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The Good-for-Nothing. Tarrytown, like every other Pennsylvania village, had its great man and its town fool. People boasted of the magnitude of the one and measured themselves by the littleness of the other. In any case they were complacent. Let what…

Losing Her Hold. [1] The schoolmaster and his wife, after morning meeting was over, took their way as usual down Prout’s Lane, and across the hill homeward. The path was narrow; the dominie[2] walked first. He [made] a remark at long intervals to…

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…

“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 Alsatian Hound” By the Author of “The Second Life”   CHAPTER I. It was near the close of a bright, quiet evening in the fall of the year 1791. The day had been dry and breathless, the sky filled with those sudden glints of hot color in…

“The Man in the Cage”

“What is that you say, Glosher? In a cage? A human being in an iron cage?”

“Just so. That’s the house, and that’s the window of the room he’s in. I saw him led in, chained like a mad steer, three men with…

“The Clergyman’s Wife" By the Author of “The Second Life.” Parsonage, August lst.It rains to-night, a sharp, sleety rain, driving against the windows with a low continual moan. It puts me in mind of the Banshee old[1] Norry used to belong to…

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following text offers the original serialized version of "A Story of To-Day" with comparative annotations of revisions for the book version, Margret Howth. The only instance in which revisions are not shown is the change in…

“At Bay”  By the Author of “The Second Life,” Etc., Etc.   CHAPTER 1. A hot day in Lyons, fifty years ago; the untampered light staring down between the steep, gambrel roofs into the close, dirty streets; the air, when it moved, heavy with…

“The Barred Acres: The Doctor’s Story” Chapter I. I do not know a single well-authenticated ghost story. Besides ghost-stories are the poorest prentice work in literature, if we tell the truth about them. They always fall stale and flat, no…
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