Cherished our long stories reproduced here (8)
I believe the answer is:
'cherished' is the definition.
(I know that cherished can be written as precious)
I don't understand how the remainder of the clue works.
Can you help me to learn more?
(Other definitions for precious that I've seen before include "Valuable; the Ring, for Gollum (Tolkien)" , "costly" , "Of high worth or cost" , "Valuable, treasured" , "Very dear" .)