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Daily Deal: Fire from Heaven: 1 (The Novels of Alexander the Great) This author is fantastic at historical fiction.
Amazon review: Charming story about an Orphan Girl of 15, called Lovey Mary, who is put in charge of another ward’s baby, Tommy, when she is thirteen. The “wicked girl” who is Tommy’s mother comes back two years later to claim him and this is where Lovey Mary and Tommy’s adventures begin. Mary and Tommy run away and end up in Cabbage Patch-which is hinted to be the poor side of the town. Mary and Tommy are helped by Miss Hazy, Miss Wiggs (of Miss Wiggs and The Cabbage Patch) and many other residents of Cabbage Patch.
If you like humor ala’ Ma and Pa Kettle, then you’ll enjoy this charming tale.
PS-be forewarned-as many books of the era, the “n” word is used once.
Indian love poems by Rabindranath Tagore. Born in 1861 to an influential Bengali family, Rabindranath Tagore achieved fame as a novelist, playwright, poet, painter, lecturer, politician, and composer. In 1913 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature, the first non-European to achieve such an honor. He died in 1941.
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St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, October 1878, No. 12
These contain some twaddle and some sweet old fashioned fun.
The Essential Guide To Prepping : 45 Survival Tips For Beginners
92 pages, according to the reviews, which are mostly friendly, this is a pretty basic, introductory level only, booklet.
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Mrs Whittelsey’s Magazine for Mothers and Daughters Volume 3
That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones polished after the similitude of a palace.—Bible.
Also available at Gutenberg I like the look of this one. Some articles are more valuable than others, of course, but the useful thing about books this old, as C.S. Lewis said, is that the errors of the age stand out clearly, as does the meat.
The Great Round World And What Is Going On In It, Vol. 1. No. 21, April 1, 1897 A Weekly Magazine for Boys and Girls
I am enjoying this one far too much. It’s really quite fascinating.
Some people have been complaining that Mr. Theodore Roosevelt, the President of the Board of Police, has been giving the men, who want to join the force, such a severe examination that it is almost impossible for half of them to answer the hard questions that are asked.
Mr. Roosevelt declares that it is necessary that policemen should be intelligent men, and have some slight amount of education. He thinks they ought to know a little about the history of this country, and of the laws which they are called to uphold.
He says the questions were only such as a fairly bright child could answer with ease, and that the men who cannot answer them have no business on the force.
To prove the truth of this, he prints a few of the answers made by the rejected policemen, and asks the people who complain to read them, and then let him know whether they would like to have such ignorant men as guardians of the law.
One question was: “Name five of the New England States.”
One man wrote: “England, Ireland, Scotland, Whales, and Cork”; and another, “London, Africa, and New England.”
To the question: “On what instrument is the Government of the United States founded?” one answer was:
“Into what three branches is the Government of the United States divided?” puzzled them sorely.
“Republicans, Dimulcrats, and Popperlists,” seemed the favorite answer.
“What is the highest department of the United States Courts?” also worried them badly.
“The Fire Department,” was written by several.
Others suggested, “Sir Pream’s Court.”
“Why July 4th and February 22d were made legal holidays?” was quite beyond their understanding.
“The day on which George Washington landed and crossed the Delaware”;
“The day on which the President takes his seat”; and
“July Forth was the end of the warre,” were three of the brilliant suggestions.
I think we ought all of us to be very much obliged to Mr. Roosevelt for preventing such ignorant men as these from being set in authority, and having the difficult duties of the police to perform.
Genie H. Rosenfeld.