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the Awful, Dark Wizard of the north, has a big problem. He knows
he can't be a wizard forever. That's fine with him, actually.
Truth of the matter is, he hates being a wizard. He is getting tired
of blighting and smiting, blasting and wuthering. He could care less
if he never again created a thorny rose bush that oozed blood or threw
people into wells. Here's where his problem comes in: He needs
to get married in order to have a wizard baby that will be able to take
over his job. But who will Arriman marry? A witch of course!
Well, he's not too keen on marrying a witch as he explains to his secretary,
Mr. Leadbetter. (Read next to last paragraph on page 14
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to near bottom of p. 15
A wise decision, sir, said
his secretary.) Well, many witches present themselves to Arriman as candidates
for marriage. Most of them are pretty awful. But before the
end of the story Arriman does indeed decide which witch to marry.
To find out more, read Which Witch by Eva Ibbotson. (Ellen Levin,
Media Specialist, Hammond Middle School, Laurel, Maryland ELevin0606@aol.com)
Witches -- Fiction.
Wizards -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Contests -- Fiction.
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