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Extracts from Literature
Could Do Better
The Report of the Newcastle Commission confirmed that there were no Dotheboys Halls among Yorkshire’s private schools.
by Sir Joshua Fitch 1824-1903
A man unjustly condemned to transportation finds that thieves thieve, but sometimes decency shines through too.
as told to William Moy Thomas 1828–1910
Discovery and Invention
A twelve-year-old girl from Lyme Regis made a historic discovery while selling seashells to tourists.
A stranger warns the people of Shorapur that they will come to regret their hospitality.
based on a story by Philip Meadows Taylor 1808-1876
A Perpetual Summer
A transported convict writes home to England urging his wife to join him
as soon as possible.
transcribed by Caroline Chisholm 1808–1877
William Howitt had some advice for Victorian tourists hoping for
an authentic experience at the battlefield of Waterloo.
by William Howitt 1792-1879
The Copy Book
Think and Speak