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“An American Family” By Rebecca Harding Davis This account of an ordinary American family, its fortunes and its growth was given to me by one of its members. It is more significant because it is so commonplace. The story is true, except in two…

“A Middle-Aged Woman” By Rebecca Harding Davis The clock was pointing to six when Mrs. Shore and her son’s wife turned into a shaded street on their way home. The air blew sharply up from the sea. Mrs. Shore buttoned her fur cape and quickened her…

“In the Old Days”  I am going to tell you a true love story of the days when I was young, in order to show you a curious difference between that time and this. It seems to me that love and marriage counted for more in the life of Americans in those…

FROM DOOR TO DOOR BY REBECCA HARDING DAVIS During last winter there was an earnest movement among all the Protestant denominations in Philadelphia to unite in a great Evangelical work. The churches were open for daily service, and the public was…

THE HEAVENLY CALL BY REBECCA HARDING DAVIS The McCall farm lies at the head of Ninegemoose Creek, in one of the hill counties of Pennsylvania. Old Stenifer McCall, a sturdy blacksmith, headed a party of Scotch emigrants who found their way into the…

HEROISM UNTO DEATH BY REBECCA HARDING DAVIS Among the reports of havoc and suffering caused by the great storm, our readers may not have noted a piteous little incident which occurred on the Pennsylvania Railway. An express train, rushing through the…

Polly’s Religion By Rebecca Harding Davis  There can be little doubt that if the people of Ball’s Ferry had been asked to decide which was the most pious family in their midst, they would unanimously have named the Demmings. They had long ago been…

DANIEL PONGE’S SUCCESS BY REBECCA HARDING DAVIS Of all the members of the Third Church, Mrs. Clarkson Tate was the one whose religion took the most practical turn. Neither prayers nor music ever brought the tears to her cool gray eyes, and she…

"A Night in the Mountains." THE child's eyes turned from her old black maumee, on whose lap she lay, to her mother, kneeling beside her, and then out to the yard gay with dahlias and rich lilies, and the cotton-field beyond, which had been the…

A STORY OF LIFE INSURANCE BY THE AUTHOR OF “THE MURDER IN THE GLEN ROSS” CHAPTER I. Near the close of a crowded court clay, I was at work in my inner office with Messrs. Johns and Preston, counsel with myself in the Porton case, of which you have…
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