Having recently passed into what my great-grandson Shem calls my Anecdotage, it has occurred to me that perhaps some of the recollections of a more or less extended existence upon this globular mass of dust and water that we are pleased to call the earth, may prove of interest to posterity, and I have accordingly, at the earnest solicitation of my grandson, Noah, and his sons, Shem, Ham and Japhet, consented to put them into permanent literary form. In view of the facts that at this writing, ink and paper and pens have not as yet been invented, and that we have no capable stenographers among our village folk, and that because of my advanced years I should find great difficulty in producing my manuscript on a type-writing machine with my gouty fingers—for, of the luscious fluid of the grape have I been a ready, though never over-abundant, consumer—even if I were familiar with the keyboard of such an instrument, or, if indeed, there were any such instrument to facilitate the work—in view of these facts, I say, I have been compelled to make use of the literary methods of the Egyptians, and with hammer and chisel, to gouge out my "Few Remarks" upon such slabs of stone as I can find upon my native heath.
It is quite interesting, in the light of the contentions of history as to man's earliest realization that the earth is round, to find Methuselah speaking in this fashion. It would seem from this that the real facts had dawned upon the Patriarch's mind even at this early period, and one is therefore disposed to regard as less apocryphal the anecdote recorded in Volume III, Chapter 38, of "The Life and Voyages of Noah," wherein Adam, after being ejected from the Garden of Eden, asked by Cain if he believes the world to be round like an orange, replies...
“As yet it is only an idea, you know,” said Dobbs; “and if you have ever had any experience with ideas, Tenny, you are probably aware that, unless reduced to a practical basis, an idea is of no more value than a theory.”
“True,” Tenafly replied. “I can demonstrate that in five minutes at the Waldoria. For instance, you see, Dobbsy, I have an idea that I am as hungry as a bear, but as yet it is only a theory, from which I derive no substantial benefit. Place a portion of whitebait, a filet Bearnaise, and a quart of Sauterne before me, and—”
“I see,” said Dobbsy. “Come along.”..
It never appeared except on Christmas Eve, and then only as the clock was striking twelve. The owners of Harrowby Hall had done their best to rid themselves of the damp and dewy lady, but she still rose up out of the best bedroom floor at midnight. They had tried stopping the clock, so the ghost would not know when it was midnight; but she made her appearance just the same.
Find out how the heirs of Harrowby Hall attempt to outwit the water ghost, and what happens when they do!
Ages 9 and up.
Educational Versions have exercises designed to meet Common Core standards.
LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.
Think about your love for wonderful and beautiful Christmas stories..Think about how you love to share stories and fairy tales with your children...Think about the excitement both you and they feel when sharing wonderful stories together...
Do you want a collection of amazing, beautifully told Christmas stories and fairy tales? From some the most celebrated writers of all time?
The ‘Must-Have’ Collection - A Huge Collection
In this wonderful collection you get over 30 fantastic Christmas stories, including family favorites, holiday classics and delightful gems from celebrated writers. To delight and surprise both you and your children, for you to share together and become closer together, as a family.
The Night Before Christmas - The classic rhyming story of the visit from Santa Clause by Clement Moore. It included the oft overlooked The Night After Christmas
The Gift Of The Magi - A touching and charming story from the famous writer O. Henry
A Christmas Carol (Scrooge) - The Classic tale from Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens Christmas Stories - A collection of 5 other Christmas stories from Charles Dickens, creator of one of the world’s most well-known Christmas stories, ‘A Christmas Carol’. The stories include, amongst others:
The Christmas Princess
The Christmas Goblins
The Song Of The Star
The Legend Of The Christmas Tree
A Western Christmas In The Old Days
What Christmas Is As We Grow Older
The Life And Adventures Of Santa Claus - A series of whimsical adventures about Santa Clause and how he came to be, and the fantastic adventures he had, all from the creator of The Wizard Of Oz, L. Frank Baum. Some of the stories include:
The Child Of The Forest
Claus Discovers Humanity
Claus Leaves The Forest
The Laughing Valley
How Claus Made The First Toy
The First Journey With The Reindee
When The World Grew Old
The Deputies Of Santa Claus
A Kidnapped Santa Clause
Other Stories In This Collection Include:
The Christmas Angel
The Child Who Had Everything But-
The House Of The Seven Santas
Mr. Kris Kringle. A Christmas Tale.
Sanat Claus’s Partner
Your New Connection With Your Children
Imagine yourself jumping to any section and being able to read the wonderful and whimsical stories to your children... Imagine how you will feel about your children and how close you will all become as a family...
Get This Collection Right Now
This is the best Christmas Stories collection you can get, so get it now and start enjoying and being delighted and mesmerized by the words inside like never before!