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The Best Short Stories of 1920 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story   By: (1890-1941)

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THE BEST SHORT STORIES OF 1920

AND THE

YEARBOOK OF THE AMERICAN SHORT STORY

EDITED BY EDWARD J. O'BRIEN

EDITOR OF "THE BEST SHORT STORIES OF 1915" "THE BEST SHORT STORIES OF 1916" "THE BEST SHORT STORIES OF 1917" "THE BEST SHORT STORIES OF 1918" "THE BEST SHORT STORIES OF 1919" "THE GREAT MODERN ENGLISH STORIES," ETC.

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BOSTON SMALL, MAYNARD & COMPANY PUBLISHERS

Copyright, 1919, by Charles Scribner's Sons, The Pictorial Review Company, The Curtis Publishing Company, and Harper & Brothers.

Copyright, 1920, by The Boston Transcript Company.

Copyright, 1920, by Margaret C, Anderson, Harper & Brothers, The Dial Publishing Company, Inc., The Metropolitan Magazine Company, John T. Frederick, P. F. Collier & Son, Inc., Charles Scribner's Sons, The International Magazine Company, and The Pictorial Review Company.

Copyright, 1921, by Sherwood Anderson, Edwina Stanton Babcock, Konrad Bercovici, Edna Clare Bryner, Charles Wadsworth Camp, Helen Coale Crew, Katharine Fullerton Gerould, Lee Foster Hartman, Rupert Hughes, Grace Sartwell Mason, James Oppenheim, Arthur Somers Roche, Rose Sidney, Fleta Campbell Springer, Wilbur Daniel Steele, Ethel Dodd Thomas, John T. Wheelwright, Stephen French Whitman, Ben Ames Williams, and Frances Gilchrist Wood.

Copyright, 1921, by Small, Maynard & Company, Inc.

TO

SHERWOOD ANDERSON

BY WAY OF ACKNOWLEDGMENT

Grateful acknowledgment for permission to include the stories and other material in this volume is made to the following authors, editors, and publishers:

To Miss Margaret C. Anderson, the Editor of Harper's Magazine , the Editor of The Dial , the Editor of The Metropolitan , Mr. John T. Frederick, the Editor of Scribner's Magazine , the Editor of Collier's Weekly , the Editor of The Cosmopolitan Magazine , the Editor of The Pictorial Review , the Curtis Publishing Company , Mr. Sherwood Anderson, Miss Edwina Stanton Babcock, Mr. Konrad Bercovici, Miss Edna Clare Bryner, Mr. Wadsworth Camp, Mrs. Helen Coale Crew, Mrs. Katharine Fullerton Gerould, Mr. Lee Foster Hartman, Major Rupert Hughes, Mrs. Grace Sartwell Mason, Mr. James Oppenheim, Mr. Arthur Somers Roche, Mrs. Rose Sidney, Mrs. Fleta Campbell Springer, Mr. Wilbur Daniel Steele, Mrs. A. E. Thomas, Mr. John T. Wheelwright, Mr. Stephen French Whitman, Mr. Ben Ames Williams, and Mrs. Frances Gilchrist Wood.

Acknowledgments are specially due to The Boston Evening Transcript for permission to reprint the large body of material previously published in its pages.

I shall be grateful to my readers for corrections, and particularly for suggestions leading to the wider usefulness of this annual volume. In particular, I shall welcome the receipt, from authors, editors, and publishers, of stories printed during the period between October, 1920 and September, 1921 inclusive, which have qualities of distinction, and yet are not printed in periodicals falling under my regular notice. Such communications may be addressed to me at Forest Hill, Oxfordshire, England .

E. J. O.

CONTENTS[1]

PAGE Introduction. By the Editor xiii

The Other Woman. By Sherwood Anderson 3 (From The Little Review )

Gargoyle. By Edwina Stanton Babcock 12 (From Harper's Magazine )

Ghitza. By Konrad Bercovici 36 (From The Dial )

The Life of Five Points. By Edna Clare Bryner 49 (From The Dial )

The Signal Tower. By Wadsworth Camp 66 (From The Metropolitan )

The Parting Genius. By Helen Coale Crew 83 (From The Midland )

Habakkuk. By Katharine Fullerton Gerould 90 (From Scribner's Magazine )

The Judgment of Vulcan. By Lee Foster Hartman 116 (From Harper's Magazine )

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