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mudswimmer

mudswimmer is from GB United Kingdom • 47 y/o

Captain Cook's Midshipman: William Harvey
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A brief biography of a young midshipman who accompanied Captain Cook on each of his three voyages of discovery, and who kept, at times, a most revealing diary,
9 mins
Words: 1864
Read Time: 9 mins
A Bizarre Work Accident
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For over twenty five years, a worker operated a safety valve to release scalding steam from a boiler. But what was his valve really connected to?
3 mins
Words: 680
Read Time: 3 mins
Ethan's First Day at School: a true story
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Ethan really looked forward to his first day at school and the appalling Mrs Symeou made sure that he never forgot it.
8 mins
Words: 1630
Read Time: 8 mins
Father's Day
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An absent father is remembered on Father's Day
5 mins
Words: 1042
Read Time: 5 mins
Grandma's Bible
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Grandma's Bible accompanies a young seafarer on his travels but does he read it as closely as he vows to?
4 mins
Words: 863
Read Time: 4 mins
Top of the Class
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Staying late to help the school’s janitor, we heard a general knowledge quiz on the radio. Later, a teacher gives us a test and the questions appear familiar. Do we own up or milk it?
10 mins
Words: 2084
Read Time: 10 mins
Our School's Anti-Bullying Campaign
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The top juniors at Martin Bormann Academy are the target of young bullies from St.Beckhams. But Mr Lockjaw, an ex-Army sniper turned teacher, has a non PC solution.
10 mins
Words: 2121
Read Time: 10 mins
Forty Years On
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Beaten, locked up and fined by her employer, a young girl complains to the authorities but no one believes her. Forty years later, the truth emerges.
7 mins
Words: 1451
Read Time: 7 mins
The Writing Bureau
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A fake letter left in a writing bureau brings two people together, but there are other unforseen consequences.
8 mins
Words: 1632
Read Time: 8 mins
The School Concert
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The kids planned to end the school concert with a big showstopping number but a chain of rather unfortunate events stop the show.
11 mins
Words: 2300
Read Time: 11 mins
Old Tom's House
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A chance meeting with the owner of a ruined house, inspires a short poem. But why would the owner not appreciate a copy of the poem?
2 mins
Words: 589
Read Time: 2 mins
A sensible jury would walk out in disgust
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A minor charge ends up in the Crown Court and, while the police, lawyers and courts dip their snouts into a trough of public money, the life of an old man ebbs away.
5 mins
Words: 1042
Read Time: 5 mins