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I Will Repay

I Will Repay was written by Baroness Emmuska Orzcy and originally published in 1906, this is a sequel novel to the Scarlet Pimpernel. The second Pimpernel book written by Orzcy, it comes (chronologically) third in the series and should be read after Sir Percy Leads the Band and before The Elusive Pimpernel. The story starts […]


Genre: Action & Adventure, Fiction, Historical

The Dunwich Horror

In H.P. Lovecraft’s, “The Dunwich Horror”, we are told the story of Wilbur Whateley, the son of a deformed albino mother and an unknown father (alluded to in passing by the mad Old Whateley as “Yog-Sothoth”), and the strange events surrounding his birth and precocious development. Wilbur matures at an abnormal rate, reaching manhood within […]


Genre: Fiction, Horror, Short Stories

The New Arabian Nights

New Arabian Nights by Robert Louis Stevenson, first published in 1882, is a collection of short stories previously published in magazines between 1877 and 1880. The collection contains Stevenson’s first published fiction, and a few of the stories are considered by some critics to be his best work, as well as pioneering works in the […]


Genre: Fiction, Short Stories

Men of Iron

Men of Iron is an 1891 novel by the American author Howard Pyle, who also illustrated it. It is juvenile coming of age work in which the author has the reader experience the medieval entry into knighthood through the eyes of a young squire, Myles Falworth. In Chapter 24 the knighthood ceremony is presented and […]


Genre: Action & Adventure, Fiction, Historical, War & Military

The War Prayer

Written by Mark Twain during the Philippine-American War in the first decade of the twentieth century, The War Prayer tells of a patriotic church service held to send the town’s young men off to war. During the service, a stranger enters and addresses the gathering. He tells the patriotic crowd that their prayers for victory […]


Genre: Fiction, Short Stories, War & Military

Gun for Hire

A gun is an interesting weapon; it can be hired, of course, and naturally doesn’t care who hires it. Something much the same can be said of the gunman, too…. Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories


Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories