“Rökkur” by Anton Chekhov. From Á ég að segja þér sögu (translated short stories by Chekhov, Maugham and others). A very short funny story about a woman who wakes up in the middle of the night and sees a prowler enter the house. Recommended.
I would appreciate if someone who recognises the story from the above description could tell me the English title, because it wasn't given in the translation.
“Lost Face”, by Jack London. From A Treasury of American Horror Stories. A man desperately tries to escape an excruciating death. Recommended.
“Setna and the Magic Book” by Anonymous. From Great Short Stories of the World. An Egyptian tale of magic and mysticism from 1400 B.C.E. Interesting.
“The Listerdale Mystery”, by Agatha Christie. From The Listerdale Mystery. A nice, if tad predictable, little mystery.
“Tryggur Staður” (A Safe Place), by Halldór Laxness. From Sjöstafakverið. A nice little story in the form of a childhood memory by Iceland’s only Nobel Prize winner.