The Skylight Room

First Mrs. Parker would show you the double parlours. You would not dare to interrupt her description of their advantages and of the merits of the gentleman who had occupied them for eight years.

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The Story of An Hour

Knowing that Mrs. Mallard was afflicted with a heart trouble, great care was taken to break to her as gently as possible the news of her husband’s death.

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There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless

On one of the world’s largest natural harbors, New York City consists of five boroughs, each of which is a county of New York State. The five boroughs – Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island – were consolidated into a single city in 1898. (suite…)


Bears are classified as caniforms, or doglike carnivorans

Bears are mammals of the family Ursidae. Bears are classified as caniforms, or doglike carnivorans, with the pinnipeds being their closest living relatives. Although only eight species of bears are extant, they are widespread, appearing in a wide variety of habitats throughout the Northern Hemisphere and partially in the Southern Hemisphere. (suite…)


Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.

In philosophy, ideas are usually construed as mental representational images of some object. Ideas can also be abstract concepts that do not present as mental images.[1] Many philosophers have considered ideas to be a fundamental ontological category of being. (suite…)


I like coffee because it gives me the illusion that I might be awake

Coffee is a brewed beverage prepared from the roasted or baked seeds of several species of an evergreen shrub of the genus Coffea. The two most common sources of coffee beans are the highly regarded Coffea arabica, and the « robusta » form of the hardier Coffea canephora. (suite…)


It is not down in any map; true places never are

The orientation of a map is the relationship between the directions on the map and the corresponding compass directions in reality. The word « orient » is derived from Latin oriens, meaning East. (suite…)