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Differences between two texts of "The Two Browns"

Consistent changes

   In the Atlantic version, Brown's law colleague is named Fales; in the Heron version, this is changed to Gales.
   In the Atlantic version, half past the hour is not hyphenated; in the Heron version, half-past the hour is consistently hyphenated.
   In the Atlantic version, Brown and Checkley; in the Heron version, Brown & Checkley.
   In the Atlantic version, the Electrical Potato Planter; in the Heron version, the Electric Potato Planter.

Unique changes


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  Atlantic Monthly
  A White Heron
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Now if my father Now, if my father
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along the encumbered sidewalk along the incumbered sidewalk
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Comes of a good family and is Comes of a good family, and is
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and a little timidly too, and a little timidly, too,
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Snooks was sufficient: it had been Snooks was sufficient; it had been
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the Parishioner's War-Cry office the ‘Parishioner's War-Cry' office
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friends had turned up, looking as if friends had turned up looking as if
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air of secrecy, and he held air of secrecy; and he held
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as if the hand knew its way to them as if the hand well knew its way to them
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into a country place, into a country-place,
29 he ended, persuasively he ended persuasively
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"Do you smoke?" said Brown amicably "Do you smoke?" inquired Brown, amicably
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their seven-o'clock dinner their seven o'clock dinner
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had a theory, beside, that had a theory, besides, that
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and early as it still was for the business world there were several men in the counting-room, toward  and, early as it still was for the business world, there were several men in the counting-room toward 
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he took on even to the most indifferent observer's eye an air he took on, even to the most indifferent observer's eye, an air
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 said Checkley placidly,  said Checkley, placidly,
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an article like ours is valuable an article like ours is invaluable
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the enterprising ... could do without he 

Brown, J Benedict, lawyer, 
 

this enterprising  ... could do without, he 

Brown, J Benedict lawyer, 
 

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that machine: it went down ... and that checked it at last that machine; it went down ... and that stopped it at last
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Mr. John B. Brown, of Jersey City, Mr. John B. Brown of Jersey City,
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these thirty years, more or less; ... I thought over  whom I could trust to defend me, and  these twenty years, more or less; ... I thought over to whom I could give the case, and 
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it went like wild-fire it went like wildfire
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ready to throw it by, and ... to wander .... keeping, and that he should insist ready to throw it aside, and to wander ... keeping, but that he should insist

Edited and annotated by Terry Heller, Coe college


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