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In the midst of manoeuvres, a young officer attends a dinner party at the home of the von Rabbeck family.
- Length: 20 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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Dr Ragin is honest and intelligent but lacks the strength of character to see to it that life around him is honest and intelligent - which has serious consequences for the psyciatric ward he runs.
- Length: 56 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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A bored middle-aged adulterer picks up a young married woman little expecting the great love that will develop.
- Length: 19 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction, Romance
5 Stars
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A woman marries a meek, scientifically minded doctor but can't help comparing him to her much-admired artistic friends.
- Length: 26 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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A frank extract from the notebook of an eminent - but aging - Russian professor.
- Length: 63 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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During a dinner conversation concerning the relative cruelty of capital punishment and life imprisonment, a banker and a lawyer make a bet.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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Sophia, a beautiful married woman, and her neighbour Ilyin meet 'by accident' - he wants to declare his love for her, she to tell him to stop pursuing.
- Length: 14 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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Grief has a sobering effect on a drunkard craftsman as he takes his sick wife to hospital during a blizzard.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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The story of Olga, a woman who must always be in love with someone.
- Length: 14 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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A man falls in love with the sister of a ruined landowner, a predatory woman turned cold by a lust for money and status.
- Length: 26 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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A late night encounter between an intelligent but lazy village dropout and the peasant wife of a signalman.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
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
Most people would see that shoe and assume a drunken partygoer had forgotten it somehow, or that perhaps even a car had driven past and it had possibly fallen from the window unknowingly. But Jenny knew better.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Horror
5 Stars
Helen was born wrong. Her daddy wanted a son who'd grow up to take over the family manufacturing business. Helen didn't qualify. Mommy wanted a dainty little girl. Helen wasn't dainty.
- Length: 14 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
Kevin's dad is convinced that there's one weed spawning all the others in his garden and he just needs to find it.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
The whole exospecimen idea started the night Moses Garcia was bitten by an echidna shrew in his sleep.
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Sci-Fi
5 Stars
Five years and Nolan had always been there. Five years and Dane always appeared nervous, as if it were a first date.
- Length: 22 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
It was impossible to miss. A blood-red diamond was flying in the sky, dipping and swerving with the wind. It was far outside The Hideaway walls, gliding high behind the tall, heavy gate, wind-beaten and soaring.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre:
5 Stars
When he lost his eye, half of Eric Jessop's field of vision became a black sadness that seeped into everything from football to faces. Only skating was strong enough to resist the stain.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
I have a special reason for wanting to find someone with knowledge of French, and my intuition – which I always trust – told me I would find that person here in Zenpukuji Park.
- Length: 19 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Romance
4 Stars
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