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Short Stories: Ethan Brand by Nathaniel Hawthorne

  Ethan Brand by Nathaniel Hawthorne   Ethan Brand originally titled The Unpardonable Sin was written in 1850, published in 1852 in Hawthorne’s final short story collection, The Snow-Image, and Other Twice-Told Tales. Hawthorne’s inspiration was a lime kiln he …

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Short stories: The Dub by Ralph Henry Barbour

  The Dub by Ralph Henry Barbour   “BRIGGS, Bayard Newlyn, Hammondsport, Ill., I L, H 24.” That’s the way the catalogue put it. Mostly, though, he was called “Bi” Briggs. He was six feet and one inch tall and …

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Short stories: Patsy by Ralph Henry Barbour

  Patsy by Ralph Henry Barbour   He made his first appearance one afternoon a week or so before the Fall Handicap Meeting. Mosher, Fosgill, Alien, Ronimus, and several more of us were down at the end of the field …

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Short stories: Antwerp Road by Henry van Dyke

  Antwerp Road by Henry van Dyke Along the straight, glistening road, through a dim arcade of drooping trees, a tunnel of faded green and gold, dripping with the misty rain of a late October afternoon, a human tide was …

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Short stories: The Plea by Susan Glaspell

  The Plea by Susan Glaspell   Senator Harrison concluded his argument and sat down. There was no applause, but he had expected none. Senator Dorman was already saying “Mr. President?” and there was a stir in the crowded galleries, …

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