The Hour Glass

'The Hour-Glass' is a mysterious ghost story. An avid antique collector buys an ancient and defective hourglass from a curiosity shop. When he takes it home and starts to examine...

The Bronze Ring

"The Bronze Ring" is a story in which a princess falls in love with the son of the palace gardener, although her father wishes her to marry the son of his prime minister. The king...

The Parrot

"The Parrot" is the tale of a newly-wed couple. Soon after the marriage, the husband must go away on business, so he gives his wife a parrot to keep her company while he is away....

The Silver Mountain

Maurice Baring (1874-1945) was an English short story writer, children's writer, novelist, travel writer and war correspondent during the First World War. The Silver Mountain is a...

The Glass Mender

Maurice Baring (1874-1945) was an English short story writer, children's writer, novelist, travel writer and war correspondent during the First World War.The Glass Mender is a...

The Stonecutter

Andrew Lang (1844-1912) was a Scottish poet and novelist, best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales.The Stonecutter is a fairy tale he collected in Japan. A stonecutter...

The Alligator and the Jackal

Mary Eliza Isabella Frere (1845–1911) was an English author of the first English-language field-collected book of Indian folk tales."The Alligator and the Jackal" is the story...

The Cormorants of Udröst

Peter Christen Asbjørnsen (1812-1885) was a Norwegian writer, scholar and collector of traditional folktales.The Cormorants of Udröst is one of the stories he collected. It...

Gambler's Luck

E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776-1822) was a German Romantic author of fantasy and horror as well as a jurist, composer, music critic, draftsman and caricaturist. His stories were highly...

Fifty Tiny Tales

An entrancing collection of 50 great short stories by leading classic writers. An entrancing collection of 50 great short stories by leading classic writers. 'The Green Door' by...

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