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2020.12.09 12:32

Excerpt from The Borrowers by Mary Norton.

Arrietty would read

to the boy—every afternoon in the long grass beyond the cherry tree. He would lie on his back and she would stand beside his shoulder and tell him when to turn the page. They were happy days to look back on afterwards, with the blue sky beyond the cherry boughs, the grasses softly stirring, and the boy's great ear listening beside her. She grew to know that ear quite well, with its curves and shadows and sunlit pinks and golds. He was very still while she read to him and always grateful. What worlds they would explore together—strange worlds to Arrietty. She learned a lot and some of the things she learned were hard to accept. She was made to realize once and for all that this earth on which they lived turning about in space did not revolve, as she had believed, for the sake of little people. "Nor for big people either," she reminded the boy when she saw his secret smile.
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  • Shamus 2020.12.09 12:35

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    I really enjoyed this novel. The story is wonderful. It's about a race of tiny people called Borrowers that live inside a house (under the floorboards, in the walls, behind the mantle piece) and survive by taking various things from around the house. Seemingly insignificant things for us can be great tools for them, for example, Arietty's bed is an old cigar box and her drawers are simply old matchboxes stacked up. 😄
  • Dara hā hǎ hà 2020.12.09 12:48

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    Beautiful story. Thanks for sharing
  • Manal 2020.12.09 12:57

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    @Shamus thx a lot
  • Magdi 2020.12.09 12:58

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    Thanks a lot for sharing
  • STAMBOULI Hicham 2020.12.09 13:06

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    Thanks
  • tami 2020.12.09 14:14

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    I like this story😍
  • nada 2020.12.09 16:35

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    Thanks for sharing ,nice story
  • Kate 2020.12.09 20:09

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    Wonderful
  • May星空 2020.12.09 22:42

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  • SvetLana 2020.12.19 15:39

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    @Shamus Shamus, your reading is great! pleasant tone of voice and clear pronunciation. I always listen with great pleasure to the excerpts that you read for us. but special thanks for this comment. I wanted to read this novel! thank you again!
  • Shamus 2020.12.20 14:49

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    @SvetLana You're very welcome and thank you for listening Svetlana. I hope to read the book's sequels next year and also recommend to you the Ghibli movie Arietty as it is based on this work and also very excellent. ✨
  • SvetLana 2020.12.21 17:12

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    @Shamus Thanks a lot for your recommendation! I will watch this film!

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