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Autres Temps… 1916

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AUTRES TEMPS...

By Edith Wharton

Copyright, 1916, By Charles Scribner's Sons

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Mrs. Lidcote, as the huge menacing mass of New York defined itself far off across the waters, shrank back into her corner of the deck and sat listening with a kind of unreasoning terror to the steady onward drive of the screws.

She had set out on the voyage quietly enough, in what she called her "reasonable" mood, but the week at sea had given her too much time to think of things and had left her too long alone with the past.

When she was alone, it was always the past that oc...

Stories in Light and Shadow

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STORIES IN LIGHT AND SHADOW

By Bret Harte

From: "ARGONAUT EDITION" OF THE WORKS OF BRET HARTE, VOL. 13

P. F. COLLIER & SON

NEW YORK

CONTENTS

"UNSER KARL"

UNCLE JIM AND UNCLE BILLY

SEE YUP

THE DESBOROUGH CONNECTIONS

SALOMY JANE'S KISS

THE MAN AND THE MOUNTAIN

THE PASSING OF ENRIQUEZ

STORIES IN LIGHT AND SHADOW

"UNSER KARL"

The American consul for Schlachtstadt had just turned out of the broad Konig's Allee into the little square that held his consulate. Its residences always seemed to him to wear that singularly uninhabited air peculiar t...

The Hohokam Dig –by: Theodore Pratt

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From where had these attacking Indians come? Out of a long forgotten and dim past? Had their medicine man seen the one supreme vision?

the hohokam dig

by ... Theodore Pratt

At first they thought the attack was a joke. And then they realized the truth!

At first the two scientists thought the Indian attack on them was a joke perpetrated by some of their friends. After all, modern Indians did not attack white men any more.

Except that these did.

George Arthbut and Sidney Hunt were both out of New York, on the staf...

Old Mission Stories of California –by: Charles Franklin Carter

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OLD MISSION STORIES OF CALIFORNIA

By Charles Franklin Carter

Author of "The Missions of Nueva California" and "Some By ways of California"

San Francisco

Copyright 1917, by Paul Elder and Company

Contents

Foreword The Indian Sibyl's Prophecy The Flight of Padre Peyri Father Zalvidea's Money La Beata Juana Father Uria's Saints Pomponio

Foreword

Of the last six stories comprising the seven in this little collection of Stories of the Old Missions, all but one have, as a basis...

Kerfol 1916

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KERFOL

By Edith Wharton

Copyright, 1916, By Charles Scribner's Sons

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"You ought to buy it," said my host; "its Just the place for a solitary minded devil like you. And it would be rather worth while to own the most romantic house in Brittany. The present people are dead broke, and it's going for a song you ought to buy it."

It was not with the least idea of living up to the character my friend Lanrivain ascribed to me (as a matter of fact, under my unsociable exterior I have always had secret yearnings for domesticity) that I took his hint one...

This One Problem

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Piracy in the past has acquired the gaudy technicolor of high romance. In the present, piracy is as tawdry as tabloid headlines. But piracy in the far future, when presented as vividly as in this story, can be scary stuff.

this one problem

by ... M. C. Pease

The shortest distance between two points may be the long way around and a path of dishonor may well turn into the high road to virtue.

Marc Polder, Resident Comptroller of Torran, strolled idly down the dusty littered path that passed for a street. In the half light of t...

When I Grow Up –by: Richard E. Lowe

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A good many science fiction writers seem determined to depict children as little monsters. Not all children perhaps, and not with completely merciless regularity. But often enough to make us shudder. Only Richard Lowe remains independent. The youngster of this story isn't a child monster at all. He's just a "destructor." And that in itself is somehow unimaginably terrifying!

when i grow up

by ... Richard E. Lowe

The two professors couldn't agree on the fundamentals of child behavior. But that was before they met little H...

The Most Sentimental Man

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Johnson knew he was annoying the younger man, who so obviously lived by the regulations in the Colonial Officer's Manual and lacked the imagination to understand why he was doing this.... Evelyn E. Smith is famous for her bitter sweet stories of the worlds of Tomorrow.

the most sentimental man

by EVELYN E. SMITH

Once these irritating farewells were over with, he could begin to live as he wished and as he'd dreamed.

Johnson went to see the others off at Idlewild. He knew they'd expect him t...

Legends and Tales

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LEGENDS AND TALES

By Bret Harte

CONTENTS

THE LEGEND OF MONTE DEL DIABLO

THE ADVENTURE OF PADRE VINCENTIO

THE LEGEND OF DEVIL'S POINT

THE DEVIL AND THE BROKER

THE OGRESS OF SILVER LAND

THE RUINS OF SAN FRANCISCO

A NIGHT AT WINGDAM

LEGENDS AND TALES.

THE LEGEND OF MONTE DEL DIABLO.

The cautious reader will detect a lack of authenticity in the following pages. I am not a cautious reader myself, yet I confess with some concern to the absence of much documentary evidence in support of the singular incident I am about to relate...

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