Alison H wrote:
Does anyone, by any happy chance, happen to know in which book Cornelia gets confused between simile and simnel cake because she isn't concentrating? I know there's another episode in which she writes about Guide stuff in a history essay, but I think that was at a different time. Thanks!
The Guide stuff is in and Jo:
It was left to Cornelia to break the record. Her history exercise, when Miss Stewart (known to the girls as ‘Charlie’) came to correct it, was a weird mixture of the reign of Elizabeth and Guidework. Part of it ran like this:
‘Elizabeth was very vain, and keen on Morse. If we work hard, we may get it. Two famous gentlemen at her court were Sir Walter Raleigh and Sir Francis Drake, who sailed round the world, though he knew nothing about wireless. He could not signal if anything happened to him. If Sir Walter Raleigh had known about wireless, he could have told the people in England all about how he was bringing home tobacco, and then his servant would not have thrown water over him, and thought he was burning. You ought not to do this. When a person is on fire, roll them in a rug after you have knocked them down first.’