Werner S"oderstr"om, Porvoo, 1885.
Jouluaatto oli tullut. Ty"ot oli lopetettu, kylyt kylvetty, pahnat
lattioille levitetty, kynttil"at paloivat. K"oyhinkin oli parahan valonsa
pannut majaansa kirkastamaan. Juhlapuvuissansa istuivat ihmiset ja
veisasivat juhlavirtt"a. Ja niin oli laita meid"an pit"aj"ass"a ja
naapuripit"aj"ass"a ja kolmannessa pit"aj"ass"a ja niin kaikkia...
THE SNOW IMAGE
OTHER TWICE TOLD TALES
Respectable looking individual makes his bow and addresses the public.
In my daily walks along the principal street of my native town, it has
often occurred to me, that, if its growth from infancy upward, and the
vicissitude of characteristic scenes that have passed along this
thoroughfare during the more than two centur...
STORIES BY FOREIGN AUTHORS GERMAN
CHRISTIAN GELLERT'S LAST CHRISTMAS ...... BY BERTHOLD AUERBACH
A GHETTO VIOLET ..... BY LEOPOLD KOMPERT
THE SEVERED HAND .... BY WILHELM HAUFF
PETER SCHLEMIHL..... BY ADELBERT VON CHAMISSO
The translations in this volume, where previously published, are used by arrangement with the owners of the copyrights (as specified at the beginning of each story). Translations made especially for the series are covered by its general copyright. All rights in both classes are reserved.
CHRISTIAN GELLERT'S LAST CHR...
AT A WINTER'S FIRE
Author of The Lake of Wine , etc.
All except three of the following Tales have already appeared in English or American Magazines. The best thanks of the author are due to the Editors of the "Cornhill," "Macmillan's," "Lippincott's" and "Pearson's" Magazines, and to the Editor of the "Sketch," for permission to reprint such of the stories as have been published in their pages.
THE MOON STRICKEN
JACK AND JILL
THE VANISHING HOUSE
WILLIAM TYRWHITT'S "COPY"
A LAZY ROMANCE
LA MERE BAUCHE
from "Tales from All Countries"
The Pyreneean valley in which the baths of Vernet are situated is not
much known to English, or indeed to any travellers. Tourists in
search of good hotels and picturesque beauty combined, do not
generally extend their journeys to the Eastern Pyrenees. They rarely
get beyond Luchon; and in this they are right, as they thus end their
peregrinations at the most lovely spot among these mountains, and are
as a rule so deceived, imposed on, and bewildered by guides,
innkeepers, and horse owners, at this other...
[Illustration: Illustrated by Paul Orban ]
High Dragon Bump
BY DON THOMPSON
If it took reduction or torch
hair, the Cirissins wanted a
bump. Hokum, thistle, gluck.
A young and very beautiful girl with golden blond hair and smooth skin
the color of creamed sweet potatoes floated in the middle of the
windowless metal room into which Wayne Brighton drifted. The girl was
not exactly naked, but her few filmy clothes concealed nothing.
Wayne cleared his throat, his apprehension changing rapidly to
" You are going to reduce me?" h...
by Andrew Lang
with illustrations by H. J. Ford
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New York and Bombay
TO HERBERT HILLS, ESQ.
OF LIFE AND CHARACTER
It has been suggested to the Author that the incident of the Berbalangs,
in The Adventure of the Fair American, is rather improbable. He can only
refer the sceptical to the perfectly genuine authorities cited in his
I. THE GREAT IDEA
The scene was a dusky shabby little ro...
There have been a number of interesting theories advanced about
life on Mars, but few have equalled Charles Fritch's intriguing
picture of the world of Longtree and Channeljumper in its infinite
variations, tonal and thematic. The Mars of these two is an old
culture, old and finite.
by CHARLES E. FRITCH
Longtree played. His features relaxed into a gentle smile
of happiness and his body turned a bright red orange.
Longtree sat before his hole in the ground and gazed thoughtfully among...
Psychopathology has offered possible answers to why, from
time to time, people in large quantities "see" strange
things in the sky which manage to evade trained scientific
observers, or conform to what is known about the behavior
of falling or flying bodies. And mass hysteria is by no
means a product of the present century. But what if these
human foibles were deliberately being exploited?
THE FOURTH INVASION
by Henry Josephs
Dr. Clayton's face wa...
Men have fought and died for life and liberty since the beginning of time, and they will continue the fight until time finally comes to an end. Here is a thoroughly readable story about just such a situation a story which could well be a forecast of the chilling future of your children and ours.
be it ever thus
by ... Robert Moore Williams
The planet's natives were so similar to their conquerors that no one could tell them apart except for their difference in thinking.
This was Graduation Day. The senior class from the Sta...