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Aaron Trow

Aaron Trow

Anthony Trollope | Short Stories
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Published: Aug 2010
Downloads: 5266
Pages: 22

And then a day came in which an attempt was made by a large body of convicts, under his leadership, to get the better of the officers of the prison. It is hardly necessary to say that the attempt failed. Such attempts always fail. It failed on this occasion signally, and Trow, with two other men...

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

Ambrose Bierce | Short Stories
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Published: Aug 2010
Downloads: 14964
Pages: 277

Short story by Ambrose Bierce, published in 1891 in Tales of Soldiers and Civilians, a collection that in 1898 was revised, enlarged, and retitled in the Midst of Life. The narrative concerns the final thoughts of a Southern planter as he is being hanged by Union soldiers. In the brief period...


An Old Woman's Tale

An Old Woman's Tale

Nathaniel Hawthorne | Short Stories
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Published: Aug 2010
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Pages: 8

An Old Woman's Tale by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

A Deal in Wheat and Other Stories

A Deal in Wheat and Other Stories

Frank | Short Stories
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Published: Aug 2010
Downloads: 21116
Pages: 109

But the madness was upon him none the less, and it rode and roweled him like a hag from dawn to dark and from dark to dawn again, till in his complete loneliness, in the isolation of that simple, primitive life, where no congenial mind relieved the monotony by so much as a word, morbid, hounded...

An Unprotected Female at the Pyramids

An Unprotected Female at the Pyramids

Anthony Trollope | Short Stories
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Published: Aug 2010
Downloads: 4751
Pages: 26

Now Mrs. Damer was soft-hearted, and also somewhat old-fashioned. She did not conceive any violent affection for Miss Dawkins, but she told her daughter that "the single lady by herself was a very nice young woman, and that it was a thousand pities she should have to go about so much alone like.


Back to God's Country and Other Stories

Back to God's Country and Other Stories

James Oliver Curwood | Short Stories
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Published: Aug 2010
Downloads: 8933
Pages: 136

Most of Curwood's stories were adventure tales set in the Canadian North, where the author spent much of his time. During the 1920s his books were among the most popular in North America, and many were made into movies. The River's End was the first book to sell more than 100,000 copies in its...

Beasts and Super-Beasts

Beasts and Super-Beasts

H. H. Munro (Saki) | Short Stories
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Published: Aug 2010
Downloads: 9076
Pages: 152

Beasts and Super-Beasts - This book is by H. H. Munro

Beauty and the Beast, and Tales from Home

Beauty and the Beast, and Tales from Home

Bayard Taylor | Short Stories
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Published: Aug 2010
Downloads: 10386
Pages: 174

Nevertheless, Prince Alexis was no longer the same man; his giant strength and furious appetite were broken. He was ever ready, as formerly, for the chase and the drinking-bout; but his jovial mood no longer grew into a crisis which only utter physical exhaustion or the stupidity of drunkenness...


Best Russian Short Stories

Best Russian Short Stories

Various | Short Stories
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Published: Aug 2010
Downloads: 21778
Pages: 230

A selection of works by Russian authors such as: A. S. Pushkin, N.V. Gogol, I.S. Turgenev, F.M. Dostoyevsky, L.N. Tolstoy, M.Y. Saltykov, and A.P. Chekhov.

Cabbages and Kings

Cabbages and Kings

O. Henry | Short Stories
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Published: Aug 2010
Downloads: 7602
Pages: 137

These loosely related tales of scamps and underdogs in an unstable Central American republic contain some clever images, as well as some dated, derogatory language. Lloyd James navigates this murky area admirably, de-emphasizing the crude name-calling by voicing it largely without malice. He...

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