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William the Silent

Marching at the head of 20,000 soldiers, William of Orange – also known as William the Silent – kept his mind fixed on the Netherlands. As the army marched toward the Rhine and then into Spanish-held lands, William reflected on

Laziest Boy

(Thud) It was the sound of a baseball being thrown at the side of a barn. The nearby cows ignoring the noise they had grown accustomed to hearing. Heber Grant walked over to the ball and picked it up, went

Outnumbered in the Dark

On May 13, 1918, Henry Johnson and Needham Roberts, both soldiers in the 369th Infantry division were on guard duty at a forward post in northeastern France. The enemy had a strong defensive position that the Allied forces hadn’t been

Ghost Tales for Christmas

On October 5, 1843, a damp, dark night in Manchester, England, 31-year-old Charles Dickens walked alone. Dickens was the most well-known author in England at this time, with nearly a fourth of the population of England reading at least one