The Only Girl at Overlook, Franklin Fyles
A Thing that Glistened, Frank R. Stockton
A Lion and a Lioness, Joaquin Miller
The Cheated Juliet, Q.
The Mystic Krewe, Maurice Thompson
Strange Adventures of a Million Dollars, Ingersoll Lockwood
A Lost Day, Edgar Fawcett
A Tragedy of High Explosives, Brainard Gardner Smith
The Bushwhacker's Gratitude, Kirke Munroe
The End of All, Nym Crinkle
Shall He Marry Her? Anna Katherine Green
u take-a hees part?"
She bit her lip in resentment, but made no reply.
"Pare-haps he is one-a lover oof you?"
Still she would not reply to his impertinence. That angered him more than the severest rejoinder would have done.
"Oh, I am sure-a zat he ees one suitor."
She gave way at length to his provocation, and yet without any violent words, for she simply said: "You are insulting, while he is at least reasonably polite--when he heeds me at all, which isn't often."
"Not-a often? But some-what closely he heed-a you. See zat."
With an open palm he struck the place on the sapling where Gerald had whittled. The spot was on the outer edge, where Mary could not see it from her seat. She went around to the front of the primitively constructed desk, or high counter, to gratify her curiosity. There she saw that Gerald had carved a hand--her own hand, as she instantly perceived. The small and shapely member was reproduced in the fresh, pale wood with rare fidelity. She ha
(1891) Short story collection
An unusual collection. Some of the authors are quite well known, but these stories are not.
Why? Because they do not conform to standard short story forms; although they represent Mystery, Suspense, Action, Supernatural, Romance, there is always something lacking: a conclusion, a plot, an explanation...
Makes for quaint reading, the authors are good, but one wonders if these stories were commissioned for this volume, selected according to some editorial principle, or what?
No doubt the title explains it all, but not to me.
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