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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
4 years ago ·  N/A
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A man that wants to change things about society.

Inside the Crowd

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The story of a man, taking part in a protest. His desire to make a change for the better, proves to be fruitless. However, he never gives up hope and only becomes more presistent in his efforts in passing his message along.
Stella Kosmidou
3 years ago ·  30 mins
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Panagiotis Kounoudis
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In the late nineteenth century Harker is traveling to the Castle Dracula

Dracula

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Sometime in the late nineteenth century, Jonathan Harker, a young English lawyer, is traveling to the Castle Dracula, which is located in Transylvania, in order to finalize a transfer of real estate in England to Count Dracula. Harker becomes extremely nervous when all of the local peasants react in fear after they hear of his destination; nevertheless, he continues on to the castle until he meets an emissary of the Count in the Borgo Pass. The mysterious coach driver continues on to the castle, arriving in pitch darkness, to the accompaniment of howling wolves.
Bram Stoker
4 years ago ·  N/A
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A woman wants a child and when she goes to a witch that's exactly what she gets

Thumbelina

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A woman wants a little child, and when she goes to a witch that's exactly what she gets. Thumbelina is borne of a kernel of barley-corn. Thumbelina lives with the woman who wished for her, with tiny possessions befitting her size. She is pretty and sings beautifully. But one night an ugly old toad steals into the home and sees in Thumbelina a bride for her even uglier son. (Who can only croak, though the mom can speak.) She snatches Thumbelina away from the only home she's known. Thumbelina is held captive on a lily pad in a marsh until some fish - who understand her plight - sever the lily pad, allowing it to float away. Thumbelina's praises are sung by the birds she passes, and she's befriended by a butterfly as she sails downriver on her lily pad boat.
Hans Christian Andersen
4 years ago ·  N/A
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This is a tale that occurred in a space that exists outside of Time’s realm.

A tale of no Time

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Once upon a time, the time stopped for a moment. This is a tale that occurred in a space that exists outside of Time’s realm.
Bill Kateris
3 years ago ·  N/A
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A story of the Baltimore Gun Club, a post-American Civil War society

From the Earth to the Moon

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A he story of the Baltimore Gun Club, a post-American Civil War society of weapons enthusiasts, and their attempts to build an enormous Columbiad space gun and launch three people—the Gun Club's president, his Philadelphian armor-making rival, and a French poet—in a projectile with the goal of a moon landing. The story is also notable in that Verne attempted to do some rough calculations as to the requirements for the cannon and, considering the comparative lack of any data on the subject at the time, some of his figures are surprisingly close to reality. However, his scenario turned out to be impractical for safe manned space travel since a much longer muzzle would have been required to reach escape velocity while limiting acceleration to survivable limits for the passengers.
Jules Verne
4 years ago ·  N/A
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Hurricane ‘Sandy’ hits the eastern coast on 25th Oct 2012

Limit up

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Gary is a young ambitious broker. He lives in Takoma near Seattle. The weather forecast has shown that hurricane Sandy would hit the NY coast in the next few hours. He grabbed the opportunity. He knew what he did. He bought “Corner Constructions” stocks with all the money in the account he was managing. It was a construction company based in New York. Phil was the owner of a small tavern in New Jersey whose all belongings were lost when the eye of the storm hit his neighbour. The stories in news reports and the tragic figure of Phil, touched the avaricious Gary’s heart and changed his life forever.
John Petterson
5 years ago ·  30 mins
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Question 28, A or D: All of the above? A ticket answer to dream and into Harvard

D. All of the above

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Warren is a student from a very poor family from the suburbs of Boston. He is taking the SAT exams that may put him in Harvard. He needs 780 in his math scores to make it. If he gets anything less than 780, he will lose full scholarship and won’t get into Harvard which is something he dreamt all of his life. Question 28 is confusing him. He is between A and D. He is not sure. He is very nervous and sweating. Time is running out! He ticks D: All of the above. Was he right, or wrong? What happens next?
John Petterson
5 years ago ·  30 mins
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