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Haikus from Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas, Pere

From a book categorized as Foreign Language Study / English as a Second Language and 94 pages follows a description and a number of hidden haikus found in the book:The first of two sequels written for "The Three Musketeers," Dumas' beloved characters return for more adventurous duty in "Twenty Years After." As the title suggests, two decades have elapsed since D'Artagnan and his friends have prevailed over the evil machinations of Cardinal Richelieu and the icy Milady. However, danger and political intrigue still abound in both France and England, where the former is on the brink of civil war and the latter is nearly in the control of Cromwell. Add to these situations the scheming Cardinal Mazarin and the malevolent Mordaunt, son of Milady, and the retired Musketeers find themselves whisked out of retirement and directly into the chaotic swirl of stratagems, conflicted loyalties, and the effects from the passage of time in this impassioned fight for Queen a…
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Haikus from Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930 by Various

From a book categorized as and 574 pages follows a description and a number of hidden haikus found in the book:Download the epub for free hereDownload the book in raw text for free here
He reached for a check
 book in his inner pocket
and began to write.

The bunk was empty
 where the blankets had been thrown
hurriedly aside.

asked the officer,
 and Thorpe gave his position
as he had checked it.

I will be safe through
 the day, and besides, the beast
has gutted this ship.

He tried the wireless
 and got an instant response
from the destroyer.

Warn them--" His frantic,
 hissing dots and dashes died
immediately.

I don't have to pull
 the trigger at all--just let
go and they'll go off.

Almost on his words
 the gray mist out the cabin
windows seemed to flame.

Every republic
 has some fiend at work in it.
And they're organized.

There was a movement
 at the edge of the jungle
and a puff of smoke.

She smiled up at him.
 "But they didn't." "No.... God loves

Haikus from Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, Apr 2, 1919 by Various

From a book categorized as and pages follows a description and a number of hidden haikus found in the book:Download the epub for free hereDownload the book in raw text for free here
This no doubt accounts
 for so many men closing
their eyes whilst travelling.

Haikus from Mr. Standfast by John Buchan

From a book categorized as Fiction / Classics and 313 pages follows a description and a number of hidden haikus found in the book:John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir GCMG GCVO CH PC (/ˈbʌxən/; 26 August 1875 – 11 February 1940) was a Scottish novelist, historian and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada, the 15th since Canadian Confederation.
After a brief legal career, Buchan simultaneously began his writing career and his political and diplomatic careers, serving as a private secretary to the colonial administrator of various colonies in southern Africa. He eventually wrote propaganda for the British war effort in the First World War. Buchan was in 1927 elected Member of Parliament for the Combined Scottish Universities, but he spent most of his time on his writing career, notably writing The Thirty-Nine Steps and other adventure fiction. In 1935 he was appointed Governor General of Canada by King George V, on the recommendation of Prime Minister of Canada R. B.…

Haikus from Greenmantle by John Buchan

From a book categorized as Fiction / Action & Adventure and 360 pages follows a description and a number of hidden haikus found in the book:I had just finished breakfast and was filling my pipe when I got Bullivant's telegram. It was at Furling, the big country house in Hampshire where I had come to convalesce after Loos, and Sandy, who was in the same case, was hunting for the marmalade. I flung him the flimsy with the blue strip pasted down on it, and he whistled.'Hullo, Dick, you've got the battalion. Or maybe it's a staff billet. You'll be a blighted brass-hat, coming it heavy over the hard-working regimental officer. And to think of the language you've wasted on brass-hats in your time!'I sat and thought for a bit, for the name 'Bullivant' carried me back eighteen months to the hot summer before the war. I had not seen the man since, though I had read about him in the papers. For more than a year I had been a busy battalion officer, with no…

Haikus from The Thirty-nine Steps by John Buchan

From a book categorized as Fiction / Classics and 160 pages follows a description and a number of hidden haikus found in the book:Richard Hannay has just returned to England after years in South Africa and is thoroughly bored with his life in London. But then a murder is committed in his flat, just days after a chance encounter with an American who had told him about an assassination plot which could have dire international consequences. An obvious suspect for the police and an easy target for the killers, Hannay goes on the run in his native Scotland where he will need all his courage and ingenuity to stay one step ahead of his pursuers.Download the epub for free hereDownload the book in raw text for free here
Someone must have been
 searching for something--perhaps
for the pocket-book.

I saw that main roads
 were no place for me, and turned
into the byways.

There was nothing but
 short heather, and bare hill bent,
and the white highway.

he said pleasantly.
 'I back our Kenner an…

Haikus from Prester John by John Buchan

From a book categorized as Fiction / Action & Adventure and 305 pages follows a description and a number of hidden haikus found in the book:Prester John is an adventure novel by John Buchan. It tells the story of a young Scotsman named David Crawfurd and his adventures in South Africa, where a Zulu uprising is tied to the medieval legend of Prester John. Crawfurd is similar in many ways to Buchan's later character, Richard Hannay. The legends of Prester John were popular in Europe from the 12th through the 17th centuries, and told of a Christian patriarch and king said to rule over a Christian nation lost amidst the Muslims and pagans in the Orient. Written accounts of this kingdom are variegated collections of medieval popular fantasy. Prester John was reportedly a descendant of one of the Three Magi, said to be a generous ruler and a virtuous man, presiding over a realm full of riches and strange creatures, in which the Patriarch of the Saint Thomas Christians resided. His k…