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The Circus Boys Across the Continent, Or Making the Start in the S...

By: Edgar B.P. Darlington

Excerpt: Chapter 1. THE BOYS HEAR GOOD NEWS. ?You never can guess it you never can guess the news, Teddy,? cried Phil Forrest, rushing into the gymnasium, his face flushed with excitement. Teddy Tucker, clad in a pair of linen working trunks and a ragged, sleeveless shirt, both garments much the worse for their winter?s wear, was lazily swinging a pair of Indian clubs.

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Tom Swift and His Motor-Boat or the Rivals of Lake Carlopa

By: Victor Appleton

Excerpt: Chapter 1. A MOTOR?BOAT AUCTION ?Where are you going, Tom?? asked Mr. Barton Swift of his son as the young man was slowly pushing his motor?cycle out of the yard toward the country road. ?You look as though you had some object in view.? ?So I have, dad. I'm going over to Lanton.? ?To Lanton? What for?? ?I want to have a look at that motor?boat.?

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The Noble Koran (Quran) : The Romans

By: Transcribed by the Prophet Muhammad

Excerpt: 030.001 Alif. Lam. Mim. 030.002 The Romans have been defeated 030.003 In the nearer land, and they, after their defeat will be victorious 030.004 Within ten years Allah?s is the command in the former case and in the latter and in that day believers will rejoice 030.005 In Allah?s help to victory. He helpeth to victory whom He will. He is the Mighty, the Merciful.

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The Majii

By: Tom Stephens

Excerpt: THE taxi driver whom she addressed had been half asleep behind the wheel of his parked cab, but the text of the woman?s speech was not conducive to further slumber. He sat up straight. The woman asked, ?Have you ever heard of Doc Savage?? ?Who ain't?? growled the driver. ?Say, what kind of a gag?? ?You will take us to Doc Savage,? directed the woman. ?And hurry.?

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The Noble Koran (Quran) : Luqman

By: Transcribed by the Prophet Muhammad

Excerpt: 031.001 Alif. Lam. Mim. 031.002 These are revelations of the wise Scripture, 031.003 A guidance and a mercy for the good, 031.004 Those who establish worship and pay the poor?due and have sure faith in the Hereafter. 031.005 Such have guidance from their Lord. Such are the successful. 031.006 And of mankind is he who payeth for mere pastime of discourse, that he may mislead from Allah?s way without knowledge, and maketh it the butt of mockery. For such there is a shameful doom.

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Dust of Death

By: Tom Stephens

Excerpt: THE PLANE slammed down for a landing in a way that stood the hair on end, and conveyed the thought that the pilot did not care much for his life. The ship sank out of the South American sky in a power dive that made a moan which could be heard for miles. It hauled out, went into a side-slip that seemed more than a ship could stand. Then it landed.

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The Noble Koran (Quran) : Prostration

By: Transcribed by the Prophet Muhammad

Excerpt: 032.001 Alif. Lam. Mim 032.002 The revelation of the Scripture whereof there is no doubt is from the Lord of the Worlds. 032.003 Or say they: He hath invented it ? Nay, but it is the Truth from thy Lord, that thou mayst warn a folk to whom no warner came before thee, that haply they may walk aright. 032.004 Allah it is Who created the heavens and the earth, and that which is between them, in six Days. Then He mounted the Throne. Ye have not, beside Him, a protec...

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Murder Melody

By: Tom Stephens

Excerpt: THE earth shook. Tall fir trees swayed. Brittle branches snapped. Loosened stones clattered from a lighted tower. These bounded and plummeted several hundred feet. They splashed in a turmoil of white-slashed blue water. The tower was a government lookout station. It was concreted at the peak of a rocky wall. Lights of red and white knifed alternately into the misted darkness. Their timed luminance guided shipping into and out of Burrard Inlet, the canyon-deep ha...

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The Noble Koran (Quran) : The Clans

By: Transcribed by the Prophet Muhammad

Excerpt: 033.001 O Prophet! Keep thy duty to Allah and obey not the disbelievers and the hypocrites. Lo! Allah is Knower, Wise. 033.002 And follow that which is inspired in thee from thy Lord. Lo! Allah is Aware of what ye do. 033.003 And put thy trust in Allah, for Allah is sufficient as Trustee. 033.004 Allah hath not assigned unto any man two hearts within his body, nor hath He made your wives whom ye declare (to be your mothers) your mothers, nor hath He made those w...

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The Noble Koran (Quran) : Sheba

By: Transcribed by the Prophet Muhammad

Excerpt: 034.001 Praise be to Allah, unto Whom belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. His is the praise in the Hereafter, and He is the Wise, the Aware. 034.002 He knoweth that which goeth into the earth and that which cometh forth from it, and that descendeth from the heaven and that which ascendeth into it. He is the Merciful, the Forgiving. 034.003 Those who disbelieve say: The Hour will never come unto us. Say: Nay, by my Lord, but it ...

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Murder Mirage

By: Tom Stephens

Excerpt: PATRICK BRENNAN, police patrolman, was the first to see the beautiful woman of glass. Unfortunately, Patrolman Brennan did not live long enough to report the incredible apparition. The policeman died heroically in the discharge of duty. The snow had been pelting down. It had started more than an hour before the lovely, vivid woman was transformed into a horrible, shadowy silhouette in the window of plate glass. The twin phenomena of the snow and the ghastly shad...

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The Noble Koran (Quran) : The Angels

By: Transcribed by the Prophet Muhammad

Excerpt: 035.001 Praise be to Allah, the Creator of the heavens and the earth, Who appointeth the angels messengers having wings two, three and four. He multiplieth in creation what He will. Lo! Allah is Able to do all things. 035.002 That which Allah openeth unto mankind of mercy none can withhold it; and that which He withholdeth none can release thereafter. He is the Mighty, the Wise. 035.003 O mankind! Remember Allah?s grace toward you! Is there any creator other tha...

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Mystery under the Sea

By: Tom Stephens

Excerpt: PARADISE is a beach. It is on Long Island Sound near New York City and, being one of the most convenient spots for swimming, is much frequented during the summer. The patrons are jaded citizens of Manhattan who, having struggled for a living in the great city all week, come for a rest. Paradise Beach was quiet. That was another reason why it was so popular.

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The Noble Koran (Quran) : Ya Sin

By: Transcribed by the Prophet Muhammad

Excerpt: 036.001 Ya Sin. 036.002 By the wise Qur'an, 036.003 Lo! thou art of those sent 036.004 On a straight path, 036.005 A revelation of the Mighty, the Merciful, 036.006 That thou mayst warn a folk whose fathers were not warned, so they are heedless.

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The Metal Master

By: Tom Stephens

Excerpt: DOC SAVAGE?S headquarters in New York City are on the eighty-sixth floor of a ponderous midtown skyscraper. The building is in a business section. Late at night, the region becomes comparatively deserted. There are many dark doorways in the neighborhood. The scared old man lurked in one of these darkened doorways. The old man had something on his mind, something that was worrying him. He crouched in the shadowy entry and devoted his time to peering about. He was...

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The Noble Koran (Quran) : Drawn up in Ranks

By: Transcribed by the Prophet Muhammad

Excerpt: 037.001 By those who set the ranks in battle order 037.002 And those who drive away (the wicked) with reproof 037.003 And those who read (the Word) for a reminder, 037.004 Lo! thy Lord is surely One; 037.005 Lord of the heavens and of the earth and all that is between them, and Lord of the sun?s risings. 037.006 Lo! We have adorned the lowest heaven with an ornament, the planets; 037.007 With security from every froward devil. 037.008 They cannot listen to the H...

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The Men Who Smiled No More

By: Tom Stephens

Excerpt: ?SMILING TONY? TALLIANO was the first to quit laughing. That was only about an hour before he committed the murder. A murder of cold-blooded horror. A murder which had less than one slow second of premeditation. When Smiling Tony quit laughing, a bronze giant of a man was seated on the stone coping of a downtown Manhattan park. Smiling Tony was shining this man?s shoes with an extra flourish and snap to his polishing rag.

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The Noble Koran (Quran) : Sad

By: Transcribed by the Prophet Muhammad

Excerpt: 038.001 Sad. By the renowned Qur'an, 038.002 Nay, but those who disbelieve are in false pride and schism. 038.003 How many a generation We destroyed before them, and they cried out when it was no longer the time for escape! 038.004 And they marvel that a warner from among themselves hath come unto them, and the disbelievers say: This is a wizard, a charlatan. 038.005 Maketh he the gods One God ? Lo! that is an astounding thing. 038.006 The chiefs among them go a...

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The Seven Agate Devils

By: Tom Stephens

Excerpt: SOME ONE who made his living with words once said that drama is everywhere. Presumably, this was intended to mean that many persons contact adventure and fail to recognize it. This was undoubtedly the case at the Los Angeles airport on one particular Monday evening. There was something sinister underway. But no one was sharpeyed enough to realize it.

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The Noble Koran (Quran) : The Troops

By: Transcribed by the Prophet Muhammad

Excerpt: 039.001 The revelation of the Scripture is from Allah, the Mighty, the Wise. 039.002 Lo! We have revealed the Scripture unto thee (Muhammad) with truth; so worship Allah, making religion pure for Him (only). 039.003 Surely pure religion is for Allah only. And those who choose protecting friends beside Him (say): We worship them only that they may bring us near unto Allah. Lo! Allah will judge between them concerning that wherein they differ. Lo! Allah guideth no...

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