An Ounce of Cure
The doctor's office was shiny and modern. Behind the desk the doctor smiled down at James Wheatley through thick glasses. "Now, then! What seems to be the trouble?"
Wheatley had been palpitating for five days straight at the prospect of coming here. "I know it's silly," he said. "But I've been having a pain in my toe."
"Indeed!" said the doctor. "Well, now! How long have you had this pain, my man?"
"About six months now, I'd say. Just now and then, you know. It's never really been bad. Until last week. You see "
"I see," said the doctor. "...
In space, a vengeful fleet waited.... Then the furred strangers arrived with a plan to save Earth's children. But the General wasn't sure if he could trust an
By AL SEVCIK
"You are General James Rothwell?"
Rothwell sighed. "Yes, Commander Aku. We have met several times."
"Ah, yes. I recognize your insignia. Humans are so alike." The alien strode importantly across the office, the resilient pads of his broad feet making little plopping sounds on the rug, and seated himself abruptly in the visitor's chair beside Rothw...
LONDON C. ARTHUR PEARSON, LIMITED HENRIETTA STREET, W.C. 1916
Minor typographical errors have been corrected without note. Dialect spellings have been retained. The oe ligature has been transcribed as [oe].
I. THE UNKNOWN QUANTITY 7
II. THE ARMLESS MAN 19
III. THE TOMTOM CLUE 33
IV. THE CASE OF SIR ALISTER MOERAN 43
V. THE KISS ...
The Moon Endureth
Tales and Fancies
From the Pentlands looking North and South
I The Company of the Marjolaine
II A Lucid Interval
The Shorter Catechism (revised version)
III The Lemnian
Stocks and stones
V Streams of water in the South
The Gipsy's song to the lady Cassilis
VI The grove of Ashtaroth
VII The riding of Ninemileburn
VIII The Kings of Orion
IX The green ...
THE DAY TIME STOPPED MOVING
By BRADNER BUCKNER
All Dave Miller wanted to do was commit suicide in peace. He tried, but the things that happened after he'd pulled the trigger were all wrong. Like everyone standing around like statues. No St. Peter, no pearly gate, no pitchforks or halos. He might just as well have saved the bullet!
Dave Miller would never have done it, had he been in his right mind. The Millers were not a melancholy stock, hardly the sort of people you expect to read about in the morning paper who have taken their live...
Jack London credited his skill of story-telling to the days he spent as a hobo learning to fabricate tales to get meals from sympathetic strangers. In The Road, he relates the tales and memories of his days on the hobo road, including how the hobos would elude train crews and his travels with Kelly’s Army.
(New York: Macmillan)
The Real Thing, Blowed in the Glass
HOLDING HER DOWN
HOBOES THAT PASS IN THE NIGHT
By FREDRIC BROWN
Here is a brace of vignettes by the Old Vignette Master ... short and sharp ... like a hypodermic!
Illustrated by STONE
"The first time machine, gentlemen," Professor Johnson proudly informed his two colleagues. "True, it is a small scale experimental model. It will operate only on objects weighing less than three pounds, five ounces and for distances into the past and future of twelve minutes or less. But it works."
The small scale model looked like a small scale a postage scale except for two ...
E text prepared by Glynn Burleson and revised by Joseph E. Loewenstein, M.D.
SIXES AND SEVENS
I. THE LAST OF THE TROUBADOURS II. THE SLEUTHS III. WITCHES' LOAVES IV. THE PRIDE OF THE CITIES V. HOLDING UP A TRAIN VI. ULYSSES AND THE DOGMAN VII. THE CHAMPION OF THE WEATHER VIII. MAKES THE WHOLE WORLD KIN IX. AT ARMS WITH MORPHEUS X. A GHOST OF A CHANCE XI. JIMMY HAYES AND MURIEL XII. THE DOOR OF UNREST XIII. THE DUPLICITY OF HARGRAVES XIV. LET ME FEEL YOUR PUL...
[Illustration: WASHINGTON IRVING]
THE SHORT STORY
With Introduction and Notes
W. PATTERSON ATKINSON, A.M.
VICE PRINCIPAL OF THE LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL JERSEY CITY
ALLYN AND BACON
Boston New York Chicago
COPYRIGHT, 1916, BY ALLYN AND BACON.
Norwood Press J. S. Cushing Co. Berwick & Smith Co. Norwood, Mass., U.S.A.
This book is the result of actual work with first year High School pupils. Furthermore, the completed text has been tried out with them. Their difficulties, standards of reading, and the average development of their minds ...
This is a collection of 3 of Harry Harrison marvelous early stories that were published in Galaxy, Analog and Fantastic Universe. The Repairman (1958) is a straight fun SF story of a man getting a job done. It is most typical of his later style in series like the Stainless Steel Rat; Toy Shop (1962), a short piece exploring bureaucratic blindness and one ingenious way around it and The Velvet Glove (1956), my favorite for its writing style, fun perspective, sly social commentary on the scene in 1956 and just plain delightful imagination. And he manages to pack excitement and mystery in at the ...