English Short Stories

The Final Problem Canterbury

The Final Problem, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: English Short Story

The Final Problem: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle   It is with a heavy heart that I take up my pen to write these the last words in which I shall ever record the singular gifts by which my friend Mr. Sherlock Holmes was distinguished. In an incoherent and, as I …

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Leopard On A Tree

How the Leopard Got His Spots by Rudyard Kipling: English Short Story

In the days when everybody started fair, Best Beloved, the Leopard lived in a place called the High Veldt. ‘Member it wasn’t the Low Veldt, or the Bush Veldt, or the Sour Veldt, but the ‘sclusively bare, hot shiny High Veldt, where there was sand and sandy-coloured rock and ‘sclusively tufts of sandy-yellowish grass. The …

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Family Arranging Christmas Tree

A Christmas Carol: English Short Story

A CHRISTMAS CAROL By CHARLES DICKENS ILLUSTRATED BY GEORGE ALFRED WILLIAMS STAVE ONE MARLEY’S GHOST Marley was dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it. And Scrooge’s name was good upon …

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