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A Secret of Two

Montreal is a very large city, but, like all large cities, it has some very small streets. Streets, for instance, like Prince Edward Street, which is only four blocks long, ending in a cul de sac. No one knew Prince Edward Street as well as did Pierre Dupin, for Pierre had delivered milk to the families on the street for thirty years now.

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Who Was She?

Come, now, there may as well be an end of this! Every time I meet your eyes squarely, I detect the question just slipping out of them. If you had spoken it, or even boldly looked it; if you had shown in your motions the least sign of a fussy or fidgety concern on my account;

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On Being Found Out

At the close (let us say) of Queen Anne’s reign, when I was a boy
at a private and preparatory school for young gentlemen, I remember
the wiseacre of a master ordering us all, one night, to march into
a little garden at the back of the house,

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The Fowl in the Pot

What I am going to relate may seem to some merely to be curious and on a party with the diverting story of M. Boisrose, which I have set down in an earlier part of my memoirs.

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My Aunt Margaret’s Mirror

My Aunt Margaret was one of that respected sisterhood upon whom devolve all the trouble and solicitude incidental to the possession of children, excepting only that which attends their entrance into the world.

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Laying Plans

Part 1 of total 13 stories in series The Art of War.

Sun Tzu said: The art of war is of vital importance to the State.
It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry
which can on no account be neglected.

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Waging War

Part 2 of total 13 stories in series The Art of War.

Sun Tzu said: In the operations of war, where there are in the field a thousand swift chariots,
as many heavy chariots, and a hundred thousand mail-clad soldiers,

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