Saturday, August 09, 2008

Tastespotting in Children's Literature? :o)

The Mystery of the Disappearing Cat by Enid Blyton

"You may all have a picnic in the garden," she told Pip. "Daisy, see that everyone behaves, please, and if you don't have enough to eat, go and ask Cook politely - politely, remember - for some more bread-and-butter."

"Yes, Mrs. Hilton. Thank you very much," said Daisy. The children watched Pip's mother going down the drive at half-past three that afternoon, looking very smart. They were glad that they did not have to dress up and go out to tea. It was much more fun to have a picnic tea and wear old shorts and shirts!

They had a lovely tea, and went in twice to ask Cook for some more bread-and-butter. Daisy went, and remembered to ask very politely. There were ripe plums and greengages as well to eat, so it was a good tea.

2 comments:

jama said...

Yum! What a tasty excerpt. Will have to look for this book :). . .

Tarie said...

Unfortunately, there aren't many more food references in the book. But I heard that other Enid Blyton books have many great tasty excerpts. I am desperate for them!