This volume contains a collection of short stories by Alfred Edgar Coppard. Within these stories, Coppard explores the proximity of the spiritual world to the material, analysing the sudden impulses which cause secrecy to dissolve - and, for a moment, personality to be revealed. This collection will appeal to anyone with a love of short stories, and it is not to be missed by fans and collectors of Coppard's seminal work. The stories include: "Marching to Zion", "Dusky Ruth", "Weep not my Wanton", "Piffingcap", "The King of the World", "Adam and Eve and Pinch Me", "The Princess of Kingdom Gone", "Communion", "The Quiet Woman", "The Trumpeters", and more. Alfred Edgar Coppard (1878 - 1957) was an English writer who is famous for his contributions to the short story form. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.