This is one of the short stories written by the classic writer Sir Walter Scott. This story is about an old man who talks about his memories regarding his family and what he was like. He relates his stories to his Aunt and how she played an important role in their family life. Here you will read about the Aunt relaying stories also about a ghost that she heard from her years back. This short story is very good and teaches lesson about an unworthy husband who often gets into trouble. The style in this book is like the characters are found out in a sort of magic mirror. The excerpt says, “The busy scene of her various cares is now over. Of the invalids and the robust, the kind and the rough, the peevish and pleased children, who thronged her little parlour from morning to night, not one now remains alive but myself, who, afflicted by early infirmity, was one of the most delicate of her nurslings, yet, nevertheless, have outlived them all.”
Another short story written by Leo Tolstoy is the Master and Man which revolves around the story of a peasant and his master. It tells the story of how Nikita, the peasant suffered from hypothermia. It also tells the moral revelation from the master who has left his peasant to die but later went back to save the life of his peasant by lying on top of him to keep him warm. The master, Vasili dies of cold as he saved his peasant’s life.
This is a short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne, who is famous for “This is a short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne, who is famous for “The Scarlet Letter.” This story was published in the collection titled “The Snow Image and Other Twice Told Tales.” The tales were a two-volume collection, and the first where Hawthorne attached his real name to the works. His writings are considered part of the Romanticism genre, which is characterized by personal freedom from social institutions.