Tales, Tellers and Texts (Cassell Education) by Gabrielle Cliff Hodges

By Gabrielle Cliff Hodges

Bargains research of quite a lot of narratives - oral, visible and written. The members contain writers, teachers, critics, lecturers and a museum educator. The publication is designed to entice institution academics and people fascinated with the research of kid's literature.

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She was wearing muddy trousers and on her feet there were a pair of tackety boots. She shouted again: 'My husband! ' There was silence. Then she saw the first light of morning rising over the hills. Jimmy lifted the oars into the rowlocks and pulled for the edge of the lake. Soon the prow was scraping against the shingle. He climbed out of the boat. He saw at the top of the hill there were lights shining. He made his way towards them. He saw the lights were coming from a great barn. He crossed the yard and pushed open the doors.

A thin, chill drizzle began to sleek down out of the sky. Jimmy shivered and held herself against the cold. As she was walking she saw, striding towards her through the rain, there was a young man. As soon as he caught sight of Jimmy he stopped and doffed his cap and smiled. 'Hello', he said. 'Hello', said Jimmy, her voice had changed. 'I've never seen you around here before. ' 'Jimmy', said Jimmy. 'Jimmy, that's a strange name for a young woman. ' Poor Jimmy, she wasn't much good at stories. All she could say was: 'I don't know.

She'd never been so happy in all her life. And ten years passed. Then, one day, they went for a walk. All five of them went for a walk together along the path that ran beside the shore-line of the lake. Suddenly Jimmy stopped in her tracks. There on the shingle beside the lake was the little boat, just as it had been all those years before. She turned to her husband and her three sons. 'You sit down beneath that tree a moment, I must go and have a look at that little boat. ' They sat down in the shade of the tree and Jimmy went across the shingle.

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