Of Mice and Men * John Steinbeck

George and Lennie are migrant American labourers –the one alert and protective and the other strong, stupid and potentially dangerous. This is the powerful story of their relationship and their dreams of finding a more stable and less lonely way of life. "Two men, George and Lenny, form a strong friendship, one man assuming the … Continue reading Of Mice and Men * John Steinbeck

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Cinderella * Complete Story

Once there was a gentleman who married for his second wife the proudest and most haughty woman that was ever seen. She had by a former husband two daughters of her own humor, who were, indeed, exactly like her in all things. He had likewise, by another wife, a young daughter, but of unparalleled goodness … Continue reading Cinderella * Complete Story

13. The End

The Baudelaire orphans and Count Olaf flee the burning Hotel Denouement after burning it down. After surviving a storm, they find themselves on a coastal shelf of an island inhabited by a mysterious group of people. They are first greeted by a little girl, Friday. Count Olaf, who had previously proclaimed himself king of Olaf-Land, … Continue reading 13. The End

12. The Penultimate Peril

The book starts off where The Grim Grotto left off. The Baudelaires are traveling with pregnant Kit Snicket in a taxi to the Hotel Denouement and after serving them some lunch, she leaves the Baudelaires to start their new jobs as flâneurs, with concierge uniforms to use as disguises. The siblings meet Frank and Ernest, … Continue reading 12. The Penultimate Peril

11. The Grim Grotto

The book begins where The Slippery Slope left off, with the Baudelaires traveling on a collapsing toboggan down the Stricken Stream of the Mortmain Mountains, leaving Quigley Quagmire floating in the opposite direction. They are washed into the ocean where they are caught on a submarine. They enter the submarine, which they discover is the … Continue reading 11. The Grim Grotto

9. The Carnivorous Carnival

The story begins with the Baudelaires still hiding in the trunk of Count Olaf's car, listening to Count Olaf and his troupe discuss their plans. They talk about a woman named Madame Lulu. Madame Lulu has told Count Olaf where the Baudelaires are hidden each time they move. Count Olaf and his troupe depart the … Continue reading 9. The Carnivorous Carnival

8. The Hostile Hospital

The book begins where the previous one left off, with the three Baudelaire children (Violet, Klaus, and Sunny) escaping the Village of Fowl Devotees. Soon, however, they encounter a general store called Last Chance General Store, and are kindly taken in by the shopkeeper (Milt), who lets them send a telegram to Mr. Poe. A … Continue reading 8. The Hostile Hospital

7. The Vile Village

The book begins when the Baudelaires are in Mr. Poe's office, looking at The Daily Punctilio (a poorly written newspaper full of lies about the Quagmires and Count Olaf). Mr. Poe gives a brochure to the Baudelaire orphans about a new program allowing an entire village to serve as guardian, based on the saying "It … Continue reading 7. The Vile Village

6. The Ersatz Elevator

The Baudelaire children walk with Mr. Poe to their new home on 667 Dark Avenue. It is very dark, due to the fact that there are giant trees blocking out sunlight. When the Baudelaires enter the apartment building, they find that elevators are "out" (not out of order) which means they have to use the … Continue reading 6. The Ersatz Elevator