Abridged versions of short stories and novellas written by contemporary Chinese writers reflecting everyday life of ordinary Chinese people. The newly published volume III is for students of elementary level, containing about 1000 Chinese words; volume II and III contain around 2000 and 3000 Chinese words respectively based on the 1033 words of level A and some of level B listed in the HSK outline. Concise and short sentences with complete structure, commonly used words of high frequency. English notes or sample sentences for difficult words and sentences are provided. A pinyin-invisible card is designed specially for those who do not want to read pinyin.