Here in one compact volume are five short stories-all set in Continental Europe-often hard to find on their own from 19th-century British writers, some still well known, some who have slipped into near obscurity:
. "The Bird on Its Journey," by suffragette writer BEATRICE HARRADEN (1864-1936)
. "Koosje: A Study of Dutch Life," by JOHN STRANGE WINTER (1856-1911), the pen name of Henrietta Eliza Vaughan Stannard
. "A Dog of Flanders," by OUIDA (1839-1908), the pen name of Maria Louise Ramé
. "Markheim," by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON (1850-1894), the prolific and still beloved novelist
. "Queen Tita's Wager," by WILLIAM BLACK (1841-1898), the journalist turned novelist.