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I think half the reason I find this book so fascinating is that it is based in my home village and I grew up in one of the houses mentioned in the book Read full review
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Page 31 - The world is divided into five parts — Europe, Asia, Africa, America and Romney Marsh'.
Page 122 - Old William Harman Looks like a ragman. Old William Harman Looks like a ragman ! " Blindly William turned against his new tormentors. His nose was bleeding. His tattered stockings hung down limply over his shoe tops. But suddenly the boys scattered before him, and at the same time a heavy hand fell upon his shoulder. " Here, young man, what does this mean? " In a daze, the boy heard the stern voice of Superintendent Blake. " Don't you know that fighting is not allowed on the school grounds? Come...
Page 210 - King's men, then the blunderbuss will fire at the good captain, and then : "'All the King's horses and all the King's men Could not put captain together again.