MR. JARRAD, who was a tall man with observant eyes and impassive face, fingered a bowl on the mantelpiece. “One six inch Delft, slightly chipped in two places,” he drawled. Another man, younger, slighter, and lacking Mr. Jarrad’s somewhat world weary manner, looked up from a large book spread open on the table.By ALAN SULLIVAN143 min
THOUGH the thought of appealing to the Squire for advice was repugnant to him, so great was his uneasiness that Sir Charles finally made up his mind to that course and at eleven he took my lady’s landau and postillions and started on his sixteen mile drive to Garth.By STANLEY J. WEYMAN36 min
"NOISIER than loons! There won’t be a bird or beast left in these parts. City girls don’t seem to have no sense of decency when they come to the woods.” Ben Niggs straightened up from his potato peeling, wiped the back of his hand across his wet brow and peered keenly through the fringe of pines.By LLOYD ROBERTS29 min
MOST newspapers have traditions of a sort, and George Wilcox was the tradition of the Examiner. In the dozen or more years since he had left, good men had come and gone; had left their impress one way and another and were remembered in friendship; but no one had arisen to dispute his place.By JOSEPH LISTER RUTLEDGE25 min
"I WISHT ye’d git married, Roger,” said Catherine Ames. "I’m gifting too old to work—70 last April—and who's going to look after ye when I’m gone, Git married, b’y—git married.” Roger Temple winced. His aunt’s harsh, disagreeable voice always jarred horribly on his sensitive nerves.By L. M. MONTGOMERY24 min
PERHAPS it was due to a long-dormant germ idea handed down from some remote adventurous ancestor: perhaps Peter Wendle had merely been reading something which hadn’t agreed with him. But in his fortysecond year, while tackling his first breakfast egg, he made a remark that startled Annabel, his lawful, wedded wife.By HENRY HOLT20 min
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