Nathaniel Hawthorne, “The Great Carbuncle”
Sarah Orne Jewett, “The Town Poor”
Albert Murray, “Manifest Destiny U.S.A.”
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Thornton Wilder, “The Angel That Troubled the Waters”
Kate Chopin, “Her Letters”
Washington Irving, “The Bold Dragoon, or the Adventure of My Grandfather”
Sherwood Anderson, "Loneliness "
Edgar Allan Poe, “Morning on the Wissahiccon”
Edith Roberts, “Indiana’s Town of Champions”
Ring Lardner, “Simple Simon”
Edith Maude Eaton, “Mrs. Spring Fragrance”
Frederick Douglass, “What the Black Man Wants”
George Ade, “Mark Twain as Our Emissary”
Wendell Berry, “A Half-Pint of Old Darling”
Cynthia Townsend, “They All Fired at Her”
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