The Interlopers

"The Interlopers" is the story of two sworn enemies who find themselves trapped and injured under a fallen tree in a forest at night.

The House of Strange Stories

The House of Strange Stories' is the tale of an evening after dinner when the various members of a house party take turns to relate a ghost story which they have experienced...

The Wisdom of the Cymry Translated from the Welsh Triads

The Welsh Triads (Trioedd Ynys Prydein, 'Triads of the Island of Britain') are a group medieval manuscripts which preserve fragments of Welsh folklore, mythology and traditional...

The Signal

'The Signal' is the story of two peasants who work as track walkers on the railway, Semyon Ivanov and Vasily Stepanych. Semyon is grateful for his job and the hut and the...

The Ivory God

'The Ivory God' is the tale of a failing writer who acquires a strange ivory carving of an Indian god. He becomes convinced that the statue is communicating with him, taking...

The Curse of the Seven Children

"The Curse of the Seven Children" is a fairy tale about a king and queen who already have six sons. When the seventh child is due, the king must travel away. He tells his wife...

Peter Gynt A Folk Tale from Norway

"Peter Gynt" is the story of a hunter who gets the better of a group of trolls who like to take over peoples' farms.

East of the Sun and West of the Moon A Norwegian Fairy Tale

"East of the Sun and West of the Moon" is a fairy tale from Norway. A poor family is visited one night by a white bear who promises to make them rich if they will give him their...

The Gifts of the Magician

Andrew Lang (1844-1912) was a Scottish poet and novelist, best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales.The Gifts of a Magician is the story of a young lad who gets lost in...

The Blue Rose

Maurice Baring (1874-1945) was an English short story writer, children's writer, novelist, travel writer and war correspondent during the First World War.The Blue Rose is a fairy...

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