Make It Better for Younger Readers


Instruction: Please rewrite the following content (to make it better for younger readers):

Prompt: Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy. This story is about something that happened to them when they were sent away from London during the war because of the air-raids.

Response: In a land not too far away, there lived four adventurous kids named Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy. Our tale is about a magical journey they went on after they left the big city of London to stay safe from the noisy air-raids during a time of war.

Prompt: The story so far: in the beginning, the universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.

Response: Once upon a time, the universe began with a big bang. Some people aren’t happy about it and think it wasn’t a great idea.

Prompt: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way — in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.

Response: There were really good times and really bad times, lots of smart thinking and lots of silly mistakes. People believed in lots, yet didn’t believe in just as much. It was a time full of light and a time full of darkness, a time of hope and a time of feeling down. We thought we had everything, but also felt like we had nothing. Everyone thought we were on our way to a wonderful place, but also felt like we were heading the opposite way. Basically, the time back then was a lot like it is now, with loud people making sure everyone thought it was the most extreme time ever.

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