Join us on a literary world trip!
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey
Subscribe to read the full book or read the first pages for free!
All characters reduced
Fourth Down! - cover

Fourth Down!

Ralph Henry Barbour

Publisher: Librorium Editions

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Summary

We ought to be there in about twenty minutes,” observed Arnold Deering, glancing at his watch.
One of his companions in the day-coach tossed the magazine he had been idly glancing through, to the top of the pile of suitcases beside him, yawned widely, and nodded without enthusiasm.
“If nothing happens,” he agreed.
“What’s going to happen, you chump?”
“Nothing, I suppose. Only, something might. There might be an earthquake, or the train might jump the track, or——”
“Or you might talk sense, Frank! As for jumping the track, this old train couldn’t jump a crack in the floor! I guess you’re wishing something would happen so you wouldn’t have to go back.”
Available since: 11/30/2022.

Other books that might interest you

  • Little Ash Sports Carnival! - Australian tennis superstar Ash Barty teams up with Jasmin McGaughey and Jade Goodwin to bring young readers this fun and exciting new illustrated series about school sport friendship and family - cover

    Little Ash Sports Carnival! -...

    Ash Barty, Jasmin McGaughey

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Australian tennis superstar Ash Barty teams up with Jasmin McGaughey and Jade Goodwin to bring young readers this fun and exciting new illustrated series about school, sport, friendship and family. 
      
    Ash LOVES tennis. So when it's the school sports carnival, Ash wishes she was playing tennis instead. Will Ash find her school spirit and help her team win the day?   
    HarperCollins Australia Children’s 2024
    Show book
  • Cross Fire - cover

    Cross Fire

    Fonda Lee

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    “Cross Fire, like Exo, is a knockout . . . Lee’s recalibrating of traditional YA dystopian narratives continues to be a strength.” —MuggleNet 
     
    It’s time to take back Earth. 
     
    Earth’s century of peace as a colony of an alien race has been shattered. As the alien-run government navigates peace talks with the human terrorist group Sapience, Donovan tries to put his life back together and return to his duty as a member of the security forces. But a new order comes from the alien home planet: withdraw. Earth has proven too costly and unstable to maintain as a colony, so the aliens, along with a small selection of humans, begin to make plans to leave. As word of the withdrawal spreads through the galaxy, suddenly Earth becomes vulnerable to a takeover from other alien races. Aliens who do not seek to live in harmony with humans, but will ravage and destroy the planet. 
     
    As a galactic invasion threatens, Donovan realizes that Sapience holds the key that could stop the impending war. Yet in order to save humankind, all species on Earth will have to work together, and Donovan might just have to make the ultimate sacrifice to convince them. 
     
    “Brutal, intense action scenes . . . ultimately wins through to a hard-fought triumph.” —Kirkus Reviews 
     
    “Cross Fire is a solid sequel to Exo and maintains the exciting pace, twisty plot, and ethical quandaries.” —Fantasy Literature
    Show book
  • Ships - cover

    Ships

    Thomas K. Adamson

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    How can aircraft carriers support heavy jets and helicopters without sinking? Why do cruise ships the size of cities stay afloat, but submarines often disappear underwater? This title answers the questions bobbing in young readers’ minds as they learn about a fleet of diverse ships.
    Show book
  • Where is Baby Bunny? - cover

    Where is Baby Bunny?

    Eileen Spinelli

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Highlights presents Where is Baby Bunny? by Eileen Spinelli. Baby Bunny plays hide and seek.
    Show book
  • Birdie's First Day of School - cover

    Birdie's First Day of School

    Emma Lysy

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Everyone's favorite fashionista is getting ready for her BIG first day of school!Tomorrow is Birdie's first day of school and she is just SO nervous. What will her teacher be like? What should she bring? What should she WEAR? When Birdie walks into her brand-new classroom . . . oh my! A whole new world opens up as she discovers all the fun and adventure that school has to offer.
    Show book
  • Heaven God's Promise for Me - cover

    Heaven God's Promise for Me

    Anne Graham Lotz

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    The light is always on because Jesus is waiting for you. The very best part of Heaven is that he’s going to be there too. Heaven is a real place. It’s where Jesus lives and waits for those he loves to come to him. It’s a place of joy and love and hope—a place where all of God’s children, young and old, will stay and be happy forever. Engaging questions from the book will help parents reinforce the message that Heaven is a place of love that we can all look forward to seeing one day.
    Show book