Mini Copy Book

Extracts from Literature

The Squeers Method

Mr Squeers explains his educational philosophy to his new and bewildered assistant master at Dotheboys Hall in Yorkshire.

Length: 115 words

Indian History

One Man Army

The fort at Budge Budge near Calcutta proved stubborn against the massed artillery of the East India Company, but a tipsy seaman took it all by himself.

Length: 113 words

The Battle of Waterloo

The Button Man of Waterloo

Amid all the confusion of the Battle of Waterloo, the Duke of Wellington spotted a man in civilian clothes riding busily around on a stocky horse.

Length: 116 words

Extracts from Literature

The Comfort of Home

Jane Eyre returns to Thornfield Hall and Mr Rochester, and even the thought of Blanche Ingram cannot rob her of happiness.

Length: 120 words

Poets and Poetry

‘Westward, Look, the Land Is Bright!’

Though Arthur Clough had discovered that to be your own man was a long and toilsome path, it was not a path without hope.

Length: 59 words

Mediaeval History

The King Who Would Not Turn His Back

When Richard I heard that the town of Verneuil in Normandy was under threat, he made a vow that few could be expected to take so literally.

Length: 58 words