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by Saki
The government's success in a by-election becomes dependant on the acquittal of an obviously guilty man.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
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
- 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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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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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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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
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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
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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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