Jan 29, 2018
In "Under the Deck Awnings" from Jack London, a group of people cruising the South Pacific pause for a story from one of the men sitting on deck.
He recalls a similar party on which was a beautiful but spoiled and deadly woman, who decided to tempt a group of young native divers with coins she would throw...
Jan 22, 2018
In "The Lady, or the Tiger", by Frank Stockton, a semi-barbaric king has devised a trial by chance that offers the accused a choice of two doors. Behind one is a beautiful lady who will become his wife once he opnes the door. Behind the other is a man-eating tiger waiting to spring upon whoever opens the door. In...
Jan 15, 2018
"The Monkey's Paw", a classic horror tale from W.W.Jacobs places an old British soldier in a friends home with a tale to tell about the magical and dangerious powers of a monkey's paw he has brought with him. He warns his friends not to use it but they insist, and disaster follows.
Jan 8, 2018
Jim Baker's BlueJay Yarn by Mark Twain-When Mark Twain stayed in a California gold camp in 1864-65 he picked up a lot of story ideas. With his unique brand of humor, he manages to compare the labors of men digging things out of empty holes to the labors of a blue jay filling a knothole in the top of an empty house...
Jan 1, 2018
In "Adventure In the Upper Sea" by Jack london, a balloon pilot recounts a harrowing incident involving a young boy during a public show in Oakland CA in this riveting jack London tale.