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Walt Whitman: To a Stranger

To a StrangerPassing stranger! you do not know how longingly I look upon you, You must be he I was seeking, or she I was seeking, (it comes to me as of a dream,) I have somewhere surely li…

The Hungry Stones And Other Stories

by Rabindranath Tagore PrefaceThe VictoryThe Hungry Stones My kinsman and myself were returning to Calcutta from our Puja trip when we met the man in a train. From his dress and bearing …

Classical Mythology: The Kindness of Strangers

The Kindness of StrangersClassical MythologyEat, Drink, and Be Merry: DionysusSex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll: Dionysus on TourYo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Wine!The Kindness of Strangers Though tra…

The Hungry Stones And Other Stories

by Rabindranath Tagore IIIVIII Up till now there had been nothing to disturb that island stillness. No new thing had ever happened. No discussion had ever been held. And then, of a su…

The Hungry Stones And Other Stories

by Rabindranath Tagore Once There Was a KingMy Lord, the BabyThe Home-Coming Phatik Chakravorti was ringleader among the boys of the village. A new mischief got into his head. There was…

Vacation Stories from our Readers

  Unusual Vacation Stories Memorable vacation experiences submitted by our readers   Well It Went To A Good Home We left Wyoming where we had bought a piece of blue leathe…

The Hungry Stones And Other Stories

by Rabindranath Tagore III When I sit down and try to analyse the thoughts and feelings that I had towards Kailas Babu I see that there was a still deeper reason for my dislike. I will now…

Raymond Chandler

Raymond Chandler was a writer of detective stories and a founder (with Dashiell Hammett and James M. Cain) of the hard-boiled school of mystery fiction. His detective hero Philip Marlowe, a tough and …

Flatland

by Edwin A. Abbott This World Preface to the Second and Rev...Other WorldsContentsHow I had a Vision of LinelandHow I vainly tried to explain the nature of FlatlandConcerning a Stranger from …

Patricia Highsmith

Patricia Highsmith's first novel, Strangers on a Train (1950) was made into a successful film by Alfred Hitchcock. Still, Highsmith is more famous for her creation of Tom Ripley, the charming and amor…