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Tell me a story : an anthology

Author: Charles Laughton
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, 1957.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Laughton is a master storyteller, and here he has compiled the stories he has read aloud with greatest success-- sixty tales from Biblical passages and Aesop fables, to Kipling and Thurber.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Laughton, Charles, 1899-1962.
Tell me a story.
New York : McGraw-Hill, 1957
(OCoLC)755122990
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Laughton
OCLC Number: 529145
Description: 392 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The story teller / Saki --
Haunting stories --
The foghorn / Ray Bradbury --
Oshidori / Lafcadio Hearn --
The nightingale / Hans Christian Andersen --
Tales of haunting --
The inexperienced ghost / H.G. Wells --
Mujina / Lafcadio Hearn --
Story paintings --
Moonlight / Guy de Maupassant --
The standard of living / Dorothy Parker --
The coming of Pan / James Stephens --
Fairy gifts / Comte de Caylus --
The shepherd's daughter / William Saroyan --
Noah / The book of Genesis --
A worn path / Eudora Welty --
Daydreams --
The secret life of Walter Mitty / James Thurber --
The barber's tale of his fifth brother / The Arabian nights --
Rendezvous with M--
M--
/ Casanova --
Alone / Thomas Wolfe --
Stories from the magazines --
Tact / Thomas Beer --
The tremendous adventures of Major Brown / G.K. Chesterton --
Talking horse stories and other fables --
The little girl and the wolf --
The bear who let it alone / James Thurber --
The widow and the hen --
The house-dog and the wolf / Aesop --
The sea and the shore / James Thurber --
The two pots --
The miller, his son, and the donkey / Aesop --
The peacelike mongoose --
The fable of the wise piker who had the kind of talk that went / George Ade --
The daws on the dial / James Thurber --
The shirt collar / Hans Christian Andersen --
Fable IX / William Saroyan --
Stories from behind the windowshades --
The strength of God --
The teacher / Sherwood Anderson --
The bedquilt / Dorothy Canfield Fisher --
The paper route / Thomas Wolfe --
The flight of Betsey Lane / Sarah Orne Jewett --
Two science-fiction stories --
The fox and the forest / Ray Bradbury --
The new accelerator / H.G. Wells --
Tales of derring-do --
David and Goliath / The First book of Samuel --
The Sunday zeppelin / William Saroyan --
The sword in the stone / Sir Thomas Malory --
Tales of folly --
The search for the right house and how Mrs. Jump had her annual attack / George Ade --
The truth about Pyecraft / H.G. Wells --
The happy family / Hans Christian Andersen --
Tall stories --
The ruined man who became rich again through a dream / The Arabian nights --
The celebrated sassage factory / Charles Dickens --
Big trees / Walter Fry and J.R. White --
Life with a capital "L" --
Dusky Ruth / A.E. Coppard --
David and Bathsheba / The Second book of Samuel --
Just like little dogs / Dylan Thomas --
Stained glass and stone --
The little flowers of St. Francis / St. Francis --
The divided horsecloth / Medieval French --
After-dinner stories --
Sun and shadow / Ray Bradbury --
Rose / Guy de Maupassant --
In the beginning --
The elephant's child / Rudyard Kipling --
The Garden of Eden / The book of Genesis --
Stories of belief --
The fiery furnace / The book of Daniel --
The three hermits / Leo Tolstoy --
the pool of Siloam / The Gospel according to St. John --
Endpiece --
Burning in the night / Thomas Wolfe.
Responsibility: Charles Laughton.

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Laughton is a master storyteller, and here he has compiled the stories he has read aloud with greatest success-- sixty tales from Biblical passages and Aesop fables, to Kipling and Thurber.

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