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Abbott, Edwin A.
A two-dimensional world named Flatland is visited by a three dimensional sphere from SpaceLand.
One of the world's greatest nonsense poems found in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass
Lewis Carroll's classic poem about the Walrus and the Carpenter and their invitation to members of a bed of oysters to go with them on a walk. The poem originally appeared in Through the Looking Glass.
This is a great short story by Anton Chekhov about a sledge driver in Petersburg, Iona who's son had died that week. Iona was left to carry on with the heartache he felt that did not matter to the others he met.
de Forest, Norman L.
A humorous publication of the square root of 4 to a million decimal places.
Ellis, Edward S.
An excerpt about an encounter between Davy Crockett and Horatio Bunce concerning the proper role of government regarding charity.
Poe, Edgar Allan
I memorized this when I was in high school for an English class and can still recite a good bit of it from memory.
von Mises, Ludwig
If you think that you know what a Liberal is, you are probably wrong. As Ludwig von Mises points out, both Capitalism and the United States Constituion are among the great products of Liberalsm. What is often referred to as Liberalism today is really something quite different -- I prefer the term Progressivism instead for descriting today's political left.
Wood, Robert Williams
A humourous children's book describing how to tell the birds from the flowers such as how to tell the parrot from the carrot or the quail from the kale.