The Immediate Jewel ... Margaret Deland
"And Angels Came" ... Anne O'Hagan
Keepers of a Charge ... Grace Ellery Channing
A Working Basis ... Abby Meguire Roach
The Glass Door ... Mary Tracy Earle
Elizabeth and Davie ... Muriel Campbell Dyar
Barney Doon, Braggart ... Philip Verrill Mighels
The Reparation ... Emery Pottle
The Yearly Tribute ... Rosina Hubley Emmet
A Matter Of Rivalry ... Octave Thanet
Edited by William Dean Howells and Henry Mills Alden
ayn't be wealthy, but I got a good name. Course it wouldn't do to take Nat; but my! ain't it a poor planet where you can't do a kind act?"
Nathaniel May sat in his darkness, brooding over his machine. Since it had been definitely arranged that he was to go to the Poor Farm, he did not care how soon he went; there was no need, he told Dyer, to keep him for the few days which had been promised.
"I had thought," he said, patiently, "that some one would take me in and help me finish my machine--for the certain profit that I could promise them. But nobody seems to believe in me," he ended.
"Oh, folks believe in you, all right, Mr. May," Dyer told him; "but they don't believe in your machine. See?"
Nathaniel's face darkened. "Blind--blind!" he said.
"How did it come on you?" Dyer asked, sympathetically.
"I was not speaking of myself," Nathaniel told him, hopelessly.
There was really no doubt that the poor, gentle mind had staggered under the weight of hope;
Each of the short stories in this collection deals with a critical moment in a person's life, a turning point or "high tide" that changes things. I liked some stories better than others. It's a quick read for those who don't have the time to read a full-length novel.