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A man waits for his wife to disembark the ship she has returned on after ten months in Europe.
- Length: 15 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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After another hard day's work at the office, an aging man reflects on the state of his family.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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Virtually unprompted, Ellen - the lady's maid - reveals her history, habits and beliefs to a tired visitor.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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A subtle depiction of a couple's relationship as they sit out on the veranda.
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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An avaricious farmer makes arangements to have his dying mother looked after so he can get his crop in.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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A young girl falls in love with a mysterious stranger, shipwrecked in the bay near her village.
- Length: 26 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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When Squire Petrick's dying wife admits that their new born child is not his, he takes steps to see that the boy is disinherited - but soon begins to regret his decision.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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The narrator's entrance into the afterlife is used to frame a story highlighting the pitiful conditions of one girl's working life.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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A man finds his life increasingly intertwined with those of his wife's previous two husbands.
- Length: 21 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 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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Who is the mysterious Mr. W. H. to whom Shakespere dedicated his sonnets? The validity of one bizarre theory hinges on a wonderful painting which may or may not be a fake.
- Length: 30 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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An orphan child is born into an all-male community of low lives - acting as the catalyst for some radical changes.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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A man contemplating ending it all off the edge of a cliff is apparently - by an enormous stroke of luck - given a second chance.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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Typhoid enters a religious household. An emotional tale examining the morality of lies.
- Length: 21 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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