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Matilda was born and lived on the remote Island of North Rona. Her mother died in childbirth. Her father was a poor and humble man, and he worked hard to support his beautiful daughter.

But one night he had a dream about a nectarine tree which grew in Greenland. He became obsessed with the idea of farming these trees on his island, and was sure that in this way his fortune would be made.

One morning Matilda woke to find her father gone – on the kitchen table was a note which told her what she had feared….he had gone to Greenland to seek the fruit tree of fortune from his dreams.

She was but 14 years old, living three hours by foot from the nearest coastal village. It is said that she spent every waking hour playing the piano, hoping that her father would return…..but he was never seen again. She died, presumably of starvation, on a date unknown. It is said that she plays the piano still in the remote cottage on this remote Isle.

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Comments

  • roybarry
    roybarryabout 6 years ago

    Is that a “peach” I see before me??

  • no I’m sure it is a nectarine!

    – Soxy Fleming

  • roybarry
    roybarryabout 6 years ago

    Phew! I thought we were going to be in trouble with the PPL for a moment there……

  • The nectarine has been poached in raspberry juice (a touch of 100% organic pomegranate too of course) brown sugar and cognac (with a cinnamon stick). Delicious with my vanilla yoghurt ice cream

    – Soxy Fleming

  • roybarry
    roybarryabout 6 years ago

    Sounds Bloody wonderful!!!!

  • Anne van Alkemade
    Anne van Alkemadeabout 6 years ago

    I looooove nectarines. There used to be a wonderful one at my parents’ home that grew from a pip my grandmother threw out of her kitchen window. Summer days under that tree eating fresh, sweet fruit. wonderful.

    (Georgiana, is this a true story? Very sad either way).

  • pppfffttt! did collage….wrote fiction (pretty good for me, always thought I couldn’t make up a story) I’m very flattered that you even considered that it might be fact

    – Soxy Fleming

  • Anne van Alkemade
    Anne van Alkemadeabout 6 years ago

    It’s a wonderful story.l Do nectarines come from Greenland? Doesn’t matter I suppose, perhaps even more tragic if they don’t.

  • I doubt it! my fiction again…and there is something wrong in the picture for a clever person to find!

    – Soxy Fleming

  • Anne van Alkemade
    Anne van Alkemadeabout 6 years ago

    I feel it has to be something to do with the sheet music, perhaps the date of the piece, but I don’t recognise it; perhaps it is not piano music???

  • Anne van Alkemade
    Anne van Alkemadeabout 6 years ago

    Is piano music often 2/4 time?

  • clever thinking but no it is piano music

    – Soxy Fleming

  • Anne van Alkemade
    Anne van Alkemadeabout 6 years ago

    was there such a thing as an ice cream scoop in the early 1800s?

  • the date is uncertain, and they aren’t ice-cream scoops, they are butter pat moulders, Matilda and her father had a small heard of dairy cows and every Monday they would make the long journey on foot to the coastal village to provide the Manor House with fresh butter pats

    – Soxy Fleming

  • Anne van Alkemade
    Anne van Alkemadeabout 6 years ago

    Ah, please excuse my ignorance. I cannot see the fault therefore I concede the title of ‘clever person’.

  • you have tried so very hard. It may come to you in your sleep!

    – Soxy Fleming

  • mmargot
    mmargotabout 6 years ago

    I love Matilda : she so resembles Mozart.

    I can never find the "hidden thing " in those puzzles… will just enjoy!
    A “Series” -? how fun!

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