A man first tried to make a bicycle in 1769. Newspapers wrote about an interesting vehicle which moved without horses. But the vehicle was not a real bicycle. It had four wheels. It was moved by a man who was standing in the vehicle itself.
The man pushed himself from the ground with the help of his feet.
In the XVIII century in England letters were delivered by post-boys and stage coaches, which belonged to rich people. A post-boy could ride five miles an hour. At that time the roads were so bad that stage coaches rode only four miles an hour. When the roads became better the stage coaches began to run faster, but post-boys still rode only five miles an hour.
There is a family of three. This family is very happy. Mum and Dad are proud of their clever daughter. They have got a little girl Kate. She is only two years old. She is a small and very serious child.
The little girl is sitting on the windowsill. She is looking out of the window. She is waiting for her parents. She knows that her mum and dad have to come with a small baby sister. She is very happy but nervous. She is thinking about her younger sister.
It is summer. Holiday time! The family of seven are going to visit their grandma. They are traveling by train. There are five girls in this family. The smallest one is Nell. She is just about three years old.