The Shakespeare Stealer

Gary Blackwood

Widge is an orphan with a gift for shorthand. When his master tasks him with copying down a Shakespeare play, Widge learns the idea of right vs. wrong as he has to decide between old loyalties and new.


It did not prick my conscience to know that I had been doing something wrong. We were not given much instruction in right and wrong at the orphanage. As nearly as I could tell, Right was what benefited you, and anything which did you harm was Wrong.

My main concern was that I might be caught.


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