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On Picket Duty and Other Tales

On Picket Duty and Other Tales

Louisa May Alcott | Short Stories
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Published: Aug 2010
Downloads: 3542
Pages: 66

Sunshine streamed in through the one small window, where a caged bird was blithely singing, and a few flowers blossomed in the light. But blither than the bird's song, sweeter than the flowers, was the little voice and wan face of a child, who lay upon a bed placed where the warmest sunbeams fell.

One Basket

One Basket

Edna Ferber | Short Stories
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Published: Aug 2010
Downloads: 4009
Pages: 106

This was Orville Platt's method of attack: first, he chipped off the top, neatly. Then he bent forward and subjected it to a passionate and relentless scrutiny. Straightening--preparatory to plunging his spoon therein--he flapped his right elbow. It wasn't exactly a flap; it was a pass between a...


Operation R.S.V.P.

Operation R.S.V.P.

Henry Beam Piper | Short Stories
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Published: Aug 2010
Downloads: 1875
Pages: 11

Operation R.S.V.P. by Henry Beam Piper.

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

Ambrose Bierce | Short Stories
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Published: Aug 2010
Downloads: 14979
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...

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: 10408
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...

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Options

O. Henry | Short Stories
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Published: Aug 2010
Downloads: 7153
Pages: 147

Options is O. Henry's sixth short story collection. The stories typical Henry, are masterfully put together, but lack any unifying themes.

Other Tales and Sketches

Other Tales and Sketches

Nathaniel Hawthorne | Short Stories
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Published: Aug 2010
Downloads: 2518
Pages: 23

"Tales and Sketches" offers what no reader has ever been able to find--an authoritative edition of Hawthorne's complete stories in a single comprehensive volume.

Over the Sliprails

Over the Sliprails

Henry Lawson | Short Stories
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Published: Aug 2010
Downloads: 3918
Pages: 96

The Oracle and I were camped together. The Oracle was a bricklayer by trade, and had two or three small contracts on hand. I was "doing a bit of house-painting". There were a plasterer, a carpenter, and a plumber -- we were all T'othersiders, and old mates, and we worked things together.


Page's Short Stories

Page's Short Stories

Thomas Nelson Page | Short Stories
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Published: Aug 2010
Downloads: 2979
Pages: 98

Page's Short Stories by Thomas Nelson Page.

Marjorie's Three Gifts

Marjorie's Three Gifts

Louisa May Alcott | Short Stories
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Published: Aug 2010
Downloads: 2278
Pages: 20

In vain they searched; in vain Marie wailed and Belle declared it must be somewhere; no wreath appeared. It was duly set down in the bill, and a fine sum charged for a head-dress to match the dainty forget-me-nots that looped the fleecy skirts and ornamented the bosom of the dress. It had...

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