Alcott published over 30 books and collections of short stories, leaving a legacy of wonderful stories to be enjoyed by generations of young readers. This is one of her collections of short stories, prescribed in many school curriculum's.
Poor little Koma was left alone, not knowing in the least what to do. Even the attention paid him by the princess, who was delighted with his charming ways, did not console him. But there was no use in fighting against fate, for he could only wait to see what would turn up. Read this book for...
All the man wanted was to get rich, and as his last prayer were granted, he became very wealthy. Having become wealthy, he felt that it would be terrible to die and leave all of his possessions behind. So he decided to set out in search of a land where death did not exist.
In short format, this classic story that was born from a nightmare and produced in "white-hot haste", is arguably Stevenson's most famous work, that has had a cultural impact out of all proportions, in contrast to its length.