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The Battery and the Boiler
Adventures in Laying of Submarine Electric Cables

written by "Ballantyne, R. M. (Robert Michael), 1825-1894"
...rew them in with irresistible power. For one moment the horrified youths saw a dark green vortex towards which they rushed. Another moment, and they beheld a green funnel whirling round them as they s... read more

Life in the Red Brigade
London Fire Brigade

written by "Ballantyne, R. M. (Robert Michael), 1825-1894"
...e curtains at the foot of the bed. “The doctor’s orders was strict—to keep ’im quiet. You’d better go into the other room, an’ your brother likewise. Pr’aps y... read more

My Doggie and I
written by "Ballantyne, R. M. (Robert Michael), 1825-1894"
...ch a deal o’ love for ’im, and promise to be so good to ’im, I’ll make a sacrifice and let you ’ave ’im for three pun ten—come!” Gave in, and walked of... read more

The Norsemen in the West
written by "Ballantyne, R. M. (Robert Michael), 1825-1894"
...n the head ran down her shoulders. Karlsefin was much grieved at this, but Freydissa laughed heartily. Instead of making Bertha worse, however, the shock had the effect of doing her a little good, an... read more