Short Stories

Story Name Author Story Level(s)
The 13-Carat Diamond Khin Mya Intermediate
2BR02Br Kurt Vonnegut Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate
The Ant and the Grasshopper W. Somerset Maugham Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate
At Dead Dingo Henry Lawson Intermediate
The Bet Anton Chekhov Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate
The Book of Sand Jorge Luis Borges Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate
The Butler Roald Dahl Intermediate
Can-Can Arturo Vivante Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate
Cat in the Rain Ernest Hemingway Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate
The Celebrated Jumping Frog Mark Twain Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate
The Chosen Vessel Barbara Baynton Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate
Christmas Day in the Morning Pearl S. Buck Pre-Intermediate, Elementary
A Clean Well-Lighted Place Ernest Hemingway Intermediate
The (Diamond) Necklace Guy de Maupassant Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate
The Doll’s House Katherine Mansfield Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate
The Drover’s Wife Henry Lawson Intermediate
The End of Something Ernest Hemingway Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate
Farewell to a Ghost Manoj Das Intermediate
The Ghost upon the Rail John Lang Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate
Gift of the Magi O. Henry Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate
A Good Man is Hard to Find Flannery O’Connor Intermediate
The Green Door O. Henry Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate
Guests of the Nation Frank O’Connor Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate
Haircut Ring Lardner Intermediate
A Hanging George Orwell Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate
Harrison Bergeron Kurt Vonnegut Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate
Hills Like White Elephants Ernest Hemingway Intermediate
How Much Land Does a Man Need Leo Tolstoy Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate
In The Withaak’s Shade Herman Bosman Intermediate
Indian Camp Ernest Hemingway Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate
The Interlopers Saki (H.H. Munro) Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate
The Killers Ernest Hemingway Intermediate
Lamb to the Slaughter Roald Dahl Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate
Last Day at School Giovanni Mosca Intermediate
The Last Leaf O. Henry Intermediate
Last Night James Salter Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate
The Last Night of the World Ray Bradbury Pre-Intermediate
The Law of Life Jack London Intermediate
The Loaded Dog Henry Lawson Intermediate
The Looking Glass Anton Chekhov Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate
The Lottery Shirley Jackson Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate
Man From The South Roald Dahl Intermediate
Misery (The Lament) Anton Chekhov Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate
The Monkey’s Paw W. W. Jacobs Intermediate
The Moonlit Road Ambrose Bierce Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate
Mr Know All W. Somerset Maugham Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate
A Municipal Report O. Henry Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate
Old Aeson Arthur Quiller-Couch Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate
The Open Window Saki (H.H. Munro) Intermediate
The Pale Man Julius Long Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate
Parker’s Back Flannery O’Connor Intermediate
The Philanthropist’s Christmas J. W. Linn Intermediate
The Return Fernando Sorrentino Intermediate
The Rocking-Horse Winner D. H. Lawrence Intermediate
A Rose for Emily William Faulkner Intermediate
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty James Thurber Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate
Shooting an Elephant George Orwell Intermediate
A Sound of Thunder Ray Bradbury Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate
The Story of an Hour Kate Chopin Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate
That Evening Sun (Go Down) William Faulkner Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate
There is a Reaper Charles de Vet Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate
Thong Proi Kukrit Pramoj Intermediate
Three Elephant Power A. B. Paterson Intermediate
The Three Questions Leo Tolstoy Pre-Intermediate
Toy Shop Harry Harrison Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate
Unto Dust Herman Bosman Intermediate
The Veldt Ray Bradbury Intermediate
A Vendetta Guy de Maupassant Intermediate
The Verger W. Somerset Maugham Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate
“The War of the Worlds” Radio Play Howard Koch Intermediate
The Way Up to Heaven Roald Dahl Intermediate
Yellow Moepels Herman Bosman Intermediate

Folktales

Story Name Collector Story Level(s)
The Ass, the Table and the Stick Joseph Jacobs Elementary
Brother and Sister Brothers Grimm Pre-Intermediate
Cap O’ Rushes Joseph Jacobs Elementary
Cat and Mouse in Partnership Brothers Grimm Elementary
Diamond Cuts Diamond (Indian Folktale) Andrew Lang Pre-Intermediate, Elementary
Diamond Cuts Diamond (Thai Folktale) Anon Pre-Intermediate, Elementary
Donkey Skin Charles Perrault Pre-Intermediate, Elementary
Fairy Ointment Joseph Jacobs Elementary
The False Prince and True Andrew Lang Pre-Intermediate
The Fish and the Ring Joseph Jacobs Pre-Intermediate
A Fish Story Andrew Lang Pre-Intermediate, Elementary
The Frog Andrew Lang Pre-Intermediate
The Golden Nugget Anon Pre-Intermediate
The Heart of a Monkey Andrew Lang Pre-Intermediate, Elementary
How Suan Became Rich Dean S. Fansler Elementary
Hudden and Dudden and Donald O’Neary Joseph Jacobs Pre-Intermediate
Kate Crackernuts Joseph Jacobs Elementary
Lazy Jack Joseph Jacobs Elementary
The Legend of Nai Raeng Anon Pre-Intermediate
Little Red Riding Hood Charles Perrault Elementary
The Master Thief Andrew Lang Pre-Intermediate
Mr Miacca Joseph Jacobs Elementary, Beginner
Molly Whuppie Joseph Jacobs Elementary
The Shifty Lad Andrew Lang Elementary
The Stone Cutter Andrew Lang Elementary
Sweet Porridge Brothers Grimm Beginner
Tam and Cam (Vietnamese Cinderella Story) Anon Pre-Intermediate
The Three Sillies Joseph Jacobs Pre-Intermediate
The Three Wonderful Beggars Andrew Lang Pre-Intermediate
Toads and Diamonds Charles Perrault Elementary
Tom Tit Tot Joseph Jacobs Elementary
The Town Musicians of Bremen Brothers Grimm Pre-Intermediate
The Twelve Months Josef Baudis Pre-Intermediate
The Two Frogs Andrew Lang Elementary
The Voice of Death Andrew Lang Elementary
What the Old Man Does is Always Right H. C. Andersen Pre-Intermediate
Wise Folks Brothers Grimm Pre-Intermediate

Children’s Stories

Story Name Author Story Level(s)
The Best Thing for a King Anon Beginner
The Blind Men and the Elephant James Baldwin Elementary
Christmas Every Day W. D. Howells Pre-Intermediate
Do What You Can Carolyn Bailey Beginner
Edward and Charles Elizabeth Semple Beginner
The Fir Tree H. C. Andersen Pre-Intermediate
Frederick’s Holidays Elizabeth Semple Elementary
George the Giant Anon Elementary
The Giving Tree Shel Silverstein Beginner
The Golden Goose L Leslie Brooke Pre-Intermediate
Hamlet William Shakespeare Pre-Intermediate
The House with Golden Windows Laura E. Richards Elementary
In the Great Walled Country R. M. Alden Pre-Intermediate
The Little Match Seller H. C.Andersen Pre-Intermediate
The Magic Ring Dinah Craik Pre-Intermediate
The Magic Sweet Shop Enid Blyton Pre-Intermediate, Elementary
The Merchant of Venice William Shakespeare Pre-Intermediate
A Midsummer Night’s Dream William Shakespeare Pre-Intermediate
The Nightingale H.C. Anderson Pre-Intermediate
The Pig That Went to Market Enid Blyton Pre-Intermediate, Elementary
The Pixie in the Pond Enid Blyton Elementary
The Selfish Giant Oscar Wilde Pre-Intermediate