I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

By Dodie Smith

"I write this sitting within the kitchen sink..."

This is the diary of Cassandra Mortmain, which tells of her outstanding family members and their crumbling fortress domestic. Cassandra's father used to be a well-known author, yet now he in most cases reads detective novels whereas his kin slide into genteel poverty. Her sister Rose is bored and lovely, and desirous to marry riches. Their step-mother Topaz has behavior of striding in the course of the geographical region donning in basic terms her wellington boots. yet all their lives can be quickly be reworked via the arriving of latest neighbours from the USA, and Cassandra reveals herself falling in love...

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Vor Ollies H alloweenparty bei uns vorbeikommen könne. »H öchste Zeit, dass ich mein Kostüm anlege«, verkünde ich und haste ins Badezimmer. Als Ollie die SMS mit der Einladung zu der Party bei ihm geschickt hat, hab ich das Ganze erst für einen Witz gehalten. Ollie hat noch nie in seinem Leben eine Party geschmissen. Keiner von uns hat das, es sei denn, man zählt die kurzen Zusammenkünfte vor den Monsterjagden mit. Was ich natürlich nicht tue. Wenigstens sind wir vier dann wieder mal zur selben Zeit am selben Ort.

Das ist es ja gar nicht. « Sie wischt sich einen Klumpen Mascara aus dem Augenwinkel. »Nimm einfach einen guten Freund«, schlage ich vor und tue mich wieder ein bisschen leichter mit dem Atmen. « Emma schlägt die Beine an den Knöcheln übereinander. »Ich kenne doch sonst keine Jungs. « Wieder fummle ich an meinen Fingernägeln herum und lehne mich dann gegen das Geländer, um nachzudenken. Eigentlich sollte ich davonrennen, ehe sie wieder mit dem Geheule anfängt. Ich blicke in ihre großen, glänzenden Augen, in denen Tränen stehen.

Wie stell ich das denn an? « Ich kaue auf meiner Unterlippe herum. Vielleicht sollte ich das Gespräch beenden, ehe ich noch irgendwelche bleibenden Schäden anrichte. Aber ich will ihr helfen. Sie sollte sich nicht von einem Kerl an der Nase rumführen lassen. »Das brauchst du auch nicht«, sage ich nach kurzem Überlegen. « In Wirklichkeit bin ich ja kein großer Freund von solchen Spielchen, aber ich weiß nicht, was ich sonst sagen soll. Es könnte allerdings funktionieren. Emma schiebt das gebrauchte Taschentuch vorne in ihre pink karierte Schultasche.

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