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What is a "more bankable nationality"?

The fifth line in Soviet passports was Nationality (=ethnicity), after 1. Surname, 2. Given Name, 3. Father's Name, 4. "Date of Birth". From "The fifth line - what is it? Definition, ...
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Second-person Damon Runyon stories

If you mean second person narrative, a quick look through my Damon Runyon short story collection "From First to Last" reveals that the vast majority of the stories in that volume are written ...
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Which short story describes a man climbing a tower and then discovering he’s underground?

It could also be Tower of Babylon by Ted Chiang.
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Comedy mystery short story involving an inept detective, stolen diamonds, and a baby's rattle

P. Moran Diamond Hunter by Percival Wilde looks like possibility. I found some snippets in the Google Books record of Spellbinders in Suspense By Alfred Hitchcock: He says, “Moran, do you realize ...
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Help finding a book/short story about a man who comes back from the dead and finds himself in a world that's forgotten fear

"Pillar of Fire", a novelette by Ray Bradbury; first published in Planet Stories, Summer 1948, available at the Internet Archive; also at Project Gutenberg. You may have read it in one of ...
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