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AgentPete

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Indulging myself in John Masefield’s The Box of Delights, the sequel to The Midnight Folk, which I read, re-read and re-re-read to destruction when I was about, oh, ten.

Funny thing is, right from page one, I needed to eat! As the pages turned, so my hunger grew. Every session.

This has to be a childhood reflex. And thinking back, with totally immersive books, I would indeed have something handly to chew on. I guess my young metabolism could handle it then… but not now!

Anyone else have this very odd syndrome?
 
I read The Midnight Folk aged 10 and gave it to my older daughter to read in her turn and she loved it. I haven't read The Box of Delights.

In response to your munchies, no :)

I won't eat, but I will delay going for a wee. Not till it's too late, you understand, but also any other resident adult asking me to feed them at this juncture will not be viewed with favour.
 
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Storytelling: Education or Entertainment?

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