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"Sweets from a Stranger", a short story by Nicholas Fisk, reprinted in the 1993 anthology Tales of Horror and Mystery which can be borrowed from the Internet Archive. You said you read it in an anthology of stories by different authors, with a title something like Tales of Mystery and Horror, and that it included Roald Dahl's story "The Hitch-...


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John Thelwall was an 18th century British parliamentary and social reformer. He worked primarily as a journalist and editor, but was also a teacher of rhetoric and elocution. He was involved in some of the earliest modern speech therapy interventions. He delivered a lecture titled The Distresses of the Industrious Population in March of 1795. You can find ...


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I have since remembered the book that I talked about. Firstly, apologies on my side because this book is definitely not of the 21st Century. It was in fact published in 1963. Next, the name of the author isn't quite a pseudonym but he does use different names for different books. The author, in question, is James Hadley Chase. The name of the detective was ...


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Someone's Watching by Andrew Neiderman Marty, age seventeen, and Judy, age fourteen, become stepbrother and stepsister when their parents marry. When Marty’s father attempts to attack Judy, Marty beats him off. The pair flee to a nearby, seemingly deserted old resort in the Catskills, where they discover the owner still living as if the hotel were about to ...


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From Wikipedia: "A Letter to a Hindu" (also known as "A Letter to a Hindoo") was a letter written by Leo Tolstoy to Tarak Nath Das on 14 December 1908... The letter caused the young Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi to write to the world-famous Tolstoy to ask for advice and for permission to reprint the Letter in Gandhi's own South African ...


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A friendly Redditor ialmostguaranteeit found the answer for me. So I am posting here in case anyone else wonders in the future. "Zog-19: A Scientific Romance" by Pinckney Benedict? A couple places in which it can be found are the anthology Miracle Boy and Other Stories by Pinckney Benedict (Press 53, 2010), the magazine Zoetrope: All Story (Vol. 4, ...


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Jeffrey Archer's novel As the Crow Flies, originally published in 1991, fits the description fairly well: "a poor young man": this is implicit in "one man's rise from rags to riches" (Goodreads); "pushcart": Wikipedia: "barrow costermonger" (i.e. a street merchant); "son of Jewish immigrants": Wikipedia ...


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The names are different but the cover and plot appear to match: Strays Like Us by Cecilia Galante: From the moment Fred (never Winifred!) spots a scruffy little mutt with sad eyes, she knows she's in big trouble. Toby's in bad shape, and Fred longs to rescue him from the old man with the mile-long mean streak who lives next door. But Margery—the straight-...


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Could you be misremembering pigs instead of lambs? If so, it appears Phaedrus has such story attributed to Aesop: ÆSOP AND THE FARMER.


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