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FRANZ KAFKA

BETRACHTUNG

MDCCCCXIII

ERNST ROWOHLT VERLAG

LEIPZIG

Dies Buch wurde in 800 numerierten Exemplaren im November 1912 von der Offizin Poeschel & Trepte gedruckt No.

Copyright 1912 by Ernst Rowohlt Verlag, Leipzig

Für M. B.

INHALT

Kinder auf der Landstrasse 1

Entlarvung eines Bauernf"angers 17

Der pl"otzliche Spaziergang 27

Entschlüsse 3...

My Book Of Favourite Fairy Tales

This is a collection on well-known, favorite fairy stories, most of which we all grew up with. They were edited and retold in this volume.

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MY BOOK

OF

FAVOURITE FAIRY TALES

ILLUSTRATED BY JENNIE HARBOUR.

[Illustration: From "THE GOOSE GIRL"]

[Illustration: Painted by Jennie Harbour THE GOOSE GIRL]

MY BOOK OF

FAVOURITE FAIRY TALES

RETOLD BY THE EDITOR

& OTHERS

[Illustration]

ILLUSTRATED BY JENNIE HARBOUR

EDITED BY CAPT. EDRIC VREDENBURG

RAPHAEL TUCK &. SONS. LTP

Publishers in Their Majesties the King & Queen

LONDON...

The Make-Believe Man –by: Richard Harding Davis

Adventure was what our protagonist was looking for, when he boarded the steamer "Patience" for his holiday, and when one has a man with such a vivid imagination like Joseph Forbes Kinney as a travel companion, who seems to find adventures at every turn of the road (and if not, he manufactures them), the two travellers are sure to stumble into trouble...

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THE MAKE BELIEVE MAN

By Richard Harding Davis

I

I had made up my mind that when my vacation came I would spend it seeking adventures. I have always wished for adventures, but, though I am old enough I ...

The Invader

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THE INVADER

By Alfred Coppel

[Transcriber Note: This etext was produced from Imagination Stories of Science and Fantasy February 1953. Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the U.S. copyright on this publication was renewed.]

[Sidenote: Invading Earth was going to be a cinch, the Triomed scout decided. But to make certain he must study its inhabitants as one of them!]

The Triomed advanced stealthily across the floor of the dark cell toward the sleeping figure huddled in the cor...

Some Rambling Notes of an Idle Excursion –by: Mark Twain

Written for the Atlantic magazine in 1877, this is a collection of stories about a trip Mark Twain made with some friends to Bermuda. It contains fascinating descriptions of Bermuda the island, and some of its people as well as an explanation of why Bermuda's houses are "so white".

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SOME RAMBLING NOTES OF AN IDLE EXCURSION

by Mark Twain

I.

All the journeyings I had ever done had been purely in the way of business. The pleasant May weather suggested a novelty namely, a trip for pure recreation, the bread and butter element left out. The Reverend said he would go,...

The Great Stone Face and Other Tales of the White Mountains –by: Nathaniel Hawthorne

A collection of four short stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the common theme of which is New Hampshire's White Mountains. Consists of: The Great Stone Face, written in 1850 and revolves around the 'Old Man of the Mountain (Cannon Mtn.) in New Hampshire which sadly collapsed on May 3, 2003; The Ambitious Guest, written in 1835; The Great Carbuncle, written in 1837; and Sketches From Memory, written sometime prior to The Great Carbuncle as will become obvious.

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THE GREAT STONE FACE AND OTHER TALES OF THE WHITE MOUNTAINS

By Nathaniel Hawthorne

1882

CONTENTS

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Beasts and Super-Beasts –by: Saki

Saki (December 18, 1870 – November 14, 1916) was the pen name of British author Hector Hugh Munro. Saki’s world contrasts the effete conventions and hypocrisies of Edwardian England with the ruthless but straightforward life-and-death struggles of nature. Nature generally wins in the end.

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BEASTS AND SUPER BEASTS

AUTHOR'S NOTE

"The Open Window," "The Schartz Metterklume Method," and "Clovis on Parental Responsibilities," originally appeared in the Westminster Gazette , "The Elk" in the Bystander , and the remaining stories in the Morning Post . To t...

Missing: Page Thirteen –by: Anna Katharine Green

Violet Strange, a clever petite detective, is called upon to solve the mystery of a page gone missing from an important document. The futures of several people, including an eccentric misanthrope, a chemical scientist, a bride and groom, depend on the quick resolution of this problem. In solving one mystery, she uncovers another which dates back many years.

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Transcriber's note

Archaic and variable spelling has been preserved. Minor punctuation errors have been corrected without notice. Typographical errors have been corrected, and they are listed at ...

The Murders in the Rue Morgue –by: Edgar Allan Poe

This story opens with a mother and daughter found brutally murdered inside a locked room in an upstairs apartment on a street in Paris. The police are baffled by both the ferocity of the crime and the lack of clues. Neighbors give conflicting evidence. Two friends are intrigued by the entire situation as reported in the newspapers. They decide to do a little investigating on their own. What they come up with is one of the most shocking and strangest of conclusions.

The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe is perhaps the first modern detective tale, though similar st...

The Village Convict First published in the Century Magazine

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THE VILLAGE CONVICT

By Heman White Chaplin

1887

First published in the "Century Magazine."

"Wonder 'f Eph's got back; they say his sentence run out yisterday."

The speaker, John Doane, was a sunburnt fisherman, one of a circle of well salted individuals who sat, some on chairs, some on boxes and barrels, around the stove in a country store.

"Yes," said Captain Seth, a middle aged little man with ear rings; "he come on the stage to noon. Would n't hardly speak a word, Jim says. Looked kind o' sot and sober."

"Wall," said the first speaker, "I only hope h...

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