By Anne Holm
David's complete twelve-year existence has been spent in a grisly criminal camp in japanese Europe. He understands not anything of the surface international. but if he's given the opportunity to flee, he seizes it. together with his vengeful enemies scorching on his heels, David struggles to manage during this unusual new global, the place his merely assets are a compass, a couple of crusts of bread, his aching toes, and a few imprecise recommendation to hunt safe haven in Denmark. Is that sufficient to outlive? David's amazing odyssey is dramatically chronicled in Anne Holm's vintage concerning the which means of freedom and the ability of wish.
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The children's father had smiled and asked why, but David had not dared to tell him it was because he wanted to be sure that what was in it was true and not something they had made up.
There he was again, walking along and thinking without even looking where he was going! there was a house close by. He could see it among the trees ... a large house and beautiful to look at, almost like a church. What was that sound? It was strange ... yes, and wonderful, too! When he was in Naples, he had seen a balloon. If you could turn into a balloon, that sound was what you might feel like ... as if you had a great space inside you and it was all filled with air, a heavenly air full of sweet voices that made you fly up and up and your heart beat faster and faster ...
Johannes had begun to teach him once; perhaps if he could practise, he could learn to do it properly. It might stand him in good stead to be able to write -- one never knew when it might prove useful. He was not used to having more money than the price of a loaf of bread, and he found his unexpected wealth a problem. He had now spent almost half of it -- the scissors had been expensive. Still, he would have enough to buy bread for many days to come, and he had a great desire to try some cheese.