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THE MUSIC OF EVERYDAY
She began to talk of music, and how everybody who wrote music wrote it differently. It was all music; yet nobody’s was like anybody else’s. That was funny that every man could make the same thing and yet make it differently. I said something about voices when people were talking; and she said, Yes, every voice,
I called upon my friend Mr. Sherlock Holmes, the famous detective, one day last autumn and found him in conversation with a fat, middle-aged gentleman with bright red hair.
“Pardon me, Holmes,” I said, “I didn’t know - ”
“Come in, Watson,” said Holmes, pulling up a chair for me. “You could not have come at a better time.”
THE SONG OF BEOWULF
Beowulf is the first English poem. It is more than a thousand years old. It tells of times long before the people who were the ancestors of the English people came to the country. They brought the legend with them.
Young Travers, who was going to marry a girl on Long Island, met her father and brother only a few days before the wedding. The father and brother were both very much interested in horses are the best England short stories of all time