Stories by American Authors

Stories by American Authors
Volume 4

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Stories by American Authors by John William De Forest, H. C. Bunner, Mary Hallock Foote, Nathaniel Parker Willis, Constance Fenimore Woolson

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MISS GRIEF By CONSTANCE FENIMORE WOOLSONLOVE IN OLD CLOATHES By H. C. BUNNERTWO BUCKETS IN A WELL By N. P. WILLISFRIEND BARTON'S CONCERN By MARY HALLOCK FOOTEAN INSPIRED LOBBYIST By J. W. DE FORESTLOST IN THE FOG By NOAH BROOKS

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d out for the evening, and I knew that if I should go I should meet Miss Abercrombie. I said to myself that I would not go. I got out my paper for writing, I made my preparations for a quiet evening at home with myself; but it was of no use. It all ended slavishly in my going. At the last allowable moment I presented myself, and--as a punishment for my vacillation, I suppose--I never passed a more disagreeable evening. I drove homeward in a murky temper; it was foggy without, and very foggy within. What Isabel really was, now that she had broken through my elaborately-built theories, I was not able to decide. There was, to tell the truth, a certain young Englishman--But that is apart from this story.

I reached home, went up to my rooms, and had a supper. It was to console myself; I am obliged to console myself scientifically once in a while. I was walking up and down afterward, smoking and feeling somewhat better, when my eye fell upon the pasteboard box. I took it up; on the cover was written an addre

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