The second title in Arthur Ransome's classic series for anyone captivated by the world of adventure follows the Walker family and friends through a shipwreck, a camp on the mainland, a secret valley and cave, and a trek through the mountains.
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Review: Swallowdale (Swallows and Amazons #2)User Review - Heather - Goodreads
enjoyed this book so far, but lost it for awhile & had to return it to the library so many times, then bought our own copy, and just have not gotten back into it yet...will pick it up again later. I ... Read full review
SHOWING THE PARROT HIS FEATHERS
BEFORE THE MARCH
XXm OVERLAND TO THE AMAZON
THE NOONTIDE OWL
THE HALFWAY CAMP
XXVn THE SUMMIT OF KANCHENJUNGA
MAKING THE BEST OF IT
THE ABLESEAMAN IN COMMAND
Xffl SHIFTING CAMP
LIFE IN SWALLOWDALE
LATER AND LATER AND LATER
FOG ON THE MOOR
FOG ON THE LAKE
THE EMPTY CAMP
WILD CAT ISLAND ONCE AGAIN
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able-seaman Amazon Amazon River anyhow ashore asked Titty beck Beckfoot Blackett Bridget camp candle-grease Captain Flint Captain John Captain Nancy charcoal-burner climbed coming Cormorant Island Duck edge explorers farm fire foot gone great-aunt halyard hand heard heather Holly Horseshoe Cove houseboat Hullo hurry John and Susan Kanchenjunga keep kettle knapsack knew lake looked Mary Swainson mast Mate Susan milk minute moor moorland morning mother Nancy and Peggy Nancy Blackett native night noise oars once parrot pemmican Polly pulled road rock rope round rowing boat sail ship ship's baby ship's boy shipwrecked shore shouted side sleeping-bags soon stones stopped stream Swallow Swallowdale Swallows and Amazons telescope tent There's thing thought Titty and Roger Titty's to-morrow trees trout Uncle Jim valley waiting wanted watching waterfall Wild Cat Island wind wood yards
Page 2 - COOT CLUB PIGEON POST WE DIDN'T MEAN TO GO TO SEA SECRET WATER THE BIG SIX MISSEE LEE THE PICTS AND THE MARTYRS GREAT NORTHERN?
Page 13 - We adored the place. Coming to it, we used to run down to the lake, dip our hands in and wish, as if we had just seen the new moon. Going away from it, we were half drowned in tears. While away from it, as children and as grown-ups, we dreamt about it. No matter where I was, wandering about the world, I used at night to look for the North Star and, in my mind's eye, could see the beloved skyline of great hills beneath it. Swallows and Amazons grew out of those old memories. I could not help writing...
Page 17 - ... shouted the look-out man sang out, "Sail on starboard quarter, sir." All hands were up on the cry full of the wildest hope. "Trip the drogues and get them in," Cruiser said, unshipping the steering-oar and reshipping the rudder. "Get the sail on her." They ran in the drogues to an overhand chorus: — A handy ship and a handy crew, Handy, my boys, so handy; A handy mate and a second mate, too, Handy, my boys, away O.
Page 13 - I have often been asked how I came to write Swallows and Amazons. The answer is that it had its beginning long, long ago when, as children, my brother, my sisters and I spent most of our holidays on a farm at the south end of Coniston. We played in or on the lake or on the hills above it, finding friends in the farmers and shepherds and charcoal-burners whose smoke rose from the coppice woods along the shore. We adored the place. Coming to it, we used to...