There was once a very wise man called Robert, though everyone called him Bertie for everyone loved him a great deal. Bertie had lived all his life in a small village, but two years ago when he was seventy years old he had gone to live in the big city with his daughter Ana. Bertie had always loved history and on his bedside table there were always exciting adventure books about historical figures.

One day as he was browsing his daughter’s bookshelveshe came across a well worn book that looked very old. Bertie realised that this was no ordinary book; it was a special book, and that inside its pages there could be a great secret.

On the front page were Egyptian hieroglyphics that Bertie had seen somewhere before, though he couldn’t quite remember where. So he set his spectacles on the tip of his nose and began reading the first few pages. It soon became clear that this was indeed a very old book – it had been written by an Egyptian historian who had described in precise detail the steps the reader had to follow to cross through the labyrinth and reach the treasure that was hidden there.


Bertie spent the whole night reading that mysterious book and deciphering the riddles that he came across. He finished it just before dawn, but he still hadn’t managed to find the answer that would lead him to the Egyptian treasure. But then, on the very last page, he found an unfinished phrase that was the key he needed to solve the riddle.

After a few minutes in which Bertie thought hard about everything he had read, he found the answer to the unfinished phrase! Not wasting a single second more, he took a pen from his pocket and finished the phrase in the book.

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  1. vishal sundar

    better than that but it is also booooooooooooooooooooring story

  2. Beza

    keep it up guys that is a realy nice story for kids!!

  3. balamurugan r

    it creates more imagination about the past

  4. gary

    just read to my 6 year old granddaughter, fantastic story, now she wants to visit all the charity shops looking for a dusty old brown book with Egyptian Hieroglyphics ! Well done

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      Hi Gary!

      We love you telling us this cool stories about your kids, it makes uus feel great to know hat kids enjoy and learn with our stories! please keep beng a pat of our family!!!

  5. Jeah

    I like it ot creates so many imagination about he past

  6. hi dudes

    hey dudes this is a good story for adventures!!!!