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by Saki
James Cushat-Prinkly reluctantly sets off for afternoon tea with the girl he intends to marry.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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by Saki
A woman tells of a particularly stressful experience involving a visiting bishop, a flood and a hungry leopard.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
3 Stars
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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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A domineering wife and mother unobtrusively and inexplicably vanishes.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Lady Drakmanton comes up with an unorthodox way of dealing with the miserly Misses Smithly-Dubb.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
3 Stars
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Speculation about the outcome of the closest Derby race in years intensifies when Lola Pevensey claims to have dreamt the winner.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
3 Stars
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Alethia Debchance, raised on a strict diet of romance novels, leaves home for the first time to visit her distant cousin Robert, an aspiring politician.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 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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The government's success in a by-election becomes dependant on the acquittal of an obviously guilty man.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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Sir Lulworth Quayne reflects on some of the enterprising but thwarted plans made by the Suffragettes to further their cause.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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At an extended house party everyone gets along splendidly with one another - except a certain Mrs. Pentherby.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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An author, at work on the third chapter of his eighth novel, is interrupted by an encyclopaedia salesman.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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Mrs. Hatch-Mallard takes her rivalry with Mrs. Dole into the realm of the supernatural.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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by Saki
On a visit to the zoo, an aunt and her niece discuss to what extent animals are fooled by the illusion of a natural habitat - and soon spot some parallels with their own lives.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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A penniless young gentleman with a mildly successful gambling habit finds a 'sure thing' to put some serious money on.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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