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Stories in Short
King Solomon’s Mines
Allan Quartermain goes in search of a lost tourist and a legendary hoard of diamonds.
by Clay Lane based on the novel by Sir Henry Rider Haggard 1865-1936
Poets and Poetry
The Kitten on the Wall
William Wordsworth watches a playful kitten, and makes himself a promise.
by William Wordsworth 1770-1850
The Lost Colony of Roanoke
In 1585, Sir Walter Raleigh’s first attempt to found an English colony
in the New World failed, but two years later he was keen to try again.
by D. H. Montgomery 1837-1928
Sport and Sportsmen
A Many-Chorded Lyre
Stylish batting in cricket is about variety, invention and frankly anything that works, and we have Dr W.G. Grace to thank for it.
by Sir Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji of Nawanagar 1872-1933
In the year that Ranjitsinhji put aside his bat to concentrate on
being the Jam Sahib of Nawanagar, journalist A. G. Gardiner looked back on his dazzling career.
by A. G. Gardiner 1865-1946
Money Well Spent
Sir Bartle Frere, Governor of Bombay, welcomed the way that railway construction had taught Indian navvies to demand a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s labour.
by Sir Bartle Frere 1815-1884
The Copy Book
Think and Speak