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Jane's Novel Comes To Life Essay

838 words - 4 pages

Jane adored reading. She sat on the bench of her mother's bay window to dive into a new world almost every evening. In the winter months, Jane wrapped herself in a blanket. During the summer, Jane opened the large windows to feel a soft breeze as she turned page after page. When she did not have school the next day, she read until she could not hold her eyes open. Jane fell asleep with her novel in hand, and her mother covered her with a blanket and kissed her forehead. On a particularly blustery day, Jane read until she slept. The novel in her hand had taken her to a far off land with towering monsters and brave knights.
In her sleep, Jane was certain she awoke. She was laying in a huge ...view middle of the document...

She loved the idea of an adventure. Afterall, her life on the bay window could have all been a dream; it seemed rather far away now. The woman was surprised at Jane's willingness to dress herself. She explained that "Master Worefeld" had asked for Jane in the parlor. Jane followed the woman down corridors and steps. They were wide and tall, and a rug that seemed to be from India lined the halls. Jane finally reached an amazing room. The floor was marble, and the couches and chairs were gold and red velvet. A man sat in front of the huge fireplace reading. Upon Jane's entrance, he laid down the book and greeted her. "My darling daughter! Did you sleep well?"
"Its as if my whole world has changed! I slept like I hadn't slept in years."
"Wonderful! Follow me to the dining hall for breakfast. I have news for you." Jane's stomach rumbled as they moved to another awe inspiring room. Servants brought cooked eggs and toast, which they ate with fresh jam. Master Worefeld sat quietly until he cleared his throat as the meal was almost done. Jane had anticipated more glorious news than what she heard.
"The Motten made its way through the past three towns. It left Shire and Gonsville in ruins, and it is making its way here."
"Will our knights prepare for battle?"
"Many knights were killed fighting to protect...

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