Monthly Archives: October 2017

The Salamanananca Bull Ring

Señor Antonio Tomás Bustamante del Torre Quemada, the new manager of the bull ring of the city of Salamanananca, felt an inspiration to renovate the bull ring with new colors. One sixth of the perimeter on the opposite side of … Continue reading

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The Inadequate Beggar Fund

Sister Mellifluous of the Order of the Shining Light at the Beneficence Mission in Bengalore was unhappy. That day many beggars had appeared with outstretched arms, and she had only been able to give them seven rupees each. To be … Continue reading

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The Wine Cargo

One foggy winter night, two Portuguese brigs sailed quietly into the port of London laden with barrels of a popular wine from Oporto. The owner of the Hog’s Head Tavern, Duncan McPherson, had sent his spy Seabert to the quay … Continue reading

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A Sack of Figs

On a starry night with a new moon, Ali climbed over the wall to the Sultan’s garden with a sack to steal some figs he planned to sell at the Kasbah market. Ali nimbly climbed the fig trees one by … Continue reading

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The Six Barrels

The liquor merchant Alfonse J. Dregscooper – owner of the Paradise Liquor Emporium – among his large and varied assortments of booze, stocked a set of six barrels with respective capacities of 24, 39, 45, 51, 57 and 93 liters. … Continue reading

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