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    Best Stories [v5 #1, July 1927] ed. Samuel Bierman (Clever Truths Publishing Company, Inc., 25¢, 128pp+, pulp)
    Details supplied by Kenneth R. Johnson.
    • 5 · The Education of Billy Stream · Frederick William Wallace · ss Adventure July 1916
    • 23 · The Stroke of the Hour · Sir Gilbert Parker · ss The Strand Magazine January 1906
    • 32 · Fly to the Desert, Fly with Me · Thomas More · pm (r)
    • 33 · Between the Eyes · Albert Payson Terhune · ss The Elks Magazine September 1922
    • 42 · The Nantucket Skipper · James Thomas Fields · pm (r)
    • 43 · Through the Ether [Aurelius “Secret Service” Smith] · Major R. T. M. Scott · ss Action Stories November 1922
    • 53 · The Little White Feather · [uncredited] · ss (r)
      from The London Hawk.
    • 57 · Blow Up with the Brig! · Wilkie Collins · ss Miss or Mrs.? and Other Stories in Outline by Wilkie Collins, Richard Bentley and Son, 1873
      revised from “The Ghost in the Cupboard Room” (All the Year Round, Christmas 1859).
    • 65 · Jack Long, or Shot in the Eye · [uncredited] · ss American Whig Review
    • 81 · Tell It to Sweeney! · John A. Moroso · ss (r)
    • 89 · The Man Who Was Dead · H. C. Wire · ss The Blue Book Magazine February 1925
    • 99 · The Facts of M. Valdemar’s Case · Edgar Allan Poe · ss American Whig Review December 1845, as “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar”
    • 105 · The Leavenworth Case [Part 5 of 8; Ebenezer Gryce] · Anna Katharine Green · n. Putnam, 1878; abridged.


    Best Stories [v5 #2, August 1927] ed. Samuel Bierman (Clever Truths Publishing Company, Inc., 25¢, 128pp+, pulp)
    Details supplied by Kenneth R. Johnson & John Locke.
    • 6 · The Sailor’s Consolation · William Pitt · pm Sea Songs and Ballads by Dibdin and Others by , Bell and Daldy, 1863
    • 7 · Adventures of Buffalo Bill · Buffalo Bill · bg 1916
    • 26 · The Height of the Ridiculous · Oliver Wendell Holmes · pm The Collegian 1830, uncredited.
    • 27 · The Jinx of the Shandon Belle · Roy de S. Horn · ss Collier’s September 30 1922
    • 36 · Pack Rat Springs the Trap · Alma & Paul Ellerbe · ss Collier’s October 4 1924
    • 45 · The Payment of Quinn’s Debt · Talbot Mundy · ss Adventure August 1912
    • 58 · “Petrel” and “The Black Swan” · John K. Leys, uncredited · ss The Cornhill Magazine December 1890, as “The “Petrel” and the Slaver”
    • 63 · Silver Blaze [Sherlock Holmes] · Sir Arthur Conan Doyle · nv The Strand Magazine December 1892, as “The Adventure of Silver Blaze”
    • 79 · The Luck of Roaring Camp · Bret Harte · ss Overland Monthly August 1868
    • 86 · The Killer [Aurelius “Secret Service” Smith] · Major R. T. M. Scott · ts Midnight Mystery Stories January 6 1923
    • 95 · In the House of Suddhoo · Rudyard Kipling · ss The Civil and Military Gazette April 30 1886, as “Section 420, I.P.C.”
    • 100 · The Private of the Buffs · Sir Francis Doyle · pm The Return of the Guards, and Other Poems by Sir Francis Hastings Doyle, Macmillan, 1866
    • 101 · Loans [Charles Captain] · May Edginton · ss Pearson’s Magazine (US) December 1913
    • 111 · The Leavenworth Case [Part 6 of 8; Ebenezer Gryce] · Anna Katharine Green · n. Putnam, 1878; abridged.





    Pioneer Tales
    Title changed from Best Stories.

    • Publishers:
      • Metropolitan Publishers, Inc.; Chicago, IL: Pioneer Tales.
    • Editors:



    Pioneer Tales [v6 #1, April 1928] (20¢, 136pp+, trimmed pulp)
    • 10 · Lure of the North · Chart Pitt · pm The Cavalier January 3 1914
    • 11 · Bulldog Carney [Bulldog Carney] · W. A. Fraser · nv Bulldog Carney by William Fraser, McClelland & Stewart, 1919
    • 30 · An Unusual Whaling Incident · [uncredited] · ms
    • 31 · The Mark of the Beast · Rudyard Kipling · ss The Pioneer July 12 1890 (+1)
    • 39 · The Spider of Guyana · Erckmann-Chatrian · ss The Strand Magazine January 1899
      translated from the French (“L’araignée-crabe”, Les Contes Fantastiques, Hachette, 1860).
    • 45 · A Fearful Fifteen Minutes · [uncredited] · ms
    • 46 · The Strange Narrative of A. Gordon Pym [Part 1 of 3] · Edgar Allan Poe · n. Harper & Brothers, 1838, as “The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket”
    • 62 · Roman Gladiators · [uncredited] · ms
    • 63 · The Madness of Mr. Lister · W. W. Jacobs · ss The Strand Magazine December 1898
    • 69 · Stories of Monte Carlo: 1. The Man with the Claws · William Le Queux · ss Cassell’s Magazine December 1898
    • 76 · Flying-Fish · [uncredited] · ms
    • 77 · That Receding Brow · Max Brand · nv All-Story Weekly February 15 1919
    • 99 · The Bushrangers · [uncredited] · ms
    • 100 · The Flowering of the Strange Orchid · H. G. Wells · ss Pall Mall Budget August 2 1894
    • 105 · The Adventures of John Bell—Ghost-Exposer: 2. The Warder of the Door [John Bell (The Ghost Exposer)] · L. T. Meade & Robert Eustace · ss Cassell’s Family Magazine July 1897
    • 115 · A Typical Buccaneer Raid · [uncredited] · ms
    • 116 · The Looting of the Convoy · Walter Wood · ss The Strand Magazine December 1898
    • 122 · An Australian Episode · [uncredited] · ms
    • 123 · The Devil’s Violin [Part 4 of 4] · Ben Ames Williams · na All-Story Weekly June 1 1918


    Pioneer Tales [v6 #2, May 1928] (20¢, 136pp+, trimmed pulp)
    • 10 · The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard: 1. How the Brigadier Won His Medal [Brigadier Gerard] · Arthur Conan Doyle · nv The Strand Magazine December 1894, as “The Medal of Brigadier Gerard”
    • 27 · The Sure Thing · Ben Ames Williams · ss All-Story Weekly September 9 1916
    • 35 · Stories of Monte Carlo: 2. The Vengeance of Mother Viau · William Le Queux · ss Cassell’s Magazine January 1899
    • 43 · Knockout Nolan · Octavus Roy Cohen · ss The Argosy November 1915
    • 51 · The Lake of Long Dreams · H. A. Lamb · nv All-Story Weekly December 7 1918
    • 69 · A Shot at Twelve Paces · J. T. Greene · ss (r)
    • 78 · A Night in an Old Castle · G. P. R. James · ss Eva St Clair & Other Collected Tales by G. P. R. James, Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1843
    • 88 · False Colors · W. W. Jacobs · ss The Strand Magazine January 1899
    • 94 · The Adventures of John Bell—Ghost-Exposer: 3. The Mystery of the Felwyn Tunnel [John Bell (The Ghost Exposer)] · L. T. Meade & Robert Eustace · nv Cassell’s Family Magazine August 1897
    • 105 · In the Avu Observatory · H. G. Wells · ss Pall Mall Budget August 9 1894
    • 110 · The Phantom Horse · S. K. Palmer · ss (r)
    • 119 · The Strange Narrative of A. Gordon Pym [Part 2 of 3] · Edgar Allan Poe · n. Harper & Brothers, 1838, as “The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket”


    Pioneer Tales [v6 #3, June 1928] (20¢, 136pp+, trimmed pulp, cover by Norman Kamps)
    • 8 · The Beautiful White Devil · Guy Boothby · ss 1896
    • 21 · Bulldog Carney’s Alibi [Bulldog Carney] · W. A. Fraser · ss The Popular Magazine April 20 1919
    • 33 · A Man and Some Others · Stephen Crane · ss The Century Magazine February 1897
    • 40 · The Strange Case of the Montana Grizzly [Matthew Quin, Wild Beast Agent] · William Murray Graydon · ss The Argosy March 1898
    • 47 · A Nightmare of the Doldrums · W. Clark Russell · ss The Strand Magazine August 1892
    • 56 · Jim Brownell · Francis E. Hamilton · ss Munsey’s Magazine February 1893; given as by E. Hamilton.
    • 61 · The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard: 2. How the Brigadier Held the King [Brigadier Gerard] · Sir Arthur Conan Doyle · nv The Strand Magazine April 1895
    • 75 · The Vagrant’s Chum · Burt Arnold · pm Munsey’s Magazine March 1893
    • 76 · A Canadian Episode · Hinton McMillan · vi Munsey’s Magazine October 1892
    • 79 · Stories of Monte Carlo: 3. An Entirely New “System” · William Le Queux · ss Cassell’s Magazine February 1899
    • 84 · A Question of Habit · W. W. Jacobs · ss The Strand Magazine April 1899
    • 90 · The Strange Narrative of A. Gordon Pym [Part 3 of 3] · Edgar Allan Poe · n. Harper & Brothers, 1838, as “The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket”
    • 97 · The Spoil of the Puma · Gilbert Parker · ss The Cosmopolitan May 1893
    • 107 · The Empire of the Ants · H. G. Wells · ss The Strand Magazine December 1905
    • 115 · The Chamber of Terror [John Bell (The Ghost Exposer)] · L. T. Meade & Robert Eustace · ss (r); probably a reprint of “How Siva Spoke” (Cassell’s Family Magazine October 1897) or possibly “To Prove an Alibi” (Cassell’s Family Magazine November 1897).
    • 127 · A Hot Trail · Powhatan Clarke, U.S.A. · ts The Cosmopolitan October 1894


    Pioneer Tales [v6 #4, July 1928] (Metropolitan Publishers, Inc., 20¢, pulp)
    Subtitled “An All-Western Magazine”. Details supplied by John Locke from Table of Contents.
    • · [story heads] · Harold Detje · il
    • · [story heads] · Richard Lillis · il
    • 6 · “Front-Name” Dick · Montague Stevens · ss The Cosmopolitan March 1897
    • 22 · Seven Pieces of Gold · Robert T. Shannon · ss
    • 27 · Close Shootin’ · Joseph T. Shaw · ss
    • 33 · A Tale of Montana Bill · Arthur Stringer · ss
    • 40 · Owners Up [Bulldog Carney] · W. A. Fraser · nv The Popular Magazine June 20 1919
    • 66 · Like Soldiers All · Tom Hall · ss Munsey’s Magazine June 1898
    • 71 · The Fight at the Yellow Dog · John D. Swain · ss The Cavalier July 13 1912
    • 77 · Memoirs of Buffalo Bill · Buffalo Bill · bg (r); possibly an extract from Memories of Buffalo Bill by Louisa Frederici Cody, D. Appleton, 1919.
    • 89 · When Sancho Swapped · Paul Bailey · ss The Argosy June 15 1918
    • 94 · A Drift from Redwood Camp · Bret Harte · ss Scribner’s Magazine December 1887
    • 105 · “Alabama” Joe · A. C. Doyle · ss London Society Christmas 1880, as “The American’s Tale”


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