An Original Belle

An Original Belle

Edward Payson Roe

Edward Payson Roe

This is the story of Madge, a young, sickly girl who falls in love with her unmarried brother-in-law. Tired of being so weak, she changes her life, follows a pattern of healthy exercise and intelligent reading and conversation, and remakes herself into a beautiful paragon. Still, the man she loves has his eye on someone else, a society girl of shallow character and no intellect...
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A Young Girls Wooing

A Young Girl's Wooing

Edward Payson Roe

Edward Payson Roe

This is the story of Madge, a young, sickly girl who falls in love with her unmarried brother-in-law. Tired of being so weak, she changes her life, follows a pattern of healthy exercise and intelligent reading and conversation, and remakes herself into a beautiful paragon. Still, the man she loves has his eye on someone else, a society girl of shallow character and no intellect...
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A Day of Fate

A Day of Fate

Edward Payson Roe

Edward Payson Roe

"Another month\'s work will knock Morton into \'pi,\'" was a remark that caught my ear as I fumed from the composing-room back to my private office. I had just irately blamed a printer for a blunder of my own, and the words I overheard reminded me of the unpleasant truth that I had recently made a great many senseless blunders, over which I chafed in merciless self-condemnation. For weeks and months my mind had been tense under the strain of increasing work and responsibility. It was my nature to become absorbed in my tasks, and, as night editor of a prominent city journal, I found a limitless field for labor.
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Barriers Burned Away

Barriers Burned Away

Edward Payson Roe

Edward Payson Roe

From its long sweep over the unbroken prairie a heavier blast than usual shook the slight frame house. The windows rattled in the casements, as if shivering in their dumb way in the December storm. So open and defective was the dwelling in its construction, that eddying currents of cold air found admittance at various points—in some instances carrying with them particles of the fine, sharp, hail-like snow that the gale was driving before it in blinding fury.
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