British Short Stories Archive

The Looking Glass

By J.D. BERESFORD (From The Cornhill Magazine) 1921, 1922 This was the first communication that had come from her aunt in Rachel’s lifetime. “I think your aunt has forgiven me, at last,” her father said as he passed the letter across the table. Rachel …

Where was Wych Street?

By STACY AUMONIER (From The Strand Magazine and The Saturday Evening Post) 1921, 1922 In the public bar of the Wagtail, in Wapping, four men and a woman were drinking beer and discussing diseases. It was not a pretty subject, and the company was certainly not …