101 Classic Short Stories

After Twenty Years


A Baby Tramp

Before the Law

Beneath an Umbrella

The Bet

The Birthmark

The Black Cat

The Blue Room

The Box Tunnel

The Broken Heart

To Build a Fire

A Bush Dance


The Cat and the Fiddle

The Chink and the Chid

The Christmas Tree and the Wedding



Country Life in Canada in the “Thirties”


A Cup of Tea

The Danger of Lying in Bed

The Diamond Necklace

The Egg

The Emperor’s New Clothes

The Empty House

The End of the Party


A Fight with a Cannon

From a Back Window

The Fulness of Life

The Gift of the Magi

A Glass of Beer

God Sees the Truth, But Waits

Her Lover

A Great Mistake

The Green Door

Her Turn

His Wedded Wife

A Hunger Artist

The Ice Palace

The Inconsiderate Waiter

The Kiss

The Lady, or the Tiger?

The Last Leaf

The Last Lesson

The Last Penny

The Last Sixty Minutes

The Law of Life

The Legend of the Bleeding-Heart

The Leopard Man’s Story

A Lickpenny Lover


The Lion’s Share

The Loaded Dog

A Lonely Ride

Long Distance

Long Odds

The Lottery Ticket

Love of Life

Love, Faith and Hope


Measure for Measure

The Mass of Shadows

The Mirror

The Model Millionaire

Monday or Tuesday

The Monkey’s Paw

The Mortal Immortal

My Own True Ghost Story

The New Sun

The Nice People

The Nightingale and the Rose

An Old Mate of Your Father’s

On Love

The Open Window

A Pair of Silk Stockings

Panic Fears

The Philosopher in the Apple Orchard


A Question of Time

Rollo Learning to Play

A Sea of Troubles

The Signal-Man

The Sisters

The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood

Something Will Turn Up

The Story of a Day

A Strange Story

A Telephonic Conversation

There Was in Florence a Lady

Three Questions

The Toys of Peace

The Unfortunate Bride

The Verdict

The Walking Woman

Wanted—a Cook

Whose Dog—?


The Yellow Wallpaper