SHORT STORIES

In this section, you will find the amazing short stories that own the power to change your behaviour in a positive direction.

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens This story takes place in London, England. The time is winter and it starts the day before Christmas, also known as Christmas Eve. The settings of the book include Scrooge’s Counting House, Scrooge’s Home, Bob Cratchit’s home, assorted places throughout Scrooges childhood like the schoolhouse and the Fizziwig’s place …

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Edgar Allen Poe – The Murders in the Rue Morgue

Edgar Allen Poe – The Murders in the Rue Morgue Background to the story The Murders in the Rue Morgue is sometimes described as the first detective story, and the storey itself is unlike the horror stories with which Edgar Allan Poe is usually associated, apart from the horror of the actual murders. Clearly, Auguste …

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That Pagli – Summary and Model Question Answers

About the Story “That Pagli” provides a peep into the village life and its ways more particularly the status of the domestic cow that became a centre of attraction and concern for everyone. Pagli was the tamed but naughty cow in the narrator’s family. It liked to graze liberally in open fields and was particularly …

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The Postmaster- Summary and Questions and Answers

About the Story “The Postmaster” gives a very touching account of the loneliness of a city-bred man who was appointed as a postmaster in a remote and lonely village. He felt like a fish out of water. Gradually, he developed an affectionate relationship with his maid Ratan. He would often talk about his family life …

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The Inventor Who Kept His Promise – Summary, Theme and Questions

THE INVENTOR WHO KEPT HIS PROMISE Thomas Alva Edison is one of the greatest scientists the world has ever produced. He was born in 1847 in Milan, USA, and is regarded as the man of many inventions. Whenever you turn on the lights in your home, or turn on a record player, you remember the …

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Am I Blue – Summary and Questions and Answers

Am I Blue About the Story: “Am I Blue” deals with a horse – Blue, who used to live a dreary and weary life in five beautiful but fenced acres. The narrator started feeding Blue apples which the horse would relish. After some time, Brown, a mare, was also brought there. Blue felt excited and …

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Under the Banyan Tree – Summary and Model Question Answers

About the Story “Under the Banyan Tree” is a very interesting story that deals with life in a small Indian village. The writer brings out sharply before us the poverty and drabness of rural life but also puts before us the human qualities of simplicity, trust and affection which this life fosters. The central character …

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The Big Silver Rupee Questions and Answers

The Big Silver Rupee A) Answer these questions: Q. 1.What did Gangadhar’s father give him? Why was he surprised? Ans. Gangadhar’s father gave him a big silver coin. He was surprised because in those days parents didn’t believe in spoiling their children by giving them money. Q. 2. How did we know that Gangadhar’s father …

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The Last Lesson by Alphonse Daudet Summary, Explanation and Questions Answers

The Last Lesson by Alphonse Daudet was written in the days of the Franco – Prussian War in which France was defeated by Prussia led by Bismark. The French district of Alsace and Lorraine passed into Prussian hands. It showcases the fact that the oppressor wants not only territory but also dominates over the language and culture of a particular country thus, taking away even the identity of the subjugated people.

A Handful of Dates By Tayeb Salih: Summary, Theme, Characterisation and Title

The short story was published, originally in Arabic in 1964, in a collection of stories “The Wedding of Zein.” The action of this story, as with many of the stories written by Tayeb Salih, occurs in the fictional setting of the village of Wad Hamid, which is in Central Sudan. Though the story is quite brief, it exhibits a lot of themes of interest and applicability to people of all cultures and ideologies.

Coin Driver by Cyprian Ekwensi : Summary and Questions 2

Coin Driver by Cyprian Ekwensi : Summary and Questions

Summary of Coin by Cyprian Ekwensi Q. How does Cyprian Ekwensi describe the theme of love and jealousy in the story the coin diver? “Coin Driver” is a beautiful love story by a famous Nigerian writer Cyprian Ekwensi. It is about a poor coin driver and his name is Charlie. On the Atlantic shore of …

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