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Four Short Stories from Papua New Guinea

by Nathalie Aigil Library For All (July 03, 2019)

This book includes four beautiful short stories for Papua New Guinea: "My Grandma and I", "Hellen's First Grass Skirt", " A Place My Papa Goes Home", and "Mat Man Game"


With the Eyes Shut

by Edward Bellamy Open BookShelf (September 29, 2018)

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The World Beyond

by Raymond King Cummings Open BookShelf (September 29, 2018)

Out of nowhere came these grim, cold, black-clad men, to kidnap three Earth people and carry them to a weird and terrible world where a man could be a giant at will.


Operation Haystack

by Frank Herbert Open BookShelf (September 29, 2018)

It's hard to ferret out a gang of fanatics; it would, obviously, be even harder to spot a genetic line of dedicated men. But the problem Orne had was one step tougher than that!


The Canterville Ghost

by Oscar Wilde Open BookShelf (September 29, 2018)

There has been a ghost in the house for three hundred years, and LordCanterville's family have had enough of it. So Lord Canterville sells his grandold house to an American family. Mr Hiram B. Otis is happy...


The Patagonia

by Robert Ervin Howard Open BookShelf (September 29, 2018)

Grace Mavis may be engaged to be married, but to say she has mixed feelings about the impending union would be putting it mildly. On the sea voyage to reunite with her betrothed, Grace is determined to have...


The Damned

by Algernon Blackwood Open BookShelf (September 29, 2018)

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The Jolly Corner

by Henry James Open BookShelf (September 29, 2018)

Henry James (1843 - 1916) was one of the leaders in the school of realism in fiction. He is known for his series of novels in which he portrayed the encounter of America with Europe. James is considered to be...


Sarrasine

by Honoré de Balzac Open BookShelf (September 29, 2018)

They lowered their voices and walked away in order to talk more at their ease on some retired couch. Never was a more promising mine laid open to seekers after mysteries. No one knew from what country the Lanty...


Ivan the Fool

by Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"Ivan the Fool" is an 1886 short story by Leo Tolstoy, published in 1886. It describes the struggles of three brothers and a sister with the Old Devil. The name "Ivan the Fool" hints to a popular hero of Russian...


There are No Guilty People

by Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Alexander Ivanovich Volgin, a bachelor and a clerk in a Moscow bank at a salary of eight thousand Rubels a year, a man much respected in his own set, was staying in a country-house. His host was a wealthy landowner,...


The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath

by Howard Phillips Lovecraft Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Randolph Carter dreams three times of a majestic sunset city, but each time he is abruptly snatched away before he can see it up close. When he prays to the gods of dream to reveal the whereabouts of the phantasmal...


Where Love is, There God is Also

by Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"Where Love Is, God Is" is a short story about a shoemaker named Martin Avdeitch. The story begins with a background on Martin's life. He was a fine cobbler as he did his work well and never promised to do something...


Father Sergius

by Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

For some weeks Father Sergius had been living with one persistent thought: whether he was right in accepting the position in which he had not so much placed himself as been placed by the Archimandrite and the...


An Old Acquaintance

by Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A short story by Leo Tolstoy.


The Faith of Men & Other Stories

by Jack London Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Tales from the Klondike.


The Descendant

by Howard Phillips Lovecraft Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"The Descendant" is a horror story fragment by American writer H. P. Lovecraft, believed to have been written in 1927. It was first published in the journal Leaves in 1938, after Lovecraft's death.

From Wikipedia...


The Imp and the Crust

by Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A short story by Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy.


The Dragon Tamers

by Edith Nesbit Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Excerpt:

"There was once an old, old castle--it was so old that its I walls and towers and turrets and gateways and arches had crumbled to ruins, and of all its old splendour there were only two little rooms...


A Changed Man and Other Tales

by Thomas Hardy Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A dozen minor novels that have been published in the periodical press collected together.


In the Penal Colony

by Franz Kafka Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The story is set in an unnamed penal colony. Internal clues and the setting on an island suggest Octave Mirbeau's The Torture Garden as an influence. As in some of Kafka's other writings, the narrator in this...


A Bottle of Old Wine

by Richard O. Lewis Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A grim tale of a future in which everyone is desperate to escape reality, and a hero who wants to have his wine and drink it, too.


The Nightingale and the Rose

by Oscar Wilde Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A nightingale overhears a student complaining that his professor's daughter will not dance with him, as he is unable to give her a red rose. The nightingale visits all the rose-trees in the garden, and one of...


The Power of Darkness

by Edith Nesbit Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"The figure of my wife came in it came straight towards the bed, its wide eyes were open and looked at me with love unspeakable."

Edith Nesbit, best known as the author of The Railway Children and other children's...


John Charrington’s Wedding

by Edith Nesbit Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

John Charrington's Wedding is a short ghost story by the British author Edith Nesbit. It was written in 1891 and is included in Nesbit's 1893 anthology Grim Tales.

The story's title character is a man who somehow...


A Fragment of Stained Glass

by David Herbert Lawrence Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Lawrence tells a story supposedly from the Middle Ages which tells the possible triumph of love and the human spirit over the forces of religion, superstition and social injustice.


A Haunted House

by Virginia Woolf Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Virginia Woolf's intention to publish her short stories is carried out in this volume, posthumously collected by her husband, Leonard Woolf. Containing six of eight stories from Monday or Tuesday, seven that...


Measure for a Loner

by Jim Harmon Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

You can measure everything these days--heat, light, gravity, reflexes, force-fields, star-drives. And now I know there even is a... Measure for a Loner.


The Colour Out of Space

by Howard Phillips Lovecraft Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"The Colour Out of Space" is a first-person narrative written from the perspective of an unnamed surveyor from Boston. In order to prepare for the construction of a new reservoir in Massachusetts, he surveys...


Master and Man

by Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"Master and Man" is a short story by Leo Tolstoy.


The Cats of Ulthar

by Howard Phillips Lovecraft Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"The Cats of Ulthar" is a short story written by American fantasy author H. P. Lovecraft in June 1920. In the tale, an unnamed narrator relates the story of how a law forbidding the killing of cats came to be...


Little Girls Wiser Than Men

by Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Excerpt:

"Two little girls from different houses happened to meet in a lane between two homesteads, where the dirty water after running through the farm-yards had formed a large puddle. One girl was very small,...


The Silver Key

by Howard Phillips Lovecraft Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Randolph Carter discovers, at the age of 30, that he has gradually "lost the key to the gate of dreams." Randolph once believed life is made up of nothing but pictures in memory, whether they be from real life...


The Death of Ivan Ilych

by Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Death of Ivan Ilyich tells the story of a high-court judge in 19th-century Russia and his sufferings and death from a terminal illness. From Wikipedia.


Man-Size in Marble

by Edith Nesbit Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

When a young pair of newlyweds settle down into a small cottage in a quiet village, they look forward to a pleasant, pastoral life of domestic bliss The husband, a practical man, dismisses the superstitious...


The Doom That Came to Sarnath

by Howard Phillips Lovecraft Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

According to the tale, more than 10,000 years ago, a race of shepherd people colonized the banks of the river Ai, in a land called Mnar, forming the cities of Thraa, Ilarnek, and Kadatheron (not to be confused...


The Angel of the Odd

by Edgar Allan Poe Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The story follows an unnamed narrator who reads a story about a man who died after accidentally sucking a needle down his throat. He rages at the gullibility of humanity for believing such a hoax. He vows to...


Green Tea

by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Based on the psychological complexities of human mind, the work is pervaded by a mysterious aura. A drink opens the inner eye of the protagonist. What follows is a mind-boggling tale of eeriness and reality....


The Mystery of the Semi-Detached

by Edith Nesbit Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Excerpt:

The policeman passed him with but a surly response to his "Good night." The bicyclists went by him like grey ghosts with fog-horns; and it was nearly ten o'clock, and she had not come.

He shrugged his...


Cool Air

by Howard Phillips Lovecraft Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The narrator offers a story to explain why a "draught of cool air" is the most detestable thing to him. His tale begins in the spring of 1923, when he was looking for housing in New York City. He finally settles...


Ex Oblivione

by Howard Phillips Lovecraft Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Ex Oblivione tells of the dreams of a presumably dying man. In his dreams, the man is walking through a valley and encounters a vine-covered wall with a locked bronze gate therein. He longs to know what lies...


On the Makaloa Mat

by Jack London Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The best Hawaii stories, and among London's best stories overall, including "Shin Bones" and "The Water Baby."


The Demon Spell

by Hume Nisbet Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"The Demon Spell" is a short story by Scottish-born novelist and artist, James Hume Nisbet. The tale tells of a strange seance, a rare coin, and a Kandian dagger.


The Golden Judge

by Nathaniel Gordon Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A suggestion and a highly intriguing one--on how to settle the problems that involve face-saving among nations!


Nyarlathotep

by Howard Phillips Lovecraft Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"Nyarlathotep" is a prose poem by H. P. Lovecraft. It was written in 1920 and first saw publication in that year's November issue of The United Amateur. The poem itself is a bleak view of human civilization...


The Magic World

by Edith Nesbit Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

This collection includes, "The Cat-hood of Maurice", "The Mixed Mine", "Accidental Magic", "The Princess and the Hedge-Pig", "Septimus Septimusson", "The White Cat", "Belinda and Bellamant", "Justnowland", "The...


Herbert West: Reanimator

by Howard Phillips Lovecraft Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The narrator recounts his history with the title character, who has recently disappeared. As a medical student at Miskatonic University, the narrator becomes fascinated by West's theories, which postulate that...


Creatures That Once Were Men

by Maxim Gorky Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A collection of short stories with an introduction by G.K. Chesterton.


Dagon

by Howard Phillips Lovecraft Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The story is the testament of a tortured, morphine-addicted man who relates an incident that occurred during his service as an officer during World War I. In the unnamed narrator's account, his cargo ship is...


The $30,000 Bequest and other short stories

by Mark Twain Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories (1906) is a collection of thirty comic short stories by the American humorist and writer Mark Twain. From Wikipedia.