Mini Copy Book

Lives of the Saints

Abba John and the Lost Guide

A guide loses his way on the edge of the merciless Egyptian desert, but Abba John is too kind-hearted to tell him.

Length: 58 words

Myths and Legends

Rose and Thorn

William Sleeman passes on an anecdote from one of the Persian classics, to show that truth should not be used for evil ends.

Length: 59 words

Anglo-Saxon Era

King Alfred’s Lyre

Charles Dickens explains how King Alfred the Great overcame the Great Heathen Army in 878, with the help of a little music.

Length: 112 words

Charles Kingsley

Waters of Strife

Master-sweep Grimes meets a woman who knows more about him than he feels comfortable with.

Length: 113 words


The Bag of the Three Winds

A weary King Odysseus dozes off on his voyage home to Ithaca, but his crew are wide awake, wondering what is in his bag.

Length: 120 words

Extracts from Literature

The Gossip in Gavrillac

The simple folk of Brittany know what it means when a nobleman calls himself godfather to an unknown infant.

Length: 59 words