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Door in the Wall, the (1949) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Ever since he can remember, Robin, son of Sir John de Bureford, has been told what is expected of him as the son of a nobleman. He must learn the ways of knighthood. But Robin's destiny is changed in one stroke when he falls ill and loses the use of his legs. Fearing a plague, his servants abandon him and Robin is left alone.

A monk named Brother Luke rescues Robin and takes him to the hospice of St. Mark's, where he is taught woodcarving and—much harder—patience and strength. Says Brother Luke, "Thou has only to follow the wall far enough and there will be a door in it."

Robin soon enough learns what Brother Luke means. And when the great castle of Lindsay is in danger, it is Robin, who cannot mount a horse and ride to battle, who saves the townspeople and discovers there is more than one way to serve his king.

Original title: The Door in the Wall
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionChildren & Young AdultHistorical FictionEuropeMiddle Ages

Edition #1: The Door in the Wall

The Door in the Wall (1949)
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Language: English

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The Door in the Wall (July 1, 1990)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Yearling
ISBN: 0440402832
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.5 x 0.4
Pages: 128

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