This is going up a bit later than usual as I procrastinated so long last night over choosing a quote to feature that I forgot to do it in the end and went to bed…
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September Round up
He soon came to the woods. There were sturdy old oak-trees everywhere! Derek looked beneath them. Yes 0 they had begun to drop their acorns all over the place.
“It’s a good year for acorns and chestnuts,” thought Derek, as he bent to gather up handfuls of the smooth yellow-brown acorns.
This is from They Both Wanted the Acorns, from Enid Blyton’s magazine vol4, issue 18, published 64 years ago this week. I chose it because we picked up some acorns in the park yesterday (Brodie was not that impressed and threw most of them into the stream).
In the story Derek goes acorn hunting for his uncle, to feed his pigs. In the woods he finds a brownie who wants the acorn cups to turn into little tobacco pipes, whilst Derek only wants the acorns themselves. They share the work and gather lots of acorns and cups and Derek also takes home an acorn-cup pipe complete with tobacco for his sailor doll. I assumed this story wouldn’t have been reprinted recently but in fact it has never been reprinted – but you can read it in full here.