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by Saki
When Leonard Bilsiter claims to wield enormous powers - conferred on him by a mastery of Siberian Magic - Clovis decides to set the record straight.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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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
5 Stars
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A penniless man is bet that he can't survive for a month - starting and ending with nothing but an implausible, but real, £1,000,000 note. Trading Places, Brewster's Millions. . . . .
- Length: 22 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A man is told by a palm reader that he will commit a murder. A satirical crime story that cleverly reverses the conventions of the genre.
- Length: 33 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Hughie Erskine is good-looking but penniless and needs ten thousand pounds to wed the love of his life. Then he drops in on a painter friend......
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A sort of 19th century American Psycho. More obviously humorous and satirical - but equally grim.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: 15
4 Stars
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Witty reworking of the Aesop-style fable.
- Length: 1 page
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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Witty reworking of the Aesop-style fable.
- Length: 1 page
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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Witty reworking of the Aesop-style fable.
- Length: 1 page
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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by Saki
Revealing the dangers of mixing good food and popular music.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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by Saki
Crefton Lockyer begins to suspect that all is not right in the seemingly peaceful villiage of Mowsle Barton. One word: Witches!
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
3 Stars
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by Saki
A witty dinner conversation in which Clovis decides it is time his mother thought about getting married.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
3 Stars
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by Saki
When Henri Deplis becomes the canvas for the final masterpiece of the great tatoo artist Andreas Pincini, he finds that life as a living work of art is far from easy.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 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
5 Stars
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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
4 Stars
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