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Harriet Beecher Stowe (American)
Captain Kidd's Money
An old man tells a group of young boys about Captain Kidd's lost money. Are they able to find it?
Arnold Bennett (British)
Catching the Train
A young man absolutely must catch his train to London. But all events seem to be stopping him.
WB Yeats (Irish)
The Death of Hanrahan
How can a great Irish hero like Hanrahan spend his last days on earth in modern times? And what will people say about his life?
Nathaniel Hawthorne (American)
Dr Heidegger's Experiment
A professor meets with four old friends to try an experiment to turn back time. But do they really want to become young again?
Mark Twain (American)
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
Jim Smiley has trained a frog that can jump further than any other frog. But can he win money with the frog from a stranger who arrives in town?
Charles Dickens (British)
In Victorian England, ladies societies were formed to do good works. But they were also very competitive. Which society will be most popular, and win the goodness competition?
Mary Hunter Austin (American)
The Land of Little Rain
The deserts of the American South West have many different characters. Are these places of death, or a great spiritual beauty?
Edgar Allan Poe (American)
The Facts in the Case of M Valdemar
M Valdemar agrees to take part in an experiment. Is it possible to hypnotise the dead?
Ellis Parker Butler (American)
Pigs is Pigs
A bureaucratic official follows every rule to the letter. But only makes life worse for himself.
Daniel Defoe (British)
The Apparition of Mrs Veal
Mrs Veal arrives at the home of an old friend. Apparently, after she has died...
Richard Cumberland (British)
The Poisoner of Montremos
A rich and powerful lord is accused of murdering the girl he loved, and getting her pregnant. He could save himself, but refuses to reveal the secret of the crime.
Arthur Morrison (British)
The Red Cow Group
The leader of an anarchist group in London plans a bomb attack. But can he trust his comrades?
George Gissing (British)
The Salt of the Earth
A simple working man in London is generous to everyone he knows. But what will his friends ever do for him?
Frank Stockton (American)
A Story of Seven Devils
A popular African-American church leader makes a terrible comment about women. How can he defend himself using the Bible to help him?
Washington Irving (American)
The Stout Gentleman
A traveller is bored one rainy day at an English inn. But who can be the rather unusual stout gentleman living in the room along the corridor?
Louisa May Alcott (American)
A Strange Island
The writer falls asleep in her boat. But what strange land has she come to?
Horatio Alger (American)
Thanksgiving Day is an American family holiday. How does this day give Miss Henderson a second chance at love?
Herman Melville (American)
A young writer meets a charming and attractive man in the theatre. What is the secret of his identity?
Nathaniel Hawthorne (American)
The Wedding Knell
An aged widow decides to marry for the third time. But her future husband has brought some strange guests to the church for the wedding.
Jack London (American)
The White Silence
Two men travel across the snowy north of Canada with a dog team. Can they survive the terrors of nature and the White Silence?