The Mucker spent his life fighting. He fought his way out of the worst of Chicago's slums; he fought his way out of a jail sentence for a murder he didn't commit. Then, forced to fight for his freedom, destiny led him through a startling series of further adventures to Mexico -- and a fight for his life in the middle of a bloody revolution. Like two thieves they crept along in the shadow of the canyon wall. Inwardly Billy cursed the darkness of the night which hid fro..
Between Conniston, of His Majesty's Royal Northwest Mounted Police, and Keith, the outlaw, there was a striking physical and facial resemblance. Both had observed it, of course. It gave them a sort of confidence in each other. Between them it hovered in a subtle and unanalyzed presence that was constantly suggesting to Conniston a line of action that would have made him a traitor to his oath of duty. For nearly a month he had crushed down the whispered temptings of this t..
The scene is 17th century Boston. Beautiful, dark-haired Hester Prynne, the heroine, gives birth to an illegitimate child. Persecuted by the church and the puritanical townspeople she is placed on trial for adultery. Proud, strong, intensely loyal, she defiantly refuses to name the father of the child. Her infuriated persecutors condemn her to a lifetime of public ridicule by forcing her to sew a scarlet letter "A" on the bosom of all her clothes. The father is even..
Born in India, Mary Lennox is a sickly, self-centered, spoiled child. Orphaned by a cholera epidemic, she is sent to Misselthwaite Manor, England, to live with her uncle and his ailing son, Colin. While there, Mary becomes aware of a mysterious and secret garden that no one has seen in ten years. She searches for it intently and is awed when she finds it. It was the sweetest, most mysterious looking place anyone could imagine. With the help of Colin, the garden becomes a plac..
Strangers aren't well received in the Mutton Hollow neighborhood of the Ozarks. But there was something different about this old gentleman. The cut of his clothes revealed he was obviously from the world beyond the ridges. He carried himself with the unconscious air of one long used to power and influence. His face was marked deeply by pride; pride of birth; of intellect, of culture; but there was more, the countenance of one fairly staggering under a burden of disappoint..
This time it is the son of Tarzan, the young Lord Greystoke, who leads us away from the sheltered shores of 19th century England, back to the primitive jungle. Young Lord Greystoke quickly asserts his natural authority in the jungle the way an heir-apparent might ascend a throne but not without a few painful learnings. Accepted by his fellow primates, they rename him, Korak “the killer.” He is as powerful as he is clever. Though his transformation is successful, i..
The Swiss Family Robinson recounts the adventures of a father, mother, and four sons marooned on a tropical island. The story unfolds beginning with the tragic storm that claims their ship and the lives of the captain and crew, continuing with their own harrowing battle with the elements and dangerous landing on the remote island shore, and onward through their ingenious use of the materials at hand to survive. They encounter adventure after adventure, with discovery followin..
For Jack Hale the Cumberland country on the borders of Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee meant the way to great riches. As the advance man for British Mining interests, Hale was in the Kentucky hills to buy coal mining rights from the mountain folk. Hale’s chance meeting with a young mountain girl has a dramatic impact upon both their lives, sending each of them onto opposite paths before they converge again much later. In a land of feuds and shifting loyalties Hale freq..
Before the railroad's thin lines of steel bit their way up through the wilderness, Athabasca Landing was the picturesque threshold over which one must step who would enter into the mystery and adventure of the great white North. It is still Iskwatam - the "door" which opens to the lower reaches of the Athabasca, the Slave, and the Mackenzie. It is somewhat difficult to find on the map, yet it is there, because its history is written in more than a hundred and fo..
Mr. Mole, Mr. Water Rat and Mr. Badger are just a few of the animals that assume the roles of people in this charming, pleasant story for listener of all ages. When Mr. Toad of Toad Hall comes on the scene and acquires a motor-car, the real fun begins. "Ho! Ho! I am the Toad, sit still and you shall know what driving really is, for you are in the hands of the famous, the skillful, the entirely fearless Toad!"
Tom Swift is hired by a film company to invent a new kind of moving picture camera: "small and light with electric power, a regular wizard camera." Follow Tom as he takes it to Africa and India to film action pictures of wild animals, herds of elephants, scenes of native wars, earthquakes, and eruptions of volcanoes. The excitement begins on the sea voyage and continues on to Africa where Tom does his filming from a balloon...
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High-spirited young Tom Swift is off on another of his many exciting adventures. This time he's in search of gold in an underground lost city. Tom finds the lost city in a remote area of Mexico, and he finds the gold. Getting into the city was difficult for the adventurers, but when they try to get out, then their real adventure begins. Tom and his companions find themselves trapped in an underground city which contains as many traps and mazes as an Egyptian pyramid.
Here's another light-hearted adventure in this popular series of entertaining stories about Tom Swift and his latest inventions. This time it's an electric car. Tom is intent on building an electric car capable of beating all other electrics currently in production. But primarily, he has a personal goal and challenge. He wants to race his chief rival, Andy Foger, and beat him badly. Herein lies an exciting account of how automobile races were conducted in the early 19..
This time Tom Swift is off to Alaska to hunt for the valley of gold. His friend Abe Abercrombie, an old miner, claims to know approximately where it lies: "up where the icebergs and caves of ice are." But he needs Tom and his airplane to help him locate the exact spot. Unknown to Tom, his chief rival, Andy Foger, gets wind of the project and vows to beat Tom to the prize. Unknown to both are the Alaskan natives who will kill to protect their gold...