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A man makes a living out of other people's superstitions.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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by Saki
Lady Drakmanton comes up with an unorthodox way of dealing with the miserly Misses Smithly-Dubb.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
3 Stars
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by Saki
When his wife's dog begins to shift the balance of power in their relationship, Mr Strudwarden resolves to take extreme measures.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 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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The death of a exemplary servant is widely reported.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
3 Stars
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by Saki
On a visit to the zoo, an aunt and her niece discuss to what extent animals are fooled by the illusion of a natural habitat - and soon spot some parallels with their own lives.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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It isn’t always easy having someone to care for.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: 15
4 Stars
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by Saki
When Loona Bimberton pulls off a coup with her celebrated 'Algerian aviator', Mrs Packletide feels compelled to respond.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Hughie Erskine is good-looking but penniless and needs ten thousand pounds to wed the love of his life. Then he drops in on a painter friend......
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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by Saki
Two half-brothers - one a farmer, the other an artist - come to blows over their differing aesthetic viewpoints.
- 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
‘Bloody hell!’ said Detective Constable Bright. ‘It’s a minefield!’ ‘There’s more …’ replied Detective Sergeant Dawes with a grimace.
- Length: 4 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
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
My daughter’s chihuahua, André, looks more like a rat than a dog. Last Saturday she asked me to babysit him when she went out of town, and I only agreed because I’m a doting father and like to think chivalry isn’t dead.
- Length: 2 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
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
“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
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