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A Collection of Stories

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Author: Jack London
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 32,395 / 99 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 3,991
Added to site: 2006.03.09 13091

The Human Drift -- Small-Boat Sailing -- Four Horses and a Sailor -- Nothing that Ever Came to Anything -- That Dead Men Rise up Never -- A Classic of the Sea -- A Wicked Woman (Curtain Raiser) -- The Birth Mark (Sketch)

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stronger races, carving their way through the lesser breeds to more earth-space, has led to peace, ever to wider and more lasting peace. The lesser breeds, under penalty of being killed, have been compelled to lay down their weapons and cease killing among themselves. The scalp-talking Indian and the head-hunting Melanesian have been either destroyed or converted to a belief in the superior efficacy of civil suits and criminal prosecutions. The planet is being subdued. The wild and the hurtful are either tamed or eliminated. From the beasts of prey and the cannibal humans down to the death-dealing microbes, no quarter is given; and daily, wider and wider areas of hostile territory, whether of a warring desert-tribe in Africa or a pestilential fever-hole like Panama, are made peaceable and habitable for mankind. As for the great mass of stay-at-home folk, what percentage of the present generation in the United States, England, or Germany, has seen war or knows anything of war at first hand? There was never so



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