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…A cuckoo sat on a gate-post singing his broken June tune, ‘cuckoo-cuk’, while a busy kingfisher crossed from the mill-stream to the brook which ran on the other side of the meadow. Everything else was a sort of thick, sleepy stillness smelling of meadow-sweet and dry grass…

  

This is from Puck of Pook’s Hill. It is Midsummer Eve, and Dan and Una are about to perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream in a fairy ring, under Pook’s Hill. This unwittingly weaves  a spell that brings Puck out from his hill.

They make friends with him, and he gives them ‘right of seizin’ of Old England, which will let them ‘see What you shall see and hear What you shall hear, though It shall have happened three thousand year. It is the beginning of many magical encounters …


   

   

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