Best Short Stories eBook

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Title:  Best Short Stories1
BEST SHORT STORIES1
Published by DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY for REVIEW OF REVIEWS CO. 19221
BEST SHORT STORIES1
ALWAYS GET THE FACTS1
CAN THIS BE TRUE?2
NEW SERVANT-GIRL STORY2
HE WAS BROAD MINDED2
MISSED HIS CHANCE2
GREAT RELIEF IN HEAVEN3
UNCHANGEABLE3
HE KNEW THE LAW4
A SERMON ON THE WAR BY PARSON BROWN4
LIFE’S ETERNAL QUERY5
HIGH FINANCE6
MATRIMONIAL PROFUNDITY6
THE NEW REGIME6
SITUATIONS WANTED6
WHERE IGNORANCE IS BLISS;7
WHEN THE “S” FELL OUT7
FULL PARTICULARS FREE7
THEY WERE SO GLAD TO SEE HIM8
HAD TO BE SETTLED8
STILL UNBEATEN9
ACCOUNTING FOR IT9
HIS LACK9
A REVISED CLASSIC9
SCOTCH THRILLS10
HIS APPLICATION10
A CLINCHER10
SMARTY10
THE ECLIPSE TO ORDER10
A CONNOISSEUR11
NOURISHMENT11
HAD HAD TREATMENT11
HOW HE GOT THEM11
CAESAR VISITS CICERO12
WHY BE POLITE ANYWAY?12
THE ARRIVAL OF WILHELM12
IMMORTAL!13
ORIENTAL POLITENESS13
ALAS!  TOO LATE!14
WHO COULD TELL?14
HE COULDN’T HAVE MISSED IT14
GUILTY14
ENVY15
A GENTLE DISSOLUTION15
A FUTILE EXPERIMENT15
THEY MEANT TO BE PAID15
A POSER16
NO DANGER16
MIGHT DRAW BUSINESS17
SAFE17
COMPLIMENTS OF THE DAY18
MANNA18
SHE KNEW HIM18
A GET-RICH-QUICK SCHEME19
A FLATTERING EXPLANATION19
DIDN’T SUIT HIM19
ON HER NERVES19
CASH19
TOO MUCH20
MISTAKEN IDENTITY?20
THIS HAPPENED IN CHICAGO20
HAD HEARD HIM BEFORE21
HER DOMESTIC INSTINCTS21
LAST RESORT21
LOOKED THAT WAY22
COMRADES22
COMPARISON22
MR. SUNSHINE AND MR. GLOOM23
HER OWN24
MARK TWAIN ON MILLIONAIRES24
A MOVING TALE25
HISTORICAL26
MEMORIES26
ECCLESIASTICAL DUES ENFORCED26
STILL COMPANIONABLE27
AN EASY ADJUSTMENT27
APPRAISED27
AN EASY MATTER28
JEEMS HENRY WAS CONJURED.28
KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY28
NOT SO DIFFICULT28
DESERVED THE LEGACY29
IMPROVEMENT29
WHY SHOULD HE KNOW?29
ONE ON HIM30
REVEALED31
DIAGNOSING HIMSELF31
IN OUR MELTING POT31
GIVE HIM TIME31
A BAY STATE SOLOMON31
IN MEMORIAM32
A DISADVANTAGE32
THE LIFE32
WELCOMING THE ACTOR32
COULDN’T BE BOTHERED32
THEIR “BIT”33
MISTAKES WILL HAPPEN33
DANGER SIGNALS33
VULNERABLE33
MISLEADING33
A SOFT ANSWER33
BALLS34
JOE’S DIAGNOSIS34
PURELY LITERARY34
TOO FORWARD34
OBEYING ORDERS34
TABLE OF COMPARISON35
KNEW HIS JOB35
AN ANGLOMANIAC35
YANKEE FODDER35
ONE EXPLANATION36
REMORSE36
THE REAL CULPRIT36
A MATTER OF NOMENCLATURE36
HER PRAYER37
CAUTIOUS MOURNER37
UNPREPARED BASE THREATENED37
INCONSIDERATE38
ANOTHER ENGAGEMENT38
A HARD KNOCK38
DURABLE38
ACCURACY38
HAD HIS RIGHTS38
A READY-WITTED PARSON39
A STOCK SUFFRAGE ARGUMENT39
A DEEP ONE39
PROVING IT39
PRAYER OF THE UNRIGHTEOUS39
MUCH SIMPLER40
SILENT CONTEMPT40
WHAT DID SOLOMON SAY?40
HIS ULTIMATUM40
A GIFTED YOUTH41
IT HAPPENED IN ILLINOIS41
GETTING EVEN41
ARCHIE’S NECK41
THEIR ONE TOPIC41
PROBABLY RIGHT42
UNRETURNED FAVORS42
THE PROPER SPIRIT42
EXPERIENCED42
PERPETUAL MOTION43
PRIDE IN THE DAILY TASK43
DIDN’T WANT TO ROB HIM43
HIS GENEROSITY43
JOY OF EATING43
TRY THIS43
BARGAIN-COUNTER GOLF44
UNEASY44
PERFECTLY NATURAL44
A DIPLOMAT44
THE DIFFERENCE44
WORSE!45
THE TEUTON WAY45
APPRECIATION45
ALLEGRO45
JUST ANSWERED45
TOO LONG A SHOT45
SENSITIVE46
NO USE FOR IT46
EFFECTIVE46
GERMAN ARITHMETIC46
A DIFFICULT PASSAGE46
WHERE VERMONT SCORED46
DOING UNTO HIS NEIGHBOR47
THE LIMIT47
NO TELLING47
A RECORD BREAKER47
EVIDENCE48
A FUTURE STATESMAN48
SMARTY!48
HOW TO TELL A WELL-BRED DOG48
TRY IT AND SEE48
WHAT HE MIGHT HAVE BEEN49
CONCLUSIVE49
WHY NOT?49
HOW COULD HE KNOW?49
IN ADVANCE49
NO FREE ADVERTISING50
WHY NOT?50
THE SAME OLD HOURS50
WHY NOT?50
FIGURATIVELY SPEAKING50
THE MAN HE LEFT BEHIND51
SOME SPEED51
A DEEP-LAID PLAN51
ONLY ONE THING FOR HIM51
A TEST OF FRIENDSHIP51
BLISSFUL IGNORANCE52
GRATEFUL TO THE DOCTOR52
HE MIGHT BE, BUT SHE WASN’T52
A SPORTING PROPOSITION52
THE PROPOSAL52
KNEW MORE ABOUT HENS THAN HISTORY53
CHARITY53
ADVICE TO MABEL53
NOT A NATIVE53
HE GOT IT TWICE53
TOO MUCH53
THE DIGNITIES OF OFFICE54
FAME54
NO PEACE FOR HIM54
BOILED54
FORCED INTO IT54
HOODOOED55
SAFE DEPOSIT55
THE MATTER WITH KANSAS55
THE BETTER WAY55
A HORSE PSYCHOLOGIST55
STILL NOT SATISFIED56
A COAXER56
AUTOMATIC “EFFICIENCY”56
THE WINNER56
TAXED TO CAPACITY56
GASTRONOMICAL57
A LITERAL CENSOR57
UP TO HIM57
NOT IN THE TACTICS57
A GUILTY CONSCIENCE57
MAKING IT FIT58
A LESSON IN MANNERS58
AN UNFORTUNATE AFFAIR58
CURIOSITY58
THE SIMPLE POLITICAL LIFE58
PIGTAILS AND MOUSTACHES59
HIS SEARCH FOR THE PRACTICAL59
HARD UP FOR WIND59
HE KNEW BRYAN59
HIS NEED59
ALL OR NOTHING60
BUSINESS IS BUSINESS60
THE BOOTBLACK’S GENEROSITY60
ON DUTY ELSEWHERE61
THE KAISER’S LAST WORD61
A REVISED CLASSIC—­THE SLEEPING BEAUTY61
SPECIALLY ENDOWED61
NO JOQUE62
AD ASTRA PER ASPERA62
ELIMINATION62
HIS GREAT AMBITION62
GUIDE63
APPREHENDING THE KAISER63
JUSTICE TO T. R.63
HE WAS NOT A PROHIBITIONIST64
HE SCORNED THE THOUGHT64
RIVALRY64
IMPERSONAL65
AND HE SUCCEEDED65
NO CHANGE IN SHYLOCK65
ENOUGH65
HE OBEYED66
FAIR WARNING66
PREPAREDNESS66
FULL SPEED AHEAD66
PLAYING SAFE67
WORDS FAILED HER67
ONE WAY OUT67
HOW WAR BEGAN67
MATRIMONIAL ENDURANCE68
MISSING IT68
THE OBVIOUS PLACE68
THEIR OPPORTUNITY68
DOING HIS DUTY, BUT—­69
ANTICIPATING THE PLEASURE69
HIS COMPLAINT69
PUTTING IT UP TO THE HORSE69
THE WORM TURNED69
MAKES A DIFFERENCE70
SOLVING A GREAT PROBLEM70
DIAGNOSED70
GETTING EVEN70
KNEW HIS BUSINESS70
THEN THINGS HAPPENED70
WASN’T CALLING HER DEAR71
SOMETHING!71
NOT ENOUGH SCENERY71
IAN HAY’S FATE71
CAMOUFLAGE72
HAPPY ENDING WANTED72
A SKEPTIC72
A PERSON OF DISCERNMENT72
AN OLD HAND72
A TRUE OPTIMIST73
TIT FOR TAT73
TOO GOOD TO BE WASTED73
HE UNDERSTOOD73
TOUCHY73
THE INTELLIGENT CAT73
PRIDE74
ROBBING HIMSELF74
PESSIMISTS74
DELAYED74
HOW MARY LOST A TIP74
A LITTLE TOO THRIFTY75
BEYOND HIM75
ITS NAME75
THE ORIGINAL METHOD75
GIVE US THE CHANCE75
A DELIGHTFUL EXPERIENCE!75
DAD WAS WISE76
KINDNESS76
MORE SCOTCH THRIFT76
WORTH A CHANCE77
CHANGE FOR THE BETTER77
BIG CHANCES BOTH WAYS77
WARNING TO AUTHORS77
CONSIDERING FATHER78
STORIES ABOUT JAMES GORDON BENNETT78
STAYING ON THE JOB79
BUSINESS IS BUSINESS79
HIS FAVORITE BEAST80
A LONG STORY80
A DUAL REPUTATION80
ALWAYS SAFETY FIRST81
SURPRISING81
TRUE OPTIMIST81
INDISSOLUBLE PARTNERS82
DEPENDED ON THE MULE82
CROWN PRINCE CALLED DOWN82
HUMBLED82
IS THIS TACT?83
WARNED IN TWENTY YEARS83
BEGINNING EARLY83
DISCERNING83
ROTUND84
BEYOND THE SENSE OF HUMOR84
A NEW COMPLAINT84
SOME FIGHT84
TOO STRONG A TERM84
NOT FOR HER TO SAY85
AN EXPERT85
SHE ADMITTED IT85
A BENEFACTOR OF MANKIND85
THE SILVER LINING86
FRENCH POLITENESS86
SIMPLE FAITH86
LIMITED DISSIPATION86
THE LIMIT87
A PERFECT PROGRAM87
NON FIT87
HIS BY RIGHT87
BEST OF REASONS87
A STORY FROM THE FRONT88
EQUATORIAL MICHIGAN88
SCRIPTURAL88
THE FACT WAS88
THE LAST WORD, AS USUAL89
FRUGAL TO THE END89
NOT MUCH TO TALK ABOUT89
FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS89
NO PLACE FOR HIM90
IN THE OLD DAYS90
TAKING NO CHANCES90
TOO PERSONAL90
AN ACROBAT IN THE SQUAD90
HIS SYSTEM WAS A COMPLETE ONE91
FACING THE TRUTH92
HE GOT RESULTS, ANYWAY92
THE TWO TREATMENTS92
COMPREHENSIVE93
BITING REPROOF93
DISCRIMINATIVE93
NOTHING TO LOSE93
BAIT93
BASEBALL “OVER THERE”94
INDEX OF TITLES94
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