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  1. Public Bookmark 44

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    “Apprentice?” Miss Hardbroom’s voice is very strangled, like she’s chewing on glass.

    “Don’t you think that’s the ideal solution? Mildred needs a guide in the ways of the magical world. And who better to teach her than someone as dedicated to The Craft as yourself.” Miss Pentangle smiles sweetly.

    Mum is still looking between them all only now she seems about to laugh. “Yes, that’s right,” she leans in again, her smile every bit as sweet as Miss Pentangle’s. “How kind of you to offer, Miss Hardbroom.”

    “I never offered -”

    “I’m sure Mildred will benefit greatly from everything you can teach her. After all, you are rather an expert in The Code, I hear.”

    Miss Hardbroom continues to sputter.

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    Pippa befriends Julie Hubble.

    Hecate suddenly finds herself with an apprentice.

    Mildred has watched The Parent Trap one too many times. But she should have been watching You've Got Mail instead.

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    26 Apr 2018

  2. Public Bookmark 10

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    “Miss Hardbroom?”

    A small voice drifts through her closed door. Hecate looks at her timepiece and notices its gone past 8:30, a time she usually spends revising her classroom notes.

    As it has been the tradition for the past four terms, Mildred Hubble’s name is at the top of her page, underlined three times with such force that the paper almost tears.

    Confiscated coloring pencils for using them in the middle of creating a sleeping drought, reads the neat handwriting next to her name.

    “Miss Hardbroom, it’s um, Mildred. Hubble?” There’s another timid knock, and Hecate sighs deeply, turning the page of her journal. “I just…had a question, please?”

    “Come in,” she says tiredly, opening the door with a flick of her wrist. She already knows Mildred is going to try and weasel her way out of getting her coloring pencils back, and Miss Hardbroom is in for a long rambling filled with excuses.

    “What question could you possibly have a half hour before lights out?”

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    mildred and miss hardbroom and art. oh, a funny little herb that starts it all

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    03 Apr 2018

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    On the eve of war with Mount Weather, one grounder clan appears to seek a lasting peace and trade agreement with the Sky People. Chancellor Abby Griffin is reluctant to trust their leader, Marcus, knowing how quickly enemies form from the ashes of alliances...though the benefits of his proposal outweigh the costs.

    She eventually finds herself drawn not only to the possibility of peace, but to Marcus himself. But there are some - on both sides - who would sooner see both leaders dead than their groups unified.

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    17 Mar 2018

  4. Public Bookmark 82

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    She picks up one of the chess pieces and fingers it fondly. “I must admit, I had a bit of a hot head in those days. I believe I told everyone that they probably couldn’t win if they played against me anyway - that the logic was much too complex for them. But if they did dare, I’d go easy on them.”
    “And what happened,” Mildred rests an elbow on the table and leans closer, intrigued.
    “Well, this girl I hardly knew, who never spoke except for in class, but who always got top marks, sat down across the table and informed me that so long as I explained the rules to her, there was no need to go easy.”
    “Miss Hardbroom?!”
    “That’s the one,” says Pippa grinning at the memory.

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    Mildred suffers a heartbreaking loss, but as she grows up she discovers that family comes in all forms.

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    04 Mar 2018

  5. Public Bookmark 12

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    “They’re for you,” Pippa says, pushing the tin of biscuits back towards Hecate. “Unless you want something else? Mum and Dad sent loads.” She sifts through the parcels. “There’s chocolate, and—”

    “But it’s yours,” Hecate cuts her off. “For your birthday.” There’s a question in her voice as she struggles to understand: she can’t quite grasp the elaborate affair that Pippa's birthday has become. But more than that, she can’t understand why Pippa would want to share with her.

    Pippa glances up again, grinning as she pops a thin, wafer-like biscuit into her mouth. “So? We’re friends, aren’t we? Friends share.”
     

    Or (an only slightly out of order) 5 times they gave each other birthday gifts, and one time they didn't, interspersed with other stuff I couldn't resist including because in the end I have no self control.

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    04 Feb 2018