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The White Dragon

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Bitter weather was closing over the Fen-lands when Mark Rutter arrived at White Wherries, and the first job in hand was to find some skates and learn-for ice-skating was the passion of his cousin's family. A rummage round Mr Few's junk yard led to the first white dragon: Old Snap, who used to appear in the St George play acted on Plough Monday; while Mark's tutelage under the eye of his cousin, Tom (who would never skate again), led to the second: an ice-yacht which Mark and his new friends built and learned to sail. But there was a mystery about the third white dragon: the White Worme which could be plainly seen in Fen Burton at sunset two hundred and fifty years before, but had vanished without a trace. These three white dragons (four, counting the mah-jongg tile) form the basis of this cheerful story of a hard winter with plenty to do in it: digging the school bus out of the snow, watching the Fen Skating Championships, listening to ghost stories, reviving the Plough Monday play and restoring Old Snap to his former glory, but it was not until thaw set in and winter was over that the secret of the White Worme was found out at last. The bare, flat, strangely romantic country of the Fens in winter contrasts strongly with the Cornish coast in summer, but Mark's adventures at Fen Burton are recounted with the same conviction and expertise as his previous adventure in the underwater world of The Silver Kingdom.
Uncut dust jacket protected by acetate, otherwise as new.

Item details

Author(s):
Garnett, Richard
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
First, 1963
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
168
Publisher:
Rupert Hart-Davis

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Bitter weather was closing over the Fen-lands when Mark Rutter arrived at White Wherries, and the first job in hand was to find some skates and learn-for ice-skating was the passion of his cousin's family. A rummage round Mr Few's junk yard led to the first white dragon: Old Snap, who used to appear in the St George play acted on Plough Monday; while Mark's tutelage under the eye of his cousin, Tom (who would never skate again), led to the second: an ice-yacht which Mark and his new friends built and learned to sail. But there was a mystery about the third white dragon: the White Worme which could be plainly seen in Fen Burton at sunset two hundred and fifty years before, but had vanished without a trace. These three white dragons (four, counting the mah-jongg tile) form the basis of this cheerful story of a hard winter with plenty to do in it: digging the school bus out of the snow, watching the Fen Skating Championships, listening to ghost stories, reviving the Plough Monday play and restoring Old Snap to his former glory, but it was not until thaw set in and winter was over that the secret of the White Worme was found out at last. The bare, flat, strangely romantic country of the Fens in winter contrasts strongly with the Cornish coast in summer, but Mark's adventures at Fen Burton are recounted with the same conviction and expertise as his previous adventure in the underwater world of The Silver Kingdom.
Uncut dust jacket protected by acetate, otherwise as new.

Author(s):
Garnett, Richard
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
First, 1963
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
168
Publisher:
Rupert Hart-Davis

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