By Kate Chopin

ISBN-10: 1440672709

ISBN-13: 9781440672705

Released for the 1st time as Chopin meant, this can be a selection of her such a lot leading edge tales, together with "The tale of an Hour," "An Egyptian Cigarette," and "The Kiss."

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Charles shut up the Exchequer, which was the common centre of the over-plus cash these great bankers had in their hands. What was the consequence? Not only Lombard-street stood still as if they had been thunderstruck. The very report of having money in the Exchequer brought a run upon the goldsmiths that had no money there, as well as those that had; and not only Sir Robert Vyner, Alderman Backewell, Farringdon, Forth and others broke and failed, but several were ruined who had not a penny of money in the Exchequer, and only sunk under the rum our of it; that rum our bringing a run upon the whole street, and giving a check to the paper-credit that was run up to such an exorbitant heighth before.

13 One of the duties laid on James Foe as executor had been, after setting aside various articles of household linen, to sell the remaining household goods as soon as possible, to raise money to meet the immediate needs of the orphaned Marsh boys. This done, the house would be standing empty - except it seems for an unsaleable old chair - awaiting a tenant, and would meanwhile be a happy hunting ground for those 'roguish London boys'. It is not difficult to guess who was the boy with the lantern, and the ringleader in these pranks, already showing some of the characteristics which were to mark his later career: initiative, enterprise and a delight in passing off fiction as reality.

45 One final local incident recalled by Defoe took place when a 'sudden hasty land flood' caused the River Mole to overflow, and Sir Adam Browne's son Ambrose recruited 'a little troop of the young fellows and boys of the town' to improvise a fish-trap. They built up the bank between the river and a depression which lay near it in the fields, probably just upstream from Burford, and then camped nearby for two nights till the flood drained away through the porous soil, leaving vast numbers of fish stranded, having no way to swim back into the river.

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