George and Myra decide to throw a dinner party the local "intellects".
The Minister of the Police arrives to inform King Louis XVIII that Bonaparte landed near Antibes, and is on his way to Paris.
Mr. Douglass makes his way back to St. Michael's, hoping that Master Thomas will intervene on his behalf.
Evylyn and Harold Piper experience many events throughout their marriage, some pleasant and some tragic.
Phoebe begins to brighten the house with her presence. Hepzibah and Phoebe quarrel, but Hepzibah is persuaded to let Phoebe stay for a few weeks. After making breakfast, Phoebe helps out in the store and sells most of the inventory. Hepzibah is thrilled at Phoebe’s work and gives her a tour of the house.
Monsieur Noirtier speaks to Valentine about her upcoming marriage to Franz.
The author gives a description of his travels across the English countryside.
The Dramatic Club has its first meeting, and Carol finds herself in a position to influence the people of Gopher Prairie. Carol is sure the play will be failure, having witnessed the lack of preparation by the actors.
by Jules Verne
A still shaken Aronnax, is approached by Ned Land with another plan for escape. The crew of the Nautilus become increasingly upset.
Von Kempelen discovers how to turn lead into gold.
The author, being informed of a design to accuse him of high-treason, makes his escape to Blefuscu. His reception there.
The girls each write a letter to their mother.
A Chinese Empress quells an uprising and then has to mend the heavens and the pillars that hold up the sky.
A woman employs Sherlock Holmes to keep watch over her as she takes a mysterious position as a governess. The woman has to comply to bizarre requirements and senses something amiss in the environment of the house.
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.
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
Buck struggles, but continues to prevail. Spitz and Buck nearly come to blows. The sled team continues down the trail, where an undeclared war comes to a dramatic end.
On the day before Christmas a man is caught in a fight and looses a goose and his hat. Sherlock Holmes is trying to figure out who the hat belongs to, when a blue carbuncle is found in the goose.
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.
Thoreau attempts to illustrate the benefits of a simplified lifestyle.
George Willard experiences "a moment of sophistication" and sets out to find Helen White.
The author presents a sermon on the subject of Christmas and self-examination.