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A Prevaricated Parade

A Prevaricated Parade

W. C. Tuttle | Fiction
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Old man Whittaker owns the Cross J, Hank Padden the Seven A, and Scenery Sims is the possessor of the Circle S outfit and the squeakiest voice ever anchored in the throat of a human being. Every time I hears Scenery start to talk I pray for cylinder oil or chloroform. Me? I’m Henry Clay Peck. I...

Moving the Mountain

Moving the Mountain

Charlotte Perkins Gilman | Fiction
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This natural tendency to hope, desire, foresee and then, if possible, obtain, has been largely diverted from human usefulness since our goal was placed after death, in Heaven. With all our hope in "Another World," we have largely lost hope of this one.

The Beneficent Burglar

The Beneficent Burglar

Charles Neville Buck | Fiction
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The agitated transit of Mr. Lewis Copewell through the anteroom of the Honorable Alexander Hamilton Burrow created a certain stir. With all the lawless magnificence of a comet that runs amuck through the heavens, he burst upon the somewhat promiscuous assemblage already seated there.

Fantasy: A Novel

Fantasy: A Novel

Matilde Serao | Fiction
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The most prominent imaginative writer of the latest generation in Italy is a woman. What little is known of the private life of Matilde Serao adds, as forcibly as what may be divined from the tenour and material of her books, to the impression that every student of literary history must have...

'Bobbie', a Story of the Confederacy

'Bobbie', a Story of the Confederacy

Kate Langley Bosher | Fiction
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Over two hundred slaves were owned by the master, and the stables were reckoned the finest in the State, for the stock included many animals of well-known and enviable records. There was a private race-track at one end of the plantation, and when at the spring and fall meets the neighbors from his...

Polaris and the Goddess Glorian

Polaris and the Goddess Glorian

Charles B. Stilson | Fiction
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In the antarctic wilds far below Ross Sea, Polaris Janess (Polaris—of the Snows), was born, of a mother he never knew, and grew to manhood's years knowing one human face only, that of his father. When that father died, the young man set his face to the north, to find the world of men, of which...

Dough or Dynamite

Dough or Dynamite

W. C. Tuttle | Fiction
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Archibald occupies a seat on the buckboard with Telescope, and they soon comes over and climbs on top of the corral fence. Archibald’s name fits him—in a way. The length of his first name indicates his girth and his last name his height. He’s one of them persons who you’d never invite to...

In Naaman's House

In Naaman's House

Marian MacLean Finney | Fiction
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The younger and smaller maid laughed delightedly and stooping to the floor began to fold the thickly padded rug or quilt on which she had slept, depositing it in a nook in the wall apparently built for the purpose and keeping up a steady stream of talk designed to be informing to the new arrival.

Betty Alden: The first-born daughter of the Pilgrims

Betty Alden: The first-born daughter of the Pilgrims

Jane G. Austin | Fiction
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In the absence of all proof in any such matter, tradition becomes important, and so far as I have been able to determine, the tradition that some of the earliest settlers were buried in the vicinity of a temporary meeting-house upon Harden Hill in Duxbury is more reliable than the tradition that...

Three Loving Ladies

Three Loving Ladies

Mrs. Dowdall | Fiction
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The same mysterious mud oozed also from below the paving stones, and would continue to ooze long after the sun had penetrated the smoke filter and made the houses and the pedestrians comparatively dry.