The Gum-Gatherer by Robert Frost

There overtook me and drew me inTo his down-hill, early-morning stride,And set me five miles on my roadBetter than if he had had me ride,A man with a swinging bag for loadAnd half the bag wound round his hand.We talked like barking above the dinOf water we walked along beside.And for my telling him where …

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The Black Cottage by Robert Frost

We chanced in passing by that afternoonTo catch it in a sort of special pictureAmong tar-banded ancient cherry trees,Set well back from the road in rank lodged grass,The little cottage we were speaking of,A front with just a door between two windows,Fresh painted by the shower a velvet black.We paused, the minister and I, to …

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The Romancers by Saki

It was autumn in London, that blessed season between the harshness of winter and the insincerities of summer; a trustful season when one buys bulbs and sees to the registration of one’s vote, believing perpetually in spring and a change of Government. Morton Crosby sat on a bench in a secluded corner of Hyde Park, …

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His Last Bow: Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

His Last Bow: Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of previously published Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge The Adventure of the Cardboard Box* The Adventure of the Red Circle The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans The Adventure of the Dying Detective The Disappearance of Lady Frances …

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A Hundred Collars by Robert Frost

Lancaster bore him—such a little town,Such a great man. It doesn’t see him oftenOf late years, though he keeps the old homesteadAnd sends the children down there with their motherTo run wild in the summer—a little wild.Sometimes he joins them for a day or twoAnd sees old friends he somehow can’t get near.They meet him …

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