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Twelve Angry Men (Part Two)

By Reginald Rose

Foreman: Is there anything else?
No.8: Yes. I think we proved that the old man couldn’t have heard the boy yell, “ I’m going to kill you.” But supposing he really did hear this phrase, how many times have all of you used it? 4,202 more words

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Twelve Angry Men (Part One)

By Reginald Rose

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Foreman (Juror No.1)
Jurors No.2—No.12

Narrator: The scene is a jury room in a criminal court . Twelve men walk into the room. 4,339 more words

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Diogenes and Alexander

By Gilbert Highet 

Lying on the bare earth, shoeless, bearded, half-naked, he looked like a beggar or a lunatic. He was one,but not the other. He had opened his eyes with the sun at dawn, scratched, done his business like a dog at the roadside, washed at the public fountain, begged a piece of breakfast bread and a few olives, eaten them squatting on the ground, and washed them down with a few handfuls of water scooped from the spring. 1,359 more words

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Clearing in the Sky

By Jesse Stuart

“This is the way, Jesse,” said my father, pointing with his cane across the deep valley below us. “I want to show you something!” 1,509 more words

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Darken your Graying Hair, and Hide your Fright

By Anonymous

I am male, white, 46. I have undergraduate and graduate degrees from two reasonably well-known Eastern institutions. My first job lasted for four years, my second for ten, my third for seven. 1,224 more words

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Aesop's Fables:Hercules and the Wagoner

A carter was driving a wagon along a country lane, when the wheels sank down deep into a rut. The rustic driver, stupefied and aghast, stood looking at the wagon, and did nothing but utter loud cries to Hercules to come and help him. 63 more words

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The Pleasures of Reading

by Bennett Cerf

All the wisdom of the ages, all the stories that have delighted mankind for centuries, are easily and cheaply available to all of us within the covers of books — but we must know how to avail ourselves of this treasure and how to get the most from it. 454 more words

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