Mini Copy Book

Extracts from Literature

Wellington’s Cook

The hero of Waterloo needed all his men to believe in him that day, but none believed in him more than his cook.

Length: 56 words

Lives of the Saints

The Life-Giving Spring

An obscure officer in the Roman Army gains a dizzying promotion after performing a simple act of kindness.

Length: 115 words

Extracts from Literature

Serjeant Munday

William Howitt had some advice for Victorian tourists hoping for an authentic experience at the battlefield of Waterloo.

Length: 55 words

Cat Stories

Early Warning

An Italian businessman and his family in 18th century Messina owed their lives to their pet cats.

Length: 57 words

Rudyard Kipling

Kim’s Game

Kim O’Hara starts his apprenticeship as a British spy with a little competition.

Length: 59 words

British Myths and Legends

The Pedlar of Swaffham

A persistent dream prompts a Norfolk tradesman to walk all the way to London in the hope of bettering his lot.

Length: 112 words