Loren Eiseley, “The Fifth Planet”
Carson McCullers, “Wunderkind”
Mark Twain, “My First Lie and How I Got Out of It”
Julian Hawthorne, “Absolute Evil”
Caroline W. Healey Dall, “A Sketch from Maryland Life”
Nathanael West, “Western Union Boy”
Theodore Dreiser, “The Village Feudists”
Juanita Nelson, “A Matter of Freedom”
John O’Hara, “Agatha”
Sherwood Anderson, “Unlighted Lamps”
Ursula K. Le Guin, “Imaginary Countries”
Oliver Wendell Holmes, “The Deacon’s Masterpiece”
John Muir, “Save the Redwoods”
Willa Cather, “The Enchanted Bluff”
Mark Twain, “A Presidential Candidate”
Norman Manea, “Barney Greengrass”
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