyons, or Love and Pride Poetry

The Great Chain on Urantia

The pasture portion of the farm floods every spring, not totally, but all the low spots. ... Jack is alone. 'Alone, alone, all all alone, alone on a wide wide sea.' Daniel is not at all sympathetic to any talk of mediums and psychics; ...


Author: Nicholas P. Snoek

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465365538

Category: Fiction

Page: 414

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Nicholas P. Snoek was born in Holland in 1940; grew up in BC, Canada; took a BA with honours in English at UBC in 1963; a high school teaching certificate in 1968, then turned to public accounting in 1973; went to Ontario in 1976 to work at management accounting in the Tri-City area till 1997, and currently lives in Elliot Lake, ON with his wife Barbara trying to be retired, but he keeps on writing.

Daisy and the Trouble with School Trips

“Now imagine,” said Jack, “that you are all alone in that house. Alone in a room with a creepy, cobwebby painting of a person on the wall.” “Which wall?” asked Gabby. “It doesn't matter which wall,” said Jack. “All that matters is that, ...


Author: Kes Gray

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448198498

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

View: 476

Daisy is going on a school trip to Bobbington Hall, with lots of other children and few teachers. There'll be suits of armour, there'll be olden toilets and there may even be secret passages. Trouble is, can anyone find them? And what happens if they do? The perfect, laugh-out-loud adventure for readers 6+

Harper s New Monthly Magazine

It seemed to Beryl that the gloomy thud “ How long did the poor man ever stay of the sea grew louder and nearer . here all alone ? " " Jack , if burglars should attack us ! “ Oh , I don't know . Six weeks , per- No one within ten miles ...


Author: Henry Mills Alden


ISBN: UCBK:B000331930

Category: American literature


View: 673

Harper's informs a diverse body of readers of cultural, business, political, literary and scientific affairs.

The Fissure King

They came at Jack, all different sizes, end over end or straight toward him. ... And then the door closed, and a moment later vanished, and he was all alone, Jack Shade with his dead wife in his arms—Johnny Lonesome, on the floor of a ...


Author: Rachel Pollack

Publisher: Resurrection House

ISBN: 9781630230845

Category: Fiction

Page: 217

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Inspired equally by the classic TV noir Western, Have Gun, Will Travel, and Vladimir Nabokov’s most daring novel, Pale Fire, multiple award-winning writer Rachel Pollack brings us the adventures of Jack Shade, occult “Traveler” and modern shaman for hire. Jack has a secret, and this hidden part of his past sends him on a journey through spells and gateways to other worlds, each one stranger than the last, filled with such figures as professional Dream Hunters, gangster magicians, an invisible spirit fox named Ray, an elegant Jinni named Archie, and the Queen of Eyes—holder of all oracular power in the world. From the high stakes poker table in the Hôtel de Rêve Noire, to the deadly Forest Of Souls, to a cave where he must trap a sixty-five thousand year old demon, Jack flows in and out of this world. Even when his own dream duplicate hires him to kill himself, Jack is mercury in motion—Jack the Nimble, Jack the Quick—until he runs out of tricks and must face his greatest fear. The Fissure King: A Novel In Five Stories collects the four existing Jack Shade novellas, plus a new story that will require Jack’s greatest sacrifice and change his very existence.


after Maslin, but he got further and further away, leaving Jack all alone and at the mercy of the watchers, who pulled back their hoods to reveal they all wore the face of Matthias. Jack woke up. For a moment the after-image of the ...


Author: Sarah Singleton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781847388865

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 434

Jacinth, Miranda and Jack live in different lands, yet are all connected. Only by combining forces can they turn around the curse that has befallen their families for generations. A group of knights violently wrested a revered relic from an African tribe long ago. Our three protagonists are each descended from a knight - and each of them has a duty to return the stolen lily which gave the knights amazing powers. Powers that have warped and darkened over the centuries, leaving only instability and death in their wake. But a renegade ancestor is determined to retain the lily's power and influence - whatever the cost - and all three children are in terrible danger...