John Kendrick Bangs, “Thurlow’s Christmas Story”
Charles J. Biddle, Shooting Down a “Hun”
Mark Twain, “Taming the Bicycle”
Margaret Fuller, “Our City Charities”
Willa Cather, “The Namesake”
Frank Norris, “Grettir at Thorhall-stead”
Rupert Trimmingham, “Democracy?”
John Dos Passos, “The Donkey Boy”
Peter Taylor, “Je Suis Perdu”
James Thurber, “If Grant Had Been Drinking at Appomattox”
Edith Wharton, “In the North”
Mary McCarthy, “The Unspoiled Reaction”
Philip Roth, “Patrimony”
Alexander Hamilton, “Account of a Hurricane”
Loren Eiseley, “Barbed Wire and Brown Skulls”
Ursula K. Le Guin, “The Day Before the Revolution”
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