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
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...
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..
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."
From "The Tapu Of Banderah and Other Stories"
By Louis Becke
C. Arthur Pearson Ltd.
"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
By Edward Bellamy
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...
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.
Her Own Free Will
The Consolation Prize
Other Books By Ethel M. Dell
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.
AN ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY.]
VOL. I. NO. 1. PUBLISHED BY HARPER & BROTHERS, NEW YORK. PRICE FOUR
Tuesday, November 4, 1879. Copyright, 1879, by HARPE...
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...
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...
EDITED BY WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS AND HENRY MILLS ALDEN
A ROMANCE OF WHOOPING HARBOR
MARY E. WILKINS FREEMAN
JANE'S GRAY EYES
A STIFF CONDITION
IN THE INTERESTS OF CHRISTOPHER
FRANCIS WILLING WHARTON
THE WRONG DOOR
WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS
ELIA W. PEATTIE
THE RUBAIYAT AND THE LINER
ANNIE HAMILTON DONNELL
To the perver...