Ring Lardner, “Quick Returns”
Joseph Warren, “The Bloody Tragedy of the Fifth of March, 1770”
Constance Fenimore Woolson, “Solomon”
James Monroe, “The President in Peril”
Frederick Douglass, “Eulogy for Abraham Lincoln”
Dashiell Hammett, “The Tenth Clew”
Djuna Barnes, “The Days of Jig Cook”
Richard Harvey Cain, “A Nation of Croakers”
Edgar Allan Poe, “William Wilson”
Constance Fenimore Woolson, “Miss Grief”
Robert Frost, “Christmas Trees”
James Thurber, “The Day the Dam Broke”
Mark Twain, “Plymouth Rock and the Pilgrims”
Edith Wharton, “Expiation”
Joan Didion, “Quiet Days in Malibu”
Lenny Kaye, “The Best of Acapella”
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