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Book cover: What's Bred in the BoneWhat's Bred in the Bone
by - Tit-Bits Offices ,
This novel's convoluted plot turns on questions of heredity and atavism: the ancestry of the Waring twin brothers and of Elma Clifford. Elma comes on her mother's side from a line of gypsy snake dancers, and she displays a periodic urge to dance ...
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Book cover: The White Man's FootThe White Man's Foot
by - Richard Clay and Sons ,
My brother Frank is a most practical boy. I may be prejudiced, but it seems to me somehow there's nothing like close personal contact with active volcanoes to teach a young fellow prudence, coolness, and adaptability to circumstances ...
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Book cover: The Great TabooThe Great Taboo
by - Harper & Brothers ,
Felix and Muriel have set sail on the Australasian, an ocean liner. However, one evening, as they stand on deck, a great wave pounds against the ocean liner. Muriel Ellis is thrown overboard and in his gentlemanly way, Felix jumps in after her ...
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Book cover: An African MillionaireAn African Millionaire
by - G. Bell ,
Sir Charles Van Drift spends his time jetting to exotic locales with his wife and in-laws. But on one fateful trip to the Riviera, Van Drift meets his match in Colonel Clay. He swindles Van Drift through three continents and poses a serious risk ...
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Book cover: The British BarbariansThe British Barbarians
by ,
This book is a dramatic, romantic, colonial novel. An Alien came in England to find and analyze taboos in this country. He had to take extreme caution necessary in all anthropologue investigations on points of religious or social usage.
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Book cover: Wednesday the Tenth, A Tale of the South PacificWednesday the Tenth, A Tale of the South Pacific
by - D. Lothrop Company ,
On the eighteenth day out from Sydney, we were cruising under the lee of Erromanga -- an isolated island between the New Hebrides and the Loyalty group -- when suddenly our dusky Polynesian boy, Nassaline, gave a surprised cry of 'Boat ahoy!' ...
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Book cover: The Thames Valley CatastropheThe Thames Valley Catastrophe
by - Feedbooks ,
Two bicyclists, one a Londoner, the other an American geologist named Ward, out for a pleasant bicycle trip in the idyllic Thames valley, meet on the west bank of the Thames. Their parlor chat turns to the subjects of volcanic eruptions...
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