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Short Stories in The Star

Published Anonymously

A Miser's Dream, December 23, 1889
The Last Pentreath, December 24, 1890 (as by "The Star's Own Novelist")
A Horrible Five Minutes, February 3, 1896
Thrashing a Bully, February 4, 1896
The Rector's Luck, February 5, 1896
A Postman's Wife, February 6, 1896
Aunt Dinah's Caller, February 10, 1896
The Cabman's Tale, February 11, 1896
Mrs. Benson's Conversion, February 12, 1896
The House Opposite, February 13, 1896
A Corner in Crime, February 14, 1896
The Unbroken Cord, February 15, 1896
Trapped by Telegraph, February 18, 1896
All About a Bicycle, February 19, 1896
Bella the Beautiful, February 21, 1896
The Old Lawyer's Story, February 25, 1896
A Romance on a Tram, February 26, 1896
His Promise, February 28, 1896
By Mutual Consent, March 3, 1896
A Splendid Ruse, March 6, 1896
At the Last Moment, March 10, 1896
A Haunted House, March 11, 1896
Excellent Dick, March 12, 1896
The Oldest Inhabitant, March 13, 1896
Tried by Fire (part one), March 14, 1896 (this three-part story was the subject of a puzzle competition for readers)
Tried by Fire (part two), March 16, 1896
Tried by Fire (part three), March 17, 1896
At the Level Crossing, March 19, 1896
Life for Life, March 20, 1896
A Neighbourly Feud, March 21, 1896
A Tug of War, March 24, 1896
Snatched from Death, March 25, 1896
An April Fool, April 1, 1896
A Close Shave, April 4, 1896
A Woman After All, April 7, 1896
"Taming the Shrew," April 11, 1896
The Last Class, April 13, 1896
After Many Days, April 15, 1896
His Love and Hers, April 17, 1896
An Artist's Wife, April 23, 1896
The Doctor's Story, April 25, 1896
The Secret Drawer, April 27, 1896
A Paying Guest, April 29, 1896
Number Forty-Three, May 2, 1896
A House for Two, May 4, 1896
Her Sister, May 5, 1896
Monica's Host, May 7, 1896
More Than a Son, May 11, 1896
Insured for 1,000, May 14, 1896
Heathcote the Trooper, May 15, 1896
Gone on a Raider, May 22, 1896
The Only Way, May 23, 1896
Kitty's Rival, May 27, 1896
A Painter's Model, June 1, 1896
A Fight for Fortune, June 5, 1896
A Carolina Killing, June 9, 1896
Her Beacon Light, June 15, 1896
A Breach of Promise, June 16, 1896
True as Steel, June 18, 1896
Pauline Deschamps, June 19, 1896
The Fatal Dice-Box, June 22, 1896
Clare's Romance, June 23, 1896
A Matter of Money, June 24, 1896
His Last Chance, June 26, 1896
My Tragedy, July 3, 1896
An Artist's Heroine, July 6, 1896
A Tale of a Tune, July 8, 1896
Hetty's Husband, July 10, 1896
"The Cure of Losage," July 13, 1896
The Thief, July 16, 1896
A Sudden Death, July 17, 1896
A Pit Story, July 20, 1896
A Matter of Evidence, July 24, 1896
The Egret's Plume, July 27, 1896
The Waist Club, August 1, 1896
Past His Best, August 11, 1896
Sloane's Patent, August 17, 1896
Transplanted, August 18, 1896
A Heart's Rescue, August 20, 1896
After Many Years, August 21, 1896
Lost, a Wife, August 28, 1896
His Prison Violet, September 9, 1896
The Bitter-Sweet, September 10, 1896
A Dramatic Exit, September 15, 1896
The Stanton Thefts, September 29, 1896
The Little Detective, September 30, 1896
Our Bijou House, October 15, 1896
An Inherited Hallucination, October 17, 1896
Love's Guidance, October 22, 1896
A Breeze from the West, November 6, 1896
The Mysterious Box, November 13, 1896
A Private Vengeance, November 26, 1896
The Trader's Last Triumph, December 19, 1896
Billy's Santa Claus, December 24, 1896
The Captain's Story, December 30, 1896
A Tale of the Fire Lake, January 9, 1897
The Story of the Jean Larette, March 25, 1897
In the Shadow of a Crime (part one), April 13, 1897
In the Shadow of a Crime (part two), April 14, 1897
After Many Days, April 15, 1897
A Faithful Sentinel, April 17, 1897
Bob Danver's Sacrifice, April 20, 1897
The Diver's Drama, April 22, 1897
Brown's Baby, April 23, 1897
The Powder Wagon, April 24, 1897
Courting a Bus-Driver, May 11, 1897
Maud the Markswoman, May 12, 1897
In the Clouds, May 13, 1897
A Collier's Wife, May 14, 1897
The Chord of Love, May 15, 1897
Monty's Uncle, May 17, 1897
A Romance of the Thames, May 18, 1897
Mabel Lang, May 19, 1897
Natalie's Lover, May 21, 1897
Genevieve's Deception, May 22, 1897
Stolen Interviews, May 24, 1897
A Case that Made a Name, May 25, 1897
The Deceiving of P.C. X20, May 26, 1897
Love's Shadow, May 27, 1897
For Her Sake and Mine, May 29, 1897
A Drop of Blood, May 31, 1897
A Desperate Venture, June 4, 1897
A Wayside Blossom, June 8, 1897
Marjorie's Wooing, June 9, 1897
The Rabbit Hutch, June 11, 1897
The Penny "Star," June 12, 1897
A Nerve Episode, June 17, 1897
Mazurka Joe, June 18, 1897
An Awkward Position, June 21, 1897
The Vagabond Heir, June 23, 1897
Cherrystones, June 24, 1897
Pretty Mrs. Pevensey, June 26, 1897
Beryl's Secret, June 28, 1897
A Double Stake, June 29, 1897
A Late Repentance, June 30, 1897
Peter Steen's Romance, July 2, 1897
"Old Whistlebreeches," July 5, 1897
Wildflier's Master, July 6, 1897
A Haunted Inn, July 9, 1897
A Tale of the Eton and Harrow Match, July 12, 1897
Winning a Wife, July 14, 1897
The Birdcage Bank, July 15, 1897
An Arch Deceiver, July 20, 1897
The Honeyville Mystery, July 21, 1897
A Day at Lord's, July 23, 1897
The Man from California, July 30, 1897
The Situation, August 3, 1897
A Hallowe'en Adventure, August 6, 1897
The Hero Priest, August 9, 1897
Going Home, August 12, 1897
The Girl from the Agency, August 16, 1897
One Touch of Courage, August 17, 1897
Adrian's Wife, August 18, 1897
Fighting the Whirlpool, August 20, 1897
My Night with a Priest, August 21, 1897
A Canvasser in Love, August 24, 1897
A Race for a Bride, August 26, 1897
Warned Off, August 27, 1897
A Fortune Told, August 28, 1897
Tom Marvin's Way, August 30, 1897
Mad Dormer's Latest, September 2, 1897
The Missing Link, September 6, 1897
Only a Lover's Quarrel, September 7, 1897
A Tale of Telepathy, September 9, 1897
The Mending of Buckmaster's Bike, September 13, 1897
A Stockbroker's Lady Client, September 17, 1897
A "Mummer" and his Dog, September 21, 1897
Hugh Renshaw's Typist, September 23, 1897
One Way Out, September 27, 1897
Benton's Chance, September 28, 1897
The Poppingham Jewels, October 2, 1897
By the Light of the Lime-Kiln Fire, October 4, 1897
The Romance of a Well, October 5, 1897
The Prodigal Explains, October 7, 1897
A Diner in Undress, October 8, 1897
An Old Bureau, October 11, 1897
Joy in the Morning, October 14, 1897
Blind George, October 15, 1897
My Landlady, October 16, 1897
The Influence of Ishmael, October 18, 1897
An Unlucky Number, October 19, 1897
Bill Bayliss's Baby, October 20, 1897
Only Jones, October 25, 1897
"My Cousin Amy," October 26, 1897
"Wapping Liz," October 29, 1897
A Deadly Silence, October 30, 1897
A Rosherville Romance, November 1, 1897
The Warehouse of Seven Cranes, November 2, 1897
The Prodigal Father, November 5, 1897
Biddy!, November 8, 1897
The Marquise's Story, November 9, 1897
Her Credentials, November 13, 1897
The Sisters, November 15, 1897
"Spud" Murphy's Revenge, November 19, 1897
Col. Underleigh's Cheque, November 23, 1897
A Specialist, November 26, 1897
The Midnight Watch by the Galley-Fire, November 29, 1897
The Early Bird, December 1, 1897
Roses, December 4, 1897
"Do Unto Others," December 10, 1897
A Trumpeter and a Maid, December 20, 1897
The Tell-Tale Picture, December 24, 1897
The Convict, December 28, 1897
The Mystery at Dorcott's Mill, December 29, 1897
The Nick of Time, January 10, 1898
The Colonel's Story, January 22, 1898
The Cellini Vase, February 4, 1898
The Captain's Love Affair, March 3, 1898
Longmuir's Method, March 16, 1898
My Travelling Companion, March 30, 1898
Honor Among Thieves, April 16, 1898
That Night on Garnham Heath, April 21, 1898
The Property Dagger, April 22, 1898
A Studio Mystery, April 26, 1898
Harvest Home, June 13, 1898
Love and Life, August 11, 1898
A Fancy Dress Romance, August 12, 1898
A Cuban Spy, August 15, 1898
The Traveller that Returned, August 17, 1898
The Price of an Experience, August 22, 1898
Two on a Journey, September 1, 1898
How it Feels to be Shot in the Back, September 3, 1898
Charming Miss Montcalm, September 7, 1898
Unnecessarily Theatrical, September 17, 1898
In the Affirmative, September 21, 1898
A Tragedy of Millions (part one), September 22, 1898
A Tragedy of Millions (part two), September 23, 1898
The Sandwich-Man, September 30, 1898
"What's in a Name?," October 4, 1898
"Nurse Mary," October 11, 1898
In the Dark, October 15, 1898
"Neige," October 19, 1898
After Many Days, October 28, 1898
A White Lie, November 12, 1898
What Ought Not to Have Happened, November 16, 1898
Stephen Vane's Simplicity, November 29, 1898
Episode in the Life of Montague Smith, December 15, 1898
The Palace of Truth, December 17, 1898
Prettina, the Fairy Queen, December 22, 1898
For Jim's Sake, January 11, 1899
Lord Algy's Little Joke, January 14, 1899
In a Hospital Ward, February 23, 1899
Metamorphosis, March 9, 1899
In the Emigrant Car, March 14, 1899
Eight Weeks in a London Pantomime (part one), April 4, 1899
Eight Weeks in a London Pantomime (part two), April 5, 1899
"That Person," April 14, 1899
A Thousand to One Against, April 26, 1899
Mr. Spriggs Makes a Stand, May 3, 1899
A Romance of Shadox Hurst, May 5, 1899
Tafuni of Vunalangi, May 13, 1899
An Amateur of Murder, May 16, 1899
Widow Myland, May 17, 1899
The Buli of La-mburi, May 18, 1899
The Breadwinner, June 6, 1899
"Our Lady of the Flowers," July 1, 1899
In Kapiolani's Footsteps, August 28, 1899
A Providential Occurence, August 30, 1899
"Mr. Spens," September 18, 1899
"What is Your Verdict?," September 21, 1899
An Uncanny Bush Yarn, September 25, 1899
The Deliverer, September 29, 1899
The Whisky Finder, October 5, 1899
Redeemed by Love, November 11, 1899
A Scotch Bargain, December 8, 1899
A Fragment, February 8, 1900
A Marriage of the Terror, February 10, 1900
The Tragedy of Charles Weston, March 23, 1900
Told by a Typewriter, March 24, 1900
Amo! Amo!, May 29, 1900 (reprinted from the Imperial Review)
Through the Flashing Flame, June 1, 1900
"Carrots," June 6, 1900
Something in the City, June 28, 1900
Love and War, June 29, 1900
Simpkin's Demonstration, July 2, 1900
A House to Let, August 4, 1900
The Peacemaker, August 17, 1900
The Sport of Death, August 24, 1900
A Dreamer of Dreams, August 30, 1900
Jim the Ungrateful, September 12, 1900
The Baboon Fetish, September 15, 1900
A Lucky Blunder, September 17, 1900
Brown's Tyranny, September 25, 1900
The Great Dahlia Disaster, October 11, 1900
The Ace of Clubs, October 16, 1900
A Matter of Ritual, October 25, 1900
A Pardonable Deception, December 12, 1900
A Slur on the Family, December 14, 1900
Returning the Compliment, December 18, 1900
On Christmas Eve, December 22, 1900
The Gambler, December 29, 1900
The Time That Flew, January 1, 1901
At Rest, January 3, 1901
A Born Debater, January 5, 1901
A Set of Rogues, January 17, 1901
"My Detestable Cousin - Beatrice," January 24, 1901
A Woman of no Importance, January 28, 1901
An Indian Angel, February 1, 1901
A Boy Intervenes, February 28, 1901
A Friendly Presentation, March 2, 1901
Love and Mr. Brimble, April 4, 1901
A Severe Test, April 12, 1901
Sulphur Joe, April 17, 1901
Bobby's Regiment, April 30, 1901
The Story of a Kiss, May 1, 1901
A Pardonable Error, May 3, 1901
Melpomene, May 22, 1901
The Promotion of Private Smoles, May 23, 1901
A Penelope of Newington, May 24, 1901
The Fir Wood, June 21, 1901
His Junior Reporter, June 27, 1901
Cashiered, June 28, 1901
The Voyage Home, July 3, 1901
Mr. Padgate's Experiment, July 4, 1901
"Not Made in Heaven," July 6, 1901
"A Woman's Oath," July 9, 1901
For Her Sake, July 11, 1901
Truant Jim, September 9, 1901
The Closed Door, September 26, 1901
Mr. Blareham's Aunt, September 28, 1901
Mr. Mycraft's Misfortune, October 19, 1901
Mr. Spottle's Love Story, October 30, 1901
A Comedy of Letters, December 2, 1901
The Greeting of the Bride, December 2, 1901
Barker's Luck, February 13, 1902
"A Better Engagement," February 15, 1902
Our Diamond, February 28, 1902
My Infallible System, April 26, 1902
Warrington's Madonna, May 6, 1902
The Elemental, May 17, 1902
The Potentate, May 28, 1902
A Woman and a Chemist, June 3, 1902
Artaxerxes Smith's Little Joke, June 4, 1902
Coronation Preparations, June 13, 1902
An Echo of the Past, August 2, 1902
Mr. Bull and Mr. Pug, October 20, 1909
Injured Innocence, December 31, 1909
A Derelict Duke, January 10, 1910
The Cusp and the Clip, January 20, 1910
Phantoms Afloat, April 11, 1910
The Villagers and the Veto, May 12, 1910
Choosing a Name, June 20, 1910
A Matter of Nationality, July 25, 1910
Shunted, December 22, 1910
Winter Days, January 19, 1911
Death Passes, March 4, 1911
A Night Police Idyll, March 27, 1911
The Swanker, June 21, 1911
The Palmist, June 29, 1911
The Duel of Sex, July 17, 1911
Jack's Coronation Day, July 20, 1911
A Long Vacation Story, July 26, 1911
Voices of the Night, September 21, 1911
The Quarrel, September 27, 1911
The Blockade Runner, January 22, 1912
A Summer Girl, August 9, 1912
Her Career, March 8, 1913
"Me an' my True Love," January 26, 1915
The Runaway, June 15, 1916 (as by "An Officer at the Front")
On the Kerb, January 12, 1917
Fireworks: A Fable, February 1, 1917
Making Up His Mind, April 30, 1917 (as by "His Sister")
The Nelson Touch, May 8, 1917 (as by "A Lieutenant, R.N.")
The Junior Sub, August 9, 1917
The Tramp, November 12, 1917
Catching Them By Guile, April 16, 1918 (as by "A Country Special")
"Ted," November 20, 1918 (as by "The Town Girl")
Shall I Go Back?, November 29, 1918 (as by "The Town Girl")
"A-Hunting We Will Go!," December 14, 1918 (as by "The Town Girl")
A War Girl's Conscience, July 25, 1919
Old Sultan, May 28, 1936 (taken from "Grimm's Fairy Tales")

 

 

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