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Samuel Ferguson, Joe and Richard set out to travel across the African continent

Five Weeks in a Balloon

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A scholar and explorer, Dr. Samuel Ferguson, accompanied by his manservant Joe and his friend professional hunter Richard "Dick" Kennedy, sets out to travel across the African continent — still not fully explored — with the help of a balloon filled with hydrogen. He has invented a mechanism that, by eliminating the need to release gas or throw ballast overboard to control his altitude, allows very long trips to be taken. This voyage is meant to link together the voyages of Sir Richard Burton and John Hanning Speke in East Africa with those of Heinrich Barth in the regions of the Sahara and Chad. The trip begins in Zanzibar on the east coast, and passes across Lake Victoria, Lake Chad, Agadez, Timbuktu, Djenné and Ségou to St Louis in modern-day Senegal on the west coast. The book describes the unknown interior of Africa near modern-day Central African Republic as a desert, when it is actually savanna.
Jules Verne
4 years ago ·  N/A
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Decisions, chances & regrets are the footsteps we leave on "The Road" of life

The Road We Are On

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When life takes away your most precious treasure, where do you find the strength to fight back? Regrets and chances intertwine as our heroine tries to forget the happiness of a life long gone... Will love be enough to erase the past and mend a broken heart...
Athena Kapsokavadi
3 years ago ·  N/A
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First sip, smooth and elegant, with a bitter after-taste.

She is my wine

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First sip, smooth and elegant, with a bitter after-taste. Smell, sweet. Second sip, mind and body, with a strong will. I want more. Excitement becomes desire. A glass-full of her. First glass, not enough. Sweet desire, like her, like the wine. Glass by glass … I get drunk. I want to taste her body, I need the sweet alcohol that is her mind. I want to get drunk!
Nick Malekos
4 years ago ·  30 mins
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Huckleberry Finn, a boy with a drunk for a father and his friend Tom Sawyer

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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Huckleberry Finn, a poor boy with a drunken bum for a father, and his friend Tom Sawyer, a middle-class boy with an imagination too active for his own good, found a robber’s stash of gold. As a result of his adventure, Huck gained quite a bit of money, which the bank held for him in trust. Huck was adopted by the Widow Douglas, a kind but stifling woman who lives with her sister, the self-righteous Miss Watson.
Mark Twain
4 years ago ·  N/A
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When Henry Dashwood dies, his second wife and daughters are left with nothing...

Sense and Sensibility

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Sense and Sensibility is a novel by Jane Austen, and was her first published work when it appeared in 1811 under the pseudonym "A Lady". A work of romantic fiction, and a comedy of manners, Sense and Sensibility is set in southwest England, London and Kent between 1792 and 1797 and portrays the life and loves of the Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne. The novel follows the young women to their new home, a meager cottage on a distant relative's property, where they experience love, romance and heartbreak.
Jane Austen
4 years ago ·  N/A
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A simple tale of disaster starring a humble fruit fly and two genius engineers.

Fruit fly

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The story was first published on The Weekly Knob on Medium. https://medium.com/the-weekly-knob/fruit-fly-9c78353ac4c7#.rb9zytuhx This is a flash tale about the intricate delicacies of destruction and chaos through the marvel and wonder of the human intelligence. A technological impossibility rises up through the eons in order to provide its inventors with cheap and affordable energy. The story takes place around a star and two engineers are about to complete the greatest structure ever to be completed. Enjoy.
Stelios Anatolitis
4 years ago ·  N/A
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Alice follows a White Rabbit down a hole and comes upon a great hallway

Alice's adventures in Wonderland

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Alice is sitting with her sister outdoors when she spies a White Rabbit with a pocket watch. Fascinated by the sight, she follows the rabbit down the hole. She falls for a long time, and finds herself in a long hallway full of doors. There is also a key on the table, which unlocks a tiny door; through this door, she spies a beautiful garden. She longs to get there, but the door is too small. Soon, she finds a drink with a note that asks her to drink it. There is later a cake with a note that tells her to eat; Alice uses both, but she cannot seem to get a handle on things, and is always either too large to get through the door or too small to reach the key.
Lewis Carroll
4 years ago ·  N/A
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Panagiotis Kounoudis
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Five men's adventure into the unknown on a mysterious island

Abandoned

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The plot focuses on the adventures of five Americans on an uncharted island in the South Pacific. During the American Civil War, five northern prisoners of war decide to escape, during the siege of Richmond, Virginia, by hijacking a balloon. The escapees are Cyrus Smith, a railroad engineer in the Union army (named Cyrus Harding in Kingston's version); his ex-slave and loyal follower Neb (short for Nebuchadnezzar); Bonadventure Pencroff, a sailor (who is addressed only by his surname. In Kingston's translation, he is named Pencroft); his protégé and adopted son Harbert Brown (called Herbert in some translations); and the journalist Gedéon Spilett (Gideon Spilett in English versions). The company is completed by Cyrus' dog "Top".
Jules Verne
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