English Story Books PDF Free Download – Island for Sale By Anne Collins

Watch this story on YouTube and improve your English skills.

Island for Sale

By Anne Collins

There are many islands in the sea near Scotland. This story is about one of these islands. The name of the island is Lana.
          Lana isn’t big, but it’s very beautiful. It’s very quiet, too. There are no houses or roads or cars on Lana. But there’s a castle. The castle is very old.

          A young Scotsman lives in the castle. The Scotsman’s name is Duncan McTavish. Duncan lives in the castle with his dog, Jock.

          Duncan is very happy on his island. He likes going for walks with Jock. He likes swimming and fishing in his little boat.

English Story Books PDF free download-Island for Sale

          There are many big rooms in Duncan’s castle. They have a lot of old things in them — pictures and heavy tables, chairs and beds.

          In winter the castle is very cold and dark. Duncan puts on a lot of electric lights in all the rooms.

          One Monday morning in April, Duncan gets a letter.

          ‘What’s this?’ he asks.

          He opens the letter. It’s from the electricity company. Duncan reads,

          Electricity from October to March: £5,000.

          ‘Oh,’ Duncan says. ‘I haven’t got £5,000. What can I do?’ He’s very unhappy. ‘I can do only one thing: sell my island and my castle.’

English Story Books PDF -Island for Sale

English Story Books -Island for Sale

          Duncan telephones a man in London. The man’s name is Mr. Moneybags. Mr. Moneybags sells houses and castles.

          ‘I want to sell my island and my castle,’ Duncan says. ‘OK,’ Mr. Moneybags says.

          Two days later, he telephones Duncan.

          ‘Leaping Larry wants to buy your island,’ he says. ‘Leaping … who?’ Duncan asks.

          ‘Leaping Larry. You know – the famous American rock star. He wants to buy your island for his girlfriend.’

          ‘A rock star,’ Duncan says. ‘Oh.’

          ‘He wants to see the island tomorrow afternoon,’ Mr. Moneybags says. ‘Is that OK?’

          ‘Er … yes,’ Duncan says. ‘Yes, of course.’

Story Books -Island for Sale

          Leaping Larry and his girlfriend are coming to the island by helicopter. They’re very late. Duncan and Jock wait a long time.

          Then the helicopter arrives. A tall man with long dark hair gets down from it. He’s about forty-five years old. There’s a girl with him. She’s about twenty and has long yellow hair. There’s a small animal with her. The animal has long white hair.

          ‘Hi,’ the man says. ‘I’m Leaping Larry. And this is my girlfriend, Roxanne.’

          ‘Hi,’ Roxanne says. ‘This is my dog, Bobo.’

          Larry looks at the castle.

          ‘Look at that old castle, Roxanne,’ he says. ‘Don’t you love it, honey?’

          Roxanne doesn’t smile. It’s only an old castle.

          Leaping Larry and Roxanne go into the castle. It’s very dark. Leaping Larry can’t see. He falls down.

          ‘Where are the lights?’ he asks.

          ‘I’m sorry,’ Duncan says. ‘There isn’t any light. The company stopped my electricity this morning.’

          ‘I want some hot food,’ Roxanne says.

          ‘I’m sorry,’ Duncan says, ‘but I can’t make hot food. I haven’t got any electricity. But there is some cold food.’

          ‘Cold food!’ Roxanne says. ‘No, thank you! I’m going to bed. But first I want a hot bath. And Bobo wants a bath, too.’

English books for reading pdf - Island for Sale

English books for reading - Island for Sale

          ‘I’m very sorry,’ Duncan says. ‘But there’s no hot water.’

          ‘No lights! No food! No hot water!’ Roxanne says. ‘I don’t like this place!’

          ‘Now, honey …’ Leaping Larry says.

          ‘Don’t call me “honey”!’ Roxanne says. ‘Let’s go, Bobo!’

          Roxanne and Bobo go to bed. Larry and Duncan eat cold food and talk. Jock watches them.

          Suddenly Roxanne screams. Duncan, Larry and Jock run to her room. Roxanne is in bed with Bobo.

          ‘Honey, what’s wrong?’ Larry asks.

          ‘There was a noise in the room,’ Roxanne says. ‘What was it?’

          Duncan starts to smile.

          ‘Why are you smiling?’ Roxanne says. She’s very angry.

          ‘Look at Jock,’ Duncan says.

          Jock is under the bed. He has a mouse in his mouth.

          ‘A mouse!’ Roxanne says. She screams again.

          In the morning, Duncan and Leaping Larry are waiting. Roxanne and Bobo are late. They get up at eleven o’clock. 

          ‘Good morning,’ Duncan says.

          Roxanne doesn’t answer. She says to Larry, ‘Larry, I don’t like this place. I want to go home.’

          ‘But, honey …’ Larry says.

          ‘Don’t call me “honey”!’ Roxanne says. ‘This castle is old, dark and very cold. There’s no electricity, no food and no hot water. And I don’t like it. Do you understand?’

          ‘Listen, honey,’ Larry says. ‘We can build a big new house here. Our friends from California can come and stay.’ 

            Duncan looks at Jock. Jock looks at Duncan.

          ‘Build a big new house!’ they think. ‘Oh, no!’

Beginner reading books pdf - Island for Sale

          Leaping Larry says, ‘We want to see the island.’

          ‘OK,’ Duncan says. ‘We can go in my boat.’

          Duncan, Larry and Roxanne get into Duncan’s boat. Jock gets in, too. Bobo is with Roxanne.

          It’s a beautiful day, but Roxanne isn’t happy.

          ‘What do you do all day?’ she asks Duncan.

          ‘I go for walks,’ Duncan says. ‘Sometimes I swim. And sometimes I catch fish.’

          ‘Oh,’ Roxanne says. ‘That isn’t very interesting.’

          ‘Listen, honey,’ Larry says. ‘We can make the island interesting. I know people with film companies. They can come here and make films. Hundreds of films!’

          Duncan looks at Jock. Jock looks at Duncan.

          ‘Film companies!’ they think. ‘Oh, no!’

          Duncan is very unhappy. He doesn’t want to sell his island and his castle to Larry. He doesn’t want film companies or Larry’s friends on the island.

          But what can Duncan do? The electricity company wants £5,000. He has no money. He can’t stay in his castle.

          Duncan, Larry and Roxanne are all sitting in Duncan’s boat. Jock and Bobo are with them. Suddenly, Jock sees a rabbit on the island. Jock loves catching rabbits. He jumps into the sea and starts to swim to the island.

          Bobo thinks, ‘This is interesting!’ And he jumps in, too.

          ‘Bobo is in the water!’ Roxanne screams. ‘Jump into the sea, Larry! Get Bobo!’

Beginner reading books - Island for Sale

          But Larry doesn’t move.

          ‘Why are you waiting?’ Roxanne says. ‘Jump in!’

          ‘But, honey,’ Larry says, ‘I can’t swim.’

          ‘Can’t swim!’ Roxanne says. She is very angry.

          ‘Look!’ Duncan says. ‘Bobo is OK. He’s having a good time.’

          Bobo is swimming in the water with Jock. But Roxanne is very angry with Larry.

          ‘You don’t love me!’ she says.

          ‘And you don’t love me,’ Larry says. ‘You only love Bobo.’

          ‘You’re right,’ Roxanne says.

          She stands in the boat and starts to hit Larry.

          ‘Don’t do that!’ Duncan says.

          The boat moves. Roxanne falls into the water. She starts to scream.

Reading books - Island for Sale

Beginner book English - Island for Sale

          Roxanne is making a lot of noise. Jock sees Roxanne in the water with Bobo. What are they doing? Arc they playing a new game? Jock wants to play, too. He swims to Bobo.

          ‘Go away!’ Roxanne screams.

          Duncan brings the boat near Roxanne. Roxanne gets into the boat. Then Bobo gets into the boat.

          Roxanne is very angry.

          ‘Take me back to California … NOW!’ she says to Larry.

          Later Larry, Roxanne and Bobo get into their helicopter. ‘Goodbye,’ Duncan says.

          Larry and Roxanne don’t answer. The helicopter goes away. Duncan smiles at Jock. He’s very happy.

          ‘Leaping Larry isn’t going to buy our island,’ he says. ‘That’s good!’

Short stories pdf - Island for Sale

          But Duncan has big money problems.

          Leaping Larry doesn’t want to buy the island. But where can Duncan get £5,000 for the electricity company?

          Later, Duncan telephones Mr. Moneybags in London.

          ‘Leaping Larry telephoned me,’ Mr. Moneybags says. ‘He doesn’t like your island. He doesn’t want to buy it. And I’m not going to sell it for you now. It’s your problem. Goodbye.’

          Duncan goes for a long walk with Jock. He’s very unhappy. They walk to a place across the island. And there Duncan sees a girl. She’s looking at the sea and she’s painting a picture. Near her is a small boat.

          ‘Good afternoon,’ Duncan says.

          The girl looks at Duncan. She’s beautiful. He likes her.

          ‘Who are you?’ she asks. ‘What do you want?’

          ‘I’m Duncan McTavish,’ Duncan says. ‘I live here. Lana is my island. And this is my dog, Jock.’

          Jock looks at the girl. He likes her, too.

          ‘Lana is your island?’ the girl says. ‘Oh. I’m Jean Stewart. I’m a teacher. I work in a school across the sea. Today is a holiday and the school is closed. I came here in my boat. I wanted to paint your island. The light is very good and the colours are very beautiful. I can paint good pictures here.’ Duncan looks at Jean’s picture.

          ‘Yes,’ he says. ‘Your picture is very good.’

          ‘Thank you, ’Jean says.

Stories pdf - Island for Sale

          Duncan and Jean talk for a long time.

          ‘Where do you live?’ Jean asks.

          ‘I live in a castle,’ Duncan says. ‘Come and see it.’ Duncan, Jean and Jock go to the castle.

          ‘Your castle is beautiful, ’Jean says.

          ‘Yes,’ Duncan says. ‘But it’s very cold and dark. There’s no electricity. I have no money. I love my island very much. But I can’t make money from it.’

          Jean looks at the castle. Suddenly she says, ‘Yes, you can!’ ‘How?’ Duncan asks.

          ‘People can come here for holidays, ’Jean says. ‘They can paint pictures of your island. I can teach them. And they can stay in your castle. We can make a lot of money!’

          Duncan looks at Jock. Jock looks at Duncan.

          ‘You’re right!’ Duncan says.

Bestseller books download free - Island for Sale

Bestseller books - Island for Sale

          Now McTavish Painting Holidays are very famous. Every year many visitors come to the island. They stay in the castle. They go for walks and paint beautiful pictures. They take their pictures back to their homes.

          The rooms in the castle aren’t cold and dark now. Duncan and Jean have a lot of money. There is no problem with the electricity company. And Jean makes very good food. The visitors are very happy.

          Duncan and Jean are married now. They have two children – a boy and a girl. Jock loves playing with the children.

          Duncan often sits in his little boat. Sometimes he catches a fish, but usually he sleeps. He’s a happy man.


Source: vocab.today

English Story Books PDF Free Download – Island for Sale By Anne Collins

English story books PDF free download

English books PDF for beginners- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By MARK TWAIN, Retold by Nick Bullard Any short story in English with pictures - Marcel and the Shakespeare Letters A Pretty Face By John Escott book PDF

Free Short Stories PDF-Anne of Green Gables By Lucy Maud Montgomery Retold by Anne Collins book Stories to Improve English- The Secret of the Stones By Victoria Heward book learn english through stories level 2 - Good luck or bad luck A tale from China

Story books in English to read pdf- "The Secret Garden" by Frances Hodgson Burnett retold by Clare West English books for beginners pdf- Meet Me in Istanbul By Richard Chisholm short english stories for esl learners - "The Million Pound Bank Note"

Short Stories pdf - Black Beauty By Anna Sewell Retold by John Escott Book story for intermediate level pdf The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde Online English Story books free download

English story books PDF free download- Top Sites

  1. pdfdrive.com – English story books pdf free download Vocabulary for Success ©2013 Common Core Enriched Edition, Student Edition Grade 9 Based on the Gradual Release of Responsibility instructional model, Vocabulary for Success, Common Core Enriched Edition is designed to help students learn words in stages using print and online technology. · Start each Lesson with a high-interest, nonfiction passage that introduces 10 new words in context and develops students’ content-area knowledge. · Provide student-friendly explanations and reinforce them in print, audio,…
  2. matrubharti.com– English story books pdf free download Ahana a cute and sweet beautiful girl and a young nurse. Dr. Vikram a successful doctor. Dr.Vikram and Ahana are good friends, but her Mom forced Dr.Vikram to marry her. Ahana’s Mom was ill and she will die anytime, want Ahana to marry a well-settle person who will take care of her.english story books pdf free download
  3. But brother of Dr.Vikram Rakesh was jealous of him, wanting to kill. Vikram was fallen love with Disha and but she cheated him. Rakesh married Disha by giving expensive things and she wanted a luxurious life, so left Vikram. Vikram then started dating, but Ahana was madly in love with him. Vikram tried to fulfill Ahana’s Mom wish but suddenly her Mom got Murdered and Ahana went in dilemma. Vikram and Ahana were in pain.
  4. Ahana was alone, pain, so Vikram tried to give her support with love. Vikram and Ahana were together, but with a pain. Vikram was remembering Disha how she cheated and here was Ahana, who always gave him love and support. Vikram and Ahana get married for Ahana’s Mom ‘s last wish to see them together. How will Vikram fall in with Ahana? Will Ahana get her love and who has murdered her Mom?

3. freeditorial.com– English story books PDF free download

English story books pdf free download THE BROTHERS GRIMM FAIRY TALES

The first volumes of Grimm’s Tales were much criticized because, although they were called “Children’s Tales”, they were not regarded as suitable for children, both for the scholarly information included and the subject matter. Many changes through the editions were probably made with an eye to such suitability. But for almost two centuries, the stories of magic and myth gathered by the Brothers Grimm have been part of the way children — and adults — learn about the vagaries of the real world.

4. pdfbooksworld.com-english story books pdf free download

English story books pdf free download PDF Books World

PDF Books World library is a high quality resource for free PDF books, which are digitized version of books attained the public domain status. Our mission is to transform the most popular works of legendary authors to modern reading room. We publish pdf books on many subjects for readers of all ages including Fiction, Non-Fiction, Academic and Children’s writings. 

Book reading has transformed from Paper editions to electronic formats and contemporary reading is not just limited to Personal Computers but to various handheld devices like Tablets and Mobiles. Considering the demand for e-reading in cross-platform devices we have created Books with separate editions optimized for devices of different screen size like PCs,Tablets and Mobiles. Membership registration is required to download pdf books online from our library.  

english story books pdf free download Our Books Quality

Our Books are not just simple PDF files but professionally created PDF editions with features including legible Font sizes, ToC, Illustrations and Internal Reference Links.

Legible Font Sizes: Legible Font type & sizes are used for Paragraphs for strain-free reading.

Table Of Contents: With ToC in top of book, users can navigate easily between Chapters.

Illustrations: Many books in our library are illustrated editions and images are optimised for all screen sizes without overlapping screens.

Reference Links:  Many books are created with internal clickable reference links for quick reference to  Footnotes, Citations, Illustrations and Index pages.

english story books pdf free download Explore our Library:

We have designed the website with easy to navigate interface  and our responsive web design let you access the website with devices of any screen size including Laptops, Tablets and Mobiles. Top menu bar contains important links to Books, Genres and author pages to quickly explore the library. We have also included search options to find the book of your choice.

5. infobooks.org-english story books pdf free download

+25 Free Children’s Story Books

In our constant search for free books to share, we have made a special place for our little ones to receive the best Children’s Story books.

With great care we have selected an important group of titles aimed at the spoiled of the house, for their delight and learning. All the chosen texts are in PDF format to make them easier to download and read.

On the other hand, we are more than aware that a book constitutes a rich source of knowledge and useful and beneficial information for everyone, and especially for children. That is why we chose to take the time to collect the best free titles, which can provide fruitful and didactic entertainment to our little ones.

It is well known that reading constitutes one of the best habits that human beings can acquire. It is an activity that brings great and diverse benefits with short, medium and long term repercussions. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that children begin to be interested in books and their content from the very moment they become conscious.

The idea that children should be interested in books even before they learn to speak and read is one of the most recurrent pieces of advice from experts. With the idea of supporting this recommendation, the specialists have designed books with images and sounds that can attract the attention and awaken the curiosity of the little ones. It is a very effective way to initiate the advantageous ability to read.

For our part, we wanted to collaborate with the positive development of your children by sharing with you a list of more than 25 Children’s Story Books in PDF format.

Reading is one of the best ways to improve your English. Whether you’re preparing for a Cambridge exam or just studying to improve your language skills, reading is a fantastic way to acquire new vocabulary, explore new structures, discover complex expressions and really get a feel for the language. Unfortunately, though, sometimes it can be difficult to find the right kinds of the novel for your level. That’s why we’ve created this list of the best English novels for beginners.

“Classic books” are books that have “stood the test of time.” This expression means that a lot of time has passed and these books have still survived as important pieces of culture.

People have enjoyed these books for a long time, and they still enjoy them today.

One thing that all classic literature has in common is that it’s universal. That means that these books contain themes and topics that are relevant to every human being.

No matter where you live in the world, no matter what year you were born in, you’ll be able to read and understand the main ideas these books talk about. A classic book will explore things every human knows and cares about, like love, hate, life and death. These are things all humans have experienced for hundreds and thousands of years.

An old man lived in the village. He was one of the most unfortunate people in the world. The whole village was tired of him; he was always gloomy, he constantly complained and was always in a bad mood.

The longer he lived, the more bile he was becoming and the more poisonous were his words. People avoided him, because his misfortune became contagious. It was even unnatural and insulting to be happy next to him.

He created the feeling of unhappiness in others.


JUNE 4, 2020

The class took a little train and went deep into the woods on their first school trip. But things didn’t go as planned and a whirlwind of adventure unfolds in this wonderful free bed time story book.

It is illegal to use this free children’s book for commercial without giving us credit by linking to our website www.monkeypen.com. Teachers and Educational Institutions, please read our T&C before making any use of monkeypen books.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *