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20,000-Meter Walk

1956 Leonid Spirin, USSR 1:31:27.40 1960 Vladimir Golubnichy, USSR …

Sara Teasdale: At Sea

At SeaIn the pull of the wind I stand, lonely, On the deck of a ship, rising, falling, Wild night around me, wild water under me, Whipped by the storm, screaming and calling.Earth is hostile…

From Tidewater to the Sea

Chapter 16 Chapter 18 From Tidewater to the Sea Near the mouth of the river which the explorers named Quicksand River (now Sandy), they met a party of fifteen Indians who had lat…

The Dead Sea Scrolls

The first of the Dead Sea Scroll discoveries occurred in 1947 in Qumran, a village situated about twenty miles east of Jerusalem on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea. A young Bedouin shepherd, fol…

By the Sea

ContentsThe UnchangingJune Night"Like Barley Bending""Oh Day of Fire and Sun""I Thought of You"On the DunesSprayIf Death Is Kind

Amy Lowell: Sea Shell

Sea ShellSea Shell, Sea Shell, Sing me a song, O Please! A song of ships, and sailor men, And parrots, and tropical trees,Of islands lost in the Spanish Main Which no man ever may find again…

Lewis & Clark: From Tidewater to the Sea

by NoahBrooks Down the Columbia to TidewaterCamping by the PacificFrom Tidewater to the Sea Near the mouth of the river which the explorers named Quicksand River (now …

On (and Under) the Water

Most people think Robert Fulton invented the steamboat. But in fact, John Fitch, an American, built and operated a steamboat on the Delaware River in 1787, but his passenger business failed. Fulton'…

Christina Rossetti: Under the Rose

Under the Rose'The iniquity of the fathers upon the children.'Oh the rose of keenest thorn! One hidden summer morn Under the rose I was born.I do not guess his name Who wrought my Mother's sha…