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Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Man of No Account

THE MAN OF NO ACCOUNT, by Bret Harte

A brief character study by Western writer Bret Harte.

1) Is David Fagg a "man of no account?" Or does he have qualities the narrator does not recognize?

Monday, June 20, 2011

THE QUEEN OF SPADES

The Queen of Spades, by Alexander Pushkin

1) Was Hermann telling the truth when he claimed his gun wasn't loaded, or was he just trying to excuse himself?

2) Does the story have a supernatural aspect to it, or was Hermann just going nuts and hearing voices?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,

Monday, June 6, 2011

The Rube

The Rube, by Zane Grey


1) Does Grey's play-by-play account of a baseball game generate excitement and suspense?

2) Does Grey's depiction of the lives of minor-league baseball players from a century ago make their lives sound appealing? Is it a job you would enjoy having if you had the requisite talent?