Historical Examples

Little Mr. Thimblefinger and His Queer Country Joel Chandler Harris
A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
The Badger Alfred E. Pease
Then and Now Robert Vaughn
Handy Andy, Volume 2 (of 2) Samuel Lover
Pictures from Italy Charles Dickens
An Engagement of Convenience Louis Zangwill
Hope Mills Amanda M. Douglas
The Quarterly of the Oregon Historical Society, Vol. IV Various
A Danish Parsonage John Fulford Vicary


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