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"When I. first entered upon my duties as president," said Mr. Lincoln, grasping our arm in his peculiar way with one of his long, bony hands, while he ran his fingers through ...Article : 1,398 words
The boll sounded for the last time. Driver Mattern kissed his wife, leaped to is engine. and with a shrill whistle the train slowly began to move. The village it was leaving consisted ...Article : 2,832 words
Talking of detective stories," said Sergeant John Tretcher to me one evening during our rambles," and the wonderful captures you read of in the autobiographics of celebrated 'tech, ...Article : 1,388 words
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Paper indestructible by file has been invented by M. Meyer, of Paris. A specimen of it was subjected to a severe test—14s hour in a potter's furnace—and came out with its ...Article : 39 words
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