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By Edward Hoagland

Assembled listed below are tales new and previous, spanning from 1960 to today.

Meet the death-defying motorbike trick riders within the carnival's Devil's bathtub, a guy who retains an alligator in his bath, a chinese language launder in Coney Island looking for love, a frontiersman who saves himself from a mauling grizzly undergo via hiding in a beaver dam, 3 males from a circus searching for difficulty at a rodeo, a washed out boxer attempting to to hold onto his occupation, and dozens of others wealthy characters. From the cramped and gritty streets of recent York urban to the huge open areas of the previous West, Hoagland's characters pine, soreness, create, notice, love, research, and stay in such accurately rendered tales that we're transported into each one in their atypical worlds.

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Isabeau was always amused when he appeared in some strange disguise and the company pretended not to recognize him—although of course they all did. He would declare himself overwhelmed by Isabeau’s beauty, flirt with her outrageously…and the finale was that he was the King after all. It was an old trick of which everyone was aware, but it was always greeted with rapturous applause. They went to a great deal of trouble to make their costumes. They were sewn up in linen to which tow was stuck with a sort of resin glue so that the effect was that of hairy apes.

Sometimes she came to see us children; and when she did she was shocked by the way we lived and set about changing it. Our food was not adequate, she said. We were growing children and we needed new clothes from time to time. Odette began to give orders and they were obeyed. -Paul became more tolerable. Because I was so young, there were great gaps in my knowledge which made it difficult for me to grasp all that was going on around me. I pieced together what I heard and a great deal of conjecture was necessary; but I really was beginning to understand a little, and it is so much easier to bear adversity if one knows the reason for it.

But he was, I believed, as overawed as the rest of us. We bowed as we had been taught. My mother patted Charles’s head while he looked up at her with those bewildered eyes, and then Louis did what was expected of him and ceased to look sullen. I noticed the lady with the pleasant face smiling at us. I returned her smile and she seemed pleased. The Duke of Orléans—our splendid uncle—gave us an amused smile and they all swept past. I believe they went up to my father’s apartments, and we were taken to the schoolroom by our governess.

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