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Mars is My Destination by LONG, Frank Belknap


… Earth’s first colony in Space. Men killed for the coveted ticket that allowed them to go there. And, once there, the killing went on….


… Ralph Graham’s goal since boyhood—and he was Mars-bound with authority that put the whole planet in his pocket—if he could live long enough to assert it!


… source of incalculable wealth for humanity—and deadly danger for those who tried to get it!


… in Earth’s night sky, a symbol of the god of war—in this tense novel of the future, a vivid setting for stirring action! – From the Book Blurb
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Prophet, The by GIBRAN, Kahlil

The prophet Al Mustafa, before leaving the city where he has been living twelve years, stops to address the people. They call out for his words of wisdom on many sides of the human condition, and he addresses them in terms of love and care. He has much to offer from his observations of the people, and he illustrates with images they can relate to.

The author, Gibran, was influenced by the Maronites, the Sufis, and the Baha’i. His philosophy, though deist, is primarily aimed at the good within ourselves, and the common-sense ways in which we can unlock it. An illustration from his chapter on Friendship:

“And let your best be for your friend.
If he must know the ebb of your tide, let him know its flood also.
For what is your friend that you should seek him with hours to kill?
Seek him always with hours to live.”

The prophet’s gentle words have inspired their translation into over 108 languages. Listen to them with an open mind. You may find some burdens and frustrations hidden within you eased.
– Summary by Mark
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Trelawny of the Wells by PINERO, Arthur Wing

A theater, various actors and actresses, their admirers, financial backers, etc. The star Rose Trelawny wants to leave the stage for love, but it is not an easy thing to fit into conventional society after a life onstage. And not easy to go back to the stage either. – Summary by ToddHW

Cast list:

Tom Wrench: Tomas Peter
Ferdinand Gadd: Roger Melin
James Telfer: Patrick Wallace
Augustus Colpoys: alanmapstone
Rose Trelawny: Eva Davis
Avonia Bunn: Leanne Yau
Mrs Telfer (Miss Violet Sylvester): Susan Ferman
Imogen Parrott: Sonia
O’Dwyer: AidanVox
The Gentleman (Mr Denzil): Tom Shortland
The Lady (Miss Brewster): adr6090
Vice-Chancellor Sir William Gower, Kt: ToddHW
Arthur Gower, his grandchild: Nemo
Clara de Foenix, his grandchild: Sandra Schmit
Miss Trafalgar Gower: Foon
Captain de Foenix: Peter Musgrove
Mrs Mossop: TJ Burns
Mr Ablett: Treefairy
Charles: Peter Musgrove
Sarah: Availle
Stage Directions: Larry Wilson
Edited by: ToddHW

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World’s Famous Orations, Vol. IV: Great Britain – II, The by Various Authors

In 1906, William Jennings Bryan, himself a famous American orator, and Francis Whiting Halsey published a series of the most famous orations of all time. They are ordered by both geographic area and time period, ranging from Ancient Greece to their contemporary United States. The third, fourth, and fifth volumes of this collection concern British speakers. The speeches contained in this third volume are ordered chronologically. We begin in the year 1781 with a speech on the war in America, and end this volume in the middle of the 19th century with a speech on the “Trent” Affair. – Summary by Carolin
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In New England Fields and Woods by ROBINSON, Rowland E.

Born in rural Vermont in 1833, and nearly unknown to today’s readers, Rowland Evans Robinson was once one of Vermont’s best-known writers. A talented artist, he drew cartoons in New York City for the “funny papers” before returning to Vermont, where he authored nearly a dozen widely-read books on nature and rural farm life. Poor vision progressed to blindness between the ages of 44 and 60, yet he continued to write with the aid of his wife, Anna. This collection of short essays follows New England’s changing seasons and moods in all its natural beauty. – Summary by Nemo
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