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Rough Translation

by Jean M. Janis

Don't be ashamed if you can't blikkel any more. It's because you couldn't help framishing.

The Mighty Dead

by William Campbell Gault

What would it be like to live in a world which has conquered the near planets but abolished all literature? Bill Gault gives us a look at a world like this—in a not too distant future which finds all our pressure...

A World Apart

by Sam Merwin

Most men of middle age would welcome a chance to live their lives a second time. But Coulter did not.

The Bobbsey Twins at Meadow Brook

Ruth Fielding in Moving Pictures

by Alice B. Emerson

Ruth, Helen, and Tom watch a movie crew film scenes near the Red Mill. As they watch, the starring actress, Hazel Gray, falls into the river and is swept downstream. Ruth and her friends rescue the actress and...

Betty Gordon at Boarding School

by Alice B. Emerson

Seeking the treasure of Indian Chasm makes an exceedingly interesting incident.

With a Vengeance

by J. B. Woodley

Keep this in mind in teaching apprentices: They are future journeymen—and even masters!

Crucial Instances

Spawn of the Comet

by H. Thompson Rich

A swarm of huge, fiery ants, brood of a mystery comet, burst from their shells to threaten the unsuspecting world.

Devil Crystals of Arret

by Hal K. Wells

Facing a six-hour deadline of death, young Larry raids a hostile world of rat-men and tinkling Devil Crystals.

Oomphel In The Sky

by Henry Beam Piper

Since Logic derives from postulates, it never has, and never will, change a postulate. And a religious belief is a system of postulates ... so how can a man fight a native superstition with logic? Or anything...

A Fine Fix

by R.C. Noll

Generally speaking, human beings are fine buck-passers—but there's one circumstance under which they refuse to pass on responsibility. If the other fellow says "Your method won't solve the problem!"—then...

How Santa Claus Came to Simpson's Bar

by Bret Harte

Bret Harte (August 25, 1836 – May 6, 1902) was an American author and poet, best remembered for his accounts of pioneering life in California.

The Spirit of Christmas

by Henry van Dyke

A short story, an essay, a sermon and two prayers for Christmas.

Dry Frugal With Death Rays

by Alex Wilson

Dry Frugal With Death Rays is a dark satire of office politics, corporate bureaucracy, thwarted ambition and revenge gone awry - enjoy!

The Birth of Athena

The Judas Valley

by Gerald Vance

Why did everybody step off the ship in this strange valley and promptly drop dead? How could a well-equipped corps of tough spacemen become a field of rotting skeletons in this quiet world of peace and contentment?...

The Creature from Cleveland Depths

by Fritz Reuter Leiber Jr.

Here is a modern tale of an inner-directed sorcerer and an outer-directed sorcerer's apprentice.

Wind

by Charles Louis Fontenay

When you have an engine with no fuel, and fuel without an engine, and a life-and-death deadline to meet, you have a problem indeed. Unless you are a stubborn Dutchman--and Jan Van Artevelde was the stubbornest...

The Revolutionist