The Group of Six #1 Summer holidays begin
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It was the beginning of the summer holidays but Sally Wilson did not feel as please as all other children of Under - Ridge Village. She put down her school bag,
went to the window of her little bedroom,
and looked out.
Sally loved school. She loved the daily company of the other girls,
she enjoyed the bustle and excitement of school,
she liked being top of her form and captain of the tennis team. She liked running the Nature Walks and the Debating Society. At school she was Somebody. At home in Under-Ridge Village,
she was nobody. Her mother was the head of the little village school and she and Sally lived in the school house together. Her mother was a busy women,
keen on the little school,
always running this,
that and the other.
Sally leaned her chin on her hand and looked over the fields to where a big grey house stood. It was the Rectory.
I wonder if Mickey and Amanda are home,
she thought. I might walk over there today and see.
Mickey and Amanda were the children of the Rector and his wife. Sally knew them quite well,
for they went to the same church and attended the same Sunday classes. She liked Mickey,
with his dark wavy hair and deep blue eyes. She liked Amanda too. She had often been to tea with them.
I wish we could make life in Under-Ridge a bit more exciting in the holidays,
thought Sally. It always seems so dull after school life. There doesn’t seem anything to run,
anything to organise,
anything to get interested in. It’s no good helping Mummy in all the things she does. She does them very well by herself,
and she doesn’t want me butting in.
To be continued…. Same part but ahead