By: W. W. Jacobs (1863-1943)
|Friends in Need Ship's Company, Part 2.|
|The Bequest Ship's Company, Part 6.|
|Dual Control Ship's Company, Part 8.|
|Deserted Sailor's Knots, Part 1.|
|Husbandry Deep Waters, Part 6.|
|Family Cares Deep Waters, Part 7.|
|Bedridden and the Winter Offensive Deep Waters, Part 8.|
|Striking Hard Deep Waters, Part 10.|
|Good Intentions Ship's Company, Part 3.|
|Homeward Bound Sailor's Knots, Part 2.|
|The Temptation of Samuel Burge Captains All, Book 8.|
|Bill's Paper Chase Lady of the Barge and Others, Part 3.|
|The Head of the Family Sailor's Knots, Part 9.|
|The Constable's Move Captains All, Book 4.|
|Four Pigeons Captains All, Book 7.|
|Captain Rogers The Lady of the Barge and Others, Part 7.|
|Captains All Captains All, Part 1.|
|Over the Side Captains All, Book 6.|
|The Madness of Mr. Lister Captains All, Book 9.|
|Made to Measure Deep Waters, Part 3.|
|Bob's Redemption Captains All, Book 5.|
|The Convert Deep Waters, Part 5.|
|The Substitute Deep Waters, Part 9.|
|In the Library The Lady of the Barge and Others, Part 6.|
|A Mixed Proposal The Lady of the Barge and Others, Part 9.|
|Three at Table The Lady of the Barge and Others, Part 12.|
By: Alfred Elwes (1819-1888)
The Adventures of a Dog, and a Good Dog Too
This fictional work is written in 1st person by the dog himself. It's a cute story of the adventures in the life of a noble dog who is appropriately named, Job. The canine society in which he lives is an interesting parallel to human society.
By: Edward Phillips Oppenheim (1866-1946)
An Amiable Charlatan
An Englishman is enjoying his dinner at Stephano's, at which he is a regular diner. A man enters quickly, sits at his table, starts eating his food, and hands him a packet underneath the table! So begins Paul Walmsley's acquaintance - and adventures - with American adventurer Joseph H. Parker and his lovely daughter, Eve. (Intro by TriciaG)Note that there is an alternate reading of section 8. Both are excellent renditions, so enjoy either or both of them.
By: Thornton W. Burgess (1874-1965)
The Adventures of Mr. Mocker
When an innocent blue jay starts talking in his sleep, it’s up to him to find out what’s going on in this fun, naturalistic, Southern-style children’s story.
By: F. Anstey (1856-1934)
Set in Victorian times, the novel concerns business man Paul Bultitude and his son Dick. Dick is about to leave home for a boarding school which is ruled by the cane wielding headmaster Dr. Grimstone. Bultitude, seeing his son's fear of going to the school, foolishly says that schooldays are the best years of a boy's life, and how he wished that he was the one so doing. At this point, thanks to a handy magic stone brought by an uncle from India which grants the possessor one wish, they are now on even terms...
By: Anstey, F. (1856-1934)
The Black Poodle and Other Tales
This is a collection of ten humorous short stories
By: F. Anstey (1856-1934)
Baboo Jabberjee, B.A.
Another delightful example of an English writer poking fun at his countrymen, or maybe all races' reactions to someone from a diferent background. A series of adventures of a well educated foreigner in London which originally appeared weekly in Punch, sometimes with illustrations, dealing with the difficulties of fully understanding a different culture. The hero's perfect English reminds one of a quote from "My Fair Lady" ..."His English is too good, he said, "that clearly indicates that he is Foreign. Whereas other people are instructed in their native language English people aren't."