The Gift of the Magi, The Skylight Room, The Cop and the Anthem, The Ransom of Red Chief, Hearts and Hands.
Grammardog Teacher's Guide contains 16 quizzes for these short stories. All sentences are from the stories. Figurative language includes: "sea of asphalt," "shook him until his freckles rattled," "skyrocket of a kid," "butterfly days," "like a welter-weight cinnamon bear." Alliteration includes: "Mr. Hoover who was forty-five, fat, flush and foolish," "life is made up of sobs, sniffles and smiles, and sniffles predominating."