Found running wild in the forest of Ashton Place, the Incorrigibles are no ordinary children: Alexander, age ten or thereabouts, keeps his siblings in line with gentle nips; Cassiopeia, perhaps four or five, has a bark that is (usually) worse than her bite; and Beowulf, age... read more
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1) One home is forsaken in hopes of finding another
2) Penelope and Lady Constance converse to the accompaniment of strange noises
3) The source of the mysterious howling is revealed
4) Lord Fredrick tells a most unbelievable tale!
5) A difficulty with trousers is soon resolved
6) The children are given a name that sticks
7) The pow'r of poetry leads to an unwanted invitation
8) A homesick governess asks: What would Agatha Swanburne do?
9) A missing book causes quite a ruckus
10) Too much shopping leads to an argument about thespians
11) Preparations are complete; now there is nothing to do but pray
12) After an anxious wait, the festivities begin
13) Alas, the party does not go precisely as planned
14) In the wake of mayhem, a disturbing discovery!
15) Lord Fredrick demands a lozenge, and the children's fate is decided
Epilogue: A letter to Miss Charlotte Mortimer
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