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The Brick Moon et. al. - Edward Everett Hale

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The Brick Moon
and Other Stories

by EDWARD EVERETT HALE
Short Story Index Reprint Series

Preface


To read these stories again, thirty and more years after
they were written, is to recall many memories, sad or
glad, with which this reader need not be interrupted.
But I have to make sure that they are intelligible to
readers of a generation later than that for which they
were written.

The story of The Brick Moon was begun in my dear
brother Nathan's working-room in Union College,
Schenectady, in the year 1870, when he was professor of
the English language there.  The account of the first
plan of the moon is a sketch, as accurate as was needed,
of the old chat and dreams, plans and jokes, of our
college days, before he left Cambridge in 1838.  As I
learned almost everything I know through his care and
love and help, directly or indirectly, it is a pleasure
to say this here.  The story was published in the
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