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3rd in our Tribute Series

A Literary Playground -

Short Stories

by James Ball Naylor

Edited by Theresa Marie Flaherty



Written more than one hundred years ago, the twenty-three short stories in this volume reflect an era very different from today, yet reveal enduring heartfelt sentiments. Possessed with an astonishing recollection, James Ball Naylor, a best selling author in 1901, drew on memories of his childhood in the 1860’s for those stories about young boys, particularly in “Beggars Awheel,” an adventure story about two teenage boys on a 250-mile bicycle trip. Written at a time when bicycles were considered strange contraptions, this entertaining story provides an interesting contrast to the past for today’s readers.