Itchy Mitch and the Taming of Broken Jaw Junction

The new vegetable-loving sheriff of Broken Jaw Junction outwits outlaws, bank robbers and cattle rustlers--using just a few carrot sticks and celery! But one day, he meets an unexpected and unbeatable foe ...In the year 1885, the sleepy little Nevada town of Broken Jaw Junction is a quiet place--until Old Jake finds gold!Suddenly the town is overrun by outlaws, galoots and trouble makers of all kinds, and there doesn't seem to be a sheriff in the old west who can stop them.That is, until vegetable-loving 'Itchy Mitch' Gardener arrives. He looks like a harmless West Virginia farm boy who would rather just plant tomatoes and hoe weeds than fight outlaws. But somehow he manages to stop quick draws, bank robbers, cattle thieves, claim jumpers and bullies. And he does it all with just a few carrot sticks and celery!It looks like Sheriff Mitch is unstoppable and that law and order and vegetable salad have come to Broken Jaw Junction to stay. But even Itchy Mitch isn't invincible, and one day he meets his match in a most unexpected foe ...
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Bloody Rain - Murder, Madness & the Monsoon

Bloody Rain is a short story set in the 1880s on the sailing ship, Queen Charlotte, in the Hoogly River off the Calcutta and in the Bay of Bengal - a tale of murder, madness and the monsoon.Bloody Rain is a short story set on a sailing ship in the 1880s. The Queen Charlotte was anchored fore and aft off the Calcutta wharves in the Hoogly River, waiting for cargo. She was a fine, three masted iron bark; trim, low and fast on a reach - in all respects, the perfection of the shipbuilder's art. If she had a single great flaw, it was on her quarterdeck in the man that the owners had chosen as captain.Captain John McPherson maintains absolute control over his ship and those who sail upon her. The only one that he cannot control is himself, slipping into murder and madness in the face of the relentless monsoon.
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The Master of Appleby

The summer day was all but spent when Richard Jennifer, riding express, brought me Captain Falconnet schallenge. Twas a dayfall to be marked with a white stone, even in our Carolina calendar. The sun, reaching down to the mountain-girt horizon in the west, rilled all the upper air with the glory of its departing, and the higher leaf plumes of the great maples before my cabin door wrought lustrous patterns in gilded green upon a zenith background of turquoise shot with crimson, like the figurings of some rich old tapestries I had once seen in my field-marshal scastle in the Mark of Moravia.(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.Forgotten Books' Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the aged text. Read books online for free at www.forgottenbooks.org --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The Second Moon

A young couple is forced to abandon their simple lives to uncover the true purpose behind the alien "Prohibitions" imposed upon the surviving human refugees after abandoning their doomed starship and accepting safe harbor in the vast gorge on Syton.If the atmosphere on Conboet’s inner moon hadn’t been poisonous, the human crew of the doomed generation ship, Tanis, might never have taken a second look at the frozen snowball that was Syton, might never have discovered that life could be sustained deep within its vast gorge, midway between the frigid surface, and the geothermal hell thirteen kilometers below. It was there, over thirty years ago, that Second Officer, Avram Elstrada struggled to break through the language barrier to negotiate a settlement agreement with the resident natives—safe harbor as long as humans agreed to follow certain Prohibitions. Foremost among them was the prohibition against the use of superior technology. They would have to give up thousands of years of science and engineering and live in the same agrarian manner as the natives, if they were to live in the Syton gorge. It was their last, best chance of surviving their dying, seven hundred year old starship. And they took it.The Second Moon, is a science fiction adventure that chronicles a young couple forced to abandon their simple lives and overcome treachery, kidnapping, and murder to save their fragile human colony. Struggling with their own fears and shortcomings, they not only discover the true mysterious purpose behind The Prohibitions, but that heroic and noble traits dwell within all races and possibly, even themselves.
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The Man Who Couldn't Sleep

Ten adventures started by a midnight excursion in New York, which move along in a lively, easy manner, with many ingenious and clever features.
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Aurelian; or, Rome in the Third Century

Aurelian - or, Rome in the Third Century is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by William Ware is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of William Ware then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.
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Secret Service; or, Recollections of a City Detective

First published in 1864 by the author of "The Private Detective".
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The Collector

A collector of antiquities gets more than she bargained for when she receives a gift from a former romantic rival that begins a horrific series of events.A 300-line poem about a man who decides to visit such a graveyard in October near midnight, in hopes of seeing a ghost. He stumbles across the field as a storm approaches.I've got to tell you that he sees only parts of what might be a ghost - not a very satisfying result, and then retreats to his car. That's all. Yet this is one of the finest and most affecting modern poems for reading out loud. It will haunt you.
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Wanted—A Match Maker

First edition. Illustrations by Howard Chandler Christy (Reed 94). Paul Leicester Ford (1865-1902) was an American bibliographer, historian, and novelist. He is noted for his bibliographies of the works of many American founding fathers (Ford papers, MssCol 1043, New York Public Library). Decorations by Margaret Armstrong. Frontispiece and four tissue-protected black and white illustrations. Decorations two-toned. Dust jacket tanned and chipped at edges. Gift inscription on front free endpaper.
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Shakespeare 2012 - Part I

William Shakespeare finds himself brought forward in time from 1612 to 2012. He explores London and tries to come to terms with the challenges of his new situation.William Shakespeare is back!According to ancient Mayan prophecies, 2012 is a portentous year for humanity. On the evening of 20th June, the hallowed midsummer night, William Shakespeare finds himself mysteriously transported from London in 1612 to London in 2012.Whilst exploring this shocking, strange new world, Shakespeare unwittingly becomes the only person who can prevent a cataclysmic disaster hitting the UK on the 21st December 2012, the day the Mayans predicted the end of time.Can the Bard save Britain ...?This is the first of five instalments.
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Hayslope Grange

Hayslope Grange - A Tale of the Civil War is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by Emma Leslie is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of Emma Leslie then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.
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Lightship Chronicles Chapter 2 : Rescue Hoppers

Chapter 2 : Rescue Hoppers After the shocking end of the races the night before Andee's neighbor, Nayaa, gives him a hard time. Later both end up turning a simple chore into an outright adventure revealing more secrets about our two adventurous protagonists, and their mysterious world, while Andee is once again confronted by that strange phantasm of a man. Is he real?Lightship Chronicles is a young adult adventure set on a mysterious world. Carpatia is a harsh desert land, but one with spectacular vistas and populated by two very different yet resilient people, the Carpati and the Bitani. Both believe in competing myths of their history. Myths of great ancient battles fought over by a clan of mysterious Sacred Warriors against magical Light-Fairies. Under the glowing warmth of their red-giant sun, it's easy for the Carpati to believe in their beautiful myths. They spend most of their long 36 hour days living a simple farming lifestyle in the Township built on the lower slopes of the mighty Table Mountain. The Bitani meanwhile rule over the Carpati from their futuristic city atop the massive pillar-like tabletop of a mountain, and have a very different, and quite mysterious perspective. For the Carpati the only respite from the drudgery of their simple days are the monthly lightship races. The hovering lightships speed at more than 700kph over a 600km course that runs up the sides of mesas, through the canyons of the Crags, over the 10m waves of the Great Salt sea, over the Long Straight, the Dunes, and through the Eastern Hills and its many giant Baobab threes. It's a spectacular race unlike anything else and the favorite pastime of Andee and his little brother Mykee. Both dream of being lightship pilots while watching the race from their favorite hangout, the 1000m high Outcrop overlooking The Crags. Join the adventure now, because this is growing into an epic tale years into the making. Visit LightshipChronicles.com for more in depth details of the race circuit, including images of the course, the outcrop, and the lightships.
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Kepsteno Rotwo

In the village of Pokot in Kenya, traditional father, Felix struggles to cope as his daughter Matilda decides to reject one of the oldest rituals of their community.It is Christmas 1914. As Europe descends further into the Great War, Christopher Flyte is sent home in disgrace from his school. He returns to the sleepy English village of Alton. It is here that he meets the mysterious traveler, Bailey - a master storyteller who fills the boy's head with stories of King Arthur's time. The more Christopher hears, the more he suspects that Bailey's stories are more than just simple myths. Soon, Christoper is a pawn in a game that has been playing out for centuries....
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Stormy Seas: Rogue Persuasion Book 1

Kira is a beautiful redhead who lives on the docks of England, and dreams of a better life for her and her father! Her experience with vile men of the sea has taught her to trust no one. But when she is kidnapped by vicious pirates, her whole world comes crashing down! Her only choice is to trust the one man she hates more than the pirates, the man who bought her from them!Kira is a beautiful of a redhead who lives on the docks of England, and dreams of a better life for her and her father! Her experience with vile men of the sea has taught her to trust no one. But when she is kidnapped by vicious pirates, her whole world comes crashing down! Her only choice is to trust the one man she hates more than the pirates, the man who bought her from them! Is Kira right to despise a man who would pay to possess her, or will this chaos-filled tale end in true love?Marcus O'Hare is a dazzling man of the world, a Nordic-looking sailor in the Naval Fleet and a dashing rogue. He's brought more than a few women to their knees, but now it's a certain redhead that's causing him trouble. Will Kira's time on Marcus' ship spell the end of her virtue, and her future? Or will their battle of the wills lead to something else entirely? This romantic kidnapping story leads them from the dark streets of a dilapidated dock to the sparkling halls of the Royal Palace.
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