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  • Collection: Fiction

"Walhalla" A FEW years ago a young English artist, named Reid, who was traveling through this country, stopped for a day or two at Louisville, having found an old friend there. He urged this gentleman to go with him into the mountainous region of…

”Tirary y Soult” ROBERT KNIGHT, who was born, bred, and trained in New England, suckled on her creeds and weaned on her doubts, went directly from college to a Louisiana plantation. The change, as he felt, was extreme. He happened to go in this…

”A Strange Story from the Coast” THE incident of which you have asked me to give you an account occurred six years ago, but the details are still fresh in my memory. The matter impressed me at the time with peculiar force. I am quite sure that I…

  ”The Solmes Ghost”   “THAT’S all, sir. But I, I’ll never forget the way in which you’ve heard my story, father,” his rough voice a little unsteady. “No, Dick. Come now, let’s drink Miss Nelly;s health. You want to be off, I…

THE SECOND LIFE. CHAPTER I.             I am a hard man. I wish you to remember that when I tell you my story. Hard, selfish, money-making. My life has been like this December day—bleak and gray, with a bit of red sunshine warming it up…

PUT OUT OF THE WAY. CHAPTER I.             It was an ominously dull evening, even in Broadway. The rain beat on the top of Miss Hubbard’s hackney-coach, and drenched the windows, and shut her and old Mrs. McIntosh inside into a little…

“MESMERISM vs. COMMON SENSE.”   CHAPTER I. Miss Wynn followed her brother out of his new house, and stood on the verandah. She looked down at the slope of forest and farm land. “You ought to be a satisfied man, Stephen,” she said, in her…

"Life in the Iron-Mills." "Is this the end?O Life, as futile, then, as frail!What hope of answer or redress?" A CLOUDY day: do you know what that is in a town of iron-works? The sky sank down before dawn, muddy, flat, immovable. The air is thick,…

"In the Gray Cabins of New England" AN Englishman who recently visited this country wrote from Boston to a friend: As I have so little time in America, I have decided to spend it all in New England. It is the American race that I wish to study, nor…
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