The Bottle Imp
MYSTERY & HORROR
Robert Louis Stevenson
Text adaptation by Rachel Bladon
Word count 3,496
Keawe buys a magic bottle that can give him anything he wants. He builds a beautiful house, falls in love with and marries Kokua, and is very happy.
But if you have the bottle and die, you go to hell – and when Keawe tries to get rid of the bottle, it comes back. He wants to sell it, but people are afraid.
Can Kokua find a way to help Keawe? Or will one of them go to hell in the end?