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Three Brown Eggs

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Three Brown Eggs

Postby pete9012S » 26 May 2015, 14:18

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I read this short story in Enid Blyton's Gift Book of Bedtime Stories this morning and was very impressed by it.
Then I decided to check the cave to see where else it appears.It's also in Enid Blyton's Water-Lily Story Book.

http://enidblytonsociety.co.uk/search.p ... howstories

Although short,Enid packed a lot into it and I'm sure you'll agree,she certainly made the main character in the story,Billy think!


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" A kind heart always brings its own reward," said Mrs. Lee.
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Re: Three Brown Eggs

Postby Poppy » 26 May 2015, 18:50

A lovely little story. I've never heard of this one before, but it was indeed a very enjoyable and interesting short story and it expressed a very nice moral. Thanks for posting it, Pete.
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Re: Three Brown Eggs

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 26 May 2015, 19:02

Great to see that the story has been illustrated by two such accomplished illustrators - Grace Lodge and Rene Cloke!
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Re: Three Brown Eggs

Postby pete9012S » 26 May 2015, 19:23

I noticed the money seemed the same after all those years.
Six pence/sixpence.Also the 1978 toy shop was lovely.In fact I think I much prefer the more colourful 1970's illustrations.
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Re: Three Brown Eggs

Postby Lucky Star » 26 May 2015, 20:06

Great little story. :D
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Re: Three Brown Eggs

Postby Rob Houghton » 27 May 2015, 20:46

I have both those books - but I agree - I love Rene Cloke's illustrations :-)
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hearts mad delight,
Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
through the night.'

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Re: Three Brown Eggs

Postby Courtenay » 27 May 2015, 21:00

What a lovely little story with a moral that went deeper than expected! :D Both sets of illustrations are beautiful in their own way. I probably prefer Rene Cloke's too, but then, they're more like the kinds of illustrations that were around when I was little. The older ones have their own lovely "classic" charm.

Just wondering - if that story was ever reprinted, apart from updating the currency, would they change the red and yellow top to something else? I just have a nasty feeling that modern-day editors would argue that children don't play with tops any more and wouldn't know what they were, or would find them far too boring to bother with if they did know. :roll:
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Re: Three Brown Eggs

Postby Moonraker » 31 May 2015, 14:53

Fab story. Thanks, Pete.
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