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17 min read stories

Discover a collection of stories which are around 17 minutes read time.

18 min read

The Monkey's Paw

Without, the night was cold and wet, but in the small parlor of Lakesnam Villa the blinds were drawn and the fire burned brightly. Father and son were at...

16 min read

An Affair of State

Paris had just heard of the disaster of Sedan. The Republic was proclaimed. All France was panting from a madness that lasted until the time of the...

14 min read

A Coward

Society called him Handsome Signoles. His name was Viscount Gontran-Joseph de Signoles.An orphan, and possessed of an adequate income, he cut a dash, as the...

14 min read

The Chapel

Set in the tropical island of Trinidad in the Caribbean. This is a story of quick lust and long revenge - with an ironical twist at the end.

14 min read

Pawnarchy

This world is so wrong, and we must make it right.

16 min read

Bamboo and the Turtle

* Story contains bad language

A boy called Bamboo helps a turtle escape a temple, and goes on a big adventure.

16 min read

Hansel and Gretel

* Story contains bad language

The classic fairytale about a clever brother and sister, and a gingerbread house...

20 min read

East of the Sun and West of the Moon

A young girl breaks her promise, and must voyage east of the sun and west of the moon to recover her love.

16 min read

The Tongue-Cut Sparrow

* Story contains bad language

An old woman is cruel to a sparrow - and is repaid in kind.

15 min read

The Adventures of Kintaro, The Golden Boy

The tale of a brave boy samurai, and his adventures with his animal friends.

14 min read

Princess Hase, a Story of Old Japan

Princess Hase has a cruel stepmother, but she remains kind.