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by Saki
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
- Genre: Humor
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
- Genre: Humor
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
- Genre: Humor
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
- Genre: Humor, Sci-Fi
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
- Genre: Humor
4 Stars
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by Saki
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
- Genre: Humor
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
- Genre: Humor
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
- Genre: Humor
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
- Genre: Humor
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
- Genre: Humor
4 Stars
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Rupert becomes increasingly hateful towards his incompetent brother-in-law to be.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
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
- Genre: Humor
4 Stars
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by Saki
Luitpold Wolkenstein, financier and diplomat, sits in a cafe in Vienna and contemplates news of the rise of the Balkan States.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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A Wanderer and a Merchant argue over the downsides to modern war.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
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
- Genre: Humor
4 Stars
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