[Illustration: Illustrator: Charles Berger]
By IVAR JORGENSEN
You hear a lot of talk these days about secret weapons. If it's not a new wrinkle in nuclear fission, it's a gun to shoot around corners and down winding staircases. Or maybe a nice new strain of bacteria guaranteed to give you radio active dandruff. Our own suggestion is to pipe a few of our television commercials into Russia and bore the enemy to death.
Well, it seems that Ivar Jorgensen has hit on the ultimate engine of destruction: a weapon designe...
By VASELEOS GARSON
The starways' Lone Watcher had expected some odd developments in his singular, nerve fraught job on the asteroid. But nothing like the weird twenty one day liquid test devised by the invading Steel Blues.
Jon Karyl was bolting in a new baffle plate on the stationary rocket engine. It was a tedious job and took all his concentration. So he wasn't paying too much attention to what was going on in other parts of the little asteroid.
He didn't see the peculiar blue space ship, its rockets throttled d...
THE GREY WOMAN
SMITH ELDER & Co
THE GREY WOMAN.
AND OTHER TALES.
BY MRS. GASKELL,
AUTHOR OF "MARY BARTON," "NORTH AND SOUTH," "SYLVIA'S
LOVERS," "COUSIN PHILLIS," "CRANFORD," ETC.
SMITH, ELDER AND CO., 65, CORNHILL.
[ The Right of Translation is reserved. ]
THE GREY WOMAN 5
CURIOUS IF TRUE 82
SIX WEEKS AT HEPPENHEIM 105
Eleven short stories.
A CHANGED MAN AND OTHER TALES
Prefatory Note A Changed Man The Waiting Supper Alicia's Diary The Grave by the Handpost Enter a Dragoon A Tryst at an Ancient Earthwork What the Shepherd Saw A Committee Man of 'The Terror' Master John Horseleigh, Knight The Duke's Reappearance A Mere Interlude
I reprint in this volume, for what they may be worth, a dozen minor novels that have been published in the periodical press at various dates in the past, in order to render them accessible to readers who desire to have them i...
BY FREDERIC BROWN
With no more room left on Earth, and with Mars hanging up there
empty of life, somebody hit on the plan of starting a colony on the
Red Planet. It meant changing the habits and physical structure of
the immigrants, but that worked out fine. In fact, every possible
factor was covered except one of the flaws of human nature....
Daptine is the secret of it. Adaptine, they called it first; then it got
shortened to daptine. It let us adapt.
They explained it all to us when we were ten ye...
THE TROLL GARDEN
By Willa Cather
On the Divide Eric Hermannson's Soul The Enchanted Bluff The Bohemian Girl
The Troll Garden
Flavia and Her Artists The Sculptor's Funeral "A Death in the Desert" The Garden Lodge The Marriage of Phaedra A Wagner Matinee Paul's Case
On the Divide
Near Rattlesnake Creek, on the side of a little draw stood Canute's shanty. North, east, south, stretched the level Nebraska plain of long rust red g...
This is a volume of short stories by the famous Arthur Conan Doyle.
DANGER! AND OTHER STORIES
BY ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
AUTHOR OF "THE WHITE COMPANY," "SIR NIGEL" "RODNEY STONE," ETC.
LONDON JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET, W. 1918
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
The Title story of this volume was written about eighteen months before the outbreak of the war, and was intended to direct public attention to the great danger which threatened this country. It is a matter of history how fully this warning has been justified and how, even down to the smallest details, th...
BY FRANK HERBERT
Transcriber’s Note: This etext was produced from Astounding Science
Fiction, Volume LXII No. 6, February 1959. Extensive research did not
uncover any evidence that the U.S. copyright on this publication was
The Romantics used to say that the eyes were the windows of the Soul.
A good Alien Xenologist might not put it quite so poetically ... but he
can, if he’s sharp, read a lot in the look of an eye!
Illustrated by van Dongen
“We ought to scrape this planet clean of every living th...
The soul of Irish wit is captured in this unique tale of a barstool philosopher, the concluding story from 'Here Are Ladies' by James Stephens. (Introduction by iremonger)
HERE ARE LADIES
AUTHOR OF 'THE CROCK OF GOLD'
THE MACMILLAN COMPANY
THE MACMILLAN COMPANY
Set up and electrotyped. Published October, 1913
Reprinted March, 1914.
WOMEN THREE HEAVY HUSBANDS A GLASS OF BEER ONE AND ONE THREE WOMEN WHO WEPT THE TRIANGLE THE DAISIES THREE ANGRY PEOPLE THE THREEPENNY PIEC...
Lovely book for children written by teacher and naturalist Clara Dillingham Pierson. This book in the "Among the People" series explores the animal inhabitants of a pond. The beautiful writing brings the pond creatures into being in the reader's imagination and allows them a glimpse of the mysterious lives being carried out above and below the water's surface.
[Illustration: Frontispiece "BADDY BADDY!" Page 142 ]
AMONG THE POND PEOPLE
BY CLARA DILLINGHAM PIERSON ...