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Sylvie and Bruno (Classic Reprint)

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One little picture in this book, the Magic Locket, at p. 77, was drawn by Miss A lice Havers. I did not state this on the title-page, since it seemed onlydue, to the artist of all these (to my mind) wonderful pictures, that his name should stand there alone. The descriptions, at pp. 386, 387, of Sunday as spent by children of the last generation, are quoted verbatim from a speech made to me by a child-friend and a letter written to me by a lady-friend. The Chapters, headed Fairy Sylvie and Bruno s Revenge, are a reprint, with a few alterations, of a little fairy-tale which I wrote in the year i jat the request of the late Mrs. Gatty, for Aunt Judy s Magazine, which she was then editing. It was in 1874, I believe, that the idea first occurred to me of making it the nucleus of a longer story. As the years went on, I jotted down, at odd moments, all sorts of odd ideas, and fragments of dialogue, that occurred to mc who knows how with a transitory suddenness that left me no choice but either to record them then and there, or to abandon them to oblivion.
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