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He

H. P. Lovecraft | Short Stories
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I saw him on a sleepless night when I was walking desperately to save my soul and my vision. My coming to New York had been a mistake; for whereas I had looked for poignant wonder and inspiration in the teeming labyrinths of ancient streets that twist endlessly from forgotten courts and squares...

Free and Other Stories

Free and Other Stories

Theodore Dreiser | Short Stories
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The large and rather comfortable apartment of Rufus Haymaker, architect, in Central Park West, was very silent. It was scarcely dawn yet, and at the edge of the park, over the way, looking out from the front windows which graced this abode and gave it its charm, a stately line of poplars was still...

The Christmas Bishop

The Christmas Bishop

Winifred Kirkland | Short Stories
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Christmas morning, blue-black, pricked with stars against the Bishop’s window panes. Westbury lay asleep beside its curving river, the great old houses with gardens that ran terraced to the bank, the churches, the college, even the new teeming tenements at the bending of the water, all lay...

Sandman’s Rainy Day Stories

Sandman’s Rainy Day Stories

Abbie Phillips Walker | Short Stories
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Princess Cantilla lived in a castle like most princesses, but she was not a rich princess, for her father had lost all his lands and money by quarreling with other kings about the length and breadth of his kingdom and theirs.

Skit-Tree Planet

Skit-Tree Planet

Murray Leinster | Short Stories
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The communicator-phone set up a clamor when the sky was just beginning to gray in what, on this as yet unnamed planet, they called the east because the local sun rose there. The call-wave had turned on the set. Bob Wentworth kicked off his blankets and stumbled from his bunk in the...

Down the Line With John Henry

Down the Line With John Henry

Hugh McHugh | Short Stories
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Kee Barclay, Jim Wilkinson and I were leaning over the counter talking to His Nobs, the Hotel Clerk, when Dan the Dyspeptic squeezed up and began to let a peep out of him about the pie he had eaten for dinner.

Easy Come, Easy Go

Easy Come, Easy Go

Edwin L. Sabin | Short Stories
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A delightful story of a real Westerner is here set down in engaging fashion by the gifted author of “The Devil of the Picuris” and “Three Black Hills.”

The Stroller

The Stroller

Margaret St. Clair | Short Stories
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All sorts of things come in on a space freighter. Even in the old days grocers were always finding twenty-foot pythons curled cozily inside bunches of bananas from South America; and what sort of undesired stowaways do you suppose you get when you have a cargo of tongarus from south Venus...

Underground Movement

Underground Movement

Allen Kim Lang | Short Stories
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A mangled corpse held them captivein that dark tunnel beneath the Earth\'ssurface—and taught them a lessonabout what freedom really means!

The Guest Rites

The Guest Rites

Robert Silverberg | Short Stories
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Carthule was not the Earthman\'s god, but Carthule protected him while he was a guest in the temple—even if he tore the temple down!