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ZEN

By JEROME BIXBY

Because they were so likable and intelligent and adaptable they were vastly dangerous!

[Illustration: Illustrated by ASHMAN]

It's difficult, when you're on one of the asteroids, to keep from tripping, because it's almost impossible to keep your eyes on the ground. They never got around to putting portholes in spaceships, you know unnecessary when you're flying by GB, and psychologically inadvisable, besides so an asteroid is about the only place, apart from Luna, where you can really see the stars.

There are so many stars in an as...

The Last Evolution –by: John Wood Campbell

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A Classic Reprint from AMAZING STORIES, August, 1932

The Last Evolution

By JOHN W. CAMPBELL, Jr.

I am the last of my type existing today in all the Solar System. I, too, am the last existing who, in memory, sees the struggle for this System, and in memory I am still close to the Center of Rulers, for mine was the ruling type then. But I will pass soon, and with me will pass the last of my kind, a poor inefficient type, but yet the creators of those who are now, and will be, long after I pass forever.

So I am setting down my record on the mentatype....

Twilight Stories

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TWILIGHT STORIES

By Various

Margaret Sydney, Susan Coolidge, Joaquin Miller, Mrs. Amy Therese Powelson, Etc.

We went to the show one night, And it certainly was a great sight, This tiger to see, Fierce as he could be, And roaring with all his might.

CHRISTMAS DAY.

The Christmas chimes are pealing high Beneath the solemn Christmas sky, And blowing winds their notes prolong Like echoes from an angel's song; Good will and peace, peace and good will Ring out the carols glad and gay, Telling the heavenly message st...

The Fall of the House of Usher

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The Fall of the House of Usher

Son coeur est un luth suspendu; Sitot qu'on le touche il resonne. DE BERANGER.

During the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year, when the clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens, I had been passing alone, on horseback, through a singularly dreary tract of country; and at length found myself, as the shades of the evening drew on, within view of the melancholy House of Usher. I know not how it was but, with the first glimpse of the building, a sense of insufferable gloom pervade...

Der Schu von der Kanzel –by: Conrad Ferdinand Meyer

Der Schuss von der Kanzel ist eine humoristische Novelle von Conrad Ferdinand Meyer (1825–1898), die vom Werk Gottfried Kellers beeinflusst ist und zwischen Mai und August 1877 entstanden ist. Sie wurde erstmals im Zürcher Taschenbuch auf das Jahr 1878 ver"offentlicht.

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Der Schuss von der Kanzel

Novelle

Conrad Ferdinand Meyer

Erstes Kapitel

Zween geistliche M"anner stiegen in der zweiten Abendstunde eines Oktobertages von dem hochgelegenen "Utikon nach dem Landungsplatze Obermeilen hinunter. Der kürzeste Weg vom Pfarrhause, das bequem neben der Kirche auf...

Seeing Things at Night –by: Heywood Broun

This Book is a collection of humorous short stories which describe the comedy in everyday things and situations.

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SEEING THINGS AT NIGHT

BY HEYWOOD BROUN

[Illustration: colophon]

NEW YORK HARCOURT, BRACE AND COMPANY 1921

COPYRIGHT, 1921, BY HARCOURT, BRACE AND COMPANY, INC.

PRINTED IN THE U. S. A. BY THE QUINN & BODEN COMPANY RAHWAY, N. J.

TO HEYWOOD BROUN, 3RD

Introduction

The first difficulty was the title. It was felt that Seeing Things at Night might suggest theatrical essays to the exclusion of anything else. That was not the author's intention....

Monday or Tuesday –by: Virginia Woolf

Adeline Virginia Woolf was an English author, essayist, publisher, and writer of short stories, regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a member of the Bloomsbury Group. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs. Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927), and Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own (1929), with its famous dictum, "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction."

Makers of Many Things –by: Eva March Tappan

How are friction matches made? How do rags and trees become paper? Who makes the dishes on our tables? Published in 1916, this children's book explains the origins of everyday items in an entertaining and informative way. There are plenty of illustrations, so please feel free to read along.

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THE INDUSTRIAL READERS

Book III

MAKERS OF MANY THINGS

BY

EVA MARCH TAPPAN, PH.D.

Author of "England's Story," "American Hero Stories," "Old World Hero Stories," "Story of the Greek People," "Story of the Roman People," etc. Editor of "The Children's Hour."

[Ill...

American Fairy Tales –by: L. Frank Baum

This collection of fantasy stories was originally serialized in regional newspapers, prior to being published as a complete volume. The stories, as critics have noted, lack the high-fantasy aspect of the best of Baum’s work, in Oz or out. With ironic or nonsensical morals attached to their ends, their tone is more satirical, glib, and tongue-in-cheek than is usual in children’s stories; the serialization in newspapers for adult readers was appropriate for the materials. (Introduction by Wikipedia and Matthew Reece)

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American Fairy Tales

By L. FRANK BAUM

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Uncle Remus –by: Joel Chandler Harris

Bearing a striking resemblance to Aesop of Aesop's Fables fame, American author Joel Chandler Harris' Uncle Remus is also a former slave who loves to tell simple and pithy stories. Uncle Remus or to give it its original title, Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings was published in late 1880 and received instant acclaim. The book was reviewed in hundreds of journals and newspapers across the country, leading to its immense success, both critical and financial.

“Remus” was originally a fictional character in a newspaper column. Harris, who was a journalist with t...

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