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George Walker at Suez

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This etext was produced by David Price, email ccx074@coventry.ac.uk, from the 1864 Chapman and Hall "Tales of all Countries" edition.

GEORGE WALKER AT SUEZ

by Anthony Trollope

Of all the spots on the world's surface that I, George Walker, of Friday Street, London, have ever visited, Suez in Egypt, at the head of the Red Sea, is by far the vilest, the most unpleasant, and the least interesting. There are no women there, no water, and no vegetation. It is surrounded, and indeed often filled, by a world of sand. A scorching sun is always overhe...

Pleasant Journey –by: Richard F. Thieme

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PLEASANT JOURNEY

It's nice to go on a pleasant journey. There is, however, a very difficult question concerning the other half of the ticket ...

BY RICHARD F. THIEME

Illustrated by George Schelling

"What do you call it?" the buyer asked Jenkins.

"I named it 'Journey Home' but you can think up a better name for it if you want. I'll guarantee that it sells, though. There's nothing like it on any midway."

"I'd like to try it out first, of course," Allenby said. "Star Time uses only the very best, you know."

"Yes, I know," Jenki...

A Matter of Proportion –by: Anne Walker

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A MATTER OF PROPORTION

In order to make a man stop, you must convince him that it's impossible to go on. Some people, though, just can't be convinced.

BY ANNE WALKER

Illustrated by Bernklau

[Illustration]

In the dark, our glider chutes zeroed neatly on target only Art Benjamin missed the edge of the gorge. When we were sure Invader hadn't heard the crashing of bushes, I climbed down after him. The climb, and what I found, left me shaken. A Special Corps squad leader is not expendable by order. Clyde Esterbrook, my second and ICEG...

The Shining Cow –by: Alex James

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This is NOT a story about sinister aliens from outer space. This is simply the story of what happened to poor Junius when she found herself much too close to a Flying Saucer, long enough so she could be analyzed and long enough to cause some strange happenings on that farm.

the shining cow

by ALEX JAMES

Robbie whined and acted like his eyes were burning, as if he'd gotten dust or something even stranger into them....

Zack Stewart stared sleepily into the bottom of his cracked coffee cup as his wife began to gather the bre...

Contos d Aldeia

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ALBERTO BRAGA

CONTOS D'ALDEIA

2.^a EDIC~AO

COMPANHIA PORTUGUEZA EDITORA

PORTO 1916

ALBERTO BRAGA

CONTOS D'ALDEIA

PORTO COMPANHIA PORTUGUESA EDITORA 1916

A MINHAS IRM~AS

A GUERRA

Logo abaixo dos acudes, ficava de uma banda do rio a azenha do Euzebio moleiro, e da margem opposta, um pouco mais abaixo, a azenha do tio Anselmo.

Eram dous velhotes viuvos, de bons sessenta annos, e amigos desde creancas. Para contradicc~ao do anexim popular, estes dois moleiros queriam se como dois irm~aos, a despeito de serem do mesmo officio.

Parece que o rio, n'...

A Ride Across Palestine

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This etext was produced by David Price, email ccx074@coventry.ac.uk, from the 1864 Chapman and Hall "Tales of all Countries" edition.

A RIDE ACROSS PALESTINE

by Anthony Trollope

Circumstances took me to the Holy Land without a companion, and compelled me to visit Bethany, the Mount of Olives, and the Church of the Sepulchre alone. I acknowledge myself to be a gregarious animal, or, perhaps, rather one of those which nature has intended to go in pairs. At any rate I dislike solitude, and especially travelling solitude, and was, therefore, rath...

The Stutterer –by: R. R. Merliss

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THE STUTTERER

BY R. R. MERLISS

A man can be killed by a toy gun he can die of fright, for heart attacks can kill. What, then, is the deadly thing that must be sealed away, forever locked in buried concrete a thing or an idea?

Illustrated by Riley

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Out of the twenty only one managed to escape the planet. And he did it very simply, merely by walking up to the crowded ticket window at one of the rocket ports and buying passage to Earth. His Army identification papers passed the harassed inspection of the agent, and he gratefully and sile...

Tales of the Argonauts

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TALES OF THE ARGONAUTS

By Bret Harte

CONTENTS

THE ROSE OF TUOLUMNE

A PASSAGE IN THE LIFE OF MR. JOHN OAKHURST

WAN LEE, THE PAGAN

HOW OLD MAN PLUNKETT WENT HOME

THE FOOL OF FIVE FORKS

BABY SYLVESTER

AN EPISODE OF FIDDLETOWN

A JERSEY CENTENARIAN

THE ROSE OF TUOLUMNE

CHAPTER I

It was nearly two o'clock in the morning. The lights were out in Robinson's Hall, where there had been dancing and revelry; and the moon, riding high, painted the black windows with silver. The cavalcade, that an hour ago had shocked the sedate pines with song and laughte...

The First One –by: Herbert D. Kastle

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THE FIRST ONE

By HERBERT D. KASTLE

Illustrated by von Dongen

[Transcriber's Note: This etext was produced from Analog July 1961. Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the U.S. copyright on this publication was renewed.]

The first man to return from beyond the Great Frontier may be welcomed ... but will it be as a curiosity, rather than as a hero...?

There was the usual welcoming crowd for a celebrity, and the usual speeches by the usual po...

Men of Zanzibar –by: Richard Harding Davis

This is the story of Hemingway, who, after a hunting trip in Uganda, settles in Zanzibar for a while to live among the English-speaking expatriate community on that island. While keeping his true identity well to himself, he falls in love with Ms. Polly Adair, the American Belle of the little society. But when he asks her to marry him, it seems that Ms. Adair has a secret...

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THE LOST ROAD

THE NOVELS AND STORIES OF

RICHARD HARDING DAVIS

TO

MY WIFE

Contains:

THE LOST ROAD THE MIRACLE OF LAS PALMAS EVIL TO HIM WHO EVIL THINKS THE M...

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