This is the iPhone version. Enjoy this famous story, adapted for learners of English, and improve your English. Read it, listen to it, and look up words you don’t know in the glossary. Colour illustrations help you understand important parts of the story. When you finish reading, see how many questions you can get right in the quiz. • Listen to a real voice reading the story • Read this story and you will read 17,170 words • The Thirty-Nine Steps is a Stage 4 Oxford Bookworm • Oxford Bookworms go from Starter to Stage 6, from beginner to advanced level The story: 'I turned on the light, but there was nobody there. Then I saw something in the corner that made my blood turn cold. Scudder was lying on his back. There was a long knife through his heart, pinning him to the floor.' Soon Richard Hannay is running for his life across the hills of Scotland. The police are chasing him for a murder he did not do, and another, more dangerous enemy is chasing him as well - the mysterious 'Black Stone'. Who are these people? And why do they want Hannay dead? Are you learning English? Enjoy a great story, have fun, and improve your language with Oxford Bookworms! This version of The Thirty-Nine Steps has been specially adapted for language learners by Nick Bullard. Research shows that the more you read, the more your language improves.