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Richard Harding Davis

A Charmed Life

She loved him so. Miss Armitage explained her position, and Chesterton drew her to him and held her close. Chesterton fell upon his saddle-bags and began to distribute his possessions among the...

24 min read · Rating: G · Read story

A Question of Latitude

Everett was a healthy, clean-minded enthusiast who soon discovered that passengers not in the service of that king held aloof from the Belgians. Dr. Stewart rode his bicycle into a native village,...

36 min read · Rating: PG · Read story

A Wasted Day

The Wisest Man in Wall Street decided to pay the price for Homer Firth's proposal to build a new road with blue flint and silver firs. Arnold Thorndike was occupied with details of daily routine as...

26 min read · Rating: PG · Read story

Gallegher

Gallegher was short and broad in build, wore a happy smile, and was good at amusing the Press's young men. He loved crime. Gallegher's knowledge of aliases led him to the Burrbank murder, but the...

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

Billy and the Big Stick

President Hamilear Poussevain withdrew the Wilmot Electric Light concession, surrounded the power-house with his barefooted army, and fired Billy. Billy left the Cafe Ducrot and made his way to the...

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

My Buried Treasure

This is a true story of a search for buried treasure. The captain suspiciously accepted a cigar and offered to pay for the search and to write the story with his name left out. The train came to a...

68 min read · Rating: PG · Read story

The Amateur

Austin Ford ordered hot gin for himself and the ship's doctor, and the ship's doctor sank into the leather cushion close to Ford's elbow. The widow was lying on the sofa, Ford sat down on a steamer...

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

Peace Manoeuvres

Lathrop spun the front wheel swiftly and saw a small boy approaching. He answered that he carried nothing but fresh-baked bread. Miss Farrar turned her back on Lathrop and smiled vindictively. Two...

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

The Consul

Henry Marshall was appointed by Lincoln as a United States consul in Porto Banos. He brought content to the exiles. The SERAPIS, showing she had met the hurricane, steamed into the harbor, and the...

36 min read · Rating: PG · Read story

The Frame Up

Wharton was up-town lunching at Delmonico's when the voice over the telephone promised to name the man who killed Hermann Banf. He believed the injustice would soon end. Rumson and the detective...

39 min read · Rating: PG · Read story

The Log of the "Jolly Polly"

Temptation came to me when I was in the worst possible position to resist it. A letter from Fairharbor, Massachusetts, signed Fletcher Farrell, asked if I were related to the Farrells of...

59 min read · Rating: PG · Read story

The Make-Believe Man

I had made up my mind that I would spend my vacation seeking adventures, but Kinney protested that this was no way to spend a vacation or to invite adventure. Friday night came and found us...

55 min read · Rating: PG · Read story