The Black Ace - George Bruce
Between the Great War and the Second World campaign, all the skilled
fliers had to show to prove their aerial talents was a circus of
thrills, but for one skilled Ace, nothing could hold him in check, not
even his audience's underestimations of his origins, which
ultimately transported him to conquests in other continents.
Of Moonsickness - F.R. Buckley
On a bed of pain, the loyal Luigi defended his master, the noble Duke,
on all accounts including the accusation of lunacy.
An Occurrence at Owl Creek - Ambrose Bierce
When one is destined to a predictable fate, imagination can be a cruel
savior, presenting a dubious avenue of escape.
Torpedo! - John Webb
Only the wizened gunner's mate had the sense and stamina to predict
the coming explosion and destiny of all, unless he had the opportunity
to counteract fate and achieve survival from sure doom -- but at one
expense, his own.
Red Jorg's Last Stand - Douglas Mussinon
On the trail of pursuit, the pair of Northwest Mounted Police fell
prisoner to the bandits, forced only by their wits and tenacity to
turn the tables against insurmountable opposition.
Fuzzy-Wuzzy (poem) - Rudyard Kipling
An ode to an honorable heathen enemy by a member of the British
The Gratitude of Coolie Sam - Herb Lewis
When a first class passenger intercedes between workmen, he
achieves the gratitude of an ordinary but cool-headed man, and we
learn the value of such behaviour by the tale of another who showed
equal gratitude and beyond, all the way to his immortal soul.