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Dick, Marjorie and Fidge

A Search for the Wonderful Dodo

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Language: English
Wordcount: 42,312 / 133 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.8
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 477
Added to site: 2007.11.19
mnybks.net#: 19096
Excerpt

portance would be terribly angry, and perhaps would----"

What the conclusion of the sentence was to have been the children never knew, for at that moment there was a loud clattering noise in the passage leading from the cave, and a moment afterwards four extraordinary figures came in sight.

They were mounted upon ostriches, and one of them, more richly caparisoned than the others, had a kind of canopy attached to his trappings, beneath which sat a stern-faced little man with an elaborate turban and head-dress. He wore also a very curious collar, from which depended a large gold ornament of curious design. He carried in one hand a long pipe, and with the other guided his strange steed.

[Illustration: "What do you know about the Dodo?"]

The others of the party, who were evidently his attendants, each carried a banner emblazoned with mysterious signs and characters.

The silver bells attached to the head of the ostrich, and on the top of the canopy over the grandee, tinkled merr

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