A Wind in the Door

Cover of book A Wind in the Door
Categories: Fiction
Jenkins “Charles!” Meg cried.
    All three Mr. Jenkinses held up warning hands, said simultaneously, “Charles Wallace Murry, what is it now?”
    Charles Wallace looked with interest at the three me
...n. “Hello, what’s this?”
    Mr. Jenkins One said, “What are you doing with that—that—”
    All three men were visibly fearful of Louise. There was no telling the “real” Mr. Jenkins by a variation in response to the snake. Louise reared her head, half closed her eyes, and made the strange, clacking, warning sound which Meg had heard the night before. Charles Wallace stroked her soothingly, and looked speculatively at the three men.
    “We were supposed to bring a small pet to school today, to share with the class.”
    Meg thought,—Good for you, Charles, to think of Louise the Larger. If you terrified Mr. Jenkins, that would send you up a notch in the other kids’ estimation.
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