The Letters of a Remittance is written by William Henry Pope Jarvis. The horse was small, with sleepy, languid eyes, and stood with drooping head and reins thrown on the ground before him, in the manner in which these horses are trained to stand. He looked anything but vicious, and as I considered myself a pretty good horseman in England, I did not relish being chaffed.
The Canterville Ghost is written by Oscar Wilde. The whole family gazed at her in mute amazement, but she was quite grave and serious; and, turning round, she led them through the opening in the wainscoting down a narrow secret corridor, Washington following with a lighted candle, which he had caught up from the table.
Rogues & Company is written by I.A.R. Wylie. The hero finds himself sitting on the door-step of London house with a cracked head and no memory. Various identities are tried on him, the plot growing more complicated and humorous until the solution is reached.
Philo Gubb is written by Ellis Parker Butler. Walking close along the wall, to avoid the creaking floor boards, Philo Gubb, paper-hanger and student of the Rising Sun Detective Agency's Correspondence School of Detecting, tiptoed to the door of the bedroom he shared with the mysterious Mr. Critz. In appearance Mr. Gubb was tall and gaunt, reminding one of a modern Don Quixote or a human flamingo;
Keeping up with Lizzie is written by Irving Bacheller. The pace set by her corrupted the simplicity of the little Connecticut town, and the new houses, "with towers on them," the automobiles, university tuition, and foreign tours jeopardized the financial stability of the community. The story is a shrewd commentary on American life, and has both humor and humanity.
Figures of Earth is written by James Branch Cabell. A "comedy of appearances" -- the story of Manuel of the High Head who, by dint of doing the expected thing, rose from herding the miller's pigs to become the Count of Poictesme. His adventures are recounted with the impudent whimsicality and superb artistry which are Mr. Cabell's special distinction.
Burlesques is written by William Makepeace Thackeray. In the Morning of Life the Truthful wooed the Beautiful, and their offspring was Love. Like his Divine parents, He is eternal. He has his Mother's ravishing smile; his Father's steadfast eyes. He rises every day, fresh and glorious as the untired Sun-God. He is Eros, the ever young.
Cap'n Dan's Daughter is written by Joseph Crosby Lincoln. A Cape Code story in which Cap'n Dan's wife loses her head over society when they come into a fortune, and nearly shipwrecks the family. A managing daughter steers them skillfully back into calm waters by pretending to be more foolish than her mother and all ends happily.
Bab: A Sub-Deb is written by Mary Roberts Rinehart. A graphic picture of the adolescent American girl, brave and loyal, innocently daring, trustful alike of her vagrant impulses and of people, warm hearted and impulsive. She is quite right when she complains that her family does not understand her.