First Published c.1946 by Burke

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Colour illustration
by Margaret Green
courtesy of Steven Handy
Extract from Jane's Country Year; part of the July chapter.
Published in Best Children's Stories for the Year II pp31-41.

Jane is joined for a picnic expedition by her friend Richard, his sister Rosemary and his friend John. They set off to explore the local woods but are suddenly caught in a tremendous thunderstorm.
They seek shelter at a cottage they know, where a witch lives . . .

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