The Hour Glass

'The Hour-Glass' is a mysterious ghost story. An avid antique collector buys an ancient and defective hourglass from a curiosity shop. When he takes it home and starts to examine...

The Parrot

"The Parrot" is the tale of a newly-wed couple. Soon after the marriage, the husband must go away on business, so he gives his wife a parrot to keep her company while he is away....

The Bronze Ring

"The Bronze Ring" is a story in which a princess falls in love with the son of the palace gardener, although her father wishes her to marry the son of his prime minister. The king...

The Cormorants of Udröst

Peter Christen Asbjørnsen (1812-1885) was a Norwegian writer, scholar and collector of traditional folktales.The Cormorants of Udröst is one of the stories he collected. It...

The Stonecutter

Andrew Lang (1844-1912) was a Scottish poet and novelist, best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales.The Stonecutter is a fairy tale he collected in Japan. A stonecutter...

The Alligator and the Jackal

Mary Eliza Isabella Frere (1845–1911) was an English author of the first English-language field-collected book of Indian folk tales."The Alligator and the Jackal" is the story...

The Silver Mountain

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 Silver Mountain is a...

The Glass Mender

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 Glass Mender is a...

Gambler's Luck

E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776-1822) was a German Romantic author of fantasy and horror as well as a jurist, composer, music critic, draftsman and caricaturist. His stories were highly...

Millie

Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923) was a prominent modernist writer of short fiction and a close associate of D. H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf. Millie is a countrywoman who is left...

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