This is a sentimental fairy tale written by Marion St. John Webb, in which children undertake an adventure in a somewhat magical ship.
Set in days of chivalry, this is a natural and supernatural tale of a princess, prince, and an evil uncle. Goodness prevails in the end.
Another version of Flying Dutchman legend. This one involved the captain's son and his never-ending quest to release his father from the God's punishment. Usual lots of pirates, treasures, adventures, shipwrecks and supernatural. Even a bit of Inquisition thrown in for good measure. But nothing to...
This is a mixture of Conrad's autobiographical observations and his interesting thoughts about sea and seamen. Not much of the story but highly enjoyable.
The Quest of The Great Ruby...and my soul shall lie forever under the curse, engulfed and hidden as deeply as the Great Ruby beneath the shadow of Dead Man's Rock.
Light-minded English gent is travelling to Paris in search of easy romantic and gambling conquests. But he has got himself embroider into much serious and even deadly situation.
Martin Rattler is a very mischievous boy, but he has a heart of gold. This is a delightful for children of all ages.
A man is accused of murdering his father-in-law using an axe. He was motivated by the reluctance of his father-in-law to sell him a neighboring field and he thought that by getting rid of his father-in-law, he would be able to farm as he’d please…
A young and successful merchant sailor returns to Marseille to marry his fiancée. Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, he learns of a great hoard of treasure hidden on the Isle of Monte Cristo and he becomes determined not only to escape but also to unearth the treasure and use it...
well written short story