Tuesday, January 23, 2018

"How Slender Now Seemed the Thread on Which He Had Fastened Their Fortunes!"

"Mr. Peebles' Adventure in Crime."
By Arthur Henry (1867-1934).
First appearance: The Ladies' Home Journal, February 1919.
Short short short story (3 pages).
Online at Hathi Trust starting (HERE), continuing (HERE), and finishing (HERE).
(Note: Use "Full Screen" to center text; you'll also probably need the "Zoom In" function. Expect slow loadings.)

"In the days of Mr. Peebles' integrity he would have been too proud to ask for charity, but now this adventure in crime was taking him beyond his depth."
When does a crime become a blessing in disguise? Mr. Peebles is about to find out . . .

Comment: This one likely won't do much for your mind but, if you're so inclined, it might warm your heart.
- The University of Pennsylvania's thumbnail of the writer: "Arthur Henry was an author and a playwright who enjoyed a close friendship with Theodore Dreiser"; more (HERE).

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