Saturday Stories
“Rip Van Winkle” by Washington Irving [SS S2E5]

“Rip Van Winkle” by Washington Irving [SS S2E5]

November 28, 2020

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“Miss Brill” by Katherine Mansfield [SS S2E4]

“Miss Brill” by Katherine Mansfield [SS S2E4]

October 31, 2020

In this week's edition of Saturday Stories, we have a story about a woman’s Sunday outing to a park: Miss Brill’s character is revealed through a stream of consciousness narrative.

According to encyclopedia.com, the story draws one of the most succinct and complete character portraits in twentieth central short fiction.

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“Federigo’s Falcon” by Giovanni Boccaccio [SS S2E3]

“Federigo’s Falcon” by Giovanni Boccaccio [SS S2E3]

October 25, 2020

In this episode, we’ll be enjoying Giovanni Boccaccio’s story “Federigo’s Falcon.”

A story about a mother who humbles herself to ask for a gift and the gift-giver who gives up everything for the woman he loves only to find out that he’d sacrificed the very gift she desired.

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1. Dire

2. Enormously

3. Anguish

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"Federigo's Falcon" by Giovanni Boccaccio

“A Piece of Good Luck” by Howard Pyle [SS S2E2]

“A Piece of Good Luck” by Howard Pyle [SS S2E2]

October 17, 2020

In this episode, we’ll be enjoying Howard Pyle’s story “A Piece of Good Luck.”

You’ll meet Jacob Stuck, who through his clever use of luck ends up with everything he ever wanted.

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“Rikki Tikki Tavi” by Rudyard Kipling [SS S2E1]

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