The Picts and the Martyrs

The Picts and the Martyrs

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The dreaded Great Aunt has invited herself to stay with Nancy and Peggy just as their friends Dick and Dorothea arrive for the Summer holiday. Nancy and Peggy have to become Martyrs, wearing dresses and reading poetry (but breaking out at night), while Dick and Dorothea become Picts, secret inhabitants of the country who must never let themselves be seen. It's a desperate gamble to keep everyone out of trouble - but can it possibly work against the eagle eyes of the fearsome Great Aunt?He must find the book first and open the window only at the last moment, in case it made a noise. Whatever ... He took it out, made sure that it was indeed the right one, put it on the table, listened and slipped quietly across to the window. ... It flew open with a louder click than he would have thought possible. Now for theanbsp;...

Title:The Picts and the Martyrs
Author:Arthur Ransome
Publisher:Random House - 2011-06-30


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