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Enjoy the first of five books that make up the complete Borrowers series. “The borrowers” are a race of tiny people supposed to live under floors and behind walls live on the leavings of human beings. Secretively, they “borrow” scraps of foods and other necessities of life. Getting caught by the ... Read More »
Miniature people who live in an old country house by borrowing things from the humans are forced to emigrate from their home under the clock. Includes a letter and a sketch of Homily and Arrietty by the author.
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The Borrowers are a tiny race of people who live in old houses, usually under floors or in walls. The Clock family--Pod, Homily, and little Arrietty--live in Firbank Hall under the kitchen floor, making their living by borrowing food and small trinkets from the 'human beans' upstairs. But Arritetty is curious. There's a boy staying at the Hall, and it is only a matter of time before she and the boy become close friends. Will this friendship be the making of the Clock family--or the ruin?
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"But Borrowers don't steal."
"Except from human beings," said the boy.
Arrietty burst out laughing; she laughed so much that she had to hide her face in the primrose. "Oh, dear," she gasped with tears in her eyes, "you are funny!" She stared upward at his puzzled face. "Human beans are for Borrowers--like bread's for butter!"
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