The final spirit arrives to reveal an ominous future to Ebenezer Scrooge.
by Andrew Lang
How a youth overcomes the seven-headed serpent who has demanded from his nation twenty-four young people each year.
Lord Steyne makes a strong suggestion to Lady Blanche. Becky meets a sympathetic party and continues to make a positive impression.
by Andrew Lang
The adventures of Big Klaus and Little Klaus, and how one overcame the other.
by Jules Verne
Unlike his fellow travelers, Phileas remains calm as the troubled journey continues. Aouda spots a familiar face on the train, prompting Passepartout and Detective Fox to take action.
David brings Mr. Peggotty to the Doctors' Commons. Mr. Spenlow extends an invitation to David. Dora and David's reconciliation results in a secret arrangement.
George Washington's third Annual Address to Congress (now known as the State of the Union Address).
Jekyll’s explanation of events. (Longmans, Green and co., 1886)
A prince and his mother set off into the world after the king’s death. The son is brave and clever, while his mother is a coward. She tricks him to help a robber in order to save her own life. The prince rescues a princess, and in turn is rescued by the princess. They are wed, and would live happily, but curiosity leads them both into trouble once more.The prince must find his way back to the princess and avenge himself against the robber and the wrongs committed by his mother.
The author discusses the history and philosophy of counting.
Mr. Sedley gets his house in order. Jos makes a promise to his father and Amelia. Dobbin makes a declaration to Amelia, but is disappointed with her reaction.
by Anne Brontë
Agnes Grey meets the family for which she will be governess. The mistress and children are not quite what she expected.
The author, by an extraordinary stratagem, prevents an invasion. A high title of honour is conferred upon him. Ambassadors arrive from the emperor of Blefuscu, and sue for peace. The empress’s apartment on fire by an accident; the author instrumental in saving the rest of the palace.
by Anne Brontë
Agnes Grey visits Nancy Brown and has a chance to meet with Mr. Weston. Matilda scolds her for leaving.
Walter pays a largely unsuccessful visit to the lawyer. He is followed, but manages to avoid further detection. A letter arrives for Marian. Walter plans to go to Blackwater.
Miss Pross is reunited with her long lost brother. Carton comes up with a plan to help Darnay and coerces Barsad into helping him.
Starbuck contemplates taking matters into his own hands.
Thomas Jefferson's seventh Annual Address to Congress (now known as the State of the Union Address).
Miss Crawley receives various tokens of appreciation. Lady Jane makes a positive impression.
Macbeth is angered by news of Fleance's escape, has an unexpected dinner guest, and makes plans to visit the witches to learn more of the future.
Because of Uncle Henry’s failing health and poor weather, he and Aunt Em are broke and are going to lose the farm. They tell Dorothy that she will be better off living as a princess in Oz rather than poor with them. Dorothy goes to her room and with the help of Ozma and the Magic Belt, she leaves for Oz.
Newland continues to learn more details about the Countess Olenska's past. The Countess and Newland talk at the Duke's reception.
by Jane Austen
Barton Park is a very open and elegant home, and Sir John and his wife are never without a good many guests. Mrs. Jennings and Colonel Brandon are introduced and described.
Bertuccio tells his story to the Count of Monte Cristo.
by Jack London
After their extended time at sea, Maud and Hump finally reach land.