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It was made into the movie 36 Hours in The story recounts the tale of the tragic drunkard Emelyan Ilyitch. Jacobs first published in England in In the story, three wishes are granted to the owner of the monkey's paw, but the wishes come with an enormous price for interfering with fate. The lottery ticket by Anton Chekhov by Anton Checkhov. The Girls in their Summer dresses by Irwin Shaw. A Ghost Story by Mark Twain. Yermolai and the Miller's Wife by Ivan Turgenev. The Happy Prince In a town where a lot of poor people suffer, a swallow who was left behind after his flock flew off to Egypt for the winter meets the statue of the late "Happy Prince", who in reality has never experienced true happiness.

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Viewing various scenes of It tells the story of a man named Winzy who becomes immortal which, at first glance appears to work in his favour promising him eternal tranquility. However, it soon becomes a Captain Murderer The story is a horror and has gory parts in it. This Captain murderer has a sick and twisted mind that loves to marry innocent women and killing them to put in a pie. Shooting an Elephant. Christmas every day Who wouldn't want it to be Christmas every day of the year? In this classic story by W. Howells, a little girl gets her wish, and soon finds out what too much of a good thing really is.

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