Sudden Fiction International: Sixty Short-short Stories - On Hope, Happy Endings, The Grasshopper and the Bell Cricket, Girl, The Other Wife Summary & Analysis

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On Hope, Happy Endings, The Grasshopper and the Bell Cricket, Girl, The Other Wife Summary

On Hope by Spencer Holst tells the story of a gypsy in Gibraltar who trains monkeys to steal jewels for him. As the story begins, his most tenacious monkey has stolen the Hope diamond, the largest in the world, from the visiting English princess. The Hope is supposed to carry with it a curse of bad luck to whoever possesses it. Unable to sell it, the gypsy sends it back to the princess anonymously. The next day, the monkey returns with the diamond. The gypsy sends it back with an anonymous note telling them to put it in a cage to prevent the monkey stealing it again. The next day, the monkey returns with the Hope diamond...

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