By Diana Wynne Jones
A person at Stallery Mansion is altering the realm. at the start, in simple terms small info, however the adjustments get greater and larger. it truly is as much as Conrad, a twelve-year-old with bad karma who is simply joined the mansion's employees, to determine who's in the back of it. yet he is not the one one snooping round. His fellow servant-in-training, Christopher Chant, is captivating, convinced, and from one other international, with a venture of his personal -- rescuing his pal, misplaced in an alternative Stallery Mansion. Can they keep the day prior to Conrad's lousy destiny catches up with them?
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I almost staggered as I heaved it up. The plate was truly heavy and made heavier still by being piled so with all the tiniest and most delicious pastries you could imagine. Scents of cream, fruit, rosewater, almond, meringue, and chocolate hit my nose. I felt my stomach whir. It sounded so loud to me that I couldn’t think of any elegant way to hand those cakes. I simply walked over to the Countess and held the plate out to her. Mr. Amos frowned again. I could tell he thought I was too plain. Luckily I didn’t have to heave the plate about for very long.
Mrs. Baldock said a short grace, then looked down the table until she saw Christopher and me. “I’ll expect you two in the Housekeeper’s Room promptly at nine-thirty tomorrow,” she said. This sounded so ominous to me that I kept my head down and said nothing for most of the meal. But Christopher was another matter. When supper came—and it was steak pie and marvelous, with massive amounts of potatoes in butter—it was brought in by four maids. Mrs. Baldock cut the pie, and the maids carried it around to us.
There was going to be a grand ball here for Lady Felice’s coming-of-age, but it had to be canceled when the Count died. Pity. But we’ll be using them again in a couple of weeks to celebrate Count Robert’s engagement. We had a spectacular ball here four years ago when the present Count was eighteen. Almost all the titles in Europe came. ” “Quite a party,” Christopher remarked as we went past the main grand stairway. We craned and saw it led down into a huge hall with a streaky black marble floor.