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The Passenger from Calais

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Arthur Griffiths

An army officer, and a mysterious lady with a maid and baby in tow, are the only passengers on the Engadine express from Calais. The lady is…

Chapter II

In White Dandy: A Horse's Story

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Velma Caldwell Melville

This book is written from the horse's point of view, much as Black Beauty was. Indeed, it is intended to be a companion book to Black Beaut…

The Semi-Sentimental Dragon

In Grotesques and Fantasies

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Israel Zangwill

A set of often funny, sometimes tragic stories by Israel Zangwill. Most famous for his scathingly accurate portrayals of the Jewish ghetto, …

Chapter XI - A Ghastly Waif of the Sea

In The Cruise of the Esmeralda

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Harry Collingwood

After his father died, Captain Saint Leger and his family are left destitute. However, the Saint Legers have a family secret: an ancestor is…

A Teller of Tales

In The Celtic Twilight

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William Butler Yeats

I have desired, like every artist, to create a little world out of the beautiful, pleasant, and significant things of this marred and clumsy…


In Atlantic Narratives: Modern Short Stories; Second Series

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Charles Swain Thomas

This book is composed of 24 short stories, published in 1918 by the Atlantic Monthly Press, and is the second collection of "modern sho…

Chapter VI

In Hagar's Daughter. A Story of Southern Caste Prejudice

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Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins

Hagar's Daughter was first published serially in "The Colored American Magazine" in 1901-1902 by Pauline E. Hopkins, a prominent A…