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by Saki
A boy defies his hated guardian through the worship of a great ferret who lives in the tool-shed.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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by Saki
Frankly, Framton Nuttel doubted whether these formal visits on a succession of total strangers would do much towards helping his nerve cure.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
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by Saki
Theodoric is not alone in his train compartment and, while not actually afraid of mice.....
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction, Humor
5 Stars
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by Saki
Witty and insightful tale of a memorable day in the life of a determined child.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor, Fiction
5 Stars
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Mrs. Durmot invites the politician Latimer Springfield round, with the aim of taking his mind off the upcoming elections, a mission her niece Vera takes very seriously.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
4 Stars
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by Saki
The Duchess of Dulverton sends an errant nephew to search for underwater gold.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
4 Stars
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The Stossens encounter more problems than expected when they try and crash a garden party through an apparently empty paddock.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
4 Stars
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A couple discuss techniques for writing thank you letters.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
4 Stars
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by Saki
Socialist principles come in conflict with the demands of high society.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
4 Stars
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When Emma Ladbruk's husband inherits a farm, it comes with an old woman who soon starts to get in the way.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Horror
4 Stars
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Bertie Steffink takes action against his disapproving relatives.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
4 Stars
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James Cushat-Prinkly reluctantly sets off for afternoon tea with the girl he intends to marry.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
4 Stars
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A woman tells of a particularly stressful experience involving a visiting bishop, a flood and a hungry leopard.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
4 Stars
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Octavian Ruttle's guilt over his killing of a chicken-stealing cat is not helped by the growing hatred of its owner's children.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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by Saki
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
- Genre: Humor
4 Stars
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A game of Scrabble has serious consequences.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime, Humor
5 Stars
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
- Genre: Fiction, Humor
5 Stars
Sandra performed her little charade in front of the mirror and morphed into the Gisela character on a whim. She had a small tickle of flirtatious laughter down pat.
- Length: 20 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre:
5 Stars
I won’t tell anyone about the diagnosis. Not my mother or sister. Certainly not Jake. Maybe not even Steve.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Jack Scrimshaw. Born 22/05/1991. Collected over the course of 10 years at Dartmoor Prison and Correction facility. The following entries were deemed pertinent to these proceedings.
- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre:
5 Stars
Here in Saint Lizard, the one road starts on the cliff by the lighthouse and crawls in circles down to the sea. We have enough town to justify a strange-shaped road, but not enough to justify two roads.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Stella cannot remember a time before nature was her haven, her place of peace and healing. It was a big part of her life before she met her husband and the father of her two children.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
A flash bursts from behind me, projecting shadows onto the pavement. We turn and all share the same vision. An orange mushroom cloud billows on the horizon, but it continues to rise into the sky.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Outwardly Seth didn’t react as he watched Mrs. Hatfield misplay the four spade contract, but inwardly he groaned. True, she made it, but most of the other pairs would make it with an overtrick.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime
5 Stars
With its now-familiar rattles and wheezes - some belonging to the van, some to the myriad of potions, weapons, and equipment in the back of it - Iggy got his trusty van to Kysham village.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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