"Christopher discovered that you dealt with obnoxious masters and most older boys the way you dealt with governesses: you quite politely told them the truth in the way they wanted to hear it, so that they thought they had won and left you in peace."
Diana Wynne Jones, The Lives of Christopher Chant (via bygoshbygolly)
I will come back to you.
"‘I can’t do magic, sir’, Christopher said.
‘So can’t a lot of people. Some are born that way,’ Dr. Pawson bawled. ‘Do better than that, Chant. Show me. Don’t do some magic and let me see.’"
The lives of Christopher Chant - Diana Wynne Jones (a lovely little paradox of hers) (via cricketforchris)