Category Archives: Stories

October 19

Halloween Edition: “Dracula – Chapter 13

CHAPTER XIII DR. SEWARD’S DIARY—continued. THE funeral was arranged for the next succeeding day, so that Lucy and her mother might be buried together. I attended to all the ghastly formalities, and the urbane undertaker proved that his staff were afflicted—or blessed—with something of his own obsequious suavity. Even the woman who performed the last offices […]

October 17

Halloween Edition: “Dracula – Chapter 11” by Bram Stoker

CHAPTER XI Lucy Westenra’s Diary. 12 September.—How good they all are to me. I quite love that dear Dr. Van Helsing. I wonder why he was so anxious about these flowers. He positively frightened me, he was so fierce. And yet he must have been right, for I feel comfort from them already. Somehow, I […]

October 11

Halloween Edition: “Dracula – Chapter 6” by Bram Stoker

CHAPTER VI MINA MURRAY’S JOURNAL 24 July. Whitby.—Lucy met me at the station, looking sweeter and lovelier than ever, and we drove up to the house at the Crescent in which they have rooms. This is a lovely place. The little river, the Esk, runs through a deep valley, which broadens out as it comes […]

October 10

Halloween Edition: “Dracula – Chapter 5” by Bram Stoker

CHAPTER V Letter from Miss Mina Murray to Miss Lucy Westenra. “9 May. “My dearest Lucy,— “Forgive my long delay in writing, but I have been simply overwhelmed with work. The life of an assistant schoolmistress is sometimes trying. I am longing to be with you, and by the sea, where we can talk together […]

October 05

Halloween Edition: “Dracula: Chapter 4” By Bram Stoker

CHAPTER IV JONATHAN HARKER’S JOURNAL—continued I AWOKE in my own bed. If it be that I had not dreamt, the Count must have carried me here. I tried to satisfy myself on the subject, but could not arrive at any unquestionable result. To be sure, there were certain small evidences, such as that my clothes were folded […]

October 04

Halloween Edition – “Dracula: Chapter 3” by Bram Stoker

CHAPTER III JONATHAN HARKER’S JOURNAL—continued WHEN I found that I was a prisoner a sort of wild feeling came over me. I rushed up and down the stairs, trying every door and peering out of every window I could find; but after a little the conviction of my helplessness overpowered all other feelings. When I look […]

October 03

Halloween Edition – “Dracula: Chapter 2” by Bram Stoker

CHAPTER II JONATHAN HARKER’S JOURNAL—continued 5 May.—I must have been asleep, for certainly if I had been fully awake I must have noticed the approach of such a remarkable place. In the gloom the courtyard looked of considerable size, and as several dark ways led from it under great round arches, it perhaps seemed bigger […]

October 02

Halloween Edition: “Dracula – Chapter 1” by Bram Stoker

CHAPTER I JONATHAN HARKER’S JOURNAL (Kept in shorthand.) 3 May. Bistritz.—Left Munich at 8:35 P. M., on 1st May, arriving at Vienna early next morning; should have arrived at 6:46, but train was an hour late. Buda-Pesth seems a wonderful place, from the glimpse which I got of it from the train and the little I […]

September 28

The Gods of Mars – “Chapter 2: A Forest Battle” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER II A FOREST BATTLE Tars Tarkas and I found no time for an exchange of experiences as we stood there before the great boulder surrounded by the corpses of our grotesque assailants, for from all directions down the broad valley was streaming a perfect torrent of terrifying creatures in response to the weird call […]

September 27

The Gods of Mars – “Chapter 1: The Plant Men” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER I THE PLANT MEN As I stood upon the bluff before my cottage on that clear cold night in the early part of March, 1886, the noble Hudson flowing like the grey and silent spectre of a dead river below me, I felt again the strange, compelling influence of the mighty god of war, […]

September 25

The Gods of Mars – “Foreword” by Edgar Rick Burroughs

FOREWORD Twelve years had passed since I had laid the body of my great-uncle, Captain John Carter, of Virginia, away from the sight of men in that strange mausoleum in the old cemetery at Richmond. Often had I pondered on the odd instructions he had left me governing the construction of his mighty tomb, and […]

September 20

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 28: At the Arizona Cave” (Final Chapter) by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XXVIII AT THE ARIZONA CAVE It was dark when I opened my eyes again. Strange, stiff garments were upon my body; garments that cracked and powdered away from me as I rose to a sitting posture. I felt myself over from head to foot and from head to foot I was clothed, though when […]

September 19

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 27: From Joy to Death” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XXVII FROM JOY TO DEATH For ten days the hordes of Thark and their wild allies were feasted and entertained, and, then, loaded with costly presents and escorted by ten thousand soldiers of Helium commanded by Mors Kajak, they started on the return journey to their own lands. The jed of lesser Helium with […]

September 18

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 26: Through Carnage To Joy” By Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XXVI THROUGH CARNAGE TO JOY Sometime later Tars Tarkas and Kantos Kan returned to report that Zodanga had been completely reduced. Her forces were entirely destroyed or captured, and no further resistance was to be expected from within. Several battleships had escaped, but there were thousands of war and merchant vessels under guard of […]

September 14

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 25: The Looting of Zodanga” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XXV THE LOOTING OF ZODANGA As the great gate where I stood swung open my fifty Tharks, headed by Tars Tarkas himself, rode in upon their mighty thoats. I led them to the palace walls, which I negotiated easily without assistance. Once inside, however, the gate gave me considerable trouble, but I finally was […]

September 12

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 24: Tars Tarkas Finds a Friend” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XXIV TARS TARKAS FINDS A FRIEND About noon I passed low over a great dead city of ancient Mars, and as I skimmed out across the plain beyond I came full upon several thousand green warriors engaged in a terrific battle. Scarcely had I seen them than a volley of shots was directed at […]

September 11

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 23: Lost in the Sky” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XXIII LOST IN THE SKY Without effort at concealment I hastened to the vicinity of our quarters, where I felt sure I should find Kantos Kan. As I neared the building I became more careful, as I judged, and rightly, that the place would be guarded. Several men in civilian metal loitered near the […]

September 07

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 22: I Find Dejah” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XXII I FIND DEJAH The major-domo to whom I reported had been given instructions to station me near the person of the jeddak, who, in time of war, is always in great danger of assassination, as the rule that all is fair in war seems to constitute the entire ethics of Martian conflict. He […]

September 06

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 21: An Air Scout For Zodanga” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XXI AN AIR SCOUT FOR ZODANGA As I proceeded on my journey toward Zodanga many strange and interesting sights arrested my attention, and at the several farm houses where I stopped I learned a number of new and instructive things concerning the methods and manners of Barsoom. The water which supplies the farms of […]

September 05

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 20: In The Atmosphere Factory” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XX IN THE ATMOSPHERE FACTORY For two days I waited there for Kantos Kan, but as he did not come I started off on foot in a northwesterly direction toward a point where he had told me lay the nearest waterway. My only food consisted of vegetable milk from the plants which gave so […]

August 28

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 19: Battling in the Arena” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XIX BATTLING IN THE ARENA Slowly I regained my composure and finally essayed again to attempt to remove the keys from the dead body of my former jailer. But as I reached out into the darkness to locate it I found to my horror that it was gone. Then the truth flashed on me; […]

August 24

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 18: Chained in Warhoon” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XVIII CHAINED IN WARHOON It must have been several hours before I regained consciousness and I well remember the feeling of surprise which swept over me as I realized that I was not dead. I was lying among a pile of sleeping silks and furs in the corner of a small room in which […]

August 23

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 17: A Costly Recapture” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XVII A COSTLY RECAPTURE As the speaker ceased he turned to leave the apartment by the door where I was standing, but I needed to wait no longer; I had heard enough to fill my soul with dread, and stealing quietly away I returned to the courtyard by the way I had come. My […]

August 22

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 16: We Plan Escape” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XVI WE PLAN ESCAPE The remainder of our journey to Thark was uneventful. We were twenty days upon the road, crossing two sea bottoms and passing through or around a number of ruined cities, mostly smaller than Korad. Twice we crossed the famous Martian waterways, or canals, so-called by our earthly astronomers. When we […]

August 21

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 15: Sola Tells Me Her Story” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XV SOLA TELLS ME HER STORY When consciousness returned, and, as I soon learned, I was down but a moment, I sprang quickly to my feet searching for my sword, and there I found it, buried to the hilt in the green breast of Zad, who lay stone dead upon the ochre moss of […]

August 18

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 14: A Duel to the Death” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XIV A DUEL TO THE DEATH My first impulse was to tell her of my love, and then I thought of the helplessness of her position wherein I alone could lighten the burdens of her captivity, and protect her in my poor way against the thousands of hereditary enemies she must face upon our […]

August 16

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 13: Love-Making on Mars” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XIII LOVE-MAKING ON MARS Following the battle with the air ships, the community remained within the city for several days, abandoning the homeward march until they could feel reasonably assured that the ships would not return; for to be caught on the open plains with a cavalcade of chariots and children was far from […]

August 15

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 12: A Prisoner With Power” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XII A PRISONER WITH POWER As I entered and saluted, Lorquas Ptomel signaled me to advance, and, fixing his great, hideous eyes upon me, addressed me thus: “You have been with us a few days, yet during that time you have by your prowess won a high position among us. Be that as it […]

August 11

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 10: Champion and Chief” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER X CHAMPION AND CHIEF Early the next morning I was astir. Considerable freedom was allowed me, as Sola had informed me that so long as I did not attempt to leave the city I was free to go and come as I pleased. She had warned me, however, against venturing forth unarmed, as this […]

August 10

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 9: I Learn the Language” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER IX I LEARN THE LANGUAGE As I came back to myself I glanced at Sola, who had witnessed this encounter and I was surprised to note a strange expression upon her usually expressionless countenance. What her thoughts were I did not know, for as yet I had learned but little of the Martian tongue; […]