Meg and John's marriage experiences another crisis. Marmee's advice yields positive results for Meg and John.
by O. Henry
The author's search for a "man about town" yields surprising results.
Villefort prepares for Benedetto's trial, and then he confronts Madame de Villefort.
This is a greatly abridged children's version of Dickens' 1844 Christmas novella. An old fellow named Trotty thinks the church bells are talking to him when they chime each quarter hour. When he visits the church to see why they are saying things to him he has a dream in which the bells really do speak to him, and the dream changes Trotty’s life.
Amy, realizing that Laurie is heart broken, gently reprimands Laurie for his behavior.
by Mark Twain
With the start of Muff Potter's trial, Huck and Tom remember Muff's kindness.
The prisoners are questioned and moved to a tactical position near the shore. Cora attempts to assist Hawkeye and his companions, but is caught and reprimanded.
by Anne Brontë
The ladies attend church. Agnes shares her views on the preaching of Hatfield and Weston.
The same night, Jane is startled by a sudden cry for help. She hurries into the hallway, where Rochester assures everyone that a servant has merely had a nightmare. After everyone returns to bed, Rochester knocks on Jane’s door. He tells her that he can use her help and asks whether she is afraid of blood. He leads her to the third story of the house and shows her Mr. Mason, who has been stabbed in the arm. Rochester asks Jane to stanch the wound and then leaves, ordering Mason and Jane not to speak to one another. In the silence, Jane gazes at the image of the apostles and Christ’s crucifixion that is painted on the cabinet across from her. Rochester returns with a surgeon, and as the men tend to Mason’s wounds, Rochester sends Jane to find a potion downstairs. He gives some of it to Mason, saying that it will give him heart for an hour. Once Mason is gone, Jane and Rochester stroll in the orchard, and Rochester tells Jane a hypothetical story about a young man who commits a “capital error” in a foreign country and proceeds to lead a life of dissipation in an effort to “obtain relief.” The young man then hopes to redeem himself and live morally with a wife, but convention prevents him from doing so. He asks whether the young man would be justified in “overleaping an obstacle of custom.” Jane’s reply is that such a man should look to God for his redemption, not to another person. Rochester—who obviously has been describing his own situation—asks Jane to reassure him that marrying Blanche would bring him salvation. He then hurries away before she has a chance to answer.
Silver tries to persuade another sailor named Tom to join him and his mutiny. Tom denies and Silver kills him. Jim is frightened and runs deeper into the island.
We discover more about the robin. Mary and Colin are transformed into happy delightful children. Colin has opened the drapes in his room that covered his mother’s portrait.
by Kirk Munroe
The ships are repaired and preparations are made for the travels through the Everglades.
A frightening fairy tale about a cruel man named Blue Beard who won over his wives with his riches and murdered them if they disobeyed his orders.
The author discusses anarchy and a battle between the shapes.
The inwardly tortured minister soon becomes Chillingworth’s greatest puzzle. The doctor relentlessly and mercilessly seeks to find the root of his patient’s condition.
The author recalls a variety of incidents that occurred during his time at West Point, some being more pleasant than others.
Raskolnikov receives news regarding his sister.
by Mark Twain
Huck plays a trick on Jim in order to avoid getting caught sneaking out. Huck joins Tom Sawyer's gang.
Walter describes a trip to Paris where he learns the fate of Count Fosco.
by Jules Verne
Phileas continues to spend time with Aouda as they explore the streets of Hong Kong. Having missed the Carnatic's departure, Phileas is forced to find transport elsewhere. A deal is struck to arrange travel to Shanghai.
A badger kills a farmer’s wife, and the farmer asks a rabbit to get revenge for him.
by Victor Hugo
After discovering that Esmeralda has gone missing, Quasimodo searches the church over and over before returning to her cell. Quasimodo acts out in rage against his master after witnessing the execution of Esmeralda.
Different and effective methods for instructing students in subject of literature.
Mr. Peggotty, determined to find Little Em'ly, asks David for his assistance. Miss Mowcher tells David about her unintentional part in the Peggotty family debacle. Mr. Peggotty and David visit Mrs. Steerforth.