'There was a parcel addressed to Mr, Mrs, and Miss Garland.
Inside there was a flower-embroidered table-cloth for Margaret...
and a box containing six Easter eggs.
There were three chocolate eggs, covered with silver paper, a wooden egg painted with pictures round the edge, a red egg with a snake inside,
and a beautiful pale blue velvet egg lined with golden starry paper.
It was a dream.'
The Country Child - Alison Uttley