Edith Nesbit "The Railway Children"

Edith Nesbit "The Railway Children"



Edith Nesbit

The change in their lives comes very suddenly. One minute they are all a happy family, with everything that they want. The next minute, Father has to go away - ‘on business’, Mother says. But her face is white, and the children know that it’s bad news. They have to leave their nice home in London, and go and live in a little house in the country. They are poor now, Mother says. She tries to sound happy, but her eyes are sad and worried. Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis also worry about Father, but no one can be sad all the time. A new life is beginning, with adventures around every corner. And there, down the hill from their new house, is the railway, with its shining lines leading all the way back to London; and the black mouth of the tunnel, where trains come screaming out of the darkness like great wild animals...


Text Analysis: Unique words: about 1000 Total words: 9000
Hard words: brake, charity, fireman, government, hare, horrible, hound, magic, maid, paint, petticoat, platform, porter, pram, steam, wave, yard


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