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A Chosen Few

Short Stories

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Published: 1895
Language: English
Wordcount: 55,201 / 153 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,104
Added to site: 2008.05.21 20976

A Tale of Negative Gravity
"His Wife's Deceased Sister"
The Lady, or the Tiger?
The Remarkable Wreck of the "Thomas Hyke"
Old Pipes and the Dryad
The Transferred Ghost
"The Philosophy of Relative Existences"
A Piece of Red Calico

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he very beginning of his career, the most important element of a happy life. But suddenly, without any reason that seemed to us justifiable, Mr. Gilbert, the only surviving parent of Janet, broke off the match; and he and his daughter soon after left the town for a trip to the West.

This blow nearly broke poor Herbert's heart. He gave up his professional studies and came home to us, and for a time we thought he would be seriously ill. Then we took him to Europe, and after a Continental tour of a month or two we left him, at his own request, in Göttingen, where he thought it would do him good to go to work again. Then we went down to the little town in Italy where my story first finds us. My wife had suffered much in mind and body on her son's account, and for this reason I was anxious that she should take outdoor exercise, and enjoy as much as possible the bracing air of the country. I had brought with me both my little machines. One was still in my knapsack, and the other I had fastened to the in



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