The Last Stand Of The Northamptons At Saran Sar, Nov 9. 18
Our gallant troops were in difficulties on the ridge after fierce and desperate fighting, and a signal was given to some of the Northamptons to seek assistance from the nearest quarter. Grandly they executed their mission; but on the return Lieut. Macintire and 12 men were cut away by the enemy. Wounded men lay around them and they would not desert them. Hoping in vain for help, they fought under the shadow of the rugged rocks until not a man was left. Their stripped bodies were found next day: Macintire well to the front. They did their best for England, home and duty, and they did not die in vain. The wounded were all brought in. True specimens, these gallant boys, of British pluck and heroism !
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The Happy Prince
The Happy Prince - by Oscar Wilde. In a town where a lot of poor people are suffering, a lonely swallow meets the statue of the late "Happy Prince", who had lived in a palace where sorrow isn't allowed to enter. Viewing people suffering in poverty from high above, Prince asks the swallow to take the ruby from his hilt, the sapphires from his eyes, and the golden leaf covering his body to give to the poor
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Buying A House by H M Bateman
Buying A House by H M Bateman is an illustration on the dangers of buying a house. The couple dance in the big rooms and run up and down the stairs and buy impulsively. The sub-title "They WOULD have it!" tells the true story. After moving in the roof leaks, the gas smells, the chimney is blocked and the boiler explodes. Much money and work is needed to mend, as is shown in the last scene.
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