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Sherwood Anderson – Respectability. Wash Williams

IF you have lived in cities and have walked in the park on a summer afternoon, you have perhaps seen, blinking in a...

The Watering Place

Like all seaside towns it was pervaded by the smell of fish. The toy shops were full of shells, varnished, hard yet fragile....

The Outsider

  That night the Baron dreamt of many a woe;And all his warrior-guests, with shade and formOf witch, and demon, and large coffin-worm,Were long...

Billy the Clown

It came to pass that one day The Golden Barque was transformed into a temporary work-boat. The Boss. Hike, Calcutta, and the pock-marked...

Oscar Wilde – The Nightingale and the Rose

'She said that she would dance with me if I brought her red roses,' cried the young Student; 'but in all my garden...

Francis Scott Fitzgerald – Financing Finnegan

  Finnegan and I have the same literary agent to sell our writings for us--but though I'd often been in Mr. Cannon's office just...

The Field

When one has seen Spring's blossom fall in London, and Summer appear and ripen and decay, as it does early in cities, and...

The Emigrants

See the dead eyes, with hollow cheeks, Pale, distressed and serious,Supporting stricken and pale women,They step on the shipThe way you step on the...

The Mortal Immortal

JULY 16, 1833. --This is a memorable anniversary for me; on it I complete my three hundred and twenty-third year! The Wandering Jew?--certainly not....

The Upturned Face

I "What will we do now?" said the adjutant, troubled and excited."Bury him," said Timothy Lean.The two officers looked down close to their toes...

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Robert E. Howard – The One Black Stain

They carried him out on the barren sand where the rebel captains died; Where the grim gray rotting gibbets stand as Magellan reared them on the strand, And...