Author:Ellis Parker Butler

Ellis Parker Butler

American author of more than 30 books and more than 2,000 stories, poems, and essays. Best known for his short story "Pigs Is Pigs", in which a bureaucratic stationmaster insists on levying the livestock rate for a shipment of two pet guinea pigs.
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Ellis Parker Butler


  1. Mr. Perkins of Portland
  2. The Adventure of Mr. Silas Boggs
  3. The Adventure of the Lame and the Halt (also in Leslie's Magazine, 1904)
  4. The Adventure of the Fifth Street Church (also in Leslie's Magazine, 1904)
  5. The Adventure in Automobiles
  6. The Adventure of the Poet
  7. The Adventure of the Crimson Cord (also as "The Crimson Cord" in Leslie's Magazine, 1904)
  8. The Adventure of the Princess of Pilliwink

Short works from magazines




Also see: Ellis Parker Butler, Short Story Collection, Vol. 1, audiobooks at librivox  

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Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1929.

This author died in 1937, so works by this author are in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 86 years or less. These works may be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.


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