Mini Copy Book

Extracts from Literature

One False Step

Louisa Musgrove thought she had hit on a sure method of winning Captain Wentworth’s affections.

Length: 58 words

Extracts from Literature

The Living Past

High above the roof of the Amazonian rainforest, Professor Challenger sees something that eerily reminds him of home.

Length: 55 words

Lives of the Saints

Lost Innocence

In the fourth century, Britain’s Christians acquired a taste for watering down the mystery of their message.

Length: 59 words

Extracts from Literature

Beginner’s Luck

As proof that ‘Providence protects children and idiots’, Mark Twain recalls his first taste of ten-pin bowling.

Length: 116 words

Classical History

The Golden Age of Carausius

A Roman commander facing court martial took refuge in politics, and for ten years London was an imperial capital.

Length: 59 words

Greek and Roman Myths

Heracles and the Girdle of Hippolyte

A princess covets the belt of a warrior-queen, so Heracles is despatched to get it for her.

Length: 120 words