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Nam-Bok the Unveracious

The short story 'Nam-Bok the Unveracious' by Jack London maps the unbelievable story of Nam-Bok, who returns from the sea. Set in a remote fishing village with Native American inha ...


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The Law of Life

The short story 'The Law of Life' by Jack London is a study on the human psyche, as one faces the familiar cycle of life and death. Old Koskoosh, who is the father of his Native Am ...


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In the Forests of the North

In Jack London's short story 'In the Forests of the North,' two cultures clash with grave consequences. Explorers discover unmapped territory far in the North, where they encounter ...


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The Teapot

The teapot was very proud of its spout because the cups had a handle and the sugar jar a lid, but the teapot had more than one handle and a lid and it was the only one to have a sp ...


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The Goblin and the Woman

In every peasant dwelling, lives a goblin, a small invisible creature, who plays all kinds of tricks on the inhabitants. At least, that is what the peasants believe, but one woman, ...


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Children of the Frost

Yukon was not a place for only the gold miners – there were dozens of different indigenous tribes living in the area. ‘Children of the Frost’ is a short story collection by Jack Lo ...


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The Sea-Hare

"The Sea-Hare" is an unusual tale about a proud princess who spends most of her time in a magical tower with twelve windows. Unlike other stories about princesses who fall in love ...


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The Nail

Have you heard the saying "a little stone may upset a large cart"? You know, our story follows the same proverb. A man was on his way home from a fair when someone told him that on ...


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The Owl

People have said that fear has big eyes. And this saying is proven to be right. Here goes another example of it. There was once a horned owl who found himself in a barn in a little ...


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Sharing Joy and Sorrow

A man is sent to jail for beating his wife. After a while he is released and he promises to never repeat his faults. He says that a couple has to share every joy and sorrow and sta ...


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Lean Lisa

Do you want to hear a story about one hard-working woman? Her name is Lean Lisa and she works from early morning to late evening. She is restless and is trying to figure out a way ...


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The Old Beggar-Woman

What if we told you that there was once a poor old woman who was going around from door to door begging for some money. What if we told you also that a kind young man did not only ...


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The Ungrateful Son

Let us tell you one story which is to serve as an example of what you should not do. A man and his wife were about to enjoy a meal together when the man saw his older father coming ...


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Simeli Mountain

Let me ask you something. Do you think mountains hide secrets? Or riches and treasures? Would you believe us if we told you that the boy in our story saw how twelve robbers entered ...


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The Lambkin and the Little Fish

You have heard many stories about evil step-mothers, right? Well this one is quite scary. There was once a step-mother who hated her step-children so much that she changed them int ...


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The Three Black Princesses

A fisherman’s son ends up in an enchanted castle hidden in a high mountain. There he finds three princesses who are all dressed in black. They do not harm him but he has to find a ...


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Frederick and Catherine

Frederick and Catherine are a couple in love who lead a funny and eventful life. Catherine is so clumsy and stupid at times that she manages to get herself in trouble by doing what ...


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The League of the Old Men

In the short story 'The League of the Old Men' by Jack London, an old Native American man called Imber steps forth before the law and reveals that he has slayed numerous people. As ...


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Li Wan, The Fair

In Jack London's short story 'Li Wan, The Fair,' a woman called Li Wan is journeying a long trail with her husband, a commanding Native American named Canim. When they come across ...


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The Death of Ligoun

'Blood for blood, rank for rank,' runs the code of the intense Thlinket people in Jack London's 'The Death of Ligoun.' A man recounts the tale of a mighty warrior called Ligoun and ...


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Keesh, the Son of Keesh

'Keesh, the Son of Keesh' is a short story by Jack London on a love that requires sacrifices. Keesh, the chief of the Thlunget people, wants to trade goods for the hand of Su-Su, w ...


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The Sickness of Lone Chief

In 'The Sickness of Lone Chief' by Jack London, the once-mighty Lone Chief has fallen far from his glory days and describes the memorable events that made him rise to power long ag ...


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The Sunlanders

The Mandell village in Jack London's short story 'The Sunlanders' is quite unlike any other village. It is remote, and because there are much more men than women, also polygamous. ...


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The Master of Mystery

Jack London's 'The Master of Mystery' is set in a Native American fishing village in Alaska. A woman has lost her most valuable possession: the blankets of a deceased Englishman. T ...


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Alla tiders brott

I alla tider har människan levt enligt lagar och oskrivna regler. I alla tider har människan också brutit mot dem. Är vi egentligen så annorlunda mot våra sedan länge avlidna förfä ...