Short Stories and Poems for Children

~1846~

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The Ghost

Peter once saw two ags of nuts lying in a garden-house. “This is lucky,” thought he to himself; and determined to steal them. As it was now daylight, when such tricks are not so easily played, he waited till night, the time for evil deeds; though wicked people forget that the eye of God is on them in the dark as well as in the light. Continue reading

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Sawney Beane: Enemy to Mankind

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~Account I – From: The Complete Newgate Calendar~

SAWNEY BEANEAn incredible Monster who, with his Wife, lived by Murder and Cannibalism in a Cave. Executed at Leith with his whole Family in the Reign of James I Continue reading