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Sherlock Holmes Stories
Sherlock Holmes is the greatest detective of them all. He sits in his rooms, smokes his pipe. He listens, watches and thinks. In these three of his best stories, Holmes has three visitors to the famous flat in Baker Street.
Tom Walsh had a lot of learn about life. He liked travelling, and he was in no hurry. He liked meeting people, anyone and everyone. He liked the two American girls on the train. They were nice and very friendly. Tome thought they were fun. Tom certainly had a lot to learn about life.
Do you believe in ghosts? Jerry doesn’t. He’s a nineteen-year-old American, who just wants a good holiday with his friend, Brad. They are travelling round the north of England by bicycle. But strange things begin to happen in the small hotel where they are staying...
It was fun for Kathy to work with William and the others at the Helping Hand Club …. until she met the strange lady in Room 16 at the Old People’s Home… The lady’s story about Hampton House and its master changed her life completely!.... Now, everybody suspects her of being a liar and, worst of all, William won’t speak to her again…. Will anybody believe her?
Suddenly there was a strong wind and he fell off the building. The people in the street stopped and watched …. he fell fast. But when he was only a hundred metres from the street, a big car came …. with a bed on the top of it. He hit the bed, not the road. Lucky man!
Three stories, three ghosts: a picture in a tower depicts a dangerous woman; a young woman marries an older man and arrives at his house, only to find that his dead wife is still there; and a dead man walks through a house every night, because sometimes the dead do come back.
Christmas is humbug, Scrooge says - just a time when you find yourself a year older and not a penny richer. The only thing that matters to Scrooge is business, and making money. But on Christmas Eve three spirits come to visit him. They take him travelling on the wings of the night to see the shadows of Christmas past, present, and future - and Scrooge learns a lesson that he will never forget.
A 13-year-old orphan, Anne Shirley, is living in servitude with the cruel Hammond family in Nova Scotia. However, when Mr. Hammond dies, Anne is sent to an orphanage where she eventually receives the wonderful news that she has been adopted by a couple on Prince Edward Island (P.E.I)...
‘Tomorrow I’m going to Bristol,’ said Mr. Trelawney. ‘I’m going to buy a ship and find sailors. Jim, you and Dr. Livesey are going to come with me to look for the treasure!’
Jim Hawkins works in his father's inn by the sea. One day an old sailor comes to stay. He watches the sea and the ships. He is ill. He is afraid. But what - or who - is he afraid of?
It is about a young man named Dorian Gray who has a portrait painted of himself. Dorian realizes that he will become less beautiful as he grows older. He wishes the portrait painted would become old in his place...
They were all staring so hard at the scene of the crime that they didn’t notice the park-keeper standing next to the them. Marcus felt very frightened. He would be in big trouble now.
‘One of your ducks has died,’ said Will. He made it sound like the saddest thing he’d ever seen. Marcus looked up at him. Maybe Will wasn’t such a bad guy.
At Christmas the four March girls decide that they will all try hard to be good, and never to be cross, or lazy, or selfish again. Meg, the oldest, won’t complain about her job or not having pretty dresses. Jo won’t argue and get angry and run wild like a boy.
In this detective mystery, a Siamese white elephant, en route from Siam to Britain as a gift to the Queen, disappears in New Jersey. The local police department goes into high gear to solve the mystery but it all comes to a tragic end.
Buck is a strong dog who lives a comfortable life with a family in California. One day his world is changed forever. A man who works for his owner steals Buck and sells him. After that, Buck finds himself in Alaska, where learns the ways of his tough new life, fights for survival, and becomes the top dog on the sledge team.
Now a grown man, David Copperfield tells the story of his youth. As a young boy, he lives happily with his mother and his nurse, Peggotty. His father died before he was born. During David's early childhood, his mother marries the violent Mr. Murdstone, who brings his strict sister, Miss Murdstone, into the house.
At half past six on a Friday evening in January, Lincoln International Airport was open, but it was having serious problems.
The airport, together with the whole of the Midwestern United States, had been hit by the worst storm in years. It had already lasted for three days.
For eighteen months she had waited for a murder case but every time something happened, every time there was a murder case, it was given to one of the male officers. Murders were ‘man’s work’, it seemed.
Wuthering Heights recounts the story of Catherine Earnshaw and the adopted orphan Heathcliff’s love affair and tre tragic events which follow.
Thes reader uses the expansive reading approach, where the text becomes a springboard to improve language skills and to explore historical, cultural background.
‘Ah!’, she cried and sat down on the wet grass, breathing heavily. The sudden, sharp pain had been so surprising that she couldn’t imagine what had caused it. Then she saw, attached still to the back of her hand, a bee delivering its poison into her skin. Horrified, she knocked it away and watched the redness and swelling begin while the pain intensified….
I believe there is one story in the world, and only one, that has inspired and frightened us. Humans are caught - in their lives, in their thoughts, in their hungers and ambitions, in their greediness and cruelty, and in their kindness and generosity too - in a net of good and evil.
The book will help you to spot and eliminate your minor grammar mistakes. Take a test first and look at the answers with the page references. Do just those exercises that are based on the grammar rule to be refreshed.
Comprehensive thorough grammar book that is a great reference for all grammar points. There is no need to go through the whole book but if you have a question it is a book where you will highly likely find the answer.