s quite capable of meeting adequately that or any other glance, but at present he was too busy for minor hostilities. He was extremely busy. He was doing his utmost to do full justice to a meal that only happens once a year.
"William," said Barbara pleasantly, "I can dweam. Can you?"
He made no answer.
"Answer your cousin, William," said his mother.
He swallowed, then spoke plaintively, "You always say not to talk with my mouth full," he said.
"You could speak when you've finished the mouthful."
"No. 'Cause I want to fill it again then," said William, firmly.
"Dear, dear!" murmured Aunt Jane.
This was Aunt Jane's usual contribution to any conversation.
He looked coldly at the three pairs of horrified aunts' eyes around him, then placidly continued his meal.
Mrs. Brown hastily changed the subject of conversation. The art of combining the duties of mother and hostess is sometimes a difficult one.
Christmas afternoon is a time of rest. The three aunts w
A most wonderful writer of stories for children and adults. Her use of the English language takes no prisoners in that she does not write down for the children's Market. At 60+ I still read them when I need cheering up or I listen to Martin jarvis's wonderful rendition. Thank heaven she never gave on the numbers of stories or the quality.
this is the best children's book I have come over.Totally enjoyable and fun to read . I personally recommend it to every one even the skeptical ones coz once you have begun you will not want to keep it down (or close the window in case of a E book).
this is a book that had me smiling and laughing from beginning to end.
Highest possible recommendation!
Hope to see more Richmal Crompton books in the future
have to agree with Rd over here this is a instant classic and needs more readers to the series!!!