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Character and Conduct

A Little Savoir Faire

At the Berlin Congress of Powers in 1878, the draft of the Prime Minister’s keynote speech had his anxious aides scuttling about like ants.

Length: 113 words

Extracts from Christian Literature

Fire and Ice

When the angels rebelled against their Maker, they demanded a kingdom of their own in a land without him — and he gave them what they wanted.

Length: 119 words

Discovery and Invention

A Good Morning’s Work

When Joseph Paxton, then just twenty-three, came to Chatsworth as Head Gardener he wasted no time getting settled in.

Length: 119 words

Lives of the Saints

The Lion and the Lamb

St Bede examines the connection between Passover and Easter, and shows how the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ complete a pattern.

Length: 112 words

French History

A Smuggler and a Gentleman

Harry Paulet was going about his unlawful business when he spotted a French fleet slip quietly out of Brest and into the Atlantic.

Length: 109 words

Tudor Era

No Smoke Without Fire

Sir Walter Raleigh was within his rights to experiment with the Native American habit of smoking tobacco, but he should have told his servants first.

Length: 58 words