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The Story of the Amulet

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Author: E. Nesbit
Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 70,755 / 198 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.7
LoC Category: PZ
Series: Psammead
Downloads: 2,700
mnybks.net#: 5281
Origin: gutenberg.org
More Info: en.wikipedia.org

A Five Children story.

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nough to tease.

'Look here,' said Anthea. 'Let's have a palaver.' This word dated from the awful day when Cyril had carelessly wished that there were Red Indians in England--and there had been. The word brought back memories of last summer holidays and everyone groaned; they thought of the white house with the beautiful tangled garden--late roses, asters, marigold, sweet mignonette, and feathery asparagus--of the wilderness which someone had once meant to make into an orchard, but which was now, as Father said, 'five acres of thistles haunted by the ghosts of baby cherry-trees'. They thought of the view across the valley, where the lime-kilns looked like Aladdin's palaces in the sunshine, and they thought of their own sandpit, with its fringe of yellowy grasses and pale-stringy-stalked wild flowers, and the little holes in the cliff that were the little sand-martins' little front doors. And they thought of the free fresh air smelling of thyme and sweetbriar, and the scent of the wood-smoke from the co

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