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The Children of the New Forest

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"[...]work-but you will like to work if you all work together, for then the work will be nothing but play. Now, Edward is the oldest, and he must go out with me in the forest, and I must teach him to kill deer and other game for our support; and when he knows how, then Humphrey shall come out and learn how to shoot."
"Yes," said Humphrey, "I'll soon learn."
"But not yet, Humphrey, for you must do some work in the mean time; you must look after the pony and the pigs, and you must...
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"[...]work-but you will like to work if you all work together, for then the work will be nothing but play. Now, Edward is the oldest, and he must go out with me in the forest, and I must teach him to kill deer and other game for our support; and when he knows how, then Humphrey shall come out and learn how to shoot."
"Yes," said Humphrey, "I'll soon learn."
"But not yet, Humphrey, for you must do some work in the mean time; you must look after the pony and the pigs, and you must learn to dig in the garden with Edward and me when we do not go out to hunt; and sometimes I shall go by myself, and leave Edward to work with you when there is work to be done. Alice, dear, you must, with Humphrey, light the fire and clean the house in the morning. Humphrey will go to the spring for water, and do all the hard work; and you must learn to wash, my dear Alice-I will show you how; and you must learn to get dinner ready with Humphrey, who will assist you; and to make the beds. And little Edith shall take care of the fowls, and feed them every morning, and look for the eggs-will you, Edith?"
"Yes," replied Edith, "and feed all the little chickens when they are hatched, as I did at Arnwood."
"Yes, dear, and you'll be very useful. Now you know that you can not do all this at once. You will have to try and try again; but very soon you will, and then it will be all play. I must teach you all, and every day you will do it better, till you want no teaching at all. And now, my dear children, as there is no chaplain here, we must read the Bible every morning. Edward can read, I know; can you, Humphrey?"
"Yes, all except the big words."[...]".

Orphaned when their Royalist father is killed during the Civil War, the four Beverley children are taken into hiding in a cottage in the New Forest and disguised as the grandchildren of a poor forester.

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"I have faith that children will still feel the primeval pull of the forest and want to run their hands over the texture of that life, as rough as bark and as delightful in its detail." â€”Guardian
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781502979230
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/11/2014
  • Pages: 234
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author

Captain Frederick Marryatt (1792-1848) was born in London and went to sea at the age of thirteen. He became a captain in his twenties, and had many adventures before he became a writer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2001

    Best book I've ever read

    I love this book! It is definitely the best book I have ever read, and I'm still reading it over and over. It contains adventure, action, suspense, romance, and the struggle of four children left to survive on their own. I wish someone would make a movie out of it!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 13, 2011

    Highly Highly Highly recommended- read it, you'll love it

    I have read this book when i was much much younger in life i wasnt even a teenager yet and that is when the book was hard cover and red, with no pitcure on the front i love this book and read it so many time then that i have always looked for it, my mom gave it to me, so now that i have found it am getting it for my daughter hope she enjoys it as much as i did, am going to read it first. Desiree Jacobs. West Orange,NJ

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    Posted November 6, 2012

    Emma here

    I have never read the book but i give 5stars

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2012

    Horrible, hard to read

    Too many typing errors

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    Posted January 15, 2013

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    Wassup.

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