- 'The Ransom of Red Chief,' by O. Henry - Text + Audio + Video
"Two kidnappers plan to take the child of an important man in a small Southern town.
The 10-year-old boy gives the kidnappers more trouble than they ever expected.
Find out what happens when the boy's father asks for money to take him back."
The Ransom of Red Chief by O. Henry - VIDEO
- A Mother's Story - "Read the mother's story before starting the puzzle." (literacy4all.info)
- Blood and bedtime stories
"Is violence and aggression such a bad thing in children's books?...
There's rarely room in children's books for scenes of slaughter and pictures of people being impaled, so why does one author want to change this?"
Book : One True Bear, By Ted Dewan
Did you see the robber ?
A robber walks into a bank and gets into the line to one of the tellers.
After a few minutes, he arrives at the teller window where he proceeds
to draw out a gun and demands to the teller to give him all the money
from her drawer...
After the teller gives him the money, he says to the teller that he
cannot have any witnesses and asks her :
"Did you see me rob this bank?"
The teller said :
"Yes, I did see you rob this bank!"'
At which point the man shoots the teller...
He then turns around to the man in line behind him and again asks
the same question...
"Did you see me rob this bank ?"
The man said to him :
"Yes, I did see you rob this bank!"
And again the man raises his gun and shoots the man in line...
He then turns to Les, the next man standing in the line, and asks
"Did you see me robbing this bank?"
Les looks at him and said :
"Heck no, I have never seen you before and I definitely didn't see
you robbing this bank.
But I gotta be honest with you ; my wife Joni here, saw everything......!"
- An ideal
"Teacher: Where is your homework?
Pupil: I lost it fighting this kid who said you weren't the best teacher
in the school."