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I memorized this when I was in high school for an English class and can still recite a good bit of it from memory.
A two-dimensional world named Flatland is visited by a three dimensional sphere from SpaceLand.
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.
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.
One of the world's greatest nonsense poems found in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass.
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.
An excerpt about an encounter between Davy Crockett and Horatio Bunce concerning the proper role of government regarding charity.
A humorous publication of the square root of 4 to a million decimal places.
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.