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The Dean s Watch

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THE DEAN'S WATCH

By Erckmann Chatrian

Translated by Ralph Browning Fiske

Copyright, 1897, by The Current Literature Publishing Company

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On the day before Christmas of the year 1832, my friend Wilfred, with his double bass slung over his back, and I, with my violin under my arm, started to walk from the Black Forest to Heidelberg. It was unusually snowy weather; as far as we could see across the great, deserted plain, there was no trace of road nor path. The wind kept up its harsh aria with monotonous persistency, and Wilfred, with his flattened wallet at h...

To Whom This May Come 1898

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TO WHOM THIS MAY COME

By Edward Bellamy

1898

It is now about a year since I took passage at Calcutta in the ship Adelaide for New York. We had baffling weather till New Amsterdam Island was sighted, where we took a new point of departure. Three days later, a terrible gale struck us Four days we flew before it, whither, no one knew, for neither sun, moon, nor stars were at any time visible, and we could take no observation. Toward midnight of the fourth day, the glare of lightning revealed the Adelaide in a hopeless position, close in upon a low lying shore, and...

Deserted 1898

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DESERTED

By Edward Bellamy

1898

"What a glorious, all satisfying country this Nevada desert would be, if one were only all eyes, and had no need of food, drink, and shelter! Would n't it, Miss Dwyer? Do you know, I 've no doubt that this is the true location of heaven. You see, the lack of water and vegetation would be no inconvenience to spirits, while the magnificent scenery and the cloudless sky would be just the thing to make them thrive."

"But what I can't get over," responded the young lady addressed, "is that these alkali plains, which have been descri...

Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby

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THE WORKS OF KATHLEEN NORRIS

POOR, DEAR MARGARET KIRBY AND OTHER STORIES

VOLUME III

This book is Jim's, this page shall bear Its witness to my love for him. Best of small brothers anywhere, Who would not do as much for Jim?

CONTENTS

POOR, DEAR MARGARET KIRBY BRIDGING THE YEARS THE TIDE MARSH WHAT HAPPENED TO ALANNA THE FRIENDSHIP OF ALANNA "S IS FOR SHIFTLESS SUSANNA" THE LAST CAROLAN MAKING ALLOWANCES FOR MAMMA THE MEASURE OF MARGARET COPPERED MISS MIX, KIDNAPPER SHANDO...

The Man of Adamant (From: The Snow Image and Other Twice-Told Tales)

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THE SNOW IMAGE

AND

OTHER TWICE TOLD TALES

THE MAN OF ADAMANT

By

Nathaniel Hawthorne

In the old times of religious gloom and intolerance lived Richard Digby, the gloomiest and most intolerant of a stern brotherhood. His plan of salvation was so narrow, that, like a plank in a tempestuous sea, it could avail no sinner but himself, who bestrode it triumphantly, and hurled anathemas against the wretches...

The Swindler and Other Stories

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THE SWINDLER AND OTHER STORIES

by

ETHEL M. DELL

Author of the Hundredth Chance, Etc.

Grosset & Dunlap Publishers New York Made in the United States of America

This edition is issued under arrangement with the publishers G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York and London The Knickerbocker Press, New York

The stories contained in this volume were originally published in the Red Magazine .

CONTENTS

The Swindler

The Swindler's Handicap

The Nonentity

Her Hero

The Example

The Friend who Stood By

The Right Man

The Knight Errant

A Question of Trust

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Murad the Unlucky and Other Tales

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MURAD THE UNLUCKY AND OTHER TALES

Contents:

Introduction Murad the Unlucky The Limerick Gloves Madame de Fleury

INTRODUCTION

Maria Edgeworth came of a lively family which had settled in Ireland in the latter part of the sixteenth century. Her father at the age of five and twenty inherited the family estates at Edgeworthstown in 1769. He had snatched an early marriage, which did not prove happy. He had a little son, whom he was educating upon the principles set forth in Rousseau's "Emile," and a daughter Maria, who was born on the 1st of ...

Daughters of Doom –by: Herbert B. Livingston

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DAUGHTERS

OF DOOM

By H. B. HICKEY

Deep in space lay a weird and threatening world. And it was there that Ben Sessions found the evil daughters . . .

Beyond Ventura B there was no life; there was nothing but one worn out sun after another, each with its retinue of cold planets and its trail of dark asteroids. At least that was what the books showed, and the books had been written by men who knew their business. Yet, despite the books and the men who had written them...

Two Sides of the Face Midwinter Tales

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TWO SIDES OF THE FACE.

MIDWINTER TALES.

By

A.T. Quiller Couch.

CONTENTS

Stephen of Steens.

The Horror on the Stair.

The Mazed Election (1768).

The Hotwells Duel.

Cleeve Court.

The Collaborators.

The Rider in the Dawn.

My Lady's Coach.

STEPHEN OF STEENS.

A Tale of Wild Justice.

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Beside a high road in the extreme West of England stands a house which you might pass many times without suspecting it of a dark history or, indeed, any history worth mention. The country itself, which here slopes westward from the Mining District to Mount's ...

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