Keywords: Short Stories

The Witch and Other Stories

The Witch and Other Stories


Anton Chekhov

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2014

The Witch and Other Stories Anton Chekhov The Witch IT was approaching nightfall. The sexton, Savely Gykin, was lying in his huge bed in the hut adjoining the church. He was not asleep, though it was his habit to go to sleep at the same time as the hens. His coarse red hair peeped from under one end of the greasy patchwork quilt, made up of coloured rags, while his big unwashed feet stuck out from the other. He was listening. His hut adjoined the wall that encircled the church and the solitary ...

Keywords: Short stories
The Wife and other stories

The Wife and other stories


Anton Chekhov

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2014

The Wife and other stories Anton Chekhov The Wife I I RECEIVED the following letter: DEAR SIR, PAVEL ANDREITCH Not far from youthat is to say, in the village of Pestrovovery distressing incidents are taking place, concerning which I feel it my duty to write to you. All the peasants of that village sold their cottages and all their belongings, and set off for the province of Tomsk, but did not succeed in getting there, and have come back. Here, of course, they have nothing now everything belongs ...

Keywords: Short stories
The Schoolmistress

The Schoolmistress


Anton Chekhov

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2014

The Schoolmistress And other stories Anton Chekhov The Schoolmistress AT halfpast eight they drove out of the town. The highroad was dry, a lovely April sun was shining warmly, but the snow was still lying in the ditches and in the woods. Winter, dark, long, and spiteful, was hardly over spring had come all of a sudden. But neither the warmth nor the languid transparent woods, warmed by the breath of spring, nor the black flocks of birds flying over the huge puddles that were like lakes, nor the ...

Keywords: Short stories
The Schoolmaster

The Schoolmaster


Anton Chekhov

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2014

The Schoolmaster And Other Stories Anton Chekhov The Schoolmaster FYODOR LUKITCH SYSOEV, the master of the factory school maintained at the expense of the firm of Kulikin, was getting ready for the annual dinner. Every year after the school examination the board of managers gave a dinner at which the inspector of elementary schools, all who had conducted the examinations, and all the managers and foremen of the factory were present. In spite of their official character, these dinners were always ...

Keywords: Classic Fiction Short stories
The Lady with the Dog and Other Stories

The Lady with the Dog and Other Stories


Anton Chekhov

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2014

The Lady with the Dog and Other Stories Anton Chekhov The Lady With the Dog I IT was said that a new person had appeared on the seafront: a lady with a little dog. Dmitri Dmitritch Gurov, who had by then been a fortnight at Yalta, and so was fairly at home there, had begun to take an interest in new arrivals. Sitting in Verneys pavilion, he saw, walking on the seafront, a fairhaired young lady of medium height, wearing a bret a white Pomeranian dog was running behind her. And afterwards he met ...

Keywords: Short stories
The House with the Mezzanine and Other Stories

The House with the Mezzanine and Other Stories


Anton Chekhov

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2014

The House with the Mezzanine and Other Stories Anton Chekhov The House With the Mezzanine A Painters Story I It happened nigh on seven years ago, when I was living in one of the districts of the J. province, on the estate of Bielokurov, a landowner, a young man who used to get up early, dress himself in a long overcoat, drink beer in the evenings, and all the while complain to me that he could nowhere find any one in sympathy with his ideas. He lived in a little house in the orchard, and I lived ...

Keywords: Short stories
The Horse-Stealers and Other Stories

The Horse-Stealers and Other Stories


Anton Chekhov

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2014

The Horse-Stealers and Other Stories Anton Chekhov The Horse-stealers A HOSPITAL assistant, called Yergunov, an emptyheaded fellow, known throughout the district as a great braggart and drunkard, was returning one evening in Christmas week from the hamlet of Ryepino, where he had been to make some purchases for the hospital. That he might get home in good time and not be late, the doctor had lent him his very best horse. At first it had been a still day, but at eight oclock a violent snowstorm ...

Keywords: Short stories
The Duel and Other Stories

The Duel and Other Stories


Anton Chekhov

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2014

The Duel and Other Stories Anton Chekhov The Duel I It was eight oclock in the morningthe time when the officers, the local officials, and the visitors usually took their morning dip in the sea after the hot, stifling night, and then went into the pavilion to drink tea or coffee. Ivan Andreitch Laevsky, a thin, fair young man of twentyeight, wearing the cap of a clerk in the Ministry of Finance and with slippers on his feet, coming down to bathe, found a number of acquaintances on the beach, and ...

Keywords: Short stories
The Darling

The Darling


Anton Chekhov

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2014

The Darling And Other Stories Anton Chekhov The Darling OLENKA, the daughter of the retired collegiate assessor, Plemyanniakov, was sitting in her back porch, lost in thought. It was hot, the flies were persistent and teasing, and it was pleasant to reflect that it would soon be evening. Dark rainclouds were gathering from the east, and bringing from time to time a breath of moisture in the air. Kukin, who was the manager of an openair theatre called the Tivoli, and who lived in the lodge, was ...

Keywords: Classic Fiction Short stories
The Cook's Wedding and Other Stories

The Cook's Wedding and Other Stories


Anton Chekhov

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2014

The Cooks Wedding and Other Stories Anton Chekhov The Cooks Wedding GRISHA, a fat, solemn little person of seven, was standing by the kitchen door listening and peeping through the keyhole. In the kitchen something extraordinary, and in his opinion never seen before, was taking place. A big, thickset, redhaired peasant, with a beard, and a drop of perspiration on his nose, wearing a cabmans full coat, was sitting at the kitchen table on which they chopped the meat and sliced the onions. He was ...

Keywords: Short stories
Police!!!

Police!!!


Robert W Chambers

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2017

Police Robert W. Chambers Dedication To Louise Jocelyn Epigraph All the pretty things you say, All the pretty things you do In your own delightful way Make me fall in love with you, Turning Autumn into May. Every day is twice as gay Just because of you, Louise Which is going some, you say In my dull, pedantic way I am fashioning my lay Just because I want to please. Just because the things you say, Just because the things you do In your clever, charming way Make me fall in love with you. That is ...

Keywords: Short stories
The Mystery of Choice

The Mystery of Choice


Robert W Chambers

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2017

The Mystery of Choice Robert W. Chambers Dedication There is a maid, demure as she is wise, With all of April in her winsome eyes, And to my tales she listens pensively, With slender fingers clasped about her knee, Watching the sparrows on the balcony. Shy eyes that, lifted up to me, Free all my heart of vanity Clear eyes, that speak all silently, Sweet as the silence of a nunnery Read, for I write my rede for you alone, Here where the citys mighty monotone Deepens the silence to a symphony ...

Keywords: Classic Horror Stories Short stories
A Young Man in a Hurry

A Young Man in a Hurry


Robert W Chambers

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2014

A Young Man in a Hurry And Other Short Stories Robert W. Chambers Dedication To Margery A Young Man in a Hurry Soyez tranquilles, mesdames. Je suis un jeune homme press. Mais modeste. LABICHE. At ten minutes before five in the evening the office doors of the Florida and Key West Railway Company flew open, and a young man emerged in a hurry. Suitcase in one hand, umbrella in the other, he sped along the corridor to the elevatorshaft, arriving in time to catch a glimpse of the lighted roof of the ...

Keywords: Short stories
Tony and the Beetles

Tony and the Beetles


Philip K Dick

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2012

TONY and the BEETLES by Philip K. Dick Reddish-yellow sunlight filtered through the thick quartz windows into the sleep-compartment. Tony Rossi yawned, stirred a little, then opened his black eyes and sat up quickly. With one motion he tossed the covers back and slid to the warm metal floor. He clicked off his alarm clock and hurried to the closet. It looked like a nice day. The landscape outside was motionless, undisturbed by winds or dust-shift. The boys heart pounded excitedly. He pulled his ...

Keywords: Boys -- Fiction Racism -- Fiction Science Fiction Short stories Space colonies -- Fiction War stories
Jokes for the Gunmen

Jokes for the Gunmen


Mazen Maarouf

ISBN: 9781846276675
Year of publication: 2019

Mazen Maarouf JOKES FOR THE GUNMEN Translated from the Arabic by Jonathan Wright Jokes for the Gunmen 1 The Pepper Plant I DREAMED THAT MY FATHER HAD A GLASS EYE. When I woke up my heart was pounding like the heart of a frightened cow, but I was smiling and happy. For a moment I thought my dream had finally come true and my father really did have a glass eye. When I was young, my father gave me a pepper plant for my birthday. It was a strange present. I didnt understand what it meant at the ...

Keywords: Short Stories (single author)

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