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Jack of No Trades

by Charles Cottrell

First we discovered the Willy Maloon category. Then we discovered Willy himself. Then we data-researched, and postulated a theory. Everything was easy, until it came to the question of proof.

The Ideal

The Diseases of Purgatory, Pt. 6

Once a Greech

by Evelyn E. Smith

The mildest of men, Iversen was capable of murder ... to disprove Harkaway's hypothesis that in the midst of life, we are in life!

The Rise of Silas Lapham

by William Dean Howells

Silas Lapham goes from rags to riches, and his ensuing moral susceptibility is the center of this tale. Silas earns a fortune in the paint business, but lacks social standards, a failure which he attempts to...

Roderick Hudson

Pink and White Tyranny

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...

Christmas with Grandma Elsie

by Martha Finley

A Christmas story from the Elsie series.

The House of Heine Brothers

Faithfully Yours

by Lou Tabakow

If it's too impossibly difficult to track down and recapture an escaped criminal ... there's a worse thing one might do....

John Bull on the Guadalquivir

Valley of the Croen

by Lee Tarbell

There was a mysterious golden statue that always pointed one way—and it led to sudden death in the valley where flying disks landed.

Ruth Fielding Down East

Betty Gordon in the Land of Oil

by Alice B. Emerson

From Washington the scene is shifted to the great oil fields of our country. A splendid picture of the oil field operations of today.

Miss Ludington's Sister

by Edward Bellamy

The happiness of some lives is distributed pretty evenly over the whole stretch from the cradle to the grave, while that of others comes all at once, glorifying some particular epoch and leaving the rest in...

Sodom and Gomorrah, Texas

Get Out of Our Skies!

by E.K. Jarvis

The long-suffering public went along with billboards and singing commercials; they tolerated half a dozen sales pitches in a half-hour radio or TV show...

The Sloths of Kruvny

by Vern Fearing

This world we live in is a pretty grim place. It's tough to make a living. At any moment we may get blown up, down or sideways by the atom bomb. The day after tomorrow may never come, and on top of all this,...

The Flying Cuspidors

by V.R. Francis

A trumpet-tooter in love can be a wonderful sight, if Local 802 will forgive our saying so; when extraterrestrials get involved too—oh brother! V. R. Francis, who lives in California and has previously appeared...