Charmed Life (The Chrestomanci Series, Book 1) by Diana Wynne Jones

By Diana Wynne Jones

Cat doesn"t brain residing within the shadow of his sister, Gwendoleen, the main promising witch on Coven Stree t. yet difficulty begins whilst the 2 of them are summoned to l ive in Chrestomanci citadel. '

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Saunders bent over Roger, her inkwell sailed up out of the socket in her desk and emptied itself over the back of Mr. Saunders’ billowing tweed jacket. Cat bit his lip in order not to laugh. Julia watched with calm interest. Mr. Saunders did not seem to notice. The inkwell returned quietly to its socket. “Gwendolen,” said Mr. Saunders without turning around. “Get the ink jar and funnel out of the bottom of the cupboard and refill that inkwell. ” Gwendolen got up, jauntily and defiantly, found the big flask and funnel, and started to fill her inkwell.

You must be. You’re wearing important clothes. And Mrs. Sharp said you were. She said Mr. ” “Has Mr. ” asked Chrestomanci. ” “No. He just gave Gwendolen lessons for them,” said Cat. “What? For his eyes? ” said Chrestomanci. Fortunately, there were thumping footsteps just then, and Gwendolen burst in through the kitchen door, panting, golden and jubilant. “Mr. ” “Just Chrestomanci,” said the Stranger. “Yes. ” “Yes. Mr. Nostrum told me there was a cab here,” gasped Gwendolen. She was followed by Mrs.

It seems Gwendolen knows nothing. ” “I haven’t the faintest idea, I’m afraid,” said Cat. ” suggested Mr. Henry Nostrum. ” “I think it must be a bad name too,” Cat answered. ” persisted Mr. Nostrum, his odd eye traveling away, while his brother managed to stare gloomily at the pavement and the rooftops at once. “You can see the poor boy knows nothing, 20 Henry,” Mr. William said. ” “Oh, I do know that,” said Cat. “It’s on their marriage lines. ” “Odd,” said Mr. Nostrum, swirling an eye at his brother.

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