Re: WH for Christmas

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Posted by Adam Quinan on December 21, 2015 at 04:40:20 user Adam.

In Reply to: Re: WH for Christmas posted by Mike Dennis on December 21, 2015 at 00:19:24:

It is in Chapter 16 of Swallows and Amazons when Mrs Walker brings Baby Vicky (Bridget) to Wild Cat Island for her 2nd birthday and a party and surprisingly none of the children can remember whose birthday it is. Susan says at one point, 'it can't be mine because mine is on New Year's Day and this is summer'.

I always think that this is one of the strangest episodes in the books, it seems to show a remarkable lack of family feeling among the Swallows. I might not remember as the day approached but if someone ever told me that today was one of my family member's birthdays I would know exactly whose it was. I certainly wouldn't have to work out that it wasn't my own because of the season of the year.

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