Mini Copy Book

Lives of the Saints

Cuthbert and the Otters

An inquisitive monk spied on a guest’s night-time walks.

Length: 55 words

Lives of the Saints

The Keeper of the Gate

A widow cast her precious icon into the sea rather than see it dishonoured by government agents, but that wasn’t the end of the story.

Length: 53 words

Lives of the Saints

The Sacred Snakes of Kefalonia

Once a year, regular as clockwork, the little snakes slither into the convent for a Feast of the Virgin Mary.

Length: 59 words

Lives of the Saints

The Miracle of Piso Livadi

Three fishermen let their tongues run away with them, and were left counting the cost.

Length: 103 words

Abolition of Slavery

In the Nick of Time

Anti-slavery campaigner Granville Sharp had a court order preventing Thomas Lewis being shipped off to slavery, but he had to find him first.

Length: 52 words

Classical History

The Battle of Salamis

As the Persian Empire’s grip tightened by land and sea, it fell to one man to unite Greece in a last desperate bid to break it.

Length: 118 words