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By John Branfield

While a celebration of ten schoolchildren are taken on a trip to Lanhydrock, a 17th-century nationwide belief residence in Cornwall, they're all wanting to write tales concerning the condominium and its earlier. John Branfield used to be runner-up for the 1980 Carnegie Medal with "The Fox in Winter".

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She worked in the stables from dawn to dusk, but the days were never long enough to do all that had to be done. One night, Beryl heard a voice outside the door of her hut. " It was too dark outside to see anyone, but she sensed that the visitor was friendly. "Kaaribu,'' she said. " A tall, solemn man stepped into the hut. A lion's claw hung at his chest. Around his waist was a beaded belt, and on his ankles he wore bracelets made Page 32 from the tails of black-and-white colobus monkeys. "I am arap Ruta," he said to Beryl.

I've always known it. " Soon after meeting with Tom, Beryl told arap Ruta that she had decided to give up horses for aeroplanes. Arap Ruta was suspicious of fast-moving machines, but loyalty came before caution. "If it is to be that we must fly, Memsahib, then we will fly," he said. " Keeping only Pegasus, Beryl turned her stable of horses over to other trainers and moved with arap Ruta to Nairobi. In April 1931, Tom began teaching Beryl to fly. She sat behind him in the cockpit of a Gipsy Moth and learned about ailerons, rudders, and flapsparts of the plane that help the pilot steer.

It was too dark outside to see anyone, but she sensed that the visitor was friendly. "Kaaribu,'' she said. " A tall, solemn man stepped into the hut. A lion's claw hung at his chest. Around his waist was a beaded belt, and on his ankles he wore bracelets made Page 32 from the tails of black-and-white colobus monkeys. "I am arap Ruta," he said to Beryl. " It was her childhood friend Kibii. He had left Njoro a boy and returned a grown man, a murani or warrior. When he found that Beryl was no longer at Ndimu, he had followed her to Molo.

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