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Ruth Fielding of the Red Mill

by Alice B. Emerson

Recently orphaned, Ruth Fielding goes to live with her Uncle Jabez in New York. Jabez and his housekeeper receive Ruth very coldly and seem to care very little for her, saying only that she must "earn her keep"...

To Whom This May Come

Dr Buillivant

The Great Potlatch Riots

by Allen Kim Lang

Oh, leave it to the bureaucrats and they'll figure out new ways to make you buy more and more.... But there was only one way the poor consumer could rise up in his wrath.

The Wall

Pledged to the Dead

by Seabury Quinn

A tale of a lover who was pledged to a sweetheart who had been in her grave for more than a century, and of the striking death that menaced him—a story of Jules de Grandin.

His Own People

The Spirit of Christmas

by Henry van Dyke

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

The May-Pole of Merry Mount

The Story of a Stuffed Elephant

by Laura Lee Hope

From the "Make-Believe Stories": "Oh, how large he is!" "Isn't he? And such wonderfully strong legs!" "See his trunk, too! Isn't it cute! And he is well stuffed! This is really one of the best toys that ever...

Flight Through Tomorrow

by Stanton A. Coblentz

Super warfare has destroyed the old race of man, but elsewhere a new civilization is dawning....

The Miraculous Pitcher

Blind Man's Lantern

by Allen Kim Lang

Successful colonies among the stars require interstellar ships—but they require, also, a very special kind of man. A kind you might not think to look for "Blind Man's Lantern".

The Point of View

Egocentric Orbit

by John Cory

It took a long time for human beings to accept that our little piece of meteoric rubble wasn't the exact and absolute center of the Universe. It does appear that way, doesn't it? It may not take so long for...

Peter Goldthwaite's Treasure

Necahual

Decision

by Frank M. Robinson

The captain had learned to hate. It was his profession—and his personal reason for going on. But even hatred has to be channeled for its maximum use, and no truths exist forever.

The Diseases of Purgatory, Pt. 6

Measure for a Loner

by Jim Harmon

You can measure everything these days--heat, light, gravity, reflexes, force-fields, star-drives. And now I know there even is a... Measure for a Loner.