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Five Children and It Quotes

10 of the best book quotes from Five Children and It
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“Don’t you know a Sand-fairy when you see one?” It looked so grieved and hurt that Jane hastened to say, “Of course I see you are, now. It’s quite plain now one comes to look at you.” “You came to look at me, several sentences ago,”
E Nesbitt
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Five Children and It
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Jane
character
grief
pain
hurting
recognize
concepts
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“Grown-up people find it very difficult to believe really wonderful things, unless they have what they call proof. But children will believe almost anything, and grown-ups know this. That is why they tell you that the earth is round like an orange, when you can see perfectly well that it is flat and lumpy; and why they say that the earth goes round the sun, when you can see for yourself any day that the sun gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night like a good sun it is, and the earth knows its place, and lies as still as a mouse.”
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“Robert rushed to the gravel-pit, found the Psammead, and presently wished for— But that, too, is another story.”
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“For really there is nothing like wings for getting you into trouble. But, on the other hand, if you are in trouble, there is nothing like wings for getting you out of it.”
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“Grown-up people find it very difficult to believe really wonderful things, unless they have what they call proof.”
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“this dire emergency, to meet only the beautiful eyes of perfect strangers, instead of the merry, friendly, commonplace, twinkling, jolly little eyes of its own brothers and sisters. “This is most truly awful,” said Cyril when he had tried to lift up the Lamb, and the Lamb had scratched like a cat and bellowed like a bull. “We’ve got to make friends with him! I can’t carry him home screaming like that. Fancy having to make friends with our own baby!—it’s too silly.” That, however, was exactly what they had to do. It took over an hour, and the task was not rendered”
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“Trying not to believe things when in your heart you are almost sure they are true, is as bad for the temper as anything I know.”
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“We haven’t really got anything worth having for our wishes.′ ‘We’ve had things happening,’ said Robert; ‘that’s always something.’ ‘It’s not enough, unless they’re the right things,’ said Cyril firmly.”
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“My Lamb, you are so very small, You have not learned to read at all; Yet never a printed book withstands the urgence of your dimpled hands. So, though this book is for yourself, Let mother keep it on the shelf till you can read. O days that pass, that day will come too soon, alas!”
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“They didn’t know being dead is only being asleep, and you’re bound to wake up somewhere or other, either where you go to sleep or some better place.”

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