Write New Stories
Stories in progress. Categories include Harry Potter, Magic, History/Fairy
Tales, Mystery, Animated Animals, and Modern Life.
Recently completed fiction by participants like you.
Written by participants between 1999 and 2003
Stories by friends and contributors
Listen to this web page
Bed In Summer
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Read by Evelyn Sichi
From the book
A Child's Garden of Verses
In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candlelight.
In summer, quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.
I have to go to bed and see
The birds still hopping on the tree,
Or hear the grown-up people's feet
Still going past me in the street.
And does it not seem hard to you,
When all the sky is clear and blue,
And I should like so much to play,
To have to go to bed by day?