Ancient Greece

There is no land without its story-tellers, and in the dawn of Hellenic civilization we find the half-legendary author o...

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Eumieus’ Tale

But, ugh! it was impossible for me to think that, for cold drops of rain were dripping down upon me, the woman was pressing close to me, her warm b...

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One Autumn Night part 8

I felt really wretched more from cold than from the words of my neighbor. I groaned softly and ground my teeth.

Almost at the same moment...

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One Autumn Night part 7

He had a vest which cost fifteen rubles and boots with dress tops. For these reasons she had fallen in love with him, and he became her “creditor...

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One Autumn Night part 6

Our position beneath the shelter of the skiff was utterly devoid of comfort; it was narrow and damp, tiny cold drops of rain dribbled through the d...

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One Autumn Night part 5

In a monotonous tone she set about calculating our discoveries.

“A basketful of bottles thick furs a sunshade an iron pail.”

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One Autumn Night part 4

The girl looked at me, and the terror in her eyes gradually died out.
She shook the sand from her hands, adjusted her cotton head-gear, cowered ...

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One Autumn Night part 3

The evening was approaching, the rain was falling, and the wind blew violently from the north. It whistled in the empty booths and shops, blew into...

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One Autumn Night part 2

Maxim Gorky (1868-1936)

Alexei Maximovitch Pyeshkov, known as Gorky, which signifies “bitter,” was born at Nijni Novgorod in 1868. ...

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One Autumn Night part 1

During the intermission before the second half, I questioned my aunt and found that the “Prize Song” was not new to her. Some years before ther...

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A Wagner Matinee part 6

The overture closed, my aunt released my coat sleeve, but she said nothing. She sat staring dully at the orchestra. What, I wondered, did she get f...

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A Wagner Matinee part 5

The matinee audience was made up chiefly of women. One lost the contour of faces and figures, indeed any effect of line whatever, and there was onl...

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A Wagner Matinee part 4

When my aunt appeared on the morning after her arrival in Boston, she was still in a semi-somnambulant state. She seemed not to realize that she wa...

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A Wagner Matinee part 3

Whatever shock Mrs. Springer experienced at my aunt’s appearance, she considerately concealed. As for myself, I saw my aunt’s battered figure w...

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A Wagner Matinee part 2

Willa Gather (1876-1947)

Willa Sibert Cather was born at Winchester, Va., in 1876. She was for some years engaged in newspaper work, an...

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A Wagner Matinee part 1

Private Tours Bulgaria – Varna – an attractive place…

Bulgaria maybe a small country but it has two capitals. And ...

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