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By Jonathan Latimer

A reporter turns into his personal tale while he wakes up subsequent to a corpse.

Sam Clay wakes with a dry mouth, a hammering headache, and simply the faintest reminiscence of what he did the evening prior to. He recollects dancing, jazz, taxi rides, and a brandy-fueled journey on a curler coaster, yet he has no inspiration how he bought domestic, and he's misplaced as to the identification of the straw-haired good looks beside him. he's on the subject of to introduce himself whilst he notices the blood at the sheets, the injuries on her chest, and the ice-cold pallor of her pores and skin. His bedmate is dead.

Clay is a newspaperman, and sharp adequate to grasp that he's being framed. yet by means of whom? Clay should remain steps sooner than the law enforcement officials to trace down this tale, as a way to lead him both to the inside track of a life-time or to an extended nap in a chilly grave.

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Sinners and Shrouds

A reporter turns into his personal tale while he wakes up subsequent to a corpse.

Sam Clay wakes with a dry mouth, a hammering headache, and in simple terms the faintest reminiscence of what he did the evening prior to. He recollects dancing, jazz, taxi rides, and a brandy-fueled trip on a curler coaster, yet he has no thought how he acquired domestic, and he's misplaced as to the identification of the straw-haired good looks beside him. he's near to to introduce himself whilst he notices the blood at the sheets, the injuries on her chest, and the ice-cold pallor of her pores and skin. His bedmate is dead.

Clay is a newspaperman, and sharp sufficient to grasp that he's being framed. yet by way of whom? Clay must remain steps prior to the police officers to trace down this tale, so one can lead him both to the news of an entire life or to an extended nap in a chilly grave.

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3 The Virgin Mary’s Child A poor woodcutter and his wife lived at the edge of a large forest with their only child, a three-­year-­old little girl. They were so poor that they couldn’t afford daily meals anymore and didn’t know how they would provide food for their daughter. One morning the woodcutter, who was distressed by Th e V i rgi n M ary ’s C h i ld 17 all this, went into the forest to work. As he began chopping wood, a tall, beautiful woman suddenly appeared before him. She was wearing a crown of shining stars on her head, and she said to him, “I am the Virgin Mary, mother of the Christ Child.

The Frog King, or Iron Henry (1812) Once upon a time there was a princess who went out into the forest and sat down at the edge of a cool well. She had a golden ball that was her favorite plaything. She threw it up high and caught it in the air and was delighted by all this. One time the ball flew up very high, and as she stretched out her hand and bent her fingers to catch it again, the ball hit the ground near her and rolled and rolled until it fell right into the water. The princess was horrified, and when she went to look for the ball, she found the well was so deep that she couldn’t see the bottom.

The recently published Wintermärchen (Winter Tales) by Father Jahn ( Jena at Voigt 1813) only has a new title and actually appeared ten years ago. There is also a Leipzig collection with tales written by someone with the name Peter Kling and all in the same manner. Only the sixth tale and part of the fifth are of value; the others have no substance and, apart from a few details, are hollow inventions. We ask those who possibly have the opportunity and the inclination to help us to improve particular parts of this book to amend the fragments, and especially to collect new and unusual animal tales.

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