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Stephen Mitchell's Journey

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Pansy


Stephen Mitchell is a young man without a place in the world. He hates farming, although he works endless hours on the poor family farm. He …

Miss Priscilla Hunter, and My Daughter Susan

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Pansy


Two shorter stories in one book. In "Miss Priscilla Hunter," the church has been carrying debt for years. It's an embarrassment, a…

Literary Lapses

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Stephen Leacock


Short sketches relating the humourous side of life in 1910. "Professor Leacock has made more people laugh with the written word than an…

Three People

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Pansy


Three boys in very different home environments start life on the same day: the pampered Pliny Hastings, the solidly brought-up Benny Phillip…

Cunning Workmen

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Pansy


Miss Cora Parkhurst is an irresponsible and flighty Sunday school teacher for a group of young ladies. She has simply no time to prepare the…

Further Foolishness

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Stephen Leacock


Seventeen goofy stories and essays by Canadian humourist Stephen Leacock. "Professor Leacock has made more people laugh with the writte…

As in a Mirror

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Pansy


A wealthy and successful author, John Stuart King is preparing to write his next book, which includes a homeless tramp. He has done all the …

Grandpa's Darlings

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Pansy


Fiction, or fact? The narrator asserts it's fact. The narrator is an author, whom her little nieces call "Auntie Belle". There's a…

My Discovery of England

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Stephen Leacock


"In the course of time a very considerable public feeling was aroused in the United States and Canada over this state of affairs. The l…

Mary: A Fiction (version 2)

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Mary Wollstonecraft


Mary: A Fiction, published in 1788, is a tragic story that decries marriages not based on love. It can be considered an example of feminist …

What They Couldn't: A Home Story

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Pansy


The Cameron family tries to keep up in society despite their more limited finances, by "making a dollar look to [their] friends as thou…

Chronicles of Canada Volume 21 - The Red River Colony: A Chronicle of the Begin…

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Louis Aubrey Wood


This, volume 21 of the Chronicles of Canada series, describes the settlement of the Red River Colony by Lord Selkirk, and the struggles it h…

Moonbeams from the Larger Lunacy

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Stephen Leacock


Humorous, ironic, and sometimes cynical observations of life in 1915 from Canadian humourist Stephen Leacock. (Summary by TriciaG)

The Ninth Man

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Mary Heaton Vorse


A fictional town in Italy is conquered by a heartless tyrant. He issues a strange but cruel edict: in thirty days, each ninth person, chosen…

Pleasure Cycling

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Henry Clyde


"In this little book, the writer, looking back to his own days of inexperience in cycling, has endeavored to furnish some useful inform…

An Inquiry into the Effects of Ardent Spirits upon the Human Body and Mind, wit…

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Dr. Benjamin Rush


Written when the United States extended only to the Mississippi River, by one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, this short …

Christie's Christmas

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Pansy


Now that the railroad has come through, Christie Tucker's parents have decided to save enough for her to go to her well-to-do Uncle Daniel f…

Ruffles and Danny, or the Responsibilty of Ruffles

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Margery Watson


A nice little story about a widower, his 18-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son, and their vacation from their home in Colorado to the shor…

The Hohenzollerns in America With the Bolsheviks in Berlin and Other Impossibil…

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Stephen Leacock


More stories by Canadian Stephen Leacock. Some of these stories carry over characters introduced in Further Foolishness. Some stories are hu…

The Autobiography of a "Newspaper Girl"

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Elizabeth L. Banks


Elizabeth Banks was an American journalist and author. She grew up in Wisconsin, then lived in England the last forty years of her life. She…

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