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A STORY OF ROBIN HOOD

In the rude days of King Rich-ard and King John, there were many great woods in England. The most famous of these was the Sher-wood forest, where the king often went hunting deer. In this forest there lived a band of daring men called out-laws. They...

The Little Prince

The Little Prince Once when I was six years old I saw a magnificent picture in a book, called True Stories from Nature, about the primeval forest. It was a picture of a boa constrictor in the act of swallowing an animal. Here is a copy of the...

The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde

The Happy Prince HIGH above the city, on a tall column, stood the statue of the Happy Prince. He was gilded all over with thin leaves of fine gold, for eyes he had two bright sapphires, and a large red ruby glowed on his sword-hilt. He was very much...

THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND

THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND ON glancing over my notes of the seventy-odd cases in which I have during the last eight years studied the methods of my friend Sherlock Holmes, I find many tragic, some comic, a large number merely strange, but...

THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE

THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE I HAD called upon my friend Sherlock Holmes upon the second morning after Christmas, with the intention of wishing him the compliments of the season. He was lounging upon the sofa in a purple dressing-gown, a pipe...

THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY ~ The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY WE were seated at breakfast one morning, my wife and I, when the maid brought in a telegram. It was from Sherlock Holmes and ran in this way: HAVE YOU A COUPLE OF DAYS TO SPARE? HAVE JUST BEEN WIRED FOR FROM THE WEST OF...

ASGARD STORIES ~ TALES FROM NORSE MYTHOLOGY ~ The Hammer of Thor

The Hammer of Thor Sif was the wife of mighty Thor, the thunder-god, and she was very proud of her beautiful golden hair, which she combed and braided with great care. One morning when she awoke she was filled with grief and dismay to find that her...

HOW THE RHINOCEROS GOT HIS SKIN

Rudyard Kipling's brilliantly funny tale of How the Rhinoceros got his Skin of "Just so stories" series.

HOW THE CAMEL GOT HIS HUMP

HOW THE CAMEL GOT HIS HUMP In the beginning of years, when the world was so new and all, and the Animals were just beginning to work for Man, there was a Camel, and he lived in the middle of a Howling Desert because he did not want to work; and...

HOW THE LEOPARD GOT HIS SPOTS

HOW THE LEOPARD GOT HIS SPOTS IN the days when everybody started fair, Best Beloved, the Leopard lived in a place called the High Veldt. ‘Member it wasn’t the Low Veldt, or the Bush Veldt, or the Sour Veldt, but the ‘sclusively bare, hot, shiny High...

The Marauder’s Map

Perhaps no students (even including Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger and Tom Riddle) have ever explored the castle and grounds of Hogwarts as thoroughly and illicitly as the four creators and contributors to the Marauder’s Map: James...

JAMES AND SIRIUS PREQUEL

The speeding motorcycle took the sharp corner so fast in the darkness that both policemen in the pursuing car shouted ‘whoa!’ Sergeant Fisher slammed his large foot on the brake, thinking that the boy who was riding pillion was sure to be flung...

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