The Sire De Maletroit’s Door by Robert Louis Stevenson
International Short Stories edited by William Patten
|The Sire De Maletroit’s Door (Romance)
by Robert Louis Stevenson.
The Strand Magazine A Deadly Dilemma by Grant Allen
The story is of two young lovers who quarrel for the first time on a walk near the Warwick to London Railway line, and the unexpected events that follow their parting.
When Kate Burley came to think it over afterward in her own room by herself, she couldn’t imagine what had made her silly enough to quarrel that evening with George Weston. She could only say, in a penitent mood, it was always the way like that with lovers. Till once they’ve quarrelled a good round quarrel and afterwards solemnly kissed and made it all up again, things never stand on a really firm and settled basis between them. It’s a move in the game…
|The Strand Magazine A Deadly Dilemma (Romance)
by Grant Allen
The Strand Magazine The Mirror by Léo Lespès
The story is based on a series of eight letters written by a young woman to her friend whom she tells of her life as a blind woman protected from the world by her parents and how she meets and falls in love with a sighted man whom she marries and her reaction to not being able to see her child.
Dear Kate, you wish me to write to you, me, a poor blind creature whose hand moves faltering in the darkness? Are you not afraid of the sadness of my letters, written as they are in gloom? Have you no fear of the sombre thoughts which must beset the blind?
|The Strand Magazine The Mirror (Romance)
by Léo Lespès