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  • selfish giant

    Recursos Educativos en Inglés - Stories in English

    Cuentos clásicos en Inglés

    The Selfish Giant - Oscar Wilde - El gigante egoísta

    Every afternoon, as they were coming from school, the children used to go and play in the Giant's garden.

         It was a large lovely garden, with soft green grass. Here and there over the grass stood beautiful flowers like stars, and there were twelve peach-trees that in the spring-time broke out into delicate blossoms of pink and pearl, and in the autumn bore rich fruit. The birds sat on the trees and sang so sweetly that the children used to stop their games in order to listen to them. 'How happy we are here!' they cried to each other.

         One day the Giant came back. He had been to visit his friend the Cornish ogre, and had stayed with him for seven years. After the seven years were over he had said all that he had to say, for his conversation was limited, and he determined to return to his own castle. When he arrived he saw the children playing in the garden.

  • A Baby Tramp

  • A Case of Identity

    Recursos Educativos en Inglés - Stories in English

    Cuentos clásicos en Inglés

    A Case of Identity - Arthur Conan Doyle

    "My dear fellow," said Sherlock Holmes, as we sat on either side of the fire in his lodgings at Baker Street, "life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man can invent. We would not dare to conceive the things which are really mere commonplaces of existence. If we could fly out of that window hand in hand, hover over this great city, gently remove the roofs, and peep in at the queer things which are going on, the strange coincidences, the plannings, the cross-purposes, the wonderful chains of events, working through generations, and leading to the most outre results, it would make all fiction, with its conventionalities and foreseen conclusions, most stale and unprofitable."

  • A Christmas Carol - Christmas Stories - Cuentos de Navidad

    Recursos Educativos en Inglés - Christmas Stories

    Cuentos de Navidad en Inglés

    A Christmas Carol - Christmas Stories - Cuentos de Navidad

    Marley was dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it. And Scrooge's name was good upon 'Change, for anything he chose to put his hand to.

       Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail.

       Mind! I don't mean to say that I know, of my own knowledge, what there is particularly dead about a door-nail. I might have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of ironmongery in the trade. But the wisdom of our ancestors is in the simile; and my unhallowed hands shall not disturb it, or the Country's done for. You will therefore permit me to repeat, emphatically, that Marley was as dead as a door-nail.

  • A Diagnosis of Death

    Recursos Educativos en Inglés - Stories in English

    Cuentos clásicos en inglés de miedo, suspense, halloween

    A Diagnosis of Death - Ambrose Bierce - Horror

    'I am not so superstitious as some of your physicians - men of science, as you are pleased to be called,' said Hawver, replying to an accusation that had not been made. 'Some of you - only a few, I confess - believe in the immortality of the soul, and in apparitions which you have not the honesty to call ghosts. I go no further than a conviction that the living are sometimes seen where they are not, but have been - where they have lived so long, perhaps so intensely, as to have left their impress on everything about them. I know, indeed, that one's environment may be so affected by one's personality as to yield, long afterward, an image of one's self to the eyes of another. Doubtless the impressing personality has to be the right kind of personality as the perceiving eyes have to be the right kind of eyes - mine, for example.'

    'Yes, the right kind of eyes, conveying sensations to the wrong kind of brains,' said Dr. Frayley, smiling.

  • a ghost

    Recursos Educativos en Inglés - Stories in English

    Cuentos clásicos en inglés de miedo, suspense, halloween

    A Ghost - Guy de Maupassant - Horror

    We were speaking of sequestration, alluding to a recent lawsuit. It was at the close of a friendly evening in a very old mansion in the Rue de Grenelle, and each of the guests had a story to tell, which he assured us was true.

    Then the old Marquis de la Tour-Samuel, eighty-two years of age, rose and came forward to lean on the mantelpiece. He told the following story in his slightly quavering voice.

    "I, also, have witnessed a strange thing — so strange that it has been the nightmare of my life. It happened fifty-six years ago, and yet there is not a month when I do not see it again in my dreams. From that day I have borne a mark, a stamp of fear, — do you understand?

  • A Horseman in the Sky

  • A Howling Halloween - Halloween Stories

    Recursos Educativos en Inglés - Stories in English

    Cuentos en Inglés para Halloween

    A howling Halloween

    It was a dark, rainy night at eight o’clock on the thirty-first of October. Andy and his friend Paul were walking home together as usual. But this night was different. It was Halloween. As they were walking along a large, black cat jumped out in front of them and ran off into the night. They looked up into the sky and saw a light shining. It glowed red, then blue then green and gold. “What was it?” they wondered.

  • A Jug Of Syrup

  • A Kidnapped Santa Claus

    Recursos Educativos en Inglés - Stories in English

    Cuentos clásicos en Inglés

    A Kidnapped Santa Claus - L. Frank Baum - Cuentos de Navidad en inglés

    Santa Claus lives in the Laughing Valley, where stands the big, rambling castle in which his toys are manufactured. His workmen, selected from the ryls, knooks, pixies and fairies, live with him, and every one is as busy as can be from one year's end to another.

         It is called the Laughing Valley because everything there is happy and gay. The brook chuckles to itself as it leaps rollicking between its green banks; the wind whistles merrily in the trees; the sunbeams dance lightly over the soft grass, and the violets and wild flowers look smilingly up from their green nests. To laugh one needs to be happy; to be happy one needs to be content. And throughout the Laughing Valley of Santa Claus contentment reigns supreme.

  • A Mother’s Day Poem

    Recursos Educativos en Inglés - Poems in English

    Poesías en inglés día de la madre

    A Mother’s Day Poem by Christina Rossetti - (1839–94)

  • A Naughty Pumpkin's Fate

    Recursos Educativos en Inglés - Poems in English

    Poesías en inglés Acción de Gracias

    A Naughty Pumpkin's Fate

    A queer little pumpkin, a jolly fat fellow,
    Stood close to his mother so rotund and yellow.
    "What a stupid old place! how I long to aspire,"
    Cried he, "I was destined for something much higher."

  • A Pair Of Silk Stockings

  • A Passion in the Desert

  • A Psychological Shipwreck

  • A Resumed Identity

  • A Scandal In Bohemia

  • A Thankful Thanksgiving

    Recursos Educativos en Inglés - Poems in English

    Poesías en inglés Acción de Gracias

    A Thankful Thanksgiving

    The America we witness today has seen much sacrifice
    This sacrifice for many, has meant a total giving of life for liberty
    Do all truly realize what the human cost of freedom is
    All citizens should understand what has kept us whole.

  • Thanksgiving A Thanksgiving Fable

    Recursos Educativos en Inglés - Poems in English

    Poesías en inglés Acción de Gracias

    Thanksgiving A Thanksgiving Fable

    It was a hungry pussy cat,
    upon Thanksgiving morn,
    And she watched a thankful little mouse,
    that ate an ear of corn.

  • A Tough Tussle

    Recursos Educativos en Inglés - Stories in English

    Cuentos clásicos en inglés de miedo, suspense, halloween

    A Tough Tussle - Ambrose Bierce - Horror

    One night in the autumn of 1861 a man sat alone in the heart of a forest in western Virginia. The region was one of the wildest on the continent -- the Cheat Mountain country. There was no lack of people close at hand, however; within a mile of where the man sat was the now silent camp of a whole Federal brigade. Somewhere about -- it might be still nearer -- was a force of the enemy, the numbers unknown. It was this uncertainty as to its numbers and position that accounted for the man's presence in that lonely spot; he was a young officer of a Federal infantry regiment and his business there was to guard his sleeping comrades in the camp against a surprise. He was in command of a detachment of men constituting a picket-guard. These men he had stationed just at nightfall in an irregular line, determined by the nature of the ground, several hundred yards in front of where he now sat. The line ran through the forest, among the rocks and laurel thickets, the men fifteen or twenty paces apart, all in concealment and under injunction of strict silence and unremitting vigilance. In four hours, if nothing occurred, they would be relieved by a fresh detachment from the reserve now resting in care of its captain some distance away to the left and rear. Before stationing his men the young officer of whom we are writing had pointed out to his two sergeants the spot at which he would be found if it should be necessary to consult him, or if his presence at the front line should be required.