Invest just a few minutes in a great short story and you may be rewarded with a lesson or memory that lasts a lifetime. And it's not just the short stories; the authors may surprise you as well. Stephen Crane is best known for writing The Red Badge of Courage, but invest ten minutes to read A Dark Brown Dog and you'll likely remember him for that work instead. Likewise W.W. Jacobs is famous for his frightening short story The Monkey's Paw, but if you explore the rest of his work you will find that Jacobs wrote dozens of humorous stories about sea life. We hope that you will return to this collection often, to re-read old favorites and discover new ones.
You probably are not familiar with Mary Wilkins Freeman, she is not as famous as the authors listed above. Please don't let that stop you from reading her stories, she was a gifted author and her stories are rich and entertaining. I recommend A New England Nun, Luella Miller, and The Wind in the Rose-Bush as entry points to her library of works.
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