One Dog and His Boy by Eva IbbotsonAll Hal had ever wanted was a dog. Never! cries his mother. Think of the mess, the scratch-marks, the puddles on the floor. But on the morning of Hals 10th birthday, the unbelievable happens. Hes allowed to choose a puppy at Easy Pets, a rent-a-pet agency (a fact his parents keep from him). The moment he sees the odd-looking terrier, he knows hes found a friend for life. But no one tells Hal that Fleck must be returned and when Hal wakes up on Monday morning, Fleck is gone. If dog and boy are to stay together theyll have to run away...
From the reknowned Eva Ibbotson comes her final novel, a tale laced with humor and full of heart, and stunning in its beauty and all things dog.
The Pit & The Pendulum
The story is about the torments endured by a prisoner of the Spanish Inquisition , though Poe skews historical facts. The narrator of the story describes his experience of being tortured. The story is especially effective at inspiring fear in the reader because of its heavy focus on the senses, such as sound, emphasizing its reality, unlike many of Poe's stories which are aided by the supernatural. The traditional elements established in popular horror tales at the time are followed, but critical reception has been mixed. The tale has been adapted to film several times. The unnamed narrator is brought to trial before sinister judges of the Spanish Inquisition. Poe provides no explanation of why he is there or of the charges on which he is being tried.
She has been imprisoned for the act of removing her hijab in public. Innovative sound and video design merge with live performance, bringing you face to face with gruesome oppression and irrepressible feminism. Audiences will join our heroine on a sensory journey of deprivation and perseverance, wearing wireless headphones to access the darkest corners of her mind, where neither the disembodied voice of Edgar Allen Poe or Luke Skywalker offer any solace. As the walls close in around you, chances of survival are slim…. Creation have been producing site-specific productions across Oxfordshire for 22 years, bringing anarchic adaptations of classic stories to unusual venues.
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An unnamed narrator opens the story by revealing that he has been sentenced to death during the time of the Inquisition—an institution of the Catholic government in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Spain that persecuted all Protestants and heretical Catholics. Upon receiving his death sentence, the narrator swoons, losing consciousness. When he wakes, he faces complete darkness. He is afraid that he has been locked in a tomb, but he gets up and walks a few paces. This mobility then leads him to surmise that he is not in a tomb, but perhaps in one of the dungeons at Toledo, an infamous Inquisition prison.