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Even on the shaded water the air was hot and heavy with drowsy scents, while outside, through breaks in the trees, the sunshine burned the pasture like fire…Dragon-flies wheeling and clashing were the only things at work, except the moor-hens and a big Red Admiral, who flapped down out of the sunshine for a drink…

  

This is from ‘The Joyous Venture’ in ‘Puck of Pook’s Hill’.
Dan and Una are voyaging in their dinghy down the brook, a secret place below overgrown banks, ‘beneath a roof of close green’. They are soon to meet their friend the Norman knight Sir Richard Dalyngridge, and hear of a voyage he and his companion Hugh had made in a Viking long-ship down the coast of Africa, where they won a great treasure of gold …


   

   

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