Call the Poor – Part 2

An 'Out of the Smoke' Short Story Part 2 Part 1 - Part 2 The group trudged through the darkened streets, heads bent low against a freezing wind that seemed to have come straight from the pole. Robert kept half an eye on Clara, but he soon realised he need not have worried about her:... Continue Reading →

Call the Poor – Part 1

An 'Out of the Smoke' Short Story Part 1 - Part 2 Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee.... Continue Reading →

Lord Shaftesbury: A Biography

Lord Shaftesbury was born Anthony Ashley Cooper in 1801. His father was Cropley Ashley Cooper, the Sixth Earl of Shaftesbury, and Anthony's childhood was one of "great severity, moral and physical." Anthony‚Äôs parents spent their time and money on themselves, and their children were often hungry and cold, left in the care of the servants... Continue Reading →

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