An old woman finds a large peach in a river, and when she and her husband cut it open to eat it, they find a child inside. They are overjoyed to now have a son to ease their lonely days. When the boy is fifteen, he goes off to rid the land of devils who live on an island, and takes a dog, a monkey, and a pheasant with him. He is victorious over the devils and returns home to live happily with his parents.
Becky's life after Rawdon is told to the reader.
Introduction by Theodore Buckley
Mr. Brownlow and Oliver pay a last visit to the ill-fated Fagin.
Razumikhin is embaressed by Raskolikov's behavior. Porfiry questions Raskolikov about the crime at the pawnbrokers.
Munro and Chingachgook mourn their losses. Tamenund laments the end of the Mohican bloodline.
Zeus issues an order to the gods. The Trojans and Greeks continue to battle.
Mariam describes the various personalities staying at Blackwater, including a description of the changes she sees in Laura. Mr. Merriman arrives.
The Civil War brings many changes to Jesse Bentley's life,
Patroclus appears to Achilles in a dream. Following the burial, a series of games is held in Patroclus' honor.
Henry describes the treatment he received while attending West Point.
Rochester has been gone for a week, and Jane is dismayed to learn that he may choose to depart for continental Europe without returning to Thornfield—according to Mrs. Fairfax, he could be gone for more than a year. A week later, however, Mrs. Fairfax receives word that Rochester will arrive in three days with a large group of guests. While she waits, Jane continues to be amazed by the apparently normal relations the strange, self-isolated Grace Poole enjoys with the rest of the staff. Jane also overhears a conversation in which a few of the servants discuss Grace’s high pay, and Jane is certain that she doesn’t know the entire truth about Grace Poole’s role at Thornfield. Rochester arrives at last, accompanied by a party of elegant and aristocratic guests. Jane is forced to join the group but spends the evening watching them from a window seat. Blanche Ingram and her mother are among the party’s members, and they treat Jane with disdain and cruelty. Jane tries to leave the party, but Rochester stops her. He grudgingly allows her to go when he sees the tears brimming in her eyes. He informs her that she must come into the drawing room every evening during his guests’ stay at Thornfield. As they part, Rochester nearly lets slip more than he intends. “Good-night, my—” he says, before biting his lip.
by Jack London
Buck takes Spitz's old spot, proving himself to be very proficient in his new job.
Neville is questioned in regards to Edwin's whereabouts. Mr. Grewgious' delivers the news of Edwin and Rosa's decision not to wed to Jasper.
Eugenie speaks to Danglers about her reservations about marrying Cavalcanti.
The discovery of a secret arrangement is followed by unexpected tragedy.
Jurgis attends another political meeting and is revitalized by the message.
by Thomas Paine
Appendix to the work.
Monsieur Danglers has a harsh talk with Madame Danglers.
Jurgis is sentenced to thirty days in jail. Stanislova visits Jurgis in jail.
Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his deceased business partner. Marley's ghost warns Ebenezer to expect three more visitors.
by Victor Hugo
The year is 1482 and by virtue of Claude Frollo's promotion to archdeacon of Josas, Quasimoto has been appointed the bell ringer, a position that brings him great pleasure as well as great pain.
Jurgis is charged with assault and battery, and spends Christmas Eve in jail.
A battle between the English and French puts the group in harms way as they move towards the fort. Munro and his daughters are reunited.
Becky awakes to find that her situation has changed. Lady Jane gives Sir Pitt a choice. Rawdon receives some favorable news.