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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...

Mr. Joseph Hanson, The Haberdasher

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MR. JOSEPH HANSON, THE HABERDASHER

By Mary Russell Mitford

These are good days for great heroes; so far at least as regards the general spread and universal diffusion of celebrity. In the matter of fame, indeed, that grand bill upon posterity which is to be found written in the page of history, and the changes of empires, Alexander may, for aught I know, be nearly on a par with the Duke of Wellington; but in point of local and temporary tributes to reputation, the great ancient, king though he were, must have been far behind the great modern. Even that c...

Sylph Etherege (From: The Snow Image and Other Twice-Told Tales)

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THE SNOW IMAGE

AND

OTHER TWICE TOLD TALES

SYLPH ETHEREGE

By

Nathaniel Hawthorne

On a bright summer evening, two persons stood among the shrubbery of a garden, stealthily watching a young girl, who sat in the window seat of a neighboring mansion. One of these unseen observers, a gentleman, was youthful, and had an air of high breeding and refinement, and a face marked with intellect, though otherwise of unpr...

Little Gray Lady –by: Francis Hopkinson Smith

As every Christmas for the last 20 years, the Little Gray Lady lights a candle in her room and spends the evening alone, thinking of a great mistake she has made so long ago. This year, however, things are to play out differently..

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THE LITTLE GRAY LADY

By F. Hopkinson Smith

1909

I

Once in a while there come to me out of the long ago the fragments of a story I have not thought of for years one that has been hidden in the dim lumber room of my brain where I store my by gone memories.

These fragments thrust themselves out of the past as do the cu...

The Last Penny and Other Stories

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THE

LAST PENNY,

AND

OTHER STORIES.

By T. S. ARTHUR.

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS FROM ORIGINAL DESIGNS BY CROOME.

PHILADELPHIA: LIPPINCOTT, GRAMBO & CO. 1852.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1852, by LIPPINCOTT, GRAMBO & CO. in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

STEREOTYPED BY L. JOHNSON & CO. PHILADELPHIA.

PRINTED BY C. SHERMAN.

CONTENTS.

PAGE

THE LAST PENNY 7...

How The Redoubt Was Taken 1896

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HOW THE REDOUBT WAS TAKEN

By Prosper Mérimée

Copyright, 1896, by The Current Literature Publishing Company

A friend of mine, a soldier, who died in Greece of fever some years since, described to me one day his first engagement. His story so impressed me that I wrote it down from memory. It was as follows:

I joined my regiment on September 4th. It was evening. I found the colonel in the camp. He received me rather bruskly, but having read the general's introductory letter he changed his manner and addressed me courteously.

By him I was presented to my capt...

The Last Straw –by: William J. Smith

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Transcriber's Note:

This etext was produced from Analog Science Fact & Fiction September 1963. Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the U.S. copyright on this publication was renewed.

THE LAST STRAW

Some hypotheses are rational if not logical but, by their nature, aren't exactly open to controlled experiment!

by WILLIAM J. ...

Drift from Two Shores

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DRIFT FROM TWO SHORES

by

BRET HARTE

CONTENTS

THE MAN ON THE BEACH TWO SAINTS OF THE FOOT HILLS "JINNY" ROGER CATRON'S FRIEND "WHO WAS MY QUIET FRIEND?" A GHOST OF THE SIERRAS THE HOODLUM BAND THE MAN WHOSE YOKE WAS NOT EASY MY FRIEND, THE TRAMP THE MAN FROM SOLANO THE OFFICE SEEKER A SLEEPING CAR EXPERIENCE MORNING ON THE AVENUE WITH THE ENTREES

DRIFT FROM TWO SHORES

THE MAN ON THE BEACH

I

He lived beside a river that emptied into a great ocean. The narrow strip of land that lay between him and...

Once Upon A Time

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[Illustration: "Then, how did you suppose your sister was going to read it?"]

ONCE UPON A TIME

BY

RICHARD HARDING DAVIS

ILLUSTRATED

CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS NEW YORK 1912

Copyright, 1910, by

CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

TO

GOUVERNEUR MORRIS

CONTENTS

A Question of Latitude 1

The Spy 37

The Messengers 73

A Wasted Day 97

A Charmed Life 125

The Amateur 151

The Make Believe Man ...

The Passenger –by: Kenneth Harmon

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THE PASSENGER

By KENNETH HARMON

The classic route to a man's heart is through his stomach and she was just his dish.

Illustrated by CONNELL

The transport swung past Centaurus on the last leg of her long journey to Sol. There was no flash, no roar as she swept across the darkness of space. As silent as a ghost, as quiet as a puff of moonlight she moved, riding the gravitational fields that spread like tangled, invisible spider webs between the stars.

Within the ship there was also silence, but the air was stirred by a faint, persistent vi...

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