Mini Copy Book

Each post in this section is a short précis (summary) of a passage in The Copy Book. All of them are in modern English. They are intended for students of English as a Foreign Language at Elementary Level.

Stories in Short

King Solomon’s Mines

Allan Quartermain goes in search of a lost tourist and a legendary hoard of diamonds.

Length: 117 words

Biblical History

The Jerusalem Temple

The story of the once magnificent Temple in Jerusalem, the city God chose for Israel’s capital.

Length: 115 words

Discovery and Invention

The Story of ‘Charlotte Dundas’

The invention of the steamboat was a formidable challenge not just of engineering, but of politics and finance.

Length: 105 words

Discovery and Invention

The Railway Clearing House

All but forgotten today, the RCH was one of the most important steps forward in British industrial history.

Length: 57 words

Bible Stories Retold

The Judgment of Solomon

The tenth-century King of Israel demonstrated his legendary wisdom in a delicate custody battle.

Length: 58 words

Liberty and Prosperity

Character Witness

A former convict told Henry Morley about his debt to Thomas Wright, the prisoner’s friend.

Length: 55 words