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By Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, O. Henry, Elliott Flower, Ellis Parker Butler, Charles Battell Loomis, Wallace Irwin, George Randol
From Mark Twain to O. Henry, from Saki to Washington Irving—The vintage Humor Megapack reels in not less than forty five vintage brief tales and poems absolute to amuse. learn and laugh!
THE STRIKE of 1, by way of Elliott Flower
THE CELEBRATED leaping FROG OF CALAVERAS COUNTY, through Mark Twain
A DOUBLE-DYED DECEIVER, by means of O. Henry
LAURA, through Saki
TEETH IS the teeth, by way of Ellis Parker Butler
ARAMINTA AND the car, via Charles Battell Loomis
THE RHYME OF THE CHIVALROUS SHARK, via Wallace Irwin (poem)
ESPECIALLY males, through George Randolph Chester
THE ANGEL OF THE bizarre, by way of Edgar Allan Poe
THE SIEGE OF DJKLXPRWBZ, via Ironquill (poem)
THE SCHOOLMASTER’S growth, by means of Caroline M.S. Kirkland
THE WATKINSON night, through Eliza Leslie
THE MILLIONAIRES, by way of Max Adeler
THE depraved ZEBRA, through Frank Roe Batchelder (poem)
TITBOTTOM’S SPECTACLES, by means of George William Curtis
MY DOUBLE; and the way HE UNDID ME, by means of Edward Everett Hale
A stopover at TO THE ASYLUM FOR elderly AND DECAYED PUNSTERS, through Oliver Wendell Holmes
AS stable AS A PLAY, by way of Horace E. Scudder
THE purple twine, by means of Ellis Parker Butler
WANTED—A prepare dinner, by means of Alan Dale
MRS. JOHNSON, by way of William Dean Howells
COLONEL STERETT’S PANTHER HUNT, via Alfred Henry Lewis
UNSATISFIED craving, via R. okay. Munkittrick (poem)
WOUTER VAN TWILLER, through Washington Irving
THE stories OF THE A.C., by way of Bayard Taylor
THE CHAMPION CHECKER-PLAYER OF AMERIKY, via James Whitcomb Riley
ELDER BROWN’S BACKSLIDE, by way of Harry Stillwell Edwards
THE resort event OF MR. purple FLUKER, by means of Richard Malcolm Johnston
THE great humans, via Henry Cuyler Bunner
THE BULLER-PODINGTON COMPACT, by way of Frank R. Stockton
COLONEL STARBOTTLE FOR THE PLAINTIFF, via Bret Harte
THE DUPLICITY OF HARGRAVES, via O. Henry
AN night MUSICALE, via might Isabel Fisk
BARGAIN DAY AT TUTT apartment, by means of George Randolph Chester
THE LITTLE FRENCHMAN AND HIS WATER plenty, through George Pope Morris
THE GRAMMATICAL BOY, by way of invoice Nye
A name, through Grace MacGowan Cooke
HOW THE WIDOW gained THE DEACON, by means of William James Lampton
THE innovations OF THE fool, via John Kendrick Bangs
THE chicken, via Saki
THREE males IN a ship (To Say not anything of the Dog), by means of Jerome okay. Jerome
WHO DO you think that DID IT? by means of Stephen Leacock
OLD POLKA DOT’S DAUGHTER, through invoice Nye
THE RUBÀIYÀT OF OHOW DRYYÀM, via J. L. Duff (poem)
THE GOLFER’S RUBÁIYÁT, by means of H. W. Boynton (poem)
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