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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

By: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Excerpt: ADVENTURE I. A SCANDAL IN BOHEMIA I. To Sherlock Holmes she is always The woman. I have seldom heard him mention her under any other name. In his eyes she eclipses and predominates the whole of her sex. It was not that he felt any emotion akin to love for Irene Adler. All emotions, and that one particularly, were abhorrent to his cold, precise but admirably balanced mind. He was, I take it, the most perfect reasoning and observing machine that the world has seen...

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

By: Victor Hugo

A few years ago, while visiting or, rather, rummaging about Notre-Dame, the author of this book found, in an obscure nook of one of the towers, the following word, engraved by hand upon the wall: -- These Greek capitals, black with age, and quite deeply graven in the stone, with I know not what signs peculiar to Gothic caligraphy imprinted upon their forms and upon their attitudes, as though with the purpose of revealing that it had been a hand of the Middle Ages which h...

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Life in Early Hawaii the Ahupuaa

By: Kamehameha Schools Press

The first edition of The Ahupuaa, published in 1979, was planned and developed by the Kamehameha Schools Hawaiian Studies Institute. It was the first publication undertaken by the institute, which was created in 1978 to consolidate the efforts of Hawaiian studies specialists from several Kamehameha programs. Kamehameha staff members Nuulani Atkins, Hooulu Cambra, Peter Galuteria, Donald D. Kilolani Mitchell, Gordon Piianaia, and Mahela Rosehill cooperated on research an...

In the time of umi, son of the great chief Liloa, the Hawaiian islands were divided into political regions. The four mokupuni (larger islands) of Kauai, Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii were divided into moku (districts). The smaller islands of Molokai, Lanai and Kahoolawe became moku of Maui and Niihau a moku of Kauai. For ease in collecting annual tribute the moku were subdivided into ahupuaa, land sections that usually extended from the mountain summits down through fertile val...

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He Kuhikuhi O Ke Kanaka Hawaii (A Guide for Hawaiians)

By: J. W. H. Kauwahi

O ka agreement, oia ka Olelo Ae like, i hanaia a i hoo-holoia mawaena o na kanaka elua, a he lehulehu paha, no na mea a pau a laua, a o lakou paha i ae pu ai e hana. I ka manawa e palapala ai i olelo ae like mawaena o na aoao elua, he mea pono e hooopaa ia maloko o ka palapala na kumu nui, a me na mea a pau i ae like ia, a e kakau inoa ia hoi e na aoao elua nana ia olelo, a me na hoike pu no hoi; a nolaila i kapaia?i kela, he olelo ae like. O na kuinu manao, a ine na me...

He olelo ae like keia no ka hana ana a me ke kukulu ana i ka hale, i hanaia i keia la umi o Ianuari, M. H. hookahi tausani ewalu haneri a me kanalima kumamaono, mawaena o Lola Haleakala no Kapalama, Oahu, ma ka aoao mua, a me Laakea no Honolulu, Oahu, ma ka aoao elua, a eia na olelo a laua i ae like ai; o ka mea nona ka aoao elua i hoikeia maluna, ke hoopaa nei oia, a ke ae aku nei me ka mea nona ka aoao mua i oleloia maluna, e hana no oia, a e kapili pono, a e hana a pa...

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Avigaria Di Comun : Vocatio in judicium: Vocatio in judicium

By: Iseppo Frigo; Lorenzo Fogliata

The history of Italy, with special emphasis on Napoleon Bonaparte.

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