The Lagoon

”‘She breathes,’ said Arsat in a low voice, anticipating the expected question. ‘She breathes and burns as if with a great fire. She speaks not; she hears not - and burns!’”

The Owl Creek Bridge

“A man stood upon a railroad bridge in Northern Alabama looking down into the swift water twenty feet below. The man’s hands were behind his back the wrists bound with a cord. A rope closely encircled his neck.”

The Heathen

“I met him first in a hurricane. And though we had been through the hurricane on the same schooner, it was not until the schooner had gone to pieces under us that I first laid eyes on him.”


“This is the story of the great war that Rikki-Tikki-Tavi fought single-handed, through the bath-rooms of the big bungalow in Segowlee cantonment.”