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Today's Story
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by Saki
When an wholly unsuitable man tries to aquire invitations to an aunt's picnic, the task of putting him off is left to Clovis.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
4 Stars
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Thursday
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A boy takes revenge on his sister's favorite doll.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Non-Fict
4 Stars
Wednesday
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New Year's Eve and, for Vanessa, a time for reassessment
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: 18
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
Tuesday
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An artist and a businessman travel from the west to seek their fortunes in New York.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
Monday
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A young boy heads to the pond to go fishing but catches something much bigger along the way.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
3 Stars
Sunday
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A deaf girl tells her boyfriend that she can lip read his tone.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Saturday
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A young clerk lands what appears to be an ideal job - but soon begins to suspect he may be part of an elaborate trick.
- Length: 21 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime
5 Stars
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- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime, Humor
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- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction, Humor
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Yesterday’s air sucked out, tidied and smoothed for re-use.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Sci-Fi
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- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: PG
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- Age Rating: U
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- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
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- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
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- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
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- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: U
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