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The Dark Door

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Transcriber's Note:

This etext was produced from The Counterfeit Man More Science Fiction Stories by Alan E. Nourse published in 1963. Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the U.S. copyright on this publication was renewed. Minor spelling and typographical errors have been corrected without note.

The Dark Door


It was almost dark when he awoke, and lay on the bed, motionless and trembling, his heart sinking in the knowledge that he should never have slept. For almost half a minute, eyes wide with fear, he lay in the s...

The Coming of the Ice

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The COMING of the ICE

By G. Peyton Wertenbaker

[Illustration: Strange men these creatures of the hundredth century ...]

Copyright, 1926, by E. P. Co., Inc.

Transcriber's Note:

This etext was produced from Amazing Stories July 1961 and was first published in Amazing Stories June 1926. Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the U.S. copyright on this publication was renewed. Minor spelling and typographical errors have been corrected without note.

A Classic Reprint from AMAZING STORIES, June, 1926

Introduction b...

Reprinted Pieces

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Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens Scanned and proofed by David Price

Reprinted Pieces


WHEN the wind is blowing and the sleet or rain is driving against the dark windows, I love to sit by the fire, thinking of what I have read in books of voyage and travel. Such books have had a strong fascination for my mind from my earliest childhood; and I wonder it should have come to pass that I never have been round the world, never have been shipwrecked, ice environed, tomahawked, or eaten.

Sitting on my rud...

Martians Never Die –by: Lucius Daniel

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martians never die


It was a wonderful bodyguard: no bark, no bite, no sting ... just conversion of the enemy!

At three fifteen, a young man walked into the circular brick building and took a flattened package of cigarettes from his shirt pocket.

"Mr. Stern?" he asked, throwing away the empty package.

Stern looked with hard eyes at the youthful reporter. He recognized the type.

"So they're sending around cubs now," he said.

"I'm no cub I've been on the paper a whole year," the reporter protested, and then stopped, realizin...

The Philosopher s Joke

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By Jerome K. Jerome

Author of "Paul Kelver," "Three Men in a Boat," etc., etc.

New York

Dodd, Mead & Company


Copyright, 1904, By Jerome K. Jerome

Copyright, 1908, By Dodd, Mead & Company

Published, September, 1908

Myself, I do not believe this story. Six persons are persuaded of its truth; and the hope of these six is to convince themselves it was an hallucination. Their difficulty is there are six of them. Each one alone perceives clearly that it never could have been. Unfortunately, they are close friends, and ...

The Last Galley Impressions and Tales

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By Arthur Conan Doyle


I have written "Impressions and Tales" upon the title page of this volume, because I have included within the same cover two styles of work which present an essential difference.

The second half of the collection consists of eight stories, which explain themselves.

The first half is made up of a series of pictures of the past which maybe regarded as trial flights towards a larger ideal which I have long had in my mind. It has seemed to me that there is a region between actua...

Advanced Chemistry –by: Jack G. Huekels

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There is a lot of entertainment and also a great deal of truth in this story. We recommend it highly.

Professor Carbonic was diligently at work in his spacious laboratory, analyzing, mixing and experimenting. He had been employed for more than fifteen years in the same pursuit of happiness, in the same house, same laboratory, and attended by the same servant woman, who in her long period of service had attained the plumpness and respectability of two hundred and ninety pounds.

[Illustration: The electric current light...

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Happy Ending

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A world had collapsed around this man a world that would never shout his praises again. The burned out cities were still and dead, the twisted bodies and twisted souls giving him their last salute in death. And now he was alone, alone surrounded by memories, alone and waiting ...

happy ending


Sometimes the queerly shaped Venusian trees seemed to talk to him, but their voices were soft. They were loyal people.

There were four men in the lifeboat that came down from the space cruis...

Short Stories of Various Types –by: Laura F. [Editor] Freck

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Merrill's English Texts


Edited with an Introduction and Notes by

LAURA F. FRECK, Head of the English Department in the High School, Jamestown, New York


Charles E. Merrill Company New York and Chicago

Merrill's English Texts

This series of books includes in complete editions those masterpieces of English Literature that are best adapted for the use of schools and colleges. The editors of the several volumes are chosen for their special qualifications in connection with the texts issued ...

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