Confucius: An Icon of Chinese Culture
By Max L. Knowles ReadOasis Step 4 (Part 1) The teacher spoke his mind. He told the truth as he saw it, and this apparently offended leaders who had great power. And so, the teacher, whose name was Confucius, was forced into exile. He had to leave the state... Read more
The Cask of Amontillado
By Edgar Allan Poe ReadOasis Step 3 (Part 1) Fortunato and I were both members of very old and important Italian families. We used to play together when we were children. Fortunato was bigger, richer, and more handsome than I was. He also enjoyed making me look like a... Read more
Practice Makes Genius (Step 4)
By D.S. Aims ReadOasis Step 4 Tiger Woods started playing golf when he was two years old. Tiger was a mere toddler when his father began training him to become a great golfer. As a boy, baseball phenomenon Ichiro Suzuki practiced with his father every day. The practice sessions... Read more
One Thousand Dollars
By O. Henry ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 2) "Were there any others mentioned in your uncle’s will?" asked Old Bryson. "None," said Gill. “There is a Miss Hayden. My uncle was responsible for her. She lived in his house. She's quiet and musical. She’s the daughter of somebody who... Read more
The Cask of Amontillado
By Edgar Allan Poe ReadOasis Step 3 (Part 2) I said I was glad to see him too, because I had a little problem. "What is it?" he asked, putting his large hand on my shoulder. "My dear Fortunato," I said, "I'm afraid I have been very stupid. The... Read more
The Cask of Amontillado
By Edgar Allan Poe ReadOasis Step 3 (Part 3) Finally, we arrived in a small room. Bones were pushed high against one wall. A doorway in another wall opened to an even smaller room about one meter wide and two meters high. Its walls were made of solid rock.... Read more