Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Teaser Tuesdays: Mistress Masham's Repose

This week my teaser lines come from a book I'm reading for the Pre-1960 Classic Children's Books Reading Challenge -- Mistress Masham's Repose by T.H. White.  The story revolves around the ten-year-old orphan Maria who discovers a whole city of tiny people inhabiting an island in a lake on the estate where she lives.  Needless to say, Maria is fascinated with the little creatures and soon becomes completely involved in helping them and protecting them from harm.  But, as we see in this snippet, she also begins to have problems controlling their relationship:
The more she adored and wondered at the doings of her six-inch People, the more she wanted to take control of them. She wanted to play with them, like lead soldiers, and even dreamed of being their queen.  She began to forget what the Professor had said, about not being an owner.
But the Lilliputians were not toys. (p.82)
Yes, Lilliputians.  As in Gulliver.  It's a very cute story and I'm hoping for a happy ending.

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by mizB at Should Be Reading. If you'd like to read more teasers, or take part yourself, just head on over to her blog.

And please feel free to leave me a link to your Teaser Tuesday post in your comment here.


  1. Sounds like a fun read! My teaser comes from a Dorothy Sayers mystery.

  2. This sounds like a charming story! Great teaser.
    My Teaser is from ORPHAN TRAIN.

  3. Sounds like she has some lessons to learn. So I wonder what came first - Gulliver's Travels or this.

    - Alice

  4. This sounds very cute. I like the cover too.

    My TT

  5. Sounds interesting. Good luck on the happy ending.

    Happy reading!


Welcome and thanks for leaving me a comment. I love to hear from visitors.

Also, please note that while I appreciate the thought, I don't play the blog awards game. I think you all deserve awards! But you might think about becoming a follower of my blog -- that would really be the best award.