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The Classic Humor Megapack - 45 Short Stories and Poems - cover

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The Classic Humor Megapack - 45 Short Stories and Poems

Edgar Allan Poe, Washington Irving, Mark Twain, O. Henry, Saki Saki, Edward Everett Hale, Oliver Wendell Holmes, James Whitcomb Riley, Ellis Parker Butler, May Isabel Fisk

Publisher: Wildside Press

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Summary

From Mark Twain to O. Henry, from Saki to Washington Irving—The Classic Humor Megapack reels in no less than 45 classic short stories and poems sure to amuse. Read and laugh!

Included are:

THE STRIKE OF ONE, by Elliott Flower
THE CELEBRATED JUMPING FROG OF CALAVERAS COUNTY, by Mark Twain
A DOUBLE-DYED DECEIVER, by O. Henry
LAURA, by Saki
TEETH IS TEETH, by Ellis Parker Butler
ARAMINTA AND THE AUTOMOBILE, by Charles Battell Loomis
THE RHYME OF THE CHIVALROUS SHARK, by Wallace Irwin (poem)
ESPECIALLY MEN, by George Randolph Chester
THE ANGEL OF THE ODD, by Edgar Allan Poe
THE SIEGE OF DJKLXPRWBZ, by Ironquill (poem)
THE SCHOOLMASTER’S PROGRESS, by Caroline M.S. Kirkland
THE WATKINSON EVENING, by Eliza Leslie
THE MILLIONAIRES, by Max Adeler
THE WICKED ZEBRA, by Frank Roe Batchelder (poem)
TITBOTTOM’S SPECTACLES, by George William Curtis
MY DOUBLE; AND HOW HE UNDID ME, by Edward Everett Hale
A VISIT TO THE ASYLUM FOR AGED AND DECAYED PUNSTERS, by Oliver Wendell Holmes
AS GOOD AS A PLAY, by Horace E. Scudder
THE CRIMSON CORD, by Ellis Parker Butler
WANTED—A COOK, by Alan Dale
MRS. JOHNSON, by William Dean Howells
COLONEL STERETT’S PANTHER HUNT, by Alfred Henry Lewis
UNSATISFIED YEARNING, by R. K. Munkittrick (poem)
WOUTER VAN TWILLER, by Washington Irving
THE EXPERIENCES OF THE A.C., by Bayard Taylor
THE CHAMPION CHECKER-PLAYER OF AMERIKY, by James Whitcomb Riley
ELDER BROWN’S BACKSLIDE, by Harry Stillwell Edwards
THE HOTEL EXPERIENCE OF MR. PINK FLUKER, by Richard Malcolm Johnston
THE NICE PEOPLE, by Henry Cuyler Bunner
THE BULLER-PODINGTON COMPACT, by Frank R. Stockton
COLONEL STARBOTTLE FOR THE PLAINTIFF, by Bret Harte
THE DUPLICITY OF HARGRAVES, by O. Henry
AN EVENING MUSICALE, by May Isabel Fisk
BARGAIN DAY AT TUTT HOUSE, by George Randolph Chester
THE LITTLE FRENCHMAN AND HIS WATER LOTS, by George Pope Morris
THE GRAMMATICAL BOY, by Bill Nye
A CALL, by Grace MacGowan Cooke
HOW THE WIDOW WON THE DEACON, by William James Lampton
THE INVENTIONS OF THE IDIOT, by John Kendrick Bangs
THE HEN, by Saki
THREE MEN IN A BOAT (To Say Nothing of the Dog), by Jerome K. Jerome
WHO DO YOU THINK DID IT? by Stephen Leacock
OLD POLKA DOT’S DAUGHTER, by Bill Nye
THE RUBÀIYÀT OF OHOW DRYYÀM, by J. L. Duff (poem)
THE GOLFER’S RUBÁIYÁT, by H. W. Boynton (poem)

And don't forget to search this ebook store for "Wildside Megapack" to see all the entries in the Megapack series -- including volumes of science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, westerns, classics, and much, much more!

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