3   205 readings 4 min
There was once a child, and he strolled about a good deal, and thought of a number of things. He had a sister, who was a child too, and his constant companion. These two used to wonder all day long. ... [+]

0   163 readings 8 min
 Naturalism    19th Century
A child was standing on a street-corner. He leaned with one shoulder against a high board fence and swayed the other to and fro, the while kicking carelessly at the gravel.
Sunshine beat upon the ... [+]

2   174 readings 3 min
There was a handful of clay in the bank of a river. It was only common clay, coarse and heavy; but it had high thoughts of its own value, and wonderful dreams of the great place which it was to fill ... [+]

2   128 readings 2 min
Palace of St. Nicholas
In the Moon
Christmas Morning

My Dear Susie Clemens,

I have received and read all the letters which you and your little sister have written me... I can read your... [+]

3   153 readings 26 min
 Victorian Literature    19th Century
It was late in November 1456. The snow fell over Paris with rigorous, relentless persistence; sometimes the wind made a sally and scattered it in flying vortices; sometimes there was a lull, and flake... [+]