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“It Takes a Thousand Voices to Tell a Single Story.”

A Native American Saying


Stephen Crane writes a tragic story depicting the cycle of abuse, and the impact it has on those involved. A young boy finds a homeless dog, desperate for love, and brings him into his home What is frightening about Crane's take on this typical...


Written in 1846, The Cask of Amontillado is a powerful tale of revenge and is considered universally to be one of Poe's best short stories. Montresor, the sinister narrator of this tale, pledges revenge upon Fortunato for an insult.....


"The Frog that Jump Started Mark Twain's Career"--According to an LA Times, May 14, 2014 article, the following entry came from a notebook of a gold seeking prospector, Samuel Clemens, in 1864. "Coleman with his jumping frog--bet stranger $50......


The Little Red Hen is a time-tested folk tale about how we reap what we sow. When the hen asks a cat, dog, and mouse for help planting some wheat, she gets no takers. They won't water, cut, grind the wheat or help bake a cake with it. So guess...


First published in The Saturday Evening Post, The Ransom of Red Chief is a humorous short story written in 1910 by O. Henry. It recounts the tale of a pair of con men who kidnap and attempt to ransom a prominent Alabama citizen’s son...


Written in 1843, “The Tell-Tale Heart” is a dark and eerie tale of a man’s unhealthy obsession that leads him to commit murder. Will his paranoia get him caught? This is one of Poe's finest and most memorable short stories!


L. Frank Baum’s classic tale relates the adventure of the Kansas farm girl, Dorothy, being whisked away by a cyclone to a magical country inhabited by small adults, animated china figurines, talking animals, and magical objects. Sound effects and...


This classic short story is brought to life in ways London never imagined when it was published in 1908. The subtle blending of narration and music create a vivid image of the “Man” and his “Wolf Dog” as they set out on foot along the Yukon in ....


First published in The Saturday Evening Post, The Ransom of Red Chief is a humorous short story written in 1910 by O. Henry. It recounts the tale of a pair of con men who kidnap and attempt to ransom a prominent Alabama citizen’s son...