Mini Copy Book

Stuart Era

The Best Laid Plans

Louis XIV picked up the reins of power in France vowing to to drive the national economy in the common interest, not his own.

Length: 115 words

Bible Stories Retold

The Story of Ruth

Naomi lost her husband and two sons in Moab, and returned to Bethlehem with only one comfort in her bitterness, her daughter-in-law Ruth.

Length: 174 words

Character and Conduct

An Unpopular Popular Reform

Statesmen promise to make the country a better place, but they never mention the one thing that would do some good.

Length: 58 words

Character and Conduct

Inordinate Saving

Samuel Smiles warned that taking care of the pennies should not come before taking care of living.

Length: 56 words

Discovery and Invention


Amy Johnson of Hull had clocked only ninety hours of flying experience before taking off alone for Australia.

Length: 57 words

American Revolutionary War

Lady Harriet’s Errand

On the evening of October 7th, 1777, as fighting on Bemis Heights subsided, Harriet Acland came to General Burgoyne with a startling request.

Length: 112 words