The arrival of the holiday season allows Booker to observe more of the local customs. The school continues to work towards expansion.
The speaker looks back over family history, while placing their own struggles in the larger context of American progress.
Ishael draws on Greek mythology to show the heroic nature of whaling.
Depressed without his friends, George seeks other outlets to distract him from his unsatisfactory life.
by Andrew Lang
A queen and king longed to have a son and promised to send him on a pilgrimage after his eighteenth birthday if St. James were to grant their wish. The had their son and in turn, he set off on his journey. He met his true friend along the way and they survived many hindrances and proved their true friendship in the process.
After a conversation with Bresnahan, Carol's opinion of Will becomes more critical. A visit from Will's friends causes tension in the Kennicott home, eventually resulting in a extreme request by Carol. Bea's departure leaves Carol doing all the housework. Will's proposal of building a new house only leaves Carol more frustrated than before.
by O. Henry
An architect intends to deceive a young woman, unaware of her own deception.
Mr. Dick drops by to see David. Mr. Dick feels compelled to intervene in the Strong's affairs.
By using his wits, a tailor achieves success.
Chapter 3: Relates How Oliver Twist was Very Near Getting a Place Which Would Not Have Been a Sinecure.
Oliver, having been punished for his behavior, begs to stay at the workhouse rather than go with Mr. Gamfield.
Carols discontent with small town life continues to grow. Vida and Carol continue to argue about life in Gopher Prairie.
A description of the time period is presented to the reader.
New characters are introduced, such as Hay Denver and Dr. Walker and his two daughters, all acquainted with Mrs. Westmacott and her nephew. Their relationships are developed through dialogue as they head to the country to get fresh air and exercise.
Elmer, feeling isolated and unhappy, lashes out at George.
by Mark Twain
The abbot and the monks were eager to bathe. The Yankee finds a telephone office in an abandoned hermit’s cave. He calls Arthur and tells him that he will travel to Camelot. When he arrives, the Yankee is disappointed at the king’s choices for his army. The Yankee goes back to the monks and proves another magician a fraud. The Yankee checks on the progress of the king and makes arrangements for a large welcome.
Jekyll’s butler, Poole, comes to Utterson. They consider what to do about the mysterious person in the laboratory. (Longmans, Green and co., 1886)
Ishmael describes various other parts of the whale.
Dr. Manette makes a plea to the mob to spare Darnay's life.
Jurgis returns to his house after he is released from prison, only to find that someone else has bought it. Jurgis finds the family at the Widow Jukniene's house. Ona goes into labor early and the family cannot afford a midwife.
Ruggedo and the Royal Chamberlain look through the magic spyglass and see the adventurers and the dragon coming up the tube. The Nome King and his Chamberlain set out for the tube to attack when the adventurers when the emerge from the tube.
Poem describing the patriotism of a ninety-year old woman as General Stonewall Jackson marches through Frederick, Maryland.
Walter meets Mrs. Catherick, and tries to discover the secret behind her relationship with Sir Percival.
Becky Sharp is introduced to Joseph Sedley.
by Andrew Lang
For saving the daughter of the snake king, a man receives the gift of understanding the language of the beasts and becomes wiser because of this.
The evacuation is halted, but the Captain’s assessment of the ship is not good.