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Homespun Tales

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HOMESPUN TALES

By Kate Douglas Wiggin

Introduction

These three stories are now brought together under one cover because they have not quite outworn their welcome; but in their first estate two of them appeared as gift books, with decorative borders and wide margins, a style not compatible with the stringent economies of the present moment. Luckily they belong together by reason of their background, which is an imaginary village, any village you choose, within the confines, or on the borders of York County, in the State of Maine.

In the first tale ...

Le bonheur

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REN'E BOYLESVE

DE L'ACAD'EMIE FRANCAISE

LE BONHEUR A CINQ SOUS

DIXI`EME 'EDITION

PARIS

CALMANN L'EVY, 'EDITEURS

A JEAN LOUIS VAUDOYER

De votre observatoire d'artillerie, mon cher ami, vous m'avez, à plusieurs reprises, affirmé que le journal qui vous apportait ces contes était pour vous et pour certains de vos camarades une cause de détente heureuse. D'autres lettres, recues du front et de combattants que je n'avais pas l'honneur de conna^itre, ont contribué avec les v^otres à me laisser croire que notre vieille besogne littéraire, ingrate à ...

Stories By English Authors: Italy

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STORIES BY ENGLISH AUTHORS

ITALY

CONTENTS

A FAITHFUL RETAINER James Payn BIANCA W. E. Norris GONERIL A. Mary F. Robinson THE BRIGAND'S BRIDE Laurence Oliphant MRS. GENERAL TALBOYS Anthony Trollope

A FAITHFUL RETAINER, By James Payn

When I lived in the country, which was a long time ago, our nearest neighbours were the Luscombes. They were very great personages in the country indeed, and the family were greatly "respected"; though not, so far as I could discern, for any par...

The Psychical Researcher s Tale – The Sceptical Poltergeist

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THE PSYCHICAL RESEARCHER'S TALE THE SCEPTICAL POLTERGEIST

From "The New Decameron" Volume III.

By J. D. Beresford

There was once a time (he began) when I decided that I was a fraud; that I could not be a psychical researcher any longer. I determined to give it all up, to investigate no more phenomena nor attend another séance, nor read a word about psychical research for the remainder of my life. On the contrary, I planned an intensive study of the works of the later Victorians, of that blissful period in the history of Europe when we could believe in ...

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