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Novels set in 1857 India

A few days ago, I came across one of the books that had troubled me so much when I first read it - over a decade ago. M.M.Kaye’s The Shadow of the Moon. I enjoyed reading the book; at the same time, it left me strangely upset. It tells the…
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A Slander

by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov Serge Kapitonich Ahineev, the writing master, was marrying his daughter to the teacher of history and geography. The wedding festivities were going off most successfully. In the drawing room there was singing,…
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A Dream Within A Dream

by Edgar Allan Poe Take this kiss upon the brow! And, in parting from you now, Thus much let me avow-- You are not wrong, who deem That my days have been a dream; Yet if hope has flown away In a night, or in a day, In a vision, or in none,…
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Create Your Magic Potion

"Hardships make us strong. Problems give birth to wisdom. Sorrow cultivates compassion. Those who have suffered the most will become the happiest” -Daisaku Ikeda This self help book is an effort to understand the role of problems and…
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Poor Old Lady by Anon

Poor old lady, she swallowed a fly. I don’t know why she swallowed a fly. Poor old lady, I think she’ll die. Poor old lady, she swallowed a spider. It squirmed and wriggled and turned inside her. She swallowed the spider to catch the…
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