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Redburn. His First Voyage

Cate: Short Stories  Author:novel 

 \"Wellingborough, as you are going to sea, suppose you take this shooting-jacket of mine along; it\'s just the thing—take it, it will save the expense of another. You see, it\'s quite warm; fine long skirts, stout horn buttons, and plenty of pockets.\" Out of the goodness and simplicity of his heart, thus spoke my elder brother to me...


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Roden\'s Corner

Cate: Short Stories  Author:novel 

 “It is the Professor von Holzen,” said a stout woman who still keeps the egg and butter shop at the corner of St. Jacob Straat in The Hague; she is a Jewess, as, indeed, are most of the denizens of St. Jacob Straat and its neighbour, Bezem Straat, where the fruit-sellers live—“it is the Professor von Holzen, who passes this way once o...


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Returning Home

Cate: Short Stories  Author:novel 

 It is generally supposed that people who live at home,—good domestic people, who love tea and their arm-chairs, and who keep the parlour hearth-rug ever warm,—it is generally supposed that these are the people who value home the most, and best appreciate all the comforts of that cherished institution.  I am inclined to doubt this.  It...


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Roadtown

Cate: Short Stories  Author:novel 

 This book is dedicated to J. Pierpont Morgan, a straight player of a crooked game, who, it is said, played his usual role in the Wall Street manipulations of the Central Railroad of Georgia securities, which adroitly and legally absorbed the small savings and happiness of many unsophisticated investors—an action which, in my case at l...


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Ragged Dick

Cate: Children's Novel  Author:novel 

 \"Ragged Dick\" was contributed as a serial story to the pages of the Schoolmate, a well-known juvenile magazine, during the year 1867. While in course of publication, it was received with so many evidences of favor that it has been rewritten and considerably enlarged, and is now presented to the public as the first volume of a series...


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Ralph Raymond\'s Heir

Cate: Children's Novel  Author:novel 

 A man of middle age, muffled up in an overcoat, got out of a Third Avenue car, just opposite a small drug shop. Quickly glancing up and down the street with a furtive look, as if he wished to avoid recognition from any passerby who might know him, he entered the shop.


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Randy of the River The Adventures of a Young Deckhand

Cate: Children's Novel  Author:novel 

 The majority of stories for boys have their background laid either in the city or the country, or possibly on the ocean, and we have read much about the doings of lads both rich and poor in such locations.


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Rough and Ready

Cate: Children's Novel  Author:novel 

 On the sidewalk in front of the \"Times\" office, facing Printing-House Square, stood a boy of fifteen, with a pile of morning papers under his arm. \"\'Herald,\' \'Times,\' \'Tribune,\' \'World\'!\" he vociferated, with a quick glance at each passer-by.


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Rufus and Rose

Cate: Children's Novel  Author:novel 

 In presenting to the public the last volume of the \"Ragged Dick Series,\" the author desires to return his thanks for the generous reception accorded, both by the press and the public, to these stories of street life. Several of the characters are drawn from life, and nearly all of the incidents are of actual occurrence. Indeed, the ...


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Rupert\'s Ambition

Cate: Children's Novel  Author:novel 

 Rupert Rollins, a tall boy of sixteen, was engaged in folding some pieces of cloth which had been shown during the day to customers. It was the principal salesroom of Tenney & Rhodes, who conducted a large wholesale dry goods house in the lower part of New York city.  


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