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The World eBook Library’s Classic Literature Collection shelves around 10,000 works of literature, in many languages. In our collection you will find many of the classic works by the greatest authors of history, from the early Greek philosophers and story tellers, great playwrights, British romantic poets, American writers up to 1930.

 
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Crouching

By: Prophet Muhammad

045.001 Ha. Mim. 045.002 The revelation of the Scripture is from Allah, the Mighty, the Wise. 045.003 Lo! in the heavens and the earth are portents for believers. 045.004 And in your creation, and all the beasts that He scattereth in the earth, are portents for a folk whose faith is sure. 045.005 And the difference of night and day and the provision that Allah sendeth down from the sky and thereby quickeneth the earth after her death, and the ordering of the winds, are p...

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The Dunes

By: Prophet Muhammad

046.001 Ha. Mim. 046.002 The revelation of the Scripture is from Allah the Mighty, the Wise. 046.003 We created not the heavens and the earth and all that is between them save with truth, and for a term appointed. But those who disbelieve turn away from that whereof they are warned. 046.004 Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Have ye thought on all that ye invoke beside Allah ? Show me what they have created of the earth. Or have they any portion in the heavens ? Bring me a scr...

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Muhammad

By: Prophet Muhammad

047.001 Those who disbelieve and turn (men) from the way of Allah, He rendereth their actions vain. 047.002 And those who believe and do good works and believe in that which is revealed unto Muhammad—and it is the truth from their Lord—He riddeth them of their ill-deeds and improveth their state. 047.003 That is because those who disbelieve follow falsehood and because those who believe follow the truth from their Lord. Thus Allah coineth their similitudes for mankind. 0...

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Victory

By: Prophet Muhammad

048.001 Lo! We have given thee (O Muhammad) a signal victory, 048.002 That Allah may forgive thee of thy sin that which is past and that which is to come, and may perfect His favour unto thee, and may guide thee on a right path, 048.003 And that Allah may help thee with strong help - 048.004 He it is Who sent down peace of reassurance into the hearts of the believers that they might add faith unto their faith. Allah's are the hosts of the heavens and the earth, and Allah...

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The Private Apartments

By: Prophet Muhammad

049.001 O ye who believe! Be not forward in the presence of Allah and His messenger, and keep your duty to Allah. Lo! Allah is Hearer, Knower. 049.002 O ye who believe! Lift not up your voices above the voice of the Prophet, nor shout when speaking to him as ye shout one to another, lest your works be rendered vain while ye perceive not. 049.003 Lo! they who subdue their voices in the presence of the messenger of Allah, those are they whose hearts Allah hath proven unto ...

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The French Revolution, Volume 3

By: Hippolyte A. Taine

PREFACE: In Egypt, says Clement of Alexandria, [1] the sanctuaries of the temples are shaded by curtains of golden tissue. But on going further into the interior in quest of the statue, a priest of grave aspect, advancing to meet you and chanting a hymn in the Egyptian tongue, slightly raises a veil to show you the god. And what do you behold? A crocodile, or some indigenous serpent, or other dangerous animal, the Egyptian god being a beast sprawling on a purple carpet....

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The Circus Boys on the Mississippi, Or Afloat with the Big Show on...

By: Edgar B.P. Darlington

CHAPTER I. MAKING A LIVELY START Have you had any trouble with Diaz, Teddy? Who's he? The new Spanish clown. Oh! Teddy Tucker's face grew serious. What about him, Phil? That is what I am asking you. Have you had any misunderstanding—angry words or anything of the sort with him? persisted Phil Forrest, with a keen, inquiring glance into the face of his companion. Well, maybe, admitted the Circus Boy, with evident reluctance. What made you think I had? From the way he look...

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Tom Swift and His Submarine Boat, Or, Under the Ocean for Sunken T...

By: Victor Appleton

There was a rushing, whizzing, throbbing noise in the air. A great body, like that of some immense bird, sailed along, casting a grotesque shadow on the ground below. An elderly man, who Was seated on the porch of a large house, started to his feet in alarm. Gracious goodness! What was that, Mrs. Baggert? he called to a motherly-looking woman who stood in the doorway. What happened? Nothing much, Mr. Swift, was the calm reply I think that was Tom and Mr. Sharp in their a...

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Qaf

By: Prophet Muhammad

050.001 Qaf. By the Glorious Qur'an, 050.002 Nay, but they marvel that a warner of their own hath come unto them; and the disbelievers say: This is a strange thing: 050.003 When we are dead and have become dust (shall we be brought back again) ? That would be a far return! 050.004 We know that which the earth taketh of them, and with Us is a recording Book. 050.005 Nay, but they have denied the truth when it came unto them, therefor they are now in troubled case. 050.006...

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The Winnowing Winds

By: Prophet Muhammad

051.001 By those that winnow with a winnowing 051.002 And those that bear the burden (of the rain) 051.003 And those that glide with ease (upon the sea) 051.004 And those who distribute (blessings) by command, 051.005 Lo! that wherewith ye are threatened is indeed true, 051.006 And lo! the judgment will indeed befall. 051.007 By the heaven full of paths, 051.008 Lo! ye, forsooth, are of various opinion (concerning the truth). 051.009 He is made to turn away from it who i...

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The Star

By: Prophet Muhammad

053.001 By the Star when it setteth, 053.002 Your comrade erreth not, nor is deceived; 053.003 Nor doth he speak of (his own) desire. 053.004 It is naught save an inspiration that is inspired, 053.005 Which one of mighty powers hath taught him, 053.006 One vigorous; and he grew clear to view 053.007 When he was on the uppermost horizon. 053.008 Then he drew nigh and came down 053.009 Till he was (distant) two bows' length or even nearer, 053.010 And He revealed unto His ...

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The Moon

By: Prophet Muhammad

054.001 The hour drew nigh and the moon was rent in twain. 054.002 And if they behold a portent they turn away and say: Prolonged illusion. 054.003 They denied (the Truth) and followed their own lusts. Yet everything will come to a decision 054.004 And surely there hath come unto them news whereof the purport should deter, 054.005 Effective wisdom; but warnings avail not. 054.006 So withdraw from them (O Muhammad) on the day when the Summoner summoneth unto a painful thi...

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The Beneficient

By: Prophet Muhammad

055.001 The Beneficent 055.002 Hath made known the Qur'an. 055.003 He hath created man. 055.004 He hath taught him utterance. 055.005 The sun and the moon are made punctual. 055.006 The stars and the trees adore. 055.007 And the sky He hath uplifted; and He hath set the measure, 055.008 That ye exceed not the measure, 055.009 But observe the measure strictly, nor fall short thereof. 055.010 And the earth hath He appointed for (His) creatures, 055.011 Wherein are fruit an...

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The Event

By: Prophet Muhammad

056.001 When the event befalleth - 056.002 There is no denying that it will befall - 056.003 Abasing (some), exalting (others); 056.004 When the earth is shaken with a shock 056.005 And the hills are ground to powder 056.006 So that they become a scattered dust, 056.007 And ye will be three kinds: 056.008 (First) those on the right hand; what of those on the right hand ? 056.009 And (then) those on the left hand; what of those on the left hand ? 056.010 And the foremost ...

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Iron

By: Prophet Muhammad

057.001 All that is in the heavens and the earth glorifieth Allah; and He is the Mighty, the Wise. 057.002 His is the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth; He quickeneth and He giveth death; and He is Able to do all things. 057.003 He is the First and the Last, and the Outward and the Inward; and He is Knower of all things. 057.004 He it is Who created the heavens and the earth in six Days; then He mounted the Throne. He knoweth all that entereth the earth and all th...

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She That Disputeth

By: Prophet Muhammad

058.001 Allah hath heard the saying of her that disputeth with thee (Muhammad) concerning her husband, and complaineth unto Allah. And Allah heareth your colloquy. Lo! Allah is Hearer, Knower. 058.002 Such of you as put away your wives (by saying they are as their mothers)—They are not their mothers; none are their mothers except those who gave them birth— they indeed utter an ill word and a lie. And lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. 058.003 Those who put away their wive...

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Exile

By: Prophet Muhammad

059.001 All that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth glorifieth Allah, and He is the Mighty, the Wise. 059.002 He it is Who hath caused those of the People of the Scripture who disbelieved to go forth from their homes unto the first exile. Ye deemed not that they would go forth, while they deemed that their strongholds would protect them from Allah. But Allah reached them from a place whereof they recked not, and cast terror in their hearts so that they ruined...

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The Circus Boys on the Plains; Or, The Young Advance Agents Ahead ...

By: Edgar B.P. Darlington

CHAPTER I. ON THE OWNER'S PRIVATE CAR Bates! The voice of James Sparling rose above even the roar of the storm. A uniformed attendant stepped into the little office tent occupied by the owner of the Great Sparling Combined Shows. Shaking the water from his dripping cap, he brought a hand to his forehead in precise military salute. How's the storm coming, Bates? demanded the showman, with an amused twinkle in his eyes as he noted the bedraggled condition of his messenger....

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Tom Swift and His Electric Runabout or the Speediest Car on the Road

By: Victor Appleton

Father, exclaimed Tom Swift, looking up from a paper he was reading, I think I can win that prize! What prize is that? inquired the aged inventor, gazing away from a drawing of a complicated machine, and pausing in his task of making some intricate calculations. You don't mean to say, Tom, that you're going to have a try for a government prize for a submarine, after all. No, not a submarine prize, dad, and the youth laughed. Though our Advance would take the prize away f...

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The Modern Regime, Volume 2

By: Hippolyte A. Taine

PREFACE By Andre Chevrillon. To treat of the Church, the School, and the Family, describe the modern milieu and note the facilities and obstacles which a society like our own encounters in this milieu, such was the program of the last [1] section of the Origins of Contemporary France. The preceding volume is a continuation of the first part of this program; after the commune and the department, after local societies, the author was to study moral and intellectual bodies ...

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