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A Funny Story By Bret Harte

Funny Story

[Bret Harte (August 25, 1836 – May 5, 1902) was an American writer and poet. He is known for his talents in various literary fields- stories, poetry, plays, lectures, book reviews, editorials, and magazine sketches.] COLONEL STARBOTTLE FOR THE PLAINTIFF IT HAD BEEN a day of triumph for Colonel Starbottle. First, for his personality, as …

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Cheating Doesn’t Pay


Micro-FictionCheating Doesn’t PayBy Anna Maria Sprzęczka-Stępień It was beautiful autumn, just the beginning: September. So golden and sunny. People have been coming back from their holidays. James too. He has spent a wonderful time in the countryside, but all good things must come to an end.The next day after the return, first thing in the …

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The Gift of the Magi

The Gift of the Magi

By O. Henry One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it was in pennies. Pennies saved one and two at a time by bulldozing the grocer and the vegetable man and the butcher until one’s cheeks burned with the silent imputation of parsimony that such close dealing implied. Three times …

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Lost Hearts

Lost Hearts by M.R James

By M.R. James It was, as far as I can ascertain, in September of the year 1811 that a post-chaise drew up before the door of Aswarby Hall, in the heart of Lincolnshire. The little boy who was the only passenger in the chaise, and who jumped out as soon as it had stopped, looked …

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A Story For Children


The Brinjal And The Little Girl That day the little Brinjal was feeling very upset. Why upset he was about to explode. He was almost jumping right and left out of anger. The Brinjal brethren mocked at him- he was most unbrinjal like. From any angle, he hardly looked like brinjal. Did he resemble a …

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