Edgar Allan Poe Shortstories Part XII

Hi all!

I’m back with the next part of the Poe series and this time I’ll be presenting 6 stories again, just to go through them more quickly. There aren’t much left, so there will probably be about two more parts to the series, besides this one. So, let’s get to them 🙂

As usual, the titles are links to where you can read them online.

A Tale of Jerusalem

This story is kind of funny I guess, but I didn’t really like it, because not much happens.

It’s about three Jewish people, who want to buy a lamb from the Romans to be sacrificed, but the Romans play a dirty trick on them. The story is not that bad, and really short, so you can give it a look if you’d like 🙂

The Sphinx

This story is also really short, but I really liked it.

It presents the narrator, who spends time with his relative in a cottage on the banks of the Hudson. Every day they hear bad news about acquaintances dying because of the cholera, and this causes the narrator to be very edgy. This becomes worse when he sees a monster his relative can’t see, and thinks it is an omen predicting his death.

The end is pretty funny, because of the unexpected twist 🙂

Why the Little Frenchman Wears His Hand In A Sling

This story is a bit more challenging than the rest, because it is written (on purpose of course) in the worst spelling possible 😛

The story itself is about the narrator and a Frenchman who both court the same lady, and for a funny reason, both think they have success over the other. As the truth is revealed, we find the answer to the question in the title 🙂


This story was an interesting one, but a bit longer than usual.

It’s about a man named Pierre Bon-Bon, who the narrator says is a genius and a philosopher. One stormy night he has an unusual visitor, who is none other than the Devil himself. They have a quite peculiar conversation, and the story has an unexpected end 🙂

Three Sundays In A Week

This story is another interesting one that I liked.

It’s about the narrator, who wishes to marry his cousin, but his uncle says that he can marry her only when three Sundays will occur in one week. And the narrator, along with his betrothed and some friends do the condition justice.  Read it to find out how 🙂

The Devil in the Belfry

This is an interesting little story about a little town named Vondervotteimittiss.

The town, along with its citizens, is pretty strange, and the people stick to really weird rules. But one day, a stranger arrives in town, who, in a matter of seconds, turns the whole town upside down 🙂

It’s a really amusing story and I would recommend it 🙂

I guess that’s all for today. See you next time with Part XIII of the series 🙂

Until then, have a nice day and a nice read 🙂


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