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Tragedy at Beechcroft

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Tragedy at Beechcroft is written by Dorothy Feilding. The artist was about his age, but belonged to another world. Nervous, diffident, shy, the youngest R.A. was rarely to be met anywhere but at his studio out here by Putney Bridge, where he lived as well as worked.

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The Wharf by the Docks

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The Wharf by the Docks is written by Florence Warden. Everybody knows Canterbury, with its Old-World charms and its ostentatious air of being content to be rather behind the times, of looking down upon the hurrying Americans who dash through its cathedral and take snap-shots at its slums, and at all those busy moderns who cannot afford to take life at its own jog-trot pace.

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The Vanishing Man

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The Vanishing Man is written by R. Austin Freeman. The school of St. Margaret's Hospital was fortunate in its lecturer on Medical Jurisprudence, or Forensic Medicine, as it is sometimes described. At some schools the lecturer on this subject is appointed apparently for the reason that he lacks the qualifications to lecture on any other.

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The Vanished Millionaire

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The Vanished Millionaire is written by B. Fletcher Robinson. At eight o'clock he had dined. His one recreation was music, and after the meal he had played the organ in the picture gallery for an hour. At a quarter past eleven he retired to his bedroom, dismissing Jackson, his body servant, for the night.

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The Uninhabited House

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The Uninhabited House is written by Mrs J. H. Riddell. A client of this kind favours me with his business--he has favoured me with it for many years past. Each first of January I register a vow he shall cost me no more time or money. On each last day of December I find he is deeper in my debt than he was on the same date a twelvemonth previous.

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The Trees of Pride

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The Trees of Pride is written by G.K. Chesterton. A little way along the lower path by the trees he encountered a woodcutter, one Martin, who was more explicit, having more of a grievance. His daughter was at that time seriously ill with a fever recently common on that coast, and the Squire, who was a kind-hearted gentleman, would normally have made allowances for low spirits and loss of temper.

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The Torch and Other Tales

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The Torch and Other Tales is written by Eden Phillpotts. "The thing is to strike the right note in these matters," he said. "And it weren't till the third time that I struck it with your sister. Afore that I talked of being her right hand and protector and so on, and I offered to be a prop to her declining years, and all that. And I knew I'd failed almost before the words were spoken. But the third time I just went for her all ends up, as if we was boy and girl, and told her that I loved her.

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The Sunday Pigeon Murders

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The Sunday Pigeon Murders is written by Craig Rice. Bingo Riggs snapped a picture of a large woman in a flowered print dress, while his partner, Handsome Kuzak, presented her with a postcard and said, "See how you'd look in the newsreels, ma'am, an action picture of you has been taken.

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The Strange Case of Cavendish

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The Strange Case of Cavendish is written by Randall Davies. The early light of dawn stealing in faintly through the spider-web of the fire-escape ladder, found a partially open window on the third floor of the Waldron apartments, and began slowly to brighten the walls of the room within. There were no curtains on this window as upon the others, and the growing radiance streamed in revealing the whole interior. It was a large apartment, furnished soberly.

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The Stolen Bacillus

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The Stolen Bacillus is written by H.G. Wells. On the contrary, we are obliged to, said the Bacteriologist. "Here, for instance--" He walked across the room and took up one of several sealed tubes. "Here is the living thing. This is a cultivation of the actual living disease bacteria." He hesitated, "Bottled cholera, so to speak."

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