The Door in the Wall

Topics: Mother, Family, Christmas music Pages: 3 (1123 words) Published: March 23, 2012
Newberry Award
Author: Marguerite De Angeli
Story takes place in London and is about a 10 year old boy named Robin •Robin’s dad left for the Scottish war
Robin’s mom left to take care of the queen
Robin was sent off to learn to become a knight with John-the-Fletcher •For an unknown reason Robin become lame in his legs (it was thought that it was because of the plague that killed a lot of people and made a lot of people sick) •It is unclear as to where Robin went, but John-the –Fletcher left and did not come back for a long time •Robin was left with Dame Ellen who he was very mean to. Dame Ellen only trying to help with his lame legs. Dame Ellen left telling him that she would never return because he was so mean to her •Robin had been left alone for a few days when Brother Luke happened to stop by with fish, because it was Fish Friday •Brother Luke took Robin, who was all alone with no one to take care of him, to the monestary where he lived •St Mark’s was full of sick people from the plague but Brother Luke made room for him •Brother Luke and Robin begin to have a very close relationship. Brother Luke played the role as Robins father, mother, and teacher •Brother Luke teaches the boy to read

Brother Luke gave the boy a piece of wood and a knife to widdle a boat and a cross •Each day Robin began to get stronger and was eventually able to sit up in his bed for long periods of time •Brother Luke took Robin fishing which resulted in Robin learning how to swim •Brother Luke taught Robin how to write

Robin was taught how to walk on crutches and built his arm strength •Brother Luke had a letter delivered to Robins father in the war. ( a letter that Robin wrote letting his father know that he was sick but that Brother Luke was taking good care of him) •Robin got a letter back from his father requesting that Robin be taken to Sir Peter •Brother Luke and John-go-in-the-Wynd plan a trip to take Robin •John, Luke and Robin spend the...
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