Mini Copy Book

Sport and Sportsmen

Ranji’s Revenge

Cricketing legend W. G. Grace tells a story illustrating how fellow-batsman K. S. Ranjitsinhji set about winning the hearts of English cricketers.

Length: 59 words

The First World War

Bungling Tinkers!

Sir Sidney Low blamed the recent catalogue of war and revolution on out-of-touch diplomats who had tried to hammer the peoples of Europe into artificial unity.

Length: 115 words

Lives of the Saints

St John of Konitsa

Hassan slipped across to Ithaca because it was in British hands and the Turkish authorities on the Greek mainland must not know what he was going to do.

Length: 113 words

Mediaeval History

The Mirror of Charity

Richard Grafton bids us gaze on the likeness of Sir Richard Whittington, who should be an example to civic dignitaries everywhere.

Length: 115 words

Cat Stories

Dick Whittington and his Cat

After Mr Fitzwarren took away Dick’s cat, even the charms of Alice Fitzwarren were not enough to keep him in that house another day.

Length: 117 words

Liberty and Prosperity

Give the Wall

Social niceties are essential for the smooth operation of society, but neither boxing a man’s ears nor calling in the lawyers will bring them back.

Length: 106 words