THE LOST GUIDON
By Charles Egbert Craddock
Night came early. It might well seem that day had fled affrighted. The
heavy masses of clouds, glooming low, which had gathered thicker and
thicker, as if crowding to witness the catastrophe, had finally shaken
asunder in the concussions of the air at the discharges of artillery,
and now the direful rain, always sequence of the shock of battle, was
steadily falling, falling, on the stricken field. Many a soldier who
might have survived his wounds would succumb to exposure to the elements
during the night,...
By F. Hopkinson Smith
This is Marny's story, not mine. He had a hammer in his hand at the time
and a tack between his teeth.
"Going to hang Fiddles right under the old fellow's head," he burst out.
"That's where he belongs. I'd have given a ten acre if he could have
drawn a bead on that elk himself. Fiddles behind a .44 Winchester
and that old buck browsing to windward" and he nodded at the elk's
head "would have made the village Mayor sit up and think. What a
picturesque liar you are, Fiddles" here the point of the tack
was pressed i...
THE UNRULY SPRITE
By Henry van Dyke
A Partial Fairy Tale
There was once a man who was also a writer of books.
The merit of his books lies beyond the horizon of this tale. No doubt some of them were good, and some of them were bad, and some were merely popular. But he was all the time trying to make them better, for he was quite an honest man, and thankful that the world should give him a living for his writing. Moreover, he found great delight in the doing of it, which was something that did not enter into the world's account a kind of daily Christmas presen...
Four short stories by Mary Hallock Foote (1847–1938), an American author and illustrator. She is best known for her illustrated short stories and novels portraying life in the mining communities of the turn-of-the-century American West. She is famous for her stories of place, in which she portrayed the rough, picturesque life she experienced and observed in the old West, especially that in the early mining towns. She wrote several novels, and illustrated stories and novels by other authors for various publishers. She died at age 90. Her legacy in American history is as a stalwart of the Amer...
FOSTER'S LETTER OF MARQUE
A TALE OF OLD SYDNEY
From "The Tapu Of Banderah and Other Stories"
By Louis Becke
C. Arthur Pearson Ltd.
One by one the riding lights of the few store ships and whalers lying
in Sydney Harbour on an evening in January, 1802, were lit, and as the
clear notes of a bugle from the barracks pealed over the bay, followed
by the hoarse calls and shrill whistles of the boatswains' mates on a
frigate that lay in Sydney Cove, the mate of the Policy whaler jumped
up from the skylight where he had been lying smoking, and...
THE MAN WHO COULD NOT LOSE
by Richard Harding Davis
The Carters had married in haste and refused to repent at leisure. So
blindly were they in love, that they considered their marriage their
greatest asset. The rest of the world, as represented by mutual friends,
considered it the only thing that could be urged against either of them.
While single, each had been popular. As a bachelor, young "Champ" Carter
had filled his modest place acceptably. Hostesses sought him for dinners
and week end parties, men of his own years, for golf and tennis, and
A VOLUME OF STORIES BY
CHARLES G D ROBERTS
LAMSON WOLFFE AND COMPANY
BOSTON AND NEW YORK 1896
Copyright, 1895 ,
John Wilson and Son, Cambridge, U.S.A.
Most of the stories in this collection have already appeared in the
pages of English, American, or Canadian periodicals. For kind courtesies
in regard to the reprinting of these stories my thanks are due to the
Editors of Harper's Magazine,...
Tales of Aztlan,
The Romance of a Hero of our Late Spanish American War, Incidents of Interest from the Life of a western Pioneer and Other Tales.
A note about this book: A Maid of Yavapai, the final entry in this book, is dedicated to SMH. This refers to Sharlot M. Hall, a famous Arizona settler. The copy of the book that was used to make this etext is dedicated: With my compliments and a Happy Easter, Apr 5th 1942, To Miss Sharlot M. Hall, from The daughter of the Author, Carrie S. Allison, Presented March 31st, 1942, Prescott, Arizona.
These 18 wonderful short stories by Eleanor H. Porter, the author of Pollyanna, deal with those marvelous and maddeningly frustrating creatures: human beings. As always, Porter describes real people with sensitivity and an insight into all of their variety that makes you say "I knew someone just like that". She is able to capture the faded, but not quite extinguished, dreams of the elderly and the bright hopes of youth. The theme of this collection is how we humans deal with life and love throughout our lives, "Across the Years", no matter where we are or what era we live in.
A LOVER IN HOMESPUN
AND OTHER STORIES
F. CLIFFORD SMITH
29 33 Richmond St. West
MONTREAL: C.W. COATES. HALIFAX: S.F. HUESTIS.
PHILADELPHIA: HENRY ALTEMUS.
ENTERED, according to Act of the Parliament of Canada, in the year
one thousand eight hundred and ninety six, by WILLIAM BRIGGS, at the
Department of Agriculture.
To My Mother,
WHO HAS TAKEN SUCH A WARM AND LOVING
INTEREST IN MY LITERARY ENDEAVORS,
MY BOOK OF CANADIAN STORIES.