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Orville and Wilbur Wright were a fascinating pair. Not only did they invent, build, and fly the first airplane, they were also idiosyncratic individuals who had a unique relationship, sharing a home, a bank account, and a business throughout their lives. Their story is portrayed here in brief, accessible chapters, beginning with their childhood fascination with flight and love of problem solving, then detailing their early experiments and dangerous trial runs in North Carolina, and ending with their successful flights of 1903. This well-researched and personable biography is illustrated with elegant watercolors by flight enthusiast and noted artist Robert Andrew Parker, and will be published just in time for the 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers” first flight.
A creepy, wry ghost story.
Willie McPhee has fallen on hard times. Finest bagpiper in all Scotland or not, if folks don’t have a farthing to spare for amusement, a man could freeze.
Now, wandering near—shoeless in the dark heart of the cold woods, Willie McPhee has fallen on something else—a tree trunk, he thinks. But a closer look reveals it’s a man, a DEAD man, lying in the snow. A—A—A—aaaaaah!
A poor man is a practical man, though, and that body is wearing a fine—looking pair of boots. Soon Willie’s feet are warm…but who’s that tapping on the door?