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Ernest Hemingway

My Old Man

I remember once at San Siro, the old man said it was a dog's life, and I got worse than anything. My old man bet five thousand on Kircubbin to win and put on a thousand to place and the big yellow...

30 min read · Rating: R · Read story

Out of Season

Peduzzi got quite drunk and wanted to walk down the main street of Cortina with his wife and friends. He brought his empty grappa bottle from his inside pocket. The Peduzzi poured three drinks into...

11 min read · Rating: G · Read story

Up in Michigan

Jim Gilmore came to Hortons Bay from Canada and took his meals at A. J. Smith's. Liz Coates liked Jim's mustache and how much Mrs. Smith liked him. Hortons Bay, a small town, was beautiful in the...

10 min read · Rating: R · Read story

Foreword

When Papa and Marty first rented the Finc Viga in 1940, they were surprised by the growth of the population of poor people and their shack housing. The guinea fowl were from Africa. The farmhouse,...

5 min read · Rating: G · Read story

Cat in the Rain

There were only two Americans stopping at the hotel, and they were on the second floor facing the sea. Italians came from a long way off to look up at the war monument. The American wife went...

6 min read · Rating: G · Read story

Now I Lay Me

On the floor of the room, I listened to the silk-worms eating and dropped sounds in the leaves. I did not want to sleep because I thought my soul would go out of my body. I would stop fishing at...

15 min read · Rating: PG-13 · Read story

Banal Story

He ate an orange, slowly spitting out the seeds, and sat down upon the stove, feeling good. Mascart had knocked Danny Frush cuckoo in the second round, twenty-one feet of snow had fallen in...

3 min read · Rating: G · Read story

To-day Is Friday

Three Roman soldiers are in a drinking-place at eleven o'clock at night. One of the soldiers has a gut-ache, the other has been drinking water, and the third has been out here too long. The third...

5 min read · Rating: PG-13 · Read story

A Pursuit Race

William Campbell had been in a pursuit race with a burlesque show ever since Pittsburgh. If he was caught, he had to get down from his bicycle and leave the track. William Campbell, who had hoped...

8 min read · Rating: R · Read story

A Canary for One

The train passed a long, red stone house with a garden and four thick palm-trees, and the American lady bought a half-bottle of Evian water. The train passed a farmhouse burning in a field, and the...

9 min read · Rating: G · Read story

An Alpine Idyll

The sun melted the snow from the skis we were carrying and dried the wood. We stopped to watch the sexton shovelling in the new earth and could not imagine anyone being dead. We went on up the road...

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Ten Indians

Nick was driving home late from town in the big wagon with Joe Garner and his family when they passed nine drunken Indians along the road. Joe Garner dragged one out of the wheel rut and into the...

8 min read · Rating: G · Read story