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Good Morning victorious

For five years I longed for peace. When we finally defeated the aliens, the general greeted us: "Good morning, victorious", and I believed everything would return to as before the ...

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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 ...

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The Sphinx Without a Secret

'Please, speak softly, we might be overheard,'Two college friends run into each other in Paris and one tells the other of a mysterious woman he’s been seeing. She sets appointments ...

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Tales of the Alhambra

The famous Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain, served as the major influence for this collection of essays and sketches by Washington Irving. Blending history, myth, and natural des ...

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The Hound

There are graves that should have never been opened... The narrator and his friend learn this only after they have robbed several graves and started an exhibition on the artifacts ...

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The Doom That Came to Sarnath

More than 10 000 years ago something terrible happened in the land of Mnar. Shepherd people built a new city called Sarnath. But the land they took to themselves was not uninhabite ...

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The Mudfog Papers

"The total number of legs belonging to the manufacturing population of one great town in Yorkshire was, in round numbers, forty thousand, while the total number of chair and stool ...

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The Model Millionaire

"Romance is the privilege of the rich, not the profession of the unemployed."Hughie, a charming young man with no money, wants to marry a girl named Laura. But Laura’s father is co ...

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What the Moon Brings

The narrator has gone out to a garden in the middle of the night. But the garden, under the light of the moon, doesn’t seem like a usual garden. Everything seems a little weird and ...

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Under the Pyramids

When Harry Houdini travels all the way to Egypt, he doesn’t know yet that this trip will take him to one of his greatest – and most terrifying – adventures. During the trip he is k ...

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The Tree

Kalos and Musides are two Greek sculptors who are asked to sculpt statues for a competition. But while they are preparing their statues, something terrible happens – Kalos becomes ...

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The Horror at Martin’s Beach

When captain James P. Orne and his crew kill a strange and enormous animal in the sea, they are confused. They have never seen anything like this before – the animal looks like a g ...

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The Festival

It is the time to celebrate Yuletide – a festival that ancient Germanic people celebrated during the darkest times of the year. A man returns to his home town to share this special ...

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The Seven Poor Travellers

"Strictly speaking, there were only six poor travellers; but, being a traveller myself, though an idle one, and being withal as poor as I hope to be, I brought the number up to sev ...

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Sketches by Boz

"Minerva House ... was ‘a finishing establishment for young ladies,’ where some twenty girls of the ages from thirteen to nineteen inclusive, acquired a smattering of everything an ...

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Going into Society

"Society, taken in the lump, is all dwarfs (...) And when you’ve no more left to give, they’ll laugh at you to your face..."A man sets up a circus in a respectable neighbourhood an ...

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Doctor Marigold

Doctor Marigold is a traveling salesperson and a good man. But his wife beats their daughter Sophy and he is too weak-willed to do anything about it. When Sophy dies, Marigold is s ...

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Two Hussars

"He is a regular dare-devil, you know: a gambler, a duellist, a seducer, but a jewel of an hussar - a real jewel."A handsome young hussar rides through a small town, seduces a youn ...

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Recollections of a scorer 

"Everybody knows it's our business to score. You don't get a chance to get a bite of any thing, and you don't get to bed till two o'clock o' nights, but you're always being screame ...

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The Homely Heroine

"The Homely Heroine" is a short story by American author Edna Ferber. It features a writer whose heroines are generally extremely beautiful. But one day, whilst she is out shopping ...

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The Dancing Girls

"The Dancing Girls, and Other Stories" contains four short-stories by two-times Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber, written between 1910 and 1919. The title story paints a pictures ...

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Ystävyyden liitto

Nuori poika asuu vaatimattomissa oloissa Kreikan vuoristossa yhdessä äitinsä ja isänsä kanssa. Eräänä päivänä isä tulee kotiin kantaen pientä orvoksi jäänyttä tyttöä. Tytöstä tulee ...

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The Man Who Would Be King

"The Man Who Would Be King" (1888) is inspired by the real-life actions of James Brook, a British soldier who made himself Rajah of Sarawak (Borneo). In this short story, Kipling t ...

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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 ...

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The Parenticide Club

"The Parenticide Club" features four short-stories about a family murder, as seen from the eye of its most innocent member, who just might be the murderer himself. Ambrose Bierce ( ...