Remarks upon Receiving the Nobel Prize

American novelist and short story writer William Faulkner was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1950 “for his forceful and independently artistic contribution to modern American fiction.” Here is his Nobel banquet speech, transcribed in Simplified Gregg by yours truly. Attachment: remarks-upon-receiving-the-nobel-prize.pdf

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Where Bush Pilots Fly

The airplane has been called “the backbone of transportation” in Alaska. Scheduled flights over established routes connect all cities and towns. Daring bush pilots fly their own planes anywhere at any time, often to remote areas far off the regular routes. In this selection from his book Alaska, the Forty-Ninth State, Willis Lindquist describes the…

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Skiing in a Nutshell

This is a nice story by American writer Dorothy Maywood Bird that first appeared in the April 1943 issue of the magazine Calling All Girls. Here it is transcribed by me in Simplified Gregg for the blog. Attachment: skiing-in-a-nutshell.pdf

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The Gift of the Magi

Initially published in The New York Sunday World under the title “Gifts of the Magi” December 1905, then in book form in the O. Henry Anthology The Four Million in April 1906, here’s the story transcribed in Simplified Gregg by yours truly for the blog. Attachment: the-gift-of-the-magi.pdf

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John Maynard, the Hero-Pilot

This is a small story of bravery, written by John B. Gough, who was well known in his lifetime as a temperance advocate and orator. Here it is transcribed in Simplified Gregg by yours truly. Attachment: john-maynard-the-hero-pilot.pdf

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