Stories in English

Gift of the Magi: O. Henry

Gift of the Magi - O. Henry's Short Christmas Story

One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it was in pennies. Pennies saved one and two at a time by bulldozing the grocer and the vegetable man and the butcher until one’s cheeks burned with the silent imputation of parsimony that such close dealing implied. Three times Della counted it. One dollar and eighty-seven cents. …

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Classroom Detective Story: The Mystery of the Pilgrim Quilt

Classroom Detective Story: The Mystery of the Pilgrim Quilt

Ms. Bradford entered the classroom clenching onto a large black bag. As she walked in, she looked at the many curious eyes. She smiled and said, “Good morning class, I have a special Thanksgiving surprise for you.” Daniel, Chan and Tessie knew it had something to do with the up coming Thanksgiving celebration. This school was built only thirty years …

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The Thanksgiving Goose: Children’s Thanksgiving Story

The Thanksgiving Goose: Children's Thanksgiving Story

“But I don’t like roast goose,” said Guy, pouting. “I’d rather have turkey. Turkey is best for Thanksgiving, anyway. Goose is for Christmas.” Guy’s mother did not answer. He watched her while she carefully wrote G. T. W. on the corner of a pretty new red-bordered handkerchief. Five others, all alike, and all marked alike, lay beside it. The initials …

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