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In the midst of manoeuvres, a young officer attends a dinner party at the home of the von Rabbeck family.
- Length: 20 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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Dr Ragin is honest and intelligent but lacks the strength of character to see to it that life around him is honest and intelligent - which has serious consequences for the psyciatric ward he runs.
- Length: 56 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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A bored middle-aged adulterer picks up a young married woman little expecting the great love that will develop.
- Length: 19 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction, Romance
5 Stars
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A woman marries a meek, scientifically minded doctor but can't help comparing him to her much-admired artistic friends.
- Length: 26 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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A frank extract from the notebook of an eminent - but aging - Russian professor.
- Length: 63 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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During a dinner conversation concerning the relative cruelty of capital punishment and life imprisonment, a banker and a lawyer make a bet.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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Sophia, a beautiful married woman, and her neighbour Ilyin meet 'by accident' - he wants to declare his love for her, she to tell him to stop pursuing.
- Length: 14 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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Grief has a sobering effect on a drunkard craftsman as he takes his sick wife to hospital during a blizzard.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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The story of Olga, a woman who must always be in love with someone.
- Length: 14 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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A man falls in love with the sister of a ruined landowner, a predatory woman turned cold by a lust for money and status.
- Length: 26 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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A late night encounter between an intelligent but lazy village dropout and the peasant wife of a signalman.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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A game of Scrabble has serious consequences.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime, Humor
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
- Genre: Fiction, Humor
5 Stars
Zena could hardly believe that she was on a plane, gazing down over the North Island. Everything she knew about New Zealand came from Luke’s photographs and postcards: sparkling lagoons, snow-capped mountains and silver ferns.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
“Three years,” I tell her, “Three years since I saw you in the courtroom, lying to save your husband. Perjuring yourself and destroying our case.”
- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Horror
5 Stars
Once there was a man named Frederick Alarcy who lived and died. He left a widow and two strong sons, and they lived through their grief on the slopes of Broken Pine Tor
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction
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
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
“I heard there’s a Laok in town! Where is he?” Velmar had just raised a frothing mug to his lips when the Dwarf entered. To a novice Laok, such words might’ve caused concern.
- Length: 24 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Was this the reason his store had seen such a sudden decline in sales? And if so, what was so special about this new wave of bobbleheads?
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Horror
5 Stars
Perhaps I even saw it as a foretaste of things to come: the hopefully not-too-distant days when my destiny would be fulfilled, and I’d be a key inhabitant, one of the new history makers.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
What happened that day saved my life, and there is no way I would call what happened there a small tragedy
- Length: 24 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Horror
5 Stars
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