I'm not a big fan of short stories. I'm also not a big fan of reading plays. But - I am a big fan of Oscar Wilde, so I couldn't resist reading this.
"She said that she would dance with me if I brought her red roses," cried the young Student; "but in all my garden there is no red rose."
That's how this little story begins. A Nightingale hears this and helps the student to find the rose. The story does not end how we might like but short stories seldom do. They have a message they want to send in just a few pages. And Oscar Wilde, being the perfect writer he was, manages this perfectly.
I read this in a collection of short stories by Oscar Wilde and the other ones were also quite good.
Other works by Oscar Wilde here.