Safety Match, A - Anton Chekov (1894-1905) - Short Story
"On the morning of October 6, 1885, in the office of the Inspector of Police of the second division of S---- District, there appeared a respectably dressed young man, who announced that his master, Marcus Ivanovitch Klausoff, a retired officer of the Horse Guards, separated from his wife, had been murdered." Chekhov links
Letter, The - Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) - Novel
"A throng of bearded men, in sad-coloured garments and grey steeple-crowned hats, inter-mixed with women, some wearing hoods, and others bareheaded, was assembled in front of a wooden edifice, the door of which was heavily timbered with oak, and studded with iron spikes."
Pimpernel- Baroness Emmuska Orczy - Novel
"A surging, seething, murmuring crowd of beings that are human only in name, for to the eye and ear they seem naught but savage creatures, animated by vile passions and by the lust of vengeance and of hate."
of Four, The - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)
"Sherlock Holmes took his bottle from the corner of the mantelpiece, and his hypodermic syringe from its neat morocco case. With his long, white, nervous fingers he adjusted the delicate needle and rolled back his left shirtcuff."
of a Farm Girl, The - Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) - Short Story
"The servant, Rose, remained alone in the large kitchen, where the fire was dying out on the hearth beneath the large boiler of hot water." Maupassant Links
of an Hour - Kate Chopin (1851-1904) - Short Story
"Knowing that Mrs. Mallard was afflicted with a heart trouble, great care was taken to break to her as gently as possible the news of her husband's death."
- Anne Reeve Aldrich - Poem
"How sad if, by some strange new law, / All kisses scarred!"