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Tales of a Traveller
This collection by the author of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow recounts the experiences of an American abroad in the early nineteenth century.In Tales of a Traveller, renowned essayist and short story writer Washington Irving turns his talents to the genre of travel writing. Based on his excursions across Europe, Irving tells of the people he meets in France, England, Italy, and elsewhere, recounting the many tall tales they tell him. First published in 1824, this collection includes the narrative of a young German student living in Paris during the French Revolution; an account of Italian bandits who prey on travelers on the road to Naples; and legends of the pirate Captain Kidd, including the story “The Devil and Tom Walker,” which served as the inspiration for Stephen Vincent Benét’s “The Devil and Daniel Webster.”Show book
The Blood-Stained Pavement - A...
A classic Agatha Christie short story, featuring Miss Marple, from the collection Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories. Joyce Lempiere tells the Tuesday Night Club of an incident that occurred five years ago when she was vacationing at a small inn on the Cornish coast. She was painting a picture of the front of the inn, including details of wet bathing suits drying on the balcony of Denis and Margery Dacre, when she realised she had included blood stains on the pavement. A few days later Margery is found dead, having drowned, and the Club are called to solve the mystery.Show book
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Tiny Nightmares - Very Short...
Lincoln Michel, Nadxieli Nieto
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The Curious Case of the Werewolf...
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Confessions - Inklet #44
In a world where only priests make art, she listens as strange noises range outside her cell. She assumed the authorities wanted to question her about her little brother. But the truth? Much more sinister than that. The price for her transgressions? Everything she ever held dear. A cautionary tale about crossing boundaries, and the power of art to affect reality.Show book