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The Intelligence Office (From Mosses from an Old Manse)

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MOSSES FROM AN OLD MANSE

By Nathaniel Hawthorne

THE INTELLIGENCE OFFICE

Grave figure, with a pair of mysterious spectacles on his nose and a pen behind his ear, was seated at a desk in the corner of a metropolitan office. The apartment was fitted up with a counter, and furnished with an oaken cabinet and a Chair or two, in simple and business like style. Around the walls were stuck advertisements of articles lost, or articles wanted, or articles to be disposed of; in one or another of wh...

La culotte du brigadier –by: Florian Pharaon

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LA CULOTTE DU BRIGADIER

Saint Maximin est une jolie et coquette petite ville de Province, pleine de soleil et d'ombrages, célèbre par son église aux allures de cathédrale et par le souvenir du brigadier Camaréon.

L'épopée de ce brave vétéran des guerres d'Afrique est décrite à la fresque par quatre grandes pages qui forment la paroi de la salle de la "Pomme de Pin", cabaret qui, il y a trente ans était le grand café de la bourgeoisie de l'endroit.

Le premier tableau représente un chien en arrêt et dans la pénombre ombreuse d'un sent...

Wasted Day –by: Richard Harding Davis

This is a delightful little story about the most successful banker on Wall Street, who finds his philanthropic side when one of his former employees is arrested and needs someone to vouch for his character..

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A WASTED DAY

By Richard Harding Davis

When its turn came, the private secretary, somewhat apologetically, laid the letter in front of the Wisest Man in Wall Street.

"From Mrs. Austin, probation officer, Court of General Sessions," he explained. "Wants a letter about Spear. He's been convicted of theft. Comes up for sentence Tuesday."

"Spear?" repeated...

Sarr

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SARR'EO

From "The Tapu Of Banderah and Other Stories"

By Louis Becke

C. Arthur Pearson Ltd.

1901

"Well, there's niggers an' niggers, some just as good as any white man," said Mr. Thomas Potter as he, the second mate of the island trading barque Reconnaisance , and Denison the supercargo, walked her short, stumpy poop one night, "though when I was before the mast I couldn't stand one of 'em bunking too close to me not for a long time. But after awhile I found out that a Kanaka or a Maori is better than the usual run of the paint scrubbing Jack Dog who call...

At Pinney s Ranch 1898

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AT PINNEY'S RANCH

By Edward Bellamy

1898

John Lansing first met Mary Hollister at the house of his friend Pinney, whose wife was her sister. She had soft gray eyes, a pretty color in her cheeks, rosy lips, and a charming figure. In the course of the evening somebody suggested mind reading as a pastime, and Lansing, who had some powers, or supposed powers, in that direction, although he laughed at them himself, experimented in turn with the ladies. He failed with nearly every subject until it came Mary Hollister's turn. As she placed her soft palm in his, closed...

The Odds And Other Stories

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THE ODDS

And Other Stories

By ETHEL M. DELL

Author of "Rosa Mundi," "The Bars of Iron," "The Keeper of the Door," "The Knave of Diamonds," "The Obstacle Race," "The Rocks of Valpré," "The Way of an Eagle," etc.

1922

CONTENTS

The Odds Without Prejudice Her Own Free Will The Consolation Prize Her Freedom Death's Property The Sacrifice

Other Books By Ethel M. Dell

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Harper s Young People, Vol. 01, Issue 01, Nov. 4, 1879 –by: Various

Harper's Young People upon its first publication in 1879 was an illustrated weekly publication containing delightful serialized stories, short stories,fiction and nonfiction, anecdotes, jokes, artwork, and more for children. Published by Harper & Brothers, known for their other publications Harper's Bazaar and Harper's Magazine.

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[Illustration: HARPER'S

YOUNG PEOPLE

AN ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY.]

VOL. I. NO. 1. PUBLISHED BY HARPER & BROTHERS, NEW YORK. PRICE FOUR CENTS.

Tuesday, November 4, 1879. Copyright, 1879, by HARPE...

The Stowaway –by: Alvin Heiner

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The Stowaway

By Alvin Heiner

He stole a ride to the Moon in search of glory, but found a far different destiny.

His eyes were a little feverish as they had been of late and his voice held a continuous intensity as though he were imparting a secret. "I've got to get on that ship! I've got to, I tell you! And I'm going to make it!"

Different members of the group regarded him variously, some with amusement, some with contempt, others with frank curiosity.

"You're plain nuts, Joe. What do you want to go to the Moon for?"

"Sure, why you wanna go? What t...

3 Science Fiction Stories by Gerald Vance –by: Gerald Vance

Three Science Fiction stories by the great Gerald Vance: Monsoons of Death is a very nice blend of horror story and a study of true bravery on the planet Mars. A newly commissioned lieutenant finds out a lot about both! In Larson's Luck, Vance takes us on a light hearted jaun into hot shot space ship pilots, piracy and the good part of breaking the rules. The last story, Vital Ingredient, takes the listener far into the future when the sport of boxing still has two musceled opponents battling it out in a ring, but they are simply puppets, every muscle, feint and jab controlled by ring sid...

Quaint Courtships

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QUAINT COURTSHIPS

Harper's Novelettes

EDITED BY WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS AND HENRY MILLS ALDEN

1906

MARGARET DELAND

AN ENCORE

NORMAN DUNCAN

A ROMANCE OF WHOOPING HARBOR

MARY E. WILKINS FREEMAN

HYACINTHUS

SEWELL FORD

JANE'S GRAY EYES

HERMAN WHITAKER

A STIFF CONDITION

MAY HARRIS

IN THE INTERESTS OF CHRISTOPHER

FRANCIS WILLING WHARTON

THE WRONG DOOR

WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS

BRAYBRIDGE'S OFFER

ELIA W. PEATTIE

THE RUBAIYAT AND THE LINER

ANNIE HAMILTON DONNELL

THE MINISTER

Introduction

To the perver...

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