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Ralph Henry Barbour

(1870 - 1944)

A College Santa Clause

A college student named Satherwaite is disappointed when he receives a telegram saying he can't go home for Christmas. He ends up spending the evening with a group of fellow students and has a...

21 min read · Rating: PG · Read story

Acting for the Best

A young woman named Jane interferes in her cousin Mattie's love life, leading to unexpected consequences.

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

A Death-Bed Confession

A woman confesses to her sins and the dark secret she has been carrying, revealing her love for a man who ultimately chose someone else.

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

A Race with the Waters

Roy Milford is caught in a dangerous storm while riding his horse Scamp through an arroyo. He narrowly escapes drowning and is saved by clinging to a greasewood bush.

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

Barring the Way

A story of love, betrayal, and tragedy. Ellen leaves her faithful suitor for a man from the city, but ultimately faces the consequences of her actions.

15 min read · Rating: R · Read story

Coals of Fire

A woman recounts her life on a barge, her daughter's betrayal, and the redemption of the man who caused it.

22 min read · Rating: PG · Read story

Grandsire Triples

A young woman named Kate is torn between her love for William, who has converted to Roman Catholicism, and her father's disapproval. They meet secretly in a church tower and decide to be together,...

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


A housemaid's life is complicated by the romantic advances of the men servants, particularly John, who becomes obsessed with her. When a diamond necklace goes missing, suspicion falls on the...

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

Her Marriage Lines

A young girl named Poll gets a job at Charleston Farm and falls in love with the farm manager, Harry. However, they discover that Harry's father's second wife, Mrs. Blake, is not actually his legal...

31 min read · Rating: PG · Read story

His First Assignment

Tom Collins, a young man desperate for a job, finally gets a chance to prove himself as a reporter for the Washington Evening World.

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

McTurkle, the Band

A group of Harvard students face challenges and setbacks in their football season, but maintain their enthusiasm and rally behind a band leader named McTurkle.

13 min read · Rating: PG · Read story

One Way of Love

A man discovers that his girlfriend has fallen in love with someone else, but later realizes that he was mistaken and reconciles with her cousin.

10 min read · Rating: PG · Read story