Classic Short Stories

Some of our favorite public domain short stories…

The Outcasts of Poker Flat by Bret Harte: A group banished for various reasons from the nearby town of Poker Flat runs into bad luck in the mountains of California.

Thank You, Ma’am by Langston Hughes: Young Roger picked the wrong woman to try to rob in Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones ― or did he?

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving: Superstitious schoolmaster Ichabod Crane must outrun the Headless Horseman to reach the bridge…and safety.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter: But Peter, who was very naughty, ran straight away to Mr. McGregor’s garden, and squeezed under the gate!