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Paul Negri

Great English Short Stories

The delighted wonder surrounding a cat that has learned to talk quickly turns to dismay when the feline's conversation involves the scandalous remarks he's overheard. &quote;Tobermory&quote; abounds in the irony for which its author, Saki, is well known and admired. Along with the other short stories in this first-rate anthology, it showcases the talents of a renowned British writer.Other stories include Anthony Trollope's &quote;The Parson's Daughter of Oxney Colne,&quote; a subtle study of the psychological cost of maintaining self-esteem; Thomas Hardy's &quote;The Fiddler of the Reels,&quote; in which a village girl is seduced by the beguiling melodies of a diabolical musician; and M. R. James's &quote;Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad,&quote; the tale of a vacationing professor who conjures up the unexpected with an artifact from a ruined medieval church. &quote;The Haunted House,&quote; by Charles Dickens, and Rudyard Kipling's story of a golden-haired ghost, &quote;The Phantom 'Rickshaw,&quote; also venture into the supernatural. Additional selections include D. H. Lawrence's &quote;The Prussian Officer,&quote; H. G. Wells's &quote;Under the Knife,&quote; and Robert Louis Stevenson's &quote;A Lodging for the Night,&quote; plus stories by John Galsworthy, Wilkie Collins, and others.
381 printed pages
Publication year
2012
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    As I walked away among such leaves as had already fallen from the golden, brown, and russet trees; and as I looked around me on the wonders of Creation, and thought of the steady, unchanging, and harmonious laws by which they are sustained; the gentleman’s spiritual intercourse seemed to me as poor a piece of journey-work as ever this world saw.
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    By that time it was a beautiful morning. As I walked away among such leaves as had already fallen from the golden, brown, and russet trees; and as I looked around me on the wonders of Creation, and thought of the steady, unchanging, and harmonious laws by which they are sustained; the gentleman’s spiritual intercourse seemed to me as poor a piece of journey-work as ever this world saw. In which heathen state of mind, I came within view of the house, and stopped to examine it attentively.

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