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    Annie F Johnston (Author)

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Excerpt: ... it, and everything she thinks of appears. I don't see how it is possible to make so many beautiful things out of almost nothing.' Virginia looked admiringly around at all the pretty articles scattered over the room. A helmet with nodding white plumes lay on the piano. A queen's robe trailed its royal ermine beside it. A sword with a jewelled hilt shone on the mantel, and a dozen dazzling shields were ranged in various places on the low bookshelves. It was easy, in the midst of such surroundings, for the children to imagine themselves back in the days of King Arthur and his court, while Miss Bond sat there telling them such beautiful tales of its fair ladies and noble knights. Indeed, before the day of the entertainment came around they even found themselves talking to each other in the quaint speech of that olden time. When Malcolm accidentally ran against his grandmother in the hall, instead of his usual, 'Oh, excuse me, grandmother,' it was 'Prithee grant me gracious pardon, fair dame. Not for a king's ransom would I have thus jostled thee in such unseemly haste!' And Ginger, instead of giving Keith a slap when he teasingly penned her up in a corner, to make her divide some nuts with him, said, in a most tragic way, 'Unhand me, villain, or by my troth thou'lt rue this ruffian conduct sore!' The library-table was strewn with books of old court life, and pictures of kings and queens whose costumes were to be copied in the tableaux. There was one book which Keith carried around with him until he had spelled out the whole beautiful tale. It was called 'In Kings' Houses,' and was the story of the little Duke of Gloster who was made a knight in his boyhood. And when Keith had read it himself, he took it down to the professor's, and read it all over again to Jonesy. 'THERE WAS ONE BOOK WHICH KEITH CARRIED AROUND WITH HIM.' 'Think how grand he must have looked, Jonesy,' cried Keith, 'and I am to be dressed exactly like him when I am knighted in the...
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  • PDF | 32 pages
  • Annie F Johnston (Author)
  • Rarebooksclub.com (22 Aug. 2012)
  • English
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