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THE ASBESTOS BOX BY THE AUTHOR OF “THE MURDER IN THE GLEN ROSS”   CHAPTER I I remember an odd story about a will, which, I believe, I have never told before. It is not long, though it covers a good many years. One winter evening I was…

”Why They Come to New England”[1] We come to New England because we find that the health of our family is much better during the rest of the year after our stay at Marion. Besides, my husband thinks the fishing here is unsurpassed and he delights…

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”Would Women Use the Ballot?”[1] Should the right of suffrage be extended to women, I am very sure that I for one should sit by the fire on election day while my cook and laundress voted. I do not believe that I should be any more conscientious…

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To ANNIE ADAMS FIELDS[mid-1863], Philadelphia Dear Annie I hurry these off in the evening’s mail. I think I did send one to Mr & Mrs Waterston[1] but send one undirected—won’t you find out if I did and repair the omission—if not? I…

“Achill.” I wish to call the attention of the readers of THE INDEPENDENT to a pitiful story recently told by Mr. William O’Brien[1] in a letter to the English papers, and to their comments upon it. The story is that of Achill, a little rocky…

“Lucy Laficher.”By the Author of “The Second Life,” Etc., Etc. In 1878, Wesley Nelson opened a little shop on Tresor Street, near the Basilica, in Quebec, for the sale of stationery and newspapers. A little capital makes a large show in that…

“The Best Fellow in the World.” I ought to apologize for bringing in an old acquaintance with such a flourish: for all of you know the Major, and have, very likely helped or been helped by him. You may see him any day just now on Broadway. He…

To JAMES T. FIELDS March 14[?], [1862], Washington, Pennsylvania Mr Fields I feel a little uneasy at not hearing from you in relation to the time you would like to have the new story.[1] I find I must divide it into two parts–for two nos. Will you…

To JAMES T. FIELDS March 7[?], [1862], Washington, Pennsylvania[1] Mr. Fields Will you be indulgent with me? I had planned and partly ended a new story for you, but I burnt it and began again this morning.[2] I am sure you would rather I would take…

To JAMES T. FIELDS February 20, 1862, Wheeling Rec’d of Ticknor & Fields $200 February 20, 1862 Rebecca Harding Many thanks. I did not need so much—let us rest in the money question now until we are “straight”—and I am out of debt. That…
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