The Lighthouse Keeper of Aspinwall by Henryk Sienkiewicz
The Plain Sister by Demetrios Bikelas
The Massacre of the Innocents by Maurice Maeterlinck
Saint Nicholas Eve by Camille Lemonnier
In Love with the Czarina by Maurice Jokai
monotonous than life on a beacon- tower. If young people consent to take up this service they leave it after a time. Light-house keepers are generally men not young, gloomy, and confined to themselves. If by chance one of them leaves his light- house and goes among men, he walks in the midst of them like a person roused from deep slumber. On the tower there is a lack of minute impressions which in ordinary life teach men to adapt themselves to everything. All that a light-house keeper comes in contact with is gigantic, and devoid of definitely outlined forms. The sky is one whole, the water another; and between those two infinities the soul of man is in loneliness. That is a life in which thought is continual meditation, and out of that meditation nothing rouses the keeper, not even his work. Day is like day as two beads in a rosary, unless changes of weather form the only variety. But Skavinski felt more happiness than ever in life before. He rose with the dawn, took his breakfast, polished the lens, and th
The first of the four stories is simply the best.They say,"Books changes lives." It is very much true in case of this lighthouse keeper. The man in spite of spending a tumultous life again stakes his peace of niche he has finally found to explore the world again.