Mini Copy Book

Free Speech and Conscience

Thank Heaven for Free Speech

The authors of the ‘Cato Letters’ recalled how Greek general Timoleon replied when the people he had saved from oppression turned and bit him.

Length: 59 words

Greek Myths

Lover’s Leap

Joseph Addison tells the legend of the great Greek poetess Sappho and the Lover’s Leap.

Length: 119 words

Georgian Era

How I Learnt to Write

Benjamin Franklin recalls the disciplines he put himself through on the way to becoming one of America’s literary giants.

Length: 117 words

Russian History

A Royal Rescue

Despite failing health, Peter the Great of Russia leapt into Kronstadt Bay to save some young sailors from a watery grave.

Length: 58 words

Indian History

Diamond Pitt

Thomas Pitt’s tenure as Governor of Madras was regarded as a golden age, but what he is remembered for is his diamond.

Length: 114 words

Extracts from Literature

A Perpetual Summer

A transported convict writes home to England urging his wife to join him as soon as possible.

Length: 116 words