This is a paragraph from a great story. Read it and try to guess which is it. A long time ago, a husband and wife lived happily in a cottage at the edge of a wood. But one day the wife fell ill. She could eat nothing and grew thinner and thinner. The only thing that could cure her, she believed, was a strange herb that grew in the beautiful garden next to their cottage. She begged her husband to find a way into the garden and steal some of this herb, which was called … Now this garden belonged to a wicked witch, who used it to grow herbs for her spells. One day, she caught the husband creeping into her garden. When he told her what he had come for, the witch gave him some herb, but she made him promise to give her their first-born child in return. The husband agreed, thinking that the witch would soon forget the promise.
This is a paragraph from a great book published in 1605. Read it and try to guess which is it.
"In a village of …, the name of which I have no desire to call to mind, there lived not long since one of those gentlemen that keep a lance in the lance-rack, an old buckler, a lean hack, and a greyhound for coursing. An olla of rather more beef than mutton, a salad on most nights, scraps on Saturdays, lentils on Fridays, and a pigeon or so extra on Sundays, made away with three-quarters of his income. The rest of it went in a doublet of fine cloth and velvet breeches and shoes to match for holidays, while on week-days he made a brave figure in his best homespun. He had in his house a housekeeper past forty, a niece under twenty, and a lad for the field and market-place, who used to saddle the hack as well as handle the bill-hook. The age of this gentleman of ours was bordering on fifty; he was of a hardy habit, spare, gaunt-featured, a very early riser and a great sportsman."
This is the summary of a great book written in 1873 by a famous French writer. Read it and try to guess which is it.
"The story begins in England. A man who regularly goes to a Club every evening gets into a conversation about if is it possible to go around the world in eighty days. He believes that it is and is challenged to complete the adventure. This is the beginning of the amazing adventures. "