Русалочка/The Little Mermaid

Far out in the ocean, where the water is as blue as the prettiest cornflower, and as clear as crystal, it is very, very deep; so deep, indeed, that no cable could fathom it: many church steeples, piled one upon another, would not reach from the ground beneath to the surface of the water above. There dwell the Sea King and his subjects. Читать далее «Русалочка/The Little Mermaid»

Младенцы в джунглях/Babes in the Jungle by O.Henry

Эта забавная история о двух жуликах, написанная американским писателем О.Генри, непременно заставит Вас улыбнуться.


Montague Silver, the finest street man and art grafter in the West, says to me once in Little Rock:  “If you ever lose your mind, Billy, and get too old to do honest swindling among grown men, go to New York.  Читать далее «Младенцы в джунглях/Babes in the Jungle by O.Henry»

Кентервильское привидение/The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde



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When Mr. Hiram B. Otis, the American Minister, bought Canterville Chase, every one told him he was doing a very foolish thing, as there was no doubt at all that the place was haunted. Indeed, Lord Canterville himself, who was a man of the most punctilious honour, had felt it his duty to mention the fact to Mr. Otis when they came to discuss terms.

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