BEST AUTHORS BEST STORiES - 9

BEST AUTHORS BEST STORiES - 9

by Nathaniel Hawthorne (Author), Guy de Maupassant (Author), Louisa May Alcott (Author), Kate Chopin (Author), Ambrose Bierce (Author), O. Henry (Author), Stephen Crane (Author), L. Frank Baum (Author), Willa Cather (Author), Anton Chekhov (Author), Robert Louis Stevenson (Author), Virginia Woolf (Author), Mark Twain (Author), T.S. Arthur (Author), Edited Ahmet Unal Cam (Author)

  

Table of contents

A Cosmopolite in a Cafe

At Sea

Aunt Kipp

Little Bun Rabbit  

 The Ambitious Guest  

The Story Of The Bad Little Boy

Vanka  

The Body Snatcher  

The Mark On The Wall  

The Affair at Coulter's Notch  

A Cosmopolite in a Cafe

by O. Henry

 

 

At midnight the cafe was crowded. By some chance the little table at which I sat had escaped the eye of incomers, and two vacant chairs at it extended their arms with venal hospitality to the influx of patrons.

 

And then a cosmopolite sat in one of them, and I was glad, for I held a theory that since Adam no true citizen of the world has existed. We hear of them, and we see foreign labels on much luggage, but we find travellers instead of cosmopolites.

 

I invoke your consideration of the scene--the marble-topped tables, the range of leather-upholstered wall seats, the gay company, the ladies dressed in demi-state toilets, speaking in an exquisite visible chorus of taste, economy, opulence or art; the sedulous and largess-loving garcons, the music wisely catering to all with its raids upon the composers; the melange of talk and laughter--and, if you will, the Wurzburger in the tall glass cones that bend to your lips as a ripe cherry sways on its branch to the beak of a robber jay. I was told by a sculptor from Mauch Chunk that the scene was truly Parisian.

Book details

Publication date
August 02, 2018
Publisher
Collection
ISBN
9788828368557
File size
5.34 MB