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Cover for A Case of Identity

A Case of Identity

Mary Sutherlands fiancé, Hosmer Angel, has disappeared on their wedding day, leaving Mary alone at the altar with a broken heart and no explanations. She knows very little about hi ...

Cover for A Good Humor

A Good Humor

"From my father, I received the best part of my inheritance... a cheerful temper." And who was his father? The hearse driver! And his son is just as willing as his father and loves ...

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A House of Pomegranates

Oscar Wilde supposedly said that these fables were "intended neither for the British child nor the British public". A follow-up to his first popular fairy-tale collection (‘The Hap ...

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A Leaf from Heaven

Once upon a time there was an angel from heaven who flew above the earth with a leaf of paradise in his hands. He dropped it while kissing it and the tiny leaf landed on the earth ...

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A Madman's Manuscript

“It is a grand thing to be mad”A rich, self-confessed madman meets a poor girl and, wishing to marry her, he puts on a “normal” persona and a fake smile. The girl’s family pushes h ...

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A Masked Ball

The author is in the middle of working when he suddenly gets a visitor – a friend, whose face is completely pale. The author is no longer irritated by the interruption; he wants to ...

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A Message from the Sea

“How do you do, ma'am?" said the captain. "I am very glad to see you. I have come a long way to see you.”Who hasn’t dreamt of finding an old bottle between rocks on a beach somewhe ...

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A Picture from the Ramparts

In this short tale, Hans Christian Andersen depicts the prison of Castelvold and tells of a little bird and a prisoner. Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was a Danish author, p ...

Cover for A Predicament

A Predicament

The story is often labelled a sequel to "How to Write a Blackwood Article", and deals with Signora Zenobia, who comes across a stately cathedral and a giant clock, that soon will t ...

Cover for A Retrieved Reformation

A Retrieved Reformation

Do you believe that people can change? Can a bank robber marry the banker’s daughter without having any hidden thoughts and intentions? “A Retrieved Reformation” tells the story of ...

Cover for A Retrieved Reformation

A Retrieved Reformation

It is not very often that we get to read a story told by a dog. However O. Henry’s “Memoirs of a Yellow Dog” gives us a peek through the dog Lovey’s mind. Lovey feels a strong desp ...

Cover for A Rose from Homer's Grave

A Rose from Homer's Grave

The poet Homer, author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, is buried near Smyrna (Izmir in Turkey). In this forgotten corner of the world, a beautiful rose bush grows and one of its rose ...

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A Scandal in Bohemia

The King of Bohemia comes to Sherlock Holmes in disguise but is quickly discovered. The king is engaged to a young Scandinavian princess, Clotilde, but he fears that her or her fam ...

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A Service of Love

Love, art, ambitions and sacrifices. O. Henry’s "A Service of Love" tells the story of the artist Joe and the pianist Delia who fall in love with each other. They marry and althoug ...

Cover for A Story from the Sand Dunes

A Story from the Sand Dunes

This story comes to us from the dunes of Jylland in Denmark, but it begins in Spain, where a young couple were blissfully happy. The only thing missing to make their happiness comp ...

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A String of Pearls 

In Denmark, the railway is a string of pearls. In Europe, the pearls of this necklace are Paris, London, Vienna and Naples. Here, we see six pearls of the Danish railway and quickl ...

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A Terrible Vengeance

A sorcerer. Nightmares. Secrets. Not the usual components of a love story but Nikolai Gogol’s short horror story follows the love story of Danilo and Katerina as they deal with the ...

Cover for A View from Vartou's Window

A View from Vartou's Window

There is an old house near the ramparts of Copenhagen. From its window, an old maid looks down on the children playing, who know nothing of the history of this place.Hans Christian ...

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A Voyage in a Balloon

How do you handle a basket case at 7000 metres height?That is the question an accomplished and esteemed aeronaut is forced to ask himself in 1850 after his hot air balloon is hijac ...

Cover for Aesop’s Fables

Aesop’s Fables

The sly fox, the greedy wolf and the diligent ant are among the most iconic and loved characters from Aesop’s fables. Who doesn’t love discovering knowledge in the ancient tales? I ...

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The queen’s wish before she died was that the king would marry a woman as beautiful as her and with hair as golden as hers. The king did everything he could to keep the promise he ...

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Alyosha the Pot

'He felt for the first time in his life that he—not his services, but he himself—was necessary to another human being.'At 19, Alyosha’s father sends him off to work as a servant fo ...

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Amy Foster

In this 1901 short story inspired by Ford Maddox Ford’s "The Cinque Ports", Conrad works on the theme of alienation. It centers on a young man, Yanko, the sole survivor of a shipwr ...

Cover for An Editor's Tales

An Editor's Tales

'An Editor's Tales' describes a series of encounters between various magazine editors and those who wish to have their works published. While containing some amusing bits, the tale ...

Cover for An Unforgettable Experience

An Unforgettable Experience

Woman on woman. Man on man. Some people have never questioned their homosexuality. Others are in a straight marriage with kids by the time the thought of a girl friend suddenly mak ...