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Adventure (119 Books)


In fiction, the adventurer figure or Picaro may be regarded as a descendant of the knight-errant of Medieval romance. Like the knight, the adventurer roams through episodic encounters, usually involving wealth, romance, or fighting. Unlike the knight, the adventurer was a realistic figure, often lower class or otherwise impoverished, who is forced to make his way to fortune, often by deceit. Also, an adventurer is a roguish hero of low social class who lives by his or her wits in a corrupt society.

 
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Aia He Kaheka

By: Wíllíam H. Wílson

Aha Punana LeoHe ahahui auhau ole ka Aha Punana Leo i ho okumu ia i ka makahiki 1983 no ka ho ola ana i ka olelo Hawai i a me ka ho okumu ana i na kula e a o ia i loko wale no o ia olelo. I ia makahiki aku, ua ku ke kula Punana Leo mua loa, ke kula ho olu u olelo oiwi mua loa ho i o Amelika Hui Pu la. Ma hope o ka ho ololi ia ana e ka ohana Punana Leo o kekahi kanawai o ka makahiki 1896 e papa ana i na kula olelo Hawai i, ua lawe ia ke ki ina ho ona aua...

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Iosepa Kaho'Oluhi Nawahiokalani'Opu'U

By: William H. Wilson

He ahahui auhau ole ka Aha Punana Leo i hookumu ia i ka makahiki 1983 no ka hoola ana i ka olelo Hawaii a me ka hookumu ana i na kula e ao ia i loko wale no o ia olelo. I ia makahiki aku, ua ku ke kula Punana Leo mua loa, ke kula hooluu olelo oiwi mua loa hoi o Amelika Hui Pu la. Ma hope o ka hoololi ia ana e ka ohana Punana Leo o kekahi kanawai o ka makahiki 1896 e papa ana i na kula olelo Hawaii, ua lawe ia ke kiina hoonaauao o ka Punana Leo, a me na keiki puka mua pu ...

O Nawahi oe o Kalaniopuu, O ka wahi i wahi ia ai, I milo ia ai a paa pono, I halii ia ai a nani, I ka ahu popo hinano o Puna, Uhia aku i ka ahuula, Kau ia ka wahi i laila, Ua paa, ua malu, Ua malu ka wahi o Kalaniopuu, O ka wahi ia i wahi ia ai, I lawalawa ia ai, I opeope ia ai a paa, I koko ia ai a kau i luna, A lei i ka umauma, I ka ai o na makaainana e, O ka wahi kona, O ka inoa wahi kou i anei, ae.

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Ke Kaao O Laieikawai

By: S. N. Hale'Ole

Mai ka nupepa Hawaii mua loa o Ka Lama Hawaii o ka makahiki 1834, o keia kaao a S. N. Haleole i kakau iho ai ka moolelo mua loa i hoopaa ia ma ke ano he puke heluhelu he 220 mau aoao kona loihi i ka makahiki 1863. O ia kekahi o na moolelo he nui a lehulehu i waiho ia na kakou i hooilina e paa ai na keehina hana o keia wa e imi ana i ke o loa o ko kakou lahui i ka hone mau o ka kakou olelo me ka inana pu o ko kakou mauli hiwa. Eia ke panee nei i mua o oukou he paina h...

Hoao ia o Kahauokapaka me Malaekahana No ka olelo paa a KahauokapakaImi o Malaekahana i ke kahuna e pakele ai Hanau a huna ia o Laieikawai me LaieloheloheImi aku o Hulumaniani i ke anuenue pio o Oahu I ke kamailio ana i keia kaao, ua olelo ia ma Laie, Koolau kona wahi i hanau ai, a he mau mahoe laua: o Kahauokapaka ka makua kane, o Malaekahana ka makuahine. O Kahauokapaka nae, o ia ke alii nona na okana elua o Koolau Loa a me Koolau Poko. Aia ia ia ka mana nui ma luna ...

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Ke Alakai O Ke Kanaka Hawaii (Part Ii)

By: Joseph M. Poepoe

Ma ke Kanawai ua loaa ka mana i ka Aha Kiekie e hana i mau Rula i mea e pololei ai ka hookolokolo ana. Penei ka olelo o ka Pauku 1015 o ke Kanawai Kivila. "He mana ko ka Aha Kiekie. i kela manawa kein manawa, e hooholo i na rula e pono ai ka hoopii hou ana, a me ka lawe ana maluna i na hihia, &c., e like me kona mnnao he mea e pololei ai ka hookolokolo ana." Ma ka Pauku 833 hoi, penei na olelo: "He mana no hoi ko ka Ahahookolokolo Kiekie e hana i kela manawa i keia manaw...

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He Moolelo No Maui Hikina-Kalialinui I Uka a Me Na Aina O Lalo : A...

By: Kepa Maly

The following collection of archival and oral historical-consultation records pertaining to Waikamoi Preserve and the greater watershed of the Haleakala mountain lands on the island of Maui, was compiled by Kumu Pono Associates LLC, at the request of The Nature Conservancy-Hawaii. This study provides The Nature Conservancy and its partners in management of the Waikamoi Preserve, with a cultural assessment of the Waikamoi Preserve, as required by State review laws governi...

1848, Kamehameha III granted fee-simple interest of Kalialinui to a chiefly steward, Kamaikaaloa (Kamaikaaloa), who held the land through the remainder of his lifetime, and subsequently conveyed it to his heirs. Kalalawalu—daughter of Kamaikaaloa and Kealohaaukai—and her husband, Douglas Panee, sold the land of Kalialinui to Haleakala Ranch in 1888. Most of Kalialinui, including the land that became the Waikamoi Preserve, has been held by Haleakala Ranch since that t...

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Na Mele Aimoku

By: Hawaiian Historical Society

The Hawaiian Language Reprint Series was established by the Hawaiian Historical Society to make available to students and scholars books that were printed in the Hawaiian language during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Most have long been out of print, and access to surviving editions is generally limited to libraries and private collections. We hope that making these texts accessible will foster the use and appreciation of the Hawaiian language, encourage the buildin...

I haku 'ia maila i makana ho'ohanohano no ka Mo'i David Kalakaua, 'o keia ka puke mele ho'okahi o kona 'ano i pa'i 'ia i ke au o ke Aupuni Mo'i Hawa'i. Ho'okino ihola ia, ma ke 'ano hou, i ka hana kuluma o ka haku mele 'ana no na ali'i. He 'oihana loea ka haku mele 'ana, a he hana ia. i apo nui 'ia e ka lehulehu a ma waena o ka po'e ali'i no ho'i. He loina kahiko ka hanana mele, oli a hula no ka hanohano o ke ali'i nui, a ho'omau 'ia aku ia loina i ke alo ali'i o ke Aupu...

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Steel Dust Dawn

By: John Richman

This second novel in the series follows young "Montana" to Fort Worth, Texas in 1886, where he hires on at a major cattle ranch and ultimately saves it from foreclosure. A good deal of the story involves his horse "Spirit" and his involvement in the early Texas State Fair races. This 203 page novel is suitable for young readers. Buy at www.callmemontana.com

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Call Me Montana

By: John Richman

This is the first novel in the series and introduces sixteen year old William Dean Ritter, aka "Montana." Two separate adventures take him from his Montana farm to a Wyoming cattle ranch, Dodge City, Kansas and Texas in his pursuit of the dream to become a cowboy. Along the way something unexpected happens - he becomes a man. The book also introduces Montana's famous horse "Spirit." The characters and plot lines harken back to the best of the western serials of the 40's ...

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Battle at Bighorn

By: John Richman

This third and newest novel in the series takes young Montana back home to help his family battle a crooked mayor and sheriff who have assumed control of his home town during his three year absence. With the help of his friends, family and famous horse "Spirit", Montana continues to fight for what's right...and ultimately prevails. This 204 page novel is suitable for young readers. Buy at www.callmemontana.com

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铁血除弊追踪(中)卷 : 夜伤鹰

By: 夜伤鹰 夜伤鹰 夜伤鹰; 夜伤鹰 夜伤鹰 夜伤鹰

(一) 汗水在梁复生的脸上,如珠如豆,渐渐侵着结痂的伤口而下流。麻药过后产生的剧痛撕裂了他的心肺,梁复生的眼睑皮颤抖着,眼皮随着神经一跳一跳的抖动着,牙齿疼的咯咯作响,复生的潜意识里似乎感知到自己还活着,一只还没残废的手揪住床单猛的一拉,硬是让自己在昏迷中挺了过来,他缓缓地睁开双眸,余光打量了下周遭的环境,看到周围四处寂静,只剩下自己孤零零地躺在病床上,内心不免泛起一阵涟漪,心中默念:真乃英雄落寞! 很快一阵剧烈的疼痛从神经末梢传递至心头,他甩头望了一眼身体的右侧,发现一只手被炸没了,见到此景,梁复生的眼神中顿生绝望之情。 他饥肠辘辘浑身无力,后背的汗滴黏着湿漉的木板床,在冰冷的湿气作用下直往骨髓里透,钻心一般的疼痛使得他的眼角里闪现出泪花来,梁复生仰天长啸大喝了一声:起来! 这个时候外面的门“吱呀”一声被一股莫名的外力弹开,只闻见”嗖“地一声,走廊上搐起一股阴森之风,那阴风夹着几片树叶直径卷入屋内。 粱复生下意识地瞭起眼皮,露出一条细缝来,隐隐约约地见到黄蒲诚穿着一件素不考究的深蓝粗布衣裳,从门外缓缓步入屋内,朝着他的方向走...

(一) 汗水在梁复生的脸上,如珠如豆,渐渐侵着结痂的伤口而下流。麻药过后产生的剧痛撕裂了他的心肺,梁复生的眼睑皮颤抖着,眼皮随着神经一跳一跳的抖动着,牙齿疼的咯咯作响,复生的潜意识里似乎感知到自己还活着,一只还没残废的手揪住床单猛的一拉,硬是让自己在昏迷中挺了过来,他缓缓地睁开双眸,余光打量了下周遭的环境,看到周围四处寂静,只剩下自己孤零零地躺在病床上,内心不免泛起一阵涟漪,心中默念:真乃英雄落寞! 很快一阵剧烈的疼痛从神经末梢传递至心头,他甩头望了一眼身体的右侧,发现一只手被炸没了,见到此景,梁复生的眼神中顿生绝望之情。 他饥肠辘辘浑身无力,后背的汗滴黏着湿漉的木板床,在冰冷的湿气作用下直往骨髓里透,钻心一般的疼痛使得他的眼角里闪现出泪花来,梁复生仰天长啸大喝了一声:起来! 这个时候外面的门“吱呀”一声被一股莫名的外力弹开,只闻见”嗖“地一声,走廊上搐起一股阴森之风,那阴风夹着几片树叶直径卷入屋内。 粱复生下意识地瞭起眼皮,露出一条细缝来,隐隐约约地见到黄蒲诚穿着一件素不考究的深蓝粗布衣裳,从门外缓缓步入屋内,朝着他的方向走...

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Saving Rose Green

By: Richard Shekari

Saving Rose Green is a short story that tells the tale of Rose Green, who is an inch away from unravelling the truth when the key witness to exposing one of the ugliest crimes committed is killed. Thinking she is backed by the most trusted organisation, she got caught up in the never-ending war between two worlds and their idea of a free world.

“Hi, do you speak English?” said the white slim lady to the nurse at the reception. “No, I did not go to Harvard because I am an Arab woman whose parents are low income earners!” answered the nurse. “I’m sorry, I didn’t mean it that way!” responded the white lady. “Maybe an identification and a ‘please’ added to your question would make your approach benign, don’t you think?” said the female nurse with a straight face staring straight into her eyes. “I am Rose Green...

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Otheris and the Serpents of Qhudrus

By: Richard Shekari

Following the fall of the most guileful witch in all the lands, young Otheris set on a journey for a much bigger task. This task was nothing other than to bring the heads of the Serpents of Qhudrus, after the king made him an offer he could not refuse.

“Let go of me Otheris!” cried the old witch in her black cloak as she struggled to free her neck from his grip, he kept walking and didn’t care to look back as he dragged her down the village, “Let me go!” she barely choked struggling with mucus all over her face and his hand. Other than her creaky old voice, only the chirping of the crickets and the hooting of the owls could be heard. Otheris uttered no words as he tugged her. “Please Otheris son of Delial, have mercy...

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Dick Scalps the Injuns : An Avery Dick Adventure Story

By: Avery Dick

The five titles, collectively called the Avery Dick Adventure Stories, are standalone novels based on the exploits of a fictional character named Avery Dick. Avery is a retired, senior special agent of the U.S. State Department's Diplomatic Security Service. (Coincidentally, I retired from the same organization as Director of Investigations some years ago.) In four novels, he's recalled by his former employer to take on dangerous assignments that active duty agents shun ...

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Dick Fades the Albino : An Avery Dick Adventure Story

By: Avery Dick

The five titles, collectively called the Avery Dick Adventure Stories, are standalone novels based on the exploits of a fictional character named Avery Dick. Avery is a retired, senior special agent of the U.S. State Department's Diplomatic Security Service. (Coincidentally, I retired from the same organization as Director of Investigations some years ago.) In four novels, he's recalled by his former employer to take on dangerous assignments that active duty agents shun ...

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Yatharth Geeta Hindi : Srimad Bhagavad Gita

By: Rev. Swami Adgadanand

“यथार्थ गीता” के लेखक एक संत है जो शैक्षिक उपाधियों से सम्बद्ध न होने पर भी सद्गुरू कृपा के फलस्वरूप ईश्वरीय आदेशों से संचालित है | लेखन को आप साधना भजन में व्यवधान मानते रहे है किन्तु गीता के इस भाष्य में निर्देशन ही निमित बना | भगवान ने आपको अनुभव में बताया कि आपकी सारी वृतियाँ शान्त हो गयी है केवल छोटी – सी एक वृति शेष है – गीता लिखना | पहले तो स्वामीजी ने इस वृति को भजन से काटने का प्रयतन किया किन्तु भगवान के आदेश को मूर्त स्वरुप है, यथार्थ गीता | भाष्य मैं जहाँ भी त...

शास्त्र : परमात्मा में प्रवेश दिलानेवाले क्रियात्मक अनुशासन के नियमों का संकलन ही शास्त्र | इस दृष्टि से भगवान श्रीकृष्णोक्त गीता सनातन, शाश्वत धर्म का शुद्ध शास्त्र है; जो चारों वेद, उपनिषद, समस्त योगशास्त्र, रामचरित मानस तथा विश्व के सभी दर्शनशास्त्रों का अकेले ही प्रतिनिधित्व करती है | गीता मानव मात्र के लिए धर्म का अतक्र्य शास्त्र है | परमात्मा का निवास : वह सर्वसमर्थ, सदा रहनेवाला परमात्मा मानव के हृदय में स्थित है | सम्पूर्ण भावों से उसकी शरण जाने का विधान है,...

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廣異記

By: fu Dai

this is a interest book

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Anna the Human

By: Richard Shekari

A savage race whose main source of food is humans are fast running out of supplies and so must attack their rival race, who they believe are the cause of their growing food shortages.

It was late at night, I held firm with such tight grip the weapon I carried then I heard screams and as I looked around, all I could see was a burning bush; the entire place licked up by flames, the moon light blocked by a thick smoke that mantled the surroundings. All of a sudden, about three of them ran out of the bush with their body enshrouded with fire, something burst in the flames like big drums accompanied by a hissing sound which irrupted. The smell of sulphur a...

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The Broken Wings of Forgiveness : Seven Beacons of Hope

By: Richard Shekari

Michael, a humble, devoted, kind husband and a caring father was struck by a tragedy that weakens his faith in good. He abandons everything to seek and to serve cold justice to those behind it. As he joins forces with a powerful and mysterious deity on the condition that he has to save mankind and most importantly, track down his real enemies. The battle he faces makes him embrace his sole purpose in life, but what he later discovers will either make or break him.

As the elevator doors slowly slid open, Michael stepped out with a rush, navigating through cubicles with no time to answer the greetings from his office colleagues and as the secretary spotted him smiling with a concerned look she said, ‘Hey Michael, the senior has been buzzing for the past thirty minutes and everybody is worried! Is everything . . .’ ‘Yes, Clara, everything’s fine! Thanks for asking. Traffic was hell!’ He interrupted as he panted; Michael hurriedly pi...

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Fidel

By: Rigby Taylor

A revolution replaces the Queensland government with a coalition of religious fundamentalists who have strong ideas on how their subjects ought to live, and how to enforce compliance with their draconian laws. Readers have asked what happened to Robert and Bart, the heroes of Rough Justice. They thought I had left them in a bad place…and so I had. Others wanted to know what happened to Sebastian and Jarek between the end of Jarek and the beginning of NumbaCruncha. A ...

1 Fidel Fidel was scared. Shit scared. He felt like throwing up and probably would have if he'd had any breakfast. He had to stop thinking about it or he’d chicken out. His whole life had been one long worry that he’d done something wrong and would be punished…but this was sharper, more urgent, more exciting too if he could only stop thinking about all the possible consequences. Taking a deep breath he shouldered the backpack that had been hidden in a corner for ...

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Mortaumal

By: Rigby Taylor

One would expect a young man whose single mother skipped town a couple of hours after his birth, to have a few problems, but Mortaumal [Mort] doesn’t seem to, thanks to his grandfather. However, when that support is gone and foster parents fail, and there are nasty people demanding he do evil deeds...things begin to look pretty desperate. From the age of ten to eighteen Mort lives with and meets an extraordinary variety of people, gets himself into and out of very hot ...

1 Mortaumal According to his grandfather, Mortaumal was a smart kid. According to Mortaumal, Simon was a brainless bully. So why wasn’t it Simon lying on his belly, face pressed into the dust, scarcely able to breathe? Surely twice as big should be beaten by twice as clever? Obviously not, or Mortaumal wouldn’t have had his head flushed in a toilet bowl yesterday, and he wouldn’t have had to endure six months of increasingly unpleasant torment. On this relentless...

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