William at War (Just William series Book 14)

By Richmal Crompton

William is usually able to provide his providers to his nation. yet why is it that his enthusiastic contribution is so seldom favored? William is set to do his bit, yet regrettably nobody else thinks he'd make a hero . . .

William at War by means of Richmal Compton is a variety of ten of William's such a lot significant wartime tales during which William proves himself simply as harmful, unpredictable and downright problematical because the Enemy! Now with a brand-new disguise glance illustrated via Michael Foreman.

There is just one William. This tousle-headed, snub-nosed, hearty, loveable imp of mischief has been harassing his unlucky relatives and delighting his millions of admirers given that 1922. This much-loved kid's vintage gains modern hide artwork, in addition to the unique within illustrations by way of Thomas Henry, permitting a brand new new release to get pleasure from this unforgettable character.

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S. now, an’ we’ll cross there the next day to come morning an’ do the whole lot they do . . . I’ll go’n’ take a look for the purple cotton now. ’ He stumbled on the purple cotton (or really silk) through the easy means of turning out the contents of Ethel’s work-box directly to her bed room ground and rummaging between them until he stumbled on it. Then rigorously he bundled every thing again and used to be a lot aggrieved via Ethel’s reproaches later within the day. ‘Well, I placed ’em again, din’ I? ’ he stated. ‘Well, they appeared okay to me . . . I placed ’em again.

William checked out the carrots and understood now basically too good these faint sounds he had heard within the corridor whereas Mrs clergymen was once writing her notice . . . ‘William! ’ stated Mrs Brown reproachfully. With seen reluctance, Mrs clergymen exonerated William. ‘Well, it couldn’t were William,’ she acknowledged. ‘Not truly William, at the very least. William was once in the following with me forever. ’ ‘But who can have performed it, then? ’ acknowledged Mrs Brown. ‘William, you didn’t convey any of your folks domestic with you, did you? ’ ‘No, Mother,’ stated William, assuring himself that neither Hector nor Herbert got here less than that class.

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