The Queen's Cup

Author: Henty, G. A. (George Alfred)

Average rating:
  • Fair-Read Level: 2
  • Illustrated? No
  • Length: F
  • Flesch: 80.6
  • Kincaid: 6.44
  • Fog Level: 9.19
  • Core 1 and 2: 87.22

Placement Text

A large party were assembled in the drawing room of Greendale, Sir John Greendale's picturesque old mansion house. It was early in September. The men had returned from shooting, and the guests were gathered in the drawing room; in the pleasant half hour of dusk when the lamps have not yet been lighted, though it is already too dark to read. The conversation was general, and from the latest news from India had drifted into the subject of the Italian belief in the Mal Occhio. "Do you believe in it, Captain Mallett?" asked Bertha, Sir John's only child, a girl