Bad Business - Anton Chekov (1894-1905) - Short Story
"No answer. The watchman sees nothing, but through the roar of the wind and the trees distinctly hears someone walking along the avenue ahead of him. " Chekhov links
Balloon Hoax, The (1850) - Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) - Short Story
Poe writes, "THE GREAT problem is at length solved! The air, as well as the earth and the ocean, has been subdued by science, and will become a common and convenient highway for mankind." Poe links
Better Resurrection, A - Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) - Poem
Rossetti writes, "I have no wit, no words, no tears; / My heart within me like a stone / Is numbed too much for hopes or fears."
Beyond the Bayou - Kate Chopin (1851-1904) - Short Story
Chopin writes, "The bayou curved like a crescent around the point of land on which La Folle's cabin stood. Between the stream and the hut lay a big abandoned field, where cattle were pastured when the bayou supplied them with water enough."
Birthmark, The - Nathanial Hawthorne (1804-1864) - Short Story
"In the latter part of the last century there lived a man of science, an eminent proficient in every branch of natural philosophy, who not long before our story opens had made experience of a spiritual affinity more attractive than any chemical one." Hawthorne links
Birthday, A - Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) - Poem
"My heart is like a singing bird / Whose nest is in a watered shoot..."
Bottle Imp, The - Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) - Short Story
Stevenson writes, "There was a man of the Island of Hawaii, whom I shall call Keawe; for the truth is, he still lives, and his name must be kept secret; but the place of his birth was not far from Honaunau, where the bones of Keawe the Great lie hidden in a cave." Stevenson Links | Article
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