Category Story

The section contains short stories from various authors from around the world.

A Christmas Tree

A Christmas Tree
I have been looking on, this evening, at a merry company of children assembled round that pretty German toy, a Christmas Tree. The tree was planted in the middle of a great round table, and towered high above their heads.…

The Stolen White Elephant

The Stolen White Elephant
The following curious history was related to me by a chance railway acquaintance. He was a gentleman more than seventy years of age, and his thoroughly good and gentle face and earnest and sincere manner imprinted the unmistakable stamp of…

The £1,000,000 Bank Note

The £1,000,000 Bank Note
(1893) When I was twenty-seven years old, I was a mining-broker’s clerk in San Francisco, and an expert in all the details of stock traffic. I was alone in the world, and had nothing to depend upon but my wits…

The Signal-Man

The Signal-Man
“Halloa! Below there!” When he heard a voice thus calling to him, he was standing at the door of his box, with a flag in his hand, furled round its short pole. One would have thought, considering the nature of…

An Old Acquaintance

An Old Acquaintance
(Prince Nekhiludof Relates how, during an Expedition in the Caucasus, he met an Acquaintance from Moscow) Our division had been out in the field. The work in hand was accomplished: we had cut a way through the forest, and each…