Story of the famous Shakespearean Tragedy HAMLET Hamlet was the King of Denmark’s only son. He loved his parents and was delighted in his relationship with a lovely woman named Ophelia. Polonius, her father, was the king’s chamberlain. While Hamlet was abroad at Wittenberg studying, his father passed away. When he learned that the King had been fatally bitten by a snake, young Hamlet hurried home in anguish. The young prince had loved his father so deeply. He felt resentment and sorrow when he discovered that the Queen, his mother, had decided to remarry—and to marry the deceased King’s brother … Continue reading HAMLET

The Story of the Money in the Sacks

Bible Stories Joseph continued to act in the same manner even after he was elevated to the position of ruler over all of Egypt. It was not Joseph’s manner to take a seat, to relax and enjoy himself, or to demand the attention of others while he did so. Almost immediately, he was successful in identifying his task and getting started on doing it in an honest and diligent manner. He traveled over the whole of Egypt and saw how prosperous and plentiful the grain fields were, providing much more than the population was able to consume for their own … Continue reading The Story of the Money in the Sacks

The Dreams of a King

The Ishmaelites were the people who purchased Joseph from his brothers. They were given this name because they were descended from Ishmael, who, as you may recall, was Hagar’s son and Sarah’s servant. Joseph was sold to these Ishmaelites. So they took Joseph southward through the plain that is beside the huge sea on the western side of Canaan, and after a considerable amount of time, they brought Joseph to Egypt. How confusing it must have looked to the little boy who had grown up in a tent to suddenly come face-to-face with the gigantic pyramids, the powerful river Nile, … Continue reading The Dreams of a King

The story of Joseph and the many-colored Coat

The story of Joseph and the many-colored Coat Another son was born to Jacob after he had returned to the country of Canaan with his eleven other sons. This boy was the second child born to Jacob by his wife Rachel, whom Jacob loved very much. But not long after the baby was born, Rachel, the infant’s mother, passed away, and Jacob was overcome with grief. On the route that leads from Jerusalem to Bethlehem, you can still see the spot where Rachel’s grave is located, even today. Benjamin was the name that Jacob gave to the child whom Rachel … Continue reading The story of Joseph and the many-colored Coat

The Story of the Ladder That Reached Heaven

The Story of the Ladder That Reached HeavenAfter Esau discovered that he had lost his birthright as well as his blessing, he became very angry with his brother Jacob. He said to himself and to others: “Jacob stole my birthright and my blessing.” “My father, Isaac, is quite elderly and likely does not have much longer to live.” “As soon as dad passes away, I will take my vengeance on Jacob for taking away my privilege by killing him.” When Rebekah heard of this, she addressed Jacob as follows: “Can you leave your home as quickly as possible and get … Continue reading The Story of the Ladder That Reached Heaven

The Sale of a Birthright.

Bible Stories Now that Esau had reached adulthood, he had little interest in either his birthright or the blessing that God had promised. But Jacob, who was a very clever man, had a strong desire to own the birthright that was going to pass to Esau once their father passed away. Once, Esau returned home after a day of hunting, exhausted and hungry. When he glanced over at Jacob, he saw that Jacob was holding a bowl of tasty food that he had just prepared for supper. And Esau said: “Give some of the crimson-colored substance that’s in the dish … Continue reading The Sale of a Birthright.

The Fisherman and His Soul

by Oscar Wilde A Summary In the story “The Fisherman and His Soul,” a young fisherman falls in love with a mermaid and wishes nothing more than to wed her, but he is unable to do so because it is impossible for a person to have a soul and live a life under water. As he visits his priest, the priest tells him that his soul is his most valuable property and that the soulless mermen are doomed to perish. He goes to different merchants to try to sell his soul, but they all tell him that it is not … Continue reading The Fisherman and His Soul


Story of the Shakespearean Drama. PERICLES Pericles, the Prince of Tyre, was unlucky enough to become an enemy of Antiochus, the strong and cruel King of Antioch, and the danger he faced was so enormous that he decided to travel throughout the globe for a while on the advice of his trusted advisor, Lord Helicanus. He made this choice despite the fact that, upon his father’s death, he had become King of Tyre. So he took ship for Tarsus, appointing Helicanus Regent in his place. It was quickly evident that he had made a great decision in abandoning his realm. … Continue reading PERICLES

The Plane Tree

Aesop’s Fables 7 While making their way through the heat of the midday sun, two travellers decided to take a break under the shadow of a spreading tree. They realised it was a plane tree as they lay there staring up amid the aesthetically pleasing leaves of the tree. One of them said, “The plane is such a useless tree.” It does not produce any fruit  and instead merely serves to cover the ground with its dead leaves. A voice was heard coming from the Plane tree and saying, “Ungrateful beings!” “You are lying in the refreshing shade that I … Continue reading The Plane Tree