The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle – Book Excerpts

The Curse of the Baskervilles “I have in my pocket a manuscript,” said Dr. James Mortimer. “I observed it as you entered the room,” said Holmes. “It is an old manuscript.” “Early eighteenth century, unless it is a forgery.” “How can you say that, sir?” “You have presented an inch or two of it to my examination all the time that you have been talking. It would be a poor expert who could not give the date of a document within a decade or so. You may possibly have read my little monograph upon the subject. I put that at 1730.” “The exact date […]

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The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi – Book Excerpts

The Icarus Girl - Helen Oyeyemi - Book Excerpts

“Jess?” Her mother’s voice sounded through the hallway, mixing with the mustiness around her so well that the sound almost had a smell. To Jess, sitting in the cupboard, the sound of her name was strange, wobbly, misformed, as if she were inside a bottle, or a glass cube, maybe, and Mum was outside it, tapping. I must have been in here too long— “Jessamy!” Her mother’s voice was stern. Jessamy Harrison did not reply. She was sitting inside the cupboard on the landing, where the towels and other linen were kept, saying quietly to herself, I am in the […]

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Attitude is Everything – Book Excerpts

Attitude is Everything by Keith Harrell - Excerpts - Free Download - Nigerian Book Blog

I woke up and realized I was running late. I had to get to the airport to catch a flight. I drove seventy-five to eighty miles per hour to Hartsfield International. I ran up to the ticket counter and told the clerk I was running late: “Quick, I’ve got to catch the plane to San Francisco. Tell me the gate number.” “You’re going out of Concourse D. You’ve only got fifteen minutes,” he said. “I don’t think you’re going to make it.”     I’m not going to make it talking to you, so would you please give me my […]

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