Elderly Matthew and Marilla / were unmarried siblings.
They lived on a farm / called Green Gables, on Prince Edward Island, Canada.
They decided to adopt an orphan boy / to help with farm chores.
The orphanage sent them / an eleven-year-old girl, Anne Shirley, by mistake.
She was talkative and happy / but didn't have very good manners.
Hoping to make Matthew and Marilla proud, Anne studied hard / in school.
As a result, she earned a scholarship, which would enable her / to go to college.
But Matthew died / of a heart attack / and Marilla was going blind, so Anne returned home / to Green Gables,
and gave up her desire / for a four-year university degree.
Hearing of her decision, Anne's childhood rival Gilbert / gave up his post / as the teacher / at Avonlea school.
Anne was therefore able to teach there / and care for Marilla.
Though her future path was narrowed, Anne thought cheerfully / about her future.
The story begins with Ishmael / heading out / to find a whaling ship / to join.
On his way, he met a savage / named Queequeg / who was a harpooner.
The two became / quick friends.
They decided to sail / on the ship Pequod.
The ship's captain, Ahab, wished to hunt / for a white whale / called Moby Dick.
The whale had bitten off Ahab's leg, so Ahab wanted revenge.
Many exciting stories / were told of Moby Dick.
Many interesting stories / of whaling and whales / were also told.
The Pequod sailed / over many seas, looking for Moby Dick.
They finally found / Moby Dick.
Ahab was intent on killing the whale.
The hunt began, and it lasted / for three days.
Eventually, the ship was sunk / by the whale / and the entire crew was killed, except for one.
Only Ishmael survived / to be picked up / by another vessel.
Only he was left / to tell the tale.
Frederic Henry / was an American ambulance driver / serving in the Italian army / during World War I.
He met Catherine Barkley, an English nurse's aide.
Henry was wounded in battle / and brought to a hospital in Milan / to recover.
Catherine joned him there, to help him get better.
They soon fell passionately in love, and Catherine became pregnant.
Henry was again / sent to the front lines / of battle.
His troops / were forced to retreat, and Henry was almost killed.
He escaped from his unit / and returned to Milan, looking for Catherine.
He reunited with her / in the town / of Stresa in Italy.
From there, they once agin escaped / to Switzerland / where they could live / happily and peacefully.
Early one morning / in the spring, Catherine went to the hospital / to give birth.
She delivered / a stillborn baby boy and, later that night, died of a hemorrhage.
Henry stayed / at her side / until she was gone.
He walked back / to his hotel / in the rain.
Mr.Utterson, a respected lawyer, and his cousin / were taking a walk.
While on a walk, Mr.Utterson heard the story / of a sinister man / named Mr.Hyde / who trampled a young girl / on the street.
Mr.Utterson went to his study / and took out Dr.Jekyll's will.
His will said / that when he died, everything was to go / to a certain Mr.Hyde.
Until this time Mr.Utterson did not know / who Mr.Hyde was, but at long last / he understood.
Mr.Utterson thought this was strange / and questioned Dr.Jekyll about it.
But Dr.Jekyll refused / to discuss his connection / with the odd Mr.Hyde fellow.
One night,Dr.Jekyll's butler visited Mr.Utterson / in a state of desperation,
and explained / that Dr.Jekyll had secluded himself / in his laboratory,
and that a murder / had been committed / in the house.
Led by the butler, Mr.Utterson set out / for Dr.Jekyll's house.
The two men broke into Dr.Jekyll's laboratory,
and found the dead body of Mr.Hyde.
Dr.Jekyll had been taking a drug / which turned him into the evil Mr.Hyde / for short periods of time.
He had wanted to test his theory / that man has a dual nature.
He had been successful / in separating the good and evil sides / of himself.
But Dr.Jekyll soon discovered / that he could not recreate the drug.
That meant / he could no longer return / to being Dr.Jekyll.
Having realized / the truth,
Dr.jekyll wrote a letter / explaining the truth,
and then killed himself / to destroy the evil Mr.Hyde.
The beautiful, yet strong-willed Scarlett O'Hara / lived on a plantation / in Georgia, called Tara.
She met Rhett Butler, a dashing adventurer.
The Civil War then began.
Scarlett was in love with Ashley, but he married / his cousin Melanie.
Scarlett then decided to marry Melanie's brother, Charles, out of spite.
Charles went to war / and died of pneumonia.
She had his son / and named him Wade.
They moved to Atlanta / and lived with Melanie.
Scarlett saw Rhett a lot / and they developed a stormy relationship.
Melanie was pregnant / and Scarlett agreed to help her.
The reason was that Melanie's husband Ashley / had gone off to war.
Under siege, Atlanta fell into a desperate state, and Rhett therefore helped Scarlett,
and Melanie and her baby, Beau, escape.
He then left them / to join the Confederate army.
The war ended / and Scarlett rebuilt Tara.
Scarlet married her sister's fiance Frank / and they had a baby girl, named Ella.
Unfortunately, however, Frank was killed.
Scarlett married Rhett after all / and they moved to Atlanta.
They had a daughter named Bonnie.
Scarlett and Rhett's marriage began happily,
but Rhett became increasingly bitter and indifferent toward her / because she continued to pursue her love for Ashley.
Their marriage began to fall apart.
Melanie died from a miscarrage.
After talking to Melanie / at the end, Scarlett realized / that she was not actually / in love with Ashley, but with Rhett.
It was too late, however, and Rhett left Scarlett.
Lemuel Gulliver / was an English surgeon.
He went to sea / when his business failed.
He was shipwrecked in Lilliput, a land of tiny people / where everthing was very small.
At first / he was a prisoner, but then he became a hero / and finally became wanted for treason.
He escaped to the neighboring island / called Blefuscu, where he repaired a boat / and set sail for Engliand.
After staying in England / with his family / for two months, Gulliver undertook / another voyage.
It took him / to a land of giants / called Brobdingnag.
There he was captured / by a farmer / and became his pet.
The famer / sold Gulliver / to the queen.
He eventually escaped / from the giants / when an eagle caried him away / and dropped him / in the sea.
Next, Gulliver set sail agin.
After an attack by pirates, he ended up / on Laputa floating island.
The people there / were very smart / but were out of touch / with reality.
His fourth and last journey / took him to an unknown land.
It was populated / by Houyhnhnms / which were rational thinking horses.
There were also Yahoos, human-like creatures / who served the Houyhnhnms.
He wanted to stay / with the Houyhnhnms, but his bare body revealed to the horses / that he was very much / like a Yahoo.
Consequently, he was banished / and returned home / to England.
Jane Eyre was a young orphan / being raised / by her cruel, wealthy aunt, Mrs.Reed.
She sent Jane away / to Lowood school.
A typhus epidemic / went through Lowood / and Jane's friend, Helen Burns, died.
After completing school, she taught at Lowood / for two years.
Afterwards, she worked at Thornfield manor / and tutored a lively French girl / named Adele.
Her boss was Rochester / and Jane soon / fell in love / with him.
Rochester proposed to Jane but, on their wedding day,
she learned / that he was already married.
Rochester explained / that his wife / went mad.
He had kept her hidden / at his house / for many years.
In destress, Jane fled Thornfield.
Penniless and hungry,Jane was forced to sleep outdoors / and beg / for food.
Three siblings took Jane / into their home.
There she discovered / that the siblings were her cousins / and that she had inherited / a large sum of money.
Jane realized / that she still loved Rochester / and went back to Thornfield.
But Thornfield manor / had been burned to the ground / by a fire.
Rochester had lost his eyesight / and one of his hands, and his wife / was killed / in the fire.
Rochester and Jane / rebuilt their relationship / and were soon married.
Lear, the aging king / of Britain, decided to divide his kingdom evenly / between his three daughters.
First, however, he put his daughters / through a test.
He asked / each to tell him / how much / she loved him.
Goneril and Regan, his older daughters, gave him flattering / but meaningless answers.
Cordelia, the youngest and his favorite, said she had / no words to describe / how much / she loved him.
Lear was very angry / and disowned her, so Cordelia went to France / together with the king of France, who wanted to marry her / even without her land.
Lear quickly learned / that he had made / a bad decision.
His older daughters / betrayed him.
Lear went insane / and fled to wander / on a heath.
An elderly nobleman / named Gloucester / was also having / family problems.
He too headed out / on the heath / and met King Lear.
He decided to help Lear / in spite of the danger.
But Gloucester was captured, blinded and sent away.
His son Edgar, in disguise, led Gloucester to Dover, where Lear had also gone.
Cordelia, who had married / the French king, led the French army to Dover / in an effort / to save her father.
Edmond, Gloucester's illegitimate son, led the English army / against Cordelia.
Lear and Cordelia / were captured.
Cordelia was executed / in prison / and Lear died of grief / over her death.
Antonio / was a wealthy merchant / in the Italian city of Venice.
His friend, Bassanio, needed money / to impress Portia, a wealthy heiress,
Antonio could not make the loan himself / because his own money was invested / in a number of trade ships.
Antonio and Bassanio / approached Shylock, a Jewish moneylender, for a loan.
In fact, Shylock disliked Antonio / because he spoke out / aginst his dishonest way / of lending money.
To their surprise, Shylock agreed / to lend Bassanio the money.
A condition, however, was / that if the loan went unpaid, Shylock would be entitled / to a proud of Antonio's flesh.
Antonio's ships were lost / at sea, meaning / that he was unable / to repay the loan.
The matter went to court.
Shylock could indeed demand / a pound of flesh / from Antonio.
A legal expert, who was really Portia / disguised as a man, told Shylock / that he could indeed / cut off a pound of flesh,
but was not allowed / to draw any blood, because the contract did not entitle him / to any blood.
Consequently, Shylock got nothing.
He was found guilty / of conspiring / to kill a Venetian citizen.
The penalty was death, but all involved agreed / that the punishment should be different.
Shylock was fined, and he had / to convert to Christianity.
Soon after, the joyful news arrived / that Antonio's ships / came back safely.
Iago hated / General Othello / because Othello did not make him an officer / in the army.
Cassio was commissioned / as an officer.
Desdemona, daughter of Senator Brabantio, ran off with Othello / to be married.
They moved to Cyprus.
Iago planned / to destroy their lives.
He caused a man / who loved Desdemona / to fight a duel with Cassio.
Cassio accidently wounded a man / who tried to break up the fight.
Cassio's reputation was smeared.
Iago told Cassio / to ask Desdemona / to speak to Othello / on his behalf.
Iago hoped to plant / the seeds of jealousy / in Othello's mind.
The plan worked / and Othello suspected / Cassio and Desdemona / of having an affair.
Othello was enraged, but demanded proof of any affair.
Iago had his wife / steal Desdemona's handkerchief, which Othello had given her.
He then planted it / in Cassio's room, as evicence / of Cassio and Desdemona's affair.
When Othello heard of the handkerchief, he smothered his wife / because of her unfaithfulness.
Iago's wife told Othello / that Desdemona had never been unfaithful.
As she explained Iago's plan, Iago stabbed and killed her.
Othello stabbed Iago / but did not kill him, so that Iago would always live in pain.
Othello / then killed himself.
The Scottish King Duncan learned / that his two generals / had defeated invading armies.
After the battles, the generals Macbeth and Banquo encountered three witches.
They made a prophecy / that Macbeth would be crowned / King of Scotland.
They also prophesied / that Banquo's sons / would become Scottish kings, but not him.
Macbeth thought / that their prophecy might be true, but he was uncertain / what to expect.
He invited King Duncan / to his castle at Inverness / for dinner.
Lady Macbeth persuaded her husband / to kill Duncan / that very night, by stabbing him.
She was certain / the prophecy would come true.
They got Duncan's two royal servants drunk / and blamed the murder on them.
Macbeth killed them / to avenge the king's death / and become king himself.
But he feared / that Banquo's sons would seize his crown, as prophesied.
Macbeth planned / to kill Banquo and his son Fleance.
Banquo was killed / but Fleance escaped.
At an evening banquet, Banquo's ghost visited Macbeth, and he cried out / in front of many noble guests.
Frightened, Macbeth went to visit the witches.
There, they told him / of more prophecies.
One was that he had to beware of MacDuff, a Scottish nobleman / who opposed his succession / to the crown.
So Macbeth seized MacDuff's castle / and killed his family, while MacDuff was in England.
MacDuff led the English army / against Macbeth.
Lady Macbeth killed herself, after ongoing nightmares.
Macbeth and MacDuff met on the battlefield / and MacDuff finally killed Macbeth.
Then, Prince Malcolm, son of Duncan, became the King of Scotland.
A pilot / crashed his plane / in the Sahara desert.
A little prince / appeared and asked the pilot / to draw him a sheep.
The two became friends.
The prince told the pilot / his story.
One day, a mysterious rose sprouted / on his planet / and the little prince / fell in love with it.
But he became unable to trust it / when he realized / that the rose lied to him.
Felling lonely, he decided to explore other planets.
He passed by many asteroids / in his travels.
While traveling, he met a king, a vain man, a drunkard, a business man, a lanplighter / and a geographer.
All lived alone / and were extremely busy / with their own jobs.
He learned / from the geographer / that roses do not last forever.
All of a sudden, he began to miss his rose.
At the geographer's suggestion, the little prince visited Earth.
But he landed in the middle of the desert / and could not find any humans.
Instead, he met a snake, talked to a flower / and climbed the tallest mountains.
The little prince found a rose garden, which surprised and depressed him.
His rose had told him / that she was the only one / of her kind.
He made friend with a fox, who taought him / that only the heart / can see the important things / in life.
The fox also taught / that his time away from the rose / would make the rose / more special to him.
The little prince's mind / was fixed / on returning to his rose.
He began making plans / with the snake / to go back to his planet.
But the snake bit the prince / and he fell noiselessly to the sand.
The next day, the pilot could not find / the prince's body.
He wondered if the little prince / ever returned / to his asteroid.
A widow, Mrs.Dashwood, and her three daughters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret moved in with the Middletons, who were distant relatives.
Elinor was sad / to leave her home, because she had become close / to Edward Ferrars.
Elinor and Marianne / met Colonel Brandon / and John Willoughby.
Willoughby courted Marianne / and they showed off / their love for each other.
Willoughby departed for London / on business, leaving Marianne / lovesick and miserable.
Anne and Lucy Steele, relatives of the Middletons, visited Barton Park, which was the Middletons' home.
Lucy and Elinor became / close friends.
Lucy told Elinor / that she was secretly engaged / to Edward Ferrars.
Later, when Edward's mother found out / that they were engaged, she decided to leave her fortune to Robert,
Edward's younger brother, when she died.
Elinor and Marianne traveled / to London, where everyone was talking / of Marianne's engagement / to Willoughby.
Willoughby, however, denied that he ever had any feelings / for Marianne.
Brandon explained / that Willoughby was callous / and corrupt.
Having squandered his fortune, Willoughby became engaged / to Miss Grey, a wealthy woman.
Marianne developed a servere cold / and became deathly ill.
When Willoughby heard of this, he visited her / and asked for her forgiveness.
It turned out / that Lucy actually married Robert Ferrars, not Edward.
Edward and Elinor were married, as were Marianne and Brandon.
Oliver Twist was born / in a workhouse / in England in the 1830's.
His mother died / very soon after, and Oliver went to a badly-run home / for orphans.
When he was nine years old, he was transferred to a workhouse for adults.
He was eventually / sold off as an apprentice / to a local undertaker, but ran away / and traveled toward London.
He met Jack Dawkins, a boy his own age, who worked for Fagin.
Fagin was a criminal / who taught young orphan boys / to pick pockets.
A sickly and feverish Oliver / was caught / while stealing a handkerchief / from Mr.Brownlow.
Rather than pressing charges, Brownlow took Oliver home / and nursed him back to health.
Two young adults / in Fagin's gang, Bill and his lover Nancy, captured Oliver / and returned him / to Fagin.
In a burglary attempt, Oliver was shot, then taken in / by the woman of the house.
Her name was Mrs.Maylie and she lived / with her beautiful, adopted niece, Rose.
Fagin and Monks / wanted to recapture Oliver.
Nancy told / Rose of the plan.
In the meantime, Mr.Brownlow confronted Monks / and found out / that Monks was Oliver's half-brother.
Their father was unhappily married / to a wealthy woman / and had an affair with Oliver's mother.
Monks had pursued Oliver / to ensure / that Oliver would never receive / his share of the family inheritance.
Brownlow forced Monks / to sign over to Oliver, his rightful share.
moreover, it turned out / that Rose was Oliver's aunt.
Fagin was hanged / for his crimes.
Finally, Brownlow adopted Oliver / and they, along with the Maylies, moved to the countryside.
The story took place / in the late 1930's, during the Spanish Civil War.
A guerrilla group, led by Pablo, was behind enemy lines.
Robert Jordan / was an American explosives expert.
he was assigned / to blow up / an enemy bridge.
Pablo was against this plan / and Jordan worried / that Pablo would betray them.
jordan met Maria, a beautiful Spanish girl, and they immediately fell in love.
All of the guerrillas / wanted to kill Pablo, but Jordan did not want to.
Pablo's wife Pilar / told of how Pablo arranged a massacre.
Pablo left the group, then returned, and Jordan realized / that he could not trust Pablo.
Jordan shot an enemy soldier / who came to the camp.
Some of the guerrillas, led by El Sordo, kept the enemy soldier's horse, then went out to look for more.
El Sordo's men / were ambushed by the enemy / and killed.
Through all of this, Jordan and Maria took the time / to discuss their future.
Jordan sent a young guerilla / to General Golz / with news of El Sordo's defeat / and a request / that the offensive be canceled.
The message did not reach General Golz / in time.
Pablo stole some dynamite / and disappeared.
He returned later / with five men / and Jordan became confident / they could accomplish their mission.
At dawn / the next day, they blew up the bridge.
Many of the guerrillas were killed, including Jordan's guide and friend.
Jordan was injured / when his horse fell on his leg.
Despondent, Maria tried to convince Jordan / to allow her / to stay with him, but he refused.
While the others escaped, Jordan stayed behind, to delay the advancing enemy.