By Diana Wynne Jones
Welcome to the worlds of Chrestomanci, the place magic is as universal as arithmetic! everyone says that Gwendolyn Chant is a proficient witch with fantastic powers, so it matches her drastically while she is taken to dwell in Chrestomanci fortress. Her brother Eric (better referred to as Cat) isn't so willing, for he has no expertise for magic in any respect. although, lifestyles with the nice enchanter isn't really what both of them expects and sparks start to fly! Winner of the parent Award.
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His tweed jacket billowed out from his back, just as his coat had done in the wind. Perhaps that was why the sleeves of the jacket were so much too short for Mr. Saunders’ long arms. The long arm shot out, and a foot of bony wrist with a keen finger on the end of it pointed at Cat. ” “Er,” said Cat. “Ung. ” “Gwendolen,” said Mr. Saunders. “Oh—a very big part,” Gwendolen guessed airily. “Wrong,” said Mr. Saunders. ” From the grilling, it emerged that Roger and Julia had forgotten a great deal over the summer but, even so, they were well ahead of Cat in most things, and far ahead of Gwendolen in everything.
The spoon and fork that he was supposed to lift the food with 39 chresto-1-Charmed_Interior_E 2/7/02 8:44 AM Page 40 from the footman’s plate to his own were always the wrong way around. He tried changing them over, and dropped a spoon. He tried leaving them as they were, and spilled gravy. The footman always said, “Not to worry, sir,” and made him feel worse than ever. The conversation was even more terrifying. At one end of the table, the small loud man talked endlessly of stocks and shares. At Cat’s end, they talked about Art.
Porridge, bacon and eggs, grapefruit, toast and kippers all occurred to her at once, and she went on staring. “Make up your mind,” Euphemia said at last. ” said Gwendolen. Euphemia and Mary looked at one another. “Julia and Roger are not allowed marmalade,” Mary said. “Nobody forbade me to have it,” said Gwendolen. ” Mary went to a speaking tube by the lift and, after much rumbling and another clank, a pot of marmalade arrived. Mary brought it and put it in front of Gwendolen. “Thank you,” Cat said fervently.
Charmed Life (The Chrestomanci Series, Book 1) by Diana Wynne Jones