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7 Works of Thomas A. Janvier

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A Border Ruffian

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I.–WEST. The Incident of the Boston Young Lady, the Commercial Traveller, and the Desperado. I. Throughout the whole of the habitable globe there nowhere is to be found more delightful or more invigorating air than that which every traveller through New Mexico, from Albuquerque, past Las Vegas, to the Raton Mountains, is free to breathe. […]

The Uncle Of An Angel

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I. When Mr. Hutchinson. Port, a single gentleman who admitted that he was forty-seven years old and who actually was rising sixty, of strongly fixed personal habits, and with the most positive opinions upon every conceivable subject, came to know that by the death of his widowed sister he had been placed in the position […]

A Temporary Dead-Lock

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I. Mr. John Amesbury, Senior Warden of St. Jude’s Church, Minneapolis, to the Rev. Clement Markham: Vestry of St. Jude’s, April 4th. Dear Mr. Markham,–At a special meeting of the wardens and vestry of St. Jude’s Church held this day, it was unanimously decided to grant your request for leave of absence from your duties […]

Whether the honey shall be brought to the boiling-point slowly or rapidly; whether it shall boil a long time or a short time; when and in what quantities the flour shall be added; how long the kneading shall last; in what size of earthen pot the dough shall be stored, and what manner of cover […]

Our Pirate Hoard

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I My great-great-great-uncle was one of the many sturdy, honest, high-spirited men to whom the early years of the last century gave birth. He was a brave man and a ready fighter, yet was he ever controlled in his actions by so nice a regard for the feelings of others, and through the strong fibre […]

In the matter of raising canary-birds–at once strong of body and of note, tamed to associate with humanity on rarely friendly terms, and taught to sing with a sweetness nothing short of heavenly–Andreas Stoffel was second to none. And this was not by any means surprising, for he had been born (and for its saintly […]

For The Honor Of France

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“Pardon! Madame does not know that this is a smoking-carriage?” “But yes. Monsieur is very good. It is that my husband would smoke. He is an old soldier. He smokes all the time. Ciel! They are like chimneys, these old soldiers. This man of mine regrets that he cannot smoke when he is asleep!” While […]