Mini Copy Book

Poets and Poetry

It is a Beauteous Evening

Walking with his ten-year-old daughter on the beach at Calais, Wordsworth considers the energy of God moving in all things.

Length: 58 words

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

An Eye for Detail

Sherlock Holmes turns to his brother for help when the case of a missing Greek proves unexpectedly troublesome.

Length: 111 words

The Second World War

Frank Foley

A mild-mannered clerk in the British Embassy’s passport office in Berlin, just before the outbreak of war in 1939, was not all he seemed to be.

Length: 118 words

Scandinavian History

Olaf Tryggvason and the Pigsty

Olaf hears that the ruler of Norway has lost the support of his noblemen, and sails away from England to claim his crown.

Length: 109 words

Indian Myths

The Cat, the Mouse and the Banyan Tree

A mouse’s delight at seeing his old enemy caught in a trap proves short-lived.

Length: 60 words

Discovery and Invention

The Character of Captain James Cook

Captain Cook’s friend and ship’s surgeon David Samwell gives us his impressions of the great explorer.

Length: 108 words