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by Saki
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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When Leonard Bilsiter claims to wield enormous powers - conferred on him by a mastery of Siberian Magic - Clovis decides to set the record straight.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
4 Stars
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Revealing the dangers of mixing good food and popular music.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
4 Stars
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When Henri Deplis becomes the canvas for the final masterpiece of the great tatoo artist Andreas Pincini, he finds that life as a living work of art is far from easy.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
4 Stars
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When an wholly unsuitable man tries to aquire invitations to an aunt's picnic, the task of putting him off is left to Clovis.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
4 Stars
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by Saki
In an ego-driven attempt to heal local political divisions, the Baroness and Clovis decide to stage a Greek tragedy.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
4 Stars
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by Saki
Lady Barbara is charged with finding a suitably new and tasteful method for greeting the head of state of a small Euopean princedom.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
4 Stars
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by Saki
A man becomes obsessed with the idea that owners might grow to resemble their pets. Then someone buys him a monkey.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
4 Stars
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Lady Bastable is - quite rightly - reluctant to look after young Clovis for a week.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
4 Stars
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When Clovis must back-up his claim that he can produce quality poetry by the square yard, Bertie van Tahn assumes the role of critic.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
4 Stars
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by Saki
A couple apparently run into some ancient forces when they make the move to the country.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
4 Stars
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An aspiring groom is given the task of designing an advertising campaign for the most disgusting cereal ever created.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
4 Stars
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by Saki
A man contemplating ending it all off the edge of a cliff is apparently - by an enormous stroke of luck - given a second chance.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction, Humor
4 Stars
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by Saki
The terminally dull Septimus of Leighton Buzzard (editor of Cathedral monthly) appears to be having a clandestine affair with the maid of the aunt of Clovis.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
4 Stars
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by Saki
The tragic story of three sisters who come tantalisingly close to an unexpected inheritance.
- Length: 7 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
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- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
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- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
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- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: 15
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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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