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The Wood Fire in No. 3

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Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 49,387 / 142 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.6
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 545
Added to site: 2010.11.11 29557

To hear good stories well told is always pleasant and there are few men who can tell them better than Mr. Smith. In this new book he certainly surpasses himself.

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y to New York Collins was thinking of Tim. If he was rich, they'd go in together on the mine; and if he was poor, he'd share what he had with him. The Tim he loved was not the kind of man to shake hands with. His Tim was the sort of a fellow to hug and keep your hand on his knee while you talked to him.

"Sam found him in an old house in Bond Street--one of those high-stooped, passed-by wrecks that are being turned into Italian tenements, with wood and coal shops in the basement and sign painters in the garret. He was living with his old sister, Miss Peaslee--older than Tim. The two had a life interest in the property, and none of the heirs could take possession until these two were buried.

"It was dark when he reached Tim's and mounted the steps; too dark for him to notice the queer iron railings and newel posts red with rust, and the front door that hadn't had a coat of paint on it for years, nor the knob and knocker that were black with the weather. At his first ring no one answered; at the th



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