Guess a Quote (11.05.12)

Hello everyone! Last week’s quote was a smashing success. As one reader pointed out, “Post anything about The Scarlet Pimpernel and it’s like bees to honey!” In case you missed that reference, last week’s quote was from The Scarlet Pimpernel. Melody, Hannah and Maiden-in-Waiting all got the quote right. Congrats!

This weeks quote is from one of my favorite Lamplighter books. It is not the first line of the book. Happy guessing. 🙂

The Prince laid his hand on [the older man’s] shoulder. “After the first day in the forest with boys of my own age I had forgiven you,” he said. “Though roughly treated at first, I learned quickly the lesson that ‘humility comes before honor.’ I have learned, sir, that ‘a man who is diligent in his work may stand before kings and not before mean men,’ and hard work mixed with humility and truth may just prepare him to be a king!”

What book is this quote from?

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  1. Maiden-in-Waiting

     /  November 6, 2012

    Sir Malcolm and the Missing Prince, of course!
    I never actually read the book, but I listened to the Lamplighter Theater of this story with my cousins – it’s a good one.
    Speaking of Lamplighter, has anyone (particularly Leah or Melody) read Teddy’s Button? I always liked that one especially. And Jessica’s Prayer. (There I go on a favorites run again… 😉 )

    Just because I’m me, here’s MY quote guess:

    “Come now, little jellyfish,’ said the Shepherd, ‘Do you believe that I can change you into a mountain goat and get you to the top of the precipice?’ … ‘Yes,’ she answered, ‘if you want to do such a crazy and preposterous thing, why certainly you may.”

    Hope you don’t mind the “competition” Leah 🙂

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  2. And, of course, you’re right. 🙂

    You’re showing how many books I haven’t read, Maiden. I haven’t read Teddy’s Button, Jessica’s Prayer, or whatever book your quote is from.

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    • Maiden-in-Waiting

       /  November 9, 2012

      Oh dear, Leah! Whatever am I going to do with you?

      I thought you had read every Lamplighter ever printed! (I’m not sure now though if you said that or if I just assumed it… 🙂 )

      Well, my quote was a little obscure, so just for fun, I’ll give you a clearer one, and see if you recognize it. (I can’t imagine you actually haven’t read this book…)

      “Much-Afraid stared at Him in amazement. ‘Go to the High Places,’ she exclaimed, ‘and live there? Oh, if only I could! … but it is not possible, I am too lame…These mountains are too steep and dangerous. I’ve been told that only the hinds and deer can move on them safely.'”

      Do you know now? (if not, don’t feel dreadfully embarrassed, though I will be astonished 😉 )

      Love ya,

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      • I certainly never said I’ve read every Lamplighter! Only a few, actually.

        Is it Hinds Feet in High Places? I haven’t read it, but I’ve heard plenty about it. It’s one of the books on my “really should read” list.

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      • Maiden-in-Waiting

         /  November 12, 2012

        Yes, it is “Hinds Feet on High Places” One of my all time favorites. It’s such a beautiful interpretation of the Christian life, and I find myself identifying with Much-Afraid whenever I read it. (particularly since when she is transformed, her new name is Grace-and-Glory, and MY middle name is Grace… maybe that’s a little far-fetched, but I love it!)

        Yes, you really REALLY should read this one…make it a new year’s resolution or something.
        but I know how it is to have a long book list you seem to never get to – my list of titles is about five pages long! (of course, that includes big tomes as well as novels; C.S Lewis’ “Mere Christianity,” to Darwin’s “The Origin of Species” to Dickens’ “Tale of Two Cities” (and all his others) “the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin” to Stevenson’s “Treasure Island” and seemingly everything in between! (Not trying to boast, but yes, I do tend to set big goals for myself… 🙂 )

        P.S. If you like “Hinds Feet” when you read it (note I said “when” not “if” 😉 ) try its sequel, “Moutains of Spices” A bit slower paced, but still, very good.
        Oh, and don’t forget to try “Stepping Heavenward.” Another wonderful story about progressing in the Christian life.

        Has anyone else (especially Melodramaticity) read either “Hinds Feet” or “Stepping Heavenward”? What did you think of them?

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