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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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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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In the window of a dismal 'Toy Emporium' a particularly horrible doll in peach-coloured velvet with leopard-skin accessories fires the imagination of two passing children.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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Bertie becomes increasingly frustrated by his mother who insists on reading all of his mail - so he mentions the problem to his friend Clovis ...
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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A family receive a visit from a newly wealthy relation - a man they had previously shunned due to his notorious character flaw.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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The Baroness gives Elinor Rapsley some advice on dealing with her troublesome garden.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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Rupert becomes increasingly hateful towards his incompetent brother-in-law to be.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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Matilda ignores Mrs. Panstreppon's advice not to take her rumbustious son to the poll on his father's election day.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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A Wanderer and a Merchant argue over the downsides to modern war.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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Boredom leads a rector into temptation following his move to a country parish.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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The fact that Henry Armstrong was buried did not seem to him to prove that he was dead ...
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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John Mortonson was dead. His body rested in a fine mahogany coffin fitted with a plate of glass ...
- Length: 2 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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Insurance agents get a bashing in this witty reworking of the Aesop-style fable.
- Length: 1 page
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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