History Literature / MistressMashamsRepose

1st Apr '13 1:30:48 PM LongLiveHumour
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''Mistress Masham's Repose'' is a children's novel by T. H. White, better known for writing ''{{The Once and Future King}}''. It is set in the same world as ''Literature/GulliversTravels'' but in the present day at the time of writing (1946). Maria, the young orphan heiress to a sprawling English estate, runs across a colony of exiled Lilliputians while exploring its grounds. She then has to figure out how to stop her guardians from getting rich by selling them to circuses.

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''Mistress Masham's Repose'' is a children's novel by T. H. White, better known for writing ''{{The ''Literature/{{The Once and Future King}}''. It is set in the same world as ''Literature/GulliversTravels'' but in the present day at the time of writing (1946). Maria, the young orphan heiress to a sprawling English estate, runs across a colony of exiled Lilliputians while exploring its grounds. She then has to figure out how to stop her guardians from getting rich by selling them to circuses.
10th Aug '12 4:31:59 PM nombretomado
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''Mistress Masham's Repose'' is a children's novel by T. H. White, better known for writing ''{{The Once and Future King}}''. It is set in the same world as ''GulliversTravels'' but in the present day at the time of writing (1946). Maria, the young orphan heiress to a sprawling English estate, runs across a colony of exiled Lilliputians while exploring its grounds. She then has to figure out how to stop her guardians from getting rich by selling them to circuses.

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''Mistress Masham's Repose'' is a children's novel by T. H. White, better known for writing ''{{The Once and Future King}}''. It is set in the same world as ''GulliversTravels'' ''Literature/GulliversTravels'' but in the present day at the time of writing (1946). Maria, the young orphan heiress to a sprawling English estate, runs across a colony of exiled Lilliputians while exploring its grounds. She then has to figure out how to stop her guardians from getting rich by selling them to circuses.
21st Jul '12 1:48:22 PM Xtifr
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome: Maria's dialogue sometimes falls into this, being a bookish child without much social contact. For example, early in the book she thanks Cook for making her tea by saying:

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome: MundaneMadeAwesome: Maria's dialogue sometimes falls into this, being a bookish child without much social contact. For example, early in the book she thanks Cook for making her tea by saying:
21st Jul '12 1:47:49 PM Xtifr
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome: Maria's dialogue sometimes falls into this, being a bookish child without much social contact. For example, early in the book she thanks Cook for making her tea by saying:
-->"Cook, if you are ever captured by pirates, or surrounded by Indians, or if you should fall into the sea and be chased by a shark, I will see to it that this day's work is not forgotten, if it costs me the last drop of my blood."



* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome: Maria's dialogue sometimes falls into this, being a bookish child without much social contact. For example, early in the book she thanks Cook for making her tea by saying:
-->"Cook, if you are ever captured by pirates, or surrounded by Indians, or if you should fall into the sea and be chased by a shark, I will see to it that this day's work is not forgotten, if it costs me the last drop of my blood."
10th Nov '11 3:44:23 PM Micah
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-->"Cook, if you are ever captured by pirates, or surrounded by Indians, or if you should fall into the sea and be chased by a shark, I will see to it that this day's work is not forgotten, if it costs me the last drop of my blood.

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-->"Cook, if you are ever captured by pirates, or surrounded by Indians, or if you should fall into the sea and be chased by a shark, I will see to it that this day's work is not forgotten, if it costs me the last drop of my blood."
10th Nov '11 3:44:03 PM Micah
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* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: Mrs. Noakes to the Professor.

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* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: Mrs. Noakes Cook to the Professor.


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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome: Maria's dialogue sometimes falls into this, being a bookish child without much social contact. For example, early in the book she thanks Cook for making her tea by saying:
-->"Cook, if you are ever captured by pirates, or surrounded by Indians, or if you should fall into the sea and be chased by a shark, I will see to it that this day's work is not forgotten, if it costs me the last drop of my blood.
10th Nov '11 3:40:23 PM Micah
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* OldRetainer: Cook.
10th Nov '11 3:35:06 PM Micah
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* IllegalGuardian: The Vicar. Not only does he want to take the Lilliputians away (which could possibly be excused as merely looking after Maria's financial interests), he also

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* IllegalGuardian: The Vicar. Not only does he want to take the Lilliputians away (which could possibly be excused as merely looking after Maria's financial interests), he but he's also actively embezzling money from her estate and plotting to disinherit her.
10th Nov '11 3:33:51 PM Micah
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* IllegalGuardian: The Vicar. Not only does he want to take the Lilliputians away (which could possibly be excused as merely looking after Maria's financial interests), he also


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* {{Masquerade}}: The Lilliputians are the only fantastical element in the book, but the heroes end up constructing a miniature masquerade around them, as they don't believe they'd get a fair hearing if their story was made public.


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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Or a human who's six inches tall? The Vicar and Mrs. Brown aren't willing to think of the Lilliputians as human, and the Lilliputians themselves are worried that the law would agree.
10th Nov '11 3:25:21 PM Micah
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* GeniusDitz: The Professor is quite good at medieval Latin as well as being the moral centerpiece of the book, but he epitomizes the AbsentmindedProfessor stereotype.

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* EccentricMentor / GeniusDitz: The Professor is quite good at medieval Latin as well as being the moral centerpiece of the book, but he epitomizes the AbsentmindedProfessor stereotype.
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