Bottle Imp, The [bab]

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0120150126

"All my fortune, and this house itself and its garden, came out of a bottle not much bigger than a pint."

The promise of wealth beyond imagining and his every wish granted tempts a young Hawaiian sailor to purchase an enchanted bottle. There's just one catch; if the owner should die before selling it on, his soul will burn in hell forever. Keawe reasons that the bottle should be easy enough to pass on once he has gained his heart's desire - but it must be sold at a loss, and the price drops with every trade...

Robert Louis Stevenson travelled the Pacific from 1888, finally settling in Samoa in 1890 where he lived until his death in 1894. Inspired by his travels he took the Samoan name Tusitala - Teller of Tales. "The Bottle Imp" first appeared in the short story collection "Island Nights Entertainment" (1893) and is a hugely engaging tale of greed, consequences and the redeeming power of love.

Read by Ian McDiarmid

Written by Robert Louis Stevenson

Abridged by Kirsteen Cameron

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

0120150126

"All my fortune, and this house itself and its garden, came out of a bottle not much bigger than a pint."

The promise of wealth beyond imagining and his every wish granted tempts a young Hawaiian sailor to purchase an enchanted bottle. There's just one catch; if the owner should die before selling it on, his soul will burn in hell forever. Keawe reasons that the bottle should be easy enough to pass on once he has gained his heart's desire - but it must be sold at a loss, and the price drops with every trade...

Robert Louis Stevenson travelled the Pacific from 1888, finally settling in Samoa in 1890 where he lived until his death in 1894. Inspired by his travels he took the Samoan name Tusitala - Teller of Tales. "The Bottle Imp" first appeared in the short story collection "Island Nights Entertainment" (1893) and is a hugely engaging tale of greed, consequences and the redeeming power of love.

Read by Ian McDiarmid

Written by Robert Louis Stevenson

Abridged by Kirsteen Cameron

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

0220150127

The promise of wealth beyond imagining and his every wish granted tempts a young Hawaiian sailor to purchase an enchanted bottle. There's just one catch; if the owner should die before selling it on, his soul will burn in hell forever. Keawe reasons that the bottle should be easy enough to pass on once he has gained his heart's desire - but it must be sold at a loss, and the price drops with every trade...

Witnessing the bottle's sinister power, Keawe is increasingly uneasy and determines to rid himself of it as quickly as possible. But once parted with it, can he avoid the curse of previous owners and remain content with his lot?

Read by Ian McDiarmid

Written by Robert Louis Stevenson

Abridged by Kirsteen Cameron

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

0220150127

The promise of wealth beyond imagining and his every wish granted tempts a young Hawaiian sailor to purchase an enchanted bottle. There's just one catch; if the owner should die before selling it on, his soul will burn in hell forever. Keawe reasons that the bottle should be easy enough to pass on once he has gained his heart's desire - but it must be sold at a loss, and the price drops with every trade...

Witnessing the bottle's sinister power, Keawe is increasingly uneasy and determines to rid himself of it as quickly as possible. But once parted with it, can he avoid the curse of previous owners and remain content with his lot?

Read by Ian McDiarmid

Written by Robert Louis Stevenson

Abridged by Kirsteen Cameron

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

0320150128

Keawe, a young Hawaiian sailor, buys an enchanted bottle that grants its owner's every wish. There's just one catch; if the owner dies before selling it on, his soul will burn in hell forever. Keawe reasons that the bottle should be easy enough to pass on once he has gained his heart's desire - but it must be sold at a loss, and the price drops with every trade...

Witnessing the bottle's sinister power, Keawe is glad to get rid of it and when he becomes engaged to a beautiful and clever woman his happiness is unbounded. But a shocking discovery forces him to reconsider his decision to sell the bottle.

Read by Ian McDiarmid

Written by Robert Louis Stevenson

Abridged by Kirsteen Cameron

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

0320150128

Keawe, a young Hawaiian sailor, buys an enchanted bottle that grants its owner's every wish. There's just one catch; if the owner dies before selling it on, his soul will burn in hell forever. Keawe reasons that the bottle should be easy enough to pass on once he has gained his heart's desire - but it must be sold at a loss, and the price drops with every trade...

Witnessing the bottle's sinister power, Keawe is glad to get rid of it and when he becomes engaged to a beautiful and clever woman his happiness is unbounded. But a shocking discovery forces him to reconsider his decision to sell the bottle.

Read by Ian McDiarmid

Written by Robert Louis Stevenson

Abridged by Kirsteen Cameron

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

0420150129

Keawe, a young Hawaiian sailor, is tempted into buying an enchanted bottle that will grant his every wish. There's a catch; if the owner dies before selling it on, his soul will burn in hell forever. Keawe reasons that the bottle should be easy enough to pass on once he has gained his heart's desire - but it must be sold at a loss, and the price drops with every trade...

Read by Ian McDiarmid

Written by Robert Louis Stevenson

Abridged by Kirsteen Cameron

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

0420150129

Keawe, a young Hawaiian sailor, is tempted into buying an enchanted bottle that will grant his every wish. There's a catch; if the owner dies before selling it on, his soul will burn in hell forever. Keawe reasons that the bottle should be easy enough to pass on once he has gained his heart's desire - but it must be sold at a loss, and the price drops with every trade...

Read by Ian McDiarmid

Written by Robert Louis Stevenson

Abridged by Kirsteen Cameron

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

0520150130

Set in 1880s Hawaii, Robert Louis Stevenson's story about an enchanted bottle - its glass tempered in the flames of hell - that grants its owner's every wish. The catch? If the owner dies before selling it on, his soul will burn in hell forever. But it must be sold at a loss, and the price drops with every trade...

Read by Ian McDiarmid

Written by Robert Louis Stevenson

Abridged by Kirsteen Cameron

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

0520150130

0520150130

Set in 1880s Hawaii, Robert Louis Stevenson's story about an enchanted bottle - its glass tempered in the flames of hell - that grants its owner's every wish. The catch? If the owner dies before selling it on, his soul will burn in hell forever. But it must be sold at a loss, and the price drops with every trade...

Read by Ian McDiarmid

Written by Robert Louis Stevenson

Abridged by Kirsteen Cameron

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

0520150130