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    True Christians have been persecuted throughout the Church Age, and in some parts of the world continue in great trials. But the Savior is always there providing comfort and strength. No marvel, for Christ warned his followers that this would happen. Here, in Martyr of the Catacombs, we get a glimpse of the heinous persecutions in Ancient Rome and look inside the lives of those Christians whose very lives depended upon the place of refuge beneath the city of Rome. Apprehending Truth presents this Christian classic as a reminder that some remain in harm's way, and a sober warning to the complacent church of the 21st century, persecution of the real Church is an ever increasing possibility. ...read more

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    Aladin est un jeune homme pauvre et sans ressources. Il devient l'élève d'un maître qui dispose de pouvoirs magiques. Au terme d'un long voyage, le maître lui demande d'aller chercher une lampe, en lui confiant pour cela un objet magique mineur. Mais Aladin préfère conserver la lampe pour lui-même : le maître l'abandonne alors dans les ténèbres de la grotte où gisait la lampe, et part. Mais la lampe est hantée par un grand génie... Aladin parvient à maîtriser les pouvoirs de la lampe et devient ainsi riche et puissant. Mais tout ne se passera pas comme prévu.... Le conte est parsemé d'allégories : la lampe et les pouvoirs magiques du maître pourraient symboliser la...read more

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    Ali Baba est un pauvre homme. Un jour, alors qu'Ali coupe du bois, il entend des voix: il se cache derrière un buisson où il entend le chef des quarante voleurs prononcer la formule magique qui permet d'ouvrir une porte dans la roche : « Sésame, ouvre-toi ! » et la formule magique pour la fermer : « Sésame, ferme-toi ! ». Après le départ des bandits, Ali Baba entre dans la grotte, découvre des trésors accumulés et emporte une partie de l'or. Son frère Cassim qui est un riche marchand, est surpris par la fortune soudaine d'Ali Baba. Pour son malheur, Ali Baba lui raconte son aventure...Tout ne se passera pas comme prévu et après bien des épreuves, Ali réussira à profiter...read more

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    "...Showing Curious ways in which the English Language may be made to convey Ideas or obscure them." A collection of unintentionally humorous uses of the English language. Sections of the work: How she is wrote by the Inaccurate, By Advertisers and on Sign-boards, For Epitaphs, By Correspondents, By the Effusive, How she can be oddly wrote, and By the Untutored. (Summary by...read more

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    Afin de ne plus être déçu par les femmes, le sultan Schahriar décide d'épouser une jeune fille chaque jour et de la faire mourir dès le...read more

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    Dinarzade et Schahriar étant toujours pendus à ses lèvres, Scheherazade poursuit ici ses récits captivants, prolongeant ainsi ses jours, nuit après...read more

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    The main frame story concerns a king and his new bride. The king, Shahryar, upon discovering his ex-wife's infidelity executes her and then declares all women to be unfaithful. He begins to marry a succession of virgins only to execute each one the next morning. Scheherazade agrees to marry him and each night, beginning on the night of their marriage, she tells the king a tale but does not end it so that the king keeps her alive in order to hear the next tale. The stories proceed from this original tale; some are framed within other tales, while others begin and end of their own accord. Some editions contain only a few hundred tales, while others include 1001 or more stories and "nights."...read more

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    Verse divisions have been disregarded, and a totally new system of chapters introduced in place of the familiar ones, and it is hoped that this novelty will give fresh interest to the old book. One of the features which will be appreciated is the table of contents, giving the subject of each book and its subdivisions, so that one may readily turn to any Bible story of which he is in...read more

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    This is a collection of stories collected over thousands of years by various authors, translators and scholars. The are an amalgam of mythology and folk tales from the Indian sub-continent, Persia, and Arabia. No original manuscript has ever been found for the collection, but several Versions date the collection's genesis to somewhere between AD 800-900. The stories are wound together under the device of a long series of cliff-hangers told by Shahrazad to her husband Shahryar, to prevent him from executing her. Many tales that have become independently famous come from the Book, among them Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and the voyages of Sinbad the Sailor. This collection comes from the...read more

  • Anonymous

    This is a collection of stories collected over thousands of years by various authors, translators and scholars. The are an amalgam of mythology and folk tales from the Indian sub-continent, Persia, and Arabia. No original manuscript has ever been found for the collection, but several Versions date the collection's genesis to somewhere between AD 800-900. The stories are wound together under the device of a long series of cliff-hangers told by Shahrazad to her husband Shahryar, to prevent him from executing her. Many tales that have become independently famous come from the Book, among them Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and the voyages of Sinbad the Sailor. This collection comes from the...read more

  • Anonymous

    This is a collection of stories collected over thousands of years by various authors, translators and scholars. They are an amalgam of mythology and folk tales from the Indian sub-continent, Persia, and Arabia. No original manuscript has ever been found for the collection, but several Versions date the collection's genesis to somewhere between AD 800-900. The stories are wound together under the device of a long series of cliff-hangers told by Shahrazad to her husband Shahryar, to prevent him from executing her. Many tales that have become independently famous come from the Book, among them Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and the voyages of Sinbad the Sailor. This collection comes from the...read more

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    Apollonius of Tyre is the subject of an ancient short novella, popular during medieval times. Existing in numerous forms in many languages, the text is thought to be translated from an ancient Greek manuscript, now lost. The earliest manuscripts of the tale, in a Latin Version, date from the 9th or 10th century; the most widespread Latin Versions are those of Gottfried von Viterbo, who incorporated it into his Pantheon of 1185 as if it were actual history, and a Version in the Gesta Romanorum. Shakespeare's play Pericles, Prince of Tyre was based in part on Gower's Version, with the change of name probably inspired by Philip Sidney's Arcadia. Apollonius of Tyre was also a source for his...read more

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    An adorable picture book with 29 little lessons in German. Learn many simple phrases, such as "How big the sea is!" and "Have you ever been to the farm?" The English parts of the book are read by Kara, and the German parts by Elli. You can read long and look at the pictures at: http://www.read.gov/books/german.html (Description by...read more

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    This cookbook and reference guide leads the American Housewife through how to make everything from Meat to Common Drinks, as well as helpful tips and tricks for any housewife! Also included in this fine text are sections on Cooking for The Sick, and how to make your own: Essences, Perfumes, Dyes and Soaps. This work also features an extensive section on The Art of Carving-Which covers anything you might need to carve! (Summary by Jennifer...read more

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    Here we were, only a month married, and spending our honeymoon at a most charming summer resort, where there was no excuse for getting out of patience. Everything was beautiful and attractive: Little hotel, strange to say, quite delightful; no fault to find with surroundings and accommodations; my darling Bessie, as sweet as an angel and determined to be happy and to make me happy; everything, in short, calculated to give us a long summer of delight. That is, if Bessie had only been an orphan. But there was her mother, who had joined us on our summer trip, after the first two weeks of unalloyed happiness, and threatened to accompany us through life. (excerpt from chapter...read more

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    LibriVox volunteers bring you 10 recordings of The Christmas Tree by Anonymous. This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 19, 2010 This poem taken from Christmas Entertainments by Alice Maude Kellogg, contianing fancy drills, acrostics, motion songs, tableaux, short plays, recitations in costume for children of five to fifteen years. (from book...read more

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    NOTE: It was translated into English for the first time in 1690 by E. Foxcroft. This translation became the source for many of the modern attempts to improve the original. The translation presented here is that of E....read more

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    The Song of Roland is an epic poem, originally sung in Old French. It tells the story of the Battle of Roncevaux Pass in 778. This is an English translation. (Introduction by Joy...read more

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    A tale from Iceland, 800 years ago. In a dream of quarrels and death The birth of fair Helga is told Cross the north seas ventured for fame At the call of kings, hearth bereft Wounded pride, spawn'd of a sensed slight When tongues fail, sharper blades prevail Falcon soothes the cloak wrapt wound Fair one pines and fades from the light. - Summary by...read more

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    William Tell is an essential figure in Swiss patriotism. He is widely remembered for having shot an apple off of his son's head with a crossbow, but the story has more historical depth. Known as a very strong man and an expert shot, William Tell took part in the resistance against the rule of the Habsburg, the emperors of Austria who had vowed to dominate his country. He was arrested for disobedience, which led to the cruelest punishment a prince could think of. Tell famously succeeded, but this was not to be the end of his tribulation. His struggle for liberty eventually sparked a rebellion which marked History. Rediscover a hero's tale, the story of a central figure in Swiss history;...read more