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date: 22 October 2019

Box of Delights, The, or When the Wolves Were Running (1935) 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature
Author(s):

Daniel Hahn

A fantasy by John *Masefield, sequel to The *Midnight Folk. The story developed from the question in Masefield’s mind: would it be possible to stop a cathedral service? Kay Harker, now some years older, becomes involved with Cole Hawlings, who has lived from pagan times and has a magic box that can take people into the past. Abner Brown, villain of the first book, wants the box so as to travel back in time and find Arnold of Todi, a necromancer who has discovered the Elixir of Life.... ...

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