Short stories 106-110

“Phineus and the Harpies” by Appolonius of Rhodes. From Great Short Stories of the World. Originally from The Argonautica, based on an older myth. One of the better known Greek myths, fleshed out with embellishments.

The Willows” by Algernon Blackwood. From The Midnight Reader. A brilliantly eerie and atmospheric tale from a true master of the strange story. Recommended.

The Gray Champion” by Nathaniel Hawthorne. From Nathaniel Hawthorne‘s Tales. A melodramatic American version of the “sleeping champion” myth.

“The Pietro Andromache” by Sara Paretsky . From Windy City Blues. An engaging if not very mysterious mystery.

“Rumpole and the Fascist Beast” by John Mortimer. From The Trials of Rumpole . Humorous as always, but not one of his best.


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