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What Timmy Did

Marie Belloc Lowndes

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Timmy's own mother being a really good actress and an excellent mimic, but she did not often now indulge in an exhibition of her powers.

At last Timmy looked round at the clock. It was ten minutes to eight, and his mother would not be down for another five minutes. So he went back to the window. All at once he saw in the gathering twilight, two people walking up the avenue which led to the house. The little boy felt surprised. "Who can they be?" was his immediate thought.

As far as he could make out the one was an elderly-looking gentleman—Timmy could just see the rough grey Norfolk jacket and knickerbockers—by whose side there walked, sedately, a wire-haired terrier. What an extraordinary thing! Surely that dog, walking by the stranger, was Flick—Flick, having escaped from the stable, and behaving for all the world as if the stranger were his master. But again there fell on his ears Flick's distant squeals of anger and annoyance and h. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Well, this was an oddity. It's a wonderful evocation of how life changed after the Great War, it's a very successful though understated spine-chiller, and it's a fairly predictable love story. It certainly kept me reading, and I will read more of her work.


This book is one where after the war between England and France the way the people in the upper class lives changed.