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  • The Dream and Other Stories (Longman Fiction Intermediate)

  • Various , Longman , 1997

In these twentieth-century stories, some characters face danger, while others face opportunity and change. Different situations bring out the best in some of them and the worst in others. Their stories are sometimes amusing and sometimes shocking. but all show us people behaving in ways that we recognise and understand.

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In these twentieth-century stories, some characters face danger, while others face opportunity and change. Different situations bring out the best in some of them and the worst in others. Their stories are sometimes amusing and sometimes shocking. but all show us people behaving in ways that we recognise and understand.

  • The Edge (Penguin Readers 6)

  • Dick Francis , Penguin , 1992

The Transcontinental Race Train crosses Canada with owners and their horses from all over the world to take part in races. Tor Kelsey, and investigator for the Jockey Club, is also on the train. He is watching the activities of Julius Filmer very closely ...

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The Transcontinental Race Train crosses Canada with owners and their horses from all over the world to take part in races. Tor Kelsey, and investigator for the Jockey Club, is also on the train. He is watching the activities of Julius Filmer very closely ...

  • The Exciting Streets of Barcelona (National Geographic Footprint Reading Library)

  • Rob Waring , Heinle-Cengage ELT , 2009

Please ask for DVD at SAC Reception desk. People from all over the world love to visit a street in Barcelona, Spain called 'the Ramblas'. This walking-only street is centrally located and full of interesting artists, performers, and other entertainers. What happens on the Ramblas? What makes this street so exciting?

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Please ask for DVD at SAC Reception desk. People from all over the world love to visit a street in Barcelona, Spain called 'the Ramblas'. This walking-only street is centrally located and full of interesting artists, performers, and other entertainers. What happens on the Ramblas? What makes this street so exciting?

  • The Fall of the House of Usher and other stories (Penguin Readers 3)

  • Edgar Allan Poe , Penguin , 2000

There are five stories in this book. 'The Fall of the House of Usher' and 'The Barrel of Amontillado' are stories of madness; 'The Maelström' describes fear of death during a storm on the ocean; and in 'The Stolen Letter' meet C. Auguste Dupin, Poe's famous Parisian detective

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There are five stories in this book. 'The Fall of the House of Usher' and 'The Barrel of Amontillado' are stories of madness; 'The Maelström' describes fear of death during a storm on the ocean; and in 'The Stolen Letter' meet C. Auguste Dupin, Poe's famous Parisian detective

  • The Fruitcake Special and other stories (Cambridge English Readers 4)

  • Frank Brennan , Cambridge University Press , 2000

Five stories about discovery - a perfume that attracts men, a book that shows people's thoughts, a remarkable change in a widow's life, the secret of high intelligence, and a way of making time stand still - make up this entertaining collection

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Five stories about discovery - a perfume that attracts men, a book that shows people's thoughts, a remarkable change in a widow's life, the secret of high intelligence, and a way of making time stand still - make up this entertaining collection

  • The Fruitcake Special and Other Stories Level 4 (Cambridge English Readers)

  • Frank Brennan , Cambridge University Press , 2000

Award-winning original fiction for learners of English. At seven levels, from Starter to Advanced, this impressive selection of carefully graded readers offers exciting reading for every student's capabilities. Five entertaining stories about the power of discovery set in countries across the globe. A perfume made from some very unusual ingredients becomes more effective than expected. A remarkable change in a woman's life leaves her family to make a decision. The secret and danger of high intelligence are revealed to a university student. A teacher discovers a way of making time stand still. And a book tells a young manager more than he wants to know. Paperback-only version. Also available with Audio CDs including complete text recordings from the book.

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Award-winning original fiction for learners of English. At seven levels, from Starter to Advanced, this impressive selection of carefully graded readers offers exciting reading for every student's capabilities. Five entertaining stories about the power of discovery set in countries across the globe. A perfume made from some very unusual ingredients becomes more effective than expected. A remarkable change in a woman's life leaves her family to make a decision. The secret and danger of high intelligence are revealed to a university student. A teacher discovers a way of making time stand still. And a book tells a young manager more than he wants to know. Paperback-only version. Also available with Audio CDs including complete text recordings from the book.

  • The Great Discovery (Penguin Readers 3)

  • Mandy Loader , Penguin , 2000

Archaeologist Tim Saunders sits opposite a mysterious girl on a train in Egypt. He notices the bracelet she's wearing. He thinks it may be a treasure from the lost tomb of Queen Cleopatra. Is Tim going to make a great discovery? And is there a curse on the lost treasure?

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Archaeologist Tim Saunders sits opposite a mysterious girl on a train in Egypt. He notices the bracelet she's wearing. He thinks it may be a treasure from the lost tomb of Queen Cleopatra. Is Tim going to make a great discovery? And is there a curse on the lost treasure?

  • The Great Discovery 2nd Edn.(Penguin Readers 3)

  • Many Loader , Penguin , 2000

Archaeologist Tim Saunders sits opposite a mysterious girl on a train in Egypt. He notices the bracelet she's wearing. He thinks it may be a treasure from the lost tomb of Queen Cleopatra. Is Tim going to make a great discovery? And is there a curse on the lost treasure?

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Archaeologist Tim Saunders sits opposite a mysterious girl on a train in Egypt. He notices the bracelet she's wearing. He thinks it may be a treasure from the lost tomb of Queen Cleopatra. Is Tim going to make a great discovery? And is there a curse on the lost treasure?

  • The Great Gatsby

  • F. Scott Fitzgerald , Wordsworth Classics , 1993

Generally considered to be F. Scott Fitzgerald's finest novel, The Great Gatsby is a consummate summary of the "roaring twenties", and a devastating expose of the "Jazz Age". Through the narration of Nick Carraway, the reader is taken into the superficially glittering world of the mansions which lined the Long Island shore in the 1920s, to encounter Nick's cousin Daisy, her brash but wealthy husband Tom Buchanan, Jay Gatsby and the mystery that surrounds him.

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Generally considered to be F. Scott Fitzgerald's finest novel, The Great Gatsby is a consummate summary of the "roaring twenties", and a devastating expose of the "Jazz Age". Through the narration of Nick Carraway, the reader is taken into the superficially glittering world of the mansions which lined the Long Island shore in the 1920s, to encounter Nick's cousin Daisy, her brash but wealthy husband Tom Buchanan, Jay Gatsby and the mystery that surrounds him.

  • The Gun (Macmillan Stories to Remember)

  • C S Forester , Macmillan , 1987

Spanish peasants and guerrillas joined the remnants of the army to fight the French invaders during the Peninsular Wars. The possession of an enormous cannon briefly changes the fortunes of the Spanish in the defence of their land.

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Spanish peasants and guerrillas joined the remnants of the army to fight the French invaders during the Peninsular Wars. The possession of an enormous cannon briefly changes the fortunes of the Spanish in the defence of their land.

  • The Horse Whisperer (Penguin Readers 3)

  • Nicholas Evans , Penguin , 1999

One winter morning n New York State, there is an accident on an icy mountain road. Thirteen-year-old Grace and her much-loved horse, Pilgrim, are very badly hurt. Grace's mother believes her daughter will only recover if her horse can be saved. Can the Horse Whisperer nurse Pilgrim back to health?

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One winter morning n New York State, there is an accident on an icy mountain road. Thirteen-year-old Grace and her much-loved horse, Pilgrim, are very badly hurt. Grace's mother believes her daughter will only recover if her horse can be saved. Can the Horse Whisperer nurse Pilgrim back to health?

  • The Hound of the Baskervilles

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle , OUP Oxford; New Ed edition , 2007

Dartmoor. A wild, wet place in the south-west of England. A place where it is easy to get lost, and to fall into the soft green earth which can pull the strongest man down to his death. A man is running for his life. Behind him comes an enormous dog - a dog from his worst dreams, a dog from hell. Between him and a terrible death stands only one person - the greatest detective of all time, Sherlock Holmes.

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Dartmoor. A wild, wet place in the south-west of England. A place where it is easy to get lost, and to fall into the soft green earth which can pull the strongest man down to his death. A man is running for his life. Behind him comes an enormous dog - a dog from his worst dreams, a dog from hell. Between him and a terrible death stands only one person - the greatest detective of all time, Sherlock Holmes.

  • The Hound of the Baskervilles (Oxford Bookworms 4)

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle , Oxford University Press , 1989

When the body of Sir Charles Baskerville is found in his garden, there are no signs to explain his death. Did he die of fright? Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson have another mysterious case to solve. The terrible spectacle of the beast, the fog of the moor, the discovery of a body, this classic horror story pits detective against dog. When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on the wild Devon moorland with the footprints of a giant hound nearby, the blame is placed on a family curse. It is left to Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson to solve the mystery of the legend of the phantom hound before Sir Charles' heir comes to an equally gruesome end. The Hound Of The Baskervilles gripped readers when it was first serialised and has continued to hold its place in the popular imagination.

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When the body of Sir Charles Baskerville is found in his garden, there are no signs to explain his death. Did he die of fright? Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson have another mysterious case to solve. The terrible spectacle of the beast, the fog of the moor, the discovery of a body, this classic horror story pits detective against dog. When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on the wild Devon moorland with the footprints of a giant hound nearby, the blame is placed on a family curse. It is left to Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson to solve the mystery of the legend of the phantom hound before Sir Charles' heir comes to an equally gruesome end. The Hound Of The Baskervilles gripped readers when it was first serialised and has continued to hold its place in the popular imagination.

  • The Last King of Scotland (Penguin Readers 3)

  • Giles Foden , Penguin , 2012

In the early 1970's, a young Scottish doctor goes to work in Uganda. Then he meets President Idi Amin, a dangerous, crazy man, but to the young doctor, also in a strange way wonderful. Nicholas should leave, but he can't. So how will his story end?

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In the early 1970's, a young Scottish doctor goes to work in Uganda. Then he meets President Idi Amin, a dangerous, crazy man, but to the young doctor, also in a strange way wonderful. Nicholas should leave, but he can't. So how will his story end?

  • The Long Goodbye (Penguin Readers 6)

  • Raymond Chandler , Penguin , 1997

Philip Marlowe likes Terry Lennox. So, when Lennox's wife is murdered, Marlowe helps him to leave the country. The police arrest Marlowe, but then release him and tell him to forget everything. Of course, Marlowe does not forget

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Philip Marlowe likes Terry Lennox. So, when Lennox's wife is murdered, Marlowe helps him to leave the country. The police arrest Marlowe, but then release him and tell him to forget everything. Of course, Marlowe does not forget

  • The Moneymaker (Penguin Readers 5)

  • Janet Gleeson , Penguin , 2001

Here is the amazing true story of John Law - gambler, murder and adventurer. In 1695 Law arrived in Paris with an idea, paper money. He started the first bank to print paper notes and today's financial system was born.

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Here is the amazing true story of John Law - gambler, murder and adventurer. In 1695 Law arrived in Paris with an idea, paper money. He started the first bank to print paper notes and today's financial system was born.

  • The Moonspinners (Oxford Bookworms 4)

  • Mary Stewart , Oxford University Press , 1991

When Nicola arrives in Crete a day early, she gets more than just an extra day of holiday. She comes to a village where no one can be trusted, and she becomes involved in a murder mystery that puts her own life in danger.

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When Nicola arrives in Crete a day early, she gets more than just an extra day of holiday. She comes to a village where no one can be trusted, and she becomes involved in a murder mystery that puts her own life in danger.

  • The Mosquito Coast (Penguin Readers 4)

  • Paul Theroux , Penguin , 1995

Allie Fox hates America and he hates the twentieth century. He takes his wife and children to the jungle in Honduras to make a new, simple life. But Allie starts to go mad and pulls his family into a life which is much worse and more frightening than anything they knew in America

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Allie Fox hates America and he hates the twentieth century. He takes his wife and children to the jungle in Honduras to make a new, simple life. But Allie starts to go mad and pulls his family into a life which is much worse and more frightening than anything they knew in America

  • The Motorcycle Diaries: A Journey Around South America

  • Ernesto Che Guevara , Verso , 1996

In January 1952, two young men from Buenos Aires set out to explore South America on an ancient Norton motorbike. The journey lasted six months and took them thousands of miles, all the way from Argentina to Venezuela. En route, there was disasters and discoveries, high drama, low comedy, fights, parties and a lot of serious drinking. They met an extraordinary range of people: native indians and copper miners, lepers, police, wanderers and tourists. They became stowaways, firemen and football coaches, and joined in a strike. They sometimes fell in love, and frequently fell off the motorbike. Both of them kept diaries. One of them was a tall and good-looking medical student called Ernest Guevara de la Serna. Using the standard Argentinean nickname, others would sometimes refer to the two companions as Big Che and Little Che. In Ernesto‘s case, the nickname stuck. Within a decade the whole world would know Che Guevara. This is the story of that remarkable journey, eight years before the Cuban Revolution, in Che‘s own words, and illustrated with contemporary photographs. For Che, it was a formative experience, and amidst the humour and pathos of the tale, there are examples of his idealism and his solidarity with the poor and the oppressed. But it is far from being the diary of a militant, and sometimes very far from being “political correct,” which may be the reason that the manuscript has only been made available now, a quarter century after Che‘s death in the Bolivian jungle. Instead, it is a record kept by an exuberant, intelligent and observant 23-year-old, describing what might have been the adventure of a lifetime—had his lifetime not turned into a much greater adventure.

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In January 1952, two young men from Buenos Aires set out to explore South America on an ancient Norton motorbike. The journey lasted six months and took them thousands of miles, all the way from Argentina to Venezuela. En route, there was disasters and discoveries, high drama, low comedy, fights, parties and a lot of serious drinking. They met an extraordinary range of people: native indians and copper miners, lepers, police, wanderers and tourists. They became stowaways, firemen and football coaches, and joined in a strike. They sometimes fell in love, and frequently fell off the motorbike. Both of them kept diaries. One of them was a tall and good-looking medical student called Ernest Guevara de la Serna. Using the standard Argentinean nickname, others would sometimes refer to the two companions as Big Che and Little Che. In Ernesto‘s case, the nickname stuck. Within a decade the whole world would know Che Guevara. This is the story of that remarkable journey, eight years before the Cuban Revolution, in Che‘s own words, and illustrated with contemporary photographs. For Che, it was a formative experience, and amidst the humour and pathos of the tale, there are examples of his idealism and his solidarity with the poor and the oppressed. But it is far from being the diary of a militant, and sometimes very far from being “political correct,” which may be the reason that the manuscript has only been made available now, a quarter century after Che‘s death in the Bolivian jungle. Instead, it is a record kept by an exuberant, intelligent and observant 23-year-old, describing what might have been the adventure of a lifetime—had his lifetime not turned into a much greater adventure.

  • The Mystery of the Blue Mines (Penguin Readers 3)

  • Kris Anderson , Penguin , 2000

There's something wrong with the Blue Mines at Arralooma in Central Australia. Is the company only mining opals there, or are they doing other things? A policeman is found dead near the Blue Mines. The Special Police Team in Sydney sends Steve Malone to solve the mystery

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There's something wrong with the Blue Mines at Arralooma in Central Australia. Is the company only mining opals there, or are they doing other things? A policeman is found dead near the Blue Mines. The Special Police Team in Sydney sends Steve Malone to solve the mystery

  • The No.1 Ladies' Detective Angency (Penguin Readers 3)

  • Alexander McCall Smith , Penguin , 2008

Precious Ramotswe is a kind, warm-hearted and large African lady. She is also the only female private detective in Botswana. Her agency - the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency - is the best in the country. With the help of her secretary, Mma Makutsi, and her best friend, Mr JLB Matekni, she solves a number of difficult - and sometimes dangerous - problems. A missing husband, a missing finger and a missing child - she will solve these mysteries in her own special way.

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Precious Ramotswe is a kind, warm-hearted and large African lady. She is also the only female private detective in Botswana. Her agency - the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency - is the best in the country. With the help of her secretary, Mma Makutsi, and her best friend, Mr JLB Matekni, she solves a number of difficult - and sometimes dangerous - problems. A missing husband, a missing finger and a missing child - she will solve these mysteries in her own special way.

  • The Odyssey

  • Homer , NAXOS , 2007

The Trojan War is over and Odysseus, the cunning King of Ithaca, sets out for home. It is a long 10-year journey, fraught with dangers, from Polyphemus, the one-eyed Cyclops, and the seductive Sirens, to the love of Calypso on her all-too-comfortable isle. When he arrives in Ithaca, he has to contend with a group of suitors who have been pressing his wife to forget her husband, admit she is a widow, and marry one of them. Anton Lesser, one of Britain's finest audiobook stars, brings this great classic to life in the new and imaginative translation by Ian Johnston.

The Trojan War is over and Odysseus, the cunning King of Ithaca, sets out for home. It is a long 10-year journey, fraught with dangers, from Polyphemus, the one-eyed Cyclops, and the seductive Sirens, to the love of Calypso on her all-too-comfortable isle. When he arrives in Ithaca, he has to contend with a group of suitors who have been pressing his wife to forget her husband, admit she is a widow, and marry one of them. Anton Lesser, one of Britain's finest audiobook stars, brings this great classic to life in the new and imaginative translation by Ian Johnston.

  • The Olympians (National Geographic Footprint Reading Library)

  • Rob Waring , Heinle-Cengage ELT , 2008

Please ask for DVD at SAC Reception desk. The Olympic Games originated in ancient Greece where men from all over competed in sporting events. Over the centuries, the Olympic Games have developed and today top players from around the world compete to try and achieve their dream of winning an Olympic gold medal.

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Please ask for DVD at SAC Reception desk. The Olympic Games originated in ancient Greece where men from all over competed in sporting events. Over the centuries, the Olympic Games have developed and today top players from around the world compete to try and achieve their dream of winning an Olympic gold medal.

  • The Pearl (Penguin Readers 3)

  • John Steinbeck , Penguin , 2001

John Steinbeck wrote some of the best and most famous American stories ever. Kin finds a pearl as big as an egg - the greatest pearl in the world! The pearl can make Kino rich and bring happiness to his poor family. But money can also bring new problems ...

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John Steinbeck wrote some of the best and most famous American stories ever. Kin finds a pearl as big as an egg - the greatest pearl in the world! The pearl can make Kino rich and bring happiness to his poor family. But money can also bring new problems ...

  • The Phantom of the Opera (Penguin Readers 5)

  • Gaston Leroux , Penguin , 2002

There is a climate of secrecy and fear at the Paris Opera. People are dying and a beautiful young singer has disappeared. Is this the work of the Opera ghost? Is the ghost a man or a monster? And what else will he do to get what he wants?

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There is a climate of secrecy and fear at the Paris Opera. People are dying and a beautiful young singer has disappeared. Is this the work of the Opera ghost? Is the ghost a man or a monster? And what else will he do to get what he wants?

  • The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oxford Bookworms 3)

  • Oscar Wilde , Oxford University Press , 1989

"When we are happy, we are always good," says Lord Henry, "but when we are good, we are not always happy." Lord Henry's lazy, clever words lead the young Dorian Gray into a world where it is better to be beautiful than to be good; a world where anything can be forgiven - even murder - if it can make people laugh at a dinner party

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"When we are happy, we are always good," says Lord Henry, "but when we are good, we are not always happy." Lord Henry's lazy, clever words lead the young Dorian Gray into a world where it is better to be beautiful than to be good; a world where anything can be forgiven - even murder - if it can make people laugh at a dinner party

  • The Prisoner of Zenda (Oxford Bookworms 3)

  • Anthony Hope , Oxford University Press , 1993

"We must leave for Zenda at once, to find the King!" cried Sapt. "If we're caught, we'll all be killed!" So Rudolf Rassendyll and Sapt gallop through the night to find the King of Ruritania. But the King is now a prisoner in the Castle of Zenda. Who will rescue him from his enemies, the dangerous Duke Michael and Rupert of Hentzau?

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"We must leave for Zenda at once, to find the King!" cried Sapt. "If we're caught, we'll all be killed!" So Rudolf Rassendyll and Sapt gallop through the night to find the King of Ruritania. But the King is now a prisoner in the Castle of Zenda. Who will rescue him from his enemies, the dangerous Duke Michael and Rupert of Hentzau?

  • The Red Badge of Courage (Penguin Readers 3)

  • Stephen Crane , Penguin , 2000

Henry Fleming leaves home and joins the army. He wants to be a hero! But what will he do when the battle starts? Henry and the other new soldiers are tested. They measure their courage against the enemy, their comrades, and themselves

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Henry Fleming leaves home and joins the army. He wants to be a hero! But what will he do when the battle starts? Henry and the other new soldiers are tested. They measure their courage against the enemy, their comrades, and themselves

  • The Republic

  • Plato , NAXOS , 2000

"Republic" is the central work of the Western world's most famous philosopher. Essentially an inquiry into morality, "Republic" also contains crucial arguments and insights into many other areas of philosophy. It is also a literary masterpiece: the philosophy is presented for the most part for the ordinary reader, who is carried along by the wit and intensity of the dialogue and by Plato's unforgettable images of the human condition. This new, lucid translation by Robin Waterfield is complemented by full explanatory notes and an up-to-date critical introduction.

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"Republic" is the central work of the Western world's most famous philosopher. Essentially an inquiry into morality, "Republic" also contains crucial arguments and insights into many other areas of philosophy. It is also a literary masterpiece: the philosophy is presented for the most part for the ordinary reader, who is carried along by the wit and intensity of the dialogue and by Plato's unforgettable images of the human condition. This new, lucid translation by Robin Waterfield is complemented by full explanatory notes and an up-to-date critical introduction.

  • The Ring (Penguin Readers 3)

  • Bernard Smith , Penguin , 2000

One day Rafael was well; the next day he was completely mad. What happened to make him crazy? The story of Rafael and his gold ring is a story of murder, mystery and love. Many people know part of the story, but only Rafael knows what really happened. And Rafael is mad.

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One day Rafael was well; the next day he was completely mad. What happened to make him crazy? The story of Rafael and his gold ring is a story of murder, mystery and love. Many people know part of the story, but only Rafael knows what really happened. And Rafael is mad.