The Masterpiece Library of Short Stories: The Thousand Best Complete Tales of All Times and All Countries - Vol. 7/8

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THE
Masterpiece Library
of Short Stories
The Thousand Best Complete
Tales of all Times and
all Countries

Selected by

AN INTERNATIONAL BOARD
OF EMINENT CRITICS

Sir William Robertson Nicoll, LL.D.
Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch
Clement Shorter
George Saintsbury, LL.D.
Richard le Gallienne
Brander Matthews, Litt.D.
Sir Frederick Wedmore
Sir Edmund Gosse, C.B., LL.D.
W. P. Trent, LL.D.
Carl Van Doren
Thomas Seccombe

Edited by
Sir J. A. Hammerton

VIII. ENGLISH

LONDON
THE EDUCATIONAL BOOK COMPANY LIMITED

-367-

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page 3
  • Editorial Board 5
  • Editorial Note 6
  • Contents of Volume VII 7
  • The English Story Tellers 9
  • The Welshman’s Confession 19
  • The Overmasterful Husband 21
  • The Wonderful History of Titus and Gisippus 22
  • The Story of the Unkind King 34
  • King Lewis and the Husbandman 41
  • The Waking Man’s Dream 43
  • The Tale Told by the Fishwife of Strand-On­ the-Green 47
  • The Apparition of Mrs. Veal 57
  • The Ghost of Dorothy Dingley 65
  • The Vision of Mir2ah 72
  • The History of Leonora, or the Unfortunate Jilt 76
  • Maria SchÖning 91
  • Dream-Children a Reverie 103
  • Juke Judkins’ Courtship 107
  • Hajji Baba and the Stolen Money 113
  • The Election 123
  • The Lady Rohesia 129
  • S.W. and by W. ¾ W 136
  • The Sisters of Albano 150
  • The False Rhyme 163
  • A Tale of Terror 166
  • Ehrenbreitstein 169
  • The Tragedy of the till 175
  • Jacques Cocast, the Hunchback Philosopher 184
  • A True Story 190
  • The Resurrectionist 192
  • The Squire’s Story 203
  • The Half-Brothers 217
  • Dennis Haggarty’s Wife 227
  • A Gambler’s Death 244
  • A Little Dinner in Bittlestone Street 252
  • The Princess’s Tragedy 260
  • "Dimond Cut Dimond" 277
  • The Bagman’s Story 290
  • The Poor Relation’s Story 302
  • The Story of Richard Doubledick 311
  • Boots at the Holly-Tree 323
  • Dr. Manette’s Ms 332
  • To Be Taken with a Grain of Salt 344
  • No. 1 Branch Line- The Signalman 354
  • The Masterpiece Library of Short Stories - The Thousand Best Complete Tales of All Times and All Countries 367
  • Contents of Volume VIII 369
  • The English Story­ Tellers 371
  • The Box Tunnel 381
  • Malachi’s Cove 388
  • The King of the Golden River, or the Black Brothers 405
  • A Terribly Strange Bed 424
  • The TÊte Noire 438
  • To Be Taken in Water 453
  • Mons. Cassecruche’s Inspiration 467
  • A Dreadful Bell 474
  • The Alibi 486
  • The Revenue Officer’s Story 493
  • The Centurion’s Escape 509
  • How Jones Got the English Verse Medal 526
  • Mr. Whittaker’s Retirement 531
  • Picking Up Terrible Company 540
  • My Fare 553
  • The Story of the Unknown Church 558
  • Genefer 566
  • The Dumb Oracle 577
  • Mr. Lorquison’s Story 584
  • Uncle Hartlebury’s Romance 589
  • The Melancholy Hussar of the German Legion 600
  • Absent-Mindedness in a Parish Choir 615
  • The Marriage Plate 618
  • The Adventures of Three Sailors 635
  • In the Permanent Way 647
  • The Reverend John Greedy 657
  • An Alpine Divorce 671
  • "Gentlemen- The King !" 676
  • The Clockmaker of Poissy 686
  • A Canine Ishmael 700
  • The Miracle of the Black Canon 706
  • The Young Man Who Stroked Cats 720
  • Moon’s Gibbet 737
  • A Straggler of ‘15 749
  • The Last Galley 761
  • Acknowledgments 768
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