A Friend in Need, a short story by Somerset Maugham. This is a cool and unemotional study of an unscrupulous man. As it often happens in Maugham's stories, the story takes an ironic turn and the true character of the man is revealed.
Miracle by Kartar Singh Duggal is a short story about unimpeachable faith of mankind. By contrasting the miracle of the Guru's Palm with the incidents of the 1920s, Duggal is able to question the power of faith to accomplish everything. An otherwise innocent tale suddenly lights up with the intrusion of reality.
George Bernard Shaw speaks of English in English! He underlines what he means by English Speaking. The insights that he gives are deep and one can really understand the English Language's nature by it. It is at the same time light-hearted and fluent.