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  1. "Uri Bram's God"San Francisco Examiner, Sunday Examiner Magazine, June 24, 1900, p. 10. [GHF]

    Also known as "Which Make Men Remember," in GHF, and "The Dead Horse Trail" in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, 43 (June 1964), pp. 60-66. London's description of the terrible Dead Horse Trail — ". . . The horses died like mosquitos in the first frost, and from Skaguay to Bennett they rotted in heaps. They died at the Rocks, they were poisoned at the Summit, and they starved at the Lakes; they fell off the trail, what there was of it, or they went through it; in the river they drowned under their loads, or were smashed to pieces against the boulders. . . ." — is an authentic piece of Klondike history, quoted extensively by Pierre Berton, historian of the Klondike gold rush. See his Klondike Fever (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1958), pp. 152-157. (See also entry 104.) London received $40 for this story on July 1, 1900.

  2. "Even Unto Death"The (San Francisco) Evening Post Magazine, July 28,1900, pp. 4-5. [JLII]

    This story is an early version of "Flush of Gold," see entry 106. London received $6 for this story on June 10, 1900.

  3. "Grit of Women"McClure's Magazine, v. 15 (August 1900), 324-330. [GHF]

    This story should be compared with "Wonder of Woman" (entry 170). McClure's accepted the story on condition that London would revise the opening and "eliminate the profanity." He told them to go ahead and make the changes themselves. (Letters of Jack London, p. 157.) But he was not always so cooperative in such matters. London received $120 for this story on June 11, 1900.

  4. "Jan, the Unrepentant"Outing (Albany, N.Y,), v. 36 (August l900), 474-477. [GHF]

    London originally titled this story "Jan, the Omnipotent". He received $25 for it on July 3, 1900.

  5. 'Their Alcove"The Woman's Home Companion, v. 27 (September 1900), 13. [CSS]

    London received $20 for this story on March 26, 1900.

  6. "The Man With the Gash" McClure's Magazine, v. 15 (September 1900), 459- 465. [GHF]

    This story was lost for a time at Collier's Weekly, then returned and refused by several other magazines before McClure's accepted it, (Book of Jack London, I, 331.) London received $80 for this story on February 26, 1900.

  7. "The Proper 'Girlie'"The Smart Set, v. 2 (October-November 1900), 117-119. [JLII]

    London originally titled this story "Girlie". He received $14 for it on January 23, 1901.

  8. "Bald-Face"The Muse, v.1 issue 3 (Winter 1900), 2-6. [DC]

    Charmian London cites this story as first appearing in The News in December 1900 (Book of Jack London, II, 339). Unable to locate a publication with such a generic title ("The News" could apply, of course, to hundreds of newspapers in the U. S. and Britain), the editors previously reported the first appearance of this story as The (Oakland High School) Aegis, v. 22 (September 6, 1901), 1-2 which was commonly thought to be the case.

    The editors thank Dr. Kirsten MacLeod of the University of Alberta for this discovery. It is likely that the erronously reported "The News" was a transcription error from dictation on the part of Charmian's secretary, since "news" and "muse" sound very much alike. The Muse was a short-lived literary magazine published in Oakland, California from Summer 1901; it was subtitled "A Little Book of Art & Letters".

  9. "Thanksgiving on Slav Creek"Harper's Bazar, v. 33 (November 24, 1900), 117-119. [JLII]

    Compare with "The Stampede to Squaw Creek" (entry 150). Harper's Bazar became Bazaar after 1929. London received $50 for this story on October 16, 1900.

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