Proof that carrying a Bible or book with you is a good idea: Civil War Prayer Book which stopped a Bullet at the Battle of Roanoke Island, N. C. and saved the life of Private Edward R. Graton, Co. C, 25th Regt. Mass. while it was tucked inside his uniform coat breast pocket.
'Volume the First' of Jane Austen’s Juvenilia manuscripts, which includes her very early writings.
When Laura was 60 years old, she wrote her first book, Little House In The Big Woods, so those stories would not be lost. She thought about how she had seen the settling of the frontier -- the woods, Indian Territory of the Great Plains, the frontier towns, the coming of the railroad, and homesteading on the prairie. She thought of writing the story of her childhood in eight volumes that would cover each aspect of the American frontier. These became the Little House series.