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An Ounce of Cure

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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. "...

Alien Offer

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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

ALIEN OFFER

By AL SEVCIK

ILLUSTRATOR LLEWELLYN

"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...

Uncanny Tales –by: Various

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UNCANNY TALES

LONDON C. ARTHUR PEARSON, LIMITED HENRIETTA STREET, W.C. 1916

Transcriber's Note:

Minor typographical errors have been corrected without note. Dialect spellings have been retained. The oe ligature has been transcribed as [oe].

CONTENTS

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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

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The Moon Endureth

Tales and Fancies

by

John Buchan

Contents

From the Pentlands looking North and South

I The Company of the Marjolaine Avignon 1759

II A Lucid Interval The Shorter Catechism (revised version)

III The Lemnian Atta's song

IV Space Stocks and stones

V Streams of water in the South The Gipsy's song to the lady Cassilis

VI The grove of Ashtaroth Wood magic

VII The riding of Ninemileburn Plain Folk

VIII The Kings of Orion Babylon

IX The green ...

The Day Time Stopped Moving –by: Bradner Buckner

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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...

Road –by: Jack London

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.

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THE ROAD

by

JACK LONDON

(New York: Macmillan)

1907

TO

JOSIAH FLYNT

The Real Thing, Blowed in the Glass

CONTENTS

CONFESSION

HOLDING HER DOWN

PICTURES

"PINCHED"

THE PEN

HOBOES THAT PASS IN THE NIGHT

ROAD KIDS...

Two Timer

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Two Timer

By FREDRIC BROWN

Here is a brace of vignettes by the Old Vignette Master ... short and sharp ... like a hypodermic!

Illustrated by STONE

[Illustration]

Experiment

"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 ...

Sixes and Sevens

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E text prepared by Glynn Burleson and revised by Joseph E. Loewenstein, M.D.

SIXES AND SEVENS

by

O. HENRY

CONTENTS

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...

The Short-story

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[Illustration: WASHINGTON IRVING]

THE SHORT STORY

With Introduction and Notes

BY

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.

FOREWORD

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 ...

The Repairman –by: Harry Harrison

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 ...
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