The Little Major. Illustrations by A G Walker
This was the name by which Clarence Mortimer was known all over Westhaven. He held himself so erect and so often took the lead, that his playmates had bestowed on him a military title, and his was the chief place in every game and project. The Major was only 8 years old, but he was tall for his age, and fully aware of his own importance. His aunt, or rather his father's aunt, Miss Crosby, was mistress of the Manor, an old, ivied house, within view of the seashore, whence Clarence often looked out wistfully across the waves, wondering when his parents would cross the sea and make their home again in England.
Dimensions: 7" x 4.5"/ 18cm x 11.5cm
Condition report: Hardboard covers firm and flat, shelf worn and corners bumped. Spine firm, shelf worn head and tail. Front pastedown has a presentation sticker attached. Back pastedown marked. Front free end paper has a small mark in top right corner. Back free end paper has been written on with another previous owners name and address. Frontispiece has a sketch which refers to the story on an internal page. Binding is becoming loose between frontispiece and title page and between pages 16 and 17, 32 and 33, 48 and 49, plus 64 and 65. All internal pages are clean, but very lightly tanned. Foredges very tanned.