Count Vlad

22.Apr.2020
Count Vlad     This exciting story will admire those readers, who like mythical stories about vampires. Mysterious creatures, which hypnotize their victims and drink blood. One autumn evening two friends Alfred and Elliot were sitting near the fire and having an interesting conversation about their thrilling adventures. Alfred is a journalist and he often has to deal with supernatural. His best friend Elliot helps him in his investigations. They have just come from an exciting but scaring travel in Norway, where they had a case with a ghost. An unexpected note interrupted their dinner. It seems that friends are going to face a new case: the note was from count Dracula. The next day Alfred and Elliot are meeting at the station and leaving for Romania.    

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Dracula

22.Apr.2020
Dracula   I will tell you a terrible story, which happened to me about seven years ago. I was a lawyer and lived in London, I was going to get married. I had a client from Transylvania his named Count Dracula. I helped him to buy a house in London. When I found a house he asked me to come to him for sign the papers. I didn’t want to go, but he was a rich man and would be useful for me. This journey had to be too weeks long. When I came to the inn, where a stayed, an innkeeper warned me about a castle of Count. I was surprised, but I read something in the book about Transylvania which gave me my future wife Mina. In spite of it warnings I went in carriage to the castle of my client Dracula. It was long journey because it was in high up in the Carpathian Mountains and only wolves lived there. I arrived in the castle to deep night and saw the master of this house. He was thin, pale man with red eyes and big white fangs. I felt horror.    

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Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

21.Apr.2020
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves   This is an Arabian folk tale, included in the "One Thousand and One Nights". One merchant had two sons. When the merchant died, the elder son got a heritage and a wealthy wife. The younger son Ali Baba got nothing and married to a poor woman. Ali Baba became a woodcutter. One day he was working in the forest, collecting the firewood. Suddenly he saw forty men in black on the black horses. They came to a huge stone and one of them said, 'Open Sesame'. Something incredible happened: the stone opened an entrance into a cave. Everybody went inside. Ali Baba did the same thing, after the men in black had left. He said the magic words, 'Open Sesame'. The stone obeyed him and he entered the cave. The woodcutter found many treasures there and decided to take something with him.    

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The Secret of the Stones

19.Apr.2020
The Secret of the Stones     Max and Lara are brother and a sister. They are twins. The children spend another summer in a small picturesque village, not far from Stonehenge. First it seems too much boring - the nearest city is far from there, there are only forests, fields and clear air. Absolutely nothing to do! But still the curious twins will not be bored, because there's a lot of interesting things to discover around. They find an ancient mysterious symbol and a book full of ciphers and secrets. Their uncle is not who they thought he was. Max and Lara boldly take up the investigation, like real professional detectives. Soon, these two brave teenagers are involved in some exciting adventures. What will their search lead to? Is it enough just one summer to reveal all the secrets?    

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Missing in Sydney

19.Apr.2020
Missing in Sydney       Three friends Ami, Lisa and Claire decided to have a great holiday before entering the university. The friends had been planning this vacation for two years. They arrived in hot Australia from cold London in search of adventures and impressions. What could be better that a celebration of New Year on the beach in Sydney? During the party Lisa discovered that she had forgotten her purse. So she asked her friends to lend her some money. Instead of a not big sum she got many reproaches form Ami and Claire that she was always forgetting her money. Lisa got angry and joined another group which was also celebrating. The beach was full of people. After the party Ami and Claire didn't find Lisa. She wasn't in the room of the hostel where they stayed. She didn't come in the morning either. The girls started looking for her.    

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At the World

19.Apr.2020
At the World's End     This is the final part of the trilogy Pirates of the Caribbean. "Do you agree to go to the end of the world and farther to bring back the handsome Jack and his Pearl?" Bravely hurling himself with a sword at the villain, Captain Jack Sparrow disappeared along with his ship in the jaws of the monster. But it is naive to believe that the brave pirate Jack will disappear forever. After leaving the real world he found himself in a surreal reality. You will meet Will Turner again, who used to be a humble blacksmith and now he is a pirate. His beloved Elizabeth Swann made a mean act and it made Jack fell into the "eternal nowhere". What can we expect from Elizabeth after that? The answer to this question is located "At World's End." In this part, the characters will face a common enemy. They will forget all their disagreements to defeat him.      

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Halloween

19.Apr.2020
Halloween         At the Halloween Eve Baffy was late on her date with Angel. She was distracted by the vampire. When she came at the club, she saw Angel was talking to pretty Cordelia. Buffy was upset, because her hair was disheveled and clothes were dirty after the fight. She left. Next day she read in the Giles’s book some information about century of Angel and saw nice women’s dresses of that era. She wanted to impress of her boyfriend vampire and she with her friends bought the costumes in the Ethan’s Costume Shoppe. She bought the beautiful dress and thought that she would a beautiful helpless girl from the 18th century. At the same time under the ground in the vampires group the seer told that Vampire Slayer became weak at the Halloween and they would be able to kill her…        

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Saladin

19.Apr.2020
Saladin     The 12th century was a difficult period for the Middle East. The Franks owned the Holy Land. They did not always get along with the local people. In 1138 a child was born in the city of Tikrit. The boy was named Yusuf. At the age of fourteen, he went to Aleppo to be trained as a soldier. The boy wanted to join the army of his uncle. Despite being small and weak, Yusuf learned quickly. His ambition and hard work helped him to achieve this goal. Yusuf took part in many military campaigns and won lots of battles. The young man took the name Saladin when he became vizier of Egypt and commander of the Syrian and Egyptian armies. He managed to take Jerusalem back from the Franks. Nowadays Saladin is remembered both as a strong ruler and a good man.  

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A History of Britain

19.Apr.2020
A History of Britain   The Middle Ages were a dark period full of wars and violence. Time of kings, knights and castle sieges. The politicians were more brutal, but warlords and the kings led the armies into battle themselves. Everything started when king Edward died. He had no children, so there were no heirs. The elections took place. Harold was chosen to be the next king of the country. He was not a relative or friend of the late king. Lots of other powerful people also wanted such power. Soon the Norwegian army invaded this land. Edward's mother was from Norway, and Edward as a child also lived there. The Scandinavians believed they had more rights to the crown. King Harold died in battle. The well-known William the Conqueror became the next ruler of this land.    

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Body on the Rocks

19.Apr.2020
Body on the Rocks   The gardener was working with the roses, but suddenly noticed a strange man standing nearby. He was looking at the house. The stranger had long hair and a tattoo on his arm. He was not like a guest of the owners of this house. Usually visitors, who came to this huge house with a tennis court and a spacious garage, look more official. Even the gardener himself was inside only once. A strange man with a tattoo approached. He went to the house. The gardener kept watching him. The man rang the doorbell. He talked to the maid for a while and she invited him in. The gardener was surprised. Unfortunately, he could not hear the conversation. Soon he heard screams. The man was pushed out of the house. The gardener realized that something unusual had happened. But he did not know what.  

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Sink or Swim

19.Apr.2020
Sink or Swim     Eddie was slowly drinking champagne. He was standing on the deck of a cruise liner, looking at the waves overboard. The evening was wonderful. There were no more people around. Eddie admired how such a huge and massive ship could move at high speed. The vessel was comfortable and beautiful. Eddie looked at the outlines of the island, which dissolved in the dark. The man threw a glass into the sea. Soon his wife came to the deck. She looked great and the couple began to flirt, as at the beginning of dating. They agreed to go to a restaurant together. It was very crowded. It was hot, but the place turned out to be very pleasant and hospitable. The musicians were playing instruments in the corner, the lighting created a comfortable atmosphere. Several couples were dancing. The visitors were dressed in tuxedos and dresses.      

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Moral Disorder

19.Apr.2020
Moral Disorder         This is a collection of stories by famous Canadian writer Margaret Atwood. She is well known as a children's writer, a science fiction writer and a graphic novel author. The book first saw the world at the end of two thousand and six. Each story is related to the next, so the book tells one long and confusing story. The book consists of eleven chapters. The heroes are completely different: a middle-aged couple, a young mother and her daughter, a high school student, a young man who loves travelling. Sometimes the story is told in the first person, sometimes in the third one. Gradually, the heroes of the stories meet each other, moving from chapter to chapter. These events are mixed and lead to unexpected results. The plot of the book is exciting and you want to read it in one evening.      

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Ethan Frome

19.Apr.2020
Ethan Frome         When it's the beginning of the twentieth century on the street - life on a farm in Massachusetts just does not seem easy to you. Winters are long and unusually cold on these lands. The fields are covered with snow and ice. The nights are long and dark. The sun is almost invisible at that time of year. The life of a simple farmer, Ethan, is hard. He has to work much to survive. But his existence is not without pleasant and bright moments. It looks like Ethan is an ordinary farmer - unhurried, quiet. But he feels the beauty of the world. He likes looking at the bright stars in the night winter sky. He is pleased to see the thick shadows of trees in the snow. He is not entirely alone on his small farm. There are pleasant people around with whom he can share the difficulties of this endless winter.      

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Arlo

19.Apr.2020
Arlo's War       The world of snakes is a quiet place. The world of this snake was a box with glass instead of one side. The food froze at the wall - it was a frightened rat. The snake looked at the food. Her fangs had enough poison to kill ten adult men. She was more than two meters long. The snake started eating, and Arlo was looking at her through the glass. The man has recently discovered that snakes are completely deaf. He admires these reptiles: their patterns on the skin, their swift movements and deafness. They have a well-developed sense of smell, and they can also see the heat generated by living bodies. The snakes live in a cozy world without annoying sounds. They have enough vision to be deadly and don't need to hear any sounds. Arlo would like to live in such a world too. He is jealous of snakes.    

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The Prince and the Servants

19.Apr.2020
The Prince and the Servants     In olden times one far country was ruled by a lazy and greedy queen. She had a beautiful daughter. Many kings and princes wanted to marry her, but the queen always gave them difficult tasks. When the suitors for the princess were unable to cope with these ordeals - she killed them without mercy. This had been going on for a few years. She wanted her daughter to never get married. Prince Charles lived in a small poor country. When he heard about the princess, he told his father that he wanted to marry her. The king was against it. In the world there were many other beautiful women. And the evil queen killed every groom. But the young prince got upset. He could not sleep and eat. Finally the King let him go on this dangerous mission.    

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