Download and read online Tales from the Sunday House in PDF and EPUB In the middle of the nineteenth century more than 7,000 Germans migrated to Central Texas—most to Comal, Gillespie, and Llano Counties. For the next three quarters of a century, the Germans of Central Texas retained much of their ethnicity: they were taught German in the schools, there were German-language newspapers, and ties to the Fatherland remained strong. But with the coming of World War I, many of the Hill Country Germans began slipping away from the old ways. The generation that grew up between the two world wars became more and more Americanized. In Tales from the Sunday House, Minetta Altgelt Goyne gives us glimpses into the real lives of this between-the-wars generation. Sometimes incomplete, sometimes apparently pointless, sometimes merely addenda to previously told tales, these eleven stories are the kind of tales family members told other—often younger—members of the family as they sat by the fireside or on the porches of their “Sunday Houses,” structures peculiar to the German Texans, built on lots so that rural farmers and their families would have a place to rest when conducting business in town, looking after medical needs, or attending church services. Tales from the Sunday House immerses us in the personal, private, and sometimes public lives of the Kreutz and Bracht families. By the final chapter, these quiet and simple stories have given us an insight into the culture established by the early German immigrants and altered by the growing Americanization of younger generations. “‘Habt ihr irgend luck gehabt mit euer’n drive? —Did you have any luck with your drive?’ Emma asked her son. ‘Oh, it went O.K., I guess,’ the boy answered, and Emma immediately sensed that he preferred to speak English. Ever since the children had left home, they had showed a certain reluctance to speak German, and this had become something of a barrier between them and their parents, who did not realize that they themselves could not speak either language without the aid of the other one.”—from “Some day, Vielleicht”
Download and read online Tales from the House of Morecock in PDF and EPUB In this second volume in the series, Jonas' story continues apace. Includes even more playful, erotic and surprising scenes as well as new, exclusively produced stories.
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Download and read online Tales from the Pour House Cafe in PDF and EPUB The wackiest characters this side of Mayberry stumble through misadventures with Southern wit and audacity. Leonard, Elvis, and Jelly, the main characters, find themselves in one catastrophe after another; a holdup, a pickle eating contest, a giant snake and the capture of a Chinese troll as well as the ordinary problems of life. The stories are told by the Preacher who is the narrator. Kind hearts and good intentions clash with reality and mess-ups in this zany glimpse of rural america as it was and still is in a place called The Pour House Cafe in Maple Hill, Tennessee. "This book is to entertainment what cornbread is to black-eyed peas." Elvis Wilbanks
Download and read online Tales from the Telling house in PDF and EPUB Sometimes of a night, when the spirit of a dream flits away for a waltz with the shadow of a pen, over dreary moors and dark waters, I behold an old man, with a keen profile, under a parson's shovel hat, riding a tall chestnut horse up the western slope of Exmoor, followed by his little grandson upon a shaggy and stuggy pony. In the hazy folds of lower hills, some four or five miles behind them, may be seen the ancient Parsonage, where the lawn is a russet sponge of moss, and a stream tinkles under the dining-room floor, and the pious rook, poised on the pulpit of his nest, reads a hoarse sermon to the chimney-pots below. There is the home not of rooks alone, and parson, and dogs that are scouring the moor; but also of the patches of hurry wevi can see, and the bevies of bleating haste, converging by force of men and dogs towards the final rendezvous, the autumnal muster of the clans of wool.
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Download and read online Tales from the Tree House in PDF and EPUB In those heady days after the end of World War II, when America soared on the wings of victory and the new prosperity of the 1950s replaced the grimness of the Depression, Gene Thomas and his brother, Val—a.k.a. Gonki—spent their childhood days playing in their middle-class neighborhood and having the adventures of their young lives. Funny, sometimes sad, but always entertaining, Tales from the Tree House is a collection of short stories taken from the real life exploits of the Thomas brothers. Before the television took away the wonder of childhood play and exploration, the Thomas brothers became intimately familiar with their neighborhood, staying out late, embarking on daring adventures, and playing pranks on the unsuspecting. Thomas’s lively prose evokes the sounds and sights of a time and place now lost. Whether the brothers were snatching used beer bottles (worth a fortune in candy and soda pop money!) from the construction yard next door, digging for dinosaur bones in their backyard, or building a tree house in their old oak tree, Gene and Gonki never had to tell their mother that they were bored! Reminisce about the good old days with Tales from the Tree House.
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Download and read online Tales of Mystery Imagination and Humour in PDF and EPUB This illustrated 1852 collection of Edgar Allan Poe's stories and poems is a lavish exploration of the strange and the supernatural.
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Download and read online The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales in PDF and EPUB Classic tales of mystery, terror, imagination, and suspense from the celebrated master of the macabre. This volume gathers together fourteen of Edgar Allan Poe's richest and most influential tales, including: “The Pit and the Pendulum,” his reimagining of Inquisition tortures; “The Tell-Tale Heart,” an exploration of a murderer’s madness, which Stephen King called “the best tale of inside evil ever written”; “The Fall of the House of Usher,” Poe’s tour de force about a family doomed by a grim bloodline curse; and his pioneering detective stories, “The Purloined Letter” and “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” featuring a rational investigator with a poetic soul. Also included is Poe’s only full-length novel, Narrative of A. Gordon Pym. With an Introduction by Stephen Marlowe and an Afterword by Regina Marler
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