Six American short stories by Hamlin Garland, including:
"A Branch Road" - lost and found love between a young farmer and the girl he left behind.
"Up the Coolly" - an affluent New York City actor's mixed feelings of guilt and affection while visiting his family's Wisconsin farm.
"Among the Corn-Rows" - an eager young homesteader's wooing of a Norwegian girl.
"The Return of the Private" - the bittersweet homecoming of a wounded army private.
"Under the Lion's Paw" - a hard-working farmer is victimized by a greedy landlord.
"The Creamery Man" - a peddler's affections are thwarted by local gossip.
"A Day's Pleasure" - a downtrodden farm wife's visit to town is made special by an invitation into a person's home.
"Mrs. Ripley's Trip" - after twenty-three years away, an elderly farm wife longs to visit her childhood home.
"Uncle Ethan Ripley" - a farmer trades signage space on his barn for "medicinal bitters," creating friction between him and his wife.
"God's Ravens" - a family's initial prejudice towards their less cultured neighbors dissipates after being shown great kindness.
"A Good Fellow's Wife" - after losing his depositors' money, a banker finds redemption by owning up to his mistakes and working with his clever wife to repay their debts.
Also of interest:
Short Stories for ESL Students
Short Stories II for ESL Students
Short Stories III for ESL Students
Short Stories IV for ESL Students
American Literature without Tears Easy Reading Short Stories
Ten European Short Stories
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