Fernand de Morcerf visits the house of the Count of Monte Cristo.
by Bram Stoker
Jonathan Harker journals about his travel to Dracula’s Castle and the foreboding messages he gets from town folk along the way.
Jekyll’s explanation of events. (Longmans, Green and co., 1886)
by Andrew Lang
A queen marries another man after the king dies and he is especially cruel. He passes a ridiculous law that a man with a golden beard doesn’t abide by. The king goes off to war and his stepson lets the man out and he is therefore blessed by good luck and magical assistance.
Different and effective methods for instructing students in subject of arithmetic.
by Jack London
Now having been promoted, Hump runs the ship with the assistance of Louis. Captain Larsen continues to make life on ship unpleasant for the mutinous sailors. Johnson and Leach bide their time while waiting for another opportunity to take out Captain Larsen. Leach, fearing that death is eminent, asks a favor of Hump.
The author’s economy, and happy life, among the Houyhnhnms. His great improvement in virtue by conversing with them. Their conversations. The author has notice given him by his master, that he must depart from the country. He falls into a swoon for grief; but submits. He contrives and finishes a canoe by the help of a fellow-servant, and puts to sea at a venture.
by Bram Stoker
Lucy is attacked by a tall thin figure and has two puncture marks on her throat. She continues to act strangely in her sleep. Mina hears that Jonathan is in a hospital in the care of Mr. Peter Hopkins. Jonathan requests she join him and marry him there. Dr. Jack Seward tells about the strange behavior he observers from his lunatic client Renfield.
Ishmael describes the various types of whales.
The author presents a sermon on the subject of Christmas and self-examination.
by Andrew Lang
A king is determined to have a child, so his queen sees an old woman who helps her to bear a child through enchantment. There are limitations—the king and queen cannot see their child until she is fourteen. The king decides to break this rule of the contract, and the princess dies. He is then forced to put her body in the church with a sentinel standing guard. However, finding a sentinel starts to become a challenge when those who volunteer disappear. A young smith who wishes to show his bravery is the first to last the night, and his drunken bravery earns him rewards.
Phoebe takes Clifford to the front window to gaze at the street outside. Clifford is horrified at an organ-grinder’s monkey. Phoebe goes to church and, though they dress and attempt to go, Clifford and Hepzibah realize that they cannot go any farther.
by Emily Brontë
Hindley returns for his father's funeral and brings home his wife, Frances, who both disregard Catherine and Heathcliff, until they disappear one day. Upon their return, Hindley threatens Heathcliff with banishment if he ever speaks to Catherine again.
by Kirk Munroe
Mark and Ruth sailed on the Wildfire. The ship catches fire and all must escape on pilot boats. They watch the Wildfire’s destruction. The kids go to New York and see their uncle.
The author permitted to see the grand academy of Lagado. The academy largely described. The arts wherein the professors employ themselves.
by H.G. Wells
The stranger reveils the true nature of his injuries. The situation turns violent. (London, England; Pearson's Magazine, 1897)
by Jack London
After the storms dies down, Maud Brewster joins the sailors for the evening meal, where she makes a request of Captain Larsen. Hump and Maud, having recognized each other as peers, engage in conversation as an agitated Captain Laren looks on.
Brunhild is welcomed home.
Jane goes to Ferndean. From a distance, she sees Rochester reach a hand out of the door, testing for rain. His body looks the same, but his face is desperate and disconsolate. Rochester returns inside, and Jane approaches the house. She knocks, and Mary answers the door. Inside, Jane carries a tray to Rochester, who is unable to see her. When he realizes that Jane is in the room with him, he thinks she must be a ghost or spirit speaking to him. When he catches her hand, he takes her in his arms, and she promises never to leave him. The next morning they walk through the woods, and Jane tells Rochester about her experiences the previous year. She has to assure him that she is not in love with St. John. He asks her again to marry him, and she says yes—they are now free from the specter of Bertha Mason. Rochester tells Jane that a few nights earlier, in a moment of desperation, he called out her name and thought he heard her answer. She does not wish to upset him or excite him in his fragile condition, and so she does not tell him about hearing his voice at Moor House.
Dirk Peters continues to provide assistance to Augustus and Pym.
by Mark Twain
The Yankee reads the first newspaper and is pleased, except for the tone of flippany of the writing. The monks are impressed with the paper and the Yankee is pleased.
Mrs. March departs after receiving word of Mr. March's health. Jo makes a sacrifice to provide for the family.
Chillingworth continues to play mind games with Dimmesdale, making his revenge as terrible as possible.
Phoebe is pulled into the house by Holgrave. After telling her about the Judge, he says he has not gone to the police for fear of implicating Hepzibah and Clifford. He reminds Phoebe that the death of the Judge resemble the death of Uncle Jaffrey, who’s murder was blamed on Clifford thanks to the Judge. Holgrave tells Phoebe he loves her and she reveals her feelings as well. Hepzibah and Clifford return to the house.
A brief explanation of what the Christmas holiday means to the slave. Mr. Douglass is sent to work for Master Freeland.