The Best British Short Stories of 1922

The Best British Short Stories of 1922


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The Best British Short Stories of 1922 by Floyd L. Wallace







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The Best British Short Stories of 1922


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Where Was Wych Street?, By Stacy AumonierThe Olive, ByAlgernon BlackwoodOnce A Hero, By Harold BrighouseThePensioner, By William CaineBroadsheet Ballad, By A. E.CoppardThe Christmas Present, By Richmal Crompton"Genius", By Elinor MordauntThe Devil To Pay, By MaxPembertonEmpty Arms, By Roland PertweeLena Wrace, ByMay SinclairThe Woman Who Sat Still, By Parry TruscottMajor Wilbraham, By Hugh WalpoleAbridged version. See also #42

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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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