Pair of Silk Stockings, A - Kate Chopin (1851-1904) - Short Story
Chopin writes: "Little Mrs Sommers one day found herself the unexpected possessor of fifteen dollars. It seemed to her a very large amount of money, and the way in which it stuffed and bulged her worn old porte-monnaie gave her a feeling of importance such as she had not enjoyed for years."
Peculiar Man, A - Anton Chekov (1894-1905) - Short Story
"Between twelve and one at night a tall gentleman, wearing a top-hat and a coat with a hood, stops before the door of Marya Petrovna Koshkin, a midwife and an old maid." Chekhov links
Plea for John Brown - Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) - Essay
Thoreau writes: "I trust that you will pardon me for being here. I do not wish to force my thoughts upon you, but I feel forced myself."
Prologue - Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672) - Poem
Bradstreet writes: "To sing of Wars, of Captains, and of Kings, / Of Cities founded, Common-wealths begun, / For my mean Pen are too superior things..."
Professor, The - Charlote Brontë (1816-1855) - Novel
Brontë writes: "The other day, in looking over my papers, I found in my desk the following copy of a letter, sent by me a year since to an old school acquaintance:-- "
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