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by Saki
When lady Carlotta is mistaken for the Quabarl's new governess, she takes it as an opportunity to try out a few of her own teaching methods.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
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by Saki
It is said that when a Cernogratz dies in the family castle, the wolves in the forest howl all night long ... but Baroness Gruebel, new owner of Cernogratz castle, is sceptical.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction, Humor
5 Stars
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An uncle tries to interest his young nephews in some experimental non-violent toys.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
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by Saki
A domineering wife and mother unobtrusively and inexplicably vanishes.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
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by Saki
A small grocery store comes up with an ingenious way of competing with the big city shops.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
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
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
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by Saki
A sweet-voiced but lonely bird finds refuge with an isolated statue.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction, Children
5 Stars
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by Saki
A dramatic confrontation between two sworn enemies in a generation-old land dispute.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 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
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
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by Saki
A newly imported King of England finds a harsh - but effective - way of dealing with the country's feminists.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
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by Saki
The great king Hkrikros - a devout worshiper of the sacred and esteemed serpants - depairs as his favourite nephew begins to show signs of Christianity.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
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by Saki
Clovis is sceptical that the Baroness' hunting story will be as unusual as promised.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
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by Saki
When Clovis overhears a middle-aged man bemoaning the lack of excitment in his life, he decides to help out. And then some.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
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by Saki
Revealing the dangers of giving previously dumb animals the power of speech. Especially cats.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor, Sci-Fi
5 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
- Genre: Humor
5 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
Sandra performed her little charade in front of the mirror and morphed into the Gisela character on a whim. She had a small tickle of flirtatious laughter down pat.
- Length: 20 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre:
5 Stars
Beth wore her favorite pink smock. It had bottomless pockets perfect for carrying important things like handfuls of rubber bands, marbles the color of oceans, a red shoelace, a spoon, and two troops of plastic soldiers- one blue and one green.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
I won’t tell anyone about the diagnosis. Not my mother or sister. Certainly not Jake. Maybe not even Steve.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Jack Scrimshaw. Born 22/05/1991. Collected over the course of 10 years at Dartmoor Prison and Correction facility. The following entries were deemed pertinent to these proceedings.
- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre:
5 Stars
Here in Saint Lizard, the one road starts on the cliff by the lighthouse and crawls in circles down to the sea. We have enough town to justify a strange-shaped road, but not enough to justify two roads.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Stella cannot remember a time before nature was her haven, her place of peace and healing. It was a big part of her life before she met her husband and the father of her two children.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
A flash bursts from behind me, projecting shadows onto the pavement. We turn and all share the same vision. An orange mushroom cloud billows on the horizon, but it continues to rise into the sky.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Outwardly Seth didn’t react as he watched Mrs. Hatfield misplay the four spade contract, but inwardly he groaned. True, she made it, but most of the other pairs would make it with an overtrick.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime
5 Stars
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