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Prosper Mérimée's Short Stories

Prosper Mérimée's Short Stories

Prosper Mérimée | Short Stories
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The stories here presented are a selection from that brilliant series which shine like a constellation in French literature of the last century, blazoning Mérimée’s name across it. Each one has been tested and judged by successive generations of readers and critics. The authoritative...

Buds and Blossoms; or Stories for Real Children

Buds and Blossoms; or Stories for Real Children

A Lady | Short Stories
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Emily.—“And it would indeed have been silly to have minded, for the next day there was one for each of us, and the day after a great many; and the day after that, mama let us fill our little basket to surprise old nurse with a treat at our tea-time.—O when will it be summer again?”

Through the Crater's Rim

Through the Crater's Rim

A. Hyatt Verrill | Short Stories
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In this story the author of Beyond the Pole gives us another one of his amazing contributions to Scientifiction. Here we find a strange race living within an extinct volcanic crater somewhere in Central America.When it is remembered that only a few years ago an entirely new race was discovered by...

The Laughter of Slim Malone

The Laughter of Slim Malone

Max Brand | Short Stories
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Time has little to do with reputation in the far West, and accordingly the name of Slim Malone grew old in the region of Appleton, and yet the owner of the name was still young.

Playing Safe in Piperock

Playing Safe in Piperock

W. C. Tuttle | Short Stories
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“‘Magpie,’” says I, “if my corns wasn’t hurting —— out of me I’d have tears in my eyes from such sentiment. I’m all choked up—with alkali.”“You’ve got to admit that she rhymes,” says Magpie Simpkins, spitting out a mouthful of dust and lifting his canteen to his lips...

The Loom of the Desert

The Loom of the Desert

Idah Meacham Strobridge | Short Stories
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To the courtesy of the editors of the “Argonaut,” “Out West,” “Criterion,” “Arena” and “Munsey’s”—in which publications many of these sketches have already seen print—is due their reappearance in more permanent form.

Grist

Grist

Murray Leinster | Short Stories
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THE MILLS OF THE GODS SET UP IN THE NORTHERN FASTNESS GRIND OUT PERIL AND LOYALTY, FEAR AND COURAGE—AND THE TESTS THAT ARE TO TRY THE SOULS OF THOSE WHOSE DESTINY CALLS THEM TO THE LAND OF FROST AND GOLD.

The Ghost in the Red Shirt

The Ghost in the Red Shirt

B. M. Bower | Short Stories
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The proper way to begin this story would be to assure the reader, first of all, that I have never believed in ghosts; that is the way ghost-stories usually begin, I think. Also, I should say that what I am about to relate is perfectly true—but I won’t begin it like that. As a matter of fact, I...

King of the Hill

King of the Hill

James Blish | Short Stories
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A madman can be prevented from bomb-throwing—but a mad world?

The First

The First

Edward W. Ludwig | Short Stories
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"Man will need signposts to guide the way to infinity." That's a quotation from—and a description of—this inspiring story