Mini Copy Book

Each post in this section is a short précis (summary) of a passage in The Copy Book. All of them are in modern English. They are intended for students of English as a Foreign Language at Elementary Level.

Indian History

The Causes of the Indian Mutiny

Incompetence, arrogance and some mischievous propaganda all conspired to throw India into chaos.

Length: 170 words

Animal Stories

Good Morning, Mr Horse

A young Nathaniel Hawthorne recalls a confidential conversation with a tired old horse.

Length: 169 words

British National Character

The Tale of Robert Tomson

Robert Tomson was a typical Englishman and it nearly killed him, but it also made him a fortune and won him a bride.

Length: 113 words

International Relations

National Sympathy

The English would not hand out so much unsolicited advice to foreign countries if they knew what they had been forced to endure.

Length: 101 words

Bible and Saints

Christ is Risen!

Dean Stanley recalls the Easter celebrations on one emotionally-charged night in Athens

Length: 117 words

Bible and Saints

If Russia Gives a Lead

As war engulfed Europe, an Anglican bishop called on Russia to unite the world’s Christians around their veneration for the Bible.

Length: 108 words