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Posted by Adam Quinan on September 19, 2017 at 06:06:39 user Adam.

In Reply to: Re: Class and language in the books posted by MarkD on September 19, 2017 at 00:29:17:

I checked and could only find one instance of a lunch being mentioned during an adventure. In Coot Club, when Tom Dudgeon wants to delay lunch until they are underway after passing under a bridge.
Two others are aboard the Goblin in We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea, when they are cleaning up and when Daddy invited Mother and Bridget to luncheon after their return. So adults involved in all three cases.

All the others are definitely native meals or referring to native meals.

SA
And we wanted to be allies at once, if only we hadn't promised to be home for lunch.

If we'd only known we'd have given you broadside for broadside till one of us sank, even if it had made us late for lunch.

SD
Mother's taking the great-aunt out to lunch, so we needn't be in till tea.

Those two pirates were twenty minutes late for lunch yesterday.

They won't be back till lunch-time. (GA & Mrs Blackett)

"We've got to be back to lunch," said Peggy.

But Captain Flint kept reminding them that they had to be back for
lunch, and they were only looking round as quick as they could before racing down again to the Amazon and setting sail for home.

PP
Pull down the swinging bit, and push the slide across till lunch-time next day.

I'll just see what Cook wants. And you'd better have lunch before going.

How are you getting on, Dick? What about the pigeon-bell? Lunch in another half-hour.

Dick, his work done, went into lunch with a very happy smile.

After a lunch that was not dry bread after all, during which Mrs.
Blackett told them just what shops to go to and what to get

He met Mrs. Blackett in the hall. "Hullo, Dick," she said. "You're just in time for lunch.

CC
She had taken them to lunch at an inn where everybody was talking about boats at the top of his voice.

The twins were in at lunch-time, and they seemed to think he (Baby) was theirs.

Tom would not wait for lunch. (Aboard the Teasel)

BS
"We've got to have lunch with the Admiral if we're not going anywhere."

Towards one o'clock they went home to Mrs. Barrable's for lunch and in the afternoon Dick and Dorothea borrowed the bloodhound and came back to Scotland Yard to wait for the return of the detectives.

"I'll telephone to Mr. Farland. You come home for lunch, Tom, and I'll tell you then if you can see him or not.

"We'd better begin lunch," said his mother and began to mix a salad.

Dick had bought a bottle red ink on the way back after lunch, meaning to mark with a cross the place where the shackles were found as soon as the photographs had dried.

The others were watching the door and wondering why Tom was so long over his lunch.

WD
Five hours later John, Susan and Jim Brading were resting in the cockpit of the Goblin after a hard morning's work and a luncheon of bread and cheese and ginger beer.

"We've a grand spread nearly ready in the cabin, and the owner and the skipper and the crew and the passengers want you and Bridget to honour them by lunching aboard.

PM
I've told her it would be as well if she made a practice of resting after luncheon.

They were very early, and for fear luncheon might not have begun at Beckfoot, they worked their way round through the wood till they came down on the road well beyond the house, crossed it after careful scouting, and were presently looking down from the ridge on Beckfoot.


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