A wonderful collection of four masterful tales by Mark Twain - America's favorite author. Filled with all the raw humanity with which Twain wrote, the stories include "The Professor's Yarn", about a riverboat gambler's attempt to swindle a pompous cattleman; "The California Tale", which tells of the undying devotion a lonely pioneer feels for his beautiful wife; "A Dying Man's Confession", a dark tale of renegade soldiers, murder, and revenge; and "The Man Who Put Up At Gadsby's", a hilarious story of a haughty teacher seeking to secure a position as postmaster.
A brief, tender glimpse of Christmas in an Irish orphanage, and the grand holiday dinner that brings joy into the children's lives.
This wonderful collection of Christmas classics is a delightful way to enjoy the wit, wisdom, and warmth of the wonderful Christmas season. In "Susy's Christmas Present", a nanny tells her young charges of her fondest Christmas memory; "Santa Claus' Letter" is a charming tale of just what can happen when two young boys don't behave as they should at Christmas time.
Mark Twain's touching story of devotion, "The California Tale" recounts the story of a lonely pioneer telling a passing gold miner of his beautiful wife who will soon be returning home.
These two beloved Christmas stories are sure to become a tradition in your family.
"Grandma's Christmas Gifts" is a short story telling the charming story of a grandmother who presents her two grandsons with the one gift they wish for most.
Louisa May Alcott's "A Country Christmas" tells the story of a young woman visiting her aunt in rural New England who discovers a magical world filled with love and downhome celebration.
Mark Twain's hilarious story about riverboat gamblers attempting to swindle a pompous cattleman, only to discover that things aren't exactly what they seem.
This shocking tale of revenge tells the story of a man whose family is killed by renegade soldiers. His dark devotion to revenge builds as he spends the rest of his life hunting down and exacting a grisly reckoning on the murderous thugs.
"the pain of loss"
A charming story about one grandmother's amusing and touching plan to present her beloved grandsons with the one present they want most of all.
In a small Texas border town it's up to a measly band of Texas Rangers to stop the rampage of a legendary outlaw. Everything is going according to plan until the leader of the Rangers finds himself face to face with a beautiful woman.
Collecting two classic tales by the legendary O. Henry, All-American Stories presents a humorous, wry look at America and Americans from the Old West to the blinking lights of Broadway. "An Afternoon Miracle" tells the story of a Texas Ranger, a beautiful and a scurrilous outlaw who is wreaking havoc across the plains. And "The Song and the Sergeant" is a hilarious look at scene-stealing actors and lovesick playwrights.
A wonderfully amusing short story by America's favorite storytellers, "The Man Who Put Up at Gadsby's" is Mark Twain's classic about Mr. Lykins, a haughty teacher who seeks to secure a position as postmaster.