A Sappho of Green Springs and Other Stories

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A SAPPHO OF GREEN SPRINGS.

CHAPTER I.

"COME in," said the editor.

The door of the editorial room of the "Excelsior Magazine" began to creak painfully under the hesitating pressure of an uncertain and unfamiliar hand. This continued until with a start of irritation the editor faced directly about, throwing his leg over the arm of his chair with a certain youthful dexterity. With one hand gripping its back, the other still grasping a proof-slip, and his pencil in his mouth, he stared at the intruder.

The stranger, despite his hesitating entrance, did not seem in the least disconcerted. He was a tall man, looking even taller by reason of the long formless overcoat he wore, known as a "duster," and by a long straight beard that depended from his chin, which he combed with two reflective fingers as he contemplated the editor. The red dust which still lay in the creases of

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  • Title Page *
  • Contents *
  • A Sappho of Green Springs. 1
  • Chapter I 1
  • Chapter II 18
  • Chapter III 31
  • Chapter IV 49
  • Chapter V 67
  • The Chatelaine of Burnt Ridge. 81
  • Chapter I 81
  • Chapter II 98
  • Chapter III 118
  • Through the Santa Clara Wheat. 131
  • Chapter I 131
  • Chapter II 150
  • Chapter III 171
  • Chapter IV 186
  • Chapter V 201
  • Chapter VI 214
  • A Mæcenas of the Pacific Slope. 228
  • Chapter I 228
  • Chapter II 237
  • Chapter III 246
  • Chapter IV 255
  • Chapter V 267
  • Chapter VI 279
  • Chapter VII 286
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