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The Children of the King

F. Marion Crawford

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Mola—can you get us one?"

"There is my brother, Eccellenza."

"Is he a good sailor?"

"Better than I, Eccellenza."

Beatrice looked at the figure before her and smiled graciously.

"Send him to us at twelve o'clock," she said. "The Marchesa di Mola—do not forget."

"Yes, Eccellenza."

Ruggiero bowed respectfully, while Beatrice nodded again and passed on. Then he sat down again and waited, but his fingers no longer moved in calculations and his expression had changed. He sat still and stared in the direction of the corner beyond which the young girl had disappeared. He was conscious for the first time in his life that he possessed a heart, for the thing thumped and kicked violently under his blue guernsey, and he looked down at his broad chest with an odd expression of half-childish curiosity, fully expecting to see an outward and . . . Read More

Community Reviews

Simplified greatly for younger children's comprehension and maturity levels... but 3 stars none-the-less.

Another Dover Children's Edition, we must have picked up a bunch of these someplace. It's pretty much the same as the others, very simple story line retold for young children.