pchero on October 11th, 2009

 Miss Martha Beeecham owned the little bakery on the corner. One where you go up three steps and a little bell tinkles when you open the door.  Miss Martha was forty, her bankbook showed the savings of two thousand dollars, and she had two false teeth and a kind heart. Over the years Miss Martha […]

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pchero on October 7th, 2009

At Denver many travellers got on the express train. It was heading east. In one coach there sat a very pretty young woman dressed in stylish clothes. She was surrounded by expensive suitcases and bags, and looked like an experienced travellers. Among the crowd of newcomers on the train were two young men. One was […]

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pchero on October 5th, 2009

 Old Anthony Rockwell had retired. He had made a fortune as owner of Rockwell’s Soap. Now he sat in the library of his New York mansion and looked out the window. He watched his aristocratic neighbor, G. Van Schuylight Suffolk-Jones, walk out to his waiting car. His neighbor always looked over at the big Italian […]

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pchero on September 29th, 2009

 It was nearly 10 o’clock at night when the policeman strolled up the avenue. Chilly gusts of wind and showers of rain had emptied the streets.  He made sure that doors were locked, and swung his club as he walked along. Now and then he turned to look down side streets with his watchful eyes. […]

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pchero on September 28th, 2009

 One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it was in pennies. Pennies were saved one and two at a time by bargaining hard with the butcher and the vegetable man. Three times Della counted it. One dollar and eighty-seven cents. And the next day was Christmas.  There was nothing to […]

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