10 of the best book quotes from A Necklace Of Raindrops
“A year soon went by, and when the North Wind came back to the little house by the sea, Laura was able to crawl about, and to play with her three bright, shining raindrops. But she never took the chain off.”
“There was an old man and an old woman, and they lived in a very cold country. One winter day the old man said to the old woman, ‘My dear, it is so cold, I should like it very much of you would make a good, hot apple pie.”
“While she was doing this, the old man said, ‘Look out of the window, my dear, see it is beginning to snow.’ And the old woman looked out of the window at the snow, coming down so fast out of the white sky.”
‘This is how it all began’. A baker’s cat who swells to the size of a whale when his mistress feeds him yeast; and, a house that stands on one leg - these are just some of the objects and characters that figure in these delightful stories.
“A man called Mr Jones and his wife lived near the sea. One stormy night Mr Jones was in his garden when he saw the holly tree by his gate begin to toss and shake. A voice cried, ‘Help me! I’m stuck in the tree! Help me, or the storm will go on all night.”
“There was a little girl called Janet, and it was her birthday. She had lots of presents. A little red bicycle. And a pair of roller-skates. And a skipping-rope. And a big pile of books. But just the same, Janet was not very happy.”
“It stood by a high, white wall. Inside this wall were many lovely green apple trees, on which were growing many lovely red apples. The apple trees were owned by a proud, grand man called Sir Laxton Superb.”