Эдит Несбит The Magic City. Chapter I the beginning. Philip Haldane and his sister lived in a little red-roofed house in a little red-roofed town. You think you ought to bear it alone, like in books, and be noble and all that.
Эдит Несбит The Magic City. But you must tell me; you promised you'd never have any secrets from me, Helen, you know you di. Helen put her arm round him and said nothing.
A story that works on many levels and will be equally enjoyed by adults and children.
So the Hippogriff was entirely its own master as far as the choiceof where it was to go was concerned. It tossed its white mane aftercircling three times between air and sky, made straight for mayn't-go. Here, you,get back to Polistopolis as fast as you can. See? Please, I mean,' sheadded, and then she spoke the magic word. Philip was peeping through the bushes close by, and he heard that magicword (I dare not tell you what it is) and he saw for the first time theface of the Pretenderette. And he trembled and shivered in his bushylurking-place.
I found this after hunting around for E. Nesbit books I might have missed. Her writing differs from George Macdonald and William Morris; it's more relatable and light hearted. Her influence on later writers like C. S. Lewis can be seen particularly well in 'The Magic City'; one of the main characters, for example, is named Lucy.
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The Magic City Текст. About the Hippogriff. Mr. Noah only had to whisper the magic word in his ear and up he flew. How did it get out of the book?' 'It's a long story,' said the parrot, 'so I'll tell it shortly. That's a very good rule. Tell short stories longly and long stories shortly. But what that magic word was the children did not know, though they asked often enough. And now at last the ark was finished, the scaffolding was removed, and there was the great Noah's ark, firmly planted on the topmost tower. It was a perfect example of the ark-builder's craft.
Read various fiction books with us in our e-reader. Wonderful, captivating children story. Feeling lonely after being abandoned by his newly married elder sister Helen, Philip tries to adjust to a new life and entertain himself. He builds a city inside. a house – from books, blocks and other stuff he played wit. nd one day Pip finds himself inside this magic city. Citizens told him that there had been a prophesy of two newcomers – the Deliverer and the Destroyer.
To entertain himself he builds a giant model city from things around the house: game pieces, books, blocks, bowls, etc. Then, through some magic, he finds himself inside the city, and it is alive with the people he has populated it with. Some soldiers find him and tell him that two outsiders have been foretold to be coming: a Deliverer and a Destroyer. Noah, from a Noah's Ark playset, tells Philip that there are seven great deeds to be performed if he wants to prove himself the Deliverer.
The Magic City, however, was a much better book. It isn't something transcendent like Narnia or The Wind in the Willows, but it was jolly fun. I think I would have liked it better as a child, but it was still enjoyable as an adult. The story, and the substory about the boy making friends with his new step-sister, doesn't bring much that's new. But the magic of Nesbit's writing is in the light, good-natured feel of her writing, and that's present here in full force.