Mini Copy Book

Greek Myths

Odysseus and the Sirens

Armed with a length of stout cord and a large ball of wax, Odysseus and his crew prepare to face the music of the Sirens.

Length: 118 words

Stuart Era

Interview with a Shepherd

After getting lost on a woodland walk and spraining his ankle, Samuel Pepys felt amply compensated when he stumbled across a flock of sheep.

Length: 116 words

British Myths and Legends

A Eulogy for Sir Lancelot

Sir Ector, who has searched fruitlessly for his brother for seven years, finds him at last, lying in state in the Joyous Gard.

Length: 58 words

French History

‘The Empire is Peace!’

Guy de Maupassant reflects on the way that a statesman’s place in history has so often been defined not by deeds or character but by his one-liners.

Length: 107 words

John Stuart Mill

Losing Steam

Those in Power may imagine that a docile and compliant public makes Government run more smoothly, but a society of that kind just won’t move forward.

Length: 54 words

Aesop of Samos

The Wind and the Sun

The Wind and the Sun compete to see which of them can make an unsuspecting traveller shed his cloak.

Length: 57 words