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Just William Quotes

10 of the best book quotes from Just William
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“I’m horribly late. What will they think of me? It was awful of me to come with you. I’m always doing awful things. That’s a secret between you and me.”
Richmal Crompton
author
Just William
book
William Brown
Miss Cannon
characters
secrets
lateness
regrets
concepts
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“Boys are such funny things.”
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“In the matter of sweets, William frankly upheld the superiority of quantity over quality. Moreover, he knew every sweet shop within a two mile radius of his home whose proprietor added an extra sweet after the scale had descended, and he patronised these shops exclusively.”
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“As the guest looked at the boy there appeared on his countenance amazement, then incredulity, and finally frozen horror. As the boy looked at the guest there appeared on his countenance amazement, then incredulity, and finally blank dejection.”
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“Peace! I’ll wait. I’ll wait till he’s all right and going about; I won’t start till then. But- peace! It’s not peace, it’s an armistice- that’s all.”
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“The colour of William’s tongue would have put to shame Spring’s freshest tints.”
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“No one ever tries to understand what I feel. After all I’ve told you about her and that she’s the most beautiful girl I’ve ever seen and miles above me and above anyone and you think I feel ‘friendly interest’ in her. It’s- it’s the one great passion of my life!”
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“William says his idol has feet of clay.”
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“His generosity to the little girl next door had been misconstrued into an attempt upon her life, his efforts to help his only sister’s love affair had been painfully misunderstood..”
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“It was moving and touching and William was moved and touched.”

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