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The Gem Collector

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The Gem Collector is written by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse. The supper room of the Savoy Hotel was all brightness and glitter and gayety. But Sir James Willoughby Pitt, baronet, of the United Kingdom, looked round about him through the smoke of his cigarette, and felt moodily that this was a flat world, despite the geographers, and that he was very much alone in it.

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The Gates Between

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The Gates Between is written by Owing to some peculiarities in the situation, I am unable to delegate, and do not see my way to defer, a duty--for I believe it to be a duty--which I shall therefore proceed to perform with as little apology as possible. I must trust to the gravity of my motive to overcome every trifling consideration in the mind of my readers; as it has solemnly done in my own.

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The Gateless Barrier

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The Gateless Barrier is written by Lucas Malet. This was the first time since his marriage, nearly two years before, that Laurence found himself alone and altogether his own master. His marriage was a notable success--every one said so, and he himself had never doubted the fact so far. Yet this solitary voyage, this temporary return to bachelorhood, possessed compensations.

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The Armourer's Prentices

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The Armourer's Prentices is written by Charlotte Mary Yonge. The home of the Birkenholt family was not one of the least delightful. It stood at the foot of a rising ground, on which grew a grove of magnificent beeches, their large silvery boles rising majestically like columns into a lofty vaulting of branches, covered above with tender green foliage.

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George Walker At Suez

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George Walker At Suez is written by Anthony Trollope. It is now some time since I was recommended to pass the first four months of the year in Cairo because I had a sore-throat. The doctor may have been right, but I shall never divest myself of the idea that my partners wished to be rid of me while they made certain changes in the management of the firm.

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George Leatrim

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George Leatrim is written by Susanna Moodie. 'The Doctor was greatly censured by the neighbouring clergy for boldly declaring what he felt to be the truth; but it produced an electrical effect upon those present, and the son of the deceased, who was fast following in his father's steps, became a sincere and practical Christian.

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Geoffrey Hamstead

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Geoffrey Hamstead is written by Thomas Stinson Jarvis. The Victoria Bank, Toronto, is on the corner of Bay and Front Streets, where it overlooks a part of the harbor large enough to gladden the eyes of the bank-clerks who are aquatic in their habits and have time to look out of the windows.

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General John Regan

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General John Regan is written by George A. Birmingham. The Irish police barrack is invariably clean, occasionally picturesque, but it is never comfortable. The living-room, in which the men spend their spare time, is furnished with rigid simplicity. There is a table, sometimes two tables, but they have iron legs.

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General Bramble

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General Bramble is written by André Maurois. The Divisional Squadron Commander found his boots badly polished. The C.R.E. commented severely on the important mistakes in the order of his ribbons; the Legion of Honour being a foreign order should not have preceded the Bath, and the Japanese Rising Sun ought to have followed the Italian Order for Valour.

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Geerten Basse

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Geerten Basse is written by Monteyn Lode. Met regelmatig klotsen vloeide de Schelde immer voort, immer voort, stuwend de eeuwige wiegeling harer donkere baren, waarop met grillige trillingen en zotte wentelingen dansten de blauwe en groene of felroode vuurstrepen der kadelichten.

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