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Short Story Collection

Marvels and Mysteries

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Marvels and Mysteries is written by Richard Marsh. "The labour of years is soon consumed. But I should not have triumphed had I not been endowed with genius the genius of the actor's art. I told myself that I would play certain parts parts which would fit the masks and that I would be the parts I played. Not only across the footlights, not only with a certain amount of space.

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Little Tales of The Desert

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Little Tales of The Desert is written by Ethel Twycross Foster. A squirrel came out of the brush and ran a bit too near, when the big lizard fastened its fangs in the poor little animal and turned over with it in its mouth. The poison is in its lower jaw and when he turns over it flows out. The squirrel died in a very few moments from the effects of the poison.

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Kafir Stories

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Kafir Stories is written by William Charles Henry Scully. THIS is how it all happened. They met at the canteen on Monday morning at eight o'clock--Jim Gubo, the policeman, and Kalaza, who had just been released from the convict station where, for five long years, he had been expiating a particularly cruel assault with violence upon a woman.

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Crucial Instances

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Crucial Instances is written by Edith Wharton. Have you ever questioned the long shuttered front of an old Italian house, that motionless mask, smooth, mute, equivocal as the face of a priest behind which buzz the secrets of the confessional? Other houses declare the activities they shelter.

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Stanford Stories

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Stanford Stories is written by Charles K. Field. These are stories of the University as it was before the era of new buildings. While the attempt has been made to create, in character, incident and atmosphere, a picture of Stanford life, the stories, as stories, are fiction, with the exception of "Pocahontas, Freshman," and "Boggs' Election Feed," which were suggested by local occurrences, and "One Commencement," which is mainly fact.

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Droll Stories

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Droll Stories is written by Honoré de Balzac. The story of this remark was told to the pope at his levee, and caused him to remark, /Laetamini, gentes, quoniam surrexit Dominus/. A quotation which the old cardinals abominated as a profanation of sacred texts. Seeing which, the pope reprimanded them severely, and took occasion to lecture them.

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Tales from Dickens

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Tales from Dickens is written by Charles Dickens. People have often wondered how Dickens found time to accomplish so many different things. One of the secrets of this, no doubt, was his love of order. He was the most systematic of men. Everything he did "went like clockwork," and he prided himself on his punctuality.

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Kings in Exile

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Kings in Exile is written by Charles G.D. Roberts. This vehement action caught the eyes of the moose. At first he stared in amazement, for he had never seen any creature that looked like Last Bull. The two were only about fifty or sixty yards apart, across the little valley of the bushy swamp. As he stared, his irritation speedily overcame his amazement.

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The Tidal Wave and Other Stories

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The Tidal Wave and Other Stories is written by Ethel May Dell. Tales of love and of women who learned to know the true from the false.

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Wilson's Tales of the Borders

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No collection of tales published in serial form ever enjoyed so great a popularity and the secret of their success lies in the fact that they are stories in the truest sense of the word, illustrating in a graphic and natural style the manners and customs, trials and sorrows, sins and backslidings, of the men and women of whom they treat.

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