"The insane asylum on Blackwell's Island is a human rat-trap. It is easy to get in, but once there it is impossible to get out." Twenty-three-year-old journalist Nellie Bly, describing New York City's most notorious mental institution, wrote those words in 1887 after getting herself committed to the asylum. After her release she wrote a shocking expose called Ten Days in a Madhouse, launching her career as a world-famous investigative reporter and helping to improve conditions at mental institutions across the United States. Her story is just as remarkable today as it was shen she wrote it. Soon to be a major motion picture. Newly designed and typeset by Waking Lion Press.
Who is Geronimo Stilton? That's me! I run a newspaper, but my true passion is writing tales of adventure. Here in New Mouse City, the capital of Mouse Island, my books are all bestsellers! My stories are full of fun - tastier than Swiss cheese and tangier than extra-sharp cheddar. They are whisker-licking-good stories, and that's a promise! Lost in a dark, spooky forest! It was truly a fur-raising experience for a 'fraidy-mouse like me. So I sought shelter in a crumbling old mansion. The place was completely empty ... or so I thought. But I quickly discovered that it was haunted - by cats! Let me tell you, this was one case where curiosity almost killed the mouse.
The famous Bayou Boys are called upon to solve the mystery of a haunted theater in the garden District of New Orleans. The longtime theater has been taken over by the City and leased out for business. Someone...or something...is trying to scare the new tenants away. And Peter and Bart must call upon their creativity, wherewithal and sheer guts to confront the ghostly presence, the City Council and the owners past and present. BASED ON A TRUE STORY.
Lossville, USA. Population 1. We've all made that trip. No matter who (or what) it is we lose, it hurts. And we're stuck with one question: Why? What if there was a definitive answer to that question? What if we could pinpoint the one thing that brings us hope? In The Tenacity of Hope, you'll find that answer. For 30 days you'll explore life's tough issues through the lens of real people who experienced them in gut wrenching ways. The Tenacity of Hope will help you process your pain and turn your gaze upon Jesus Christ-our ultimate hope.
It was the night before the day fixed for his coronation, and the young King was sitting alone in his beautiful chamber. His courtiers had all taken their leave of him, bowing their heads to the ground, according to the ceremonious usage of the day, and had retired to the Great Hall of the Palace, to receive a few last lessons from the Professor of Etiquette; there being some of them who had still quite natural manners, which in a courtier is, I need hardly say, a very grave offence.
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