Inside Dominoes (166)
Robert E. Howard
Text adaptation by Bill Bowler
'Conan!' cried Valeria. 'What are you doing here?'
When Conan the Barbarian follows Valeria the Pirate south, he surprises her. Together they escape from a fierce dragon, and enter a strange city in the desert, looking for treasure. Two enemy clans live there, and Conan and Valeria are soon asked to join in the war between them. This adventure story - full of battles, magic, and terrible monsters - is about two friendly fighters. But who are their enemies? And what is the secret of the black pillar with the red nails in it?
'He's great, Vera,' said Angie.
When Viktor Sarav takes a job at Ballantine's, Angie and her brother Don - the young owners of the New York fashion company - are pleased. But Angie and Don's parents died in an unusual plane accident, and other strange deaths in the company follow. Is there a vampire at work at Ballantine's? Vera Donato, a company director with secrets to hide, is against Viktor. But Ed Valdemar, the company lawyer, trusts him. Who is right? And what happens to Viktor, Angie, Don, and Vera in the end?
Text adaptation by Alex Raynham
'We'll be friends, you and I. I'll call you Joey,' Albert said. 'I'll look after you. We'll always be friends, I promise.'
Albert Narracott, a farmer's boy, makes this promise to his horse, Joey, in Devon, England. But this is before the First World War, and before Joey leaves for France to become a war horse. What happens to Joey in the British army? What will the Germans and the French do to him when they find him? And how will Albert find Joey again? Read this story and find out.
Text adaptation by Janet Hardy-Gould
'Help! A wolf is eating my sheep!'
What happens when a bored shepherd boy lies to the people in his village - or when he later tells the truth?
What do a man and his wife do when their goose lays golden eggs? And what can two travellers learn from a bear in the woods?
These three old Greek tales teach us important truths about people today.
'Professor Clark's work usually helps people. But this is something new.'
Clark's helper - Tasha Kiara - is telling Chaz - a local TV reporter about the Professor's new serum.
Then an earthquake hits Clark's California lab, and his serum brings dead bodies in the cemetery alive. Soon the zombies attack!
What happens to Professor Clark? How can Tasha and Chaz stop the zombies? Who lives and who dies? Read this story and see.
'My name is Victor Frankenstein.'
On a ship in the Arctic, Victor Frankenstein - ill and tired - tells the story of his sad life to the British man of science, Robert Walton. He talks of his family and friends in Geneva, and of his love for beautiful Elizabeth Lavenza.
He speaks, too, about the terrible creature that he made from dead body parts when he was a university science student. He hates this monster, which has destroyed his life. But how does the monster feel about its maker?
Retold by Bill Bowler
'I see Troy in flames years from now - because Paris brings disaster to us,' Queen Hecuba says about her son.
Paris's father, King Priam, wants to kills him. But Paris lives, and later loves Helen - King Menelaus's queen - from Greece. When Paris brings Helen to Troy, war begins between the Trojans and Greeks.
What happens when Paris's brother Hector and the Greek fighter Achilles meet in battle? Who wins the war, and how? Read Troy and find the answers.
Retold by Bill Bowler
'What's your job?' Yukio asks.
'I'm a sorcerer,' the old man smiles, 'and I need a young apprentice.'
One day, Yukio - a young boy from old Japan - leaves his sister in the country and looks for a job in the town. He finds interesting work there, as a sorcerer's apprentice. But why must Yukio wait to learn magic? And what happens after he puts a spell on a broom when the sorcerer is away?