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This is a very funny story set in London in Victorian time, when children learned Latin and went to boarding school, and the fortunes of the honourable house of Bastable have fallen low. There are six Bastable children: Dora the eldest, then Oswald, Dicky, Alice and Noel the twins, and Horace Octavius the youngest who is sensibly called H.O. Not having money is no fun, so the children decide to make their own by seeking their fortune to restore the lost honour of their house. To make it more intriguing one of the children narrates the story but does not reveal whom until the end of the story but it is not too hard to guess before that. They dig for treasure but only manage to nearly bury the boy next door. They try being detectives, writing a newspaper, selling wine, writing poetry, being bandits and kidnappers (and tie up the boy next door and try to feed him bread and water which is the funniest scene), and have to deal with a real burglar.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   1900-1920's Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   struggling to earn a living to survive Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14 Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   grade school Parents/lack of parents problem?    -   Momma gone

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a kid Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes City:    -   London

Writing Style

Weird Victorian/Shakespearean English?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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