27 April 2010

Danny the Champion of the World

"I really loved living in that gypsy caravan. I loved it especially in the evenings when I was tucked up in my bunk and my father was telling me stories. The kerosene lamp was turned low, and I could see lumps of wood glowing red-hot in the old stove, and wonderful it was was to be lying there snug and warm in my bunk in that little room. Most wonderful of all was the feeling that when I went to sleep, my father would still be there, very close to me, siting in his chair by the fire, or lying in the bunk above my own."

Last paragraph of Chapter 1 of Danny the Champion of the World, by Roald Dahl

What a fantastic storyteller. Every kid loves his books.

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