Tag: Madeleine L’Engle

Many Waters – Madeleine L’Engle

A sudden snow shower put an end to hockey practice. “We can’t even see the puck,” Sandy Murry shouted across the wind. “Let’s go home.” He skated over to the side of the frozen pond, sitting on an already snow-covered rock to take off his skates. There were calls of agreement from the other skaters. […]

An Acceptable Time – Madeleine L’Engle

She walked through an orchard, fallen apples red and cidery on the ground, crossed a stone wall, and wandered on into a small wood. The path was carpeted with leaves, red, orange, gold, giving off a rich, earthy smell. Polly scuffed along, pushing the toes of her running shoes through the lavish brightness. It was […]

A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle

IT WAS a dark and stormy night. In her attic bedroom Margaret Murry, wrapped in an old patchwork quilt, sat on the foot of her bed and watched the trees tossing in the frenzied lashing of the wind. Behind the trees clouds scudded frantically across the sky. Every few moments the moon ripped through them, […]

A Wind in the Door – Madeleine L’Engle

“There are dragons in the twins’ vegetable garden.” Meg Murry took her head out of the refrigerator where she had been foraging for an after-school snack, and looked at her six-year-old brother. “What?” “There are dragons in the twins’ vegetable garden. Or there were. They’ve moved to the north pasture now.” Meg, not replying—it did […]

A Swiftly Tilting Planet – Madeleine L’Engle

The big kitchen of the Murrys’ house was bright and warm, curtains drawn against the dark outside, against the rain driving past the house from the northeast. Meg Murry O’Keefe had made an arrangement of chrysanthemums for the dining table, and the yellow, bronze, and pale-gold blossoms seemed to add light to the room. A […]

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