0   46 readings 4 min
 Realism   20th Century   Local Colour  
AT 8 a.m. it lay on Giuseppi's news-stand, still damp from the presses. Giuseppi, with the cunning of his ilk, philandered on the opposite comer, leaving his patrons to help themselves, no doubt ... [+]

1   37 readings 1 min
 19th Century   Realism   Local Colour  
Some people are born with a vital and responsive energy. It not only enables them to keep abreast of the times; it qualifies them to furnish in their own personality a good bit of the motive power to ... [+]

1   49 readings 1 min
 20th Century   Local Colour  
In the northern part of Austin there once dwelt an honest family by the name of Smothers. The family consisted of John Smothers, his wife, himself, their little daughter, five years of age, and her ... [+]

0   53 readings 3 min
 19th Century   Local Colour  
Consider that a conversation by telephone--when you are simply sitting by and not taking any part in that conversation--is one of the solemnest curiosities of modern life. Yesterday I was writing a ... [+]

1   30 readings 3 min
 19th Century   Realism   Local Colour  

Four men once came to a wet place in the roadless forest to fish. They pitched their tent fair upon the brow of a pine-clothed ridge of riven rocks whence a bowlder could ... [+]