There is no Frigate like a Book - Emily Dickinson



The time wasted on the bus or tram could be spent in lands and worlds far away!
Let the tram transport your body, let literature transport your mind!


Welcome to EnglishCaddy's Literature to go!

Print and go!

Here you'll find short written works by the great authors of the English language, easy enough to print, small enough for you take with you where ever you go and convenient to read where ever you are. 

Cheap and easy to print, this literary works are yours for the keeping.  Read them on the bus, on the train, on the metro; on the tram, at lunch and even in the CRL.  

Do you have an ipad or iphone or a balladeur?  Then download the audio file that accompanies the text.  Great for total immersion!

  1. To open the text or audio file in your browser, simply click on the name.
  2. To download, right click on the text then choose "save target as" (enregistrer la cible du lien sous...)
Note:  text files are in .pdf format

audio files are .mp3

 Many more to come!

Short Stories - Texts



Notes on Files

To obtain a PDF version of the story, simply click on the title.  This will allow you to save, print or read a creative commons copy of the story or text.

Notes on epub versions:  The epub format is designed for use with eReaders or eBook readers such as the Kobo, and Cybook eReaders.  Simply 'right click' on the link, then choose 'save file as' or 'engistrer sous'.  Then simply copy the file to your eReader and enjoy.

Notes on audio files:  Simply click on 'audio' to hear the book in streaming, or 'right click' on audio to save the mp3 file to your computer or mp3 player.

American Short Stories for Engish Learners

Here is a great collection of American short stories with text and audio.  Each story is adapted from the original for students learning English.  Give it a try!

Click here to go to the collection.