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The Best British Short Stories of 1922

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 54,922 / 161 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 4,313
Added to site: 2007.08.15 17933

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The Olive, ByAlgernon Blackwood
Once A Hero, By Harold Brighouse
ThePensioner, By William Caine
Broadsheet Ballad, By A. E.Coppard
The Christmas Present, By Richmal Crompton
"Genius", By Elinor Mordaunt
The Devil To Pay, By MaxPemberton
Empty Arms, By Roland Pertwee
Lena Wrace, ByMay Sinclair
The Woman Who Sat Still, By Parry Truscott
Major Wilbraham, By Hugh Walpole

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able to take any action against Mrs. Dawes. He was pleasantly relieved to find that he was only required as a witness of an abortive discussion.

In a few weeks' time the great Aztec Street siege remained only a romantic memory to the majority of Londoners. To Lowes-Parlby the little dispute with Chief Justice Pengammon rankled unreasonably. It is annoying to be publicly snubbed for making a statement which you know to be absolutely true, and which you have even taken pains to verify. And Lowes-Parlby was a young man accustomed to score. He made a point of looking everything up, of being prepared for an adversary thoroughly. He liked to give the appearance of knowing everything. The brilliant career just ahead of him at times dazzled him. He was one of the darlings of the gods. Everything came to Lowes-Parlby. His father had distinguished himself at the bar before him, and had amassed a modest fortune. He was an only son. At Oxford he had carried off every possible degree. He was already being spoken of



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