To be successful in woodwork construction the possession of two secrets is essential-to know the right joint to use, and to know how to make that joint in the right way. The woodwork structure or the piece of cabinet-work that endures is the one on which skilful hands have combined to carry out what the […]
A collection of ghostly tales, from 1916. Contents: I. The Unknown Quantity Ii. The Armless Man Iii. The Tomtom Clue Iv. The Case Of Sir Alister Moeran V. The Kiss Vi. The Goth Vii. The Last Ascent Viii. The Terror By Night Ix. The Tragedy At The ‘loup Noir’.
Highly illustrated late Victorian children’s book.
There was a man named Mord whose surname was Fiddle; he was the son of Sigvat the Red, and he dwelt at the ‘Vale’ in the Rangrivervales. He was a mighty chief, and a great taker up of suits, and so great a lawyer that no judgments were thought lawful unless he had a hand […]
Here is a nice new book! It is mine. Papa has just given it to me, for this is my birth-day, and I am five years old. Oh, how pretty it is! Here are boys and girls at play, like Willie and me; and here is nurse, with baby on her knee.
How pleasant the parlour looked on the evening of ‘Flaxy’s’ birthday. To be sure it was November, and the wind was setting the poor dying leaves in a miserable shiver with some dreadful story of an iceberg he had just been visiting. But what cared Dicky and Prue, or Dudley and Flaxy, or all the […]
Pearl Bryan was a woman who was murdered in Fort Thomas, Kentucky in 1896. Due to the murder’s gruesome nature, it achieved significant notoriety nationwide. More recently, there have been claims that her ghost haunts the Bobby Mackey’s Music World located in Wilder, Kentucky. Pearl was the daughter of a wealthy farmer in Greencastle, Indiana. […]
John-ny Wil-son and Ned Brown were play-ing at ball one day, and the ball hit John on the hand: he was ve-ry an-gry, and ran af-ter Ned and beat him ve-ry hard. Just then, a man came by and gave John a box on the ear which made him let go of Ned, and he […]
Harald Fairhair was king of Norway when this tale begins. There was a chief in the kingdom in those days and his name was Cormac; one of the Vik-folk by kindred, a great man of high birth. He was the mightiest of champions, and had been with King Harald in many battles. He had a […]
During the maple sugar season of the spring of 1858, a well-to-do farmer, of western New York, whittled out a spiral or augur-like screw-propeller, in miniature, which he thought admirably adapted to the canal. He soon after went to Buffalo, and contracted for a boat to be built, with two of his Archimedean screws for […]
Two illustrated children’s works from the mid-nineteenth century.
There was a man named Onund, the son of Ofeig Clumsyfoot, who was the son of Ivar Horsetail. Onund was the brother of Gudbjorg, the mother of Gudbrand Knob, the father of Asta, the mother of King Olaf the Saint. His mother came from the Upplands, while his father’s relations were mostly in Rogaland and […]
WHOEVER honours the following little Tale with a perusal, will probably anticipate in the Preface, the so-often-framed apology, that it was not written with an intention of being published. Yet stale as the assurance may be, it is in this instance strictly true. It was composed solely at the request, and for the amusement of, […]
Goody Two-Shoes is a children’s story. The story is the origin of the popular phrase ‘goody two-shoes’ often used to describe an overly virtuous person. Goody Two-Shoes is a variation of the Cinderella story. The story was attributed to the Irish author Oliver Goldsmith, though this is disputed. Because Goldsmith frequently wrote for pay, and […]