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Short Stories – Old Man at the Bridge

Level: Grade 9    Genre:    

A soldier (who is also the narrator) sees an old man resting on the side of a road near a pontoon bridge. Other civilians are crossing this bridge, but the old man is too tired to proceed any further. The soldier tries to encourage the old man to move a little farther along, for he knows the bridge is likely to be bombed. The old man, however, is simply too exhausted to proceed. Read what happens in this story by Ernest Hemingway ahead.
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Short Stories – Rip Van Winkle

Level: Grade 9    Genre:    

Rip Van Winkle is an amiable person who enjoys solitary activities in the wilderness, but is also loved by all in town—especially the children to whom he tells stories and gives toys. However, a tendency to avoid all gainful labor, for which his nagging wife (Dame Van Winkle) chastises him, allows his home and farm to fall into disarray due to his lazy neglect. This is the incredible story of Rip Van Winkle’s life by Washington Irving.
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Short Stories – The Model Millionaire

Level: Grade 9    Genre:    

This is the story of Hugue Erskine, a poor man and his love, Laura Merton. Laura Merton is the daughter of a retired Colonel, and he demands that Hugue earn ten thousand pounds before any announcement of marriage. Poor Hugue! Will he be able to accumulate such a handsome amount? Read this interesting story, The Model Millionaire by Oscar Wilde and find out.
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