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humorous short stories, Language Skills Abroad
Go get them, Alice!
That’s a lady who knows how to make a bet!

humorous short stories, Language Skills Abroad
My 6th grade teacher has pretty much gotten over it but my computer studies teacher refuses to make eye contact with me.
42. That one time I got lost: So about a year ago, I was in Phys. Ed class, and we went around the neighborhood for a jog at the beginning of each class. I hadn’t done it before because of medical reasons, but the teacher evidently forgot about it. I’m incredibly bad with directions and easily distracted, so I lost sight of the rest of the group and went completely the wrong way. I ended up being lost for TWO AND A HALF HOURS. the best part is that I single handedly changed my school’s Phys. Ed policy.

humorous short stories, Language Skills Abroad
This is our Mark Twain humorous short stories on-line page. We offer you a special selection of his stories that you may not be familiar with.
(A note: We have lightly edited some of the following works. Our intent is to clarify now-unfamiliar subjects and to update outdated language.)

humorous short stories, Language Skills Abroad
I have always preferred the story over the one-liner; not only are they funnier
but they last longer. For a salesman that is important. I have won over many
customers with my story-telling skills, but in fact you probably don’t care.
But you’re here, so that means you care about winning over some “customers”
of your own, so on wit’ da show!
Most of these stories are rated PG. A few are rated R because of limited profanity
or adult topics, and a few are of questionable taste. Feel free to change a word
here and there; as I mentioned above, always tailor them to your audience.

humorous short stories, Language Skills Abroad
The man replies, “Yeah, and I bet that liar said I was speeding too!”
When the grieving old preacher’s wife checked her emails, she read the one from the holiday maker, let out an awful, loud, piercing scream, and fainted on the floor.

The narrator goes to the bank to open an account. He’s uncomfortable and awkward.
You Were Perfectly Fine | Dorothy Parker

humorous short stories, Language Skills Abroad
My dog, Shadow, is smart as a whip, but she sheds like crazy.
My niece made some food for another family at church. She prayed over it, asking the kids if they’d like to add anything. Her 3-year-old daughter, Boston, said, “Thank you,…

humorous short stories, Language Skills Abroad
The next day, the hare and the tortoise were all set to begin the race.“On your mark, get ready, and GO!” The monkey of the jungle said, waving a white flag.
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Edited by ALEXANDER JESSUP, Editor of “Representative American Short Stories,” “The Book of the Short Story,” the “Little French Masterpieces” Series, etc.
This volume does not aim to contain all “the best American humorous short stories”; there are many other stories equally as good, I suppose, in much the same vein, scattered through the range of American literature. I have tried to keep a certain unity of aim and impression in selecting these stories. In the first place I determined that the pieces of brief fiction which I included must first of all be not merely good stories, but good short stories. I put myself in the position of one who was about to select the best short stories in the whole range of American literature,[1] but who, just before he started to do this, was notified that he must refrain from selecting any of the best American short stories that did not contain the element of humor to a marked degree. But I have kept in mind the wide boundaries of the term humor, and also the fact that the humorous standard should be kept second—although a close second—to the short story standard.

The Best American Humorous Short Stories is a collection of 19th-century and early 20th-century stories written by the likes of Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, George William Curtis, Bret Harte or O. Henry. These stories aren’t humorous in the sense of our modern understanding, they present a different kind of humor like jokes about men who don’t wear hats and ridiculous notions about the African-Americans and about women.
This Collection Includes:
INTRODUCTION Alexander Jessup
THE LITTLE FRENCHMAN AND HIS WATER LOTS (1839) George Pope Morris
THE ANGEL OF THE ODD (1844) Edgar Allan Poe
THE SCHOOLMASTER’S PROGRESS (1844) Caroline M.S. Kirkland
THE WATKINSON EVENING (1846) Eliza Leslie
TITBOTTOM’S SPECTACLES (1854) George William Curtis
MY DOUBLE; AND HOW HE UNDID ME (1859) Edward Everett Hale
A VISIT TO THE ASYLUM FOR AGED AND DECAYED PUNSTERS (1861) Oliver Wendell Holmes
THE CELEBRATED JUMPING FROG OF CALAVERAS COUNTY (1865) Mark Twain
ELDER BROWN’S BACKSLIDE (1885) Harry Stillwell Edwards
THE HOTEL EXPERIENCE OF MR. PINK FLUKER (1886) Richard Malcolm Johnston
THE NICE PEOPLE (1890) Henry Cuyler Bunner
THE BULLER-PODINGTON COMPACT (1897) Frank Richard Stockton
COLONEL STARBOTTLE FOR THE PLAINTIFF (1901) Bret Harte
THE DUPLICITY OF HARGRAVES (1902) O. Henry
BARGAIN DAY AT TUTT HOUSE (1905) George Randolph Chester
A CALL (1906) Grace MacGowan Cooke
HOW THE WIDOW WON THE DEACON (1911) William James Lampton
GIDEON (1914) Wells Hastings
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