A Volunteer Poilu (Dodo Press)

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Henry Beston Sheahan (1888-1968) was an American writer and naturalist, best known as the author of The Outermost House, written in 1925. He grew up in Quincy, Massachusetts and attended Adams Academy in Quincy before earning his B.A. (1909) and M.A. (1911) from Harvard College. After leaving Harvard, Beston took up teaching at University of Lyon. In 1914 he returned to Harvard as an English department assistant. Beston joined the French army in 1915 and served as an ambulance driver. His service in le Bois le ...
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Henry Beston Sheahan (1888-1968) was an American writer and naturalist, best known as the author of The Outermost House, written in 1925. He grew up in Quincy, Massachusetts and attended Adams Academy in Quincy before earning his B.A. (1909) and M.A. (1911) from Harvard College. After leaving Harvard, Beston took up teaching at University of Lyon. In 1914 he returned to Harvard as an English department assistant. Beston joined the French army in 1915 and served as an ambulance driver. His service in le Bois le Pretre and at the Battle of Verdun was described in his first book, A Volunteer Poilu (1916). Following the end of World War I, Beston began writing fairy tales under the name "Henry Beston". In 1919, The Firelight Fairy Book was published, followed by The Starlight Wonder Book in 1923. During this time, he worked as an editor of The Living Age, an offshoot of The Atlantic Monthly.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781406552898
  • Publisher: Dodo Press
  • Publication date: 8/10/2007
  • Pages: 124
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.29 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2014

    Theo

    Great improvement! Makes me want to read more!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2014

    Great!

    Keep it going!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2014

    Great!

    Continue plz!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2014

    Starry ✧ Night

    Audrey, this was a lot better! You did very well on Chapter two. Remember, I was giving constructive critism, not rude feedback. Author's embrace constructive critism, because it mes them better writers. <p> You improved greatly from Chapter 1 to 2 and your story is great! It is coming along very well, and I know you have it in you. <p> I responded at the place I said in res two. My mind went completely blank and I forgot it, it starts with an f. Also, you posted in res 2 and I posted in res 3 with a selection of titles that may fit your story. Please reply in res 4 so that I can keep the titles. Thanks! <br> --Starry Night

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2014

    Chapter 2

    Thanks for the feedback. But its not nice to say. Great NOT. I want nice feedback. <br> Also, the girl who i called Rachel is supposed to be Autumn. Rachel was my first choice but i liked autumn better so i used it but rachel was still stuck in my head. It should be autumn. <p> I walk into the school where me and my friends go to the meeting spot. At the meeting spot, we meet up with the rest of our friends. And Lucas. We see two guys waiting. Sean and Tony. They are laughing and slugging each other. I walk up to them. <br> "Whats so funny?" I ask. They look at me. <br> "I told Tony about the time that one girl on the other team was yelling out random things at you during the basketball game last week. Remember? 'Is there butter on that ball or are you just naturally slippy?' Lol!" Sean laughs. "Oh yah and then you went back for revenge and put her on the bench. Ha! I cant wait to watch tomorrows game!" Sean smiles and wraps his arms around me in a friendly way. <br> "And then shes off to UConn!" Autumn smiles. <br> "Our little girl is growing up!" Tony sniffs and pretends to cry. He joins in the hugging. Suddenly, the best voice in the world rings in my ears and i smile. <br> "Who is hugging my girl?" Its Lucas but he is joking around. Sean and Tony step away with their hands up and guilt on their faces. Lucas kisses my forehead. "I love coming to school only because you're here." He smiles. <br> "What about the rest of us?" Tony whines. <br> "Well, everyone else is next in line." He laughs. <br> I wave goodbye to Autumn, Ally and Carly as they head off to different classes. Alex, another friend in our group gets there late. He joins Sean and Tony after he quickly says hello to me. Then they take off to class. I look at Lucas. <br> "Guess its you and me." I smile. He kisses my lips, but only a peck. He takes my hand and interwines his fingers with mine and we walk to homeroom, psychology. <p> Thanks for reading! three positives and chapter three comes out! -Audrey

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2014

    VOTE ON THE BEST TWO OF THE STORYS AT THE FIRST RESULT

    VOTE FOR THE BEST TWO OF THESE STORYS AT RES ONE

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2014

    Tale of the London Street Rats (Part 3)

    "You've got to be kidding." Skylar paled. <p>
    "Wish I was, hon," Sierra looked apologetic. "But somehow he found out my connection to you, and..." <p>
    "But you aren't leaving, are you?" Skylar's eyes widened. "I mean, you can if you want, I'm sure I'd be fine, but–" <p>
    "I do wajt to go back to New York, but I can't just betray you like that. I have to wait until you guys are out of the country again." <p>
    "Tour isn't for another month," Skylar bit her lip. <p>
    Sierra shrugged. "I can survive until then," she lied, but Skylar detected no secrecy behind her words. <p>
    "Sierra, he whipped you." <p>
    "Rogue will stop him next time," Sierra looked down. <p>
    "Rogue has no power over Demitri, he's ruthless and she's thin." A voice suddenly said. <p>
    "I thought you said we were alone," Sierra shot a glance at Skylar, who shrugged her shoulders, shaking her head to indicate she had no idea. <p>
    "Hello, Sierra," a girl stepped into the room, yawning and stretching. <p>
    "Tana," Sierra nodded tiredly. <p>
    Tana stood surveying th two for a moment, then smiled slightly. "Wow, you two really do look alike. You sure you're not related?" <p>
    "Positive," Skylar folded her arms, looking worried as she turned back to Sierra. "You have to leave now." <p>
    "Why?" <p>
    "Because I don't hold Demitri to his word. He'll kill you." <p>
    Tana looked suddenly angry. "Demitri? This is about HIM?" <p>
    "He's been running things since you left," Sierra told her quietly. <p>
    Tana sighed in exasperation. <p>
    "Well, this changes everything." <p>
    <br>
    <p>
    Bleh. Hope you enjoyed. It's just a clip, and I'm bored. Bai.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2014

    Tale of the London Street Rats (Part 2)

    Oh, I guess this is all the same result. Heh. <p>
    "Whatever, it doesn't matter anyway. Demitri's gonna be pissed that we were out so long," Edward said, glancing around the corner after a second's hesitation. "Do you think he's still following?" <p>
    "I've stolen from him many times, he never leaves his fruit stand unattended for longer than a few minutes. I'm sure he went back," Ian shrugged. <p>
    "You wouldn't know that if you could steal without anyone kowing," Sierra pointed out, raising an eyebrow challengingly. <p>
    "Well, unlike you, I am slightly tall and muscley, so..." Ian huffed sigh, waving his hand in dismissal to end the discussion. "Alright. Shall we?" <p>
    Edward nodded slowly. <p>
    Sierra said nothing, looking down. <p>
    "Don't tell me you've got a job tonight," Ian said stiffly. <p>
    "I've got to make money somehow," she shrugged, swallowing. <p>
    "Demitri is going to kill you if he finds out again," Edward grimaced. <p>
    "Then maybe I won't come back," she frowned, rubbing her shoulder with a wince. <p>
    The three quieted, each knowing very well how untruthful she was about leaving. <p>
    "If you left, you know what would happen." Edward's gaze hardened. "...Your friend would..." <p>
    "I know," Sierra shook her head, sighing. She clenched amd unclenched her fists repeatedly, closing er eyes. "It's absolutely ridiculous, being afraid of him, though." <p>
    "Yeah, all he is is a hunk of muscle and tattoos and piercings," Ian joked, but no one laughed. <p>
    Edward and Ian nodded, and Sierra nodded in return. Then they all turned seperate ways and walked off. <p>
    <br>
    Skylar sat on the balcony, sketching a picture of the Westminster clock tower. She humed as she worked, pushing her nerd glasses up on her nose every so often, her pencil carving skillful lines into the paper. <p>
    A rock suddenly landed beside her, and she gasped, standing quickly and looking over the edge of the railing. <p>
    Sierra stood below, her facw wiped of emotion as she stared up. <p>
    Skylar sighed in relief. "I'll be at the door, just a sec–" <p>
    "It's fine," Sierra called up, seizing the strands of vine traced up the balcony's supporting column and climbing up skillfuly. She reached the top and climbed over the railing, and Skylar noticed how tense she looked. <p>
    "Can we go inside? Nobody can hear this. It's important." <p>
    Skylar looked quizical, but said nothing, nodding and motioning for the girl to follow her as she crept back inside. <p>
    She slid the sliding glass door shut, turning to Sierra worriedly. "Harry should be here soon, but he's the only other person. What's up?" <p>
    "Still stuck to Curly?" Sierra cracked a small smile, and Skylar reddened, but she didn't have time to answer before the girl was talking again. "So I've been leaving the compound occassionally to employ myself around the city." <p>
    Skylar nodded slowly, this knowledge already familiar to her. <p>
    "And Demitri has strictly prohibitted my leave from the compound, so when I work too late and come back empty-handed..." she winced, peeling down the sleeve of her shirt to expose her shoulder, where a whip scar was etched into her skin. Skylar blinked in surprise. <p>
    "No. Freaking. Way." <p>
    "Yes way," Sierra said impatiently, narrowing her eyes and pulling back up her sleeve. "But, Skylar, I made a deal with him that I would never leave for good, and last time I dn't return on time and he found our about it... he..." she closed her eyes, folding her arms. "He threatened to kidnap you."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2014

    Tale of the London Street Rats (Part 1)

    He snatched the banana and dashed away from the man, grinning in victory as he flung himself around the corner and jumped off the roofing onto the street. <p>
    "Hey!" The plump sailsman cried after him, waving a pudgy fist. "You get back here with that! I'll call the authorities on 'yeh!" <p>
    The boy dove into an open alleyway without a worry for the man behind him, gasping for breath, his eyes wild as he gazed at the stolen food. Of course the man wouldn't call the authorities. This was the black market, after all, and if the police came, they were all busted. <p>
    "Did you get it, Ian?" A strong feminine voice asked from above. <p>
    The boy looked up to see a small, dark-haired girl slung carelessly across the laundry wires stretching across the alleyway, her worn combat boot wedged into a crevice between the brick of the left wall. <p>
    "What do you care?" He scoffed. "You've got your little money-making scheme and we all know it. You don't need this fruit." <p>
    "Don't make me take it from you." <p>
    "Stay back," he glared as she giggled. <p>
    She reached down to take the banana, and he jumped back, raising his voice. "It's mine! Get your own, Sierra!" <p>
    "Correction, I believe it's his," Sierra pointed with a roll of her eyes at the front of the alley, and Ian whipped around, cursing as Sierra sn<_>ickered and swung herself up through the window supporting her wires. <p>
    The salesman stood in Ian's path, red and panting, blocking any means of escape. <p>
    "You," he hissed, his beady little eyes narrowing in distaste. He lunged forward in a speed that surprised Ian, but the street rat's reflexes were still quicker, and the boy ducked under his outstretched arms and sprinted away, back out into the street and down the road. <p>
    "Ian?" A tall tattooed boy asked as he passed. He broke into a run from where he'd been standing surveying the street with his lit ci<_>garrette, falling into a run to keep up with the other boy. <p>
    "Grovante the sailsman again," Ian said over his shoulder, and the tatooed boy rolled his eyes, slowing. <p>
    "Diversion?" <p>
    "If you would be so kind, Edward, that'd be fantastic." He perked up, picking up speed and flinging himself around a corner to an empty street. <p>
    Edward chuckled and skidded to a stop, turning back around and spotting an oversized man jogging down the street. <p>
    "Hey!" Edward cried. "Mr. Grovante! Your cart is on fire!" <p>
    The fat man halted abruptly and spun around in fear, and Edward sn<_>iggered, about to turn around and run in the oppote direction of Ian, but a hand seized his wrist and dragged him around the corner. <p>
    He stumbled and fell awkwardly against a fancy street bench, bracing himself against the arms and flipping over quickly to see who'd grabbed him. <p>
    "Sierra," he complained as his green eyes met her brown. <p>
    She smirked. "Haven't I told you how dangerous the big one is? He'd love to call the police and have us taken to Foster homes, if only it wouldn't put his fruit stand in jeapordy." <p>
    Edward rolled his eyes, adjusting his beanie and sitting up. "Yeah? Well, I'd like to set that fruit stand on fire." <p>
    "Same," Ian said as he returned to them, his brow showing a sheen of sweat from running. "And by the way, I'm not going back for your fruit. Mine was enough of a risk."<p>
    "Where is it?" Sierra asked, her calculated brown eyes narrowing in amusement.<p>
    "I ate it," he answered smugly, and furry flashed through Sierra's eyes, but Edward nudged her. <p>
    More next res.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2014

    ATTENTION!!!!

    The Dragon Rider will continue at rider res 1! Please spread the word about my story!~ Kayla

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2014

    Dαηηγ story at

    Nro res 1

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2014

    A mlp fanfic is at...

    Demon in me reses. I think part four is missing. And its not finnished. T-T

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2014

    §єЂ story at

    "ses" res one two and three

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2014

    STORYS GO HERE AND MUST BE UP BY SUNDAY

    STORYS GO HERE AND MUST BE UP BY SUNDAY

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2014

    Hannah

    Hi

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    To SECRET MESSAGE

    Thats such a great secret you are awesome

    Btw i havent even read this book i just came for the secret message

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2012

    NEW HUNGER GAMES RP

    IS AT hyy RESULT ONE

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2012

    Mac

    Bored

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2012

    HUNGER GAMES RP

    Is at 'hyy' result one. From gmaker Ken.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2012

    Kentaro to all

    What kind of rp is this

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