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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
5 Stars
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An unsually wet ghost soaks the master of Harrowby Hall every Christmas eve.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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The first man on earth recalls the early years.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: PG
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Creation's early days as recounted by earth's first woman.
- Length: 18 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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by Saki
An uncle tries to interest his young nephews in some experimental non-violent toys.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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by Saki
A domineering wife and mother unobtrusively and inexplicably vanishes.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A small grocery store comes up with an ingenious way of competing with the big city shops.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
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
5 Stars
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The members of a women's Lunch Club - an organisation rife with political infighting - are keen to impress a distinguished guest.
- Length: 26 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A bedraggled writer corners the editor of a respected publication and demands to know why his story has been rejected.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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First-person account of a successful lawyer's sudden loss of memory and the resulting adventure.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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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
5 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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