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FLOWER FABLES
by Louisa May Alcott

The Frost King: or, The Power of Love
Eva's Visit to Fairy-Land
The Flower's Lesson
plus
Lily-Bell and Thistledown
Little Bud
Clover-Blossom
plus
Little Annie's Dream: or, The Fairy Flower

Ripple, the Water-Spirit
plus
Fairy Song

            
WAIFS AND STRAYS
by O. Henry


The Red Roses of Tonia
Round The Circle
The Rubber Plant's Story
Out of Nazareth
Confessions of a Humorist
The Sparrows in Madison Square
Hearts and Hands
The Cactus
The Detective Detector
The Dog and the Playlet
A Little Talk About Mobs
The Snow Man


PETER PAN IN THE KENSINGTON GARDENS
by J. M. Barrie

Peter Pan
The Thrush's Nest
The Little House
Lockout Time



SCIENTIFIC LECTURES
by Thomas H. Huxley

YEAST
Part        II       III 

CORAL AND CORAL REEFS
Part   I       II       III 

















INSTRUCTIONS

Choose a chapter of a book.  The text will appear on the left side of the screen and
there is a control panel on the right side.  The size of the text may be adjusted from the
browser's menubar, under "View".  After changing the size of the text, you must click on the
"calibrate" button on the control panel.   The default reading speed is 200 words per minute.
The speed may be changed by typing any reasonable value in that window.

Try to increase the speed setting slightly in each session.

When you click on "start", there will be a slight delay then a gray panel will begin
to move down over the text.  If you can read ahead of the gray panel, you are reading
at the chosen speed or faster.  This is designed to break the bad habit of "going back"
to re-read material, and to build the good habit of concentrating on the material
so that it isn't necessary to go back.

The "stop" button stops the movement of the gray panel, and "start" resumes the movement.
The speed and/or text size may be adjusted between these operations, but the "calibrate"
 button must be clicked if the text size is changed. 

The "top", "prev", and "next" buttons are for navigating around the page:
"top" takes you back to the first of the chapter.
"prev" scrolls back (up) the screen part of a "page"
"next" advances the text roughly a "page".

"Scroll to Top" is about like turning a page, moving the gray panel and the text just below it
to the top of the screen.  There is a 1-second delay, then the panel starts to move again.
This should be done when you reach a blank space on the page, or when you have gotten
a little ahead of the panel. 


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