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2127 Mike Fink Trying to Scare Mrs. Crockett
2128 Sal Fink, the Mississippi Screamer, How She Cooked Injuns
2128 The Death of Mike Fink (Joseph M. Field, recorder)

2132 Augustus Baldwin Longstreet (1790-1870) 2132 The Horse Swap

2136 George Washington Harris (1814-1869) 2136 Mrs. Yardley's Quilting

2143 Washington Irving (1783-1859) 2145 from A History of New York

2145 Book I, Chapter 5

2153 Rip Van Winkle

2165 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

2185 James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851)

2187 from The Pioneers, or the Sources of the Susquehanna; A Descriptive Tale

2188 Chapter XXI
2195 Chapter XXII
2200 Chapter XXIII

2207 Catharine Maria Sedgwick (1789-1867) 2209 from Hope Leslie

2209 from Volume 1, Chapter 7
2214 from Volume 2, Chapter 1
2219 from Volume 2, Chapter 8

2221 Caroline Kirkland (1801-1864) 2223 from A New Home-Who'll Follow?

2223 Preface
2224 Preface to the Fourth Edition
2224 Chapter I
2228 Chapter XV
2231 Chapter XVII
2232 Chapter XXVII
2240 Chapter XLIII

2242 Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) 2245 My Kinsman, Major Molineux

2258 Young Goodman Brown

2267 The Minister's Black Veil

2276 The Birth-mark

2287 Rappaccini's Daughter 2307 The Scarlet Letter

2444 Preface to The House of Seven Gahtes