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Belly Laugh

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[Illustration: Illustrator: Charles Berger]

BELLY LAUGH

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...

Acid Bath –by: Bill Garson

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ACID BATH

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 and other Tales

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THE GREY WOMAN AND OTHER TALES.

MRS. GASKELL

SMITH ELDER & Co 65 CORNHILL 1865]

THE GREY WOMAN. AND OTHER TALES.

BY MRS. GASKELL,

AUTHOR OF "MARY BARTON," "NORTH AND SOUTH," "SYLVIA'S LOVERS," "COUSIN PHILLIS," "CRANFORD," ETC.

ILLUSTRATED EDITION.

LONDON: SMITH, ELDER AND CO., 65, CORNHILL. M.DCCC.LXV.

[ The Right of Translation is reserved. ]

CONTENTS. PAGE

THE GREY WOMAN 5 CURIOUS IF TRUE 82 SIX WEEKS AT HEPPENHEIM 105 LIBBIE MARSH...

Changed Man And Other Tales –by: Thomas Hardy

Eleven short stories.

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A CHANGED MAN AND OTHER TALES

Contents:

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

PREFATORY NOTE

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...

Keep Out

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KEEP OUT

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 and Selected Stories

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THE TROLL GARDEN

AND

SELECTED STORIES

By Willa Cather

Contents

Selected Stories

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

SELECTED STORIES

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...

Danger! and Other Stories –by: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

This is a volume of short stories by the famous Arthur Conan Doyle.

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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

PREFACE

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...

Missing Link

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MISSING LINK

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 renewed.

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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...

There is a Tavern in the Town –by: James Stephens

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)

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HERE ARE LADIES

BY

JAMES STEPHENS

AUTHOR OF 'THE CROCK OF GOLD'

NEW YORK

THE MACMILLAN COMPANY

1914

COPYRIGHT, 1913

THE MACMILLAN COMPANY

Set up and electrotyped. Published October, 1913

Reprinted March, 1914.

CONTENTS

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...

Among the Pond People –by: Clara Dillingham Pierson

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.

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AMONG THE POND PEOPLE

BY CLARA DILLINGHAM PIERSON ...

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