The Best Short Stories - 10

The Best Short Stories - 10

by Nathaniel Hawthorne (Author), Kate Chopin (Author), Ambrose Bierce (Author), O. Henry (Author), Anton Chekhov (Author), Frank Stockton (Author), Edited by Ahmet Ünal ÇAM (Author), H.H. Munro (Saki) (Author), Arabian Nights (Author)

AUTHORS



O. Henry

Frank Stockton

Kate Chopin

H.H. Munro (SAKI)

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Ambrose Bierce

Anton Chekhov

O. Henry

Arabian Nights



Edited by

Ahmet Ünal ÇAM





Witches' Loaves

by O. Henry



Miss Martha Meacham kept the little bakery on the corner (the one where you go up three steps, and the bell tinkles when you open the door).



Miss Martha was forty, her bank-book showed a credit of two thousand dollars, and she possessed two false teeth and a sympathetic heart. Many people have married whose chances to do so were much inferior to Miss Martha's.

Two or three times a week a customer came in in whom she began to take an interest. He was a middle-aged man, wearing spectacles and a brown beard trimmed to a careful point.

He spoke English with a strong German accent. His clothes were worn and darned in places, and wrinkled and baggy in others. But he looked neat, and had very good manners.

He always bought two loaves of stale bread. Fresh bread was five cents a loaf. Stale ones were two for five. Never did he call for anything but stale bread.

Once Miss Martha saw a red and brown stain on his fingers. She was sure then that he was an artist and very poor. No doubt he lived in a garret, where he painted pictures and ate stale bread and thought of the good things to eat in Miss Martha's bakery.

Often when Miss Martha sat down to her chops and light rolls and jam and tea she would sigh, and wish that the gentle-mannered artist might share her tasty meal instead of eating his dry crust in that draughty attic. Miss Martha's heart, as you have been told, was a sympathetic one.







The Lady, or the Tiger?

by Frank Stockton



Oldukça uzun bir süre sonra, yar? barbar bir kral ya?am??t?, bu fikirleri, uzak Latin kom?ular?n?n ilerleyi?iyle biraz parlat?lm?? ve keskinle?mi? olsa da, hala büyük, florid ve ezilmemi?lerdi, ki bunlar?n yar?s? barbard?. O, bir o kadar da dayan?lmaz bir otoriteye sahip ve o kadar da dayan?lmaz bir adamd? ki, kendi iste?iyle, çe?itli fanileri gerçeklere dönü?türdü. Kendine komünizme çok verildi; Ve, kendisi ve kendisi üzerinde herhangi bir ?ey üzerinde anla?t???nda, ?ey yap?ld?. Yerli ve politik sistemlerinin her bir üyesi, tayin edilmi? rotas?nda düzgün bir ?ekilde hareket etti?inde, do?as? mülayim ve zekiydi; ama her ne zaman küçük bir otostop vard? ve orbitlerinin bir k?sm? onlar?n yörüngesinden ç?km??t?, o hala iftiharl?yd? ve daha da gerizekal?yd?, çünkü hiçbir ?ey onu çarp?k düz hale getirmekten ve düzensiz yerleri ezmekten çok memnun de?ildi.

Book details

Publication date
July 11, 2018
Publisher
Collection
ISBN
9788828355182
File size
1.96 MB