Thursday, August 6, 2015
They slipped out by the side door and made their way with considerable difficulty to the Sparrow's hut, knocking into trees, stumbling over roots and getting entangled generally in the undergrowth. But when they unlocked the door of the hut and saw the costumes lying in bright heaps on the Sparrow's rather dusty benches, all their difficulties and even their large accumulation of lines and punishments were forgotten. They slapped each other on the back triumphantly and then began to gather up the costumes.
"We'll take them straight up to Big School now and give everybody a surprise," gloated Kay.
"Surprise" was putting it mildly.
From NORTHMEAD NUISANCE, Chapter 8, A Spoke in Gail's Wheel.