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Herman Melville

(1819 - 1891)

I And My Chimney

I and my chimney, two grey-headed old smokers, reside in the country. Our fireplaces are on opposite sides, but our flue is separate throughout. The main reason of this style of chimney building is...

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

Bartleby, The Scrivener

The late John Jacob Astor, a rather elderly man, let Turkey and Nippers stay in his chambers. Nippers wrote a neat, swift hand, and Ginger Nut was a lad some twelve years old. Bartleby did an...

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

Bartleby the Scrivener

A lawyer takes on a new employee but fails to check the references. The original role model for slackers everywhere.

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

The Lightning Rod Man

In the midst of a fearsome storm, a sceptic is confronted by a passionate salesman.

13 min read · Rating: PG · Read story