The Octopus, by Frank NorrisA Story of California

THE OCTOPUS A Story of California by Frank Norris Book 1 CHAPTER I Just after passing Caraher’s saloon, on the County Road that ran south from Bonneville, and that divided the Broderson ranch from that of Los Muertos, Presley was suddenly aware of the faint and prolonged blowing of a steam whistle that he knew

Moran of the Lady Letty by Frank Norris

MORAN OF THE LADY LETTY by Frank Norris DEDICATED TO Captain Joseph Hodgson UNITED STATES LIFE SAVING SERVICE I SHANGHAIED This is to be a story of a battle, at least one murder, and several sudden deaths. For that reason it begins with a pink tea and among the mingled odors of many delicate perfumes

McTeague, by Frank Norris

{Editor’s note: The word can~on has been changed to canyon in each case.} McTeague A Story of San Francisco by Frank Norris CHAPTER 1 It was Sunday, and, according to his custom on that day, McTeague took his dinner at two in the afternoon at the car conductors’ coffee-joint on Polk Street. He had a

Blix by Frank Norris

BLIX by Frank Norris 1899 Chapter I IT had just struck nine from the cuckoo clock that hung over the mantelpiece in the dining-room, when Victorine brought in the halved watermelon and set it in front of Mr. Bessemer’s plate. Then she went down to the front door for the damp, twisted roll of the

A Deal in Wheat by Frank NorrisAnd Other Stories Of The New And Old West

Produced by Eric Eldred, Elaine Nash and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team. A DEAL IN WHEAT And Other Stories Of The New And Old West By FRANK NORRIS _Illustrated by Remington, Leyendecker, Hitchcock and Hooper_ 1903 CONTENTS A Deal in Wheat The Wife of Chino A Bargain with Peg-Leg The Passing of Cock-Eye Blacklock A