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The Splendid, Idle Forties

First published at the turn of the century, ‘The Splendid, Idle Forties’ by feminist author Gertrude Atherton is a collection of short stories, all set in California. Romance and f ...

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Queer Little Folks

Talking animals are always intriguing, and this wonderful collection of short fables is no exception.These stories for children are told by animals, focusing on their point of view ...

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Boule de Suif

"They were so absorbed in their plotting that they did not hear Boule de Suif return. But the Comte's whispered 'shh!' made them all look up. There she was. A sudden silence fell.. ...

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Mademoiselle Fifi

"Something that he was going to say was cut short in his throat, and he sat there with his mouth half open and a terrible look in his eyes."A group of vulgar and disrespectful Prus ...

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The Bell in the Fog, and Other Stories

‘The Bell in the Fog, and Other Stories’ is a supernatural short story collection from famous American author Gertrude Atherton. The collection focusses on the dark side of human n ...

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The Goldwing Strike

The Goldwing Strike is a thriller that tells a story about the battle for energy. In the novel new clean energy (nuclear fusion) and old, dirty energy (oil) are at loggerheads. It ...

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The Man Who Kept His Money in a Box

Originally published in 1863, this is one of Anthony Trollope’s many early short stories. The novel follows the misfortune of the wealthy Greene family who are holidaying in Italy. ...

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The Relics of General Chassé

‘The Relics of General Chassé’ is a humorous short story from Victorian author Anthony Trollope. Set in Antwerp, the story charts the misfortune of the Reverend Augustus Horne, who ...

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Nuori poika erehtyy nauramaan huonolle jalkapallon peluulle ja saa kokea järkyttävän koston. Kun nainen riisuu vaatteet ikkunan edessä joka ilta kello puoli kymmenen, yleisö kasva ...

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The Three Snake-Leaves

Can you imagine surviving a war, then getting offered to marry the king’s daughter and then having to accept to be buried together with her when she dies? It sounds quite unbelieva ...

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The Twelve Apostles

A mother had twelve sons but she was so poor that she could not find a way to take care of them all. Her oldest one was Peter. He headed out in the world seeking bread for his fami ...

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Saint Joseph in the Forest 

A mother raised three daughters who she did not love equally. The youngest girl, the fairest of them all, was loathed by her mother. She would often send the little girl to the for ...

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The Grave Mound

Does being rich mean being generous as well? What do you think? The wealthy man in our story realizes at the end of his days that he has been cruel and indifferent and wants to rig ...

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The Ear of Corn

"The Ear of Corn" is one of those tales by Brothers Grimm which will teach you a lesson and will make you appreciate what you have. We should not take things for granted, let it be ...

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The Spindle, the Shuttle, and the Needle

Can a spindle, a shuttle and a needle decide an ordinary girl’s fate? Can she become a princess by weaving her path with a pure heart? Will the prince follow the golden thread of l ...

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The Poor Boy in the Grave

A rich family takes care of one little poor boy. You would expect the boy to lead happy and carefree life. However this is not how our story goes. The boy’s days are full of starva ...

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The Giant and the Tailor

What do you think of an agreement between a giant and a tailor? It is not quite equal, right? Well the giant offered the tailor to be his servant. The tailor could not refuse, but ...

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The Little Folks' Presents

What if someone tells you that he will shave your hair and beard and will give you coal in return? It does not sound appealing, right? But what if you still agree and shortly after ...

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Master Pfriem

"Master Pfriem" is a humorous story about the lively and often irritating cobbler Pfriem who thought he knew everything best. He would always find some flaws in others’ work and he ...

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Death's Messengers

Can you imagine a fight between the Death and a giant? Who will you bet on? Well let me tell you this time. The giant won. The Death was going to die if a compassionate man had not ...

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The Duration of Life

Have you ever wondered why people live longer than some animals? What if I tell you that we were supposed to live no more than thirty years but the donkey, the dog and the monkey c ...

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The Bittern and Hoopoe

Did you know that the type of grass cows eat can be of very high importance? If it is too rich they get too wild. If it is too poor they get too weak. You would not have expected t ...

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The Sole

The fish face a serious issue. They do not have a king. So they decide to hold a contest where the fastest fish is to be proclaimed as the new king. The herring is leading. The sol ...

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The Willow-Wren

The bird kingdom is missing a king, so they decide to hold a contest. The one to fly the highest will be the winner. The contest starts. The eagle is about to win. And all of a sud ...

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The Peasant in Heaven

Do you think there is a difference between poor and rich men in Heaven? Do they get treated differently? Can you imagine that the peasant in our story witnesses how a rich man gets ...