Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

The Enchanted Castle

Cover image for

Download


Author: E. Nesbit
Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 69,936 / 208 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 91.5
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,550
Added to site: 2010.11.06
mnybks.net#: 29470
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Young Readers

A fairy tale in which strange and delightful scenes are brought before the eyes of Jerry, Jimmy and Kathleen, through the means of a magic wishingring.

Show Excerpt

ing hollow in there--the stone I was leaning against simply went!"

"I wish it was a cave," said Jimmy; "but of course it isn't."

"If we blow the horns perhaps it will be," said Kathleen, and hastily blew her own.

Gerald reached his hand through the bushes. "I can't feel anything but air," he said; "it's just a hole full of emptiness." The other two pulled back the bushes. There certainly was a hole in the bank. "I'm going to go in," observed Gerald.

"Oh, don't!" said his sister. "I wish you wouldn't. Suppose there were snakes!"

"Not likely," said Gerald, but he leaned forward and struck a match. "It is a cave!" he cried, and put his knee on the mossy stone he had been sitting on, scrambled over it, and disappeared.

A breathless pause followed.

"You all right?" asked Jimmy.

"Yes; come on. You'd better come feet first--there's a bit of a drop."

"I'll go next," said Kathleen, and went--feet first, as advised. The feet waved wildly i

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2012.06.15
Kora
***..

Pretty good story. It starts really slow but picks up near the end. If your kids like a magical adventure story, they will like this. And if you are just a big kid, you'd like it too.


SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Lindsay Cross
Lindsay Cross, who is wedded to a military man herself, is the award-winning author of the Men of Mercy series. Today she talks about what it is that appeals to her about military heroes and what makes her characters so relatable.
Read full interview...