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The Blackest Mail

By: Maxwell Grant

A LAND where anything is more than likely to happen. A land of make-believe where the world's dreams are put on celluloid and sold...Hollywood! A land of Cinderellas and Prince Charmings, where fortunes are made.. and lost. And walking through that dream world is one who is turning the dreams into nightmares! There was a fight going on. It was to be the biggest, most expensive fight that had ever been filmed. There were to be more breakaway chairs broken on more heads, m...

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The Mcwilliams Special

By: Frank H. Spearman

IT belongs to the Stories That Never Were Told, this of the McWilliams Special. But it happened years ago, and for that matter McWilliams is dead. It wasn't grief that killed him, either; though at one time his grief came uncommonly near killing us. It is an odd sort of a yarn, too; because one part of it never got to headquarters, and another part of it never got from headquarters. How, for instance, the mysterious car was ever started from Chicago on such a delirious s...

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Poems by a Little Girl

By: Hilda Conkling

Excerpt: FOR YOU, MOTHER I have a dream for you, Mother, Like a soft thick fringe to hide your eyes. I have a surprise for you, Mother, Shaped like a strange butterfly. I have found a way of thinking To make you happy; I have made a song and a poem All twisted into one. If I sing, you listen; If I think, you know. I have a secret from everybody in the world full of people But I cannot always remember how it goes; It is a song For you, Mother, With a curl of cloud and a f...

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To the Memory of Mr. Oldham

By: John Dryden

Excerpt: Farewell, too little and too lately known, Whom I began to think and call my own; For sure our souls were near ally?d; and thine Cast in the same poetic mould with mine. One common note on either lyre did strike, And knaves and fools we both abhorr?d alike: To the same goal did both our studies drive, The last set out the soonest did arrive. Thus Nisus fell upon the slippery place, While his young friend perform?d and won the race. O early ripe!

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The Song of Roland

Excerpt: Charles the King, our Lord and Sovereign, Full seven years hath sojourned in Spain, Conquered the land, and won the western main, Now no fortress against him doth remain, No city walls are left for him to gain, Save Sarraguce, that sits on high mountain. Marsile its King, who feareth not God?s name, Mahumet?s man, he invokes Apollin?s aid, Nor wards off ills that shall to him attain.

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The Flaming Forest

By: James Oliver Curwood

He was not a man who talked much about himself, even to the superintendent of N Division, yet there were a thousand who loved Dave Carrigan, and many who placed their confidences in him. Superintendent Me Vane had one story which he might have told, but he kept it to himself, instinctively sensing the sacredness of it. Even Carrigan did not know that the one thing which never passed his lips was known to McVane. Of that, too, he had been thinking an hour ago. It was the ...

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Theophilus, Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine

By: Theophilus, Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine

Excerpt: [A.D. 180.] When Eusebius says that the churches of ?all Asia? concurred in the Ephesine use concerning the Paschal, he evidently means Asia Minor, as in the Scriptures and elsewhere.[6] Throughout ?the rest of the world,? he testifies, however, that such was not the use. The Palestinian bishops, after the Jewish downfall, seem to have been the first to comprehend the propriety of adopting the more Catholic usage; and our author presided over a council in Caesar...

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The Fatal House

By: Hugh Conway

Once in a moment of confidence, I made a friend acquainted with some curious circumstances connected with one period of my life. I believe I asked him to hold his tongue about them -- he says not. Any way, he told another friend, with embellishments, I suspect; this friend told another, and so on and on. What the tale grew to at last I shall probably never learn; but since I was weak enough to trust my private affairs to another I have been looked upon by my neighbors as...

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The Splendid Spur

By: Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller?Couch

Excerpt: Whatever view a story?teller may take of his business, ?tis happy when he can think, ?This book of mine will please such and such a friend,? and may set that friend?s name after the title page. For even if to please (as some are beginning to hold) should be no part of his aim, at least ?twill always be a reward: and (in unworthier moods) next to a Writer I would choose to be a Lamplighter, as the only other that gets so cordial a ?God bless him!? in the long winter evenings.

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The Phonograph and the Graft

By: O. Henry

Excerpt: I LOOKED in at the engine?room of the Bloomfield?Cater Mfg. Co. (Ltd.), for the engineer was Kirksy, and there was a golden half?hour between the time he shut down steam and washed up that I coveted. For Kirksy was an improvisatore, and he told stories from the inside outward, finely leaving his spoken words and his theme to adjust themselves as best they might.

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The Prophets

By: Prophet Muhammad

021.001 Their reckoning draweth nigh for mankind, while they turn away in heedlessness. 021.002 Never cometh there unto them a new reminder from their Lord but they listen to it while they play, 021.003 With hearts preoccupied. And they confer in secret. The wrong-doers say: Is this other than a mortal like you ? Will ye then succumb to magic when ye see (it) ? 021.004 He saith: My Lord knoweth what is spoken in the heaven and the earth. He is the Hearer, the Knower. 021...

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Miss Lou

By: Edward Payson Roe

Excerpt: Chapter 1. A GIRL?S PROTEST A great, rudely built stone chimney was smoking languidly one afternoon. Leaning against this chimney, as if for protection and support, was a little cabin gray and decrepit with age. The door of the cabin stood wide open, for the warm spring was well advanced in the South. There was no need of a fire, but Aun? Jinkey, the mistress of the abode, said she ?kep? hit bunin? fer comp'ny.? She sat by it now, smoking as lazily as her chimne...

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Vengeance Bay

By: Maxwell Grant

Excerpt: Chapter 1. WAYS OF MYSTERY The floor show was in progress at the Club Plaisance, but none of the regular customers were interested. They were gathered in a corner of the swanky night club, a dozen of them, chatting with a man who was a much greater attraction than the show.

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The Misanthrope

By: J.D. Beresford

Excerpt: Since I have returned from the rock and discussed the story in all its bearings, I have begun to wonder if the man made a fool of me. In the deeps of my consciousness I feel that he did not. Nevertheless, I cannot resist the effect of all the laughter ...

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Appreciations

By: Walter Horatio Pater

STYLE: SINCE all progress of mind consists for the most part in differentiation, in the resolution of an obscure and complex object into its component aspects, it is surely the stupidest of losses to confuse things which right reason has put asunder, to lose the sense of achieved distinctions, the distinction between poetry and prose, for instance, or, to speak more exactly, between the laws and characteristic excellences of verse and prose composition. On the other hand...

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The Restoration of the Works of Art to Italy

By: Felicia Dorothea Browne Hemans

Excerpt: ['The French, who in every invasion have been the scourge of Italy, and have rivalled or rather surpassed the rapacity of the Goths and Vandals, laid their sacrilegious hands on the unparalleled collection of the Vatican, tore its masterpieces from ...

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The Book of Thekla

By: William Blake

Excerpt: THE daughters of the Seraphim led round their sunny flocks All but the youngest: she in paleness sought the secret air, To fade away like morning beauty from her mortal day: Down by the river of Adona her soft voice is heard, And thus her gentle lamentation falls like morning dew: ?O life of this our spring! why fades the lotus of the water? Why fade these children of the spring, born but to smile and fall? Ah! Thel is like a wat'ry bow, and like a parting cloud...

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How to Write a Blackwood Article

By: Edgar Allan Poe

I PRESUME everybody has heard of me. My name is the Signora Psyche Zenobia. This I know to be a fact. Nobody but my enemies ever calls me Suky Snobbs. I have been assured that Suky is but a vulgar corruption of Psyche, which is good Greek, and means the soul (that's me, I'm all soul) and sometimes a butterfly, which latter meaning undoubtedly alludes to my appearance in my new crimson satin dress, with the sky-blue Arabian mantelet, and the trimmings of green agraffas, a...

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The Familiar

By: J. Sheridan le Fanu

OUT of about two hundred and thirty cases more or less nearly akin to that I have entitled Green Tea, I select the following which I call The Familiar. To this MS., Doctor Hesselius has, after his wont, attached some sheets of letter-paper, on which are written, in his hand nearly as compact as print, his own remarks upon the case. He says: In point of conscience, no more unexceptionable narrator than the venerable Irish Clergyman who has given me this paper, on Mr. Bart...

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Sybil, Or, The Two Nations

By: Benjamim Disraeili

I'll take the odds against Caravan. In poneys? Done. And Lord Milford, a young noble, entered in his book the bet which he had just made with Mr Latour, a grey headed member of the Jockey Club. It was the eve of the Derby of 1837. In a vast and golden saloon, that in its decorations would have become, and in its splendour would not have disgraced, Versailles in the days of the grand monarch, were assembled many whose hearts beat at the thought of the morrow, and whose br...

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