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Two low-lives from the west go to New York with plans to relieve the fool inhabitants of their cash.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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by Saki
Lady Barbara is charged with finding a suitably new and tasteful method for greeting the head of state of a small Euopean princedom.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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by Saki
Mrs. Durmot invites the politician Latimer Springfield round, with the aim of taking his mind off the upcoming elections, a mission her niece Vera takes very seriously.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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An unusual birthday treat.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: PG
2 Stars
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A humorous African parable.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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by Saki
A witty dinner conversation in which Clovis decides it is time his mother thought about getting married.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
3 Stars
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A game of Scrabble has serious consequences.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A penniless man is bet that he can't survive for a month - starting and ending with nothing but an implausible, but real, £1,000,000 note. Trading Places, Brewster's Millions. . . . .
- Length: 22 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A bedraggled writer corners the editor of a respected publication and demands to know why his story has been rejected.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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by Saki
Theodoric is not alone in his train compartment and, while not actually afraid of mice.....
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A game of Scrabble has serious consequences.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
A semi-barbaric king devises a semi-barabaric (but entirely fair) method of criminal trial involving two doors, a beautiful lady and a very hungry tiger.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Looking round he saw an old woman dragging a bucket across the floor and holding a mop. When she realised that his eyes were upon her, she said in a throaty voice, ‘Oh, don’t mind me, dear. You carry on.’
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
ulissa Ye relished all the comfortable little routines and quietude defining her part-time job at The Bookery, downtown’s last small, locally-owned bookstore.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
It’s not every day you get an offer like that. In fact, most days, you don’t get an offer at all.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
Most of our problems involve Grandma Grace, or rather her ashes. “It’s a public health violation,” Mom loves to snap at Dad. “We can’t have your dead mother on a shelf next to the food.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
“The Police are coming to the Omni!” Addison shouted across the campus quadrangle in early October of 1983.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
As expected on a Monday morning, the clinic’s waiting room was crowded. There were a few old couples who were quiet, with the wives generally reading and the husbands looking around or watching TV.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
Bertie had heard of a place we could go, somewhere we could live in peace, safe from our winnings. I’m not sure it exists.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
You could tell by the way she got off the helicopter that she wasn’t having any funny business. Perhaps she’d heard about the chap who’d been sent over to get their chakras realigned. He was effing and blinding by the time he left.
- Length: 19 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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