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The Story of an Hour
Kate Chopin's famous short, The Story of an Hour, posted by Zayneb, of Morocco, Africa.
H. H. Munro
Sometimes we have the power to make our own fate... if we see the opportunity to do so and then seize it. But if we change fate do we alter our universe? Perhaps!
The Ghost in the Crosstrees
Fortunes are at risk because of a mysterious apparition scaring off the crew of a vessel about to embark on its expedition.
The Tabby Terror
P. G. Wodehouse
A tabby with a penchant for thievery, upsets his neighbors, eventually wearing out his welcome at home, but setting himself up for a new one.
A Fight With A Cannon
Hugo describes, with supreme adeptness, a scene of carnage and terror as it occurs aboard a ship at sea, with a loose cannon taking all in its path.
The Story of the Alcazar
Mary Hallock Foote
A ghost ship is found adrift in the ocean and hauled to shore for salvage, where a horrific discovery is made, sparking rumors and mystery persisting to this day.
The Heart of Spring
William Butler Yeats
A young man helps an old friend cross the threshold to the great beyond, and the fairies, birds and flowers celebrate a new day.
The Dance of Death
Death and Satan discuss their roles on earth and in the lives of mankind, and they vie for the life and soul of Emperor Nero.
The Little Hunchback Zia
Frances Hodgson Burnett
An abused, cast-out, sick and deformed child, who has all but lost hope, experiences a miraculous transformation on the day of Christ's birth.
A Little Cloud
A newly married man with child, living a quiet reserved life, begins to envy the seemingly exciting bachelor life of his old friend who comes to visit.
The Diamond Maker
Ever passed up a golden 'opportunity' and then wondered long afterward whether you made the right choice? You'll be able to relate to the character in this classic.
The Sea Fogs
Robert Louis Stevenson
Stevenson takes the occurrence of sea fog and turns it into a sublime descriptive masterpiece, etching an indellible everlasting memory on the mind of the reader.
Beyond the Marshes
A young minister accompanies a missionary to visit a Scottish immigrant family of settlers in the remote far up marshes of Northern Manitoba in the late 1800's.
The Going of the White Swan
A Canadian pioneering mountain man drives away his wife and then struggles with the life threatening injury and illness of his only son, who teeters on the edge...
Bridging the Years
A wife and mother burdened with the cares of her life, receives a visit from a stranger that changes everything for her.
Honore de Balzac
Classic short story about the innocence of children and the joy they bring.
The Guardian Angel
W. W. Jacobs
The title is sarcastic, since the guardian angel in this humorous story is more like a self-serving avenger, exacting joyous payback for wrongs committed against him.
THE DAMNED THING
An inquest is convened to solve a crime, and a witness is summoned to attest to the circumstances surrounding a very mysterious death.
A fun frontier adventure story and interesting character study of a young woman found living in the middle of nowhere.
A potentially serious situation takes an unexpected turn with unforeseen consequences.
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