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The Bells — Edgar Allan Poe

I memorized this when I was in high school for an English class and can still recite a good bit of it from memory.

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions — Edwin A. Abbott

A two-dimensional world named Flatland is visited by a three dimensional sphere from SpaceLand.

How To Tell The Birds From The Flowers — A Manual of Flornithology for Beginners — Robert Williams Wood

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.

Heartache — Anton Chekhov

This is a great short story by Anton Chekhov about a sledge driver in Petersburg, Iona, whose 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.

Jabberwocky — Lewis Carroll

One of the world's greatest nonsense poems found in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass.

Liberalism — Ludwig von Mises

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 Constitution 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 describing today's political left.

The Life of Colonel David Crockett — Edward S. Ellis

An excerpt about an encounter between Davy Crockett and Horatio Bunce concerning the proper role of government regarding charity.

The Square Root of 4 to a Million Places — Norman L. de Forest

A humorous publication of the square root of 4 to a million decimal places.

The Walrus and The Carpenter — Lewis Carroll

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.

Through the Looking Glass — Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll's sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The book includes a number of poems including the well known Jabberwocky and The Walrus and The Carpenter.