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BR2-20: Mary Queen of Scots

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"Kill the woman! She sleeps with her husband's killer! We want James to be King! Kill her now!" (p. 31) England and Scotland in the 1500s. Two famous queens - Mary, the Catholic Queen of Scots, and Elizabeth Ⅰ, the Protestant Queen of England. It was an exciting and a dangerous time to be alive, and to be a queen. Mary was Queen of Scotland when she was one week old. At sixteen, she was also Queen of France. She was tall and beautiful, with red-gold hair. Many men loved her and died for her. But she also had many enemies - men who said: "The death of Mary is the life of Elizabeth."

BR2-19: Huckleberry Finn

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"It's all right, Jim. I'm not dead," I said. "But why are you here on the island?" I asked. (p. 15)
 Who wants to live in a house, wear clean clothes, be good, and go to school every day? Not young Huckleberry Finn, that's for sure. So Huck runs away, and is soon floating down the great Mississippi River on a raft. With him is Jim, a black slave who is also running away. But life is not always easy for the two friends. And there is 300 dollars waiting for anyone who catches poor Jim...

BR2-18: The Black Cat

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"There's something valuable in that seventh box. When we find the seventh box, we'll find the murderer." (p. 15)
"Can I help you?" said the manager. "Yes," replied Salahadin. "My name's Salahadin El Nur. I'm a police inspector. I want to speak to Mr Pearson." "Do you mean Mr Pearson, the archaeologist?" asked the manager. "Yes," replied Salahadin. "I'm sorry. You can't speak to Mr Pearson, sir," said the manager. "Oh," said Salahadin in surprise. "Why not?" "Mr Pearson is dead," replied the manager. "He was found dead in his roomthis morning. Mr Pearson was murdered."

BR2-17: A picture to Remember

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He wanted to know if she did the same thing every day. He also wanted to visit the gym before he decided how to kill her. (p. 15)  Cristina Rinaldi works for the Museo National de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires. She loves art and is happy with her life. Then one day she has a motorbike accident and can't remember some things. But there are two men who think she remembers too much, and they want to kill her before she tells the police what she saw.

BR2-16: Dracula

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"What happened?" he cried. "Did you get
my note? Quick! Perhaps we are already too late!" (p. 22)
In the mountains of Transylvania there stands a castle, it is the home of Count Dracula - a dark, lonely place, and at night the wolves howl around the walls. In the year 1875 Jonathan Harker comes from England to do business with the Count. But Jonathan does not feel comfortable at Castle Dracula...

BR2-15: Sherlock Holmes short stories

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"Can you see it, Watson?" he shouted. But I saw nothing. (p. 11) Sherlock Holmes is the greatest detective of them all. He sits in his room, and smokes his pipe. He listens, and watches, and thinks. He listens to the steps coming up the stairs; he watches the door opening - and he knows what questions the stranger will ask. In these three of his best stories, Holmes has three visitors to the famous flat in Baker Street - visitors who bring their troubles to the only man in the world who can help them.



BR2-14: The story of Chocolate

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A thousand years ago, chocolate was a big secret. (p. 3)
I like chocolate very much. How about you? A thousand years ago, nobody ate chocolate, but some people drank it. This book tells us how chocolate became popular throughout the world, and tells us about the history of famous chocolate brands such as Hershey's and Cadbury.