The Vine: March 21, 2014
My friends and I recall a certain scene opening from a book, but can't remember which book. It's kinda driving us crazy.
I was advised that you might be able to help!
We remember reading a novel that began with a scene describing a girl who had been so good that she had been rewarded with a slice of bread with "both sugar AND butter." Someone new is introduced who she will become friends with, but she is at first leery, protecting her prize.
I always associated this opening with the opening of Secret Garden. However, I just reread the beginning of SG, and that's not at all how it opens after all.
Sugar might be jam instead. But I don't think so. It read like an Elizabethan novel, so from that era of classic British fiction. I don't remember how it goes on from there. We're pretty certain it's not any of the Narnia books, or Little Women.
I've Googled but to no avail — the search terms are too generic.
We'd like to remember which book this opening is associated with. Do you have any idea? Or someone else I could ask?
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