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16Feb/140

Chapter 05: The Mighty Dead by William Campbell Gault

V Mrs. Klein was shaking out a rug on the front porch. She smiled at him. “Not much to do here, for a city man, is there?” “I’m not bored,” he said, “for some reason. You have a beautiful daughter, Mrs. Klein.” “I’d feel happier about her looks if she’d marry somebody,” Mrs. Klein said [...]

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16Feb/140

Chapter 04: The Mighty Dead by William Campbell Gault

IV Doak had some coffee and some rolls and ham. And some talk with both of them in the bright comfortable kitchen. They talked about the ridiculous price of food in the city and how cool the house was after the heat of the day and what was it like on Venus? Neither of the [...]

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16Feb/140

Chapter 03: The Mighty Dead by William Campbell Gault

III Doak followed him through a high musty living room into a small room off this. There was a small hynrane heater in here, and the room was stifling. Senator Arnold sat in a wheel chair, his feet elevated. He wore a greasy muffler around his thin neck and a heavy reefer buttoned all the [...]

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16Feb/140

Chapter 02: The Mighty Dead by William Campbell Gault

II The great ship lay sleekly quiet under the slanting sun, the passengers like ants measured against its giant hull. Clink, clink, clink went the coins into the counting box, the light over each seat going on with the clink of the coin. Then they were seated, the lights all on, and the tractor was [...]

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16Feb/140

Chapter 01: The Mighty Dead by William Campbell Gault

Published: 1953 I On its surface the choice was an easy one—Doak Parker’s career in Washington against a highly suspect country girl he had just met. Doak Parker was thinking of June, when the light flashed. He was thinking of the two months’ campaign and the very probable probability of his knocking her off this [...]

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28Jan/140

Work, Death, and Sickness by Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy

Published: 1903 THIS is a legend current among the South American Indians. God, say they, at first made men so that they had no need to work: they needed neither houses, nor clothes, nor food, and they all lived till they were a hundred, and did not know what illness was. When, after some time, [...]

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28Jan/140

Silence by Edgar Allan Poe

Published: 1832 Eudosin d’orheon korhuphai te kai pharhagges Prhones te kai charhadrhai. —ALCMAN. (60 (10),646.) The mountain pinnacles slumber; valleys, crags and caves are silent. “Listen to me,” said the Demon as he placed his hand upon my head. “The region of which I speak is a dreary region in Libya, by the borders of [...]

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13Jan/140

Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen – Page 13 End

Chapter121 Under the Willow-Tree THE region round the little town of Kjoge is very bleak and cold. The town lies on the sea shore, which is always beautiful; but here it might be more beautiful than it is, for on every side the fields are flat, and it is a long way to the forest. [...]

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13Jan/140

Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen – Page 12

Chapter111 The Thorny Road of Honor AN old story yet lives of the “Thorny Road of Honor,” of a marksman, who indeed attained to rank and office, but only after a lifelong and weary strife against difficulties. Who has not, in reading this story, thought of his own strife, and of his own numerous “difficulties?” [...]

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13Jan/140

Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen – Page 11

Chapter101 The Storks ON the last house in a little village the storks had built a nest, and the mother stork sat in it with her four young ones, who stretched out their necks and pointed their black beaks, which had not yet turned red like those of the parent birds. A little way off, [...]

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13Jan/140

Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen – Page 10

Chapter91 The Saucy Boy ONCE upon a time there was an old poet, one of those right good old poets. One evening, as he was sitting at home, there was a terrible storm going on outside; the rain was pouring down, but the old poet sat comfortably in his chimney-corner, where the fire was burning [...]

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13Jan/140

Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen – Page 9

Chapter81 Children’s Prattle AT a rich merchant’s house there was a children’s party, and the children of rich and great people were there. The merchant was a learned man, for his father had sent him to college, and he had passed his examination. His father had been at first only a cattle dealer, but always [...]

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13Jan/140

Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen – Page 8

Chapter71 Our Aunt You ought to have known our aunt; she was charming! That is to say, she was not charming at all as the word is usually understood; but she was good and kind, amusing in her way, and was just as any one ought to be whom people are to talk about and [...]

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13Jan/140

Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen – Page 7

Chapter61 The Nightingale IN China, you know, the emperor is a Chinese, and all those about him are Chinamen also. The story I am going to tell you happened a great many years ago, so it is well to hear it now before it is forgotten. The emperor’s palace was the most beautiful in the [...]

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13Jan/140

Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen – Page 6

Chapter51 The Little Mermaid FAR out in the ocean, where the water is as blue as the prettiest cornflower, and as clear as crystal, it is very, very deep; so deep, indeed, that no cable could fathom it: many church steeples, piled one upon another, would not reach from the ground beneath to the surface [...]

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13Jan/140

Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen – Page 5

Chapter41 Ib and Little Christina IN the forest that extends from the banks of the Gudenau, in North Jutland, a long way into the country, and not far from the clear stream, rises a great ridge of land, which stretches through the wood like a wall. Westward of this ridge, and not far from the [...]

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13Jan/140

Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen – Page 4

Chapter31 The Girl Who Trod on the Loaf THERE was once a girl who trod on a loaf to avoid soiling her shoes, and the misfortunes that happened to her in consequence are well known. Her name was Inge; she was a poor child, but proud and presuming, and with a bad and cruel disposition. [...]

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13Jan/140

Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen – Page 3

Chapter21 The Dryad WE are travelling to Paris to the Exhibition. Now we are there. That was a journey, a flight without magic. We flew on the wings of steam over the sea and across the land. Yes, our time is the time of fairy tales. We are in the midst of Paris, in a [...]

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13Jan/140

Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen – Page 2

Chapter11 The Bottle Neck CLOSE to the corner of a street, among other abodes of poverty, stood an exceedingly tall, narrow house, which had been so knocked about by time that it seemed out of joint in every direction. This house was inhabited by poor people, but the deepest poverty was apparent in the garret [...]

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13Jan/140

Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen – Page 1

Published: 1872 Chapter1 A Story IN the garden all the apple-trees were in blossom. They had hastened to bring forth flowers before they got green leaves, and in the yard all the ducklings walked up and down, and the cat too: it basked in the sun and licked the sunshine from its own paws. And [...]

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