[Literature] The Gift Of The Magi by O. Henry

A holiday classic by American author O. Henry, courtesy of Project Gutenberg: One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it was in pennies. Pennies saved one and two at a time by bulldozing the grocer and the vegetable man and the butcher until one’s cheeks burned with the silent imputation of parsimony that such […]

[Literature] P’u Sung-Ling – The Clay Image

A sample from the proto-horror/Surrealist/ghost story writer, China’s P’u Sung-Ling: On the river I there lived a man named Ma, who married a wife from the Wang family, with whom he was very happy in his domestic life. Ma, however, died young; and his wife’s parents were unwilling that their daughter should remain a widow, […]