New Yorker, car driver Jerry and cop Mike share their experience of collisions with an angry crowd.
What if your wife is used to managing and is the queen of the whole household? Will a real man remain a secondary figure on the ranch? But Web Iger was one of the best managers in the Texas pastures.
"The Player" occupies an important place in a number of novels by F. M. Dostoyevsky: an adventurous plot based on the rich personal experience of the writer - his long-term passion for playing roulette. The book includes "Winter Notes on Summer Experiences" - art essays, in which the records of travel impressions are combined with descriptions of various aspects of european life, mainly France and England, and the author's reflections on the fate of the West and Russia.
Charming fraudster D. Pinckney Bloom earned good money, selling to gullible investors nothing worth the land for the upcoming construction of the city-dream.
Two friends were stuck in a small hut in the snow-covered Cordillera for the rest of the winter. Fortunately, there were two books in the hut: Omar Heaham's poetry collection and a statistical guide to each book. Who is luckier?
The accountant decided to quit his main job and became a professional humorist-author of feuilletons in a weekly column. But the inspiration disappeared somewhere...
When in the middle of a big city in the daytime with particular audacity committed murder, only the best of criminals can do the impossible - to track down his detective.
Jim wants to marry Mae Martha Mangham, but then he got a paper showing the location of the treasure and he postpones his original plans
Sentenced to death by the court of the Inquisition opens his eyes. And he sees, and feels, darkness. It is a prison, a square chamber with a well in the center and a huge sharpened pendulum above your head. Choose, prisoner!
Hattie lost her job and, having bought a piece of beef for the last money, goes home hoping to cook stew for dinner and somehow please himself. Not finding in his room neither potatoes nor onions for the intended dish, Hattie goes in search of the missing ingredients ...
Miss Tony needs a straw hat of the last style with certainly red roses. And Burroughs and Pearson, riding their horses, rushed to Longelm in the hat shop.
Homeless Sopi usually waited out the winter on the Island. In prison. And this time he decides to commit a small crime to get a term of three months.
Near the burnt-out city of Siney, between the high-stretched pines carries its waters Big River, and Nick came here, in this silence, forest calm and river murmur on fishing, behind the rapid trout ...
It's hard to survive a war, especially if you just left school yesterday. It is even more difficult to imagine what life will be like after the war and whether you will find a place in it... But up to this point you still need to be able to live without going crazy. A whole generation was struck out of normal life by war - and this is what Remark, who himself visited the front, writes about. The war has its own face - horrible, ugly and repulsive. No one of his own free will does not want to look into her empty eye sockets - but the soldier has no choice. The main characters of the novel - Paul Boymer and his classmates, conscripted into the army and sent by command to the Western Front. The war seen through the eyes of young guys is the main content of the book.
Because of the snow drifts, passengers of the road stagecoach are forced to stay for the night in an abandoned hut. From the coachman they heard the romantic story of the old hermit who lived here not so long ago. But in this story not everything remained known, and that's for the sake of fun pastime among passengers was announced a competition for the best explanation of all the unspoken details.
The specialty of the pilot on the trains is not so tempting, as it may seem at first glance. In addition to the visible joys, the predatory business will put on your shoulders a lot of hardships and tribulations. Don't believe me? Then for you this story, which was recorded by O. Henry from the words of the man who engaged in the above activity for many years.