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The woman everyone affectionately calls 'La Folle' has never ventured beyond the bayou near her cabin.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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A man takes up an offer to stay with a charming but ferocious baron - who promises some unusual hunting near his cold Carpathian home.
- Length: 22 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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A suicidal playwright, finding himself unable to do the deed on his own, attempts an unconventional method involving the confession of a dark secret from his past.
- Length: 44 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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Maupassant's short masterpiece following the journey of a group of civilians during the Franco-Prussian war.
- Length: 42 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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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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A literary sketch of a bank holiday fair.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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As Bertha Young turns the corner of her street she is overcome by a feeling of bliss. Subtle tale of the events surrounding a couple's dinner party.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: PG
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
5 Stars
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A lawyer takes on a new employee but fails to check the references. The original role model for slackers everywhere.
- Length: 37 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A married couple return to the groom's home town to start their life together - but his position as town marshal complicates matters.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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A hard drinking, womanising, moustache-wearing baron decides he must get married.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A hard-up young man receives a timely invitation to visit a mysterious, wealthy cousin at his country retreat - a bizzare menagerie of birds, reptiles and a man-eating black puma.
- Length: 21 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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'I fancy there are few persons living today who ever knew the secret of that window, but I am one, as you shall see.'
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars